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Our standard modules are 30 hours and each 12 week term you can choose to take a course as follows:

  • Once a week: one level over 12 weeks
  • Twice a week: one level in 6 weeks (and so two levels in a 12 week term if you take consecutive courses)
  • Intensive: one level in 2 weeks (and so potentially 6 levels in a 12 week term)
  • Saturdays: one level in 12 weeks

There is no VAT on our fees and a course book with accompanying CD is free. We use the five volume Alter Ego series, which takes you from complete beginner to advanced level. The book was written by Alliance Française teachers in Paris and is the ideal text for the Alliance Française method which follows the recommendations of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Twice a week courses

Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
(The days depend on level and enrolments)

Duration: 6 weeks

Course fee: £306
(£310 level 5)

    Class times:
  • Afternoons 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm or
  • Evenings 6.15 pm to 8.45 pm
    Course dates: 
  • Autumn
  • 12 Sept to 20 Oct 2016
  • 24 Oct to 1 Dec 2016
  • Winter
  • 16 Jan to 23 Feb 2017
  • 27 Feb to 6 Apr 2017
  • Spring
  • 24 Apr to 1 Jun 2017*
  • 5 Jun to 13 Jul 2017
  • * For once-a-week & Twice-a-week courses, there will be no classes on Monday 1st May and 29th May. These classes will take place on the following Fridays instead (5th May and 2nd June).

2 week Intensive courses

Monday to Friday for two weeks
 

Duration: 2 weeks

Course fee: £306
(£310 level 5)

    Class times
  • Mornings: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm or
  • Afternoons: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
    Course dates: 
  • Autumn
  • 12 September to 23 September 2016
  • 26 September to 7 October 2016
  • 10 October to 21 October 2016
  • 24 October to 4 November 2016
  • 7 November to 18 November 2016
  • 21 November to 2 December 2016
  • ** End of Term special – Complete one level in 1 week! 5 December to 9 December 2016 Morning 10.00am to 1.00pm & afternoon 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Winter
  • 16 January to 27 January 2017
  • 30 January to 10 February 2017
  • 13 February to 24 February 2017
  • 27 February to 10 March 2017
  • 13 March to 24 March 2017
  • 27 March to 7 April 2017
  • Spring
  • 24 April to 5 May 2017 **
  • 8 May to 19 May 2017
  • 22 May to 2 June 2017 **
  • 5 June to 16 June 2017
  • 19 June to 30 June 2017
  • 3 July to 14 July 2017
  • ** There will be no classes on Monday 1st May and Monday 29th May. The time will be made up by adding 30 minutes to six lessons.

Once a week courses

The day varies depending on level and enrolments

Duration: 12 weeks

Course fee: £306
(£310 level 5)

    Class times:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
  • Mornings 10.00 am to 12.30 pm or
  • Afternoons 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm or
  • Evenings 6.15 pm to 8.45 pm
  • Fridays: 10.00 am to 12.30pm only
    Course dates: 
  • Autumn
  • 12 September to 2 December 2016
  • Winter
  • 16 January to 7 April 2017
  • Spring
  • 24 April to 14 July 2017*
  • *There will be no classes on Monday 1st May and 29th May. These classes will take place on the following Fridays instead (5th May and 2nd June).

Saturday morning courses

 

Duration: 12 weeks

Course fee:
Autumn and Winter £370
(£376 level 5)

Spring session - no classes on bank holiday weekends
£320
(£325 level 5)

    Class times:
  • Mornings 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
    Course dates: 
  • Autumn
  • 17 September to 3 December 2016

  • Winter
  • 21 January to 8 April 2017

  • Spring
  • 6 May to 15 July 2017

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Winter courses at Advanced level (C1/C2/Level5) :

During our Winter session, our level 5 students will be reading the novel Danser les Ombres.

In this 2016 novel, Laurent Gaudé plunges his readers into Port-au-Prince (Haïti) to draw a portrait of an incredible city and its inhabitants who must confront obstacles of every sort but who always seem to bounce back again.

Readers are introduced to a small nation abounding with life and colour, sounds and odours, and several characters among this fascinating portion of humanity. One of them is Lucine, who is returning to the city after having left it hastily, & Saul, a healer with a big heart who prefers to help the poor in the slums rather than remaining with the rich family of his father.

Laurent Gaudé knows how to paint an image of happiness, but halfway through the book, this world which is learning how to live again after years of dictatorship and whose people are caught dreaming that ‘everything could start over again’ topples in the chaos. An unexpected event will change their lives completely…

A tale of life and death, love and brotherhood, Danser les ombres is also a love song to Haiti and its people, newly discovered by the author of Soleil des Scorta (Prix Goncourt 2004).

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