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Learn French on the new practical courses from the Institut Français

PUBLISHED: 16:39 16 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:39 16 March 2017

New practical French courses from Institut Francais

New practical French courses from Institut Francais

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Learn all the French you will need to spend a weekend, week or month in France with these practical French courses

The Institut Français in London is now offering ‘Practical French’ courses aimed at all levels of language learners. There are three courses:

Beginner: A weekend in Paris

This beginner’s level course covers the language you would need if you were spending a weekend in Paris, including the vocabulary and phrases you may need when travelling on the Eurostar or a plane; using public transport or checking into a hotel; visiting attractions and exploring Paris; going out to restaurants and going shopping in the French capital.

Elementary: A week in France

This elementary level course looks at the language you might need when spending a week on holiday in France, including renting a car and arriving at a gîte; shopping at the market; meeting the neighbours; dealing with problems at the gîte; visiting the doctors; dealing with lost property or thefts; booking excursions; exploring the area; writing a postcard about your week in France and going out.

Intermediate: a month in France

This intermediate course imagines a situation where you are renting an apartment in France for a month and the vocabulary and phrases you may need: from finding an apartment; dealing with any problems in the apartment; understanding the news on the radio; inviting the neighbours for a drink; visiting the doctor and pharmacy; going to a movie; making a complaint at the bank or in a shop); visiting the local market and meeting artisans; attending local activities and events and understanding community blogs and forums.

The courses are all 15 hours, usually spread over a week with lessons taking place every morning from 9.30am until 12.30pm. Classes are between 6 and 14 students and cost £180.

The courses are running on:

20-24 March

3-7 April

12-16 June

Find out more on the Institut Français website

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