<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
5 ISSUES FOR £5 Subscribe to France Magazines today click here

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


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


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Complete France visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Complete France staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Complete France account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Language and Culture

Yesterday, 16:32

Famous as the author of Gigi, French writer Colette attracted much controversy during her long life

Read more
Friday, January 12, 2018

More than 600 years after France’s greatest heroine was born, Peter Stewart traces Joan of Arc’s quest to become the saviour of France

Read more
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Author Jerry Marterer reveals his favourite museum restaurants in Paris that are worth visiting for the atmosphere as much as for the food

Read more
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We all know French baguettes are the best but how do you decide which boulangerie to visit? Luckily there is an official baguette competition to help you find the best baguette in Paris

Read more
Friday, November 24, 2017

Director and actress Fiona Gordon takes us behind the scenes of her latest comedy film Lost in Paris which is released in UK cinemas on 24 November

Read more
Monday, June 26, 2017

Helen Skelton recently moved to Canet-Plage near Perpignan after her husband, rugby league player Richie Myler, signed with the Catalan Dragons. She reveals why it the perfect place for her and her young family to live

Read more
Expats in France
Friday, December 22, 2017

Test your French grammar and spelling by completing the sentences with the correct answer and find out whether your French language skills are up to scratch

Read more
Learning French
Friday, November 24, 2017

Viewing a property in France? Brush up on this French vocabulary for house viewings before you go!

Read more
Learning French
Tue, 12:29

France arguably has some of the best red wines in the world, but which ones are essential to your wine rack and what’s the story behind them? Richard Hemming shares his insider knowledge of France’s most famous red wines…

Read more
Friday, January 5, 2018

The prettiest of French sweet treats, macarons are one of the most iconic pâtisseries in France. Learn how to make your own chocolate macarons with this recipe

Read more
French recipes
Subscribe today

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

France Forum

Questions about France? Visit our free France forum to get help and advice from thousands of other Francophiles and expats. Topics include: property, tax, law, travelling, pets, education, healthcare and much more.

Join the forum

Most Read

Join us on social media

France magazine
Living France magazine
French Property News magazine

Enter our competitions

Win books, DVDs, travel and even holidays in France in our great competitions! Take a look at our latest competitions…

Enter now