Can you picture yourself sitting around a huge table, glass of coffee or wine in hand, laughing and learning with a small group of like-minded others? That is a Lingua Franca group lesson.
STEP 1 : CHOOSE a COURSE
We run four terms a year which follow government school terms. Key Courses, Speaking Practice Courses and Transition Courses run during term time and Workshops take place during school holidays (see term schedules in Step 3).
Learn the fundamentals of French, whether you’re an Absolute Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced student.
Each lesson is divided into four parts so you cover a little of everything each week and the pronunciation component is available online for you to practise at home.
Price includes a purpose-written workbook and homework booklet.
You can add a four-week Speaking Practice Course to your six-week Key Course to give yourself the opportunity to practise orally what you have just learned (making a total of 10 weeks). This helps the language stick and increases your confidence in speaking.
Price includes innovative support materials to amuse and encourage you.
NB: with the exception of Absolute Beginner 1, can be purchased independently of a Key Course.
Can’t fit any more French in? Transition Courses serve to consolidate, explain and apply everything you have learned up until the end of that level (e.g. Intermediate Transition covers everything from Absolute Beginner 1 to Intermediate Revision).
Price includes vocabulary and verb pad, grammar cheat sheet and custom-designed video content with native French speakers to improve listening and speaking.
Workshops are a great way to hone your French skills in a particular area: travel, pronunciation, fashion, food, numbers, wine, film or culture.
Open to learners of all levels, absolute beginners will come away with a working knowledge of the subject at hand, and more advanced learners will have picked up on the finer nuances.
Price includes custom-designed booklet packed with information.
STEP 2 : FIND YOUR LEVEL
At Lingua Franca, we divide our levels into four broad categories: Absolute Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. These categories also have four levels each: 1, 2, 3 and Revision, giving you a total of 16 levels to choose from.
To choose the best class for you, first decide on your broader level, then scroll down to choose a more exact level. Please note: not all 16 levels are offered every term (see schedule below). Please contact us if you'd like help deciding on the best class for you.
You've never learned French before or perhaps you've done a little bit but have forgotten most of it.
You did French until Year 12 but it’s been a while, or you have recently done three or more years of French elsewhere.
Covers : greetings, numbers, talking about your nationality and profession, an introduction to pronunciation, including the alphabet.
Covers : shopping for groceries, asking prices, days of the week, months of the year, talking about your age, pronunciation of vowel combinations.
Covers : talking about your family, different countries, money, the weather, other languages and pronunciation.
Covers : a revision of the most important elements of Absolute Beginner 1, 2 and 3.
Covers : open and closed questions, drinks, communication and clothing, present tense irregular verbs, the close future tense, nasal vowels.
Covers : food, sports and activities, places around town, reflexive verbs in the present, irregular adjectives, modal verbs and spelling.
Covers : Parts of the body, the past perfect tense, times, demonstrative pronouns and pronunciation of famous French icons.
Covers : a revision of the most important elements of Beginner 1, 2 and 3.
Covers : the imperfect tense, negation, talking about past events, expressions with faire antonyms and numbers.
Covers : vocabulary for the travel agency, airport, hotel and restaurant, the gerund, irregular adjectives and numbers.
Covers : the future simple tense, direct and indirect object pronouns, punctuation symbols, dictées and numbers.
Covers : a revision of the most important elements of Intermediate 1, 2 and 3.
Covers : an introduction to the concept of mood, the conditional tense, the construction of adverbs, oral comprehension exercises and pronunciation.
Covers : an introduction to the subjunctive, reading comprehension, written production based on the reading comprehension and an introduction to homophones.
Covers : the subjunctive in detail, the pluperfect tense, reading comprehension, pronunciation practice based on the reading comprehension and common synonyms.
Covers : a revision of the most important elements of Advanced 1, 2 and 3.
STEP 3 : pick a CLASS
If your chosen level is not on the schedule this term, please contact us. We will happily advise you of an alternative class.
STEP 4 : BOOK
You can choose to book and pay straight away or pay later by signing up for a payment plan.