Adult Courses

Enrolment all through the year

ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019

Timetable 2018-2019

 

4 terms per year, 10 weeks per term

Course structure

All our classes follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Textbooks

For all classes, textbooks are not provided and must be purchased by the student. See with our courses coordinator Virginie Friend for more informations.

Buy your textbook with our partner European Bookshop and benefit from a 10% discount: Click here !

 

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Why l’Alliance Française?

why l'alliance

L’Alliance Française, as one of the official centres for French language and culture in the UK, offers excellent courses for busy people who need to learn or improve fast.

Throughout the UK, a wide network of Alliances françaises and Instituts Français bring the very best of French language and culture to your very own doorstep.

From French courses to cultural events and cross-cultural collaborations, this network of 10 Alliances françaises (non-profit making organisations) and Instituts Français (French government centres) can make you feel as though France is just around the corner. So whether you’re stuck for words after “Bonjour,” want to discover the latest French cinema treats, or tick a few French classics off your “to read” list, we will extend our warmest French welcome and show you around your local French language centre, library, or cultural venue. Each year, thousands of people are attracted by the quality of our service, so why not give us a go?



The Alliance Française au Royaume-Uni and the Institut Français au Royaume-Uni set up an online free French language assesment.

To know more about your French level click the button and do not hesitate to contact us for any further question : I test my French

 

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Price list 2018-2019

 

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4 skills classes

Description: From Beginners to Proficiency level (A1 level to C2 level)

4 skills: 2.5 hours per week

Our academic year 2018/2019 is organised in 4 terms, 10 weeks per term, from the 10th of September 2018 to the 5th of July 2019.

These classes improve the 4 skills: Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking.
They are an ideal preparation for DELF-DALF Diplomas.

All our classes follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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The Alliance Française au Royaume-Uni and the Institut Français au Royaume-Uni set up an online free French language assesment.

To know more about your French level click the button and do not hesitate to contact us for any further question :

I test my French

Elementary (A1)

Course: Designed to help complete beginners acquire the basics of the language. At the end of this course you will be able to buy things in shops and restaurants, introduce yourself, describe your family, and talk about choice and preferences.
Next Level: Upper Elementary (A2)
Book: Edito A1
Duration: 40 weeks over 4 terms

⇒ Day-time: Wednesday evening, 6.30pm – 9pm
Student scheme of work

Upper Elementary (A2)

Course: For students who have done Elementary level or who are at GCSE level. You will learn to talk about daily activities, describe past events, and discuss projects.
Next Level: Intermediate (B1)
Book: Edito A2
Duration: 40 weeks over 4 terms

⇒ Day-time: Wednesday evening, 6.30pm – 9pm
Student scheme of work

Intermediate (B1)

Course: You will learn how to talk about daily tasks, and to discuss issues such as the media, work, and the environment.
Next Level: Upper Intermediate (B2)
Book: Edito B1
Duration: 40 weeks over 4 terms

⇒ Day-time: Thursday evening, 6.30pm – 9pm
Tuesday morning, 10am – 12.30pm
⇒ Student scheme of work

Upper Intermediate (B2)

Course: You will learn how to discuss current affairs, argue about different topics and express feelings and emotions.
Next Level: Proficiency (C1/C2)
Book: Edito B2
Duration: 40 weeks over 4 terms

⇒ Day-time: Thursday evening, 6.30pm – 9pm
⇒ Student scheme of work

Proficiency (C1/C2)

Course: For students who can speak confidently about a variety of topics.
Duration: 40 weeks over 4 terms

⇒ Day-time: Tuesday evening, 6.30pm – 9pm

 

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Conversation Classes

Description:

Our conversation classes for Intermediate and Advanced level students feature a mix of grammar revision and discussion and debate of various topics. A friendly atmosphere in which to maintain and develop your vocabulary and a good level of fluency without forgetting your grammar.

1h30 per week.

 

4 terms per year – 10 weeks per term

Term 1: 10/09/18 – 16/11/18

Term 2: 19/11/18 – 08/02/19

Term 3: 11/02/19 – 18/04/19

Term 4: 29/04/19 – 05/07/19

 

All our classes follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Download your enrolment form with terms and conditions for conversation classes. Enrol now!


One-to-One and Two-to-One tuition

Description :

Our 1-to-1 & 2-to-1 classes are a unique opportunity to tailor your French tuition to your own needs, pace and goals. “Flexibility” is the key-word and enrolment is possible all year round.

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Prices:

  • 1-to-1: £50/hour
  • 2-to-1: £25/hour/person
  • 1-to-1 specific French (e.g. for a workplace): £50/h

Membership for £50/year

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Drop-In Sessions

Description

This weekly 45-minute conversation class is tailored to students of an Intermediate to Advanced level who wish to improve their oral skills.
The first class takes place every Thursday (holidays excluded) at 12.30pm on the Third Floor of the Cambridge Central Library.
No need to book, just turn up!

Prices:

  • £10 per session
  • £40 for 5 sessions – a saving of £10

 

DELF-DALF

 

Download your application form 

More information about DELF DALF Diplomas

Next examinations :

 

Further information :

The Alliance Française de Cambridge is an official examination centre which gives you the opportunity to obtain the official French diplomas DELF and DALF awarded by the French Ministry of Education. Since 2005, the DELF and the DALF certificates have been harmonized with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages from the Council of Europe. They are internationally recognized for both professional applications and university studies.

The DELF/DALF exams are made up of 6 independent diplomas, corresponding to the 6 levels of the European Framework of languages (CEFRL):

  • A1: Introductory level (elementary user)
  • A2: Intermediate level (elementary user)
  • B1: Threshold level (independent user)
  • B2: Vantage level (independent user)
  • C1: Autonomy level (experienced user)
  • C2: Mastery level (experienced user)

 

To help you practice your exam visit this website

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Candidates can register directly for the exam of their choice. For each exam, 4 skills are evaluated: listening, writing, speaking and reading. The Alliance Française de Cambridge provides weekly courses which are highly suitable to help you improve your level of French and consolidate your knowledge before taking a DELF/DALF exam.

 

Prices: From £70

Exam Centre Address: Alliance Française de Cambridge, 60 Hills Road, CB2 1LA – 01223 561 854




If you need any further information or would like to enrol please contact us through the form below, by email at info.alliance.cam@gmail.com or by phone at 01223561854

We are looking forward to hearing from you

Testimonials

4 Skills Classes

“We have a good mix of discussion, with pauses to clarify grammar and the background meaning of words. The teacher is well prepared with a variety of subjects and grammars exercises”

“I like the combination of structure and fluidity of the classes. They are not too formal but very conducive to learning”

“I particularly like the “no-English” rule and the policy of only using native French speaking tutors. The tutors take particular care to make sure everybody is included”

“The teaching skills are one of the best I have ever experienced in my history of attending language classes”

Conversation Classes

“I particularly enjoyed the books we have read and the current affairs topics we have discussed”

“Both Conversation classes and one-to-one lessons are flexible and not rigidly structured which is just fine for me. However, there is always a plan to keep things moving along”

“I started at l’Alliance Française because I was thinking of moving to France and it was an obvious choice. I have continued because I enjoy the classes”

About our teachers

“Teachers are very helpful, well organised and approachable”

“The teacher is very professional, he makes the subject of grammar very engaging and easy to grasp. We are also asked what we want to learn if we have something in particular we would like to learn”

“I am really happy with our teacher and the way she keeps us interested during our lessons” “Good teaching as all teachers are French natives and good proximity to cultural issues”

The atmosphere at the AF

“I like the classroom atmosphere, and find it a very effective environment for learning” “I wish I had started to learn French at the Alliance Française sooner”

“Everybody at the Alliance Française is very welcoming and friendly”