Adult Courses

Enrolment all through the year

Time to enrol for the Adult French classes!

You will enjoy being part of France right here in Cambridge and discover for yourself why we believe learning French is easy. From beginners to advanced level, we offer you courses that meet your needs.

SPECIAL OFFER 2018: Enrol for the Spring and Summer Terms by 31st December and get a free class (this offer is not valid for conversation class).

 

Enrol now for the Spring Term 2018

Classes start on the 8th of January 2018

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

Dates 2017-2018:

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

Autumn Term: 11th September to 14th December (No class for half term: 23rd October to 27th October)

Spring Term: 8th January to 29th March

Summer Term: 16th April to 23rd July (No class for half term: 28th May to 1st June)

(All classes to open following availability)

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

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 2017-2018:

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

Special discount for Cambridge students

4 skills classes

Description (From Beginners to Advanced level)

4 skills Maxi: 2.5 hours per week
4 skills Regular: 2 hours per week

Autumn Term 2017: 13 weeks

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

Beginners (A1 first step)

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: Beginners 1st year (A1/A2)
Book: Vite et Bien 1 (A1/A2)

Elementary 1 (A1)

Course: For students who have studied about 70 hours of French or who are at GCSE level. You will learn to talk about daily activities, describe past events, and discuss projects.
Next Level: Beginners 2nd year (A2)
Book: Vite et Bien 1 (A1/A2)

Elementary 2 (A2)

Course: For those who have studied French for about 140 hours. You will learn how to talk about daily tasks, and to discuss issues such as the media, work, and the environment.
Next Level: Intermediate 1st year (B1)
Book: Vite et Bien 1 & 2 (A1/A2 – A2/B1)

Intermediate 1 (B1)

Course: For those who have a good basic grounding in French (about 200 hours of formal teaching). You will learn how to discuss current affairs, places of cultural interest, historical events etc.
Next Level: Intermediate 2nd year (B1/B2)
Book: Vite et Bien 2 (B1)

Intermediate 2 (B2)

Course: For those who can speak fairly independently. You will learn how to discuss and argue about different topics (advantages and disadvantages), express feelings and emotions, and report what others have said.
Next Level: Intermediate 3rd year (B2)
Book: The book will be decided with the teacher.

Advanced (C1/C2)

Course: For students who can speak confidently about a variety of topics. You will study and discuss the works of French-speaking authors.
Book: The book will be decided with the teacher.

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


Conversation Classes

Description:

1h30 per week

Autumn Term 2017: 14th September 2017 – 14th December 2017 (Half Term: 23th October – 27th October)

Spring Term 2018: 11th January – 29th March 2018 (Without any break)

Summer Term 2018: 19th April 2018 – 19th July 2018 (Half Term : 28th May – 1st June)

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.

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: £40/hour
  • 2-to-1: £25/hour/person
  • 1-to-1 specific French (e.g. for a workplace): £50/h

Membership for £50/year

Download your enrolment form with terms and conditions for bespoke tuitions Enrol now !


Drop-In Sessions

Description

This twice-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 Wednesday (holidays excluded) at 12.30pm at the Alliance Française.
The second occurs every Thursday (holidays excluded) at 12.30pm on the Third Floor of the Cambridge Central Library.
No need to book, just turn up!

Prices:

  • £8 per session
  • £6.50 per session if 5 sessions or more are booked.

Last drop-in in 2017 on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th December 2017.
First drop-in in 2018 on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th January 2018.


DELF-DALF

Download your application form 

More information about DELF DALF Diplomas

Description

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 websitelogos DELF DALF site

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


Next examinations:

 Session  Date of the exam  Deadline for registration  Results
 March session  19th-29th March 2018  22nd January 2018  26th April 2018
 June session 11th-22nd
June 2018
 19th April 2018 8th August 2018
December session 6th-14th
December 2018
18th October 2018 2nd February 2019


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”