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Each term you can choose from four course types:

  • Once a week: one level over 12 weeks. You need to find one free slot in your busy week.
  • Twice a week: one level in 6 weeks (and so two levels in a 12 week term if you take consecutive courses)
  • Intensive: one level in 2 weeks (and so potentially 6 levels in a 12 week term). Th emost immersive choice.
  • Saturdays: one level in 12 weeks but at a more liesurely pace.

There is no VAT on our fees and a course book with accompanying CD and access to our online resources is free. We use the five volume Alter Ego series, which takes you from complete beginner to advanced level. The book was written by Alliance Française teachers in Paris and is the ideal text for the Alliance Française method which follows the recommendations of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Twice a week courses

Duration: 6 weeks

Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
(The days depend on level and enrolments)

Course fee: £305

Class times:

Afternoons 1.30 pm to 3.45 pm
Evenings 6.15 pm to 8.30 pm 

Course dates:

Autumn
17 September to 25 October 2018
29 October to 6 December 2018

Winter
14 January to 21 February 2019
25 February to 4 April 2019 *

Spring
23 April to 26 May 2019
28 May to 11 July 2019*  

* There are no classes on Mondays 22nd April, 6th May and 27th May. Instead they take place on the following Fridays: 26th April,10th May and 31st May.

2 week Intensive courses

Duration: 2 weeks

Days: Monday to Friday

Course fee: £305

Class times:
Mornings: 10.00 am to 12.45 pm
or
Afternoons: 2.00 pm to 4.45 pm*

*depending on level and number of students

Course dates:

Autumn
17 September to 28 September 2018
1 October to 12 October 2018
15 October to 26 October 2018
29 October to 9 November 2018
12 November to 23 November 2018
26 November to 7 December 2018

End of Term special – Complete one level in 1 week!
10 December to 13 December 2018
10.00 am to 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Winter
14 January to 25 January 2019
28 January to 8 February 2019
11 February to 22 February 2019
25 February to 8 March 2019
11 March to 22 March 2019
25 March to 5 April 2019

Spring
22 April to 3 May 2019*
6 May to 17 May 2019*
20 May to 31 May 2019*
3 June to 14 June 2019*
17 June to 29 June 2019
1 July to 12 July 2019

* There will be no classes on Monday 22nd April, Monday 6th May and Monday 27th May. The time will be made up by adding extra time to the remaining lessons.

Once a week courses

Duration: 12 weeks

Days:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday*.
Friday: morning classes only

* Course days & class times vary depending on level and enrolments

Course fee: £305

Class times:

Mornings 10.00 am to 12.15 pm
Afternoons 1.30 pm to 3.45 pm
Evenings 6.15 pm to 8.30 pm

Course dates:

Autumn
17 September to 7 December 2017

Winter
14 January to 5 April 2019*

Spring
23 April to 12 July 2019*

* There are no classes on Mondays 22nd April, 6th May and 27th May. Instead they take place on the following Fridays: 26th April, 10th May and 31st May.

Saturday morning courses

Longer classes for a more leisurely pace

Duration: 12 weeks

Course fee: £355

Class times: Mornings 10.00 am to 12.45 pm 

Course dates:

Autumn
22 September to 8 December 2018

Winter
19 January to 6 April 2019 **

** Because there will be no class on Saturday 31st March (Easter week-end) the time will be made up by adding 15 minutes to the other classes which therefore start at 9:45 am. 

Spring
27 April to 13 July 2019 ***

*** There will be no classes on May Bank Holiday week-ends.

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During the Autumn Session, our level 5g students will read the novel Leon Morin, prêtr , by Béatrix Beck (Prox Goncourt 1952).

 

Barny is a communist agnostic with a rebellious spirit; her late husband was Jewish, and, under the Occupation, she struggles to spare their two young children from being deported to a concentration camp.

The novel’s main drama concerns Barny’s relationship with a brave, attractive and intellectual priest and her finding religion at the same time as feelings for the priest during this time of war.

Beck’s depiction of wartime France is peerless: she shows the brazenness of collaborators, the casual anti-Semitism, and the arrests and disappearances with a harrowing simplicity.

Adapted by Jean-Pierre Melville (1961) with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) and more recently by Nicolas Boukhrief with Romain Duris, Marine Vacth (La Confession, 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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