Lingua Franca currently offers general French courses for all levels from Beginners to Advanced, taught by very professional and popular teachers from France. There are 27 lessons per course, each lesson lasting 90 minutes. Courses run twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays or Mondays and Wednesdays).
After taking a short placement test at our school (approximately 45 minutes), we place you in a group corresponding to your level.
All the courses are based on a carefully selected course book. However, as our philosophy is to teach the tools of grammar through communication, every course is heavily supplemented with additional communication activities, games and ideas to give students the opportunity to use the language in class in a positive and relaxed atmosphere.
During the course, all the language skills; reading, listening, speaking, and writing are taught; however, we place most emphasis on speaking and listening. Writing tasks are usually given for homework, with the student receiving individual feedback from the teacher.
At the end of the course, students take an exam based on the areas covered during the course. Upon successful completion of the exam, the student is presented with a certificate and can progress to the next level.
Lingua Franca also offers private French lessons for those who prefer to study individually. These lessons can be arranged at times convenient for you. Before the first lesson, one of the French teachers will meet with you to analyse your needs and assess your current level of French (free of charge) in order to prepare the best possible course for you.
It is also possible to study in a small ‘shared private’ group. Click here for more details.