Advanced French Language - Ringwood

Taking place from 5:15-6:15pm on Fridays at Greyfriars Centre in Ringwood, our Advanced French classes are for you if most of the following apply:

  • you can speak fluently (if not perfectly) to a French-speaker about yourself, your family, and your likes and dislikes.
  • you can use the present, past and future tenses effectively.
  • you have a good working knowledge of direct and indirect object pronouns: I like them, she's talking to him...etc.
  • your vocabulary is reasonably extensive and so you know the French for words such as to disappoint, carpet, heritage and manager.

...but might struggle with some or all of the following:

  • using more complex tenses such as the pluperfect and the conditional past, even though you may have come across them at some point in the past.
  • knowing when, and how, to use the subjunctive, and how to get around it if you don't want to use it.
  • knowing where to put pronouns such as lui, leur, y and en, especially when using tenses other than the present.
  • understanding an article in a French current affairs magazine such as Le Point.
  • following a documentary on a French TV station such as TV5 Monde.

As you can now already speak reasonably fluently, there is more opportunity in our Advanced classes for us to have general conversations. You will notice, therefore, that the formal/grammatical lessons are interspersed with lessons where we have a general, not-too-serious and hopefully enjoyable debate around a particular theme.

The aim of these debates is to build up your confidence in speaking and listening to French and to broaden the vocabulary you use, and they are designed to replicate as far as possible the real-life discussions you could have with French people.

Check out the Small group lessons FAQ and the criteria for our other (lower-level) classes to help you decide the right level for you:

Alternatively, if you would like un peu plus de conversation, try one of our Advanced Conversation classes in Ringwood or Bournemouth.

Need more advice? Don't hesitate to email, or call me on the number below.

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