Got a reasonable background in French but not practised it for a while? Regain the old magie with our new Advanced French course, starting at 5pm on Friday 9th February.

Places are strictly limited, and there are now just 3 SPACES LEFT.

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

Our French advanced 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 the Beginners Plus and Intermediate classes to help you decide.

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

Lesson Title Lesson Date PAYG price (or £100 for block of 10 lessons) Capacity Register
Advanced #16: the subjunctive - the world of the hypothetical (2 of 2) Fri 27th Jul 2018 5:15 pm £13.00 8
Advanced #17: LE GRAND DÉBAT - Est-ce qu'on vit mieux en France ou en Angleterre? Fri 3rd Aug 2018 2:15 pm £13.00 8