GCSE - As Level - A2 Level Workshops
 As Level - Writing Revision - 3 May
  • Come and give your opinion in French!

    This two-hour workshop will give you practical tips for essay writing at As level. As you write, a tutor will guide you and encourage you to organise your ideas and to improve your vocabulary and your accuracy.

    A really useful boost just before the big day!

    Suggested topics:
    - Internet : friend or fiend?
    - Sport : definitely always good for your health?

    Fees: £12/personne

    Deadline to enrol: Monday 29 April

     
    Day Schedule
    Friday 3 May 4pm - 6pm
     
 A2 Level - Writing Revision - 3 May
  • Come and give your opinion in French!

    This two-hour workshop will give you practical tips for essay writing at A2 level. As you write, a tutor will guide you and encourage you to organise your ideas and to improve your vocabulary and your accuracy.

    A really useful boost just before the big day!

    Fees: £12/person

    Deadline to enrol: Friday 2 May 
     
    Day Schedule
    Friday 3 May 4pm - 6pm
     
 TERM 4: 5.05.14 - 12.07.14
 Intensive Beginners
  • Course: This course will fast-track you through the Beginners and Elementary 1 levels. By the end of this course, you will be able to introduce yourself and get by in everyday situations (restaurant, shops, hotel, etc.). You will also be able to have basic conversations in the present and past tenses to describe your daily routine for instance.

    Book reference: Le Nouveau Taxi 1 (Course book + Exercise book) - Lessons 1 à 21 inc.

    Level: the end of this course corresponds to A1 part 2 of 3 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages.

    Next step: Elementary 2

    Frequency: 60 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours twice a week

    Fees: £310/290* + £27 for the books

    * Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday and Thursday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Beginners
  • Course: This course for complete beginners (or almost) will give you the basis for further studies in French. You will learn simple ways of getting by, asking for help and you will be able to introduce yourself and establish first social contacts.

    Book reference: Le Nouveau Taxi 1 (Course book + Workbook) - Lessons 1 to 12.

    Level: The end of this course corresponds to A1 part 1 of 3 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Elementary 1

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.

    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April 2014 (conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 Elementary 1
  • Course: You may have done a GCSE course a while ago or you've studied French formally previously for at least 30 hours. By the end of this course, you'll be able to get by in everyday situations (restaurant, shops, hotel, etc.). You will also be able to have basic conversations in the present and past tenses to describe your daily routine for instance.

    Book reference: Le Nouveau Taxi 1 (Course book + Workbook) - lessons 13-21.

    Level: The end of this course corresponds to A1 part 2 of 3 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Elementary 2

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.

    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 10am - 1pm
    Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Elementary 2
  • Course: In this course, among other topics, you will learn to talk about where you last went on holiday, what your plans for the future are, what the weather is going to be like! You will get a basic idea of how to use the future tense. By now you will be able to converse and interact in a simple way provided that the other person speaks slowly and clearly.

    Book reference: Le Nouveau Taxi 1 (Course book + Workbook) - lessons 22-34.

    Level: The end of this course corresponds to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Elementary Revision

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
    Jeudi 6pm - 9pm
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 Elementary Revision
  • Course: In this course you will intensively revise and refresh key language notions covered in the first levels. The focus is on oral/ aural work in class and your own exercise book (with CD and transcripts) will give you the opportunity to practise writing at home. You will be able to deal with most practical aspects of everyday life such as buying clothes, asking for directions, going to the doctor’s or buying a train ticket. By the end of this course you should have a fair idea of how to express yourself in the present, past and future tenses.

    Book reference: Grammaire en dialogues (niveau grand débutant)

    Level: This course corresponds to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Improvers 1 – Elementary Conversation

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £16 for the book

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Wednesday 10am - 1pm
    Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
    Thursday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Elementary Conversation
  • Course: After completing Elementary Revision or with a GCSE level or thereabout, this course focuses on oral practice with short discussions about everyday topics, role-plays, group conversations, small presentations and pronunciation exercises.

    Book reference: None

    Level: This course corresponds to A1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Improvers 1

    Frequency: 20 hours/10 weeks – 2 hours once a week

    Fees: £129/£119*

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
     
 Improvers 1
  • Course: This course tackles a variety of topics such as family, fashion, accommodation, means of transport or ways of life. In conversation you will learn to give opinions and learn to agree or disagree giving simple explanations and points of view. You will discover the imperfect tense. 

    Book reference: Le Nouveau Taxi 2 (Course book + Workbook), lessons 1-12.

    Level: This course corresponds to A2 part 1 of 3 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Improvers 2

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply!)

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Improvers 2
  • Course: This course tackles a variety of topics such as health, sport, work, studies, school memories or free time. You will learn to recall and narrate events using both past and imperfect tenses together.

    Book reference: Le Nouveau Taxi 2 (Course book + Exercise book), lessons 13-24

    Level: This course corresponds to A2 part 2 of 3 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Improvers 3

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £16 for the book

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Improvers 3
  • Course: This course aims to give you the means to express what you find funny, shocking or annoying and to allow you to use reported speech. You will discuss topics such as travel, media, means of communication and citizenship.

    Book reference: Le Nouveau Taxi 2 (Course book + Excercise book), lessons 25-36

    Level: This course corresponds to A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Improvers Revision

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for our existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 10am - 1pm
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
    Thursday 6pm - 9pm
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 Improvers Conversation
  • Course: After completing Improvers Revision or at AS level or thereabout, this course focuses on oral practice and includes conversation and role-playing to get better at telling a story, making descriptions, talking about personal experiences, discussing plans, comparing and expressing likes and dislikes. The course also includes pronunciation exercises.

    Book reference: None

    Level: This course corresponds to level A2+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Intermediate 1

    Frequency: 20 hours/10 weeks – 2 hours once a week

    Fees: £129/£119*

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 10.30am - 12.30pm
     
 Intermediate 1
  • Course: This course tackles a variety of topics such as food, work, student life, flat-mates, work and CVs or the importance of foreign languages. You will learn to give an opinion using « il faudrait que » for example, followed by the subjunctive mood.

    Book reference: Le Nouvel Edito B1 (Course book + Exercise book), units 1 & 2.

    Level: This course corresponds to B1 part 1 of 4 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Intermediate 2

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply!)

     
    Day Schedule
    Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Intermediate 3
  • Course: This course deals with a variety of topics such as travel and transport, tourism, money issues, consumerist society and citizenship. You will learn to express conditions, to explain problems, to explore possible solutions, to convince someone to do something. Grammar includes the conditional tenses, the agreement of tenses (tense harmony), and the pluperfect.

    Book reference: Le Nouvel Edito B1 (Course book + Workbook) – units 5, 6 and the first part of unit 7.

    Level: this course corresponds to B1 part 3 of 4 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Intermediate 4

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Intermediate 4
  • Course: This course allows you to engage with a variety of topics such as the police, the justice system, the events of May 68 and their consequences, the European Union or the Arts.

    Book reference: Le Nouvel Edito B1 (Course book + Workbook) - end of unit 7 and units 8 and 9.

    Level: This course corresponds to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: B1 Revision

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 B1 Revision
  • Course: This course is for you if you have covered all of the “intermediate” levels but you still wish to get more practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing at that level and/or you are thinking of taking the DELF B1 exam. You are an independent user.

    Book reference: None

    Level: This course corresponds to level B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Higher 1 – Advanced+Conversation – Higher Conversation

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155*

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.

    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms & conditions apply)!
     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
    Thursday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Higher Conversation
  • Course: This course is for advanced levels and above. It will give you the opportunity to discuss and debate various topics. This is a perfect and informal way to improve vocabulary and fluency with just 2 hours per week!

    Book reference: None

    Level: This course is suitable from level B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Higher levels (depending on the level of the student) – Advanced + Conversation – DELF B2 Exam Class

    Frequency:
    20 hours/10 weeks – 2 hours once a week

    Fees: £129/£119*

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.

    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 13th of November (conditions apply)!
     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 2pm - 4pm
    Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
     
 Advanced + Conversation
  • Course: An informal class consisting of one hour of "à la carte" grammar revision at an advanced level, and two hours of discussion and debates on various topics. A great way to maintain and develop your vocabulary and a good level of fluency without forgetting your grammar. 

    Book reference: None

    Level: This course corresponds to B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Higher levels (depending on the level of the student) – Higher Conversation – DELF B2 Exam Class

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155*

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.

    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
    Wednesday 10am - 1pm
    Friday 10am - 1pm
     
 DELF B2 exam class
  • Course: This course prepares you for the 4 modules of the DELF B2 examination (listening/reading/writing/speaking). And even if you do not wish to take these exams, this course will give you the opportunity to improve your academic knowledge of French in these 4 skills.

    DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education. They’re valid for life and recognised worldwide. Three sessions take place at the Alliance française de Manchester every year (March – June – December).

    Book reference: None

    Level:
    This course corresponds to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Advanced + Conversation – Higher Conversation

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165/£155*

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.

    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% concession if you are returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the “early enrolment” deadline on the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!
     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 DALF C1 exam class
  • Course: This course prepares you for the 4 modules of the DALF C1 examination (listening/reading/writing/speaking). And even if you do not wish to take this exam, this course will give you the opportunity to improve deep academic knowledge of French in these 4 skills.

    DALF (Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education. They’re valid for life and recognised worldwide. Three sessions take place at the Alliance française de Manchester every year (March – June – December).

    Book reference: None

    Level: This course corresponds to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Advanced + Conversation – Higher Conversation

    Frequency: 30 hours/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £165 / £155*

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.

    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% concession if you are returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the “early enrolment” deadline on the 17th of April (terms and conditions apply)!
     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 Summer Session 1: 14.07.14 - 09.0814
 Beginners revision
  • Course: With a lot of role-playing exercises to help you cope with basic everyday situations in France, from asking for your shoe-size to explaining you want your steak well done, this course is an extension class for current Beginners students and a revision class for Elementary 1. You will revise the present tense, numbers and prices, how to ask and answer questions in a simple way. You will also get your ear trained with lots of short listening and pronunciation exercises. A must before a holiday in France!

    Book reference: No textbooks needed.

    Level on CEFR: working towards A1.

    Next level: Elementary 1 or Elementary 2. Ask for your teacher’s advice.

    Rhythm: Twice a week, 2.5 hours per class, 4 weeks 14/07 to 08/08, total 20 hours.

    Fees: £130/£120*

    *senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 2 July 2014!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6.30pm - 9pm
    Wednesday 6.30pm - 9pm
     
 Elementary revision
  • Course: Largely based on oral work, you will get a chance to express yourself in present, past and future whilst revising the formation of these tenses as you go along. This is the perfect intensive course for students who have recently completed the Elementary 2 level and wish to brush up on their French over the summer.  

    Book reference: No textbooks needed.

    Level on CEFR: A1+

    Next level: Elementary Conversation or Improvers 1. Ask your teacher for advice.

    Rhythm: Twice a week, 2.5 hours per class, 4 weeks 14/07 to 08/08, total 20 hours.

    Fees: £130/£120*

    *senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 2 July 2014!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6.30pm - 9pm
    Thursday 6.30pm - 9pm
     
 Intermediate revision
  • Course: This is the course for you if you passed a French AS level fairly recently or if you have covered all the “improvers” levels but would like to consolidate your newly acquired skills. Be sure you can interact with natives in all sorts of social contexts (such as giving an opinion on a film or describing your best ever holidays). Master the difference between imperfect tense and passé composé and get a first taste of the subjunctive. All four language skills will be practised.

    Book reference: No textbooks needed.

    Level on CEFR: A2+

    Next level: Improvers Conversation or Intermediate 1. Ask your teacher for advice.

    Rhythm: Twice a week, 2.5 hours per class, 4 weeks 14/07 to 08/08, total 20 hours.

    Fees: £130/£120*

    *senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 2 July!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6.30pm - 9pm
    Thursday 6.30pm - 9pm
     
 Advanced revision
  • Course: This topic-based course for advanced learners aims to develop comprehension and fluency .The stress will be put on conversation but you will also be able to consolidate your knowledge of French grammar and improve your aural skills by watching videos and listening to podcasts. You will work on recent and authentic material.

    Book referenceNo textbooks needed.

    Levels on CEFR: B1+, B2, C1

    Next level: Ask your teacher for advice.

    Rhythm: Twice a week, 2.5 hours per class, 4 weeks 14/07 to 08/08, total 20 hours.

    Fees: £130/£120*

    *senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 2 July 2014!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6.30pm - 9pm
    Wednesday 6.30pm - 9pm
     
 Summer Session 2: 11.08.14 - 13.09.14
 Beginners
  • Course: This course for complete beginners (or almost) will give you the basis for further studies in French. You will learn simple ways of getting by, asking for help and you will be able to introduce yourself and establish first social contacts.

    Book reference: Le Nouveau Taxi 1 (Course book + Workbook) - Lessons 1 to 12.

    Level: The end of this course corresponds to A1 part 1 of 3 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Elementary 1

    Frequency: 30 hours/5 weeks – 3 hours twice a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed. 

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
    Thursday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Elementary 1
  • Course: You may have done a GCSE course a while ago or you've studied French formally previously for at least 30 hours. By the end of this course, you'll be able to get by in everyday situations (restaurant, shops, hotel, etc.). You will also be able to have basic conversations in the present and past tenses to describe your daily routine for instance.

    Book reference: Le Nouveau Taxi 1 (Course book + Workbook) - lessons 13-21.

    Level: The end of this course corresponds to A1 part 2 of 3 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Elementary 2

    Frequency: 30 hours/5 weeks – 3 hours twice a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed. 

    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enroll before the 30 July 2014 (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
    Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Elementary revision
  • Course:  In this course you will intensively revise and refresh key language notions covered in the first levels. The focus is on oral/ aural work in class and your own exercise book (with CD and transcripts) will give you the opportunity to practise writing at home. You will be able to deal with most practical aspects of everyday life such as buying clothes, asking for directions, going to the doctor’s or buying a train ticket. By the end of this course you should have a fair idea of how to express yourself in the present, past and future tenses.

    Book reference: Grammaire en dialogues (niveau grand débutant)

    Level: This course corresponds to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Improvers 1 – Elementary Conversation

    Frequency: 30 hours/5 weeks – 3 hours twice a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £16 for the book

    *senior over 62, full time student, unemployed. 
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 30 July 2014!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
    Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Improvers 1
  • Course: This course tackles a variety of topics such as family, fashion, accommodation, means of transport or ways of life. In conversation you will learn to give opinions and learn to agree or disagree giving simple explanations and points of view. You will discover the imperfect tense. 

    Book reference: Le Nouveau Taxi 2 (Course book + Workbook), lessons 1-12.

    Level: This course corresponds to A2 part 1 of 3 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Improvers 2

    Frequency: 30 hours/5 weeks – 3 hours twice a week

    Fees: £165/£155* + £27 for the books

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed. 
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session  and/or if you enrol before the 30th of July 2014 (terms and conditions apply!)

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
    Thursday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Improvers Conversation
  • Course: An informal class consisting of one hour of “ à la carte” grammar revision at an advanced level , and two hours of discussion and debates on various topics. A great way to maintain and develop your vocabulary and a good level of fluency without forgetting your grammar.

    Book referenceNo textbooks needed.

    Level on CEFR: from B1+, also suitable to levels B2 and C1.

    Next step: Higher levels or exam class. Ask your teacher for advice.

    Frequency: 15 hours/5 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £83/£78*

    *senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 30 July 2014!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Advanced + Conversation
  • Course: An informal class consisting of one hour of “ à la carte” grammar revision at an advanced level , and two hours of discussion and debates on various topics. A great way to maintain and develop your vocabulary and a good level of fluency without forgetting your grammar.

    Books: No textbooks needed.

    Level on CEFR: from B1+, also suitable to levels B2 and C1.

    Next level: Higher levels or exam class. Ask your teacher for advice.

    Rhythm: once a week, 3 hours per class, 5 weeks, total 15 hours.

    Fees: £83/ £78*

    *Daytime courses (except Saturday), senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 30 July 2014!

     
    Day Schedule
    Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Intensive 3-day-elementary course
  • Course: This immersion class is ideal for students who have studied French for roughly 60 hours altogether (after Elementary 1 for example) and who can just about get by, using the present tense mostly. In this class, students will practise coping with everyday situations in France and will start expressing themselves in the past and the future too.

    Book referenceNo textbooks needed.

    Level on CEFR: A1

    Next level: Elementary 2, Elementary Revision, Elementary Conversation. Ask your teacher for advice.

    Rhythm: 3 days all day between 10am and 4pm (break 12.30noon to 1.30pm) on either 18-19-20 August or 08-09-10 Sept. Total 15 hours.

    Fees: £109/£99*

    *senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 30 July 2014!

     
    Day Schedule
    18-19-20-August 10am-12.30pm +1.30pm-4pm
    9-10-11 September 10am-12.30pm + 1.30pm-4pm
     
 Improvers Immersion - 4 days
  • Course: For students who have completed at least 150 hours of tuition. If you are looking to brush up on your communication skills while getting an idea of grammar points such as the subjunctive, this is the best way to make quick progress. You'll be encouraged to make longer sentences, to give your point of view, to add details to your descriptions. 20 hours of total immersion in the language!

    Book reference: none

    Frequency: 20 hours/4 days – 5 hours/day

    Fees: £143/£133*

    *senior over 62, full time student, unemployed.
    Loyalty scheme for existing students and members: Get up to a further 5% discount if returning from the previous session and/or if you enrol before the 31 July!

     
    Day Schedule
    18-19-20-21 August 10am-12.30pm + 1.30pm-4pm
    9-10-11-12 September 10am-12.30pm + 1.30pm-4pm
     
 Bridging the gap: GCSE/AS Level
  • Course: You have just passed your French GCSEs (well done!) and you are looking forward to embarking on a French AS level course (good choice!). If you are thrilled but also a little bit anxious because you have not spoken French for a while then this course is for you! You will gently revive your communication skills using present, past and future tenses but also start new exercises of AS level type. This way the transition should be smoother!

    Book reference: No textbooks needed.    

    Level : GCSE +

    Next level:  AS level support class. Ask your teacher for advice.

    Rhythm: 3h per day on 4 consecutive days, 26,27,28,29 August. Total 12 hours

    Fees: £82

     
    Day Schedule
    26-27-28-29-August 11am-12.30pm + 1pm-2.30pm
     
 COURSES FOR CHILDREN
 Les Petits Choux
  • Carer and Toddler French Playgroup
    for non-native children, infants to pre-school

    Recent research suggests that babies develop language skills while still in the womb. Babies and toddlers will pick up on the pitch and rhythm of a language a long time before they can actually talk. So exposing your very young child to the French language on a regular basis will help them to develop an ear for the authentic sounds of the language before they actually learn it at school.

    The AF de Manchester is delighted to promote this language awakening in their safe and welcoming environment through a playgroup packed with fun activities, French songs and games, under the guidance of a qualified tutor, a native-speaker, who will also make sure parents/carers get involved and can re-use some of the activities at home to reinforce early exposure to French.

    The AF de Manchester is easily accessible by bus, tram or train. If you come by car, you can get a discount at the NCP "Chorlton Street" carpark (just opposite the AF): £4.50 for up to 12 hours.

    Rythm: 10 hours/10weeks (term time only) - 45 minutes per week

    - Session 2: 28.04.14 - 11.07.17 (break: 26.05.14-30.05.14)

    Fees: £50 (coffee/tea/juice/biscuits provided)
     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 10.00am - 10.45am
     
 A la carte Courses
  • Tailor-made to suit your child's needs, customised tuition is ideal to complement school work, increase your child's confidence and provide a good grounding for future learning.

    1. One-to-one tuition (from 5 years  old)
    Designed to help your child at primary/secondary school level

    2. Semi-private tuition (from 5 years old)
    Ideal for a group of friend wishing to learn or revise together in a relaxed atmosphere.

    3. Nursery and schools (from 3 years old)
    If you would like to organise a group in your nursery or school.

    For more information, please contact us at courses@afmanchester.org or at 0161 236 7117.

     
     
 Corporate training - Individual tuition
 Corporate training
  • Alliance française de Manchester provides custom-made language programs to enable you to achieve your professional communication goals. A tailor-made study programme will be offered to meet your professional objectives based on an initial assessment of your needs. We have successfully trained clients working in the catering, service, distribution, technology, finance and production sectors.

    Emphasis is placed on developing:

    Key language skills
    Effective and confident spoken French
    Cultural awareness and insight into Business practices

    Training is delivered by qualified native French teachers at times to suit your commitments. Our proven teaching techniques incorporate role play and simulation in order to get as close as possible to real life situations.

    What you should do

    Step 1: Contact us
    Tel: 0161 236 7117
    Email: courses@afmanchester.org

    Step 2: Assess your needs
    Our consultant will come to your company to assess your needs free of charge to evaluate your existing language level and to assess your needs and objectives.
    According to the goals you want to achieve, we establish, for each student/group, a custom-made language programme.

    Step 3: Choose your course
    The Alliance Française can offer:

    French at your desk
    Minimum disruption to your work schedule with tailor-made tuition (available at any level) at your premises. Training programmes are ideally organised into modules of 30 hours with a minimum of two hours per week.

    French à la carte
    Tailor-made tuition (any level) at our premises that gives the most flexible approach for short to medium term training needs: from semi-intensive programmes over a few days to weekly 2 hour sessions over a few months.

    Speciality French
    For the Legal, Hotel & Catering, Tourism Professions. Other specialities on request.

    Three-day immersion course
    Three consecutive days immersion - (intermediate and advanced levels) - 6 hours per day with a variety of tutors, at our or your own premises. Ideal for those who need an urgent refresher course.

    French over the phone
    For people who often deal with French speakers over the phone (managers, bilingual secretaries etc.). You do not even have to leave your desk for it, simply agree a day and a time in advance, and spend 20 minutes speaking French to a specially trained French native teacher. Minimum level: intermediate, 10 sessions minimum. £190 for 10 sessions.

    Step 4: Progress Evaluation
    A progress report is made every 30hrs by your instructor to ensure proper progress monitoring. A final evaluation is conducted to check if you have met your objectives.

    Step 5: It's time to start
    You set the timetable and the start date. We select the right trainer(s) and teaching materials. Et voilà, you speak French!

     
     
 Individual tuition
  • To meet your specific needs and suit your schedule. Tuition at times to fit in with your commitments here at the Alliance française de Manchester for a dedicated learning environment or at your home if you prefer.
    For more information, please contact Isabelle, the Course Director at courses@afmanchester.org or by phone : +44 (0)161 236 7117.
     
     
 Enrolment conditions
 Enrolments conditions
  • 1. General Policy

    1.1. Fees are effective from 01/08/2012 and payable in advance. They are not subject to V.A.T.
    1.2. Course fees do not include books.
    1.3. A free evaluation/advice service is provided at the Alliance Française de Manchester by appointment to help you decide which course is best for you.
    1.4. We regret that payment of fees by instalments is not accepted.
    1.5. The Alliance Française de Manchester is closed for 2 weeks over Christmas, 1 week over Easter and on Bank Holidays. However, courses which fall within these dates will be rescheduled accordingly.
    1.6. As part of our ongoing service to help you enjoy the French language and French-speaking culture, everyone studying with us is entitled to free membership of the Alliance Française de Manchester for one year. This includes: borrowing rights at our Médiathèque francophone (library); concessionary rates for cultural events at the Alliance Française and at the Cornerhouse cinema (for French-speaking movies) and discounts with our partners.
    1.7. The Alliance Française de Manchester reserves the right to refuse admission.

    2. Group Courses Policy

    2.1. Students sponsored by their employer must supply an official order form from the company stating that they will be responsible for the payment of fees. An invoice will be issued after presentation of the order form.
    2.2. Classes are planned for a limited number of students. For this reason fees cannot be refunded or transferred under any circumstances once a course has started.
    2.3. No total or partial refund can be granted for classes not attended. The Alliance Française de Manchester cannot accept any responsibility for unforeseen changes in students’ circumstances that may prevent attendance. Students are advised to examine their personal commitments (family, employment, health, etc.) carefully prior to enrolment.
    2.4. Tuition fees are refundable ONLY if requested in writing to the Course Director (courses@afmanchester.org) before the first class of the course. The following charges will apply: £17 if the written request is received more than 10 days before the course starts, 25% of the total course fee if the request is received after this.
    2.5. Course fees will be refunded if a course is cancelled or closed due to an insufficient number of students, or for any other reason beyond our control.
    2.6. Course books fees are not refunded under any circumstances.
    2.7. Any refund will only be done by cheque. Please note this procedure may take some time.
    2.8. Please note that if a course proves to be inappropriate, transfer to another one is possible only within the same enrolment period and during the first two weeks, depending on availability. We cannot prorate classes or transfer unused class time to another semester.
    2.9. We advise you to enrol at least one week before the course commences. Courses may be cancelled in case of an insufficient number of students enrolled.
    2.9. Unless otherwise specified, our classes are limited to 16 students per class.
    2.10. Payment of the enrolment fees indicates that the student agrees to the terms and conditions.
     
     

Alliance française de Manchester

3rd Floor, 55 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HP

Tel : 0161 236 7117

Registered Charity n°1068084

Opening hours:

Mon - Thurs: 10am - 8.30pm

Friday: 10am - 4.30pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 12.30pm