TERM 4: 5.05.14 - 12.07.14
 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/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £168/£158* + £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 22nd of April (conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
    Tuesday 10am - 1pm
     
 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: £316/296* + £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 4 February (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday and 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/10 weeks – 3 hours once a week

    Fees: £168/£158* + £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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
    Wednesday 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: £168/£158* + £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 22nd April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
    Thursday 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: £168/£158* + £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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 10am - 1pm
    Wednesday 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: £132/£122*

    *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 22nd 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: £168/£158* + £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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply!)

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 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: £168/£158* + £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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 10am - 1pm
    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: £168/£158* + £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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Improvers Revision
  • Course: You passed an AS level fairly recently or you have covered all the “Improvers” levels but would like to consolidate your newly acquired skills. You wish to be sure that you can interact with native speakers in all sorts of social contexts. You are thinking about taking the DELF A2 exam.

    Book reference: None

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

    Next step: Improvers Conversation - Intermediate 1

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

    Fees: £168/£158*

    *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 22nd April (conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Wednesday 10am - 1pm
    Thursday 6pm - 9pm
     
 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: £132/£122*

    *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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Thurs 6.30pm - 8.30pm
     
 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: £168/£158* + £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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply!)

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Intermediate 2
  • Course: This course tackles a variety of topics such as the press, the media, communication technologies, love and friendship. You will learn to express certainty, uncertainty or doubt using either the subjunctive or indicative moods. Grammar points also include the passive voice.

    Book reference: Le Nouvel Edito 2 (Course book + Workbook), units 3 & 4.

    Level: This course corresponds to level B1.2/4 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Intermediate 3

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

    Fees: £168/£158*

    *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 22nd 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: £168/£158* + £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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 10am - 1pm
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 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: £168/£158* + £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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
     
 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: £168/£158*

    *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 22nd of April (terms & conditions apply)!
     
    Day Schedule
    Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
     
 Higher 2
  • Course: You are beginning to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular conversation with native speakers quite possible without a strain on either party. You will work on authentic materials prompting you to debate issues, discuss problems,develop your ideas or tell anecdotes. Grammar points will include the subjunctive and its nuances, specific use of the passive voice such as "se faire+infinitive", the various declinations of "tout" and other more tricky points.

    Book reference: None

    Level: This course corresponds to B2 part 2 of 5 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: Higher 3

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

    Fees:
    £168/£158*

    *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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!
     
    Day Schedule
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 Higher 4
  • Course: You are able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular conversation with native speakers possible without a strain on either party. You will work on authentic materials which prompt you to debate issues, discuss problems, develop your ideas or tell anecdotes. Grammar points will include using correct temporal prepositions to express starting dates, duration or simultaneity, being able to ask questions relating to time (how long, since when etc...), the use of tricky reflexive verbs, the various ways of using negations, how to distinguish between present participles and adjectives in "ant" and how to use linking words to improve fluency in speech.

    Book reference: None

    Level: This course corresponds to B2 part 4 of 5 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

    Next step: Higher 5

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

    Fees:
    £168/£158*

    *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 22nd of April (conditions apply)!
     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 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: £132/£122*

    *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 22nd of April (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: £168/£158*

    *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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    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: £168/£158*

    *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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!
     
    Day Schedule
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 Proficiency
  • Course: An ideal course for students who have passed the DELF B2 but are not ready or do not necessarily wish to prepare for the DALF C1 immediately. This course delves into the subtleties of the French language. For example you learn to recognise and use different language styles and appreciate French humour and implicit meaning. You will also work on longer and more demanding texts. The stress is still on speaking in class so you can learn to express your opinions more precisely.

    Book reference: none

    Level: This course corresponds to level B2+/C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Next step: DALF C1 Exam Class

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

    Fees: £168/£158*

    *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 22nd April (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Monday 6pm - 9pm
     
 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: £168/£158*

    *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 22nd of April (terms and conditions apply)!
     
    Day Schedule
    Saturday 10am - 1pm
     
 GCSE - As Level - A2 Level
 A2 level book-study workshops
  • The AF de Manchester organises 3 workshops on 3 books chosen in the French A2 Level program: L'Etranger (by Albert Camus), Manon des Sources (by Marcel Pagnol) and L'Avare (by Molière).

    Each session is an interactive one-off workshop to discuss the context, author, main themes and styles of a set book. En français, of course!
     
    Day Schedule
    L'Etranger - 23 janvier 4.30pm-6.30pm
    Manon des Sources - 20 February 4.30pm-6.30pm
    L'Avare - 20 March 4.30pm-6.30pm
     
 AS Level Intensive Revision
  • Course: Bump up your grades with quality revision time in the relaxed yet professional atmosphere of Alliance Française de Manchester. This course conducted in French by a French native teacher helps to prepare you for the AS Level examinations. 

    Book reference: none (all material provided by the teacher)

    Level: French AS Level

    Frequency: 12 hours/4 days – 3 hours/day
                       2 sessions:
    Spring half-Term & Easter holidays

    Fees: £89

     
    Day Schedule
    16-19 February 2015 1pm - 4pm
    13 - 16 April 2015 1pm - 4pm
     
 A2 Level Intensive Revision
  • Course: Bump up your grades with quality revision time in the relaxed yet professional atmosphere of Alliance Française de Manchester. This course conducted in French by a French native teacher helps to prepare you for the AS Level examinations.

    Book reference: none (all material provided by the teacher)

    Level: French AS Level

    Frequency: 12 hours/4 days – 3 hours/day
                        2 sessions:
    Spring half-Term & Easter holidays

    Fees: £89

     
    Day Schedule
    16-19 February 2015 1pm - 4pm
    13 - 16 April 2015 1pm - 4pm
     
 As Level - Writing Revision - 24 April
  • 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: £14/personne

    Deadline to enrol: Monday 20 April

     
    Day Schedule
    Friday 24 April 4pm - 6pm
     
 A2 Level - Writing Revision - 24 April
  • 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: £14/person

    Deadline to enrol: Monday 20 April
     
    Day Schedule
    Friday 24 Avril 4pm - 6pm
     
 Year 11 Exam Revision - 8 May 2015
  • A boost for Year 11 students wishing to develop their speaking and writing skills in
    particular. With ample opportunity to speak, to improve pronunciation, to practise conversation, presentations and to get examiners' tips for achieving higher grades.

    Fees: £14/person

    Deadline to enroll: Friday 1 May

     
    Day Schedule
    Friday 8 May 4pm - 6pm
     
 Intensive Revision Course
 French for University
  • Do you study French at University and this is your Final Year? Why not join our Intensive Revision Course to give you all the best opportunity before your final exams?

    The AF de Manchester is offering an intensive course only for Final Year students to revise your skills and get ready in only 5 days/20 hours... This course includes practice of conversation as well as grammar revision and writing exercises under the guidance of our experienced tutors, all native speakers.

    Frequency:
    23 - 27 March 10am-2pm (5 days/20 hours)

    Fees: £105
     
    Day Schedule
    23 - 27 March 10am - 2pm
     
 COURSES FOR CHILDREN
 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.

     
     
 Online Courses
  100% Online Courses
  • Our online courses give you the flexibility to study where you like and when you like. Learn French with individualized support from our tutors, at a time and place which suit you.

    100% online courses are available for level A1 (Beginners) to level B2 (Vantage). Each course module contains 5-6 units, which provide a total of approximately 50-60 learning hours, distributed over 10-14 weeks. Over this period, a wide range of multimedia course material will be made available to you online, allowing you to gain independent reading and listening practice.

    In addition, you will have a weekly 45-minute Skype chat with your tutor to practice writing and speaking skills. During this conversation, s/he will correct your homework and your pronunciation, answer your questions, and provide you with any additional learning support you need to complete the course.

    Our 100% online courses are run on a flexible basis throughout the year – we can start a class with you whenever it suits you!

    For any additional information or a French level test, contact us at courses@afmanchester.org

    Price:
    - £450 for Beginners Levels (A1.1 and A1.2): 50 hours independent learning + 10 Skype chats with your tutor
    - £549 for Waystage (A2) to Fluent (B2) levels: 60 hours independent learning + 12 Skype chats with your tutor

    Technical requirements:

    Access to multimedia tools and Skype, speakers, Internet connection (preferably ADSL), and up-to-date Adobe Flash Player plug-in. Browser: Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer v.6 or higher.
     
     
 Combined online/face-to-face courses
  • Would you like to study at a time and place that suit you, while still benefitting from the support and interaction of a class group?

    Our online/face-to-face courses combine flexible independent learning with several tutor-led on-site group classes (max. 5 students).

    Each course module runs for 13 weeks and includes:
    -    6 units, which contain approximately 60 hours of independent learning;
    -    12 Skype chats, 45 minutes each, between you, your tutor and the other students; and
    -    3 group classes, 3 hours each, at the Alliance Française on Saturday afternoons (at the beginning, middle, and end of the module).

    A wide range of multimedia material will be available to you online for you to work on your listening and reading skills at your own pace. During the Skype meetings, your tutor will correct your written work and your pronunciation, answer your questions, and provide you with any additional learning support you need to complete the course. The tutor-led face-to-face meetings will focus on speaking skills.

    Next session: 21.02.15 – 30.05.15 : levels A2.1 and B1.1

    Price:
    - £625 (approximately 60 hours of independent learning + 12 Skype chats with your tutor + 9 hours face-to-face)

    For any additional information or a French level test, contact us at courses@afmanchester.org

    Technical requirements:
    Access to multimedia tools and Skype, speakers, Internet connection (preferably ADSL), and up-to-date Adobe Flash Player plug-in. Browser: Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer v.6 or higher.
     
     
 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