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+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+Thursday 6.30pm - 9pm
     
 Improvers 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+Thursday 6.30pm - 9pm
     
 Improvers 2
  • Please note, this course will take place over 9 weeks from 15 July to 9 September!

    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/9 weeks – 3 hours once a week (1st week: classes will take place Tuesday and Thursday. After, classes will take place on Tuesdays only)

    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 2nd of July (terms and conditions apply)!

     
    Day Schedule
    Tuesday 6pm - 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+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+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+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+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+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
     
 Elementary Immersion - 3 days
  • 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: 15hours/3 days - 5 hours/day

    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
    8-9-10 September 10am-12.30pm + 1.30pm-4pm
     
 Improvers Immersion - 4 days
  • Course: This immersion class is ideal for students who have studied French for at least 120 hours altogether (after Elementary Revision for example) and who can already express themselves in present, past and future tenses. In this highly interactive class, students will learn to expand their sentences, to communicate efficiently in daily situations and will cover grammar points of the Improvers 1 and 2 levels such as the imperfect tense.

    Books: No text books needed.

    Level on CEFR: A2

    Next level: Improvers 1 or 2. Ask your teacher for advice.

    Rhythm: 4 days all day between 10am and 4pm (break 12.30noon to 1.30pm) on either 18-19-20-21 August or 08-09-10-11 Sept. Total 20 hours.

    Fees: £145/ £135

     
    Day Schedule
    18-19-20-21 August 10am-12.30pm + 1.30pm-4pm
    8-9-10-11 September 10am-12.30pm + 1.30pm-4pm
     
 Intensive Refresher Courses
 French for University
  • Do you study French at University? Why not join our refresher course to give you all the best opportunity before you start your Final Year?

    The AF de Manchester is offering an intensive course only for Final Year students to refresh your skills 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:
    8 - 12 September; 10am-2pm (5 days/20 hours)

    Fees: £99
     
    Day Schedule
    8 - 12 September 10am - 2pm
     
 Bridging the gap: GCSE to 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): £5 for up to 13 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