French classes


10 week courses with weekly 90 minute classes. Courses are open to students and staff of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in Cornwall, with some availability for members of the public. The courses are non-credit bearing with no formal assessment and provide a relaxed, sociable environment in which to learn. Classes range in size from a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 20. 

'I particularly enjoy the breakout room conversations but I like the whole class, there's a good mix of all the different skills.'

Teaching dates

Autumn Term 10 Oct – 16 Dec; Spring Term 23 Jan – 31 Mar. 


Days and times to be confirmed at the beginning of September. Please register your interest via the form at the foot of the page and we'll be in touch as soon as registration opens.

  • French Beginners online via MS Teams Mondays 6.00-7.30pm
  • French Beginners Falmouth Campus Wednesdays 5.00-6.30pm

Little or no knowledge of the language required.

  • French Pre-Intermediate online via MS Teams Tuesdays 6.00-7.30pm
  • French Pre-Intermediate Falmouth Campus Wednesdays 3.00-4.30pm

You already know some familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. You can introduce yourself and can ask and answer questions about personal details, such as where you live and what your job is, and can order food and drink. You are already familiar with numbers 1-50,  days of the week and telling the time. You can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements. Equivalent to A1-A2 on the Common European Framework (GCSE)

  • French Intermediate Online via MS Teams Thursdays 6.00-7.30pm

CEFR B1 You can already understand and communicate on familiar topics such as basic personal and family information, eating out, and some hobbies. You are familiar with numbers 1-100, and understand prices. You can follow most conversations likely to arise whilst travelling (eating out, transport, hotels) and speak about topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, work, travel and some current events). Equivalent to A2 – B1 on the Common European Framework (AS level)

Requirements for online courses

  • Online courses are delivered via MS teams and require a laptop/pc with a stable internet connection and the camera and microphone enabled. 
  • These are interactive sessions and all attendees are expected to have their camera turned on. 

Fees and registration

  • 10 weeks: £100 for members of the public discounted to £60 for students and staff.  

  • Please note that priority is given to students and staff and availability may be limited for members of the public. 

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