Summer time at Institut français

2 Three-hour lessons per week in July and August

GENERAL INFORMATION: The theme is French for daily life for adults

PROGRESSION:

  • one half-level of the EFRL (at Institut français we do not slice levels into unnecessarily short courses ; we give you the opportunity to progress by one half EFRL-level in one course)
  • our courses are established on 60 minute hours, not 45 minute hours

THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • You have chosen to seriously dedicate 9 weeks to French language study
  • You are able to accommodate the course into your current life commitments (family, work schedule, free time) in addition to homework assignments (consistency is the key to success as the group progresses swiftly)

DAYS AND TIMES:

  • Sat+Sun : 10:00 am -1:00 pm
  • two week days : 9:00 am -12:00 am or 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm or 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FIND MORE DETAILED INFORMATION HERE: in French / in Russian

Express course 30 hours in one week

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • The theme is French for daily life for adults
  • This one-week course is the ideal way to update your French within a short time, especially if you have note been able to complete a level recently or if you are preparing yourself for the TCF
  • NB: there are two progression schemes at Institut français : 30 hour courses and 60 hour courses ; if you plan to move from one system to the other please contact our secretaries

PROGRESSION:

  • one quarter of a EFRL-level (levels A1 and A2) - one sixth of a EFRL-level (levels B1 and B2)
  • our courses are established on 60 minute hours, not 45 minute hours
  • at the end of the course assessment helps you know what to do next

THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • you can dedicate one full week to French language study
  • you plan this course to be followed by a supplementary course in the next months (e.g. : private, conversation, semi-intensive)

DAYS AND TIMES:  Mon+Tue+Wed+Thu+Fri+Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am + 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FIND MORE DETAILED INFORMATION HERE: in French / in Russian

Intensive course 1 lesson every week day for 1 month

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • The theme is French for daily life for adults
  • this is an intensive course: it requires a strong commitment for one full month
  • your teacher will support your motivation thanks to varied, dynamic activities

PROGRESSION:

  • one half-level of the EFRL (at Institut français we do not slice levels into unnecessarily short courses ; we give you the opportunity to progress by one half EFRL-level in one course)
  • our courses are established on 60 minute hours, not 45 minute hours

THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • you can commit yourself to full-time language study (lessons + homework) for one month
  • you plan this course to be followed by a 'lighter' course in September

DAYS AND TIMES: Mon+Tue+Wed+Thu+Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am or 12:30 am - 3:30 pm or 3:45 pm - 6:45 pm or 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FIND MORE DETAILED INFORMATION HERE: in French / in Russian

Communication French for teens

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • This course teaches practical French for everyday communication with French-speakers
  • Teachers are used to friendly interactions with teenagers and share young people's interests
  • The class environment, both fun and studious, favors collective projects: one can make friends while learning French
  • This is not an academic support course

PROGRESSION: the course helps you keep your French active during summer

THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • You are between 14-18yo
  • French is not your native language
  • You are ready to speak and work together in groups

DAYS AND TIMES:

  • levels A1 and A2 : Tue + Thur 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • levels B1 and B2 : Tue + Thu 9:45 am - 11:45 am

FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE: in French / in Russian

Conversational Courses

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • This course develops expression and oral comprehension and enriches your vocabulary
  • The course deals with basically two types of themes : contemporary life in France (society, politics, economy, latest films, books and exhibitions, new celebrities) and tips on how to talk in company (conversation between friends and colleagues, how to talk about what you like and dislike, what to say when you are a guest in a French home, how to make friends with new people, etc.)
  • This is NOT a phonetic course (see our phonetics workshop)

PROGRESSION: The knowledge level of this course is assumed to have been previously acquired; the course activates your memory of it

THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • You have decided to overcome your fears and are ready to begin speaking publically with the help of the professor
  • You would like to interact with fellow students
  • You are not looking for theory or grammar exercises

FIND MORE DETAILED INFORMATION HERE: in French / in Russian

Academic support

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • This course is designed to improve the French level of students already enrolled in a international school
  • This linguistic support is for primary and secondary levels of teaching

PROGRESSION: students take copies of their schoolwork and class materials to registration so we can determine their level of progression.

THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • You are a student (French-speaking or not) enrolled in a international school
  • You have academic difficulty due to a weak level in French

DAYS AND TIMES: Mon + Tue + Wed + Thu + Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

FIND MORE DETAILED INFORMATION HERE: in French / in Russian

Grammar and phonetics workshops

GENERAL INFORMATION: these workshops complement our standard French courses

PROGRESSION:

  • grammar: you should register in the workshop adapted to your level ("advanced A1" or "A2" or "B1")
  • phonetics: all levels are welcome from "advanced A1"

THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • you have fallen behind  on the fields of grammar or phonetics while studying standard French or generally feel uncomfortable on these fields
  • you generally want to deepen your command of grammar or phonetics

FIND MORE DETAILED INFORMATION HERE: in French / in Russian