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French L1 Beginners – Part 1

This Level 1 language course is perfect if you have little or no previous knowledge of the language. By the end of the course, you will be able to take part in simple conversations and understand everyday information. The Beginner level consists of two parts, followed by a consolidation course; it is recommended that you attend both parts before joining the consolidation course.

Time 18:30 - 20:30
Days Running Monday
Duration 10 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £150
Spaces 7
Course Code L93FRN1-BEL1A1920
Time 13:30 - 15:30
Days Running Friday
Duration 10 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £150
Spaces 10
Course Code L93FRN1-BDL1A1920
Time 18:30 - 20:30
Days Running Thursday
Duration 10 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £150
Spaces 14
Course Code L93FRN1-BEL1B1920

Who is the course aimed at?


  • Those with very little or no knowledge of the language at all.
  • Check the Level Suitability Chart to calculate which level is appropriate for you.

    How will I learn?

    This course is a mixture of theory and practical sessions and you will be expected to fully participate in both.

    How will I be assessed?


    Are there any additional costs?

    You will need to buy your own course book

    Which department is this course in?

    Department of English & Maths

    Where will I need to go on my first day?

    On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

    What do I need to bring?

    Pen and paper

    What else do I need to know?

    Your tutor will advise on which course book to buy.
    To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

    The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

    Where can I find out more information?

    If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

    How do I enrol?

    You can enrol on this course:

    Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
    Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
    Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
    In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

    Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

    12 reviews for French L1 Beginners – Part 1

    1. jesstar80@yahoo.com

      (verified owner)

      5 out of 5

      Really enjoyed it, never felt I was getting left behind.
      Have signed up for part two.

    2. james.rowan@live.co.uk

      (verified owner)

      5 out of 5

      Had fun and learnt French. I will be coming back.

    3. rhyadd.warkins@outlook.com

      5 out of 5

      Excellent delivery, well paced and very enjoyable. Despite knowing no French beforehand, I never felt left behind and finished the course with a great sense of achievement. Highly recommended.

    4. masoner01@hotmail.com

      (verified owner)

      4 out of 5

      The course was well paced and suitable for the level advertised. There was a mix of learning techniques & a good range of topics. I felt I really progressed.

    5. elenascholz18@gmail.com

      5 out of 5

      The course has a good structure, pace and content. It is suitable for complete beginners. Lisa has a great way of explaining everything and makes the lessons fun and enjoyable. Every week is recapped at the start of the following lesson, which is great. I’ve joined for the part 2.

    6. julie.stone@mac.com

      5 out of 5

      Excellent course and tutor

    7. Paulsims@blueyonder.co.uk

      5 out of 5

      The course was progressive and challenging. The tutor used a variety of techniques to make various points, to keep us on our toes and to demonstrate the language in different ways. The sessions were full and good value for money.
      The tutor was also generous with her preparatory work with lesson plans and other material being made available to any absentees.
      I would strongly recommend this course to anybody considering taking up French.

    8. t.nolanwoods@btinternet.com

      5 out of 5

      It’s just about the right speed.
      The tutor Stephanie has a very nice approach to the task, making it easy to learn.
      She is very personable.

    9. duncan.bonner@bathcollege.ac.uk

      4 out of 5

      I was unable to attend a number of the sessions due to illness and work commitments. To begin with I thought the progress was very slow but this speeded up considerably as the group became smaller and those left were more committed and eager to learn. The teacher was excellent – teaching with great energy and skill, always taking time to explain and being very good at encouraging / driving us forward.

    10. robin.jm@hotmail.co.uk

      5 out of 5

      I absolutely loved this course, mainly because of the tutor Stephanie Fleet, she is an excellent teacher and made the course fun, i looked forward to her class every friday at 1.30 and was very disappointed i couldnt finish it due to pressures at work leading uo to Christmas.

    11. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk

      5 out of 5

      I hated French at School (and it was 50 years ago!) but now spend lots of time in France and want to be better at communicating. I signed for the beginners class which turned out to be perfect for me. In the 9 weeks we covered good ground and I feel much more confident and understanding of the language already.
      The teacher is brilliant, warm and friendly and makes it fun. It was a good little group as well.
      I’d like to do the level 2 but sadly can’t fit it in. So I hope this becomes available in the autumn.

    12. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk

      5 out of 5

      Having done French at A Level and absolutely loving it, I was very keen to relearn the beautiful language.

      I considered taking the Level 2 course instead, but I am so glad I didn’t! I had forgotten almost everything I had ever learnt.

      Our tutor is such a warm and approachable lady. She makes each lesson simple, fun and interesting. There is a great mix of people attending the evening class too, which makes it a great environment to learn in.

      I will definitely be signing up for Level 2 at this rate!

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