French Conversation (lunchtime)
Join our friendly and informal lunchtime conversation class to improve your skills in spoken French
At a Glance
- Classroom course
- Tuesdays 13:00 - 14:00
- 10 weeks: January to March
- Tutor: Andrietta Brenk
- Fees from £70 to £118
Speaking a foreign language is always much easier if you have opportunities to practise it in a variety of settings. Our daytime conversational classes are designed to give you an opportunity to use your language skills in a series of role-play situations based on everyday life.
To take part in the class you should already have some ability speaking French (this is not a beginners course!) and with support from our expert tutor, you will be encouraged to develop your listening and speaking skills. The aim is to help you to build your confidence, improve your pronunciation and increase your vocabulary, by enabling you to tackle a variety of everyday situations.
If you have any doubt as to whether your French is at a sufficient level please contact the course tutor, Andrietta Brenk, email@example.com, before enrolling on the course.
The class is an excellent supplement to formal language classes you might be studying, but will also be useful to you if your language skills are a bit rusty, giving you the chance to reacquaint yourself with the language in a supportive and friendly environment.
This course will be taught face-to-face in the classrooms at our South Kensington Campus in London. To take part in the course you will need to be able to attend our South Kensington Campus each week on the weekday and time shown above.
These classes are not recorded
Successful completion of this course leads to the award of an Imperial College attendance certificate
Terms and conditions apply to all enrolments to this course. Please read them before enrolment
Course Level Advice
It is very important to book onto a course which is a good match for your level of ability, and we aim to make the process of deciding which is the right course level for you as simple as possible.
To fully benefit from the French Conversation classes you are expected to have some oral competence in the language, equivalent to intermediate level, post GCSE or B1.
For an informal discussion of the course with a view to establishing whether your French is at a sufficient level please contact the course tutor, Andrietta Brenk, at firstname.lastname@example.org before enrolling on the course.
For more detailed, pre-enrolment level advice you should please take the French placement test and contact Dr Tatiana Codreanu (Assistant French Coordinator) at email@example.com for a brief assessment, usually carried out via a Teams call, to ensure that you are taking the appropriate level of French.
Course Fees and Rate Categories
|Hours||Weeks||Standard Rate||Internal Rate||Associate Rate|
|10||10||£118 (£11.80 p/h)
||£70 (£7 p/h)||£92 (£9.20 p/h)|
|All fee rates quoted are for the whole 1-term course. Part-payments are not possible. Equivalent to hourly rate is shown for comparison guidance only.|
Rate Categories and Discounts
- Available to all except those who fall under the Internal Rate or Associate Rate category, respectively.
- Current Imperial College students and staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust, Imperial Innovations, ancillary & service staff employed on long-term contracts at Imperial College by third-party contractors)
- Individuals enrolling under our Friends & Family scheme
- Staff of the English Chamber Orchestra
- Students, staff and Governors of Woodhouse College and the IC Mathematics School
- Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
- Austrian Cultural Forum staff
- City & Guilds College Association members
- Co-operative College members
- Francis Crick Institute staff, researchers and students
- Friends and Patrons of the English Chamber Orchestra
- Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
- Friends of Leighton House/ Sambourne House
- Friends of the Royal College of Music
- Harrods staff
- Historic Royal Palaces staff
- Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
- Members of the Friends of Imperial College
- Members of the Kennel Club
- Members of the London Zoological Society
- Members of the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)
- Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- National Health Service (NHS) employees
- Natural History Museum staff
- Residents of postcodes SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8
- Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
- Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
- Royal Geographical Society staff
- Science Museum staff
- Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
- Students (non-Imperial College)
- Teachers and other staff of UK schools
- Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
- Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
- Victoria and Albert Museum staff
It is possible to enrol on many of our adult education courses after the course has already started. For non-language courses this is subject entirely to agreement by the tutor. For language courses it is subject to agreement by the language coordinator conducting level assessment. If you want to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on, particularly in language courses.
Friends and Family Scheme
This course is eligible for the allowing Imperial College students and staff to share their discount with their friends and family.
|Hours||Weeks||Spring term||Summer term||Summer School|
|10||10||Week commencing 16 January to week ending 25 March 2023||n/a||n/a|
|* This is a one-term course|
Web enrolment is now open
Enrolment and payment run through the Imperial College eStore. When enrolling:
- Do check on the drop down menu above called "Course Fees and Rate Categories" to see if you are eligible for a discounted rate and also do make sure you select that rate when enrolling on the eStore
- If you are a first-time eStore user you will need to create an account before enrolling. You can do this by entering an email address and password. This account can then be used for any future enrolments via the eStore.
When you have enrolled you will be sent the following email notifications:
|What is sent||When is it sent||What does it contain|
|1. Payment confirmation||Is sent instantaneously following submission of your online application||
|2. Enrolment confirmation||Is sent within 10 working days. Please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received||
|3. Programme information||Is usually sent on Friday late afternoon the week before term starts||
|If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756|
If you have any questions about the academic content or teaching of this course please contact the Course Tutor, Ms Andrietta Brenk, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about your enrolment or payment processes please contact the Programme Administrator, Christian Jacobi, email@example.com