French (Beginners)

Key information

Start date:
To be confirmed


Our French (Beginners) evening language classes are open to adult learners, aged 18 and over, and are taught by skilled and experienced tutors.

Classes are delivered over two terms and you can join at the beginning of each term. Please note that Term 2 is a continuation of Term 1. If you are a complete beginner, you should not join mid-way through the year, but instead wait and join in the autumn when the complete beginner courses start. To complete a full level, you need to attend the two consecutive terms.

To ensure that you enrol on the right course please check your language level with our tutors at one of our open evenings. Alternatively, you can email us to arrange a telephone consultation.

Please see our homepage for term times.

Course details

Please note, the syllabus may vary according to class progress and availability of materials.

Course leader

Morgane Laurens


Reading list

Version Originale 1: Student's Book + CD + DVD (Bilingual edition), Monique Denyer, Agustin Garmendia and Marie-Laure Lions-Olivieri, ISBN: 978-0850482300.

Version Originale 1 - Workbook (English edition), Marie-Laure Lions Olivieri, Michael Magne, ISBN: 978-8484436942.

We do not recommend you buy the course books before starting the course, in case the tutor changes the course books or you need to transfer to a different level. Our tutor will bring copies for the first class and will let you know which course books to purchase.


Classes run 7pm – 8:30pm on Monday evenings, with 12 classes per term.

Class size

Approximately 16 students.


At the end of each term, we will issue you with a certificate of attendance if you have been to a minimum of 75% of your classes.

Entry requirements

All applicants should be aged 18 and over.

TermRequired experience
1No prior knowledge is required.
2You should have a very basic knowledge of French. You will be expected to have knowledge of the topics and grammar covered in Term 1 of our French (Beginners) course.

Fees and funding

Fees are to be confirmed

How to apply

Bookings are made via our online store. We advise early enrolment to secure a place.

Apply now

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the evening language classes privacy notice


This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the commencement of the course. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read the full disclaimer.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 


University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH