French (Beginners)

Key information

Start date:

Attendance dates:

October 2022: 11, 18, 25
November 2022: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
December 2022: 06
January 2023: 10, 17, 24

Time commitment: 1hr 30 min per week


Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

Start date:

Attendance dates:

February 2023: 07, 14, 21, 28
March 2023: 07, 14, 21, 28
April 2023: 18, 25
May 2023: 02, 09

Time commitment: 1hr 30 min per week


Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:


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

From October 2022 to May 2023 classes will be taught in person. 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

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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 Tuesday evenings, with 12 classes per term.

Class size

Maximum of 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

    Price per person:

    £225 for one term


    £180 for one term

    Current Surrey degree student/staff

    For members of the public registered on Term 1 booking again for Term 2, discounts on fees (if any) will be applicable.

    Additional costs

    Books: approximately £25 - £40 (for three terms).

    How to apply

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

    Term 1 registration deadline: 30 September 2022.

    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 more.