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Our French (Intermediate) 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. 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 also email us to arrange a telephone consultation. Please see our homepage for our term times.
Dominique is a very enthusiastic tutor, who listens and is happy to answer any questions and uses her own experiences, as a native French person to enhance the learning experience.Lorna Westwood, French (Intermediate)
Please note, the syllabus may vary according to class progress and availability of materials.
- Public and private life
- Justifying a choice
- fairy tale vs play
- Interviews and personality
- Past experiences
- Reflecting on job interviews and linguistic experiences
- Ideal/imaginary trip
- Theatre in France
- Characters and staging
- Discussing hopes and plans
- Lost opportunities and regrets
- Stage directions
- Intonations and irony
- Political life in France
- Ideological debates about de-growth
- Different types of correspondence: letters, postcards and emails
- Forms of address and forms of taking one’s leave
- Expressing obligation, possibility and prohibition
- Famous calls to action to French and Belgian population
- The French speaking cinema
- Posters and critiques
- Characters of a movie
- Basic structure of a story
- Expressing our opinion
- Revision of past tenses
- Past participle (été, eu)
- Perfect tense (j’ai vu, elle est partie)
- Imperfect (j’habitais)
- Pluperfect (j’avais habité)
- Agreement of the past participle (avoir, être)
- Direct object pronoun (le pronom COD, me, te, le)
- Expressing the cause (markers of cause, parce que, comme, puisque)
- Expressing a wish, a probability (if + imperfect-conditional)
- Formation of present conditional
- Expressing a hypothesis
- Situating in the space by the use of prepositions (à, en, au, à l’intérieur, à proximité etc.)
- Formation of past conditional
- Adverbs in –ment
- Adjectives used as an adverb
- Expressing future with espérer que + simple future
- Verbs of opinion (je pense que, je trouve que...)
- Present subjonctive (Je souhaite vraiment que vous teniez compte de...)
- Formation and mood of feeling verbs (Je me réjouis de)
- Impersonal verbs (Il faut…, Il est interdit)
- Gerund (en marchant)
- Present participle (ayant)
- Direct/indirect pronouns in a sentence (Tu me le donnes? Je le leur ai déjà dit)
- Relative pronouns (ce que, ce qui, ce dont)
- Participle preposition (L’actrice jouant le rôle de mère ne m’a pas convaincu)
Entre Nous B1 ISBN 9788416273249
We do not recommend you buy the course book before starting the course, in case the tutor changes the course book 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 book to purchase.
Classes run 7pm – 8:30pm on Tuesday evenings, with 12 classes per term.
Approximately 18 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.
Facilities and software
All evening language students have access to our Language Study Area, which is based in the Library and Learning Centre on campus and has lots of self-study resources for language-learning. Read the language study area access details (PDF) for more information.
All applicants should be aged 18 and over.
|1||You should have a good knowledge of French. You will be expected to have knowledge of the topics and grammar covered in our French (Pre-Intermediate) course.|
|2||You will be expected to have knowledge of the topics and grammar covered in Term 1 of our French (Intermediate) course.|
Fees and funding
Fees are to be confirmed
How to apply
Please register your interest for details of our next course.
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.
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Course location and contact details
Campus locationStag Hill
Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught.
- Phone: +44 (0)1483 684047
University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH