French courses

TaalTaal offers quality French courses on several levels. Our groups are small and dynamic, so you will have lots of personal attention and guidance.

The new season starts in the week of 19 September 2022 and consists of 11 lessons of 90 minutes.

It is possible to sign up for a course that is already running. Please take into account about 2.5 hours of self-study and homework next to the regular courses.

Are you interested in signing up? Please use the sign up buttons located under each course description. If you have any questions, you're welcome to call us, send an e-mail or use the contact form.

NOTE: if you prefer all instruction and lesson materials to be in English, you can sign up for the "French/EN" courses, which may be beneficial for beginner levels.

Please note: private lessons and intensive courses can be started at any time.

Course overview

French Level 1 (A0+)

week commencing 19 September
€252

For whom:  French 1 is the first part of the basic course (CEFR A1 level). The complete A1 level consists of 3 parts.

Result after the course:  During this course, we will start studying the French Language by immediately paying a lot of attention to the pronunciation of French words. You will also learn how to greet someone and how to say goodbye. In addition, you will learn how to say your name, where you live and how you are doing. What else will be discussed? Numerals, verb forms connected to the regular verbs ending in -er, some irregular verbs, sentences in the negative form and different ways of asking a question in French. At the end of this course, you will be able to talk about yourself, and understand and answer simple questions.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs or Tuesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs or Thursday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Voyages édition internationale 1 €29.50

(ISBN: 9789462934375)

Voyages édition internationale 1 cahier d'activités €24.50

(ISBN: 9789462934382)

French Level 2 (A0-A1)

week commencing 19 September
€252

Result after the course:  In this course we will go shopping and discuss du, de la, de l' and des. Themes that will be discussed include: ordering something in a restaurant, your own eating habits, clothing, colors and telling the time. Which grammar will be examined in French 2? The indicative pronoun, question sentences involving question words, verbs ending in -ir and some new irregular verbs. After this course you will be able say what time it is, what you like to eat and drink, what kind of groceries you need and what the price of a product is. You will also be capable of reading short texts and answer questions connected to these texts.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 17:00 and 18:30 hrs or Thursday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs ( start: week of 3 October)

French 2 is the second part of the basic course (CEFR A1 level). The complete A1 level consists of 3 parts. Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Voyages édition internationale 1 €29.50

(ISBN: 9789462934375)

Voyages édition internationale 1 cahier d'activités €24.50

(ISBN: 9789462934382)

French Level 3 (A1)

week commencing 3 October
€252

Result after the course:  By now you will have built up a nice vocabulary and speaking French will start becoming easier for you to do. You will be able to talk about your hobbies and your plans for the future and read longer texts. In the course French 3, we will be talking about the weather, holidays and family. Furthermore, you will learn how to describe someone's appearance and character. We will converse about accepting and rejecting an invitation and how to say something in the Past Tense (passé composé) and Future Tense (futur proche). Other grammar subjects that will be covered are : the possessive pronoun, other forms of negative expressions and a few new irregular verbs will be introduced.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

French 3 is the third part of the basic course(CEFR A1 level). The complete A1 level consists of 3 parts. Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Voyages édition internationale 1 €29.50

(ISBN: 9789462934375)

Voyages édition internationale 1 cahier d'activités €24.50

(ISBN: 9789462934382)

French Level 3+ (A1)

week commencing 19 September
€252

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Voyages édition internationale 1 €29.50

(ISBN: 9789462934375)

Voyages édition internationale 1 cahier d'activités €24.50

(ISBN: 9789462934382)

French Level 5 (A1-A2)

week commencing 19 September
€252

Result after the course:  You can hold a speech about a self chosen subject and participate in theme related discussions. You will have a better knowledge of grammar and possess a larger vocabulary.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

French 5 is the second part of the course Intermediate (CEFR A2 level). The complete CEFR A2 consists of 3 parts. Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Entre Nous 2 €35.00

(ISBN: 9789463250207)

French Level 7 (A2+)

week commencing 19 September
€252

Result after the course:  You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Édito B1 €33.00

(ISBN: 9783125295162)

Édito B1 Cahier d'exercices €15.00

(ISBN: 9783125295179)

French Level 8 (A2-B1)

week commencing 26 September
€252

Result after the course:  During this course we shall talk a lot about everyday subjects, current events, and themes like all the French public holidays and celebrations and what is understood by “the French speaking world”. Various grammatical subjects will be addressed: such as the subjunctive, the different past tenses and the relative clause. The texts you are going to read will be of a higher level, but you will be able to read them increasingly easier as you get along. In addition you will notice you are able to express yourself more fluently in French, whatever the situation.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

French 8 is the second part of the advanced course CEFR B1 level). The complete CEFR B1 level consists of 4 parts. Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Édito B1 €33.00

(ISBN: 9783125295162)

Édito B1 Cahier d'exercices €15.00

(ISBN: 9783125295179)

French Level 11 (B1+)

week commencing 19 September
€252

Result after the course:  During this course we shall talk a lot about everyday subjects, current events, and themes like all the French public holidays and celebrations and what is understood by “the French speaking world”. Various grammatical subjects will be addressed: such as the subjunctive, the different past tenses and the relative clause. The texts you are going to read will be of a higher level, but you will be able to read them increasingly easier as you get along. In addition you will notice you are able to express yourself more fluently in French, whatever the situation.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Friday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Édito B2 €35.00

(ISBN: 9782278080984)

Édito B2 Cahier d'exercices €21.00

(ISBN: 9783125293953)

French Level 14 (B2)

week commencing 26 September
€252

Result after the course:  Students will be able to argue effectively, explain and defend their points of view in a debate and build reasoning brilliantly. Fundamentally they will take another step into a degree of awareness of the language, noticing their own mistakes and trying to avoid them during their conversations. They are also able to understand grammatically complicated messages.To be able to correctly apply grammar is a fundamental aspect of this course.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 18:00 and 19:30 hrs

French 14 is the last part to achieve the CEFR B2 level. The complete CEFR B2 level consists of 4 parts. Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Édito B2 €35.00

(ISBN: 9782278080984)

Édito B2 Cahier d'exercices €21.00

(ISBN: 9783125293953)

French/EN Level 3 (A1)

week commencing 19 September
€252

For whom:  This course is tailor made for English speaking students. All explanations and extra course material are in English. It's the perfect course if you would like to learn a basic level of French and don't speak Dutch. You can follow higher levels with regular students.

Result after the course:  By now you will have built up a nice vocabulary and speaking French will start becoming easier for you to do. You will be able to talk about your hobbies and your plans for the future and read longer texts. In the course French 3, we will be talking about the weather, holidays and family. Furthermore, you will learn how to describe someone's appearance and character. We will converse about accepting and rejecting an invitation and how to say something in the Past Tense (passé composé) and Future Tense (futur proche). Other grammar subjects that will be covered are : the possessive pronoun, other forms of negative expressions and a few new irregular verbs will be introduced.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 12:30 and 14:00 hrs

French 3 is the third part of the basic course(CEFR A1 level). The complete A1 level consists of 3 parts. Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Entre Nous 1 €33.00

(ISBN: 9788484439189)

Accelerated French/EN 2 (A2)

week commencing 19 September
€770

Description:  Accelerated French/EN 2 (A2) is aimed at students who prefer English as the language of instruction. This course further develops the participants' language skills and their understanding of the culture, society and daily life in French-speaking countries. It will further develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in French, covering a range of predictable situations and familiarising students with a range of simple grammar structures.

For whom:  For students who have successfully completed Accelerated French/EN 1 (A1) at TaalTaal or students who have demonstrated linguistic skills to complete an A1 level. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake in order for us to determine your level.

Result after the course:  By the end of the course, students will be able to perform as an A2 Basic level user (Waystage) of the Common European Framework (CEFR). Successful completion of Accelerated French/EN 2 qualifies students to advance to Accelerated French/EN 3(B1.1)

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 11 weeks: Monday and Wednesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs or Tuesday and Thursday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Entre Nous 2 €35.00

(ISBN: 9789463250207)

Accelerated French/EN 6 (B2.2)

week commencing 26 September
€600

Description:  Accelerated French/EN 6 (B2.2) is the last part of 2 courses for achieving the CEFR B2 level. It is an advanced language course that aims at strengthening and consolidating comprehension and production of oral and written French. By the end of the course, students should be able speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary, so they can participate effectively in most conversations on practical, social, and professional topics; they can understand the essentials of speech in a standard dialect including technical discussions within a special field, reading within a normal range of speed with almost complete comprehension of a variety of authentic prose material about unfamiliar subjects.

For whom:  For students who have successfully completed Accelerated French/EN 5 (B2.1) at TaalTaal. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake in order for us to determine your level.

Result after the course:  By the end of the course, students will be able to perform as a B2 Independent level user (Vantage) of the Common European Framework (CEFR).

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 9 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

Édito B2 €35.00

(ISBN: 9782278080984)

Édito B2 Cahier d'exercices €21.00

(ISBN: 9783125293953)

Intensive French Course

€975

Description: An intensive course is given privately (for 1 person) and consists of 15 contact hours divided over 1 or 2 weeks, for example 5 consecutive days of 3 hours each. The exact configuration can be discussed with the teacher for best possible results. Please do take into account time needed for self-study and homework.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  flexible

Lesson method: Any lesson method may be used, but as an indication, you can consider one of the following standard books.

Voyages édition internationale 1 €29.50

(ISBN: 9789462934375)

Voyages édition internationale 1 cahier d'activités €24.50

(ISBN: 9789462934382)

Totem 2 : Livre de l'élève + DVD-ROM + manuel numérique simple inclus €26.00

(ISBN: 9782011560551)

Totem 2 : Cahier d'activités + CD audio €16.00

(ISBN: 9782011560568)

Our Philosophy

* Quality education by experienced teachers * Focus on practical results * Lots of conversation * Excellent return on price + time investment * Excursions with teacher and fellow students (on request) * Accelerated courses available *