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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 22 April 2024 and consists of 11 lessons of 120 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.

OK Starting September 2023, TaalTaal will offer an upgraded course program with regular lessons of 2 hours each so that you will make progress more quickly at a pace that's still comfortable. If you're an existing student and would like to learn which follow-up class is the best fit for you, please feel free to contact us.

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

Course overview

Français Débutant 1 (A0-A1)

week commencing 22 April
€335

Description: 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.

For whom: Beginners with no prior knowledge of French.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Tuesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Wednesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

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

book

Entre Nous 1 €40.00

(ISBN: 9789463250191)

Français Débutant 2 (A1)

week commencing 22 April
€335

Description: In this course, we build your vocabulary to enable you to talk about a variety of subjects including your hobbies, plans and shopping. We will discuss the past tense (passé composé) and future tense (futur proche) as well as du, de la, de l' and des. Themes include ordering something in a restaurant, your own eating habits, clothing, colors and telling the time. 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. Other topics include the possessive pronoun, other forms of negative expressions and a few new irregular verbs.

For whom: Students who completed Français Débutant 1 or already have a CEFR level of A0-A1.

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

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

book

Entre Nous 1 €40.00

(ISBN: 9789463250191)

Français Élémentaire 1 (A1-A2)

week commencing 22 April
€335

For whom: Students who completed Français Débutant 2 or already have a CEFR level of A1.

Result after the course: Your vocabulary is larger which makes it easier for you to start a conversation. You can write short letters and read articles, magazines and newspapers.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Monday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Tuesday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs

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

book

Entre Nous 2 €38.00

(ISBN: 9789463250207)

Français Élémentaire 2 (A2)

week commencing 22 April
€335

For whom: Students who completed Français Élémentaire 1 or already have a CEFR level of A1-A2.

Result after the course: You can participate fully in thematical discussions about several subjects. You are able to formulate questions about texts and to voice your opinion. Your listening skills have improved. Your vocabulary has broadened and you speak much more freely. You can participate in a group discussion and make yourself understood.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Monday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Tuesday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

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

book

Entre Nous 2 €38.00

(ISBN: 9789463250207)

Français Intermédiaire 1 (A2+)

week commencing 22 April
€335

For whom: Students who completed Français Élémentaire 2 or already have a CEFR level of A2.

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:

* Wednesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs
* Thursday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs

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

book

Édito B1 €33.00

(ISBN: 9783125295162)

book

Édito B1 Cahier d'exercices €15.00

(ISBN: 9783125295179)

Français Intermédiaire 2 (A2-B1)

week commencing 22 April
€335

For whom: Students who completed Français Intermédiaire 1 or already have a CEFR level of A2+.

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.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

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

book

Édito B1 €33.00

(ISBN: 9783125295162)

book

Édito B1 Cahier d'exercices €15.00

(ISBN: 9783125295179)

Français Intermédiaire 3 (B1)

week commencing 22 April
€335

For whom: Students who completed Français Intermédiaire 2 or already have a CEFR level of A2-B1.

Result after the course: Your French is greatly improved to the point that you might be mistaken for a native speaker at times. You should be able to handle most situations during travel to a French speaking region or take part in conversations about topics you're familiar with including family, hobbies, work and day to day subjects.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Thursday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs
* Friday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs

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

book

Édito B1 €33.00

(ISBN: 9783125295162)

book

Édito B1 Cahier d'exercices €15.00

(ISBN: 9783125295179)

Français Avancé 1 (B1+)

week commencing 22 April
€335

Description: 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.

For whom: Students who completed Français Intermédiaire 3 or already have a CEFR level of B1.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Thursday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Friday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs

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

book

Édito B2 (4) €35.00

(ISBN: 9782278103676)

book

Édito B2 (4) Cahier d'exercices €21.00

(ISBN: 9782278104307)

Français Avancé 2 (B1-B2)

week commencing 22 April
€335

Description: The course continues to offer a comprehensive review of advanced grammar structures, while working on developing proficiency and advancing in communicative skills. The focus is on the dynamic application of the living language through dialogue, phonetics and vocabulary.

For whom: Students who completed Français Avancé 1 or already have a CEFR level of B1+.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Friday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs

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

book

Édito B2 (4) €35.00

(ISBN: 9782278103676)

book

Édito B2 (4) Cahier d'exercices €21.00

(ISBN: 9782278104307)

Français Avancé 3 (B2)

week commencing 22 April
€335

For whom: Students who completed Français Avancé 2 or already have a CEFR level of B1-B2.

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: Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

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

book

Édito B2 (4) €35.00

(ISBN: 9782278103676)

book

Édito B2 (4) Cahier d'exercices €21.00

(ISBN: 9782278104307)

French Conversation A+ (A2+)

week commencing 22 April
€335

Description: This conversation class is suitable in combination with a regular class. You can also decide to follow the conversation course only. It is more focused on the vocabulary than grammar, but just enough to help you with sentence structures. A practical approach will be used to assist you in speaking correctly.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Friday between 16:00 and 18:00 hrs

French Conversation B+

week commencing 22 April
€335

Result after the course: Like the Conversation A classes, the B version is very suitable for following in conjunction with a regular class. You can also take only the conversation class. There is a bit more emphasis on vocabulary and a little bit of grammar to make sure the sentence structures are all right. This is done from a practical approach.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs

Français Débutant/EN 1 (A0-A1)

week commencing 22 April
€335

Description: 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.

For whom: Beginners with no prior knowledge of French and need instruction from English.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Wednesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

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

book

Entre Nous 1 €40.00

(ISBN: 9789463250191)

Français Débutant/EN 2 (A1)

week commencing 22 April
€335

Description: In this course, we build your vocabulary to enable you to talk about a variety of subjects including your hobbies, plans and shopping. We will discuss the past tense (passé composé) and future tense (futur proche) as well as du, de la, de l' and des. Themes include ordering something in a restaurant, your own eating habits, clothing, colors and telling the time. 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. Other topics include the possessive pronoun, other forms of negative expressions and a few new irregular verbs.

For whom: Students who completed Français Débutant 1 or already have a CEFR level of A0-A1 and need instruction from English.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Monday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs
* Wednesday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs

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

book

Entre Nous 1 €40.00

(ISBN: 9789463250191)

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.

book

Entre Nous 1 €40.00

(ISBN: 9789463250191)

book

Entre Nous 2 €38.00

(ISBN: 9789463250207)

book

Édito B1 €33.00

(ISBN: 9783125295162)

book

Édito B2 €35.00

(ISBN: 9782278080984)

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 *