Absolute Beginners

This group is suitable for people with no prior knowledge of French.

Do you go to France on a regular basis? Or have you always wanted to learn French, but always thought it would be too hard? This is the course for you: in a small group, with a friendly atmosphere, Lise will teach you what you need to know to start talking!

You can expect to learn basic conversational French, with a specific emphasis on pronunciation.

By the end of the course, you will be able to operate at very basic level, which should enable you to cope with most ‘tourist’ situations.

Contact Lise today to check if this is the right class for you: Free 30 minutes assessment of your present level!

 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY:

BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

  • The fees include documents used in class, as well as a selection of tea/coffee/herbal teas.
  • Minimum number of students: 4
  • Maximum number of students: 8

For more information and for a free assessment of your level to determine if this is the right group for you, contact Lise at lise@edilang.com or on (0131) 667 3999.

Post-Beginner/Refresher French evening class

  • Tuesdays, 6-7.30pm – £115 for 10 weeks (15 hours)
  • Wednesdays, 10-11.30am – £115 for 10 weeks (15 hours)

This group is suitable for people who have studied French at school a long time ago or in evening classes, and who want to refresh their basic knowledge.


Primarily an activity-based course, with elements to allow the students to become more autonomous. By the end of the course, the students will be able to operate at basic level in every day tourist situations. We will also work on tenses (past, conditional) which will enable you to develop actual conversational skills.

Interested in joining one of Lise’s Post-Beginner/Refresher French conversation group? Why not contact Lise today for a chat? Free assessment of your level to check whether this is the right group for you.

Gift vouchers are also available if you would like to offer  someone a special gift that will last them for 10 weeks! Contact Lise for more information 🙂 or buy your own here.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY:

BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

  • Classes start in January 2015 and will last for 10 weeks, until the end of March.
  • The fees include documents used in class, as well as a selection of tea/coffee/herbal teas.
  • Minimum number of students: 4
  • Maximum number of students: 8

For more information and for a free assessment of your level to determine if this is the right group for you, contact Lise at lise@edilang.com or on (0131) 667 3999.

Lise is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

Elementary French Classes

This is the perfect sequel to a Beginner or Refresher course. Still more grammar extravaganza (ahem!) and conversation based on board games. We will perfect the art of talking about things past this term, and of things to come.

This evening class will bring you the confidence and the practice you need: it will have you talk in French in no time.

The informal way Lise teaches this class means that students quickly feel at ease and leave their inhibitions behind, enabling them to focus on learning through interactive and fun games and exercises.

In this course, the group will start by a quick revision of the basics (present, elementary vocabulary etc.), and will quickly move on to the past and the future tenses. Carefully selected exercises will mean that by the end of the course, everyone will feel able to talk about most subjects that interest them in French at a elementary level.

Classes are kept small in terms of size, as there is a maximum of 8 people per group. This ensures that everyone can participate in the course of the lesson and that no one can “hide”. It also helps create a friendly atmosphere, which is very conducive to learning.

Availability of the Elementary French conversation classes:

  • Evening: Tuesdays, 6-7.30pm

Grammar

Through the use of board games, the group shall improve on specific aspects of grammar that students find tricky at this level.

  • Present tense
  • Past tense :
  • perfect,
  • imperfect
  • and pluperfect
  • Introduction to the Conditional
  • Introduction to Pronouns

Fluency

The use of board games and other facilitators for learning ensure that everyone is speaking in French, almost without realising it. The activities are carefully devised to ensure that new vocabulary and more complex grammar are acquired without ever getting to be too intimidating.

Vocabulary & knowledge

Every week, students receive a short list of words and structures studied in the course of the previous week. The group’s teacher starts each lesson by going over that new French vocabulary in class with the students who explain it into French: this process enables a deeper understanding allowing the students to memorise the newly acquired structures better, seemingly effortlessly.

Interested in joining Lise’s elementary French conversation groups? Why not contact Lise today to check if this is the right level for you? >>> Free 30 minutes assessment of your present level!

Gift vouchers are also available if you would like to offer someone a special gift that will last them for 10 weeks! Contact Lise for more information 🙂

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY:

BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

  • Classes start on week commencing 15 April 2013 and will last for 10 weeks, until the end of June 2013.
  • The fees (£110) include documents used in class, as well as a selection of tea/coffee/herbal teas.
  • Minimum number of students: 4
  • Maximum number of students: 8

For more information and for a free assessment of your level to determine if this is the right group for you, contact Lise at lise@edilang.com or on (0131) 557 27 34.

Lise is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

Advanced French Conversation

This French class  is suitable for people who already have a substantial vocabulary and a good grasp of French grammar. It focuses on improving fluency and facilitating conversation in French through stimulating and rewarding games and exercises.

It also tackles common grammar mistakes/problems through play, which alleviates the sense of repetitive boredom that could stem from studying grammar more formally and renders it much more appealing and almost effortless.

Classes are kept small in terms of size, as there is a maximum of 8 people per group. This ensures that everyone can participate in the course of the lesson  and that no one can “hide”. It also helps create a friendly atmosphere, which is very conducive to learning.

Availability of the Advanced French conversation classes:

  • Day: Tuesdays, 10-11.30am
  • Evening: Mondays, 7-8.30pm — Tuesdays, 8-9.30pm

Grammar

Through the use of board games, the group shall improve on specific aspects of grammar that students find tricky at this level.

  • Past tense revision (perfect, imperfect and pluperfect)
  • Conditional
  • Subjunctive
  • Pronouns
  • Relative clauses

Fluency

Using a French magazine, the group will focus every week on specific articles chosen by the students. This will introduce new vocabulary and more complex sentence structures, and help focus conversation on specific themes that are of interest to everyone in the group.

Vocabulary & knowledge

Every week, students receive a short list of words and structures studied in the course of the previous week. The group’s teacher starts each lesson by going over that new French vocabulary in class with the students who explain it into French: this process enables a deeper understanding allowing the students to memorise the newly acquired structures better, seemingly effortlessly.

Interested in joining one of Lise’s advanced French conversation groups? Why not contact Lise today to check if this is the right level for you? >>> Free 30 minutes assessment of your present level!

Gift vouchers are also available if you would like to offer  someone a special gift that will last them for 10 weeks! Contact Lise for more information 🙂 or buy your own here.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY:

BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

  • Classes start in January 2015 and will last for 10 weeks, until the end of March 2015.
  • The fees (£115)  include documents used in class, as well as a selection of tea/coffee/herbal teas.
  • Minimum number of students: 4
  • Maximum number of students: 8

For more information and for a free assessment of your level to determine if this is the right group for you, contact Lise at lise@edilang.com or on (0131) 667 39 99.

Lise is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

French things to do in November!

THINGS YOU CAN DO OUTSIDE CONTACT HOURS IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER:
French meetup: every Tuesday in the Queen’s Arms, French/English exchange. Every second Wednesday, pub meet-up.

Cinema:

Filmhouse:

Le Testament d’Orphée (The Testament of Orpheus)

Showing Tue 02 Nov only

The Great Love (Le grand amour)

Showing Thu 11 Nov only

Diva

Showing Fri 12 Nov only

Little Nicolas (Le petit Nicolas)

Showing to Sun 14 Nov

Mademoiselle Chambon

Showing Mon 15 Nov only

Dumas (L’autre Dumas)

Showing to Tue 16 Nov

An Ordinary Execution (Une exécution ordinaire)

Showing Wed 17 Nov only

L’Atalante

Showing to Wed 17 Nov

Bus Palladium

Showing Sat 20 Nov only

Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)

Showing Sun 21 Nov only

Change of Plans (Le code a changé)

Showing Mon 22 Nov only

Khamsa

Showing to Mon 22 Nov

Regrets (Les regrets)

Showing to Tue 23 Nov

Making Plans for Lena (Non ma fille, tu n’iras pas danser)

Showing Wed 24 Nov only

Imogène McCarthery

Showing Fri 26 Nov only

Loin (Far)

Showing Sat 27 Nov only

LOL

Showing Sun 28 Nov only