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 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
  • Evening: Thursdays, 6-7.30pm
  • Day: Mondays, 2.30-4pm


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


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! 



  • Classes start on week commencing 11 January 2021  and will last for 4 weeks, initially.
  • The fees (£50) include documents used in class.
  • 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) 6673999.