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Semi-Intensive French

Course overview

'Build confidence, work hard and have fun – Learn how to use French more effectively in real-life situations.' 

The General French Semi-Intensive course at EP Paris consists of 20 lessons in the morning or afternoon plus one extra lesson per day (e.g., functional language/pronunciation/writing/authentic listening/speaking and discussion). The additional lesson builds on the language from the main sessions and focuses on a particular area, for example, writing or functional French for real-life situations.  

The General French programme at EP Paris is designed to help you develop your French language and communication skills, giving you the confidence and ability to function in everyday situations. You will practise your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a communicative approach with the help of our experienced and qualified teachers. With General French Semi-intensive Courses, there are also many opportunities for you to learn and practise your French language skills in 'real-life' situations.  

At EP Paris, we offer six levels of General French Courses from Beginner to Advanced.   

  • Our Beginner level class accepts students with very little exposure to French.  
  • Lower-level students may also choose to increase their progress by taking additional 1-1 classes.  
  • Our Advanced General French class is for students with high-level communicative skills.  
  • Some students may also consider an intensive course to accelerate their learning or go on to study French examination preparation courses.  
  • For those students who would like more time to explore the city in which they're studying, we recommend the 'Classic 20' or 'Semi-intensive 25' course.

French Semi-Intensive course class schedule

Lesson 1
9:15 to 10:00

Phrasal verbs with ‘get'.
Lesson 2
10.00 – 10.45
Reading skills:
Skimming and scanning texts.
BREAK Coffee time!
Lesson 3
11.00 – 11.45
Discussing anecdotes with a partner about past situations and further practise of phrasal verbs with ‘get’ in context.
Lesson 4
11.45 -12.30
Listening for gist and detail and speaking for accuracy and fluency Grammar and Vocabulary: e.g. Making requests, telling and understanding times and using polite language and structures
BREAK Relax!

Lesson 5
12:45 to 13:40

Focus on fluency.
After you take a General French Semi-intensive at EP Paris, you should:
  • Have improved your listening, reading and writing skills.  
  • Be able to speak French with more confidence and fluency.  
  • Have developed your French vocabulary knowledge.  
  • Have a better understanding of French grammatical structures.  
  • Have a greater knowledge of useful functional language needed in everyday real-life situations.  

To get the most out of your learning experience, we recommend that you attend at least 85% of classes, complete all homework given, and do self-study as directed by your teacher. 

Hear what our team has to say

At EP Paris, we believe that everyone can learn French, no matter where they are in their language journey. We use a variety of theoretical and practical teaching methodologies to meet the learning needs of all our students. Our positive and supportive learning environment gives you the ideal place to learn and practise your French language skills in real-life situations.  

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