“These classes are a bright spot in my week! I was searching for the right French course for a while. There are a few options in town, but I easily chose L’école de français given the instructors’ responsiveness and the many class options. The teachers are organized and well-prepared, and they keep the classes very engaging (even online!). At level b2, I thought I already knew a lot – I was wrong 😉 I’m learning something new by the minute. Overall, great value and can recommend!”
We make learning French fun!
Learning grammar rules and getting long strings of words into your head… hard work. But at L’école de français you do that in a playful way, at school or online. The teachers have, as far as possible, French as their mother tongue. Due to the small groups (max. 8 students), you get optimal attention and every opportunity to practice speaking French in a pleasant atmosphere. Courses are available for every level, from beginners to advanced. And not only for adults, but also for young children and teenagers. There are also Business French courses as well as Intensive courses (18 hours in one week). View our exceptionally wide range of courses and discover the power of L’école de français: educational and fun!
Which lesson level suits you?
The levels of our courses are based on the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Below you can read which lesson goal we have for each level. If you have any questions, please contact us. Together we will find the course at the level that suits you best.
Recognize and use familiar words and simple phrases for concrete purposes. To be able to introduce yourself or someone else. Ask and answer basic questions about home, family, surroundings, etc. Communicate in a basic way when the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is ready to repeat or reformulate to help communication.At this level we have two sections: A1.1 Beginner-Start (first acquaintance with French) and A1.2 Beginner-Restart (for students that have had basic French lessons long time ago).
We focus on interacting in French and practising with games and role-playing. If you have learnt some French but still feel uncomfortable to speak, this is the perfect course for you. Gain confidence and speak French with our theatre teacher! This course is excellent preparation for the oral exam of the DELF level A. At this level we have two sections: A2.1 Elementary-1 and A2.2 Elementary-2.
On completion of our course you’ll be able to do the following: Understand the main points of clear standard communication on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where French is spoken. Be able to produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. We have two sections: B1.1 Intermediate-1 and B1.2 Intermediate-2.
B2 Upper intermediate
Understand the main ideas of complex text both on abstract and concrete topics, including technical discussions in your own field of work or study Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the pros and cons of various options. We have two sections: B2.1 Upper intermediate-1 and B2.2 Upper intermediate-2.
C1 Operational proficiency or advanced
The aims of C1 are to be able to: Understand a wide range of long and complex texts, including any subtextual or stylistic nuances. Express yourself freely and fluidly, without obviously fumbling for words. Use the language effectively and fluently in a social, professional or academic context. Speak in a clear, organized way about complex subjects, developing a well-structured argument.
Our Happy Students
“Fantastic school to learn French! The teachers are so much fun and they are very dedicated. They also organise events which makes the learning process more entertaining. Strongly recommended for kids and adults!”
“I am really satisfied with the course! Elodie is a great teacher!
In just 25 hours I feel like I made so much progress. Before the course, I didn’t dare to speak and right now I’m doing business-related 1-to-1’s in French! (with of course still English moments in it)
I must say that my interest in the language helps a lot but I would definitely recommend this teaching method. The books are clear and the assignments are quite fun.”
Rowan (Club Med)Designer
“What an inspiring, professional and fun language school! I’ve done courses there both online and at Keizersgracht with three different teachers, all of them simply excellent! Finally a school with more flexible or even custom-made classes, really worth checking out!”
“My daughter did the intensive one week B2 French course and had a great experience. The course was very well taught by a native speaking French teacher. She had to work hard but learned a lot and gained a lot of confidence. Communication with the language school was friendly and helpful. Many thanks for an excellent course!”
“Fantastic teachers and a positive, enjoyable and practical approach to the work. Beautiful central location and a highly professional school.”
“A fantastic place to learn French. The teachers are great; professional and friendly – even at 7.30 am in the morning 🙂 In addition, the school is located in a beautiful location in the heart of Amsterdam. I’ve been going for soon 2 years, and couldn’t recommend it enough.”