French Intensive Weekend - Lower Intermediate

Course details


Sat 28 Mar 2020 - Sun 29 Mar 2020
9.30am-4.00pm / 9.15am-1.30pm

French Intensive Weekend - Lower Intermediate


Lower Intermediate   

Our Lower Intermediate course is for those who have, or are near, GCSE level/A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students will have probably done two years or more of French prior to the course, but are feeling rusty. Students will be able to cope confidently with everyday situations and understand very short simple texts such as advertisements, menus and personal letters. On this course, we will consolidate tenses such as: present, past and future and expand vocabulary related to social/everyday situations.

Do you want to give your French a boost? Come and join us for an interactive and fun language weekend! Nine hours of face-to-face teaching in small group classes, limited to 14. 


Programme details

to be held at Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford


9.15am         Registration at Ewert House Reception

9.30am         Course starts – Session one

11.00am       Coffee / Tea*

11.15am       Session two

12.45pm       Baguette Lunch*

1.30pm         Session three

2.45pm         Tea / Coffee*

3.00pm         Session four

4.00pm         Course disperses



9.15am         Course starts – Session one

10.45am       Coffee / Tea*

11.00am       Session two

12.30pm       Coffee / Tea*

12.45pm       Session three

1.30pm         Course disperses


* All served in the Dining Room (lecture room 5 at Ewert House)


Please note this course is being held at Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford and NOT at Rewley House.

If you plan to drive to Ewert House, private parking is provided and permits will be available from Ewert House Reception on Saturday (and not before), all you do is fill out the parking form with your car registration number at the Reception desk when you arrive and then go and place it on your dash board.

Emergency contact for the weekend - Ewert House Reception: 01865 280800.

On arrival at Ewert House on Saturday you will be given a folder which will contain some information you should read before the start of the course. Inside you’ll find:

- a timetable for both days of the course explaining which room you’ll need to go to for each session;

- an inside plan of Ewert House with the room numbers clearly marked on it;

- an evaluation questionnaire; we’d be very grateful for any feedback to help us deliver the course that you really enjoy and can benefit from; and

- a name badge to wear throughout the weekend.

Should you find, or your tutor should suggest, that you are not at the right level for you, and wish to be moved up or down a level, this will only be possible if there is space in the level you wish to move to.

You must speak to Mashail Ali, Course Director for the Intensive weekend, after the first session on Saturday morning. You will find Mashail in Lecture Room 5 where your teas and coffees will be served during the breaks.

We wish you a successful and enjoyable time.




Description Costs
Tuition (includes coffee/tea both days & a baguette on Saturday) £115.00


If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.

Concessionary fees for short courses



Dr Mashail Ali

Director of Studies

Dr Ali is a Departmental Lecturer and Director of Studies in Language and Cultural Studies, OUDCE.


Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.


Accommodation is not included in the price, but depending on availability it may be possible to stay at Rewley House on Friday and / or Saturday night.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email for details of availability and discounted prices.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.