French Intensive Weekend - Post-Beginners


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 18. 

Level - post-beginners

This group will practise coping with situations such as booking a room in a hotel, ordering in a restaurant, travel, and other similar social situations. At this level you can expect to consolidate simple verb tenses and basic vocabulary related to most common everyday situations.

Please note: enrolments close at 10am on 3 November 2021.

Programme details


9.15am  Registration at Ewert House Reception

9.30am  Session one

11.00am  Coffee/tea*

11.15am  Session two

12.45pm  Baguette lunch*

1.30pm  Session three

2.45pm  Coffee/tea*

3.00pm  Session four

4.00pm  Course disperses


9.15am  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)

On arrival at Ewert House on the Saturday morning, 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
  • a name badge to wear throughout the weekend

Course level


You have followed a beginners course and know some of the basic structures, but are still learning them.

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


You are advised to speak to Dr Mashail Ali, Course Director for the Intensive Weekend, after the first session on Saturday morning. You will find Mashail in Lecture Room 5, where tea and coffee will be served during the breaks.


Please note this course is being held at Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford (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). Fill out the parking form with your car registration number at the reception desk when you arrive, and then place this on your dash board.

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


Description Costs
Tuition (includes coffee/tea both days & a baguette on Saturday) £125.00


If you are in receipt of a UK 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.


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.