French Language Weekend: Advanced


A fun and interactive practice and consolidation weekend at C1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

At this level, the class activities are based on topics relating to the cultural, political, and social practices in contemporary societies where the language is spoken. We will practise some complex grammar structures, idiomatic expressions, and a wide range of lexical repertoire. Participants will be encouraged to critically analyse and evaluate the course materials.

Beginners and Intermediate levels are also available.

Please note: this event will close to enrolments at 10:00 UTC on 30 October 2023.

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

4.15pm  End of day


9.30am  Session one

10.45am  Coffee/tea*

11.00am  Session two

12.30pm  Coffee/tea*

12.45pm  Session three

1.30pm  End of weekend

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


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
Course Fee (includes tea/coffee and a baguette on Saturday) £180.00


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses


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

Level and demands

To benefit from the course, participants are expected to be near or at C1 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). They will be fairly fluent and able to follow extended speech, live or broadcast, even when it is not clearly structured, or when meaning is implied and not explicitly stated. A range of sophisticated grammar structures and lexical repertoire is required.

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 the Day and Weekend Administrator after the first session on Saturday morning. You will find them in Lecture Room 5 where tea and coffee will be served during the breaks.


Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us the night before the course, then please contact our Residential Centre.

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.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email for details of availability and discounted prices.