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French modules are year-long, over 2 teaching blocks. Students can choose to take a language for one teaching block or continue for the whole year. 

Our French courses follow the blended learning approach; which consists of a combination of face-to-face classes and online/virtual classes. During the first half of each teaching block, students will attend traditional classes at Kingston University and the second half will be online real time interactive (virtual) classes with the language tutor.

At the end of each teaching block there will be two assessments: Reading & Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note KLS assessments cannot be re-schedule.

French courses offered

French Complete Beginners

This course is for absolute beginners. It aims to give students a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and studio-based and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication. 

  • Days/times: Thursdays 6-8pm 
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

French Near Beginners

This course is aimed to provide students who have studied French for 3 months with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters.

  • Days/times: Tuesdays 6-8pm  
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

Please note: these dates and times are provisional - they will be finalised in September.

French Elementary

This course is for students who have the equivalent of level A1 of the CEFR or studied French for 12 months and aims to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing French. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the grammar base acquired in previously. Topics covered earlier will be revised and extended and new themes introduced which will develop students' understanding of the society and culture of the Francophile world.

  • Days/times: Thursdays 6-8pm  
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

Please note: these dates and times are provisional - they will be finalised in September. 

French Intermediate

This course is for students who have the equivalent of level A2 of the CEFR or 18 months of language learning. It will consolidate and develop existing linguistic skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing. Students will increase their vocabulary, be able to use more complex structures and become more aware of register and also consolidate and deepen their awareness of aspects of the foreign culture. Students will gain confidence and ability in oral communication through guided discussion, and individual and group presentations.

  • Days/times: Tuesdays 6-8pm  
  • Venue: Penrhyn Road

Please note: these dates and times are provisional - they will be finalised in September.

Duration and fees


  •  20 weeks. You can choose to study for one semester only (10 weeks) or for the whole year

Term dates

Teaching Block 1 (semester 1):

  • Week commencing 30 September 2019 to week commencing 09 December 2019. No lessons in week commencing 28 October 2019 (10 weeks).

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

  • Week commencing 13 January 2020 to week commencing 23 March 2020. No lessons in week commencing 10 February 2020 (10 weeks).


  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University

Course fees

  • Kingston University students: free (you will be required to pay £28.00 at the time of enrolment for the course book and teaching materials).Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for 2 semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for 2 semesters. 
  • Course fees include textbook and teaching materials.
  • Kingston University staff: £80 per semester.

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido


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