French Post-beginners FAST TRACK (level 2)

FAST TRACK courses enable you to complete the level in just one term, instead of two terms.

french_circled_flagYou can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Fast Track Beginners (level 1) Course.

Timetable NEW COURSE 2019

This intensive course will commence in May 2019. It comprises 60 learning hours over 10 weeks. Each Saturday there are two lessons of two hours, from 10 am to 12 pm and 12.30 to 2.30 pm (making a total of 40 guided learning hours).

Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm*
● Term 1: 10 weeks (60 learning hours), starting 4 May 2019

*There is a half hour break between 12 and 12.30 pm.


● Full course 10 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours), May to July 2019

*Includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

Payment and enrolment is done online - please click the enrol now button to register and to go through to the registration process.


Entry level

You have reached level A1 or completed the Beginners (level 1) or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group.

You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Course content

  • Talking about yourself and others: holidays, jobs, free time, sports and interests
  • Talking about your earlier life
  • Detailed descriptions of people and places
  • Job applications
  • Dealing with financial institutions,
  • Making arrangements
  • Using timetables and travel information
  • Booking accommodation
  • Interviews
  • Finding living accommodation

Course book

  • Version Originale 2: Livre De L'Eleve (A2) (French) (29 Mar 2010) by Monique Denyer, Agustin Garmendia, Corinne Royer & Marie-Laure Lions-Olivieri.

There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.

It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class.  The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required.  With some languages there is the option for us to order text books on behalf of a class.

Our approach

This course is taught in French and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the French language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of French language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size of Fast Track courses is limited to 16 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression route

Upon completing the Post-beginners level (2), you can progress onto the Intermediate level (3). New courses will be offered in the next term: May 2019.

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2018-2019 Term Dates

Classes run during the University terms and take place during evenings, afternoons and Saturdays:

Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 8 October – Saturday 15 December 2018

Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

Monday 21 January – Saturday 30 March 2019

Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

Monday 29 April – Saturday 6 July 2018

Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

Monday 10 – Friday 21 June 2019