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French Courses

Explore our available French Language Courses.


French courses

Choose the level that's right for you...

We're delighted you're interested in learning French!

  • If you have no previous experience of the language, please enrol on the any of the Beginners Step 1 Courses. 
  • For those with some knowledge of the language, please take a look at our Language Level Self-assessment for French.
  • Still unsure? Please email and one of our tutors will contact you within 5 days to help you choose the correct level.
  • Further descriptions of the CEFR framework and competencies at each level can be found on our Language Levels pages.

Summer Term (from end of August 2023)

Course fee: £165/Click here for help with fees and discounts


French Beginners Step 1

  • Tuesday, 29 August (18:00-20:30) Every Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks


Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Other Ways to Learn French at Edinburgh 

If you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, you can take French as an outside subject in one or both of Years 1 and 2 of your programme, depending on your timetable and prior knowledge (you'll need to know some French to begin with).

Find out more about outside subjects 

French is also available to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) as an Open Language Course. There are options for complete beginners and more advanced learners.

Browse Open Language Courses