New Term starts on 25 November!Returning student?
Do not miss out on the early enrolment deadline on the 13th of November to get up to a 5% discount! And why not sponsor a new student to get even more of a discount? (see below)
Call us to make an appointment with a member of staff to have your French level assessed (free of charge) and to discover our new course structure and our new course books!
New Course: Les Petits ChouxAwaken your child to French!
From January 2014 onwards, the AF de Manchester is offering a "Carer and Toddler French Playgroup" packed with fun activities, French songs and games to help you awaken your child (infants to pre-school) to French. In a welcoming environment, a qualified tutor and native-speaker, will make sure parents/cares get involved and can re-use some of the activities at home !
More information on the right-hand column!
French with Catherine CheaterWorkshops for Primary Practitioners
The AF de Manchester in collaboration with the French Institute in London is organising a series of 6 workshops to support any practitioners involved in teaching French in Key Stage 2, especially class teachers and teaching assistants, who would like to get started with French or to use it more regularly in the classroom.
These workshops are aimed at practitioners who have little or no knowledge of French, including those who feel rusty and lack the confidence to use their French in the classroom and will be led by Catherine CHEATER, renowned author of the Catherine Cheater Schemes of Work for French.
For more information, see the right-hand column!
As a thank you to our loyal students/members, introduce a friend, colleague or family member to the AFM as a new student and enjoy a £15/£10* discount on your next course! This discount can only be claimed by the existing student/member and is only valid when both persons register at the same time, for the same session, and in person.
*£15 discount for a 30 hour course / £10 discount for a 20 hour course.
Calendar 2013-2014Term 1: 16/09/13 – 23/11/13 (10 weeks course)
Term 2: 25/11/13 – 15/02/14 (10 weeks course)
Christmas Break: 23/12/13-05/01/14
Term 3: 17/02/14 – 03/05/14 (10 weeks course)
Easter Break: 18-24/04/13 inclusive
Term 4: 05/05/13 – 12/07/13 (10 weeks course)
Bank holiday Mondays will be rescheduled
Exact dates to be given on the 1st lesson
Summer Session 1: 14/07/14 – 08/08/14 (4 weeks course)
Summer Session 2: 11/08/14 – 12/09/14 (5 weeks course)
Courses for all levels and requirements...
The Alliance française de Manchester is not a language school like any other. Indeed, we are THE specialist of French teaching in Manchester! As a non-profit making association locally based our action is dedicated purely to promoting the French language and French speaking cultures.
All of our tutors are native French speakers, qualified and experienced at teaching French as a foreign language. Through regular assessments they will follow your progress closely and advise you personally. Our small groups have a maximum of 16 students allowing you to feel at ease and benefit from more individual time with your tutor. Each of our classes is equipped with a computer linked to a large flat screen in order to provide your learning experience with all the current technological facilities!
Our methodology is to place an emphasis on immediate communication so that our students can communicate in French as quickly as possible in personal or professional social situations.
Our courses are in line with the CEFR, which is the European Standard Reference framework for languages, and cover all levels from Beginner to Advanced and are aimed at meeting every need: General French, conversational, exam preparation, one to one and business classes.
Not sure of your level? Call us on 0161 236 7117 and make an appointment to come and meet Isabelle our Course Director who will advise you on the most suitable course for your level. It is free of charge and normally takes no longer than 20 minutes.
Every year more than 1600 students entrust us with their French language requirements! And so, which course will you choose?
How to enrol?
To be sure of a place on a course, all you need to do (after assessment if necessary) is complete a form and pay the course fees (unfortunately we can not reserve any place without payment). We accept payments in cash, by credit/debit card (except AMEX), or by cheque (made payable to the "Alliance française de Manchester"). If required we can issue an invoice to your company.
You can enrol in person or by telephone on 0161 236 7117 (in this case, credit or debit card only). You can also fill in the online pre-registration form. Once we have received it we will contact you by phone to complete your registration.
Every student enrolling automatically becomes a member of the Alliance française de Manchester for one year and can enjoy the benefits attached (loans from our media library resources, reduced ticket prices for our cultural events etc.)
Please read our registration conditions carefully before enrolment.
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