Fun and Relaxed French Classes at U3A in London

Are you retired or have some free time in the day?

Then you’ll be delighted to discover our fun, relaxed selection of French classes based in old Hampstead Town Hall or if you prefer online on Zoom.

We have classes on offer Monday to Friday during term time run by our members

Our U3A offers …

  • A variety of French classes to choose from, depending on your proficiency of the language.
  • Over hundred classes a week in a vast range of subjects
  • Only £75 a year to attend as many classes a week as you wish
  • No qualifications needed to join
  • The chance to study for the pleasure of learning, and teach for the love of teaching
  • Many classes run by experienced ex-teachers or experts in their field
  • An opportunity to make new friends with our 1000+ members
  • Three minutes walk from Belsize Park Tube, nine minutes from Hampstead Heath overground
  • A cafeteria on site
  • Monday Talks by experts
  • Easter Conference and Summer School
  • Re-opening 21st September 2021
  • Covid-19 protocols in place
  • Some classes will still be offered on Zoom

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Some of the French classes we offer…

French: Le Cercle Français

Destiné à des francophones, Le Cercle Français réunit ceux qui souhaitent lire ensemble des œuvres littéraires, et participer à des débats sur l’actualité. Il faut savoir parler et lire le français couramment, et être prêts à contribuer.

French Conversation: Upper Intermediate Level

Vous souhaitez pratiquer votre français hebdomadairement sur des thèmes qui vous tiennent à coeur, alors rejoignez-nous le vendredi de 2.30 à 3.15. Si vous prenez plaisir à regarder des films en français avec éventuellement des sous-titres dans la langue de Molière, lire des journaux ou écouter des podcasts, ce groupe est pour vous. Je vous attends. (Maximum 8 personnes).

French Conversation

Conversation simple et décontractée de tous les adhérents – avec correction des fautes plus graves – mais de façonamicale! (The class will be conducted in French. Reasonable conversational ability needed!).

French: Intermediate

A chance to speak, translate and listen to French using news stories, websites and radio. We aim to improve comprehension, widen vocabulary and make you more comfortable with speaking French.

Repeated on Tuesdays at 10.00

Repeated on Tuesdays at 11.30

French: Post Beginners

For those who have done several years of French and would like to continue learning. We read Les Rois Maudits by Maurice Druon.

French: Almost Beginners

For those who have done a little French a long time ago and wish to improve their conversational skills, refresh their vocabulary and improve their understanding of French Grammar.

French: Absolute Beginners

A class for those who have never spoken or been taught French before and want to give this beautiful language a try. Using French magazines, videos and websites to explore and learn how to communicate in French.