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Distance Learning: Online courses

We offer a lot of our courses that can empower you to develop your French skills to promote distance learning in our community and worldwide based on our favourite tools: Zoom & Apolearn. Our friendly team will ensure your smooth adaptation. You will master these tools and French in no time!

Intuitive tools:

ZOOM Videoconferencing

To provide you with genuine classroom experience from the safety and comfort of your own home, we have chosen a leader in the field: ZOOM. Explore more via https://zoom.us/ You will have to create an account. We suggest you use the same email you used to enrol with us. That will allow us to then contact you and send you an invitation to the call. Then you’ll be able to either access it on your browser or download the software to your computer. You can also download the Zoom cloud Meetings app on your phone or tablet. We are here to assist you, should you have any issues running the software. Links will be provided through our secure distance Learning platform Apolearn.

APOLEARN - Platform for eLearning

The e-learning platform solution we decided to use is called APOLEARN. With its intuitive interface, Apolearn is easy and free for you to use on either your Mac, PC, Tablet, or Mobile devices. Functionalities include chat, file sharing, & much more… Prior to the start of the class, we will be contacting our enrolled students to discuss the platform and provide them with login details. In the meantime, give it a look https://if.apolearn.com

Learn French anytime, from your desktop, tablet or phone.


Maximise your chances of getting assigned to the class that is most appropriate to your level! Click on the image below to take our free test.
This test will evaluate your skills in writing, reading, and understanding. A free oral assessment with one of our friendly teachers will follow. We suggest that all our prospective students take this test.
Alternatively, our level progression chart below will help you work out various stages of French proficiency. We use the chart for all our general classes.

How to enrol?

  • Log into your account and book online. If this is your first time using our online enrollment platform Extranet, before subscribing you may want to take a look at this page first.
  • Our concession rate is not available on our online payment platform. Keep in mind that you need to inform us by email before enrolling if you think you may be eligible for our discounted rates. We will not be able to issue a refund of the difference if you pay before sending us the proof of your status.

A bientôt!
In the meantime, for further queries, email us or 0131 285 6030.

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