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Winter Term 2021

🟥 COVID-19 update: Following the government guidelines in the new year, all our Winter 2021 courses will be taking place online, including our youth courses.

🟥 COVID-19 update: 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.

Our Winter Term 2021 will kick start on the 11th of January. At the French Institute, the health & safety of our visitors, students and our staff is a priority for us, which is why we will be holding our Winter Term exclusively online. We have now completed three successful online terms. Our teaching team is fully trained and experienced in providing you with an authentic classroom experience. In the meantime, we are monitoring the situation closely as for our on-site Youth Courses.

Bookings are now closed for our Winter Term. Thank you all for such an excellent turnout. See you in Spring or in our one-to-one classes!


Our conversation-based immersive method develops your ability to speak in real-life situations. Experienced native French teachers will guide you from "Bonjour!" to fluency! Winter 2020 saw the introduction of our new official textbook: EDITO. This will be the textbook your class is going to use.


  • General French Courses (3h/week)
  • Clubs and Workshops: Club de Traduction (2h/week); Perfectionnement (1h30/Week) and Parler de Cinéma (1h30/week), Lunch Conversation (1h/week), Chant et Poésie (3 sessions of 1h30)
  • Youth courses (Saturdays, 1h/week)

Check out our Winter term leaflet and click here to familiarise yourself with course contents.


How does it work? Our team will ensure your smooth adaptation to the most intuitive tools available in the market. ZOOM will be your video-conference platform and APOLEARN will be your distance learning platform. You’ll master these tools and French 🇫🇷 in no time! For more info, click here.


LOGIN to 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.

Unsure of your French level? We offer our prospective students a free online placement test, followed by a free oral assessment with one of our teachers. Alternatively, our level progression chart below will help you work out various stages of French proficiency. We use this chart for all our general classes.

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

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