Media Release: Speak better French in 2015!


THERE are many good reasons to learn French, be it a New Year resolution, a new Gallic partner, a relocation plan or a holiday dream. Whatever the goal, the Institut français launches a brand new courses offer in January to help you speak better French in 2015!

With many different types of courses to fit your level (from complete beginner to fluent speaker) and availability, there’s no more excuse for not learning French. From two to six hours a week, find the rhythm that matches your schedule:

- Leisure (two hours/week during 11 weeks),

- Regular (three hours/week during 11 weeks),

- Fast Track (six hours/week during 5,5 weeks).

The Institut français also offers themed classes and workshops: conversation (1h/week) or grammar, actualités or culture contemporaine (1h30/week). And with morning, lunch time, afternoon, and now two evening classes from Monday to Saturday to choose from, nowhere else in Edinburgh will you find this kind of flexibility.

The Institut français is an exciting venue for all those interested in French culture and language. Its French Library contains an extensive collection of French books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. The Institut also hosts an array of events related to French culture throughout the year, from exhibition and talks to concerts, cinema screenings and theatre performances.

Winter term starts on 12 January 2015 and runs until 28 March 2015.

Visit to view the complete courses offer for 2015.

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Notes to Editors

- The Institut français is the agency of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs with responsibility for cultural activity outside France. In Scotland, the agency is represented by the Institut français d’Ecosse (Edinburgh) which promotes French language and culture by providing French courses and organising events (film screenings, talks, exhibitions, concerts, etc.). It also aims to encourage cross-cultural exchange between France and Scotland, in cooperation with Scottish Francophile institutions. Additional information is available on or follow us on Twitter @ifecosse.

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