"Get back to French!"

Ateliers de français pour étudiants universitaires

  • 2-hour workshops on Zoom led by a qualified teacher / native French speaker. 

  • 2 levels: Uni freshers / year 2 and 3


For each level, a choice between 2 series of 3 virtual sessions. 

Booking essential before 3rd September 2021.

  • Wednesday 8th September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Friday 10th September from 10am to 12 noon

  • Monday 13th September from 1pm to 3pm


All the sessions have the same format, but topics covered are different. So, you can book for one session only, for 2 or for the 3 in the same series – it’s up to you!



£30 per session.

If a fellow student joins a workshop following your recommendation, you will get a 10% discount on your second session.  

A minimum of 4 students is required to run each session.


Payment must be made in advance, by bank transfer to Alliance Française de York.

Bank details on the registration form.

Booking essential before 3rd September 2021.

Please note that similar workshops will be on offer throughout the year.

Tell your friends and watch this space !

General Informations

Workshop Aims  

The objective of the workshop is to provide you with a good opportunity to get back to French using linguistic and cultural material.

You will cover, describe and discuss a wide range of topics based on current social affairs, environmental and political issues. Grammar topics are tailored to the group's needs on request.

Your tutor will provide their own material based on genuine and current articles from various medias. Links to articles to be studied in each workshop are sent prior to the session. A summary of each session is sent to all students who attended.

What should I expect?  

The 4 skillsspeaking, reading, listening and writing – will be covered. You will be encouraged to express your point of view. 

The teacher will adapt the class material to suit the group’s needs and interests. We also keep the focus on French culture and grammar.  

The workshops are taught by qualified teachers who are also native French speakers.

Sessions focus on oral participation and you will have plenty of opportunity to practise and improve your skills through fun and interactive activities. 


Is previous knowledge important to join the workshop(s)?  


  • Freshers: you need to have a good grasp of basic grammatical concepts (e.g. present, & good notions of past and future tenses), as well as a sound vocabulary range on topics such as family, leisure, work, travel, hobbies. 


  • Year 2 and 3: you need a good proficiency level of French and sound vocabulary range on a wide array of topics. You already master the main grammatical concepts (present, future & past tenses), and have a reasonably good understanding of more complex tenses (conditional, subjunctive, etc).