French Lessons



One of the principal aims of the Association is to help those moving to France to settle in

And what better way is there, than to learn the language?

You will learn French in small weekly classes at very attractive prices, and will soon feel much more comfortable with the language you hear around you every day.

  • Four levels – “Beginner“, “Intermediate“, “Intermediate Plus & Advanced” and “Advanced Plus” (subject to a sufficient number of registrations)
  • Half a term is the minimum enrolment period.
  • The weekly two hour lessons are held over three terms, as per the local schools.
  • Reading, writing and conversation are all covered.
  • You can join at any time during the year subject to there being a space available.
  • The teacher, Alain, is a French native, qualified to teach the language and is experienced.

Course Syllabuses

You can access the course syllabus for each of our French courses by clicking the appropriate course below:

Each course is rated against the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), as developed by the Council of Europe. The framework provides six levels of proficiency, ranging from A1 to C2.

You will be made most welcome.


Depending on Covid-19 governmental, prefectoral & local regulations at the start of Term-time, lessons WILL be held in the CLASSROOM with ONLINE courses being held IF necessary.

“Beginners”on Thursday morningsfrom 10am to 12pm
“Advanced Plus”on Thursday afternoonsfrom 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Autumn Term 2023

First HalfSeptember7, 14, 21, 28October5, 12, 19[ 7 classes ]
Second HalfNovember9, 16, 23, 30December7, 14, 21[ 7 classes ]

Spring Term 2024

First HalfJanuary11, 18, 25February1, 8, 15, 22 [ 7 classes ]
Second HalfMarch14, 21, 28April4, 11, 18 [ 6 classes ]

Summer Term 2024

First HalfMay16, 23, 30June6, 13[ 5 classes ]
Second HalfJune20, 27July4[ 3 classes ]
“Intermediate”on Tuesday morningsfrom 10am to 12pm
“Intermediate Plus / Advanced”on Tuesday afternoonsfrom 1:30pm to 3:30pm

 Autumn Term 2023

First HalfSeptember5, 12, 19, 26October3, 10, 17[ 7 classes ]
Second HalfNovember7, 14, 21, 28December5, 12, 19[ 7 classes ]

Spring Term 2024

First HalfJanuary9, 16, 23, 30February6, 13, 20  [ 7 classes ]
Second HalfMarch12, 19, 26April2, 9, 16[ 6 classes ]

Summer Term 2024

First HalfMay7, 14, 21, 28  [ 4 classes ]
Second HalfJune4, 11, 18, 25July2[ 5 classes ]

Check the Calendar in the Information section in case there have been any changes.



at Room 2, Ancienne Mairie, Place Louis de Hercé, MAYENNE 

The Cost

The cost is just €5 per hour.  
Payment is to be made in advance of each term. 

TermIntermediate &
Intermediate Plus/Advanced
Beginners & Advanced Plus
Autumn 2023  
1st Half€ 70€ 70
2nd Half€ 70€ 70
Spring 2024  
1st Half€ 70€ 70
2nd Half  € 60€ 60
Summer 2024  
1st Half€ 40€ 50
2nd Half€ 50€ 30


What to bring to each lesson 

Notebook, pen and a French-English dictionary if you have one (all electronic devices should be put into silent mode).  Study material will be provided.

How to enrol

Step 1: contact the coordinator (Peter Woods), details below, to check that there is room on the course you wish to follow. Numbers are limited in order to keep class sizes small so this step is essential.

If you are not sure which class would suit you, the coordinator will be able to guide you.

  • Your teacher (Alain) may suggest you move up or down a level after the first one or two lessons – once he has had a chance to assess your language skills.

Step 2: these lessons are exclusively for members of the association; so if you have not already joined EuroMayenne, please fill in a membership form (see Steps 3 and 4 below) and transfer the fee to the Association account (preferred method). Should electronic transfer not be possible then write and send a cheque for appropriate amount.

Step 3: Print off, fill in an enrolment form (which comes with a membership form). Please email forms to the appropriate person.


For the membership and enrolment forms just click ….

….here for Autumn term 2023

….here for Spring term 2024

….here for Summer Term 2024

Please remember to complete both forms using Black ink.

Step 4: If you have not yet paid your 2023-2024 Membership fee, due on 1st September, send your membership form by email to and transfer your membership fee and/or payment (to be paid after 1st September) for your lessons to the following account:

IBAN: FR76 1790 6000 9010 8783 8600 003   BIC: AGRIFRPP879

Please email your enrolment form for the French lessons to your coordinator before your first lesson.

Step 5: Enjoy your first lesson !


Contacts & Questions

Mme Roselyne Speyer – 75 rue Sainte-Catherine – 53000 LAVAL

About the course:   
please contact:Peter
About the payment/ membership:   
please contact:Roselyne


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