French level 5

Course information

The French level 5 course is taught at intermediate level. This means that you need to have mastered the basics of French to be able to take this course. For example, you must know all the basic grammar, be able to hold brief conversations about everyday topics and be able to give your opinion.

During the course, you will develop the language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in French. Grammar and vocabulary are also part of the course.

After completing French level 5, you will be able to write longer texts about topics you are familiar with, linking paragraphs in a natural fashion. To do this, you use grammatical constructions to indicate that something happens before, after or simultaneously.

You are able to understand the content of many TV programmes and radio broadcasts if you are familiar with the topics. In addition, you can speak about your experiences, memories, dreams and plans. You are also able to recount the storyline or the plot of a play or a film and give your opinion about it.

The grammar covered in this course includes the difference between the past perfect tense and the imperfect tense (for example, il avait parlé à son père and il parlait à son père), possessive pronouns (ma, mon, ta, ton, notre, leur, etc.) and the use of y and en.

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate showing the level you have attained and you will be able to continue to French level 6.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview, online test

After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure.

If you have completed the French level 4 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Défi 3 (livre de l'élève + cahier d'exercices), € 35 (chapter 1-4)
The course material is not included in the course price. If you choose to follow lessons in class, you can buy your books through us. You then receive them during the first lesson. If you are going to take an online course, you will buy the books yourself.

Schedule and registration

This course can also be taken as an intensive summer course.

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mon-Wed-Fri 08 Jul 2024 26 Jul 2024 09:00 - 12:00 27 525 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Wed-Fri 05 Aug 2024 23 Aug 2024 09:00 - 12:00 27 525 Enrol NOW!
Thursdays 03 Oct 2024 05 Dec 2024 19:00 - 21:30 25 525 Enrol NOW!
Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Thursdays 11 Jul 2024 12 Sep 2024 19:00 - 21:30 25 475 Enrol NOW!
Saturdays 31 Aug 2024 02 Nov 2024 13:00 - 15:30 25 475 Enrol NOW!
Tuesdays 01 Oct 2024 03 Dec 2024 19:00 - 21:30 25 475 Enrol NOW!