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French courses

with a difference

Proud of our reputation, our wonderful team of Tutors, and our Mini-Class system

Classes & Private Tuition unlike any other in Oxford

We have offered French courses in Oxford since 1987: we have used that time to create, develop and refine well-tested methods of enabling our students to achieve the very highest standards and grades.

For 27 years, we were the Oxford branch of Alliance Française. In 2014, we chose to become independent in order to be free of the bureaucratic requirements of a larger organisation.

Why we are different

We decided against large classes and nondescript venues. Instead, we launched our Mini-Class system where numbers in groups are restricted to a maximum of 5 students, taught in a welcoming context of books, paintings and flowers.

All of us here are French, inhabited by a love of our native language and of our wonderful culture. We are a team of tutors who are deeply committed to teaching and sharing this passion for French with our students in a dynamic and professional manner.

We are a team of young academics, all native speakers. Our teaching skills are perfected by university degrees and training practice. With our help you will learn to enjoy real conversations in French as you would in your native language. And we are determined to make our younger pupils excel in their exams.

Due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all classes and private tuition are still being held online in order to best protect our students and staff.

As a private institution, we prefer to present our students with the safest of all educational options, which remains distance learning for now.

The Oxford School of French team looks forward to welcoming you all virtually and to provide you with a unique way to develop your knowledge of our beautiful language and culture.

 
My sincere thanks for the wonderful tuition Alice has received at the Oxford School of French. We have just received Alice’s AS results and in French she achieved the highest possible mark - 100%. Not only have you inspired a love of France, you have provided her with teaching of the highest possible quality.
Lucy Stopford

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Happy New Year to you all from all the OSF Team!

From 3 January 2022, the OSF will offer to all students renewing their registrations - either in mini-class or in private tuition - an extra session. It’s on us, just to say a big Thank You for your wonderful support throughout these tumultuous times

Read more about our New Year's Present →

True beginners can secure a place by registering online. We are opening a new Beginners’ Mini-Class starting the week beginning 24 January 2022, currently scheduled in for Thursdays 6.30–8.30 p.m..

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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