Our online clubs, hosted by one of our fantastic team of tutors, offer students the opportunity to practice and develop their understanding of the French language and culture.
If you're looking for a fun and engaging to way to broaden your knowledge of all things French do get in touch! We look forward to welcoming you via Zoom to the following clubs.
Tuesdays, 6.30 - 7.30 pm (intermediate level French)
Join us to revise the basics and learn new things in French, from grammar to French culture, in a fun and challenging way! You will develop your knowledge of French vocabulary, historical figures, famous writers and artists. Will you know all the answers? Will you be the fastest? Are you up for the challenge?
Fridays, 5.30 - 6.30 p.m. (advanced level French)
Let’s use our imagination! Let’s forget our worldly preoccupations to create another reality with written words and sentences while revising French and broadening our vocabulary. We will make up stories for the pleasure of it, describing the simplest of moments or pictures by playing with words, letting our inner French artist come out by writing the most admirable verses. Let’s share a moment of inspiration, inventiveness, friendliness (and “Frenchness”).
Wednesdays 3.30.pm - 4.30 pm
The best way to learn a language is to have fun! Our online club will allow your children to expand their French vocabulary thanks to our entertaining games and activities. The first step is to make them enjoy French and build happy memories around the language. We will write and act short scenes, play board games, draw pictures, and perform mimes and sing songs. We’re really looking forward welcoming you all!
Thursdays, 6.15m- 7.15mp.m., to start on Thursday 21 May
The Discussion Club seeks to foster philosophical discussion on a range of news topics in an informal and friendly environment. It aims to provide an outlet for debate about a wide variety of themes and questions that are of interest to us. The idea is to discuss and develop together reflections on current issues with the help of some very accessible oral or written materials by philosophers. All are welcome, including (and especially) those who have never taken a philosophy course. Participants will be invited to propose the themes and questions they wish to explore.
Proposal to start the first meeting : Living free or living healthy? (Vivre libre ou vivre en bonne santé ?) Discussion on freedom and lockdown (using some material from French philosopher and writer André comte-Sponville).
Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., to start on Thursday 28 May
Welcome to the Oxford School of French's online Literature Club!
What did French writers have to say about love or about the World Wars? What are the romantic and surrealist movements? Why was Rimbaud called a “cursed poet”?
Every week, we will engage with any topic or author you were curious to know more about in a relaxed and friendly way. We will discuss one short and accessible text in French on the topic you will have chosen. You will also be encouraged to make one personal reading and add it to the discussion. But if you don’t know where to start, you can always ask the tutor for reading advice!
The Club is an opportunity to practice French and to discover literature in a fun and casual environment. It aims at building culture around your own personal questions and interests. Let’s read!
Charges: £10 per Club
Please contact us to enlist in our Virtual Clubs on Zoom.
From January 2021, the Oxford School of French will offer one free session to those of you who renew their class registration and one hour of private tuition free of charge for those of you who renew their private tuition programme.
Our students have been admirable throughout these tumultuous months, so supportive of the School moving to virtual teaching and making it a success - so a big thank you from all of us, and a warm welcome to those who will be joining us in the New Year!
Wishing you a very happy family Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year.
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année 2021!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.