You can enrol online on for our upcoming & ongoing 2023 ONLINE French Courses.

We need a minimum of 4 enrolments to start a course.

The Sandford Language Institute has been running evening and daytime classes, courses and grinds in French since 1989. Our tutors are native, qualified and highly experienced, in teaching all levels from beginner to proficiency. We teach the communicative use of the language and makes it as relevant as possible to every day situations. All of the main language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of language (Grammar) are developed in class.

CEFR Levels Explained *The “A” Levels: Basic User A1 | Beginner At the A1 CEFR level, a language learner can: Understand and use very basic expressions to satisfy concrete needs. Introduce themselves and ask others questions about personal details. Interact simply as long as the other person speaks slowly and clearly. ______________________________________

*A2 | Elementary At the A2 CEFR level, a language learner can: Understand frequently used expressions in most intermediate areas such as shopping, family, employment, etc. Complete tasks that are routine and involve a direct exchange of information. Describe matters of immediate need in simple terms. ______________________________________

*The “B” Levels: Independent User B1 | Intermediate At the B1 CEFR level, a language learner can: Understand points regarding family, work, school or leisure-related topics. Deal with most travel situations in areas where the language is spoken. Create simple texts on topics of personal interest. Describe experiences, events, dreams, and ambitions, as well as opinions or plans in brief. ______________________________________

* B2 | Upper Intermediate At the B2 CEFR level, a language learner can: Understand the main ideas of a complex text such as a technical piece related to their field. Spontaneously interact without too much strain for either the learner or the native speaker. Produce a detailed text on a wide range of subjects. ______________________________________

*The “C” Levels: Proficient User C1 | Advanced At the C1 CEFR level, a language learner can: Understand a wide range of longer and more demanding texts or conversations. Express ideas without too much searching. Effectively use the language for social, academic or professional situations. Create well-structured and detailed texts on complex topics. ______________________________________

C2 | Proficiency At the C2 CEFR level, a language learner can: Understand almost everything read or heard with ease. Summarize information from a variety of sources into a coherent presentation. Express themselves using precise meaning in complex scenarios. ______________________________________

When do the Different CEFR Levels Matter? The CEFR is often used by employers and in academic settings. You may need a CEFR certificate for: School admissions University course requirements Employment A CEFR certificate is very handy for your CV or résumé, and they often don’t expire. That said, many language learners use CEFR levels for self-assessment so that they can more clearly define what they need to work on, and work out what they would like to achieve in their target language. ______________________________________

Should you have any queries or need more information regarding the courses please email Mary,the course or phone 012601296

Secondary School Classes for 1st -6th Years

We offer courses throughout the year for 1st - 6th years. From Sept. - May we offer once weekly 90 minute classes, on weekdays.Private tuition is a available all year round.For more information please contact Mary Zerbe (Secondary School Courses Coordinator) or phone 01-2601296 or text 0877509794 (text message with your name).

Free & secure car and bike parking at our Taney Parish Centre,Dundrum location


French Refreshers Improvers B1 on Thursday 13th April + 10 weeks

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French ONLINE Refreshers Improvers (B1 CEFR) April 2023 *New students welcome to join any week* - email
ONLINE Thursday 19:30 - 21:00 €210.00 10 20 Apr 2023 22 Jun 2023


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