French 4 course (A2- → A2)

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

Have you followed the French level 3 course and do you want to develop yourself further? Or do you have knowledge of French in a different way and do you want to take your language skills to a higher level? In the French level 4 course you will work towards language level A2.

Please note: this course is given in Dutch.


This course is not currently scheduled. Could a private course be something for you? Or take a look at our other group courses.

About French 4

In this course, you will learn to understand longer French texts. You can answer open questions about these texts and you can express the main idea of the text in your own words. You can answer the questions the teacher asks you in French.

  • You learn to correctly apply the grammar knowledge acquired in previous courses in spoken and written texts. This includes verb conjugation and the use of the perfect tense, personal pronouns and the subjunctive. To practice this properly, the teacher will sometimes ask you to hand in a writing assignment, for example your CV in French or a job application letter in French.
  • Besides the formal side of the French language, you will also learn about other aspects of the language. Think about everyday language, informal language or youth language. In daily life in France, you will have to deal with this a lot. Because you will already have practised extensively with common expressions, you will have a lot of self-confidence in unfamiliar surroundings.

This course follows on French level 3, but can also be taken separately if you have A2- level. Not sure what your language level is? Then take our free placement test.

Learning goals

In the French level 4 course you work towards language level A2.

After completing this course you:

  • have basic every conversations in French with strangers and native speakers,
  • learned a lot about French culture and French manners,
  • are ready for a long-term stay in a French-speaking environment.


  • The teaching method we use in this course is “Le nouveau taxi!” (work and textbook). This method is specially designed to teach adults to speak French in a quick way. Each chapter contains a listening text, a grammar topic, a speaking exercise and a pronunciation exercise. We assume you have the book with you during the first meeting.
  • Using audio recordings, you will work on listening exercises and learn to understand French native speakers. An important part of the meetings is practising conversations. You do this in pairs, together with another student.

Time investment

  • French 4 consists of 9 sessions of 1,5 hours at Babel in Utrecht or in the virtual classroom.
  • To ensure that you learn as much as possible from the classes, you should expect to spend approximately 2 to 3 hours per week on study and the completion of materials and assignments, which will be discussed during the classes.


  • The teacher will speak French as much as possible. Participants can ask questions in French or in Dutch.
  • You can order the necessary books for this course via our website’s Order Books page. The method contains a lot of (extra) online learning material, including listening exercises. You should make sure to have the book before the start of the first lesson.
  • You will receive a certificate if you attend at least 8 of the 9 classes.
  • Do you work at Utrecht University or are you registered as an (exchange) student at the university? Then you get a 15% discount on this course! Register with your UU e-mail address, and the discount will be automatically processed.