The Best French Lessons & Classes in Leeds

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L'Alliance Francaise

Over 200 million people around the world speak French, why not become one of them?

Whether you’re planning a holiday or simply want to pick up a new skill, these French classes in Leeds are just the ticket. You can learn a new language in a fun, friendly environment and make a bunch of new friends along the way. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re looking for an affordable class to get your started or a full-time degree to kickstart your career.

L’Alliance Française

L'Alliance Francaise

L’Alliance Française is part of an international network that promotes the French language and culture. There are more than 800 around the world, including in Leeds. They offer a packed calendar of French classes that will take you from beginner to advanced in 10 weeks, available as a conversation course or 4-skills class that cover listening, speaking and culture. You can also sign up for GCSE speaking practicals, as well as attending French quizzes and movie nights with a like-minded group.

Alliance Française de Leeds, 15 Queen Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8AJ. 10-week 4-skill French courses cost £198 and conversation courses cost £122.

Swarthmore Education Centre

Swarthmore Education Centre

You can learn the basics of the French language at Swarthmore Education Centre. The 2-hour sessions are taught through engaging games, quizzes and role-play, all designed to build your confidence in a relaxed setting. An individual learning plan (ILP) and friendly feedback from your tutor will help keep you on track, so by the end of the course, you’ll be able to introduce yourself in French, order food and ask for directions. You don’t need any experience, just a willingness to learn and space in your diary.

Swarthmore College, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Woodhouse, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1AD. 11-week French courses cost £77.

French Conversation for Improvers


Horsforth Evening Classes host weekly French Conversation for Improvers classes to help take your skills to the next level. This course is perfect if you have a basic knowledge of French and want to practice your conversational skills with other students in a chilled out setting. You’ll work together, talking about a range of different topics and making friends along the way. They run French courses throughout the year, so don’t worry if you miss the boat on their spring term – you can always join their summer or autumn course.

Horsforth Evening Classes, Horsforth School, Lee Lane East, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5RF. 12-week French courses start from £79.


Language Courses

Tutorful is great if you’re a parent or student looking for French classes in Leeds. There are thousands of tutors to choose from, all handpicked and vetted by the platform. You can narrow your search by online or in person sessions, review ratings, price range and availability. Parents with little learners can find qualified and DBS-checked teachers for added confidence, and all students will get an immersive learning experience with one-to-one tuition, interactive whiteboards and screen-sharing capabilities.

Tutorful has French tutors available for online and in-person lessons. Prices vary depending on experience, a free taster session is available.

University of Leeds

Wondering where to get a French degree in Leeds? The University of Leeds is a great choice. In this four-year French BA course, you’ll broaden the skills you gained at A-level as you explore topics like French culture, history and literature. Complete beginner? You can start from scratch as they fast-track you through intensive language training to get you up to A-Level standard. You’ll even get to spend a year abroad or take a work placement to fully immerse yourself in the French culture and language.

The University of Leeds, Woodhouse, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT. The A-Level route requires ABB A-level including B in French or equivalent, while the beginner route requires no previous experience.


Learning languages, studying, notetaking

Want to work with an experienced tutor? Not sure where to start? You can take your pick from a community of tutors on Superprof. Their French tutors in Leeds range from certified teachers to native speakers, graduates and students, all ready to help you master a new skill. Prices vary depending on experience, so you can find a tutor who aligns with your needs and budget. Most offer their first lesson for free, giving you the chance to try before you buy. These one-to-one sessions can be face-to-face, online or a mix of both.

Superprof has French tutors available for online and in-person lessons. Prices vary depending on experience, and a free taster session is available.