French for Beginners I

Due to pregnancy leave Stéphanie will pick up new French courses again from March 2021. We are looking forward to welcoming you in class then!

What will I learn?

In this beginner’s course you will learn the basics of French. Starting off with essential conversational lines for daily life, you will learn to formulate simple sentences and understand short written and spoken texts.

More specifically, by the end of the course, you will also be able to introduce yourself, talk about your family, work, studying and hobbies. Also, you will have learnt to ask for directions, to order something in a café or restaurant and do the grocery shopping and go shopping. In addition, you will be able to write a short email, skim through the newspaper and ask for general information.

Each class has a maximum of 6 participants, which ensures you get the most out of it. The teacher provides personal feedback, you get a lot of time to speak and simultaneously you learn from classmates who have other questions and experiences.

Evening classes

We offer this course in the evenings, at 17:15-19:15 or 19:30-21:30. The exact days and times will be decided at the start of each block on the basis of the students’ availability.

On-line or off-line?

Our courses can be offered either on-line or in the classroom/hybrid class. During the application process you can give your preference. After applying we set up an intake meeting. During the intake meeting we discuss your goals and expectation for the course and we assess your level. If you have any questions, we can also answer them in that conversation.

Level A0 to A1
Your teacher is Stéphanie
12 classes per block
2 hours per class*
100%FLE Les Editions Didier together with extra-curricular material provided by the teacher.

Because the instruction language is Dutch or English, you are expected to know Dutch or English at B1 level.

*With 3-6 participants a class takes two hours. With 2 participants a class takes one and a half hour.
**With 2-3 participants a course price of 290,- pp is valid.


u-pas discount – If you have a u-pas, you can use your personal budget to pay for (a part of) the course or get a 5% discount on group courses of 4 or more students (not in combination with other discounts or offers).

People are saying

Teachers who adapt to your personal progress

Learning at Kookoovaja feels like meeting up for coffee rather than going to school. Small groups, a big variety on study material and teachers who adopt to your personal progress! Highly recommended!


Professional atmosphere

With Stéphanie it is really about the „student“ having the right experience rather than simply teaching as many people as possible. Over the whole course I enjoyed the professional but relaxed atmosphere, which allowed me to also deviate from the study material and to discuss topics I am personally concerned about. While there was a clear structure, I was always given the opportunity to suggest whether I would like to focus more on one theme rather than another. I was especially fond of the mixed methods of learning with a strong focus on talking (as that was what I wanted to focus on), doing exercises, writing essays but also preparing small presentations. To put it in a nutshell, I really enjoyed the lessons with Stéphanie.


What does a class look like?

All courses

French for Beginners I

Level A0 to A1 €260**

French for Beginners II

Level A1 to A2 €260**

French Intermediate course

Level (part of) A2 to B1 €260**

French conversation course – spécial vacances

Level between A0 and A2 €135**