At Keele we offer 10 levels of French, from absolute beginner to post-A-level, available to all students and staff.

French is used on a daily basis by around 280 million people across the 5 continents and is the 9th most spoken language in the world. It is also the official language of many international organisations which are often based in French speaking cities such as Geneva, Brussels and of course Paris.  It is also a language which has always been appreciated for the beauty of its sounds and the variety of its structures.

The study of French gives you access to a rich culture for which France is known for. Finally as France is the world’s first tourist destination, being able to speak and understand French allows you to enjoy the French lifestyle – ‘l’art de vivre à la française! -  as well as communicate with the extraordinary variety of people and places in metropolitan France and in the French speaking world. 

See the module catalogue for the descriptions of:

Semester 1
Semester 2

French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

French 5

French 6

French 7

French 8

French 9

French 10

Which level do I choose?

There are 10 levels (stage 1-10). The qualifications table will show you the most appropriate module for your level of language competence. Where GCSE qualifications are given, we assume these were taken 2-5 years ago.

Keele Students

If you choose a Modern Language module as a free-standing elective within your undergraduate degree programme there is no additional cost.

If your principal programme does not allow you to take any free-standing elective modules you can still enrol on one language module per semester free of charge.  Equally, if you can only choose one free-standing elective per year you can take a second module in the same language without additional charges.


Students who have sufficient free-elective space but would like to take one or more Modern Language modules in addition to their degree have to pay a module fee of £250 for the first module and £199 for a second module in the same language in the same year.

We are pleased to offer our PGT and PGR students a number of free places on our language modules (subject to availability). For details please e-mail [email protected].

Please the Language Centre office ([email protected]) who will be happy to advise on any of the above.

Keele Staff

As part of Keele's international strategy, the Language Centre offers free places on credit-bearing language modules to staff.


Times for classes are dependent on the Keele undergraduate timetable and will be available from the beginning of the academic year.

Students taking our language modules may also have the opportunity to get first-hand experience of language and culture during vacation periods – see Residential Summer Language Courses.

What our students say

Here's what some of our previous students had to say about our French Modern Language modules:

"I have enjoyed this module very much and the tutor is fantastic."

"I thoroughly enjoyed French 8 and looking forward to continuing my learning in French 9."

"The only reason I won't continue with my language learning is because I'm graduating this semester."

"The audio feedback was very useful to help on my pronunciation and grammar."

"Language learning at Keele is of a very high standard; keep up the good work!"

"Have really enjoyed it, relaxed atmosphere and good quality teaching and has been beneficial."

"Good feedback to creative writing by written corrections and voice. A good range of online material used."

"The tutor is an excellent teacher; he is a big reason for students carrying on French. I took French 5 in Semester 1 and I am glad I have chosen to continue French 6 this semester."