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The Warburg Institute's French language provision is designed to help students gain, increase or improve access to historical scholarship on the Renaissance and primary textual sources for the period. Intermediate classes provide a grounding in fundamental French grammar and vocabulary, developing students' reading and translation skills, and introducing them to relevant specialised language. The advanced class will consolidate students' understanding of the grammar and vocabulary of Renaissance French, with a focus on translating authentic source material into English.

You can book your place for the appropriate class below. If you are unsure of your level of proficiency in French, please contact warburg@sas.ac.uk to ask for a placement test.

These courses do not award CATS credits, but students at each level will be able to take a mock and final exam, and receive feedback, in late spring or early summer 2022, dates tbc. The exam will be taken online at home and not under "exam conditions".

Registration and payment (for 20 classes across two terms): 

  • Standard rate: £500
  • External students / unwaged: £400 
  • SAS students, staff & fellows / LAHP students: £300 
  • Warburg staff and fellows: £250 
  • Warburg PhD students: £200

SCHEDULE

Specialised French Intermediate:
Thursdays, 7 October - 9 December 2021 (excluding 4 November), and 13 January – 24 March 2022 (excluding 17 February)
12:00-14:00 
Tutor: Elsa Court 
Venue: ONLINE
NB: Students will be able to take an additional revision class at the end of the Spring 2022 term.


Renaissance French (Advanced): 
Wednesdays, 6 October - 8 December 2021 (excluding 3 November), and 12 January – 23 March 2022 (excluding 16 February)
16:00-17:30
Tutor: Elsa Court 
Venue: ONLINE
NB: Students will be able to take an additional revision class at the end of the Spring 2022 term.

image: Hours of Francis I by the Master of François de Rohan, 1539-40: Met, NYC 

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND CLASSES BOOK UP QUICKLY. IF YOU FIND THAT YOUR CATEGORY OF TICKET IS UNAVAILABLE PLEASE EMAIL warburg@sas.ac.uk TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST