Franse taalcursus
Franse taalcursus

Language course French for beginners (A2)

Follow this French A2 language course if you can already understand simple words, sentences and short texts in French. You can also enrol in this course if you have completed the French halfway to A2 language course. 


    After completing this French language course, you will be able to:

    • have simple, short conversations on personal topics; 
    • broadly follow everyday conversations on familiar topics; 
    • broadly understand short, simple texts (brochures, advertisements); 
    • write short, simple messages or e-mails. 

    The course focuses primarily on verbal communication, as well as reading, listening and writing skills. You will also learn more about French culture.  

    To receive a Radboud in’to Languages certificate, you need to attend 80% of the classes. 

    After completing this course, you will have reached language level A2. After this course, you can proceed with the course French halfway to B1. 

    Why take a group course at In’to?

    • Small groups (max. 18 participants)
    • Lots of interaction and personal feedback
    • Fast-paced with quick results
    • Comprehensive digital learning environment
    • Our teachers are rated 8.8!

    Would you prefer individual classes, or a shorter, more intensive course? Check out our tailor-made courses.

    Starting date

    03 October 2024, 6 pm
    This course ends on 28 November 2024. Each session takes 1.5 hours.
    50% (RU students), 10% (RU & Radboudumc staff and alumni; WUR students and staff)
    Educational method
    Choice between on-site and online
    Main Language
    Number of sessions
    Maximum number of participants


    Type of education

    Contact information

    Do you have a question? Or would you like to discuss which course best suits your needs and starting level? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you out.

    Contact us

    024-361 21 59
    info [at] (info[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl)

    This course takes place from 3 October until 28 November 2024. There is no class in the week of 21 October because of the Autumn Break.

    Class day and time: Thursdays from 6 - 7.30 pm 
    Number of participants: min. 5 - max. 14

    You can choose whether to join online or on location at the Nijmegen campus. After registration you indicate your preference.

    Approach and content

    French is spoken as much as possible during classes, with Dutch and English as the supporting languages. This means that in most cases, you can take this course if you do not speak Dutch. Please contact our Service Centre for more information.

    You should count on about three to four hours of individual study per week.

    What do the classes cover?


    • Understanding short, simple texts on everyday topics, having a short and simple conversation on concrete topics
    • Expressing opinions, describing needs, talking about emotions
    • Talking about animals, the environment, and ecology
    • Making telephone calls, communicating personal details
    • Describing personal relationships
    • Talking about volunteering, experiences, and life changes
    • Talking about films, shows, and public holidays
    • Talking about culinary specialities, describing an object


    • The gerund (gérondif: en faisant)
    • Negation (ne... rien, ne... jamais), the use of ‘not... a’ (je n'ai pas de voiture)
    • Indirect speech in the present tense (présent: il demande si tu veux...)
    • The recent past (je viens de manger)
    • Verbal expressions (je continue à, j'arrête de...)
    • The plus-que-parfait: I had done (j'avais fait), I had gone (j'étais allé)
    • Active and passive sentences (il mange une pomme, la pomme est mangée)
    • The subjonctif: il faut que tu sois...
    • Temporal prepositions avant/après, the words chaque/chacun
    • Demonstrative pronouns (celui, celle...)

    Course material

    • Voyages 2 (nieuwe editie):
      Tekstbook. ISBN: 9789462930230
      Workbook. ISBN: 9789462930247
      An English version of this book is also available.


    • Even Spieken Frans. ISBN 9789463923590

    The course material can be purchased at Roelants bookstore. Course material is not included in the course fee.


    • Regular fee: € 319,-
    • RU students: € 159.50 (50% discount)
    • RU and Radboudumc staff & alumni: € 287.10 (10% discount)
    • WUR staff & alumni: € 287.10 (10% discount)

    Determine your level with a free intake

    If you did not complete the previous level with us, a free telephone intake prior to registration is mandatory.

    Schedule your intake

    If you want to get an idea of your level on your own, you can do this using our online level test.


    Register now

    This course starts every year in January/February, April/May and October. If you would like to take this course, but is it fully booked or your desired start date has not yet been listed, let us know that you would like to be kept informed, and we will let you know when you can sign up for new dates.