Welcome to Language For Fun!

Welcome to French for Fun, Barnet, with Diane!
Learning a language can be fun! Our lessons are relaxed, with no exams or compulsory homework!
Group numbers are kept small (minimum 3 students, maximum 6 students) to allow everyone to play an active part in classes.
We aim to create a dinner party/morning coffee atmosphere. Although the atmosphere is relaxed, the classes are highly structured, including carefully prepared conversations which help you to make progress week by week.
If you would like to register your interest or arrange a free, informal assessment over coffee, please do get in touch by email at frenchforfunbarnet@gmail.com or by phone on 07927 535480. It is also possible to sit in on a class, by arrangement, to see if it would be right for you.

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Our Language Classes

French beginners

French Beginners 2: Wednesdays 7.00 - 8.30 pm in High Barnet
French Beginners 3 : Mondays 11 am - 12.30 pm in High Barnet
French Beginners 1: Mondays 3.30 - 5 pm in High Barnet

This class is for those who have never learnt French before.

French improvers

French Improvers 2 : Mondays 7 - 8.30 pm in High Barnet

This class is for those who have a little knowledge of French. Perhaps you studied French at school a long time ago and think you have forgotten it all? Don't worry, it will soon come back!

French advanced

French Advanced : Wednesdays 2 - 3.30 pm in High Barnet

This class is roughly the equivalent of A level French.

Students are welcome to join a group at any time, even if the course has already started, but please do contact us first.

The autumn term starts w/c 24th September, 2018. Please contact us for details of new courses starting up in September.

If you are unsure which level would suit you best, we'd be happy to help and we can also arrange free, informal assessments over coffee.

Term Dates

Each term consists of a block of 10 weekly lessons.
The autumn term begins w/c 24th September, 2018, and will run for 10 consecutive weeks without a break (but please contact me at any time if you would like further information or if you would like to check your level).

Our Teachers


My name is Diane and I have been teaching language to adults for 30 years. I am a graduate of York University with a BA Honours degree in French and Linguistics and I also hold two adult teaching qualifications. I have been married to a Frenchman for 30 years and we have three bilingual children. We lived in France for 13 years, where I taught both French and English at the Chamber of Commerce in Normandy. The teaching there ranged from one-to-one training courses with Managing Directors, to group lessons with professional people. I have also taught English as a Foreign Language to adults at my local College of Further Education.
I aim to create an informal, stress-free environment in which learners can relax, socialise and become more confident French speakers - and have a lot of fun in the process!
I'm looking forward to welcoming you to my French for Fun classes.


Chipping Barnet Library, Barnet, United Kingdom


Number of lessonsClass durationPrice
10 lessons 1 hour 30 minutes £150 per term (includes all materials)*

*Payable per term in advance. For those joining after the course has started, pro rata rates will apply.