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Our Online French Courses

Online French courses offered at all levels, from beginners to advanced. Classes in small groups with qualified French tutors. Learn French online with our proven learning method.

About our French courses


10-week Courses

  20 hours in total
  2 hour classes
  1 lesson per week (6:30-8:30pm)
  Start dates: Every month
  Average of 5 students per group
  Live online French classes

Conversation Courses

  8 hours in total
  1 hour classes
  2 classes per week (8:00-9:00am or 5:00-6:00pm)
  Start dates: Every month
  Average of 5 students per group
  Live online French classes

Learn French Online with Cactus

Whatever the reason you want to develop your French skills – our online French lessons will help you achieve your learning goals. Native-speaking, experienced and qualified French teachers use the communicative approach. Our classes replicate the face-to-face experience.

You will engage in pair work and group work in every class. Classes will also focus on teacher-student correction slots, speaking and communication activities, quizzes, games, reading skills and listening skills practice and grammar practice.

Cactus online French courses are offered at 6 core levels under the Common European Framework – CEFR. If you are not sure of your level, you can take our online French level test. You can also check the full online French course outline for more information.

How Virtual French Lessons Work

The virtual classrooms are hosted using an online platform which replicates the face-to-face environment. This allows teachers and students to interact and enjoy a classroom environment in an online setting. Learn what makes them successful.

Online French Classes Levels

Are you a beginner in French? You can choose our French lessons online for beginners. Lessons designed for students with no knowledge of the language.

If you are not at beginner levels you can study French from elementary through to proficient. At lower level we offer online elementary French where you will be covering the basics.

At mid levels we offer intermediate and upper-intermediate French. Levels designed for you to gain a solid understanding. At higher level of French we offer advanced and proficient. These levels are designed to develop the communication skills.

You can take our level test and check the content before taking an online French class with Cactus.

Ready to start learning?

Meet our online French teachers

Our experienced native-speaking French teachers are carefully assessed for our online classes. Teachers can guide you to speak the language from the beginning. Learn about a few of our online French tutors.


Originally from:Mexico
Teaching experience:8+ Years
Years with Cactus:1+ Years
Education:BSc and MSc degree in Architecture


Originally from:Manchester
Teaching experience:7 years
Years with Cactus:7 years
Education:MA in International Business Management
Katryn Brooks, French Teacher


Originally from:Paris, France
Teaching experience:40 years
Years with Cactus:2 years
Education:MA in Japanese Language, Civilisation and Linguistics

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How to book with Cactus

Select language

Simply select which language you would like to learn and from the box below and click lets go.

Take level test

This is a quick test to help you find the right course for your current level of knowledge.

Book your course

Use our simple online booking system to select your course.

Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

Still have questions?

Online French Courses Resources

To help you get the most of your course, Cactus has made a compelling selection of helpful and useful tools to learn French online. Please check our online French Resources page. You can also download our free French Language Kit. Or check our French Language Facts before your next course with Cactus.

Beginners Online French Lessons

We have a comprehensive range of online French language lessons for beginners. Whether you are a complete beginner or a false beginner. Find out which level to choose and what to expect with our beginner level language learner page.

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