French Daytime Classes

Do you love the French language, the people or the culture?

Join Friends of Marcq-en-Baroeul, make some new friends and enjoy the French classes at The Brentham Club every Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.


Whether you’re a beginner or you spend your summers in the south of France our experienced tutor, Michelle Pickard, will help you to develop your linguistic abilities, knowledge & use of the French language.

The lessons are divided into three terms of around 11 weeks each, with weekday classes that last for 2 hours. Payment is in advance but on a rolling basis: there is no financial penalty for missing a class, but of course the more you attend, the quicker you'll improve. Regular attendance also allows us to continue with our very reasonable fees and flexible payment system. We currently run classes at lower intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels. If there is sufficient interest, we would like to add a further class on the Wednesday.

Already speak the language and simply want to find others to converse with? Join us on one of our many social activities and excursions.

The purpose of our Association is to promote and foster friendship between the people of Ealing and Marcq-en-Baroeul, a town adjacent to Lille, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of Northern France. Our counterpart twinning group in Marcq-en-Baroeul is Les Amis d’Ealing.


More commonly known as “Friends of Marcq”, the Friends of Marcq-en-Baroeul was founded in 1987. Since 1991 it has been Ealing’s official French twinning association, when the relationship was formalised by the signing of a declaration by the mayors of the two councils.


​As well as organising activities this side of the Channel for Friends of Marcq that range from a summer boules competition and French Scrabble sessions to French classes for members, our Association also works with Les Amis d’Ealing to arrange shared events such as intensive French courses in Marcq and an equivalent Intensive English course in Ealing. We also organise an annual picnic that takes place in alternate years in France and England. Cultural weekends and walking weekends add variety to the mix of opportunities for members in Ealing to get to know and understand France and the French rather better, as well as for our friends in France to get to know us.

For more information on classes contact Yvonne Little on 020 8567 2955.