French as a foreign language

Duration

minimum 3 months

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Year-round courses

Level

From A1 - C1

The French as a Foreign Language course enables students to acquire the skills listed in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Reach all your goals thanks to our teacher-designed learning paths and cutting-edge personalized learning methods.

Quickly acquire useful skills, learn to speak, read, write and understand French to gain confidence in everyday life.

  • Improve your written French to write with ease and precision
  • Improve oral comprehension and communication skills,
  • Be able to understand the language without difficulty and express oneself correctly in order to communicate with French-speaking interlocutors in a professional context.

No prerequisites

Our method is based on the communicative approach and the action-oriented approach. We use recent textbooks harmonized with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Our teachers also use authentic documents (articles, advertisements, audiovisual material, literary extracts, etc.) to provide everyday cultural references and create original projects. For better follow-up, we prefer classes with a maximum of 20 students.

Among the most frequently used manuals (non-exhaustive list):

  • Alter Ego + 1, 2 and 3
  • New Edito B1 and Edito B2

And many other language tools (grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, DELF preparation, etc.).

 

Reference manuals for levels A1, A2, B1 and B2 :

To join this training program, we carry out a placement test with a result expressed according to the CEFR.

Based on a pre-established scale, we set a target result according to the level of mastery targeted and the candidate's professional activity.

Levels defined by the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

At the reception desk, you'll find brochures for each level, with detailed descriptions of content and objectives. You'll also find practical information (websites, bookshops, etc.).

A1, introductory or discovery level (0 to 100 hours)

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2, intermediate or survival level (100 to 200 hours)

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1, threshold level (200 to 360 hours)

The learner can understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and when familiar matters of work, school, leisure, etc. are involved. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the target language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. He can recount an event, an experience or a dream, describe a hope or a goal, and briefly give reasons or explanations for a project or an idea.

B2, advanced or independent level (360 to 600 hours)

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can express him/herself clearly and in detail on a wide range of subjects, give an opinion on a topical issue and explain the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1, experienced level (over 600 hours)

The learner can understand a wide range of long, demanding texts, as well as grasp implicit meanings.

Can express him/herself spontaneously and fluently without much apparent searching for words. They can use language flexibly and effectively in social, professional and academic situations. They can express themselves on complex subjects in a clear, well-structured way, demonstrating control of the tools of organization, articulation and cohesion of discourse.

French Courses

 

Duration 20h
1 week 120 €
1 month 385 €
2 months 720 €
3 months 1060 €
4 months 1390 €
5 months 1700 €
6 months 1990 €
7 months 2260 €
8 months 2490 €
9 months 2750 €
10 months 2970 €
11 months 3090 €
12 months 3200 €
*Registration fee: €30

If you'd like to find out more, please don't hesitate to contact us.