The elementary French course teaches elementary level standard French with a focus on communication skills, basic grammar, and listening and reading skills necessary for success in introductory French as a foreign language. New language is introduced systematically and at a steady pace, allowing students to increase their knowledge of the language and build their confidence. By the end of this elementary course you will be able to hold a basic conversation in French.
This level corresponds to the A1 level of The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Pre-intermediate language course is a course for students who already have a solid foundation in the language. New language is introduced systematically, allowing students to extend and consolidate their knowledge of the language. New vocabulary is introduced regularly with a lot of practice activities, allowing students to immediately activate the language in a supported way.
This level corresponds to the A2 level of The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The intermediate French course is intended for people who already have some experience in French. The communicative emphasis gives students plenty of opportunities to put language into practice. By the end of this Intermediate course you will be able to describe situations and events, write texts and cope with coherent language. You will be able to communicate quite confidently.
This level corresponds to the B1 level of The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Business courses are intended for second language learners working in any business context, who want to improve their general competence in French, using meaningful real-world contexts relevant to their professional working lives. We will discuss your requirements and goals with you and come up with the best language training solution for you. This will take into account the time you have, your level, your expectations, your learning style and budget. By the end of the course you will develop communicative fluency, accuracy, and confidence within a business context reflecting your specific working environment. Our teachers are qualified and experienced. We do our best to match the appropriate trainer to you and their flexibility means that you can take classes when and where you need, incorporating what you need.
We offer exam preparation courses for the most widely known French language exams, DELF and DALF, which are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French language skills of non-native French candidates. Our Exam preparation courses focus on exam content and test-taking strategies and are designed to help you pass your chosen qualification with the grade you want.
Our teachers are highly qualified teachers who can help you with the expertise for various areas of French tests: speaking, writing, listening, grammar and French vocabulary.
There are six independent diplomas which correspond to the six levels of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
- DELF A1 – This level recognizes basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the “discovery” stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.
- DELF A2 is based on the same principle: it recognizes the linguistic competency of a basic user, considered as a social actor. The candidate can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.
- DELF B1 – At this level, the users become independent. They can maintain interaction: they can understand and maintain a discussion and give their opinion. The users are capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life.
- DELF B2 – B2 users have a degree of independence that allows them to construct arguments to defend their opinion, explain their viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidates have a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and are capable of correcting their own mistakes.
- DALF C1 – Language users at level C1 are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a large vocabulary and can choose the appropriate expression to introduce their comments. They can produce clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation and which shows controlled use of structures.
- DALF C2 – C2 users’ proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression. C2 candidates are capable of using the language for academic and advanced-level purposes.