French A1

//French A1

French Level A1: The Romance Language for Beginners!

French Level A1 is a specific course designed to impart basic language training so aspirants have an essential understanding, enough for regular or everyday communication. Also referred to as basic business French, the French Level A1 course is imperative for anyone who is traveling to France or any of the countries where French is widely spoken. Those living in France or moving to the country for work or business should also consider signing up for the French Level A1 course.

French is often regarded as a romantic language. The root of such a classification is in its origins. French and some other languages evolved from what is called Vulgar Latin, which was quite common in the Roman Empire. All romance languages in the western world have the same origin. French is also commonly perceived as a difficult language. This is especially true for native English speakers as the origins are worlds apart. Many modern languages that have the same parent or ancient origin language have similar words, phonetics, grammar and vocabulary as well as sentence construction among other essential elements. English and French do not have a common heritage or origin, although both have influenced each other to a subtle extent.

French is now an official language in as many as twenty nine countries spanning five continents. There is an international community of eighty four countries called Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie that encourages teaching the language and its official use. French is one of the major spoken languages in distant Canadian provinces such as Quebec and New Brunswick, much closer home in Belgium, parts of Switzerland including Bern, Geneva, Fribourg, Jura, Vaud, Neuchâtel and Valais, Monaco and many states in the US including New Hampshire, Louisiana, Vermont and Maine.

Knowing basic French can definitely help anyone looking for better career progression. It can be a requisite skill for a specific job. It is needless to point out that learning a new foreign language can provide unmatched boost to self esteem and assists in further learning & development. There are more than seventy five million native French speakers and around a hundred and ten million more who speak French as a secondary language. You can also learn French as a second or third language with the simplified but effective French Level A1 course.

The Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie estimates that almost half a billion people in the world will speak French by 2025 and that number would increase to seven hundred million by 2050. Unlike some other major languages in the world, French is only growing in its influence and it will become as important as English and Mandarin, Hindi and Spanish.

French Level A1 will help you to learn the basics. You would be taught the essential words and expressions, simple sentence construction and functional communication. You would be able to understand commonly used words in conversations, names of famous people and notable places. You will be familiarized with expressions, types of personal details and relationships. You will also be able to write in French, using small texts and basic personal information needed to be furnished while filling forms.

French Level A1 is not only a standalone course by itself for those looking for only basic training, it is also a stepping stone for those who want to learn advanced French. It is always easier to start with a basic course and then to progress through the advanced trainings. Such an approach is not overwhelming. One gets the time to practice what one has learned and then one can resume advanced training with renewed vigor and assured confidence.

BUSINESS French A1

SCOPE

Learn basic Business French in an efficient way in all language components.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To understand basic words and expressions about personal details and family;
  • To understand well-known names, words and simple sentences;
  • To communicate in a basic way about a concrete need;
  • To use simple sentences and expressions to describe residence location and people;
  • To write small texts, fill a form with personal information.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the essential of a simple text, brief and clear about daily life.
  • To be able to find predictable information in simple texts of common use.
  • To communicate in daily situations, asking and answering simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
  • To use simple phrases and sentences to talk about family, other people and personal life.
  • To write a short and simple text related with daily life.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Vocabulary
    • Numbers
    • Countries and nationalities
    • People and family
    • To introduce yourself to someone and greeting
    • Place of work and profession, company activity
    • Small personal/work objects
    • Giving personal information
    • Time, months and seasons
    • Making or changing an appointment
    • Talking on the phone
    • Checking and writing emails
    • Basic travelling vocabulary
    • Make a reservation in an hotel or a restaurant
    • Asking and giving indications
    • Describe a working day
    • Identifying a problem at work

 

  • Grammar
    • Present simple of “ être et avoir ”
    • Definite and indefinite articles
    • Pronouns
    • The pronoun “on”
    • Feminine and masculine
    • The negative
    • The prepositions
    • Possessive adjectives
    • Plural of the adjectives
    • Demonstrative pronouns
    • Present simple of verbs ending in “er”, “oir”, “yer”, “ier”
    • Present simple of regular and irregular verbs
    • Pronoun verbs in present tense
    • Verbs with “être”
    • “Le passé composé” and “l’imparfait »
    • Recent past and near future tenses
    • Adverbs of frequency
    • Imperative
    • “COD” and “COI” pronouns
    • “Qui” et “que”

TARGET

People who wish to start learning Business French for personal reasons but above all for professional reasons.

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

Face to face classes in companies, in our school or via Skype.

Classes length depend on student’s availability. During the course the teacher uses different resources always based on practice (case studies, role play, videos, audios, games, etc.).

The teacher is always bilingual or native.

EVALUATION

The evaluation is continuous, all along the course the teacher is grading the students regarding the following parameters:

  • Knowledge of the subjects
  • Vocabulary use
  • Phonetics/pronunciation
  • Progression
  • Participation/motivation
  • Homework
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Evaluation test

Every 20 hours, students have a written and oral test and they are evaluated regarding their knowledge and progression. At the same time, students evaluate the teacher performance.

In the end each student will receive an individual evaluation report and a certificate.

MORE INFORMATION:

GENERAL French A1

SCOPE

Learn basic French in an efficient way in all language components.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To understand basic words and expressions about personal details and family;
  • To understand well-known names, words and simple sentences;
  • To communicate in a basic way about a concrete need;
  • To use simple sentences and expressions to describe residence location and people;
  • To write small texts, fill a form with personal information.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the essential of a simple text, brief and clear about daily life.
  • To be able to find predictable information in simple texts of common use.
  • To communicate in daily situations, asking and answering simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
  • To use simple phrases and sentences to talk about family, other people and personal life.
  • To write a short and simple text related with daily life.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Vocabulary
    • Numbers
    • Months and days of the week
    • Countries and nationalities
    • People and family
    • Describing people
    • Our body
    • Colours and adjectives
    • Clothes and accessories
    • Food and drinks
    • Likes and dislikes
    • Jobs and work places
    • Introducing oneself and greeting
    • Giving personal information
    • Talking on the phone
    • Writing emails
    • Buying online
    • Describing small objects
    • Basic travelling vocabulary
    • Asking and giving indications
    • Small descriptions about places
    • Talking about the weather
    • Daily activities

 

  • Grammar
    • Present simple of “ être et avoir ”
    • Definite and indefinite articles
    • Pronouns
    • The pronoun “on”
    • Feminine and masculine
    • The negative
    • The prepositions
    • Possessive adjectives
    • Plural of the adjectives
    • Demonstrative pronouns
    • Present simple of verbs ending in “er”, “oir”, “yer”, “ier”
    • Present simple of regular and irregular verbs
    • Pronoun verbs in present tense
    • Verbs with “être”
    • “Le passé composé” and “l’imparfait »
    • Recent past and near future tenses
    • Adverbs of frequency
    • Imperative
    • “COD” and “COI” pronouns
    • “Qui” et “que”

TARGET

People who wish to start learning French for personal or professional reasons.

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

Face to face classes or via Skype.

Classes length depend on student’s availability. During the course the teacher uses different resources always based on practice (case studies, role play, videos, audios, games, etc.).

The teacher is always bilingual or native.

EVALUATION

The evaluation is continuous, all along the course the teacher is grading the students regarding the following parameters:

  • Knowledge of the subjects
  • Vocabulary use
  • Phonetics/pronunciation
  • Progression
  • Participation/motivation
  • Homework
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Evaluation test

Every 20 hours, students have a written and oral test and they are evaluated regarding their knowledge and progression. At the same time, students evaluate the teacher performance.

In the end each student will receive an individual evaluation report and a certificate.