French A2

//French A2

When you advance to French Level A2, you are going to build upon the foundation that you established earlier – increasing your vocabulary, improving your command of the French language, and developing important themes, phrases, and every day sentences that will immediately provide you with a functional command of the French language.

Sure, you aren’t going to be able to describe yourself as fluent in French after completing the French Level A2 language training we provide. But you will have more confidence conversing in French, will better understand French when it is written down, and will have a functional and working knowledge of critical grammar rules and a newly expanded French vocabulary. This will take a lot of the strangeness and confusion out of French in a way that just wasn’t possible previously.

On top of that, French Level A2 is also going to provide you with immediate skills that allow you to write notes and messages in French, help you better converse about your background in French, and help you navigate daily tasks and daily requests more efficiently. Again, you won’t be converse fluently French by the time you wrap up your Level A2 training, but you will be able to navigate day to day life with native French speakers – even if your French is a little bit choppy, a little bit rough around the edges, and a little bit spotty in places.

The core of the French Level A2 program is to provide you with a truly immersive experience. Unlike a lot of other more traditional language training courses, this one is going to surround you with functional French material – newspaper articles, menus, text messages, advertisements, and more – that helps you to better learn the French language the way that it is actually used rather than the rigid more traditional course work of language training in the past.

This is all designed to get you up and running with the French language a lot faster than you would have been able to before. Is this kind of approach is a lot more in line with the way that you learned your native language and continue to add to your vocabulary. The folks at Agile Training understand that the only way to really build a functional skill in a new language is to immerse yourself in the language as much as possible, and that’s exactly what the building blocks of French Level A2 are designed to do.

When you elect to take advantage of this coursework, you are going to be cementing the fundamental skills, vocabulary elements, and grammar rules that will dramatically expedite your French language learning in the future.

The French courses that follow from Agile Training are going to be designed to improve your vocabulary even more so, dive a little bit deeper into slang and modern parlance so that your French language is “up-to-date”, and will go a long way towards getting you to fluency in French that just wouldn’t have been possible without fundamental and foundational training like the kind of training you’ll find in the French Level A2 course from Agile Training.

This kind of strategic language training allows you to move quickly from one block of coursework to another while building upon the lessons of the previous modules. As highlighted above, the Agile Training approach is wonderful of immersion and “active learning” – a system designed to teach you a new language in the same way that you learned your first language, without as much emphasis on “book learning” and instead a much more significant emphasis on real-world education, real-world grammar, and real-world vocabulary.

BUSINESS French A2

SCOPE

To learn Elementary Business French, in all language aspects and in an efficient way.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.
  • To understand and read advertisements or messages with simple, short and clear messages.
  • Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • To describe in simple terms aspects of oneself background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
  • To write short and simple notes or messages about short term needs.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand isolated sentences and expressions often related with priority matters such as family or personal information, shopping and surrounding environment.
  • Communicate in simple tasks and routines where simple and direct information exchange is needed about family and other ordinary issues
  • To describe personal training in a simple way, surrounding environment and refer to aspects related to immediate needs.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Vocabulary
    • Welcoming
    • Introduce yourself or introduce someone
    • Ask for/give personal information
    • To set up a meeting
    • Talking about the company, present it with some detail
    • To describe professional skills, competences and experience
    • To write a cv
    • Ask questions about a product or describe it
    • Describe the different production stages of a product
    • Explain a future programme for the company
    • Planning a trip
    • Fill a form
    • Stay in an hotel, asking questions about a reservation
    • To start and finish a phone call and useful expressions
    • Exchanging information- making appointments and phone requests
    • Saying sorry and solving problems
    • Answering to complaints
    • Talk about future actions
    • Report past events or circumstances
    • The use polite expressions on emails
    • Ask someone to do something
    • Ask for or give instructions about transports

 

  • Grammar
    • Relative pronouns – “qui”, “que”, ”à qui”
    • ”Passé composé” with the verb ”être” and the past participle
    • Direct speech in the present
    • ”L’impartfait”
    • Comparison structures
    • Irregular past participles
    • Time markers (il y a, pendant, dans et depuis)
    • ”Le plus que parfait”
    • Regular and irregular adverbs
    • Words and structures to express advice
    • ”Le subjonctif” to express a need
    • Relative pronouns ”oú” and ”dont”
    • Demonstrative pronouns
    • Inverse questions – changing the noun by a pronoun
    • Indefinite pronouns and adverbs
    • Superlatives
    • Interrogative and possessive pronouns
    • Using ”l’imparfait” to make suggestions
    • Gender of the nouns
    • Passive form
    • The gerund
    • Pronouns of place
    • Present conditional and making suggestions
    • Connectors to express cause and consequence
    • Reported speech in the past

TARGET

People who wish to develop their 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.

At first students do a language level test of the language they intend to study. After assessing their level, the course curriculum is adapted accordingly.

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 A2

SCOPE

To learn Elementary French, in all language aspects and in an efficient way.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.
  • To understand and read advertisements or messages with simple, short and clear messages.
  • Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • To describe in simple terms aspects of oneself background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
  • To write short and simple notes or messages about short term needs.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand isolated sentences and expressions often related with priority matters such as family or personal information, shopping and surrounding environment.
  • Communicate in simple tasks and routines where simple and direct information exchange is needed about family and other ordinary issues
  • To describe personal training in a simple way, surrounding environment and refer to aspects related to immediate needs.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Vocabulary
    • People’s physical description
    • Personality description
    • Friendship and relationship vocabulary
    • Expressing feelings (mood and point of view)
    • Talking about studies and work
    • Finding a job
    • Describing a job and professional skills
    • Writing an email
    • Expressing a need
    • Expressions to talk about a country
    • Expressions related to the place of living
    • Information about an event
    • Words related with media
    • Talking about a movie
    • Talking about hobbies
    • Vocabulary to talk about reservations and tourism
    • Talking about objectives
    • Giving opinion and talking about a desire
    • Agreeing and disagreeing

 

  • Grammar
    • Relative pronouns – “qui”, “que”, ”à qui”
    • ”Passé composé” with the verb ”être” and the past participle
    • Direct speech in the present
    • ”L’impartfait”
    • Comparison structures
    • Irregular past participles
    • Time markers (il y a, pendant, dans et depuis)
    • ”Le plus que parfait”
    • Regular and irregular adverbs
    • Words and structures to express advice
    • ”Le subjonctif” to express a need
    • Relative pronouns ”oú” and ”dont”
    • Demonstrative pronouns
    • Inverse questions – changing the noun by a pronoun
    • Indefinite pronouns and adverbs
    • Superlatives
    • Interrogative and possessive pronouns
    • Using ”l’imparfait” to make suggestions
    • Gender of the nouns
    • Passive form
    • The gerund
    • Pronouns of place
    • Present conditional and making suggestions
    • Connectors to express cause and consequence
    • Reported speech in the past

TARGET

People who wish to develop their French for personal or professional reasons.

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

Face to face classes or via Skype.

At first students do a language level test of the language they intend to study. After assessing the level and understanding their needs, the course curriculum is adapted accordingly.

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.