French B2

//French B2

The language structures that you are going to be learning as part of the French Level B2 course from Agile Training are going to be considerably more complex than what you have learned in the previous levels – but your ability to build these language structures into your understanding of French will happen a lot faster, thanks to the groundwork that has already been laid down by the previous modules of this training program.

Your ability to effortlessly assimilate new complexity, new vocabulary, and new grammar into your French language understanding is going to help speed up your track towards fluency in French in ways you couldn’t have expected or anticipated previous to French Level B2.

The text and the dialogue courses that you move through as part of this level are going to be significantly more difficult and a lot more complex, with new sentence structure elements, new vocabulary, and new grammar to master – but it’s going to feel a lot easier, just because of the heavy lifting that has already been taken care of in the previous modules.

By the time you are in the middle of the French Level B2 program you should have no trouble whatsoever writing or describing a wide variety of daily themes as well as more nebulous topics that have little to do with daily life. This is when you really start to command different elements of the French language, when you’re able to give your opinion about certain topics, and when you’re able to interact with a lot more fluency that you simply wouldn’t have had previously to French Level B2.

On top of that, you’re also going to be able to interact and converse with those that speak French fluently with a lot more confidence, a lot more spontaneity, and a lot more “autopilot responses” rather than having to think each and every aspect of your response out in advance.

You may not yet be able to have completely fluent conversations with these native French speakers, and may still stumble around different elements of your vocabulary that you haven’t learned or mastered yet – but for the most part you are going to be able to effortlessly get your point across, will be able to understand the local news, television programs, and movies that are spoken entirely in French, and will have zero difficulty whatsoever reading or consuming off-line or online texts completely in French.

The foundational goal of the French Level B2 program from Agile Training is to introduce the state of flow to your French abilities. By the time you have completed this module, you’ll feel at ease and completely relaxed while holding conversations with native speakers, writing texts or emails to native speakers, or reading almost all of the French language materials that you will come in contact with from here on out.

The more difficult aspects of learning the French language are going to fall by the wayside. From here on out, you are simply going to be building off of the foundation that you have already established in French, enriching your ability to speak and write this ancillary language. You won’t yet have the same command or control of French that you would have in your native language, but you are a lot closer to fluency in French than you ever were before by the time that you complete the French Level B2 module of the Agile Training program.

From here on out it’s simply adding more vocabulary, more experience, and a more modern approach to mastering the French language. When you finish this module you feel as though you could walk the street of Paris without any stress or pressure regarding not being able to get your point across.

BUSINESS French B2

SCOPE

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

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To read and understand the most part of news in the media.
  • To talk fluently and spontaneously.
  • To take be active in a discussion in known environment.
  • To talk clearly and in detail about subjects related with interest areas.
  • To talk about advantages and disadvantages of a certain option.
  • To write a clear and detailed text about interesting subjects.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in speaker’s field of specialisation.
  • To interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party
  • To be able to express oneself clearly and with details about a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, knowing how to argue about the advantages and disadvantages of several possibilities.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Vocabulary
    • Describe one day at work
    • Identify and classify different types of companies
    • Vocabulary related with bank activities
    • Talking about consumer rights
    • Analysing finance offers, request a loan
    • Customer service and dealing with client
    • To rent an office
    • Kinds of company societies, formalities to form a company
    • Analyse a job contract
    • To prepare a meeting and make a debrief
    • Conduct a market research
    • Product and product positioning
    • Describing the different forms of distribution
    • Writing a report
    • The different advertising communication channels
    • Sales techniques
    • Formulate and taking care of a complaint
    • To present and analyse the company results
    • Analysing data

 

  • Grammar
    • Past tenses – “imparfait“, “passé composé“, “plus que parfait“, “passé simple“, “passé antérieur“
    • Agreement of past participle
    • Subjunctive and infinitive past and present
    • Express doubts and certainty
    • Decide between infinitive or subjunctive
    • The passive and pronoun passive
    • Cause and consequence
    • Concession and opposition
    • “Subjonctif imparfait et le plus que parfait“
    • Starting expressions
    • Present and past conditional
    • Personal pronouns and double pronouns
    • Reported speech in the past
    • Conditional and hypothesis expressions
    • The gerund and the present participle

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 B2

SCOPE

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

MAIN OBJECTIVES

  • To read and understand the most part of news in the media.
  • To talk fluently and spontaneously.
  • To take be active in a discussion in known environment.
  • To talk clearly and in detail about subjects related with interest areas.
  • To talk about advantages and disadvantages of a certain option.
  • To write a clear and detailed text about interesting subjects.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • To understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in speaker’s field of specialisation.
  • To interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party
  • To be able to express oneself clearly and with details about a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, knowing how to argue about the advantages and disadvantages of several possibilities.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Vocabulary
    • Lexicon about the body, pain and suffering
    • Talking about feelings
    • Expressions to give advice
    • “les noms composés”
    • To describe a place of living, a space and objects
    • Personal skills and competences
    • Usual expressions to expose objectives
    • Familiar expressions with pronouns
    • To ask for information
    • To express interest
    • Introductory verbs for speeches
    • To give opinion about food and restaurants
    • Figures of speech
    • To talk about hypothesis
    • Express aesthetic impressions
    • The change of meaning of some adjectives
    • Pronouns – indefinite, possessive, demonstrative and relative
    • Logical connectors of cause, consequence, concession, start, hypothesis
    • To give different levels of appreciation and judgment
    • To express disagreement
    • Desire expressions

 

  • Grammar
    • Past tenses – “imparfait“, “passé composé“, “plus que parfait“, “passé simple“, “passé antérieur“
    • Agreement of past participle
    • Subjunctive and infinitive past and present
    • Express doubts and certainty
    • Decide between infinitive or subjunctive
    • The passive and pronoun passive
    • Cause and consequence
    • Concession and opposition
    • “Subjonctif imparfait et le plus que parfait“
    • Starting expressions
    • Present and past conditional
    • Personal pronouns and double pronouns
    • Reported speech in the past
    • Conditional and hypothesis expressions
    • The gerund and the present participle

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.