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So you’ve decided you’d like to learn French. You’re an absolute beginner, and don’t know where to start. Elementary 1 is the course for you! This course serves as a bienvenue to the French language. Throughout this ten-week course, you will discover the beauty of the French language, and cover the basics, such as introducing yourself and others (Bonjour, je m’appelle Jean), spelling and counting (un, deux, trois…), and general greetings and politeness (Salut, s’il vous plait, merci beaucoup). You’ll also learn how to ask a question, how to communicate, and explain why you are learning French. This course is designed for complete beginners of French, and no prior knowledge is necessary.
So you’ve caught the French bug, and you’re ready to learn more about this belle langue! Elementary 2 can help you on your journey to linguistic greatness. With a focus on travel and vacations, this course will help you to indicate your destination and origin (Excusez-moi, où est le musée?), naming and locating places (Ah, le Métro, génial!), and other general travel enquiries (accommodation, tourist destinations). You will also talk about your family (J’adore ma femme!), describe people’s physical appearance (Leurs yeux sont très beaux), and your likes and dislikes (J’aime les escargots). This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 1 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
You’re well underway on your journey to grasp the basics of French! Elementary 3 will help you learn more about general conversational skills and topics. With a focus on the day-to-day, this course will help you talk about your passions, hobbies, and dreams (J’aime jouer au foot, c’est mon rêve de jouer pour l'Australie), and learn how to ask for and give the time (Quelle heure est-il? Il est 3h30). Additionally, you will be able to discuss your daily routine including explaining basic health issues (Quand je me suis reveillé ce matin, je me suis fait mal au dos), describing your job and its requirements (Je travaille dans une usine, j’aime beaucoup!), getting out and about, and suggesting, accepting, and refusing an invitation (Merci mais je suis trop occupé pour participer). This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 2 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
It’s time to reflect and rewind! Elementary 4 will help you talk about your memories from the past and plans for the future. Learn how to draw upon distant past memories, discuss recent experiences, and look forward to future plans (Quand j’étais jeune, je voulais être un pilote). You will also be able to understand a biographical description of someone’s life (Il a grandit à Nantes, puis a démenagé à Paris), and learn how to describe their physical appearance (Ses cheveux sont longs et son nez est petit). Finally, you’ll learn how to give general advice to people, and also how to understand and plan for travel (Nous allons à Nouméa, où est la crème solaire?). This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 3 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
You’ve come this far, and you’ve almost finished the Elementary program! Elementary 5 is designed to help you go deeper into aspects of what you have already learned in Elementary 1-4. Touching on travel and vacations, you will be able to describe a holiday location and choose your accommodation (Où est le meilleur hôtel à Québec?). You’ll also cover the day-to-day when you recap how to talk about the weather (Il pleut depuis deux semaines), food preferences (J’aime les fraises, mais je n’aime pas les pommes), understanding a menu, going grocery shopping (Excusez-moi, dans quelle allée est le lait?), and how to describe sensations and emotions (Quand je pleure, je suis triste et fatigué). Finally, you will touch on how to compare a past situation with the present (Je jouais au golf, mais maintenant, je fais du vélo), and how to discuss your reading habits. This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 4, or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
In the final Elementary level course, it's time to take your French out on the town! Elementary 6 will help you develop the skills to converse whilst shopping and dining out, and to plan your very own soirée. You'll be able to comment on clothes (Quelle jolie chemise rayée!), choose an outfit, and interact with shop assistants (Vous payez par carte?). You will learn how to order at a restaurant (Nous allons prendre deux verres de vin) and describe your experience (Les plats sont délicieux, mais les serveurs ne sont pas très agréables). You will also organise a social gathering (Je vous invite à fêter l'anniversaire de mon chien!), as well as learn to discuss music, film and theatre (Je n'ai pas aimé le dernier film avec Dany Boon, et toi?). This course is designed for students who have completed Elementary 5 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
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CONVERSATION & CROISSANT
Coffee and croissant included.
In this course, you will improve your listening skills by listening to audio tracks and watching videos.
UPPER ELEMENTARY 3
You're going strong on your French journey so far, let's keep this momentum going! Upper Elementary 3 explores language relevant to both the professional and personal spheres. You'll learn how to nail a job interview by answering formal questions and talking about your professional experience (J'ai obtenu un emploi dans cette compagnie en 2017). You'll also be able to discuss film and TV series (Les séries françaises sont vraiment fantastiques!), describe cultural events (Ce que j'aime à la fête de la Musique, c'est la découverte de l'inconnu!) and learn to answer and interpret a survey about cultural habits. What's more, you'll improve your conversation skills by learning to ask for explanations (Pourquoi aimes-tu tellement les croissants?), expresss a judgement, and to express wishes and give advice (Tu devrais étudier un petit peu tous les jours). This course is designed for students who have completed Upper Elementary 2 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
UPPER ELEMENTARY 4
This course is for students who have completed level A2 Upper Elementary 3 or been assessed prior to enrolling. In this course, students learn the vocabulary and language structures required to:
- Describe a person’s looks, character and personality
- Talk about your feelings and emotions
- Understand French media headlines and read simple articles
- Review popular French television series and films
UPPER ELEMENTARY 5
Travel the world with us! Improve your French while learning more about Switzerland and Québec. Study the conditional so you can express a wish. You will also study more in depth when to use passé composé or imparfait.
UPPER ELEMENTARY REVISION A2
Ready to polish your French so far? This course is perfect for solidifying the knowledge and skills covered in the A2 Upper Elementary levels in all four major competencies (reading, writing, speaking, listening), before progressing to B1 Intermediate.
CONVERSATION & CROISSANT
Coffee and croissant included.
Intermediate 1 is behind you, and now you’re well underway into the rest of the program! Intermediate 2 tackles many aspects of life administration, from health, to help, to grievances, to relocation. You’ll learn how to anticipate and deal with health problems (J’ai une douleur dans le bras gauche) and how to understand the formalities of life administration (Vous devez compléter ce formulaire et le remettre à la réception). You’ll also learn how to ask for help (Excusez-moi, comment est-ce que je prends ce bus?), how to write and understand a letter of complaint (Le service dans votre restaurant était terrible), and how to describe similarities and differences between a selection of things. This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate 1 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
You're well on your way in developing your intermediate skills, and now it's time to dive deep! Intermediate 3 is designed to help you form strong social connections in French and gain a greater appreciation of cultural differences. You'll learn to talk about hobbies and suggest outings (Et si on allait voir un spectacle?), express agreement and disagreement (Je ne suis pas vraiment convaincue), and talk about familial events. You'll also learn about cultural differences and discover new customs (En Inde, les fêtes de mariage durent entre 3 et 5 jours!). This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate 2 or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.
This course is designed for students who have completed level B1 Intermediate 4 or been assessed prior to enrolling. In this course, students learn the vocabulary and language structures required to:
- Give your opinion on various topics such as city life, education
- Ask questions using different formats (closed questions, with interrogative words)
- Understand the use of the present participle (ayant, étant, sachant, …)
- Learn how to use indefinite pronouns (aucun, tout,…) as well as combined relative pronouns (auquel, duquel,…)
Learn French while exploring Swiss and Morocco!
INTERMEDIATE REVISION B1
Need to brush up on your intermediate French skills? Then look no further than B1 Revision. In this course you will revise and practice all four major competencies (reading, writing, speaking, listening) taught in the B1 Intermediate levels.
UPPER INTERMEDIATE 5
This course is designed for students who have completed level B2 Upper Intermediate 4 or been assessed prior to enrolling. In this course, students learn the vocabulary and language structures required to:
- Debate and express your opinion on immigration in the modern world
- Talk about historical French figures
- Describe your hero
- Write in the past tense (passé simple)
This course is designed for students who have completed level B2 Upper Intermediate 8 or been assessed prior to enrolling. In this course, students learn the vocabulary and language structures required to:
- Discuss your impression of France
- Talk about living abroad, love and friendship
- Master the la bise way of greeting in France
- Use and construct adverbs (for example, gentil à gentiment)
We will focus on Internet, social media and new technologies. Indicatif, subjonctif, ou infinitif, telle est la question. Nous l'étudierons pour que tout devienne clair.