From 8:30AM until 11:30AM, you will practice your French according to your linguistic level. From 11.30am to 12.30pm: in-depth specific courses (culture, civilization, writing and speaking), lectures (in French and in English), exam preparation, tutoring (for beginners), debates and one educational seminar (review of the different teaching methods of French as a Foreign Language - more info)
Depending on your results at the placement test, you will be assigned to a group in accordance with the CEFR (“Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”). 6 levels from A1 to C2: beginner level (A1), elementary (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1) and master/proficient (C2).
A1 group : this group is aimed at students who do not have any knowledge in French. You will learn to communicate in a very simple way, to understand and use everyday life expressions: greeting, introducing yourself, introducing someone, asking questions
A2 group: this group is aimed at students who have basic knowledge of French language (around 60 hours of courses). You will learn to understand simple conversations about your environment (station, restaurant…) and express yourself about your activities (speak about yourself, describe…).
Groupe B1: This group, designated as intermediate, is designed for those students wishing to get along in most travel-related situations and to develop clear, well-structured French.
Groupe B2: Students in this group will continue to improve their comprehension as well written and oral expression skills. These students will learn to identify main ideas or significant information from written or spoken French and will express themselves with greater ease (give one’s opinion, relate an experience or an event, take part in a conversation…)
C1 group, C2 group: this group aims to students who master the language. It will enable you to deepen and improve your skills on the linguistic and cultural levels. You will learn to express yourself in a clear and well-structured way about complex topics. You will discover great authors of French literature (from the “Siècle des Lumières”-Enlightenment period, to contemporary literature). You will debate about politics, economics, social news in France (medias and press). You will take up Law and Business French (justice, work legislation, social welfare…). Example: Law and International Trade French