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General French lessons

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Isabelle

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  • Diana, United Kingdom says:

    Great team, great location! Very good value for money.

  • Audrey, USA says:

    I like the fact that the mini-group is taught by two different teachers. I found this a really interesting system. I also really appreciated how enthusiastic and available my teachers were.

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Objectives by levels

Level A0 – Complete beginner (60 hours)

Level A0 – Complete beginner (60 hours)

These lessons are for students who are beginners. The objective of these lessons is to build a foundation of communicative competence in order to help students make themselves understood and to understand very simple situations in daily life.    
Communication objectives
  • enter into contact with someone
  • describe a person
  • describe daily activities
  • express one's preferences
  • situate oneself in time
  • describe past actions in a simple way
  • make and confirm an appointment
  • describe plans
    Grammatical objectives
  • regular and basic verbs in the present tense
  • a few verbs in the passé composé (present perfect)
  • negation
  • futur proche (near future)
  • why/because
  • prepositions
  • demonstrative adjectives
  • qualifying adjectives
 

Level A1 – Beginner (120 hours)

Level A1 – Beginner (120 hours)

The objective of this course is to enable the student to participate in simple conversations, improve his or her communication strategies and understand audio documentation. Communication objectives
  • describe a timetable
  • talk about facts in the past
  • talk about one's professional experience
  • talk about the future
  • express obligation
  • express opinion
  • give advice
  • compare objects, compare people
  • request information
  • ask someone to do something
  • express cause and consequence
  • describe qualities
Grammatical objectives
  • irregular verbs in the present tense
  • futur proche (near future) and futur simple (simple future) tenses
  • passé composé (present perfect) tense with common verbs
  • pronominal verbs
  • modal verbs
  • polite requests in the conditional mood
  • comparison
  • partitive articles

Level A2 – Advanced beginner (150hours)

Level A2 – Advanced beginner (150hours)

The objective of this course is to enable the student to participate in simple conversations, improve his or her communication strategies and understand audio documentation.     Communication objectives
  • describe a timetable
  • talk about facts in the past
  • talk about one's professional experience
  • talk about the future
  • express obligation
  • express opinion
  • give advice
  • compare objects, compare people
  • request information
  • ask someone to do something
  • express cause and consequence
  • describe qualities
  Grammatical objectives
  • irregular verbs in the present tense
  • futur proche (near future) and futur simple (simple future) tenses
  • imperfect tense
  • passé composé (present perfect) tense with common verbs
  • pronominal verbs
  • modal verbs
  • polite requests in the conditional mood
  • comparison
  • time indicators
  • partitive articles
  • direct and indirect pronouns
  • simple relative pronouns
   

Level B1 – Intermediate (125h/125h)

Level B1 – Intermediate (125h/125h)

The objective of the B1 lessons is to help the student fill in any gaps with a quick revision of skills acquired in level A2 and to lead them towards independence. It is made up of 2 sub-levels B1.1 (125 hours) and B1.2 (125 hours).  
Communication objectives B1.1
  • take part in conversations on specific subjects
  • express one's opinion in a nuanced way
  • tell a story, including different moments
  • express hypothesis and conditions
  • justify oneself
  • report speech
  • define specific contexts
  • know how to construct a speech
  • express feelings
  • request simple information in writing
    Grammatical objectives B1.1
  • revision of past tenses (passé composé and imperfect for description)
  • passive
  • time markers
  • present conditional
  • agreement of tenses
  • subjunctive (wish, desire, necessity)
  • simple logical connectors
  • adverbs
  • hypothesis  in the present and future

  Communication objectives B1.2 (125 hours)
  • express one's opinion in a nuanced way
  • report events in detail
  • be able to organise and give a speech
  • describe a process
  • take part in conversations on general or specific subjects
  • be able to summarise
  • know how to illustrate one's statements
  • interact in professional situations
  • express opposition and concession
  • request and give advice
  • master letter-writing conventions
  • understand a literary text
  Grammatical objectives B1.2
  • revision of agreement in past tenses
  • adverbs of time, cause, finality and consequence
  • personal pronouns
  • pronouns y and en
  • past conditional
  • compound relative pronouns
  • indicative and subjunctive moods
  • gerund
  • impersonal constructions and the passive
  • simple nominalisation
  • opposition and concession markers
  • passé simple (past historic)

Level B2 – Advandced Intermediate (250 hours)

Level B2 – Advandced Intermediate (250 hours)

This course is for students who have already achieved the threshold level (B2). It allows them to become more independent, develop the 4 skills and gain confidence with interactions.   Communication objectives
  • make a presentation
  • explain reasoning
  • negotiate
  • speculate on the present, past and future
  • express regret and blame
  • give instructions
  • set out arguments
  • convince
  • define in a detailed manner
  • report speech
  • converse
  • compare data
  • tell stories in writing
  Grammatical objectives
  • revision of indicative mood
  • impersonal constructions
  • use of conditional mood
  • use of subjunctive and indicative moods
  • nominalisation
  • discourse connectors
  • complex phrases
  • pronouns (demonstrative, possessive, personal, indefinite)
  • use of present participle and gerund
  • letter-writing constructions

Level C1 – Advanced (200 hours)

Level C1 – Advanced (200 hours)

This course is for experienced students wishing to use flexible, effective language in all personal and professional situations.    
Communication objectives
  • express oneself with ease and spontaneity
  • produce a clear and well-constructed address during a presentation
  • explain reasoning
  • understand all kinds of audio and written documentation
  • master different registers of the language
  • avoid repetition
  • negotiate
  • write everyday correspondance in a fluent way
  • be capable of rephrasing
  • write highly developed texts
    Grammatical objectives
  • systematisation of tense agreement
  • indicative and subjunctive moods
  • logical discourse connectors
  • express supposition
  • express aims
  • express cause and consequence
  • express opposition
  • revision of pronouns
  • idiomatic expressions
  • colloquial language

Level C2 or advanced training (250 hours)

Level C2 or advanced training (250 hours)

These lessons are for advanced students and aim for competence close to a native speaker in both speech and writing.    
Communication objectives
  • understand and communicate the subtleties of the language
  • master idiomatic expressions
  • present a complex subject in speech or in writing
  • write highly-developed text in a clear and effective style
  • understand any audio document, whatever the output
  • understand a wide range of texts
  • understand implied meaning
  • converse in a comfortable manner without feeling limited by language
 

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French lessons are given in small groups of 7 people (short stay) or 10 people (long stay) maximum.

 

These lessons are designed to optimise oral expression and comprehension and to enable you to communicate with ease in various real life situations.

They are aimed at all those wanting to make fast progress in French and listening and speaking are strongly encouraged (discussions about the news, using French newspapers, role plays etc.).

 

Elfe offers different options for stays of one or more weeks, with 15 or 30 hours of lessons per week, but also longer, intensive or extendible programmes, of three to nine months, with 20 hours of lessons per week.

Our programmes can lead to a certification from our school, an official certification (DELF/DALF) or the TCF (Test de Connaissance de Français / French Knowledge Test), for which Elfe is an approved centre.

 

The French classes also result in transferrable credits, particularly in the context of a Masters or Bachelors degree.

Required level

15-hour module: all levels
30-hour module: A1 to C2 levels

Dates and Timetable

DATE
Sessions begin on the 1st  Monday of each month for beginners and every Monday for other levels (except Bank Holidays).

 

TIMETABLE

15-hours per week module
10:00am–1:00pm on Mondays
9:00am–12:00pm from Tuesday to Friday

30-hours per week module
10:00am–1:00pm and 2:00pm–5:00pm on Mondays
9:00am–12:00pm and 1:15pm–4:15pm from Tuesday to Friday

20-hours per week module
10:00am–1:00pm on Mondays
9:00am–12:00pm from Tuesday to Friday
+ 2 workshops during the afternoons

Price

15-hour module
from €386 per week and €252 for 15-25 year olds

30-hour module
from €772 per week

20-hour module
from 2820€ for 3 months

Identify your level of French

C2 - Higher advanced level

Excellent command of the language, with structured and coherent expression in all situations.

C1 - Advanced level

Advanced level: good command of the language, with well- structured expression in social and professional situations.

B2 - Advanced Intermediate level

General command of the language in social situations.

B1 - Intermediate level

Effective, but still limited, command of the language in everyday communication.

A2 - Advanced beginner level

Communication during simple everyday tasks and familiar activities.

A1 - Beginner level

Use of simple phrases. Understanding of common words.

A0 - Complete beginner

No knowledge.

Our Main Teachers

Isabelle

Teacher of French as a foreign language

Caroline

Teacher of French as a foreign language

« I take a lot of pleasure from helping my students progress in French each day. In addition, as they come from different places, working with them is very enriching. »

Fabrice

Teacher of French as a foreign language

Tchouan

Teacher of French as a foreign language

« I am very happy to have been part of ELFE for the last four years. The administrative staff is friendly, the atmosphere is studious and happy. »

Price : Free

Max Availability : 10

Difficulty : Advanced Beginner Intermediate

Location : 15 rue Montmartre, 75001 Paris

Typology : In groups

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