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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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Elfe offers complete immersion into French culture, thanks to a unique option that combines travel and French language learning. With this option, it is possible to go on a language study trip to Paris or to the mountains, to the Alps. These trips are open to school and university groups as well as individuals or businesses. They include the organisation of activities as well as accommodation and last one, two or three weeks.

 


Stay in Paris

 

Plunge yourself into the heart of the French capital! After exploring famous monuments, museums, shops, walks and French cuisine, the city of lights will hold no secrets for you! The mornings will be dedicated to French lessons, the afternoons and evenings to activities.

 

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Stay in the mountains

Thanks to Elfe's partnership with the Chalet Arc-en-Ciel, located in the heart of the Alps, you can go and explore the Saint-Jean-de-Sixt region during a summer French + Alps exploration trip or a winter French + skiing trip!

On the programme: 15 hours of group lessons in French, but also excursions, sports activities, tastings, games, workshops, etc.

 

Required Level

All levels

Dates

DATE
On request

 

TIMETABLE

French:
9:00am – 12:00pm

Outside activities:
2:30pm–5:30pm

Price

On request

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

Richard

FLE teacher, trained in the "quantum leap" method.

Price : Free

Max Availability : 25

Difficulty : Advanced Beginner Intermediate

Location : Saint-Jean-de-Sixt

Typology : In groups

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