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Preparation and passing of exams

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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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To increase your chances of success, Elfe offers different types of preparation and passing of exams (Tests de Connaissance du Français). Using presentation exercises and role plays, you can improve your general linguistic ability while also focusing on the essential aspects of the exam.

 

 Exam preparationPassing of exam
Test de Connaissance du Français Tout Public (TCF TP)xx
Test de Connaissance du Français Québec (TCF Québec)x
Test de Connaissande du Français pour la Carte de Résident en France (TCF Résident)xx
Test de Connaissance du Français pour l’Accès à la Nationalité Française (TCF ANF)xx
Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française (DELF)x
Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)x
A-Level x
Abiturx

 

The different preparation options are as follows:

- Preparation for A-Levels and Arbitur: 15 hours per week of exam preparation in mini-groups

- Preparation for DELF/DALF and TCF exams: 15 hours per week in mini-groups + 10 hours one-to-one tuition

- Preparation for the TCF ANF: 2 hours preparation for the Test de Connaissance du Français Accès à la Nationalité

 

The applications are to be made in person from Monday to Friday at 15, rue Montmartre, 75001 Paris

Required level

A-level and Abitur: B1 Intermediate Level

TCF/DELF/DALF: all levels

Dates and Timetable

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TIMETABLE

15 hours preparation for A-Level and Arbitur:
Monday 10:00am–1:00pm, Tuesday to Friday 9:00am–12:00pm.

15 hours preparation + 10 hours DELF/DALF and TCF:
Monday 10:00am–1:00pm (group lessons) and from 2:00pm (one-to-one lessons),
Tuesday–Friday 9:00am–12:00pm (group lessons) and from 1:15pm (one-to-one lessons).

2 hour preparation for TCF ANF/TCF Resident:
1 Wednesday per month from 2:00–4:00pm

Price

15 hour A-level and Arbitur preparation:
€460 per week

15 hour preparation + 10 hour DELF/DALF and TCF:
from €1036 per week

2 hours TCF ANF/TCF Resident Preparation:
€30

TCF ANF application fee: €120

TCF Resident application fee: €140

TCF TP application fee: €196

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 : 7

Difficulty : Advanced Beginner Intermediate

Location : 15 rue Montmartre, 75001 Paris

Typology : University preparation

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