Standard Course (20 lessons x 45min/week)

 

Standard Course
(20 lessons x 45min/week)
Teaching Content


OBJECTIVES
  • Acquiring the fundamentals of French grammar
  • Developing pratical communication skills in speaking and writing
LEVEL 
  • Beginner to Avanced
PROGRAM 
  • Grammar program according to the group level
  • Oral comprehension and expression
  • Written comprehension and expression
  • Use of various teaching aids supporting our interactive method:
    - Specialized handbooks and material created by our teaching staff
    - Authentic documents as well as entirely made up material (visual, audio, or written material)
METHODOLOGY 
  • Creating real life situations/ Role playing

     

  • Didactic activities in speaking and writing

     

ORGANIZATION 

 

  • 12 persons in a group (maximum)

     

  • Time : 15 hours a week at 20 lessons

     


Note : The standard courses programs hereafter are samples programs for three weeks at the : ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE and AVANCED levels. They can be modified according to teaching needs (group size, lengh of stay, themes, levels...)

Teaching for elementary level

 

 GRAMMAR PROGRAMORAL COMPREHENSION AND EXPRESSIONWRITTEN EXPRESSION
week1
  • Evaluation Test
  • ER verbs
  • Regular adjectives
  • Definite/indefinite articles
  • IL Y A
  • The IR and DRE verbs
  • Some reflexive verbs
  • Prepositions
  • AVOIR / ÊTRE (expressing a state of being)
  • Introducing oneself / Introducing others
  • Greeting / taking leave / welcoming
  • Understanding simple informations
  • Speaking of oneself
  • Describing people, objects, places
  • Expressing likes / dislikes
  • Situating / Locating
  • Expressing a mood / a sensation/thanking
  • Didactic activities in groups or pairs
  • Filling out a simple form
  • Writing a simple postcard
  • Telling a story from a comic strip or story board
  • Games for writing
week2
  • Common irregular verbs "Faire / prendre / aller / venir / pouvoir / vouloir"
  • Negative and interrogative form
  • Stressed pronouns
  • Futur tense with « ALLER »
  • « Je voudrais » (I would like)
  • Verbs + infinitive form
  • Passé composé (AVOIR et etre)
  • Asking / answering politely
  • Inviting
  • Asking for permission
  • Apologizing
  • Identifying characters
  • Speaking about one's schedule
  • Making plans
  • Speaking about one's duties, occupations and activities
  • Ordering
  • Narrating past events
  • Expressing capacity
  • Small invitation letter
  • Accepting /declining an offer
  • A shopping list
  • Reading a menu, a bill
  • Simple messages
  • Creating surveys / polls or in-terviews
  • Structural exercises
week3
  • Passé composé with AVOIR/ ÊTRE (simple past)
  • Direct object pronouns (LE-LA-LES-L')
  • Introduction to Indirect object pronouns (LUI / LEUR)
  • Telling events
  • Refering to people or objects
  • Qualifying and defining
  • Expressing nuances
  • Complaining / Making reproach
  • Didactic activities in groups or pairs
  • Use of a French song to stress a grammar point
  • Writing a simple story based upon a visual support
  • Newspaper adverts, classified ads : making a simple ad, answering a classified ad
  • Advice column
  • Structural exercises
 

Teaching for intemediate level

 

 GRAMMAR PROGRAMORAL COMPREHENSION AND EXPRESSIONWRITTEN EXPRESSION
week1
  • Evaluation Test
  • ER verbs
  • Regular adjectives
  • Definite/indefinite articles
  • IL Y A
  • The IR and DRE verbs
  • Some reflexive verbs
  • Prepositions
  • AVOIR / ÊTRE (expressing a state of being)
  • Introducing oneself / Introducing others
  • Expressing likes / dislikes
  • Speaking about oneself / occupation
  • Making plans
  • Describing people, things, places
  • Proposing / offering
  • Asking / accepting / declining
  • Questioning / answering
  • Didactic activities in groups or pairs
  • Filling out a form
  • Writing a postcard
  • Telling a story from a comic strip on pictures
  • Introductory letter to one’s host family in France
  • Structural exercises
week2
  • Imperfect past tense
  • Use of imperfect / simple past passé composé
  • Stressed pronouns
  • Relatives pronouns (QUI - QUE - OÙ)
  • Expressing time and duration
  • Narrating events
  • Asking for /giving out information
  • Advising / commanding
  • Inviting
  • Defining
  • Expressing a wish / refusing
  • Speaking about one’s obligations
  • Telling the life story of a character
  • Writing / responding to a classified ad
  • Completing the beginning of a story, or filling the blanks
  • Invitation or declining letter
  • Structural exercises
week3
  • Simple future )
  • Conditional 1
  • Adjectives / adverbs
  • Comparative and superlative
  • Expressing future events
  • hypothesis
  • Expressing consequence of actions
  • Asking very politely
  • Suggesting
  • Comparing
  • Writing simple press articles
  • Letter of complaint
  • Common correspondence (let-ters to friends)
  • Occasional correspondence
    (congratulations, wishes , advi-ce, thanks,)
  • Structural exercises
 

Teaching for advanced level

 

 GRAMMAR PROGRAMORAL COMPREHENSION AND EXPRESSIONWRITTEN EXPRESSION
week1
  • Evaluation Test
  • Past tenses (Le passé composé)Imperfect past tense Plus perfect
  • Conditional as future of the past
  • Sequense of tenses
  • Direct and indirect pronouns
  • Introduction to subjunctive
  • Narrating past events
  • Identifying people / things
  • Expressing time / duration
  • Telling an event / a story based on an audio or a visual document
  • Expressing likes / dislikes
  • Situating / Locating
  • Expressing a mood / a sensation/thanking (Ex : TV news program)
  • Creating a story with excerpts from a literary piece, a film or documentary
  • Summing up a press article
  • Creating magazine adverts for a newly marketed product (image + text + slogan)
week2
  • The imperative
  • Subjonctive : after conjunction, after specific verbs
  • Relative pronouns QUI - QUE - DONT - OU - LEQUEL - DUQUEL
  • Advising
  • Argumenting / debating
  • Giving an opinion
  • Nuancing one’s thoughts
  • Defining
  • Giving orders
  • Comparing
  • Speaking about one's duties, occupations and activities
  • Ordering
  • Narrating past events
  • Expressing capacity
  • Writing out the main points of a debate / a meeting
  • Preparing a simple case for a trial
  • Creating the front page of a newspaper after listening to TV news
week3
  • Present and past conditional
  • Hypothetical sentences
  • Consequence expression
  • The present participe
  • The gerund
  • Making hypothetical comments
  • Expressing consequence
  • Expressing doubt / certainty
  • Suggesting, proposing
  • Reporting facts
  • Expressing simultaneity of an action
  • Requesting very politely
  • Didactic activities by pairs or in groups (ex : preparing a survey in Antibes)
  • Creating a touristic report about Antibes
  • Writing a letter of advice to a friend
  • Common correspondence (let-ters to friends)
  • Preparing surveys on a theme + interviews in town + report in class