Beginner French Lessons in Paris

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Beginner French lessons in Paris
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Who are the beginner French lessons in Paris for?

The beginner French lessons in Paris are for students who would like to learn French at beginner level. No prior knowledge of French is required as these French courses for beginners in Paris are designed for complete beginners.

What are the objectives of the beginner French lessons in Paris?

The beginner French lessons in Paris aims to acquire basic language skills and to achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the European Framework for Languages (CECR). The French classes target the acquisition of oral competence (listening and speaking abilities). Reading, writing and formal grammar are secondary goals and will be introduced as the need arises.

By the end of the beginner French classes in Paris, you will:

  • Be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, ordering a meal, etc.
  • Be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and give specific information on simple topics
  • Develop an insight into French-speaking life, culture and society.

How are the beginner French lessons in Paris taught?

  • A communicative approach is used. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) are practised, with the main emphasis on speaking.
  • Students engage in interactive French language activities (role-plays, brainstorming, oral interviews, games, etc.) according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression.
  • Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and set optional homework tasks.

Course outline

Students will learn to ask questions, use common adjectives and idioms, use direct and indirect object pronouns and narrate in the present and simple past tense using -er and -ir verbs. Themes of the beginner French classes in Paris will include:

  • Talking about oneself, your family and other people
  • Family and friends
  • Talking about likes and dislikes
  • French customs
  • School and home life
  • Weather and seasons
  • Getting around the city
  • Asking for and giving direction
  • Giving some advice
  • Asking and expressing needs
  • Expressing quantities and habits
  • Expressing possibilities and obligation
  • Talking about past events
  • Expressing your opinion

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