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Whether you wish to travel to France or many other French speaking regions such as Quebec, Louisiana, Belgium etc or be able to communicate with family or purely for enjoyment our French classes will cater to your needs. With France one of the world's major tourist destinations, French remains one of the most widely taught international languages, so when you learn French you open many doors. French is the official language of the International Red Cross and one of the formal languages of the United Nations. In our French lessons you will learn that approximately 20,000 English words have their origins in French. French is a beautiful language and can be a lot of fun to learn - especially French slang (argot). Wouldn't you love to impress your friends with your understanding of classic French films, or be able to read and understand a menu written in French?
To learn French adds interest, pleasure and satisfaction to a trip to France. Of equal importance to many is the access gained to some of the important bases of Western civilization. French philosophers, political theorists, artists and writers have substantially influenced the cultural and political aspects of our world. After attending our French classes you will find in French-speaking countries that your efforts to communicate in the language are rewarded by kindness and offers of friendship.
French Beginners Level 1
Designed for absolute beginners, this course is a perfect introduction to the language, designed to be as practical as possible so is ideal for travellers.
Greetings and Introductions: Hello/goodbye, Introductions, Numbers 1-10, Alphabet, Pronunciation, Simple questions.
Nationalities and Professions: Asking/stating nationality, where one lives, profession, Etre(to be), Adjectives
Friends and Family: Introducing friends/family, Age, Numbers, Avoir(to have)
Food/Drink: Ordering, Asking/telling prices
Location/Directions: Asking where something is, Apologies, Making simple inquiries, Asking for help
Shopping: Stating requirements, Making bookings/payments, Asking/telling time.
French Beginners Level 2
Designed as a follow on from Level 1, classes will be using a communicative approach. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening while building vocabulary in a dynamic way. The students will improve their grammar skills and build up confidence to develop their conversation skills. A minimum of 8 hours of prior study is suggested.
Designed as a follow on from Level 2, classes will build upon previously developed skills in speaking, listening and writing. Students will be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. A minimum of 14 hours prior study is suggested.