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Why French?

Nearly 80 million people in the world speak French, and it is recognised as an official language in 29 countries.  For those wishing to study or work in Canada, knowing French would be

a big advantage.

A1 - Breakthrough

  • Greetings and farewells  

  • Produce simple sentences

  • Ask and answer questions about him/herself, about others, and about things s/he has or needs,

  • Use culturally appropriate non-verbal communication personal and professional information

  • Tell about countries and nationalities.

  • Describe physical characteristics; family and physical fitness; body parts.

  • How to interact in bars and similar; shopping; orders in restaurants

  • Ask and tell street directions; describe cities and houses; information about public transit.

  • Daily routine, habits and timing.

  • Likes and dislikes; leisure time activities.

  

A2- Waystage

  • Use frequent polite structures, speak in short social exchanges, describe what s/he does at work or in his/her leisure time, arrange an appointment

  • Ask for information in different situations

  • Describe personal experiences in the past.

  • Describe objects and places.

  • Explain personal preferences

  • Shopping, asking prices, billing, preferences and object description

  • Story telling

  • Giving and asking for opinions

  • Conversation related to travelling, hotel, transportation

  • Asking and denying permission

  • Express feelings and interest

B1.1- Intermediate

  • Express in detail about past events

  • Understand the main ideas in french debates,

  • Put and defend an opinion in informal debates,

  • Ask for specific information, complain, ask for an explanation

  • Give detailed instructions about how to do something

  • Describing past and present habits and customs

  • Story telling in present, past and future

  • Hypothetical situations

  • Cooking and recepies

  • Formal written applications and mail

  • Filling forms

  • Answering formal calls

  • Place description

B1.2- Intermediate

 

  • Communicate confidently related to  personal interests and specialist field.

  • Understand public messages

  • Hold direct or telephone conversations

  • Describe various of topics of interest

  • Grasp basic meaning from long spoken information, presentations

  • Use strategies to promote communicative capacity

  • Formal self introduction during interview

  • Defending opinion and putting counter argumente

  • Introduction to French artists, musicians, writers and poet.

  • Introduction to basic business world of French speaking region

  • Advice and recommendation

  • Introduction to DELF