All our French courses are structured according to the strategic framework for multi-lingualism of the European Community. They have a communicative approach and the classroom activities are carried out by the staff of qualified mother tongue and French teachers who promote the development of the four basic linguistic skills – listening, speaking, writing and reading – with particular attention to oral communication. A structured multi-sensory linguistic approach (MSL) provides great benefits to students who have difficulty learning a foreign language.
B1 – Threshold (or intermediate): 180 academic hours
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 – Vantage (or upper intermediate): 180 academic hours
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1 – Effective Operational Proficiency (or advanced): 180 academic hours
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.