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French Course Outline and FAQ

Course Description

This course is designed for "true" beginners and introduces the basics of French grammar. Students will learn how to introduce themselves and greet others; how to give and understand simple directions; and how to ask and answer specific questions. They cover number, color, personal pronouns, present, past, future tenses, conjugation of verbs and many more.

This course is a continuation of BEGINNER A2. Students enrolling in this course should have a basic knowledge of French (i.e. the alphabet, numbers, conjugation of verbs in the present tense, and the learning outcomes covered in BEGINNER A2). Upon completion of BEGINNER A3 and A4, students should be able to speak about work, order foods, family, their interests, the weather, and to participate in brief conversations. At this point they travel to French city with no difficulties. At this level they can find French speaker friends to improve their speaking.

Students enrolling in this course should be able to communicate in French and must have a general understanding of French grammar (i.e. present, past and future tenses and more). At the end of this course, students will be able to participate in conversations with greater ease. Students at this level will also work at developing their writing skills. In this course the instructor works with students to improve for language components (writing, Reading, Speaking and listening) plus new and useful vocabularies. At his level the class environment is design to be totally French. All communication will be done in French.

Upon completion of this course, students will have achieved a level at which they feel comfortable and confident enough to participate in conversations and discussions on general topics. Students will also have developed the skills to begin communicating with ease in writing. It will be emphasis on reading comprehension and pronunciation. At this point students are able to communicate in form of writing (Email), answering Telephone with ease, able to distinguish different accents in French.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical, social and professional topics. Students will also be able to obtain and analyze information and opinions and will learn how to co-chair meetings and debates. Students will have mastered enough of the language to enable them to perform advanced tasks, such as defend an opinion, deal with hypothetical issues, and discuss complex work-related issues.

This course is designed for students at an Advanced level who wish to explore Francophone cultures. The classes will focus on group discussions about history, literature, film and music in Canada and
around the world.

This course is designed for students who have studied French Advanced I or the equivalent. The aim of this course is to improve students' performance and confidence in their use of French and to master language skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) to comparable levels. The course is practical and contains a core language component to improve communication in social situations, and it also covers specialized language and topics for specific professional purposes. Students will be able to choose from a range of topics, including media, advertising, communications, ecology, manufacturing, etc., and students can customize their studies according to their interests.

French Writing essay
This course focuses on grammar and grammatical analysis, and the process of writing. It includes instruction in class and in the Language Lab.

French levels for part time study: intensive evening twice a week
Level A1: Beginner I, basic French (Prerequisite none)
Level A2: Beginner II, basic French (Prerequisite Level A1)
Level A3: Beginner III, French beginner strong (Prerequisite Level A2)
Level A4: Beginner IV, French beginner strong (Prerequisite Level A3)

Level B1: French Low intermediate I (Prerequisite Level A4)
Level B2: French Low Intermediate II (Prerequisite Level B1)
Level B3: French High Intermediate I (Prerequisite Level B2)
Level B4: French High Intermediate II (Prerequisite Level B3)

Level C1: French Advanced study I (Prerequisite Level B4)
Level C2: French Advanced study II (Prerequisite Level C1)
Level C3: French Advanced Academic study (Prerequisite Level C2)
Level C4: French Advanced Project and research(Prerequisite Level C3)

Academic Completion super level
Students who have completed all the above levels may register for advanced academic writing which may take about 6 months as part time studies. They may finally be well qualified for teaching French to non-francophone students. You can find out what type of teaching certificate is suitable for your employer.

Students who are standing at level higher than A1 (Basic French) may need a placement test to identify their exact level. The test is free and takes approximately 5 minutes.

Is CCE accredited by "Languages Canada" for French studies?
Yes CCE is accredited for both ESL and FSL program.

I am an international student, should I pay higher tuition fees?
NO, at CCE you pay the same tuition fee as the Canadian citizens.

Should I register for full-time or part-time?
It depends on your situation and time availability. If you want to learn French little faster, then you may consider the full time classes. Full time classes can be 3 or 4 hours a day every days and part time classes are usually twice a week. Both are designed to drive students to speak French.

What should I do after I completed one level?
You will start next level immediately after completion of a course. You will continue your French study until the desire level. There will be about 12 levels in French program.

How can I register?
You may need to come here or fill the registration from online with your credit card number. It takes just few minutes.  At the same time you pay your tuition fee. Upon paying your tuition fee you will receive the class schedule.

Do I need a placement test?
If you want to register as beginner level A1 then you DO NOT need a placement test, but if your level is higher than beginner A1 then you need a placement test. A five- minute evaluation test will determine your level. The test is absolutely free.

What is the class size?
It depends on the season, sometime about 6 students while other time can be around 16 students. In each case the French classes are dynamic and interactive. The learning result is just amazing!

How will I know if I like the classes?
You can register and attend your first class (full time, part time, private lessons). If it does not meet your expectations, then CCE will refund your full tuition fee minus nonrefundable registration fee. Education is our first priority and we are confident that we provide the best educational services and excellent teaching materials.

Can I take both group and private lessons at the same time?
Yes, it might be a good idea to come to speak faster.

Do I pay taxes (HST) on the top of my course fee?
No, the tax is included. We DO NOT charge taxes, we pay taxes for you.

Is Canada College of Education registered under Human Resources and development of Canada (HRDC)?
Yes, CCE is registered under HRDC. You might be eligible for tax deductions.

Upon course completion, will I earn a certificate of completion?
Yes. For language programs, students will receive a CCE Certificate of Completion upon the successful completion of 96 hours course. The certificate can be in beginner, intermediate and advanced level, in addition to 96 hours, a student must complete the related course level.

How many levels are in total?
There are 12 course levels for part time and 6 course levels for full time. For full time A1 and A2 are beginner, B1 and B2 are intermediate and C1 and C2 are consider as advanced levels. By the end of each level (2 courses) you will receive a certificate. In part time every 4 course will be consider as one level.

French course outline


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