French Beginners

French Course for Beginners

This course is designed for beginners. It covers A-1 and A-2 Levels for the test. The details are presented below for your information.

DELF A1 highlights the first knowledge in the French language. DELF A1 recognizes basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the “discovery” stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment. This examination benefits from a very positive evaluation which is not made to sanction but to highlight the French learning.

DELF A1 examination is based on level A1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

The global scale of the common reference of the CEFR defines level A1’s user capable of the following linguistic skills:

One can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
One can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
One can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

At level A2 (way stage), we will find the majority of descriptors stating social functions are to be found, like using simple everyday polite forms of greeting and address; greet people, ask how they are and react to news; handle very short social exchanges; ask and answer questions about what they do at work and in free time; make and respond to invitations; discuss what to do, where to go and make arrangements to meet; make and accept offers. 

The global scale of the common reference of the CEFR defines level A2’s user capable of the following linguistic skills:

At level A2, we will also find the descriptors on getting out and about: the simplified cut-down version of the full set of transactional specifications in ‘The Threshold Level’ for adults living abroad, like: make simple transactions in shops, post offices or banks; get simple information about travel; use public transport: buses, trains, and taxis, ask for basic information, ask and give directions, and buy tickets; ask for and provide everyday goods and services.

One can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
One can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
One can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.