FRENCH FOR EXAM AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES

We offer a wide range of French language courses, whether you need to learn French for private or for professional reasons.

There is a variety in intensity and length of the courses, and they all have in common the aim at autonomy and communication. Classes are in small groups (10 people maximum) during the whole year with a focus on oral communication.

For all our French courses in Aix-en-Provence the minimum age is 18 years, except for the closed groups where we can accept younger students.

For all our French courses on specific objectives we ask the participants to fill in a questionnaire on beforehand in order to prepare the course according to your needs and goals. This way you’ll get the best of your French courses in France

 

French for Exam and professional purposes

Executive French (FDA)
French for Teachers of French (FPF)
Exam Preparation (PEXAM)
DALF Exam Preparation (PEDALF)

Executive French (FDA)

This program is made to suit managers, executives and people in charge of various business sectors, who are in direct contact with French speaking interlocutors. The training is organised and personalised, in accordance to the requests and the needs of the students.

Objectives:

  • Becoming independent in a French professional context
  •  Improving and developing the oral and written communication
  • Strengthening the linguistic tools (vocabulary, grammar) in a professional context
  • Acquiring the essential skills of the business world to be able to develop in a company
  • Develop the ability to adapt to « cross-cultural » and different French speaking corporate cultures

Program: 

  • Tailored teaching ; emphasize on the oral and written practice in a professional context
  • Rigorous linguistic progression that takes into account the level and needs of the group
  • Learning and practicing linguistic tools that are used in the French corporate world
  • Simulation of authentic professional conversation situations
  • Practice training of presentations, negotiations, formal and informal exchanges and all types of business related writing
  • Autonomous and individual work every day after class
  • Examples of themes: introduction of the company and its organisation, its products and services ; simulation of recruitments, economy and finance, marketing, writing of memos, rapports and note taking, related to the French culture and the business world
  • From Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 10:30 et 11:00 – 12.30 and 14:00 – 15:30
  • The schedule is subject to change in case of public holiday during the week
  • 2 week program on specific dates
  • 30 lessons per week
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • 3 to 6 participants
  • If less than 3 participants: course will be converted into a FGCP10 course without charge
  • B1 to C1 *
  • A preparatory file and a test are required

*All levels according to CEFR

Our teachers have a degree in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and receive ongoing training to develop their teaching techniques. They animate alternately the course and coordinate with each other for a precise follow up according to the objectives of the CEFR grid

  • Each participant receives, on the day of their departure, a certificate indicating the duration and the level of the taken course based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

French for Teachers of French 

This linguistic, methodological and socio-cultural internship is intended for foreign teachers of French as a Foreign Language living outside France or for students in this field at the end of their training course

Objectives:

  • Knowledge and learning of French in a teaching purpose
  • (Re)discovering the socio-cultural realities of today’s France and its historical, literary and artistic heritage
  • Enrich its classroom practices in terms of FLE didactics
  • Discover new teaching tools and case studies
  • Discussing classroom practices (difficulties, solutions found) and observing classes in situ

Program:

  • Workshops on French civilization (the great events of the 21st century and its main principles)
  • Pedagogical workshops aimed at enriching classroom practices and exchange of experience
  • See detailed program

Material:

  • Documents created by teachers for educational purposes
  • Written, video and/or audio documents
  • Sitographie de matériel didactique et de ressources de l’apprentissage du français
  • Afternoon between 14:00 et 17:30
  • Detailed schedule will be communicated onthe first day
  • 2 week course
  • 10 lessons per week of educational workshops
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • 4 to 15 participants
  • Our teachers have a degree in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and receive up-to-date training to develop their teaching techniques. They teach the course alternately and coordinate with each other for a precise follow-up according to the objectives of the CEFR grid.
  • Each participant receives, on the day of their departure, a certificate indicating the duration and the level of the taken course based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

Exam Preparation (PEXAM)

This option is designed for students in the group course General French (FG) or Long Term (FL) and wish to prepare for the DELF (A2 to B2) and/or TCF exams. This course is made up of two parts: the course of your choice (FG or FL) and private lessons that prepares to the format and to the specificities of the exam targeted.

Objectives:

  • After analyzing the students’ needs in terms of linguistics and methodology, an adapted program is created with the teacher
  • Mastering the targeted exam modalities (format, assessed skills, length)
  • Acquiring strategies and methodologies to be prepared for the chosen exam

Program: 

  • Preparation to the different skills assessed during the exam: written and oral comprehension and production; as well as the French language structure for the TCF exam
  • Autonomous work necessary to prepare the exam, is indicated by the teacher, depending on the exam requirements
  • Simulations of exams
  • Training and learning of various strategies adapted to the targeted exam
  • The enrolment to this course does not replace the enrolment to the exam
  • Mornings and/or afternoons between 09:00 and 17:30
  • 4 private lessons per week
  • Duration at your convenience
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • 1 participant
  • Our teachers have a degree in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and receive ongoing training to develop their teaching techniques. They animate alternately the course and coordinate with each other for a precise follow-up according to the objectives of the CEFR grid
  • Each participant receives, on the day of their departure, a certificate indicating the duration and the level of the taken course based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

DALF Exam Preparation (PEDALF)

This individual course is designed for anyone who wish to pass the DALF C1 or C2 exam. This course prepares to the format and to the specificities of the DALF exam with additional individual work. If you wish to improve your language level as well, it is possible to combine this course with a General French (FG) or Long Term (FL) course.

Objectives: 

  • After analyzing the students’ needs in terms of linguistics and methodology, an adapted program is created with the teacher
  • Knowing the DALF exam modalities, C1 or C2 level (format, assessed skills, length)
  • Acquiring strategies and methodologies to be efficiently prepared to the C1 or C2 DALF

Program:

  • Preparation to the requirements of the 4 skills assessed by the DALF C1 and DALF C2 exams: written and oral comprehension and production
  • Practice exams and learning of various strategies adapted to the targeted exam
  • Simulations of exams
  • Updating your knowledge of other skills also assessed by the DALF C1 and DALF C2 : French culture and written/oral methodology
  • The enrolment to this course does not replace the enrolment to the exam
  • Mornings and/or afternoons between 09:00 and 17:30
  • 6 private lessons per week
  • Self-studies organized and overseen by the teacher according to your needs
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • 1 participant
  • From B2 level *
  • Dates at your convenience

*All levels according to CEFR

  • Our teachers have a degree in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and receive ongoing training to develop their teaching techniques. They animate alternately the course and coordinate with each other for a precise follow-up according to the objectives of the CEFR grid
  • Each participant receives, on the day of their departure, a certificate indicating the duration and the level of the taken course based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)