GENERAL FRENCH COURSES

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.

 

French General Courses

General French (FG)
General French Plus (FG+)
General French and Private Lessons  (FGCP)
Private Lessons (CP)

General French (FG)

This course is designed for adults of different nationalities who wish to improve their French communication skills for personal or professional reasons. Students are taught in small groups by qualified teachers, who create a friendly and dynamic learning environment.

Objectives: 

  • Obtain fluency and the confidence to communicate in French in everyday situations
  • Discovering French culture and society in different ways
  • Develop your know-how and social skills in an international environment and in situations of communication

Program: 

  • Revision and study of the language structure
  • Study of the 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Teaching based on everyday situations with the help of varied and authentic materials
  • Conversations, debates and presentations
  • Different methods of working: collaboration, individually, group etc.
  • From Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 10:30 et 11:00 – 12:30
  • Exceptionally on Monday of arrival and every other Monday 14:00–15:30
  • Schedule may differ if public holiday during
    the week
  • 2 week course renewable several times up to 8 weeks (or up to 10 weeks for students with A0, A1 and A2 levels)
  • 1 week on request
  • 20 lessons per week
  • 4 daily lessons in the morning*
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes

* including level evaluation, information and guided town tour on the first day

  • 5 to 10 participants
  • A1 to C2 *
  • Beginner only at certain dates

*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
  • On official starting dates, each new student will do a written and oral evaluation in order to organize the groups
  • 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)

General French Plus Course 

This course is designed for adults of different nationalities who wish to improve their French communication skills for personal or professional reasons. Students are taught in small groups by qualified teachers, who create a friendly and dynamic learning environment. The afternoon sessions are in smaller groups to allow the students to go deeper into the cultural and social aspects of contemporary France.

Objectives in FG:

  • Obtain fluency and the confidence to communicate in French in everyday situations
  • Discover French culture and French society in different ways
  • Develop your know-how and social skills in an international environment and in real-life situations

Objectives in FG+:

  • Enhance your linguistic skills with the help of thematic workshops
  • Improve your understanding of political, cultural and social life in France
  • Improve your pronunciation

Program FG:

  • Revision and study of the language structure
  • Study of the 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Teaching based on everyday situations with the help of varied and authentic materials
  • Conversations, debates and presentations
  • Different methods of working: collaborative, individually, group etc.

Program FG+:

  • Thematic workshops:
  • Phonetics/pronunciation
  • Oral French: comprehension and oral production
  • Culture and society
  • Written French : reading comprehension and written expression
  • Outdoor visit or game/song workshop

Mornings:

  • From Monday to Friday: 09:00–10:30 et 11:00–12:30
  • Exceptionally on arrival Mondays every other Monday
    14:00 – 15:30
  • Schedule may differ if public holiday during the week

Afternoons:

  • 5 afternoons per week: 14:00-15:30
  • Exceptionally on arrival Mondays every other Monday
    16:00 – 17:30
  • Schedule may differ if public holiday during the week
  • 2 week courses renewable several times up to 8 weeks (or up to 10 weeks for students with A0, A1 and A2 levels)
  • 1 week on request
  • 30 lessons per week
  • 4 daily lessons in the mornings in FG*
  • 2 daily lessons in the afternoons in FG+
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes

* including level evaluation, information and guided town tour on the first day

  • 5 to 10 participants in FG in the mornings
  • 4 to 6 participants in FG+ in the afternoons
  • 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.
  • On official starting dates, each new student will do a written and oral evaluation in order to organize the groups
  • 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)

General French and Private Lessons (FGCP) 

This course is designed for adults of different nationalities who wish to improve their French communication skills for personal or professional reasons. Students are taught in small groups by qualified teachers, who create a friendly and dynamic learning environment. The course combines the intercultural and dynamic exchanges of group lessons with personalized private lessons to complement the group work.

FG Objectives:

  • Obtain fluency and the confidence to communicate in French in everyday situations
  • Discovering French culture and society in different ways
  • Develop your know-how and social skills in an international environment and in situations of communication

CP Objectives:

  • We analyse your request after which the program is prepared in detail by your teacher according to your objectives that are set up with the help of the questionnaire

FG Program: 

  • Revision and study of the language structure
  • Study of the 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Teaching based on everyday situations with the help of varied and authentic materials
  • Conversations, debates and presentations
  • Different methods of working: collaboration, individually, group etc.

CP Program:

  • Progress and content adapted to your request as well as the intensity and the duration of your stay.
  • The content of the course can be adapted to your personal or professional situation. Various and specific themes can be approached in agreement with the teacher: law, finance, business, politics, art and literature, etc.
  • During the course the program can be adjusted according to your progression.

FG: 

  • From Monday to Friday: 09:00–10:30 et 11:00–12:30
  • Exceptionally on Monday of arrival and every other Monday: 14:00 – 15:30
  • Schedule may differ if public holiday during the week

CP: 

  • Afternoon between 14:00 and 17:30
  • Detailed schedule will be communicated on the first day

FG: 

  • 2 week course renewable several times up to 8 weeks (or up to 10 weeks for students with A0, A1 and A2 levels)
  • One week on request
  • 20 lessons per week
  • 4 daily lessons in the morning*
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes

* including level evaluation, information and guided town tour on the first day

CP: 

  • 4, 6, 8 or 10 private lessons per week from 2 to 8 weeks (others on request)
  • 1 lesson  = 45 minutes
  • Lessons are always scheduled two at a time minimum (1.5 hours)
  • We do not advise students who are beginners to take more than 6 lessons per week in private tuition in addition to the FG course
  • 5 to 10 participants in FG
  • 1 participant in CP
  • A1 to C2 *
  • Beginner only at certain dates

*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
  • On official starting dates, each new student will do a written and oral evaluation in order to organize the groups
  • 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)

Private Lessons (CP)

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to learn or improve their French. Make the most of the opportunity to take a course adapted to your specific linguistic needs and level and benefit from individualised tutoring.

Objective:

  • We analyse your request after which the program is prepared in detail by your teacher according to your objectives that are set up with the help of the questionnaire

Program:

  • Progress and content adapted to your request as well as the intensity and the duration of your stay
  • The content of the course can be adapted to your personal or professional situation. Various and specific themes can be approached in agreement with the teacher: law, finance, business, politics, art and literature, etc.
  • During the course the program can be adjusted according to your progression
  • Tailor made between 09:00 and 17:30
  • Length and intensity of the course tailor made
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • Lessons are always scheduled two at a time minimum (1.5 hours)
  • 1 participant
  • A1 to C2 *
  • Preparatory file 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)