This will be our fully online beginner's program for A1 of 2023. This is the first step for you to be independent in French langauge and use your potential in France to the fullest, oneday.
For people who will be paying individually, can choose to pay by installment, through our bank Oney. Oney will give you an option to pay by 3 or 4 installments and will charge a small fees for handling that.
If you are paying through your OPCO or CPF, the fees will be of 15 euros an hour including the study materials. The exam fees for DCL is 100 euros.
For people paying directly, you will pay a discounted price of 9 euros an hour. The study materials is to be purchased from Amazon for around 28 euros.
For OPCO, please contact us for a quote.
PS: You are also comfortable using computers and either know, or can adapt to zoom rapidly, in case you are joining online. In this case, you should have access to an internet connexion which allows you have a two hours long discussion conventiently.
You need to know how to use the latin alphabets, and you understand English.
For absolute beginners, no pre-assessment of level is done.
Listening: To be able to recognize familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, their family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.
Reading: To be able to understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.
Spoken interaction: To be able to interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help them formulate what they are trying to say. To be able to ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
Spoken production: To be able to use simple phrases and sentences to describe where you live and people you know.
Writing: To be able to write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. To be able to fill in forms with personal details, for example entering your name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.
As per the guidelines of CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), after completing the A1 level, learners can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. They can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. They can :
introduce themselves and others (name, age, nationality, country of origin, profession, contact details, languages spoken, where they live) and can ask and answer questions about personal details, people they know and things they have;
make a reservation;
introduce and describe their family;
describe themselves and others physically and psychologically;
talk about their likes and dislikes and ask others about theirs;
describe and take information about a place;
ask for and give directions;
accept and refuse invitations;
tell and understand the time;
talk about daily activities and their routine;
talk about sports they play and their leisure activities;
describe items of clothing and accessories;
do grocery shopping and talk about food;
go to the doctor’s;
express themselves in present tense, common past tense (passé composé), and near future tense;
talk about their academic and professional background;
go to a real estate agent to find accommodation;
talk about the weather;
have a basic conversation on the phone.
At a cultural level, they can differentiate between formal and informal situations and interact accordingly. They know about some French landmarks, understand the concept of “francophonie” and know some facts about some francophone countries. They are also aware of the different government services at a local and national level.
At the end of our program, you will attend a test at our centre, to ascertain that you have reached the desired level for which you opten fo this program. Our tests are based on the DCL and DELF models.
Successfull candidates are given a certificate from our centre.
For students who are unable to sit on this exam, can attend the same later depending on his / her availabilities, and our scheduled dates for examiniations of the same level.
DCL (Diplôme de compétence en langue)
The DCL is a diploma by France's ministry of education.
DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française)
The DELF is a diploma by France Education International, for France's ministry of education.
Our students wanting to appear DCL or DELF examinations following our program are requested to inform us when joining the program. We can book your place in one of our partner universities who organises the DCL or DELF examinations.
It is important to book your places well in advance for any of the exams (DCL and DELF) as the places are limited.
Both DCL and DELF have life time validities and can be used for all official purposes, like for applying for the 10 years resident card or for applying for the French nationality.
For students who are paying through CPF or paid by the Pole Emploi through us, appearing in the DCL examination after your program is mandatory.
We are at the 4th floor of a building, which is accessible by wheelchair easily. The lift is spacious and there are no staircases one needs to climb while reaching our centre.
If you have any other concern that you want to share, like you hear or see differently than most others and need special adaptation, please send a whatsapp message to Sourav, point of contact for disabled people in Centre Zenith, to 07 78 64 53 16.
You can also email us to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a direct message using www.facebook.com/centrezenith, our Facebook page.