A1 - Diplôme de langue et de culture françaises

A1 - Diplôme de langue et de culture françaises

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French language teacher To be announced

Course Duration70 Hours

Course Overview

This is a special program designed for people working in the hotel and restaurant industry. 

Idea of this program is to help people from the hotel and restaurant industry learn French during their off hours, and take them till the B2 level. 

The program is designed in a way where the employees of restaurants / hotels won't have to pay for the programs themselves.

You still get the excellent quality of teaching of Centre Zenith, even when you are getting this free of cost.

Prerequisite

You need to know how to use the latin alphabets, and you understand English.

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.

Pre-assessment

For absolute beginners, no pre-assessment of level is done.

Objective

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.

Program

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;

express possession;

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;

invite people;

accept and refuse invitations;

tell and understand the time;

make appointments;

talk about daily activities and their routine;

talk about sports they play and their leisure activities;

go shopping;

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.

Examination

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.

Information for disabled people

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 formation@centrezenith.com or send a direct message using www.facebook.com/centrezenith, our Facebook page.

Course features

Course fees ** 0€

** This price is for students who are paying by themselves and at one shot. If you pay by installment there will be an additional minimal handling charge. If you pay through your office, OPCO or CPF, the price will be different, for that, please contact us.

Starts on Jan 16, 2023
Duration 70 Hours
Class size (max) 12
Program Hybrid
Assessments Yes
Certificate Yes
DELF/DALF Optional

Course timings

Monday 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Tuesday 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Wednesday 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Thursday 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Friday 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Bank A/C details

Account name Centre Zenith
IBAN FR76 1751 5900 0008 0119 4183 742
BIC CEPAFRPP751

Exam Statistics

Exam type DLCF* DELF**
Exam level: A1
Avg Marks: 75.58 N/A
Pass rate: 100% N/A
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Exam level: Overall (A1, A2, B1, B2)
Avg Marks: 71.54 N/A
Pass rate: 98% 100%
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  • * DLCF is an internal exam conducted by Centre Zenith by the end of each program
  • ** DELF is a an exam conducted by the French ministry of education

Student satisfaction

100%
of our students who participated in our survey are statisfied and will recommend our program to friends


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Other statistics

328 - total number of students who have done a French language course with us

50 - total number of programs started

8.28 - average number of students per class

Student Count = 414 Class Count = 50


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# Best center to learn french, professors are really good, teaching methods are really good. fully recommended.
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