As we finish the A2 level with Valérie, we will continue with the B1 program. By the end of the program we will have our usual assessment test, and you can appear for the DELF / DCL B1 examination. The DELF / DCL B1 is a requrement for asking for the French nationality. We have a 100% success rate in the DELF examinations.
The fees can be paid at one shot, or can be paid by installments by paying an addtional fees to our bank, which comes around 25/30 euros. You will have options to pay in 3 or 4 installments.
The program will be in hybrid mode. That is, you will have the choice to come at the centre, or attend the classes from the comfort of your home. This mode is particularly useful for students who travel due to work.
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 8 euros an hour. The study materials is to be purchased from Amazon for around 18 euros.
For OPCO, please contact us for a quote. For CPF, please use the link on the right hand column.
Holidays for christmass holidays & new year : The week of the 26th of December this program will remain closed.
You can understand English language. You have the A2 level of French language.
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.
There will be an assessment of your current level of French, by one of our teachers, to ascertain that you can fit into this program.
Based on your performance during the test, we will suggest you a program that will best suit your situation.
Listening: To be able to recognize the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc. Also, be able to understand the main points of many radio or TV shows on current affairs or topics related to personal or professional interest when delivery is relatively slow and clear.
Reading: To be able to understand texts consisting of high frequency everyday or job-related language. To be able to understand descriptions of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.
Spoken interaction: To be able to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. To be able to enter unprepared conversation on the topics that are familiar, or of personal interest.
Spoken production: To be able to interact in a simple way in order to describe the events and experiences, my dreams, hopes and ambitions. To be able to briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Writing: To be able to write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. To be able to write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
As per the guidelines of CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) after completing the B1 level, learners can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. They can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. They can produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. They can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. They can
introduce themselves and others using complex sentences with relative pronouns;
compare the characteristics of different generations using comparatives and superlatives;
give advice and make previsions using the conditional mood and the future tense;
identify and explain cultural differences with various expressions of cause and consequence;
tell a story in the past, whether personal or fictional;
emphasize parts of a story or a piece of information;
describe their professional background and talk about their career;
make comments about statistics and survey results;
bring nuance to their speech;
express obligation using the subjunctive mood;
talk about and use online services;
make recommendations and suggestions;
express wishes and desires;
make hypotheses in the present, the future and the past using “si” clauses;
describe an issue and make a formal complaint;
participate in a survey;
talk about leisure activities and free time in details;
explain different social practices;
ask for detailed information;
talk about different aspects of a city and locate with precision;
describe transformations of a city;
organize a guided tour of a city;
give precisions about the way they do something using gerund;
describe different types of housing;
talk about improvements in living environments;
make and understand comments about novels;
describe a work of art;
explain the work of an artist;
explain why something is useful or not;
explain the benefits and the importance of arts and culture;
express opinions about various topics, including arts, and justify them;
use connectives to produce an organized and well-structured speech;
describe different professions and their related characteristics;
express a goal using the subjunctive mood;
take part in a debate and moderate it;
talk about whistle blowers and denounce dangerous practices;
react to others’ statements and opinions;
use reported speech in present and past tenses;
talk about the evolution of media and information;
give an unverified piece of information using the conditional mood;
use the past conditional to express regrets and reproach;
express doubt and feelings using the subjunctive mood;
understand law articles;
understand commonly used slang;
tell a story in the past using a variety of tenses and connectives to express simultaneity, anteriority and posteriority;
write a cover letter;
describe social trends;
At a cultural level, they discover various French and francophone artists and work of arts, including excerpts of novels. They learn about the history of France, as well as some French laws and civil rights and duties. They also dive into cultural and social trends and cultural events.
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.
Valérie has joined us a few months ago, with a lot of experience. She has two decades of experience of teaching French language behind her.
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, disability service officer of Centre Zenith, to 07 78 64 53 16.