For people who are serious and are not satisfied without going for excellence, the B2 program is for them. The B1 level program satisfies your need to get the French nationality, however, the B2 makes you excellent and give you boost for both social and professional growth.
We will start with a B2.1 program, of 100 hours.
The B2 level will also help you to take admission in many French University courses, and thus you have access to the high quality French higher education programs paying ridiculously affordable fees.
You have the B1 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 understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. To be able to understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. To be able to understand the majority of films in standard dialect.
Reading: To be able to read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. To be able to understand contemporary literary prose.
Spoken interaction: To be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. To be able to take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views.
Spoken production: To be able to present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. To be able to explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Writing: To be able to write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. To be able to write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. To be able to write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.
As per the guidelines of CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) after completing the B2 level, learners can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization. They can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. They can produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. They can
talk about their past and their origins;
discuss what makes identity and talk about their own;
talk about their life path and choices;
introduce themselves on a personal page or a blog;
give their opinion about adoption;
explain the role that identity plays in relationships;
give their opinion about stereotypes and the sense of belonging;
take information about medical treatments;
describe symptoms and ask for advice;
discuss the influence of the mind over the body;
express feelings, doubts and certainties, and make judgments using the subjunctive mood;
compare beauty standards from different countries;
give their opinion about sports competition and drug use in sports;
list the various reasons why people migrate;
make comments about mobility and waves of migration;
compare waves of migration linked to job opportunities and tourism;
take information about administrative procedures;
write administrative letters;
give their opinion about free movement of people;
participate in a debate about organizing a national referendum;
write a summary;
give their opinion about urban spaces;
compare ancient and modern cities;
rent a room in a shared housing in a big city in France;
write a claims letter to their lessor;
understand the unwritten in a real estate ad;
express their opinion about life conditions in a city;
stand for the architectural patrimony of their city/town;
make comments about work life balance;
advertise a company;
prepare for a job interview;
apply for a job;
write a cover letter;
analyze how fit a candidate is for a job;
give their opinion about working hours in France and in other countries;
debate about well-being at work;
tell a work-related anecdote;
describe a work of art and write a critique about it;
express their opinion about the quality of a restaurant;
identify and compare dishes and flavors;
give their opinion about marketing related to food;
debate about politically engaged art;
give their opinion about exhibition places;
convince and advertise a language school;
explain their beliefs about the choice of a language for writing;
give arguments to explain the importance of learning foreign languages;
produce a synthesis of various documents related to the same topic;
use reported speech;
understand language register differences and stylistic and contextual variation and adapt their register to the context;
discuss solutions to change the world;
react in writing for nature protection;
question different consumer habits;
express their agreement or their disagreement with plans for the community;
discuss the necessity of alternative political and cultural movements;
take stands in writing;
write a literary piece.
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.
Anne-Laure has been teaching French for about 10 years, and has travelled across the world in the last decade. She has taught for several years in the Alliance Française of Australia. She has also taught French in Egypt and Bulgaria.
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 contacct for disabled people of Centre Zenith, to 07 78 64 53 16.