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INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE COURSES: THE MOST INTENSIVE AND EFFECTIVE METHOD
Individual courses are aimed at people wishing to acquire basic French language knowledge, broaden their existing skills, or further their ability to communicate in a general or specific field.
Program contents are tailored to the student’s specific professional and personal needs.
Students can choose from a minimum of 3 hours of instruction per day to a maximum of 4.5 hours per day (20 to 30 lessons per week).Participants can also choose from programs consisting of 6 to 8 hours per day which equates to 40 or 53 lessons per week
1 lesson = 45 minutes of instruction

JOINT TUTORIALS
Joint tutorials (2 students at the same level of study in one class) require a lot of concentration and hard work.This course offers the opportunity to take the class at a lower cost to each student, while maintaining the individuality.Two-to-one courses apply to work colleagues,friends, couples and children alike.To reach a cohesive harmony in the levels,we don't group foreign students together. However, the small number of participants results in communication and conversations much like real life situations and are effective in a relatively short time. Participants can choose from programs with a minimum of 3 hours per day up to 4.5 hours per day (20 to 30 lessons per week).Participants can also choose from programs consisting of 6 to 8 hours per day which equates to 40 or 53 lessons per week.
1 lesson = 45 minutes of instruction

DELF EXAM PREPARATION COURSES
Preparatory coursework for the Delf exam. The Delf exam can be sat at either in France or the student’s home country. The Delf is a state recognized French diploma with an emphasis on communication skills.
This exam is recognized in over 150 countries and highly valued in the professional world, providing employers with a recognized benchmark of a candidate’s linguistic competence in French.
This course focuses entirely on preparing for the Delf exam. It concentrates on the various units which make up the exam. The intensity of the course enables students to progress rapidly in their skills.

DELF-DALF: The new formula

The new DELF-DALF will be operational from 1st September 2005.The new DELF and DALF certificates will now be harmonized with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages from the Council of Europe. There will be six certificates and each certificate will correspond to one of the six levels.

 
LEVELS
DELF/DALF
DURATION OF EXAMS
NUMBER OF INSTRUCTIONS HOURS REQUIRED
A1
User Basic
DELF A1
1:20
AROUND 80
A2
User Basic
DELF A2
1:40
AROUND 200
B1
User Independent
DELF B1
1:45
AROUND 400
B2
User Independent
DELF B2
2:30 .
AROUND 600
C1
User Proficient
DALF C1
4:00
AROUND 800
C2
User Proficient
DALF C2
3:30
AROUND 900/1000

THE NEW DELF EXAMS : The structure of the DELF exams

Structure of the examinations A1
DURATION POINT GRADATION
Oral comprehension:
Listen to three or four very short audio documents about daily life and routine situations, and answer several comprehension questions. Each audio document is played twice.
-Maximum duration of each audio file: 3 minutes



ABOUT 20 mn
/25

Written comprehension:
Read four or five written documents about daily life and routine situations, and answer several comprehension questions pertaining to the material read.


30mn
/25
Written composition- two parts:
- Complete a form or similar type document
- Compose simple sentences (i.e. - postcards, messages, etc.) on subjects of daily life



30mn
/25
Oral examination- three parts:
- Directed conversation on a given subject
- Exchange of information
- Simulated dialogue
Preparation time: 10 minutes



5 to 7 mn

preparation :
10 minutes

/25

Total duration of the collective examinations: 1 hour 20 minutes
Maximum score: 100
Minimum grade for obtaining the diploma: 50/100
Required grade per examination: 5/25



   

Structure of the examinations A2
DURATION POINT GRADATION
Oral comprehension:
Listen to three or four short audio documents about daily life and routine situations, and answer several comprehension questions. Each audio document is played twice.
-Maximum duration of each audio file: 5 minutes


ABOUT 25 mn
/25

Written comprehension:
Read three or four written documents about daily life and routine situations, and answer several comprehension questions pertaining to the material read.



30mn
/25
Written composition:
Compose two short documents (friendly letter or message)
- Describe personal events or experiences
- Write an invitation, a thank you note, a note of congratulations, etc.


45mn
/25
Oral examination- three parts:
- Directed conversation on a given subject
- Structured monologue
- Conversation within a given situation
Preparation time: 10 minutes


 

6 to 8 mn

preparation : 10 mn


/25
Total duration of the collective examinations: 1 hour 40 minutes
Maximum score: 100
Minimum grade for obtaining the diploma: 50/100
Required grade per examination: 5/25


   

Structure of the examinations B1
DURATION POINT GRADATION
Oral comprehension:
Listen to three short audio documents about daily life and routine situations, and answer several comprehension questions. Each audio document is played twice.
-Maximum duration of each audio file: 6 minutes


ABOUT 25 mn
/25

 

Written comprehension:
Read two written documents and answer several comprehension questions demonstrating that you can:
- Extract useful information from the text as it pertains to specific questions
- Analyze the content of a document




35mn
/25
Written composition:
Express a personal opinion on a general theme or subject (i.e. essay, article, etc.)


45mn
/25
Oral examination- three parts:
- Directed conversation on a given subject
- Conversation within a given situation
- Expression of a point of view with the help of an editorial or similar controversial document



 

ABOUT 15 mn

Preparation time: 10 minutes (only for the third part)

 


/25

 

Total duration of the collective examinations: 1 hour 45 minutes
Maximum score: 100
Minimum grade for obtaining the diploma: 50/100
Required grade per examination: 5/25





   

Structure of the examinations B2
DURATION POINT GRADATION

 

Oral comprehension:
Listen to two audio documents, and answer several comprehension questions. These audio files consist of:
- Interview or news bulletin (played only once)
- Informal lecture, conference, speech, documentary, radio or television broadcast (the audio document is played twice).
-Maximum duration of each audio file: 8 minutes




ABOUT 30 minutes
/25

 

Written comprehension:
Read two written documents and answer several comprehension questions. These written documents will consist of:
- An informative text about France or a French-speaking country
- A text stating and arguing the validity of an opinion







1h
/25

 

Written composition:
Formulate a personal opinion on a topic and argue its merits in an essay (i.e. an editorial, a debate, a formal letter, a critical article, etc.)



1h
/25

Oral examination:
Explain and defend an opinion with help of an editorial or similar controversial document

 

ABOUT 20 mn
preparation time: 30 minutes

 


/25

Total duration of the collective examinations: 2 hours 30 minutes
Maximum score: 100
Minimum grade for obtaining the diploma: 50/100
Required grade per examination: 5/25






   

COURSES ON-LINE BY EMAIL
Our on-line courses distinguish themselves because of their diversity
in subject (i.e. grammar, vocabulary, conversation), and variation in teaching method. Each program is tailored to the individual student's needs via a personalized curriculum and course plan.Program contents are tailored to the student’s specific professional and personal needs.
Students can choose from a minimum of 12 courses per month to a maximum 20 courses per month.A full French program with accompanying worksheet is e-mailed to you by me (E-Mail lessons with Word attachments). You read and absorb the material in the program and then complete the worksheet and e-mail it to me with details of when you would like to receive your next program. You can choose to receive each program daily or weekly - whichever suits you best. I will forward your requested program along with comments on your previous worksheet. I give a constant feedback to correct your performance and get the greatest benefit from your studies: you are in direct contact with me and I answer your questions about the language, help you with grammar and vocabulary, correct your tests, and create personalized exercises. . If you want to combine rigorous teaching with self-study, then this on-line course is ideal for you.

On-line courses offered :

On-line tailored courses

Superior grammar program with tailored exercises

Practical French courses :

-socialising:greeting,introducing,apologising,expressing good wishes,offering,welcoming,granting and refusing permission

the language of emotion : trust,approval and satisfaction,comforting,sympathy,concern,congratulations,esteem,admiration,likes,love, discontent and complaining,indignation and disapproval, accusing and defending oneself

- The states of mind and emotions: fitness, hope, joy, pain, needs, desires and wishes, preference, indifference, embarrassment ,fear ,regret ,remorse ,horror, surprise

-Intellectual activities: breaking news,asking for information, doubt,certainty,opposition, expressing personal opinions, agreement with opinions, disagreement with opinions, supposing and guessing, probability, ability and inability, time and duration,intentions,purpose

The language of action: requests,refusal,warning,giving directions and instructions, forbidding,obligation,expressing urgency, setting conditions, expressing difficulty, failure, easiness,possibility,planning,success,habits,encouraging

Business French

- Dealing with French clients via email/phone

-Attending meetings and conferences

-Dealing with business documents

-The firms environment

- The market


- The banking system and Finance

- Business correspondence

-Marketing

-Production

-Human Resources

-Purchase and selling

French lessons towards specific subjects

Law, Economics, IT, Science, the Arts, Sports, or Tourism

 

French Courses tailored for Proficiency Exams :

introducing texts, practice tests,sharpen strategies for the listening, grammar, reading, and writing sections.

French Courses tailored for the DELF exam :

preparation of talks, write a friendly letter,expressing personal opinions,text analysis with exercises,information request letter,letter of motivation, writing training

Colloquial French courses :

idiomatic usage and slang

 

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CONTACT
www.personalfrenchteacher.com
Catherine Marango
06000 Nice France
+33(0) 492150095
+33(0) 626169730
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