French Courses

  • French Language Training 法語課程
    1. 法語入門速成Quick Start French Beginner course
    2. 法語入門French Beginner Course
  • 4.French Language Training 法語課程

    a.法語入門速成Quick Start French Beginner Course

    The French Language Training course is designed for beginners who have had no prior exposure to the French language. The course offers a broad introduction to the French language and daily life communication. While participants will learn how to express themselves in French and understand the fundamentals of the language, they will also gain a deeper understanding of French society.

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    Course objectives
    Students will be able to:

        • Demonstrate the use of familiar expressions and basic phrases in French
        • Introduce himself/herself and others
        • Give and ask information regarding company’s products and companies of various industries
        • Handle simple conversations, give opinions and show preference

    Total Hours: 30
    Duration of Lesson: 2 hours
    Suggested Frequency: At least once a week

    Some of the Course Content:

    Lesson Speech Acts Text Types Grammar
    Self Introdution Introducing oneself in a professional context
    Greetings
    Business Card Verb conjugation: être (to be), s’appeler (to call oneself), aller (to go), travailler (to work)
    Preposition: pour, chez
    Subject pronoun’s gender: masculine vs feminine (il vs. elle)
    Adjectives : content(e), heureux(-euse), enchanté(e)
    The personnel Introducing colleagues
    Name, age, profession
    Nationality
    Introducing a company
    Address, phone, email
    Company organization chart Definite article + noun
    Noun’s gender: masculine vs. feminine
    Numbers
    Adjective’s agreement: in gender & numbers
    Prepositions: à, au, aux, de, de la, du, des
    Commercial products Describing a product
    Asking for price
    Talking about preference, expressing agreement/disagreement
    Product catalogs Colors, models, characteristics, materials
    The French idiom: il y a, parce que
    Elision
    Verb conjugation: préférer, choisir
    Negation: ne… pas
    Question words: comment, combien
    The different industries Speaking of business activities of a company Distribution plan Question words: Quel, quelle
    Verb conjugations: vendre, fabriquer
    Asking yes-no questions with Est-ce que…

    Useful Websites
    For pronunciation:

        • Acapela text-to-speech: http://www.acapela-group.com/

    Dictionaries:

        • Larousse: http://www.larousse.com/en/dictionaries/french-english/
        • 法語助手 : http://www.frdic.com/

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    b.法語入門French Beginner Course

    Course Description:
    In Beginning French the students will develop fundamental oral and written skills in French.

    Total Hours: 100
    Duration of Lesson: 2 hours
    Suggested Frequency: At least once a week

    Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, Triumphal Arch, Paris, France

    Learning Objectives:
    the student will be able to:

        • Demonstrate the knowledge of the basic grammatical structure of the French language expected of the beginning level student.
        • Communicate in various practical situations at a beginner’s level of proficiency.
        • Demonstrate a grasp of the basics of French pronunciation, being able to recognize words from sound cues only and being able reproduce words with correct pronunciation.
        • Demonstrate a knowledge of various aspects of French culture which are unique and different from ourculture.
        • Demonstrate mastery of the four communicative language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, at a beginner’s level of proficiency.

    Course Outline:
    A. Grammatical Structures
    1. Definite and indefinite articles
    2. Present tense of regular -erverbs
    3. Present tense of the irregular verbs être, avoir, faire, aller, prendre, vouloir, and devoir
    4. The passé compose with avoir, être
    5. Adverbs
    6. Interrogative forms
    7. Il y a, voilà and voici
    8. Number: 0- 1,000,000
    9. Adjectives: of nationality, descriptive, possessive, demonstrative
    10. Contractions with à, de
    11. Telling time
    12. Days of the week, months, dates, seasons
    13. Pronominal (reflexive) verbs, present tense
    14. Commands
    15. The near future tense
    16. Expressions of quantity
    17. Partitive articles

    Bourguignonne snail au gratin, horizontal shot

    B. Communication – Vocabulary and practice in situations related to:
    1. Asking for and giving information about basic activities
    2. Hesitating in order to gain time to think
    3. Understanding a simple conversation upon meeting someone for the first time
    4. Meeting and greeting people
    5. Reading a café and a fast-food menu
    6. Getting something to eat and drink
    7. Talking about possessions
    8. Having someone repeat what you have not heard or understood
    9. Expressing likes and dislikes
    10. Reading a short descriptive text about people
    11. Describing your family
    12. Understanding people talking about themselves
    13. Identifying and locating places in a city
    14. Making plans
    15. Asking for and giving directions
    16. Giving orders and suggesting activities
    17. Indicating possession
    18. Telling time
    19. Reading a tourist brochure
    20. Understanding discussions of plans and activities
    21. Making plans to do various activities in town
    22. Understanding conversations about making plans
    23. Using the Paris subway
    24. Talking about future plans
    25. Talking about various means of urban transportation
    26. Reading short informational texts about transportation
    27. Talking about events in the past
    28. Talking about the weather
    29. Talking about events in the past
    30. Reading informational materials about leisure-time activities
    31. Understanding conversations about leisure-time activities
    32. Organizing leisure-time activities
    33. Asking for information and making purchases in stores
    34. Understanding information presented by salespeople
    35. Using a variety of expressions to say what you want to buy
    36. Expressing quantities
    37. Reading ads about a variety of products
    38. Choosing the right store when making a purchase

    Houses and port in Nice city, France

    C. Pronunciation
    1. Final consonants, silent and pronounced
    2. The combinations qu, ch, and gn
    3. The consonants c, g, s,and t
    4. The consonants n and m in various positions
    5. The vowels a, i, u, é, è, ê,and e
    6. The combinations ai and au

    D. Culture
    1. The café
    2. Greetings
    3. Fast food
    4. The family
    5. The city
    6. Time, the calendar, weather
    7. Money
    8. Movies
    9. Lawn bowling
    10. The market
    11. The supermarket
    12. The shopping center

    Textbook: Living Language (2009) Ultimate French

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