French Expresso

French Expresso offers full flexibility with lessons customized to your convenience and specific learning needs.

Objectives

tailored for CEOs and high-level management personnel

Tailored for CEOs and high-level management personnel who desire to learn French amidst their busy schedules, French Expresso offers full flexibility with lessons customized to your convenience and specific learning needs. For a conducive learning experience, the program offers a 1:1 student-teacher ratio, with a maximum of 4:1 if a group setting is preferred.

This special program is also designed for working adults who have limited time and cannot afford to learn a language in the classic academic way. The classroom is arranged in workshop-style. You will be exposed to total immersion into the French language through our innovative program.

Yes, French Expresso is more than a typical language course. It offers you an exquisite French flavor served along with “à la singapourienne” side dishes. Let’s enjoy the special aroma of our freshly made French Expresso, brought together to inspire you in this French linguistic arena. As you take several sips of this wonderful language, a visible impression of all the telescopic images of an alluring country would emerge allowing you to appreciate the finer flavor in life.

Levels

There are only two levels:

  1. I SPEAK FRENCH
  2. I AM FLUENT IN FRENCH

Each level comprises two modules of twelve lessons/18hrs. Students can choose to take a break after each module and then return to continue with the next module. In this scenario, they will need a bridging course of 3 hrs. to refresh on the previous module. The student can register for only one module (18 hours) but if he/she chooses a module higher than module 1 of the “I SPEAK FRENCH” level, he/she has to sit for a placement test.

Lesson Structure

Each lesson lasts 1.5 hours:

  1. Warm-up (ice-breaking): 5mn
  2. Grammar or vocabulary or text: 40 mm
  3. Conversation (debate, role play, games, etc.): 45 mm.

The teacher and the participants are encouraged to speak only French in the class for communicating.

 

Class Size

1-on-1, or semi private (maximum 4 students)

 

 

From Module 1 Lesson 2, the teacher will start speaking mainly in French but the student can still ask questions in English. For Module 4 (lesson 10-12) all the lessons will be conducted in French.

From Module 2 Lesson 5 to Module 3 Lesson 8, the student will be asked to work individually or as a team on a given project. The project will be in relation to their occupation or subject of interest

From Lesson 9, the focus will be on communication and the teacher will select themes/topic for discussion in class.

From Lesson 10, the student will select the theme/topic themselves.

For Module 4 Lesson 11, the school will organise tours to French companies and organisations based in Singapore. The school will also invite French individuals to give talks to present the region they originated from or present their company.

 

At the end of each module the student may sit for a graded examination, which is not compulsory.

Certifications

There are two types of certificates. Those who do not want to sit for the exam but attend 80% of the course will be given a certificate of achievement. But those who sit for the exam will receive a certificate of proficiency if they pass.

Materials

Additional teaching resources produced by the trainers or obtained from a variety of sources (internet, newspapers, magazines, video, etc.) might be used to supplement the course.

 

 

I SPEAK FRENCH

Skills developped & tested
Communication but also reading, writing, speaking & listening

This level recognises the linguistic competency of a basic user, considered as a social actor. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment and communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information

MODULE 1

8 hrs/12sessions

  • Lesson1
    Building the foundation 3 hrs / 2 Sessions
  • Lesson 2
    Greetings/Introduction Nationality/Food/ Occupations/Restaurant (9 hrs / 6 Sessions)
  • Lesson 3
    Shopping/Daily life - 6 hrs / 4 Sessions - PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION

MODULE 2

18hrs/12 sessions

  • Lesson 4
    Verbes & Tenses (1) 6 hrs / 4 Sessions
  • Lesson 5
    Locations/Directions/ Phone call 6 hrs / 4 Sessions
  • Lesson 6
    Airport/Post ofWice/ Train station/Travel agency/Hotel 6 hrs / 4 Sessions - PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION

I AM FLUENT IN FRENCH

Skills developped & tested
Communication but also reading, writing, speaking & listening

At this level, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life.

MODULE 3

18 hrs/12sessions

  • Lesson 7
    Family/Doctor/ Housing/Education/ Weather 6 hrs / 4 Sessions
  • Lesson 8
    Reason/Arguments 6 hrs / 4 Sessions
  • Lesson 9
    Reservation (Revision) + Debats/ Discussions 6 hrs / 4 Sessions - PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION

 

MODULE 4

18hrs/12 sessions

  • Lesson 10
    Etiquette/Hospitality Cultural activities/ Sports 6 hrs / 4 Sessions
  • Lesson 11
    Advice & sggestions/ Shopping (revision) 6 hrs / 4 Sessions
  • Lesson 12
    Revision/Practice 6 hrs / 4 Sessions - PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION

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