5 WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

  • Personalized one on one lessons with Jennifer, either on Skype or in person in Béziers, France.
  • No prior knowledge of French required, this is a course for absolute beginners or for those with very limited knowledge.
  • Jennifer has developed this course for native English speakers.
  • This five week course generally meets three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), but I’m always flexible on that.
  • Homework is only assigned on days when we don’t meet for a lesson.
  • Your course can begin at any time of the year, but be sure to check availability before booking (up to one year in advance).
  • Though this course is taught only to individuals, you may contact me for information about group classes.
  • The total cost of the course is €1600, immediate and permanent access to all materials included.
  • I’ll still be available on homework days and weekends should you need help.
  • Complete beginners who have made the decision to learn all of the basics in French will progress quickly in this personalized course consisting of fifteen classes, each session lasting two hours (with a well deserved coffee break halfway through!).
  • For a free trial of this course, have a look at my Free Beginner French Course playlist on YouTube

This course is taught one-on-one to insure a personalized approach and to stay focused on what YOU need the most. Saturdays and Sundays are typically “rest days”.  All courses are taught by me, Jennifer, your French teacher in the South of France.  I think you’ll like my approach to teaching French. You can check out some of my videos on YouTube to see for yourself!  Whether you take the class from home on Skype or as a full immersion experience in the South of France, you will see tangible results and will be speaking French by the end of the first few lessons.

The purpose of this course is practical communication, but it will also be instrumental in helping you prepare for the DELF A1 Exam should you be interested in that (contact us for more information).  You will develop essential speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as a solid understanding of the structure of the language.

This intensive course requires commitment and dedication.  In addition to your two hour sessions on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays you should expect to have an additional two hours of homework on days when we don’t meet. If you can’t get all of the homework done from time to time, don’t worry.  This will not affect the next day’s lesson.  The purpose of the homework is to push you to study effectively in order to keep up with the pacing of the course.

Whether you will be using your French for travel, working abroad or with French speaking companies, or in your personal day to day life, this intensive French course will enable to you to communicate confidently on a basic level in everyday situations.  You will learn to socialize in French and not feel out of place in the Francophone country you are living in, working in, or traveling to.

Before signing up for this class, please do contact me to check availability.  I am able to schedule up to one year in advance.

 

TOPICS COVERED

  • Alphabet and accents / Pronunciation
  • Yourself and your family
  • Jobs
  • Nationalities
  • Daily activities
  • Free time activities
  • Weekly activities and duties
  • Food and drink
  • Objects and situations
  • Parts of the body and ailments
  • Making appointments
  • Making plans for the weekend
  • Travel
  • Shopping
  • Past Events

 

GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES

  • Basic verbs:  être and avoir (to be and to have) in the present tense
  • Frequent verbs ending in -er in the present tense
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Partitive article
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Masculine and Feminine nouns
  • Plural of nouns
  • Interrogative and negative forms
  • Key words to ask questions
  • Comparatives
  • Opposites and frequencies
  • Irregular verbs in the present tense:  prendre, aller, venir, faire
  • Modal verbs in the present tense:  vouloir, pouvoir, devoir, savoir
  • Present tense of verbs ending in -ir and -re
  • Direct and Indirect object pronouns
  • Introduction to the Passé Composé (Past Tense):  Regular, Irregular, and Motion verbs
  • Adjectives and their agreement
  • Past tense of modal verbs
  • Immediate Future tense

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Greeting people
  • Introducing yourself, your family and others
  • Talking about nationalities and jobs
  • Describing your house and your neighborhood
  • Grocery shopping
  • Dressing for the four seasons
  • Talking about your daily routine including days and hours
  • Talking about your interests and making plans
  • Asking for help
  • Leaving and receiving phone messages
  • Saying what you want to do, can do, or must do
  • Describing people, clothes and buying habits
  • Visiting the doctor
  • Ordering meals and making travel reservations
  • Describing a sequence of events in the past
  • Handling short social exchanges mixing present, past and immediate future tenses
  • Obtaining information on prices and quantities

We also offer ‘1 Week Intensive Package for ALL LEVELS’ that follow the same model, but the content will vary from beginner to advanced.

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Jennifer, Your French Teacher in the South of France