Standard French Course (20 lessons/week)
This French course is communicative based with an emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills. Our Standard French course is designed to help ESL students improve both spoken and written French. With six levels of study, this course features a comprehensive curriculum of integrated skills - grammar, vocabulary & idioms, speaking & listening, and reading & writing.
You can study French with our professional, experienced and attentive instructors who guide students towards fluency with creative and helpful learning activities. With 14 or less students in the classes, students have plenty of opportunity both to practice their French and meet interesting new friends from around the world.
There are six different levels of study, from beginner through proficient. A placement test helps us find the best class level for each student. At the end of each four-week session, each student will receive a written evaluation and have a one-on-one with one of their teachers. This is how we help you monitor your progress. After each three month semester, students receive a report card, and students receive a GEOS certificate when they finish their course.
Our Standard French Course meets five days per week, for a total of 20 lessons each week. Students work with two different teachers (one for the morning class and one for the afternoon class) and the most up-to-date, effective textbooks and materials available.
Note: 1 lesson = 45 minutes
Integrated Skills Class
During this class, students study four French skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - through a “Communicative Language Teaching” methodology. New grammar patterns are learned in the context of a conversation or a real-life situation. Students also use various activities to practice French conversation including listening tasks, role plays, and discussions. Practical reading and writing tasks and vocabulary studies are presented as well in our 6 available French levels.
Active Listening Class
During this class, students will cover a variety of topics while practicing French conversation management, conversational styles, and pronunciation. Students learn commonly-used idioms and slang in a communicative way. Teachers also use various activities to practice these new idioms including listening tasks, role play, and discussion.
GEOS Languages PLUS French Courses Features:
A GEOS French course features a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on oral communication - speaking and listening. Well trained and highly qualified instructors help students improve their conversation skills through a variety of creative activities. There are six different levels of study, from beginner through proficient. A placement test helps us find the best class level for each student. At the end of each four-week session, each student will receive a written evaluation and have a one-on-one with one of their teachers. This is how we help you monitor your progress. After each three month semester, students receive a report card, and students receive a GEOS certificate when they finish their course.
- Teacher instruction, no self-access
- Creative learning activities
- Four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing
- Small classes; Maximum of 14 students per class
- Professional, experienced, attentive instructors
- Enrollment every week
- Special services
Standard French Course - Sample Schedule
French Course Levels - GEOS Languages PLUS
Express wants, preferences, needs, likes/dislikes. Fill out simple forms. Describe as a person, objects, place, situation, or event.
Give and respond to apologies, excuses, and permissions. Express and respond to worry, disappointment, & feelings. Request desired goods or services.
Engage in a general conversation & keep conversation going. Express and analyze opinions. Extract meaning/general ideas from written texts.
Ask for recommendations and provide solutions to problems. Express hope, regret, gratitude, & sympathy. Understand personal, general, or specialized prose.
Obtain, organize, and present information. Attract attention, express concern & seek advice. Understand purpose and meaning of complex forms, letters, etc.
Give and follow instructions on technical and non-technical tasks. Express indifference, approval, disapproval, intentions. Understand complex formal instructions in various settings.