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French Level 1, Part 1

Key information

Subject area:


Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


15 hours

Available course dates:

From: 22 January 2024 To: 25 March 2024

From: 25 January 2024 To: 28 March 2024

From: 23 April 2024 To: 25 June 2024

From: 24 April 2024 To: 26 June 2024

Course overview

By studying French Level 1, you will be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, ordering a meal, etc. Be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics, have developed an insight into French-speaking life, culture and society. 

What does this course cover?

Topics may include:

  • Greetings
  • Alphabet
  • Numbers: 1 to 10
  • Nationalities and countries
  • Professions
  • Colours
  • Days
  • Sensations
  • Objects and furniture
  • Going out, sports, and hobbies

Functions may include:

  • Introducing oneself and others
  • Greeting other people
  • Understanding class commands and instructions
  • Giving and asking personal information
  • Understanding numbers
  • Presenting general information about a country
  • Expressing oneself politely
  • Discovering French celebrities, artists, and athletes
  • Identifying objects
  • Talking about likes and dislikes
  • Asking and telling the time
  • Grammar may include:
  • Present tense: irregular verbs être, avoir, faire, and aller
  • Present tense: regular verbs -er and s’appeler
  • Subject pronouns
  • Stressed pronouns
  • Articles with countries
  • Adjectives gender agreement (nationalities)
  • Questions (1): quel
  • Indefinite articles
  • Possessive adjectives (1)
  • Negative sentences
  • Prepositions à and de

What will I achieve?

When French Level 1 is complete, you will achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), entry level of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).


*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £250

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