Do you own a house/ apartment in France? Do you want to buy a house there? Then this course is for you! Learn how to communicate in day-to-day situations, as well as in specific situations (dealing with paperwork, calling a plumber etc).
What will we cover?
The sample syllabus below is designed to provide you with a good idea of what you might cover over a typical course. It is flexible rather than prescriptive, in that it would be adapted to your specific level, aims and interests.
A language cannot be learnt in isolation, and therefore you will also work on your command of general language skills. As part of this, you will take a systematic approach to grammar, vocabulary development, and skills work.
The topics/vocabulary or grammar won’t necessarily be studied in this order.
Topics & Vocabulary:
- Looking for a place: understanding/ writing an ad
- Estate agencies, filling in a form
- Avoiding the traps
- Moving house/ flat
- Buying a property: the law, the process, the paperwork
- Property taxes
- Renting a place: the law, the procedure, paperwork
- Compulsory diagnostic surveys
- Waste disposal
- Telephone registration & installation
- Household insurance
- Renting/ refurbishing: who pays what?
- When things go wrong: complaining, what to do and how?
- Carrez law
- The solicitor: role
- The bailiff: role
- Finding a building company
- Renting: rent increase
P.S. This course’s aim is to give you the necessary vocabulary and grammar you will need to buy/ rent a place in France. I will do my best to help you and provide you with accurate information but please bear in mind I am not an estate agent or solicitor! : )
Material: teacher’s own material, selected texts & newspaper articles, real life documents, comic strips, online material, PP slides.
All the lessons are truly tailor made courses and customisable. I will listen to you and adapt and modify them where and when appropriate.
To discuss your needs or course content, please contact me.