General French- Advanced Programme

Marseille- Les CalanquesAll the lessons are truly tailor made courses and customisable. I will listen to you and adapt and modify them where and when appropriate. 

The sample syllabus below is designed to provide you with a good idea of what you might cover for this level. It is flexible and it will be adapted to your specific level, aims and interests. Of course, it will also depend on the number of lessons you will have.

Topics & Vocabulary:

  • Making a presentation
  • Food/ restaurants
  • Accommodation
  • Art
  • Theatre
  • History
  • Cause/consequence
  • Expressing an opinion/ a doubt/ giving advice
  • Hypothesising
  • Expressing wishes and hopes
  • Expressing a nuance
  • Ecology
  • Blaming/ expressing a regret
  • Hobbies
  • Talking about memories
  • Social issues
  • Travel/ transports/ holidays
  • Talking about the past
  • Suggesting/ making a proposition
  • Expressing simultaneity
  • Media/ press/ Current events
  • Expressing thoughts and feelings
  • Structuring your speech
  • Language registers/ Slang/ French for text messages
  • Expressing an hesitation
  • Communication and technologies
  • The European Union
  • Fashion/ trends
  • Globalisation
  • Expressing interest/ indifference
  • Cinema
  • Literature/ Poetry
  • Music
  • Family
  • Attracting attention
  • Expressing a hypothesis/ a condition/ a concession/a restriction
  • Health
  • Sport
  • Checking interlocutor’s understanding
  • History
  • Expressing an aim
  • Politeness
  • Drawing a conclusion
  • French proverbs and quotes

Cultural content:

  • Gastronomy
  • French health system
  • Current events
  • French education system
  • French artists
  • History
  • French & Belgian cinemas
  • French literature and poetry
  • The European Union

Skills Work:

  • Lots of speaking/debating
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation
  • Understanding different accents
  • Producing various styles of written and spoken French
  • Different intonations: to give an order, a permission, to forbid something. to express a feeling

Grammar:

  • Presentations: words and structures
  • Subjunctive present
  • Complex questions
  • Prepositions
  • Simple pronouns
  • Complex negation
  • Cause and consequences
  • Double pronouns
  • Future/ conditional
  • Futures
  • Time indicators
  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Comparative/ superlative
  • Impersonal structures
  • Indirect speech and tenses agreement
  • Suffixes (-tion, – age, -ment)/ prefixes (in-, mé-, més-)
  • Historic past
  • Nominalisation
  • Time indicators
  • Relative pronouns
  • Pronouns “en” and “y”.
  • Plus- perfect
  • Past participle vs gerund
  • Si + tenses
  • Conditional : present and past
  • Past perfect
  • Adjectives
  • Passive form
  • Structures to express an opinion (doubt/ certainty)
  • Adverbs
  • Structures for reported speech
  • Nominalisation
  • Linking words

The topics/vocabulary or grammar won’t necessarily be studied in this order.

To discuss your needs or course content, please contact me.