All 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 over a typical course. It is flexible rather than prescriptive, in that it would be adapted to your specific level, aims and interests.
The topics/vocabulary or grammar won’t necessarily be studied in this order.
Topics & Vocabulary:
- Formal/ Informal French (Tu/vous)
- Alphabet + letter combinations
- Giving personal details (address, telephone number, email, age)
- Days of the week/ months
- The weather/ seasons/ small talks
- Nationalities, countries & languages
- Writing a simple email
- Filling in a simple form
- Food and drinks/ Eating out (booking a table, ordering)
- Shopping ( clothes, accessories, food)
- Expressing likes and dislikes
- Holidays in France and abroad/booking a ticket
- Describing a place/ a city (jobs and places)/ Asking for directions
- Daily life :describing your routine, habits/ Telling the time.
- French etiquette: dos and don’ts in France
- French speaking countries culture (Francophonie)
- French gastronomy
- France geography
- French celebrities
- French bank holidays/ celebrations.
- Lots of speaking/active practice
- Lots of listening
- Pronunciation – key sounds.
- Key verbs (regular and irregular)/ present tense
- Personal pronouns
- Nouns:feminine, masculine, singular, plural
- Definite and indefinite articles
- Word order: sentence/question
- Prepositions of place & time
- Difference between “il y a” and “c’est”
- Time indicators: depuis, pendant, il y a, etc.
- Negative sentences
- Key prepositions – à, dans, en, au, etc.
- Adjective: agreement in gender/ number & order
- Reflexive verbs (se raser, se parler etc)
- Adverbs ending with –ment
- Near future : aller + infinitive
- Near past: venir de + infinitive
- Verbs “savoir” & “connaître” (to know), the difference
- Impersonal structure with “il” (Ex: Il fait chaud/ it’s hot)
- Direct Object Pronouns : le, la, les.
To discuss your needs or course content, please contact me.