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.
Topics & Vocabulary:
- Talking about oneself, job, family and friends
- Asking for information about someone /giving instructions
- Writing an email/ letter or a postcard
- Commenting a graph/ a document
- Making a call/ leaving a message
- The body/ going to the doctor & the pharmacist
- Talking about personal tastes, likes/dislikes
- Talking about hobbies/ sport
- Talking about business/ job
- Looking for a flat/ house: ad abbreviations
- Home: describing rooms and activities in each rooms/ describing objects (shape, size, usage)
- Talking about feelings and emotions
- Talking about abilities
- Asking for advice/ a favour/ giving advice
- Giving your opinion
- Suggesting/ forbidding something
- Talking about future plans
- Describing actions in the past/ telling stories
- Expressing different levels of certainty
- Idiomatic expressions/ proverbs.
- French regions
- French speaking countries culture (Francophonie)
- French etiquette: dos and don’ts in France
- French bank holidays/ celebrations
- French etiquette at work
- French body language
- French cinema.
- Lots of speaking/active practice & revision
- Lots of listening
- Pronunciation – key sounds.
- Review of the past tense passé composé with être and avoir + past participles (regular/irregular)
- To have to: “il faut”
- Frequency adverbs (souvent, parfois, rarement etc)
- The immediate past: ‘venir de’ (Ex: Je viens de finir mon exercice).
- Word order: the adjectives
- Using ‘on’
- Present continous (être en train de + infinitive)
- Relative pronouns (qui, que, où)
- Quantities/ Partitive articles (du, de la, des)
- Possessive pronouns/ Demonstrative pronouns
- Past tense: “imparfait”
- Comparatives (regular/irregular)
- Passé composé vs imparfait
- “Chez”+ pronoun
- The future tense (regular/irregular)
- Modal verbs (vouloir, pouvoir, devoir)
- Direct Object Pronouns (ex : le, la, les)
- Indirect pronouns (lui, leur)
- Passive form
- Aims and causes (pour, parce que)
- Pronouns “‘y” and “en”
- Should/Shouldn’t (“devoir” in the conditional)
- Indefinite adjectives and pronouns (tous, la plupart, quelque, aucun)
- Si + future
- Conditional tense
- Use of different registers to express opinions.
The topics/vocabulary or grammar won’t necessarily be studied in this order.
To discuss your needs or course content, please contact me.