Weekend Fast Track Course- Elementary Programme

Bordeaux- SunsetThe 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.


  • greetings, introductions and meeting people
  • numbers, letters, key sounds
  • ordering food and drinks, in a cafe, in a restaurant, booking a table
  • booking a hotel room
  • booking a ticket
  • asking for help/ directions.


  • Telling the time, dates, months, weather, seasons
  • Describe your home, family, work, daily routine
  • Hotels/accommodation: asking about facilities, registering, tipping
  • Talking about what you like, hobbies, activities
  • Talking about plans
  • Shopping
  • Useful phrases for, agreeing & disagreeing, inviting, offering, accepting & refusing, giving

Cultural content:

  • Etiquette/ dos’ and don’ts
  • Towns and Regions
  • Typical regional dishes
  • Customs/traditions, celebrations.

Skills Work:

  • Lots of active speaking practice (e.g. role-plays)
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation (key sounds/ letters combinations)
  • Fluency development (questions and answers, etc.)
  • Introduction to reading and writing.


  • Revision: basic Grammar rules: tenses, negatives, questions, sentence patterns, words order
  • Pronouns,
  • Adjectives,
  • Present, Past, Recent, Future activities
  • Quantity, frequency
  • Prepositions for talking about movement and location
  • Basic grammar rules (word order, number agreement, pronouns, adjectives, articles, etc. where appropriate)
  • Nouns – feminine, masculine, singular, plural
  • Most important verbs/ present tense
  • Articles – definite and indefinite
  • Core prepositions of place, time and direction
  • Adjective agreement in gender and number
  • Different type of questions
  • Il y a + Il n’y a pas (there is/ are- there isn’t/ aren’t).

Themes/Vocabulary could include the following elements.

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.