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Regardless of whether you are interested in private classes or group courses, or whether you come to us as a complete beginner or advanced learner, we will keep you on track using the following CEFR level standards. Dive into each level to learn about topics that will be covered at each level. French B2 and higher cover customized topics built around our clients and students’ goals and industries. 

Learn about French A2 Topics

CORE Languages follows the CEFR standard for teaching foreign languages. That means we are required to teach specific topics in each level. In order to make learning more manageable, we have broken each level down into 4 short courses.

GEFR Level: French A2.1

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CORE Languages offers bite size courses lasting about 10 weeks each. We split A2.1 into two courses to offer flexibility for your scheduling and the option to review specific topics without repeating a much longer course. 
  • Level 2-1 is an intermediate conversation class. We take a break from learning new material to focus on practicing the topics covered in level A1 through different conversational exercises.
  • Level 2-2 focuses on the future tense and using the imperative. Much emphasis is placed on speaking and working out the nuances of expressing oneself in French.

After completing these levels, you’ll be able to:

  • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.​

  • introduce yourself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.​

  • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

CEFR Level: French A2.2

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CORE Languages offers bite size courses lasting about 10 weeks each. We split A2.2 into two courses to offer flexibility for your scheduling and the option to review specific topics without repeating a much longer course. 
  • Level 2-3 deals with the conditional tense and colloquial expressions. Again, a strong emphasis is placed on incorporating these new language skills into everyday speech. This course and subsequent levels incorporate many authentic language materials, including film or TV excerpts, magazine articles and podcasts.
  • Level 2-4 focuses on the subjunctive tense, expressing opinions and using compound tenses such as the pluperfect and past conditional. Again, a strong emphasis is placed on integrating these tenses into everyday speech.

After completing these levels you’ll be able to:

  • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.​

  • introduce yourself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.​

  • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

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French The Pronoun "en"

The adverbial pronoun en can replace a quantity, a place, or the object of the preposition de. This little word has many possible translations: any, one, some, about it / them, of it / them.

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The French Pronoun Y

Y replaces or refers back to an adverb phrase of place or of location. In its simplest form, it means just there (in the meaning of in that place) It can also mean in something, on something, under something, beside something, etc.

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French Relative Pronouns Qui vs Que

In French, direct object pronouns are used for verbs which aren’t followed by prepositions: Me (me), te (you), nous (us), vous (you), le (him or it), la (her or it), les (them). For example, Je vois le garçon. Je le vois. (I see the boy. I see him).

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French Agreement with Direct Object Pronouns

A direct object is a noun, whether person or thing, that someone or something acts upon. In the simplest sentences, the direct object directly follows the verb, so it’s very easy to see the effect that the verb has on the noun.

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French Direct Object Pronouns

Like most pronouns, direct object pronouns replace nouns or nominal groups (group of words that acts as a noun), in order avoid repetition of the same word or same nominal group within a same sentence or a same paragraph. When using a pronoun, it should be clear from the context what or who you are referring to.

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French The Imperative

The French imperative (l’impératif) is a tense or mood that is used for giving commands, orders and making requests. Examples of the imperative are Mange! (Eat!), Parlez! (Speak!) and Allons-y! (Let’s go!).

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French The Passive Voice

Le passif, or la voix passive (the passive voice), allows us to avoid mentioning the subject of a sentence and instead place the emphasis on the person or thing affected by the action. We use the passive when the subject of the sentence is not important or is unknown.

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French Superlative

Le superlatif expresses the highest degree of a quality. We construct the superlative by using le/la/les plus + adjective or le/la/les moins + adjective. The adjective’s ending agrees with the noun it is describing.

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Discover All French CEFR Level Topics

Regardless of whether you are interested in private classes or group courses, or whether you come to us as a complete beginner or advanced learner, we will keep you on track using the following CEFR level standards. Dive into each level to learn about topics that will be covered at each level. French B2 and higher cover customized topics built around our clients and students’ goals and industries. 

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Most students choose to take a basic French language course so they can learn a new language, get to know a different culture, have the chance to start working in a French company, comfortably travel around a French speaking country, get in touch with their heritage, and many more reasons.

Learn basic French with a fun and interactive French A1 course for beginners. Get prepared for your A1 French language certificate exams.

Content covered in French A1 will help learners understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very simple sentences, which relate to communicating basic needs. Learners can introduce him/herself and others as well as ask others about themselves – e.g. where they live, who they know and what they own – and can respond to questions of this nature. Can communicate in a simple manner if the person they are speaking to speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to help. Learn more about French A1

Whether you’re looking to learn French to relocate, for work, or just for fun, it can feel daunting knowing where to start. At CORE Languages our teachers will guide you with immersive learning to help guide you along the way.

Content covered in French A2 will help learners understand sentences and commonly used expressions associated with topics directly related to his/her direct circumstances (e.g. personal information or information about his/her family, shopping, work, immediate surroundings). Learners can make him/herself understood in simple, routine situations dealing with a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common topics. Can describe his/her background and education, immediate surroundings and other things associated with immediate needs in a simple way. Learn more about French A2

The world moves quickly nowadays, and sometimes it can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, so the idea of taking a French course can feel daunting. What if we told you that you can opt for a French B1 online course that’s completely flexible and you’re in charge?

Content covered in French B1 will help learners understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and the focus is on familiar topics associated with work, school, leisure time, etc. Learners can deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in the language region. Learners can express him/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest. Learners can report on experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals as well as make short statements to justify or explain his/her own views and plans.

If you’re ready to learn at the B2 level, we don’t need to tell you how to learn a language, you’ve been working hard at it already! It’s time to expand your vocabulary, work a little harder at complex subjects and tackle real-world scenarios that will help your confidence grow. 

 

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to understand complex texts, spontaneously interact with native speakers with relative ease, produce detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and write and explain your viewpoints. When you learn with CORE Languages we’ll challenge you with comprehensive reading, writing and listening exercises to match your interests, all the while our native-level teacher will be there to give you personalized feedback in real-time.

 
If you’ve made it this far, you’re already pretty advanced with the French language, so well done. You can understand grammar and form complex sentences, but with CORE Languages you can cement that learning, to include work-based technical language and more. By the end of this C1 French course, you will be adept at speaking Spanish in the workplace, socially, or in an educational setting.
With a French C1 Course you’ll understand demanding texts easily and be able to present complicated information in a clear, concise way. We’ll introduce you to the lesson structure and let you know a bit more about the process of learning French with CORE languages. Take our CERF French placement test to ensure this course is the right one for you and get started with interactive, online courses available 24/7, with native-level speakers to encourage and guide you along the way. 
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