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French for complete beginners

This French for complete beginners course is designed for complete beginners who are travelling to a French-speaking country.

The focus is on oral communication (oral and aural skills) and

the students will cover the following practical "survival skills":

Course Objectives

This is a summary of the objectives for this French course for complete beginners. 

Sociolinguistic Appropriateness

To be able to establish basic social contact by using the simplest everyday polite forms of greetings, farewells, introductions, saying please, thank you, sorry etc.

Listening Comprehension (LC)

To be able to follow speech that is very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses for him/her to assimilate meaning.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

To be able to understand very short, simple texts a single phrase at a time, picking up familiar names, words and basic phrases and rereading as required.

Spoken Interaction (SI)

To be able to interact in a simple way but communication is totally dependent on repetition at a slower rate of speech, rephrasing and repair.

Spoken Production (SP)

To be able to produce simple mainly isolated phrases about people and places.

Written Interaction (WI)

To be able to ask for or pass on personal details in written form.

Written Production (WP)

To be able to write simple phrases and sentences about themselves and imaginary people, where they live and what they do.

About the teacher

Gérald holds a Master in English and in French as a Foreign Language (FLE). He started as a teacher in 1998. He has been teaching refugees and asylum seekers in France. He started teaching in Ireland in 2004. He taught for the Dublin City and the Fingal city Councils in libraries, in the Centre of European Studies (CES) in Dunshaughlin and he has been teaching for Languages Unlimited since 2007.

Gérald has a broad experience with students coming from different parts of the world and various backgrounds, with groups and one-to-one for SMEs, multinational companies and European agencies in Ireland. He also has extensive experience in teaching children, going from primary school (schoil Cronan in Rathcoole) to secondary schools (Mount Sackville in Chapelizod), as well as preparation courses for Junior and Leaving Certificates, with a great success rate!


We currently have one date available for the course "French for complete beginners"

Start date: Tuesday, 28th September 2021 Price: €250
Course Length: 10-week French course for complete beginners  
Course time: From 18:00 to 19:30   Add to My Cart

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Course venue: Online course (Zoom or Skype - TBC)  
Further Detail: Course for complete beginners covering practical "survival skills" to travel in a French-speaking country.