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Top 5 Reasons to learn French

1) A Widely Spoken Language

More than 300 million people speak French on the five continents around the world. The OIF, an international organization of French-speaking countries, comprises 88 member States and governments.

2) French Presence in the English Language

After the Norman Conquest of 1066, Norman French was emplaced as the language of power on the British Isles and had its influenced on English. The English language is peppered with words of French origin — almost half of them can be traced back to French origin. 

3) Enrichment in Studies and Life

French was used by famous philosophers at universal level to advocate ideas during the Enlightenment period in the 18th century. The language of Victor Hugo and Molière offers access to great works of literature in the original French, as well as films and songs.

4) Abundance of Delights for Travellers

Learning French does not only help you explore the magnificent chateaux that line the Loire River but also allows you to travel or study in countries such as Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Belgium, where French is an official language.

5) More Opportunities in International Job Market

French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee and many other French companies around the world.

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*GOOD NEWS: In the Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) in Oct 2022, nearly 97% of our students attained the targeted level while 63% of them attained one level above their target. Congratulations!

 

The programme is aimed at students with no previous or little knowledge of the language. It covers a range of everyday topics and situations and includes a balance of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as practice on key grammar points, vocabulary and pronunciation relevant to the level. By the end of the programme, students should be able to understand and use basic everyday phrases to introduce themselves, ask and answer questions about personal details. They will also learn language to deal with everyday situations like shopping, eating out, talking about their jobs, families and interests.
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,150
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in French (Introductory) or an equivalent programme of 110-130 hours. It enables students to consolidate their language foundation and build on their grammar. As a result, students will feel increasingly confident in their communicative ability. By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk about topics such as families and friends, leisure activities, food and drink, past and future situations. They should also be able to understand the main ideas when listening and reading. They can also write simple texts, e.g. postcards and emails.

This course covers the content of the A2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,550
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in French (Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 230-250 hours. It continues to build upon the language already acquired, adding grammar and practising it in simple discussions, role-plays and group work, so that students can talk with confidence about the past, present and future. By the end of this programme, students should be able to express simple opinions and feelings in the language. They should also be able to read information from simple ads and to write texts on familiar topics using a range of verb tenses.

This course covers the content of the B1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
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Start 27 SEP 2023 (WED)
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,800
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in French (Upper Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 350-370 hours. Students will practise speaking skills, expressing opinions on culture, sport, food & drink, current affairs, local events, holidays & the world today. They will read texts, comment in speaking & writing and listen to songs & recordings of native speakers. By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk with fluency about everyday topics, write simple texts on topics of familiar interest, follow the main ideas when listening to clear speech or reading simple texts.

This course covers the content of the B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,800
This is an opportunity for advanced users of French to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The course will be taught using a book and supplemented with authentic materials where appropriate, such as magazine and newspaper articles, film, TV and literature. The main focus will be on oral communication with practice in small groups. The course will be taught in French.
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Start To be advised
Duration 20 weeks
Fee HK$5,300
This course is for complete beginners.  It aims to be a simple introduction giving participants a taste for the French language.  There will be plenty of opportunities to listen and speak the language whilst learning the basics of French pronunciation grammar and vocabulary.  The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practice in small groups using the latest interactive methodology. Topics include greetings, numbers, countries, nationalities, languages, talking about one's job and simple question and answer forms.
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Start 12 OCT 2023 (THU)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,350
This course offers a fun-first approach for teenagers to learn French during the summer holidays. The classes will focus on communication, with games, role plays and a lot of interactive activities. Students will learn the basics of the French language and culture from the beginning, with a surprise activity on the last day!
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Start To be advised
Duration 5 weeks
Fee HK$2,900
This course is for complete beginners who want to learn the language basics fast in a fun way. It’s also a good way to get a taste of the language before committing to a longer course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, rather than on grammar. Participants will see how a little language can go a long, long way. Some of the topics include introductions, numbers, telling the time, asking for the way, eating out, shopping, booking a hotel room & dealing with communication problems. There will be a relaxed & supportive learning environment. The course will not be exam-based.
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Start 14 OCT 2023 (SAT)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,250

 

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