French For Your Life In France – 2

If you are living in France or are planning to move to France,
have an elementary (A1) level in French,

need French to put it into practice in your current or future everyday life,
and want to meet people in French

I have for you

a structured and stepwise learning plan, 👣
specially designed for foreigners who are living in or moving to France, 🇫🇷
to learn online in a very small group 🤝
and reach A2 – pre-intermediate – level in French 🗣️
for your everyday, professional and social life in France.
🏡

www.lacedille.net

With the course French For Your Life In France

Give priority to your oral skills

Learn French as it is used in France

Learn about the country and culture

Learn French in varied contexts


Overall goals 🎯

To continue your French learning journey in order to gain independence for your life in France
To reach A2 – pre-intermediate – level

✅ Hack the French language rules and find out its breadth and nuances

✅ Communicate in a socially appropriate way according to the situation 

✅ Understand French as it is daily spoken and pronounced in France

✅ Think, express yourself and grow your spontaneity in French

✅ Build up techniques and habits to learn by yourself

✅ Understand the country and the cultural habits

And also:

☑️ Feel that French is becoming one of your languages too

☑️ Feel confident enough to speak and take action in French

☑️ Make an opportunity to learn out of tour mistakes

☑️ Actually see your progress

☑️ Stay motivated to keep on learning

And this way, to be able to connect with people in French and move forward with your plans in France


Learning plan and strategy 📜

Learn French in a meaningful way to make the language your own

The learning plan is organised in progressive units and combines reflection and action.

In each unit:

🎬 an authentic action: you will carry out a project or mission which goes beyond the framework of the course, in order to use French for real, in real-life situations ,

🎙️ a participation to the podcast (or audioblog) Radio La Cédille: you will record yourself to express yourself and be listened to by French-speaking and non-French-speaking people,

🎭 role-playing : you will improvise short realistic scenes to prepare you for the social interactions of everyday life outside the course,

conversation on topics related to the unit’s theme to learn to think and express yourself in French,

➕ and many more activities to learn and practice in an efficient, complementary, progressive and motivating way all the aspects of language (grammar, conjugation, vocabulary, pronunciation), communication and culture.

We will work on written and reading skills of course, but we will give priority to oral skills, including spoken French comprehension and pronunciation.

Yes, you will definitely talk a lot! 🗣️💬

Plan overview:
(indicative as it may be modified according to the needs that we may identify)

None of the activities are compulsory: you will always have the choice to do or not to do an activity or an exercise. However all of them are highly recommended.

Unit 1 : Let’s meet 👋
Radio La Cédille : « The languages I speak, and how I learn »
Action : Meet your French learning group
+ role-playing + conversation + other

Unit 2 : Having relationships 🤝
Radio La Cédille : « I dedicate a song to someone important to me »
Action : Arrange to meet your tandem partner
+ role-playing + conversation + other

Unit 3 : Consuming 🛒
Radio La Cédille : « My advice on how to consume better »
Action : Sort through some of your stuff and go to a recycling centre
+ role-playing + conversation + other

Unit 4 : Eating and tasting 🍴
Radio La Cédille : « My sensory and culinary portrait »
Action : Go to a restaurant and leave a review on TripAdvisor
+ role-playing + conversation + other

Unit 5 : Caring 👩🏼‍⚕️
Find out during the course

Unit 6 : What’s up? 📱
Find out during the course

Unit 7 : Job hunting and working 📌
Find out during the course

Unit 8 : Housing 🏘️
Find out during the course

Unit 9 : Arts and culture 🎶
Find out during the course

Unit 10 : Being multicultural 🌍
Find out during the course

Unit 11 : Being a citizen 📣
Find out during the course

You will learn the language as it is actually used France in different situations, in order to understand it better but also to sound natural when you speak French, even at beginner level.

You will put the language into practice in real-life situations (actions, Radio La Cédille, conversation) or in realistic situations (role-playing).

During the different activities and tasks you will have the possibility to take decisions, be yourself, use your imagination, sense of humour and critical thinking skills.

You will learn by doing and thinking in French

You will be part of a group and will have the opportunity to meet people who are in a similar situation to yours. You will carry out activities in cooperation with your group, and you will help each other.

All in a positive and supportive environment : a safe place where you can feel confident enough to try and make mistakes (essential for learning), and this way gain confidence in French.

Furthermore I will consult you on a regular basis to find out how you feel along the way. I take care of your motivation, the engine for learning!


Organisation ♻️

From 66 hours to 73h40 of live sessions…

…to talk:

communicative and expressive activities; conversation; role-playing; analysis on language, communication, cultural codes; oral grammar and pronunciation practice.

More than 66 hours of individual and group activities between sessions…

…to get ready for the next session and get deeper into the previous content:

online listening, reading, writing and speaking activities; real-life challenges; online grammar, conjugation, vocabulary, pronunciation exercises; analysis on language, communication and cultural codes.

Follow-up and support throughout your learning path:

I will be at your side, listening to you during and between sessions. My role is to:

explain, advice, correct, assess and support you.

And also:

📖 a log or diary for self-assessment and assessment (by me) of your skills, and to keep a track of your progress,
📝 the notes taken during the live sessions will be sent over to you,
💼 lots of materials and resources will be provided to ensure regular practice and high exposure to the French language.


Digital tools and equipment 💻

During and between sessions, we will use digital tools, most of which (and as much as possible) comply with the European GDPR, including:
📹 the video-conferencing tool Jitsi Meet (Framatalk), or Google Meet if necessary.
Jitsi Meet and Google Chrome can be used without downloading or creating any online account: you will just have to click on the link that you will receive prior each session, it is very simple.
📬 an online platform to share documents and for communication with the group between sessions
💾 an open source software to help with memorization, that you will be highly encouraged to download (to computer, tablet or phone) as I regularly send training exercises using this tool

During the live sessions, you will need :

💻 A computer with videocamera + headphone or earbuds + a microphone
You need to master the basics of using a computer: download and open documents, edit text documents, click on links, enter a URL (= an internet address), open/reduce/close windows and tabs, use your email box by yourself.
📶 A good internet connexion. If possible, connect your computer directly to the rooter/modem using the cable.
🔇 A quiet place where you are alone.


Dates and cost

726€ for 22 weeks

= 66 to 88 hours of live video conferencing sessions
+ more than 66 hours of activities between sessions
+ follow-up, assessment, correction, support

Payment in 5 installments :
95€ upon enrolment,
95€ two weeks after the start of the course at the latest,
195€ four weeks after last payment at the latest,
195€ four weeks after last payment at the latest ,
146€ four weeks after last payment at the latest

Which is equivalent to:

33€ per week

= between 3hrs and 4hrs of live video conferencing sessions
+ more than 3h of activities between sessions
+ follow-up, assessment, correction, support

between 8€25 and 11€ per hour

= 1 hour live
+ at least 1h of activities,
+ support

🔎 Important note: The duration of the sessions depends on the number of people enrolled:
the more participants, the longer the sessions and the lower the hourly rate:

• If 4 people have enrolled: 2 sessions of 1hr30 each per week (total: 3hrs weekly) + minimum 3hr of activities between sessions = at least 6 hours of active learning per week

• If 5 people have enrolled: 2 sessions of 1hr45 each per week (total: 3hrs30 weekly) + minimum 3hrs of activities between sessions = at least 6hrs30 of active learning per week

• If 6 people have enrolled: 2 sessions of 2hrs each per week (total: 4hrs weekly) + minimum 3hrs of activities between sessions = at least 7hrs of active learning per week

Next course:

From 7th February to 10th July 2022

If you have missed the start of the course,
you can still enrol until x February if there are some spots left!

Not available for this course?
I can notify you by email when the next course opens! 👉

🕓 Days and times to be decided with the group
before finalising your enrolment


Enrolment procedure 📝

1- Request for enrolment 👋
Fill in the pre-enrolment form.
This is when you specify your availabilities for the live sessions and accept the Conditions of Sale.

2- Assessment of your level and your needs (this is free) 🗣️
You will take an assessment and self-assessment written test that you will receive via email,
and we will arrange a short online one-to-one meeting so I can hear you speak French.

3- Payment and finalisation of your enrolment 📩
You will reveive your invoice by email for your first payment.
You will make the payment by bank transfer. Once payment is received, you are considered enrolled.

4- Welcome booklet 🤝
Once the enrolment process is complete, you will receive by email a welcome booklet,
and then let the journey begin!! 😊

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