Institut de la Langue Française

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Language is not Learned, Language is Acquired!

Acquire one of the most important and  widely spoken languages. Unearth the copious opportunities being a Franco!

About Us

Teaching methods and our approach

  

Can we be like children for a time? Yes, we can, and we should be to acquire a new language. Children can learn and understand any language because they respond and immerse themselves in the task when confronted with the challenge of learning a new language. If we can do the same, we can understand the language naturally. It is the natural way everyone learns a language. 

We teach you the art of listening. The best way to acquire skills with correct pronunciation, accents, and intonation of a language is to listen to how a native or expert speaker speaks it. Improving listening skills must be a top priority for anyone who wants to become good at speaking a second language. Your learning will progress more quickly. As a result, you will later become more actively involved, verbally and creatively.

As we reach the stage where we can understand the basic idea and the structure of the language it is good to start a systematic way of learning following the guidance of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We believe in the importance of incorporating both the approaches to have a great Language learning experience.

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levels of french language learning

A1 - Beginner

A2 - Elementary

A2 - Elementary

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  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary

A2 - Elementary

A2 - Elementary

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  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 - Intermediate

B2 - Upper Intermediate

B2 - Upper Intermediate

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  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Upper Intermediate

B2 - Upper Intermediate

B2 - Upper Intermediate

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  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 - Advanced

C1 - Advanced

C1 - Advanced

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  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
    Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 - Mastery

C1 - Advanced

C1 - Advanced

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  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

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French Club

Learning a foreign language in a country where that language is nto spoken presents a special problem and requires special strategies on the part both of the learners and their guides. Learning a language in a place where it is spoken, one is obliged to speak everyday if only to do ones shopping, to order meals, to travel on public transport and so on. One is continually surrounded by the sound of the language one is learning, its rhythms and intonations. Without this, one has to find ways to replace the ambient presence of the language one is learning, ways to ensure that one is forced to speak, read, write and eventually think in the language one is learning because all these things are crucial to learning a language well. A language is also part of a broader culture that informs and defines it. Learning a language in a place where it is spoken, one is continually surrounded by cultural references; one reads the newspaper every day; one listens to the radio or watches the television; one hears poplar songs wherever one goes; one talks to the people one meets.


In this day and age we are very lucky.  Thanks to the internet, it is possible to read regularly in French, to find material on all subjects relating to France and the French-speaking world, to listen to the radio or watch the television in French, to read novels, plays, poetry, to watch French films. Our French Club attempts to resolve these problems and meet these needs.  By meeting regularly together (once a month whenever possible) in a social atmosphere, we talk together in natural conversational style, discuss topics concerning France, its history, geography and culture, arrange to listen to the radio and talk later about programmes one has heard, read poetry, listen to and sing songs, watch and discuss films, plays and books. Of course, in theory, these are things that any learner of French can do for themselves but, in practice, very few students do. Problems of time, problems of motivation, problems of organization!  We need to work together as a club of learners, colleagues and friends to enable us to get organized and feel motivated to do the work (but work that is also fun) that we all know we need to do.

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