French

Why GTL Training ?

 

Our trainings are conducted with a communicative approach to facilitate language immersion in everyday life. We help you to:

  gain self-confidence to speak more easily
♦  manage well in daily activities
♦  learn better and apply grammatical basics
  enrich lexical items
  work on phonetics

At GTL Training,we offer a wide variety of courses. Our goal is to help you improve your French language skills in the most convenient manners to progress and to achieve your target. Learning French with us is ideal because it allows you to refine your skills quickly and easily, whether you practice inside or outside the classroom.

Our general French courses are designed to help students communicate successfully and confidently in real life situations. Classes have a maximum of twelve students, so that each learner receives personal attention from his teacher. While classes are focused on speaking and listening, learners have the opportunity to practice the four skills that will help them reach their full potential. Learners may choose to study for a period of 2 to 24 weeks.

Whatever your needs or your current level is, there will be a course that suits you. An intensive course of 28 lessons per week is perfect for those who are dedicated and ambitious and who want to progress quickly. The group learning environment will allow you to interact with other language learners from around the world. Our classes of 20 or 22 lessons per week offer greater flexibility.

Our French Beginners Course is a carefully structured program that lasts 2 to 4 weeks. It is ideal for students with little or no knowledge of the French language. It aims to teach essential language skills and build confidence. Support group classes focus on basic grammar and vocabulary, as well as speaking and listening skills.

Individual General French courses are the most flexible option as they allow you to tailor your learning experience to your own needs. During class, you can focus on your own needs and develop your skills in a short time. Learners can also combine private lessons with any of our group programs.

French Language Examinations

If you plan to learn or study French and you would like your achievements to be recognized through graduation, GTL Training offers you an insight on the main French exams as well as some exam preparation courses.

There are several French exams that will allow you to justify your level of fluency and proficiency. These certifications can be a security and a real advantage in a professional setting, especially since the French exams, like the DELF / DALF, are recognized internationally.

1) The Initial Diploma of French Language (DILF)

The DILF diploma of French as a foreign language assessing basic learning. This is the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), set up by the Council of Europe. The DILF is therefore the first step towards the DELF and the DALF, the more advanced official French certifications.
Although this degree is only offered in French territory, it is a very good introduction to French language given the basic skills offered during this training.
It evaluates the four language skills: Reading, listening, writing, and speaking. The best formula is to take exam preparation courses to find out what form the DILF has and especially to take advantage of a teacher’s corrections and advice.

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2)  The Elementary Diploma of French Language (DELF)

The DELF is an official diploma, also issued by the Ministry of National Education, it assesses and certifies the French skills of foreign candidates and French from non-French speaking countries.

The DELF is composed of 4 diplomas, independent of each other (this means that you can register for B1 even if you have not obtained the A1 and A2 levels):
A1 / A2 correspond to an elementary level
B1 / B2 correspond to an intermediate level

At each level, the four language skills are assessed. Here is a small input of what is expected at each level:

The DELF A1 is the first proficiency level. You have to be able to conduct simple interaction. At this level, one must be able to present oneself easily and describe one’s immediate environment.

Then, you have more advanced French exams with specific characteristics:

  The DELF JUNIOR:
This diploma is structured in the same way as the DELF for all audiences, but the support and the topics addressed take into account the centers of interest of the secondary school learners.

The DELF PRO:
This is the professional version of the DELF It is targets specifically audiences wishing to integrate professionally in a Francophone environment. It evaluates accordingly the communicative skills necessary in the professional situations of everyday life.

♦ The DEL F PRIM:
This version of the DELF certificates is for beginner children in French as a foreign language and pursuing studies at the same level as French elementary studies. The tests are developed on the same model as the public versions, while the themes are adapted to the age of the candidates.

♦ The DELF SCOLAIRE
This training is intended for an adolescent public schooled in a public or private institutions.

3 ) The Advanced French Language Diploma (DALF):

The DALF consists of two independent certificates, C1 and C2 and correspond to an experienced user.

In DALF C1, the user can express himself and communicate easily and spontaneously. The lexical repertoire is broad, the speech is clear, and the structures are mastered.

Duration of collective tests: 4h

In DALF C2, the candidate demonstrates precision and ease of expression. He can perform academic tasks proficiently.

Duration of collective tests: 3h 30

It is important to prepare for the DALF by taking exam preparation courses. You will need a specialist to explain the methodology that differs from what you have worked in the other levels.

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4 ) The Diploma of Language Skills (DCL):

The DCL is a French national professional diploma reserved for adults and meets the specific needs of the professional world. Its particularity is to assess language skills in situations that are as close as possible to the reality of the environment of work.

The DCL is awarded with a mention corresponding to the different levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

5)  The French Knowledge Test (TCF)

The TCF consists of three compulsory tests (oral comprehension, mastery of language structures, and written comprehension) and two complementary tests (oral and written expression).

The 3 compulsory tests consist of an MCQ of 76 items with only one possible answer for each question. The difficulty of this French exam is progressive from levels A1 to C2 of the CEFR.

In summary, this French exam aims to assess you in a context that is close to the situations you face on a daily basis in France.

The complementary tests of oral and written expression take 72 minutes and are done individually with an examiner, but each expression is the object of a double systematic correction. For these events, the difficulties are progressive and the tasks are varied; however, it is better to get closer to a test center to find out exactly what you are looking for.

A good preparation for this exam will allow you to have the necessary knowledge in the fields of social life, tourism, work or studies.

Our French Language Programs

The DELF and DALF exam preparation course for adults is a course that allows you to train effectively for different exams. This course helps to:

 

reinvest your general French skills
learn the different methodologies used during the different tests
learn both oral and written forms of the language
work in groups or independently

train for real exam conditions
benefit from support and practical advice
  bénéficier d’un accompagnement et de conseils pratiques.

1) General French Course:

Our General French Course focuses on the 4 skills approach (reading, writing, listening, and speaking)
in addition to grammar basics. It is essentially the practical aspect of language that is taught to facilitate everyday communication during language immersion. This course takes into consideration the lexical enrichment as well as the grammatical and functional knowledge of the French language. It is also a training that accentuates phonics because it is important to pronounce well to ensure good communication with others.

GTL Training offers a General French Course adapted to each level and ensures a several activities for which our trainers choose a variety of support structures adapted to your needs, but also to make the most of linguistic immersion.

TRAINING PROGRAMS :

Know the French alphabet
Learn the numbers
Introduce yourself
Present someone
Know the formation of feminine adjectives
Talk about nationality and countries
Read, pronounce and civilization
Ask questions
Indicate the route
To be located in space
The present, the past, and the future
Express your tastes and preferences
Talk about leisure
Talk about yourself and describe a person
Introduce one’s family

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Talk about the body
Indicate the time
Talk about your habits
Indicate the frequency
the future
Express past facts
Express negation
Talk about the climate
Talk about food
Name the different meals in French
Talk about clothes and dress
The relative pronouns
Comparatives and superlatives

 

 

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2)Intensive French Course:

The Intensive French Course is ideal for ambitious learners, you must choose this course if you want to progress quickly and reach your goals efficiently.

Group classes offer you the best value for money and the opportunity to interact with other language learners around the world. The maximum size of our class is 12, which guarantees you personal attention from your teacher

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3)French for Beginners Course:

This program is carefully structured from 2 to 4 weeks, with 20 or 28 lessons per week. At the end of this course, learners can join a longer course of general or specific French (business, finance, tourism, or academic). Learners can also choose to increase your progress during your stay by taking an extra 5 or more lessons per week

4) Business French:

This course is designed for learners who wish to improve their business French and develop their essential professional skills. Topics include proficiency in business language, understanding of cultural differences, marketing, negotiation, and sales.

Sample Business French Weekly Planning 20 Lessons

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This course includes some of the following topics

  • Meetings and communication strategies
  • Proficiency in business language
  • Make internal and external presentations
  • Understanding cultural differences
  • Marketing
  • Negotiation and sales
  • Communicates on the phone

5) First Class French Course:

At GTL Training, we offer First Class language training. If you want to develop your language skills in a short period of time, our First Class Course is the ideal option for you. This course is designed for professionals, executives, and experienced learners who want to quickly improve their proficiency.

You can choose to study via specialized individual sessions, where lessons are tailor-made to meet your specific personal needs. It’s up to you to decide how many lessons you have per week and the teacher can, if you wish, focus on your specialized professional field. Alternatively, you can opt for small group sessions where classes will have a maximum of five students.

Your classes will be held either in our center which has modern and comfortable classrooms, or in your venue of preference (office or home).

6) Academic French Course “School Support”

French Course for Students of Basic Education:

This French course is for children aged from 6 to 12 years old. This course helps children develop their ability to communicate in French and allows them to develop other essential skills for a learning life and to prepare for future challenges.

Our classes are interactive, fun and demanding, with competent teachers who will motivate your child to gain confidence to understand and use French.

Why should I choose this course?

This course will:

increase your child’s confidence and interest in the French language;
develop the bases to acquire a good pronunciation;
develop communication skills in French through interactive activities;
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propose interesting and motivating topics that will encourage your child to speak, and work in groups;
equip your child with important life skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, communication, and cooperation;
provide reports on your child’s progress

At GTL Training, we regularly prepare reports on your child’s participation and progress. You will receive regular feedback and progress reports and have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher. You will be invited to visit your child’s class and celebrate his achievements.

Additional benefits:

A safe, secure, and happy learning environment                Dedicated and qualified teachers
Support and advice to parents

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7) French Course for Secondary School Students:

Our French classes for students aged 13 to 17 year olds will prepare your child to live in a world where he/she will use French to study, work and play. Our students will learn to communicate in French in real life situations. In addition to helping them to speak, listen, read and write more effectively, our teachers will introduce them to better study skills and exams they may want to take.

Learning with GTL Training will give your child a solid foundation for future success. In an increasingly competitive environment, we want our high school students to be ready for the challenges of the future. We will equip them with the tools they need to confidently face a changing and globalized world.

Your child will:

acquire the confidence to express himself/herself in French and develop his/her communication skills;
to discuss topics of interest for his/her age group in the classroom;
broaden his/her grammar and vocabulary and learn to use them in a natural way;
be able to adapt his/her French to different contexts: leisure, academic and professional;
be able to successfully pass official exams and be ready to take on such challenges in an academic setting;
develop as a person ready to face a globalized and changing environment;
learn with qualified stakeholders in modern classrooms.

8) Conversational French Course:

The secrets of a good conversational class are to make sure that you teach learners to converse through a range of questions, answers, agreement, and disagreement, to build trust from the first answer to the wording of questions, and to construct little twists in group work as well as the whole class of unprepared conversations. Everything must be meaningful for the learners.

At GTL Training, we offer intensive conversational French training that will help our learners acquire the necessary tools to converse and maintain a conversation in French without any worries.

Throughout this course, you will change the way you speak French and you will become more fluid and precise when you speak. You will demonstrate culturally appropriate body language and tone.

Throughout this course, you will conduct self-assessments and peer reviews. Through a combination of lectures, quizzes and vocabulary, practice and performance, you will gain the skills and confidence to communicate well in French.

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Do you want to speak French better?

This course will help you achieve this goal and speak French proficiently. In this 5-week course, you will learn to make a strong personal introduction. You will develop and demonstrate oral skills for group discussions: how to agree or disagree, how to clarify, rephrase, and summarize. You will examine and practice how to give information and respond to requests by phone. You will study and play an effective interview role. You will prepare and perform sales by presenting a product or service.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

Change the way you speak French
improve your pronunciation and fluency
increase your French vocabulary
identify how culture influences your speech

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use culture to help you speak correctly
demonstrate the adequate body language for different cultural contexts
know the statements, questions, and answers for different contexts and situations

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