French

French is the second most influential language in the world and it is the official language in 41 countries. It is gaining popularity in the recent years for purposes of professional development and immigration. People studying or settling in French speaking countries such as Canada must learn French to integrate smoothly in their society.

Why learn French?

  • Global Position: French is a major language of international communication. It is also the second most widely taught language after English, and is taught on every continent.
  • Immigration opportunities: If you plan to immigrate to Canada and can speak French, you score up to 30 additional points while applying for Permanent Residency. This increases your chances of getting Canadian PR.
  • Employment Opportunities: The ability to speak both French and English is an advantage for finding a job with the many multinational companies using French as their working language, in a wide range of sectors (retailing, automotive, luxury goods, aeronautics, etc.). France, as the world’s fifth biggest economy, attracts entrepreneurs, researchers and the cream of foreign students.
  • Visiting Paris and the rest of France:France is the world’s top tourist destination and attracts more than 79,5 million visitors a year. The ability to speak even a little French makes it more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions of France
  • Many exchange opportunities : There are many different exchange programmes such as ‘au pair’ and ‘assistants de langues’ in France that offer rewarding experiences. Thousands of French schools are twinned with counterparts around the world, creating links with the world’s largest educational network.

At Éclat Academy, we offer the following courses in French:

DELF A1(Beginner)

At this level , the learner can recognise and use familiar phrases for basic conversation. He can greet others, introduce himself or someone else, can ask and answer regular questions related to home, school, work and so on. The learner learns to pronounce words properly and acquires vocabulary for everyday communication. Our excellent tutors have developed an innovative methodology to train you to take this test in just 120 hours.

Course duration: 120 hrs 60 days

DELF A2(Elementary)

At this level ,the learner can use isolated phrases to describe his surroundings. He can communicate his immediate needs and converse simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information. In other words, he can operate in a social- cultural context by using language related to shopping, travelling, visiting the supermarket and so on. You can clear the DELF A2 exam in a matter of 120 hours provided that you attend the classes on regular basis.

Course duration: 120 hrs 60 days

DELF B1(Intermediate)

At this phase, the user becomes independent. He can have a fairly long communication on any subject.  He can understand and maintain a discussion, present his opinion and debate on a variety of topics. He is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life. In simple words, the user can describe a situation, write stories, mails and letters using intermediate vocabulary and effectively communicate with French speakers around the world. Our highly qualified trainers have curated a well-researched syllabus to facilitate your task of getting through DELF B1 successfully.

Course duration: 120 hrs 60 days

DELF B2(Upper Intermediate)

A B2 user  is extremely comfortable developing arguments to express his opinion, justify his perspective and negotiate. Having gained knowledge of the nuances of French language and thoroughly practised it, the candidate has a degree of flow and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes. As this is a fairly competitive exam, our exceptionally qualified staff will train the candidate with their tried and tested techniques. For anyone planning to appear for the TEF/TCF Canada exam, appearing for DELF B2 exam is highly advisable.

Course duration: 120 hrs 60 days

FRENCH FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION

TEF Canada

The TEF Canada(Test d’Evaluation de Français) is an essential proof of French language proficiency level to obtain Canadian PR and Citizenship.

The minimum level required is level 7 (level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages).If the candidate scores level 7, an additional 30 points are added to his profile.

For immigration to Canada, a candidate must take all of the 4 sections (2 hours 55 minutes):

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension (60 minutes) – 50 questions – 300 points

Listening Comprehension

Listening Comprehension (40 minutes) – 60 questions – 360 points

Written Expression

Written Expression (60 minutes) – 2 topics – 450 points

Oral Expression

Oral Expression (15 minutes per candidate) – 2 topics – 450 points

The test evaluates the French skills of the candidate using a scale of 7 levels that range from 0+ level (basic skills) to level 6 (complete control).

This scale corresponds to:
6 skill levels A1 to C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages (CECR) of the Council of Europe

Correspondance Niveaux TEF/CECR/NCLC

The certificate of results is valid for one year.

A candidate may take the test as many times as he/she wants, however, a two-month waiting period is required between two successive tests.