Level 1 is intended for students with no or minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes development of a grammatical foundation and lexical and phonetics proficiency, with special attention given to the development of oral and listening skills, and written communication.
Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language aptitudes (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously, and always in the context of a cultural narrative.
Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar, vocabulary and phonetics drills. The section is divided into five courses: grammatical structures (3101 and 3103), oral production and phonetics (3102), vocabulary and written production (3104) and a communication workshop (3102 X, Y).
By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to navigate a variety of real-world situations, within the scope of the European level criteria A1 at a minimum.
• Maia Grégoire: Grammaire progressive du français débutant A1 (3ème édition avec 440 exercices ; ISBN: 978-209-038099-6
• Chanèze Kamoun, Delphine Ripaud: Phonétique essentielle du français A1/A2, Didier FLE, ISBN: 978-227-808339-8