338 million people around the world speak French, either as a first or second language. In the U.S. it is the second most studied foreign language after Spanish. French is considered as one of the easiest languages for a native English speaker to learn. The grammar and sentence structure are different from English, but it is simpler. Because both languages have Latin roots, they also share thousands of cognates which having similar sound and its meanings.
Benefits of knowing French language
|Knowing some French can be extremely advantageous for anyone doing business in Western Europe or the Western half of Africa. In Europe, French remains an important language for many businesses. It can broader your career prospect too.|
|Hobby & Traveling||France is one of the most pleasant countries in Europe. The common denominator, whether you are in Provence, Champagne or Brittany, is excellent cuisine, world-class wine and inexhaustible country charm.|
|Migration or Living Abroad||When you speak French well enough to communicate when travel overseas, the idea of staying longer in another country can become tempting. Cities like Paris, Brussels and Lyon offer opportunities for students looking for a semester abroad; professionals may find advantages of migration or working opportunities.|
In The Classroom
|Classroom instruction with a teacher and other students is the most traditional approach to learning a language. Many people who are motivated to become fluent find that classes offer a good balance between language instruction and chance to listen and speak.|
|Private Tutor||Learning one-on-one with a tutor allows for a completely tailored learning experience and more opportunities to practice speaking. Compared to a classroom where the teacher has to split attention among groups. Private tutoring usually yields quicker results.|
|Online French Courses||Online learning has made immense progress in the past several years and has become a viable alternative to more traditional forms of instruction. It’s becoming the norm for people with very little time but still want to make progress with their learning.|
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Proficiency Levels (as per CEFRL)
Below are the guidelines for French language proficiency as per the CEFR. There are four parts of the exam irrespective of the level of exam taken: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. An individual taking up any level of exam is tested in all the four areas of French language. The French language knowledge in each level is discussed below:
|Beginner||A1||Speaking & Listening : The learner can understand and respond to basic expressions of greetings and farewell. Can talk about color, shapes, common vegetables and fruits. Able to interact to people in day to day scenario like shopkeepers, vendors etc.
Reading : Able to read simple sentences and text clearly.
Writing : Able to write post cards, letters, emails explaining personal experience during vacation, holiday or invite somebody using basic phrases and expressions.
Grammar : The learner expect to learn basic knowledge of nouns, pronouns, number and gender of nouns, common adjectives, articles, prepositions and some important verbs (regular & irregular) in simple present, simple past, imperative and near future tenses.
Vocabulary : Has basic knowledge of vocabulary related to family, relationships, household items etc.
|Elementary||A2||Speaking & Listening : Talk about yourself, hobbies and daily activities. Able to ask for basic services in hotel, shop, bank, post office or make inquiries about a journey. Able to ask and give directions about a place. Can understand and take part in discussions related to daily routine.
Reading : Able to read notices, posters, catalogues, brochures, advertisements, sign boards, newspaper, magazine extracts, instruction manual of everyday equipment, follow simple recipes with the aid of a bilingual dictionary.
Writing : Write notes and simple messages, dates and places or simple instructions or requests. Can write about his/her likes/dislikes, hobbies, leisure activities, work, education, future plans, his/her culture/celebrations, childhood incidence etc., as a sequential manner and using appropriate grammatical sentence structure.
|Intermediate||B1||Speaking & Listening : Can listen and get overall understanding of the main points of discussion of a known topic with classmates. Able to understand instructions, explanations given by teacher and narrate small stories and recollect some incidence of daily like news on TV, a spectacular sports event, a movie recently watched.
Reading : Can identify and understand the important information in simple, clearly drafted print materials such as school handouts, brochures, or newspapers.
Writing : Can describe everyday places, objects or events (e.g. the mall, a guest presentation at school, a field trip) using complete sentences that are connected to each other. Able to describe an event using simple, coherent, and well-written sentences.
|Upper Intermediate||B2||Speaking & Listening : Can understand and react to ideas related to complex text/sentence on both concrete and abstract topics like specialized topics related to technology, science, education etc. Able to interact fluently and spontaneously with peers and classmate.
Reading & Writing : Can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar subjects in work, school, leisure activities, etc. Can produce a simple and cohesive text on familiar subjects or subjects of personal interest.
Grammar : Can create grammatical structured clear and detailed text on a wide range of topics with emphasis on explaining a viewpoint on a common / complicated issue and also giving the advantages and disadvantages of various topics.
DELF / DALF Exams in India
DELF stands for Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française; DALF stands for Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française. These two proficiency tests are designed for non-native French speakers as a way of certifying their knowledge in French language. In each year globally over 300,000 students has registered for the various available French language proficiency tests. These two tests are very important and currently being administered and awarded by the French Ministry of Education. They are regarded as an international benchmark test that gauges the learner’s skill and knowledge in French language. The proficiency tests of DELF and DALF consist of six different diplomas that also meet the standard set by the CEFR (Common European Reference Framework for Languages).