DIPLÔMES - EXAMINATIONS

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DELF

Diplôme d'études en langue française

The Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) for adults is an official diploma issued by the French Ministry of Education. There are 4 diplomas corresponding to the first 4 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages: DELF A1, DELF A2, DELF B1 and DELF B2.

DALF

Diplôme approfondi de langue française

The Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) is a diploma issued by the French Ministry of Education. It certifies competence in French as a foreign language. The DALF is composed of 2 independent diplomas corresponding to the advanced levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages: the DALF C1 and the DALF C2.

DFP

Diplôme français professionnel

The Diploma in French for Business is intended for professionals and students who want to communicate in French with colleagues or business partners and read business documents written in French. The students are certified by the chamber of commerce, Paris

TCF 

Test de connaissance du français

The Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada is a test of general French, recognized as an official proof of language proficiency by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)  for permanent residency applications. The objective of the TCF Canada is to evaluate your French skills on a scale of 6 levels. This scale corresponds to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

TEF

Test d'évaluation de français

It assesses the French language proficiency of people who want to immigrate in Canada. This test is officially recognized by the department of citizenship and immigration of the Canadian Federal Government. E-TEF Canada tests all four language skills: Listening, speaking, reading and writing.

TEFAQ

Test d'évaluation du français adapté pour le Québec

It assesses the French language proficiency of people who want to immigrate in Quebec. This test is officially recognized by the Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities (MICC) in Quebec. E-TEFAQ candidates can choose between 1 to 4 sections depending on their requirements: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

FIDE

Determine the French language level you need for the Swiss permit status

The fide test is a certified and recognized proof of language issued by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).
It demonstrates your oral and written competence in one or more of the national languages, in this case French. It can be presented to the authorities to register for a training course or to apply for a job.

PROFLE

Train the trainer program, conceptualised for French teachers.

A comprehensive distance learning programme for French teachers. Adapted to your needs, the training program encompasses key skills that will enable you to acquire new teaching practices. The course reinforces your know-how and enhances your achievements by obtaining a certificate at the end of the programme.

PROGUIDE

A comprehensive training programme for wannabe guides

Do you want to become a tour guide welcoming clients from francophone countries? Do you need that necessary training to stand out from the crowd with necessary skills hat help you reach great heights in the field of tour guiding? If the answer is Yes, this workshop is crafted for you. A successful tour guide doesn’t happen overnight. To differentiate yourself from others, you have to develop critical skills, particularly the language skill.

GENERAL FRENCH

 

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is the European standard for grading a person's language proficiency through six levels, especially for public administration and business purposes. This is accomplished by using a  guideline to describe the achievements of foreign language learners across Europe and is also popular in other countries.

BASIC A1

The objective of the A1 level is in imparting the basics to a complete beginner.  It   helps with simple interactions using basic vocabulary for everyday expressions and phrases. For example, this is useful for verbal interactions, and listening comprehension.

ELEMENTARY A2

The A2 is an elementary course that supports communication on everyday subjects as well as on current social topics. For example, this helps understand sentences and frequently used expressions.

INTERMEDIATE B1

This level enables leading a conversation in French about personal, professional life, discussing hobbies and ideas. Besides this, it helps interacting at restaurants and social media and in narrating simple stories, thus feeling at ease in a French-speaking atmosphere.

UPPER INTERMEDIATE B2

An upper intermediate level, at this stage a person can easily communicate fluently and spontaneously, both in spoken and written formats, without any issues, on an array of topics ranging from current affairs to technical details.

EXPERT C1

This Course is for achieving Proficiency in French language learning. It facilitates fluent communication on complex trending topics and aids in responding spontaneously to daily life situations and also in expressing opinions and disagreements more confidently. It also provides a better understanding on watching news, movies on television,   reading newspapers, novels, analysing project details and comprehending idiomatic expressions.

MASTERY C2

C2 is the highest level of the CEFR and DALF. It is the highest level of learning French as a Foreign language. This helps master the French language and grammar completely. It provides understanding and comprehending everything that's read or written with absolute ease, and summarise information by reconstructing and presenting it clearly. Thus, it improves fluency of expression, precision and appropriateness for advanced levels.

WORKSHOPS

 

Translation

Translation is an art by itself. It requires a great amount of balance to give a fresh lease of life to the character of the original language. It requires meticulous training and practice. Keeping this in mind, SF offers workshops to translate English to French and other regional languages which helps improve the language.

Interpretation

A person possessing excellent interpretation skills proves to be an asset to any organisation. This is because the person has mastered the art of understanding, reframing and explaining one language into another. SF paves the way for practicing interpretation, in order to understand the nuances and the parameters associated with it.

Subtitling

Audiovisual translation requires many technical and adaptive skills in order to produce foreign versions of the media as precisely as possible. If your goal is to translate the audio or video content, or grab projects from media professionals wanting to reach out to the French-speaking public, this workshop is for you.

Phonetics

Workshops on phonetics assist in understanding, recognizing, and distinguishing various sounds that help improve pronunciation, intonation and expression. These workshops offer the opportunity to hone French pronunciation so that one can understand  and be understood better by interlocutors.

Grammar

A simple easy-to-follow, step-by-step grammar workshop without any unnecessary fluff or frills breaks down difficult concepts and explains them in the simplest terms.

Conversation

Practice makes a man perfect. During these sessions, students improve on fluency, usage, sentence structure and vocabulary through debates, discussions and exchange of ideas.

Storytelling

These sessions are lively, full of fun  offering  loads  of  intrigue and adventure. Interactive storytelling has been one of the most powerful tools, across generations, for interpreting life lessons, values and past histories. During these workshops students learn and create stories through education and artistic expression.

Poetry and music

Bringing together text and music is a great platform to develop language skills and enhance learning. These music based activities identify music, voice and singing, to help understand pronunciation and grammar and describing  songs through poetry or music.

French Café

CULTURAL DELIGHT - NEWS - MUSIC - FILM - ART
The classroom will be transformed into a melting pot of French culture where we will discuss films, theatre, music and arts from the francophone countries.

Beyond the accent

SOUND LIKE A FRENCH PERSON

Any French learner wanting to recognise the sounds of French instantly without having to learn about phonetics. One gets to learn the language used in day-to-do conversations that are not taught in regular classrooms. 

Français Familier

LEARN TO SPEAK LIKE A NATIVE

This workshop serves to help students become  familiar with the day-to-day expressions, usages and lexicons used by the natives. My friend is “Mon pote” in the language spoken locally. And not often do you hear “Mon ami”, which is actually the word for “my friend” in standard French. It’s therefore important for anyone living or hoping to live in France to familiarise him/herself with words, expressions, et al. to avoid a language shock.

The French Tourister

A SURVIVAL KIT FOR TRAVELERS WITH NO KNOWLEDGE OF FRENCH

Are you leaving for France? And it’s a last-minute rush? Don't worry! The French tourister course is designed for you. Have a great time in France without worrying about your language skills. We teach you everything needed to have a wonderful stay in the country known for love, wine and everything nice. Goggle translators are a thing of the past! We have for you, The French Tourister