What is French A1?
Bonjour!! French is a language of love, expression and more. This expression is beyond just words it’s a form of communication that is so strong and so divine. The French language is a well-known language in several international countries. It gives you the upper hand specifically in Europe and Canada. French is the second most widely taught language around the world. The French language is a smooth, elegant and distinct language which will enhance your path into your future and will mold you into this multicultural and dynamic human being.
Why French A1? Benefits and opportunities
You must be here because obviously you have caught the essence of the French language. In this course we introduce you to this beautiful language which will form several vibrant paths. You might be moving to a different university, city, state or even country, which might need the requirement of French. You might be here on a requirement basis or a passion basis. If you’re here on a requirement basis we will change this obligation into something you love.
If you’re here as your passion we will dig further and enhance this passion. The French language is a smooth, elegant and distinct language which will enhance your path into your future and will mold you into this multicultural and dynamic human being.
How to prepare for French A1?
- All proficiency tests
- Aller: near future
- Aller: to go
- Arriver: arrive, happen
- Articles: le. la, les, un, une, des, du, de la.
Tips and Tricks:
When learning a new language for the very first time it is very important to take those measures by which you are able to enhance your knowledge as well as test yourself. These tips and tricks will give you a personal head start in the knowledge you gain.
- YouTube videos
- Audio recordings
- Listening to the radio
- German songs
- Sample papers
- Watching local TV shows
- Local movies
- Diaries or blogs
When you strive, yourself you will be able to achieve unimaginable things. These tips will not just support you to have the upper hand but will also give you a piece of responsibility and individuality when you are feeling lost.
Keeping a high and constant schedule will allow you to have a better planning and understanding during this course. The pattern of exam is listed below but will also give you an insight on the things to focus on.
The best way to prepare is to plan ahead. At Elan we provide you with all the tips and guidance. This shall prepare you for the course. Keep your head held high.
Course revised textbooks – https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/FSI/French/Fsi-FrenchBasicCourserevised-Volume1-StudentText.pdf
Explanations and examples – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tAMk3vwuNg
Greetings – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzpLLUrEwMM
Alphabets and letters – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWOr6sB2Ew8
Conversational – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmLCs_e2j7g
Oral comprehension – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK0xf5ZW5u4
Grammar review activity (End of the course) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxgjU93-mSo
Speaking practice – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFRoDgdxUMU
Sample paper #1 – https://www.frenchfaster.com//DELF_A1_Sample1.pdf
Sample paper #2 – https://www.frenchfaster.com//DELF_A1_Sample2.pdf
Sample paper #3 – https://www.frenchfaster.com//DELF_A1_Sample3.pdf
Important tips for French A1 and the examination:
Exam details –
The examination consists of 4 modules. Listening, writing, reading and speaking.
The listening comprehension will have a duration of 15 mins. You will be asked to respond to questions based on the recordings that you will here. There can be 3 or 4 recordings based around everyday situations. The recordings will be played twice by the examiner. Each recording will go on for a duration of 3 minutes. This part of the examination will carry 25 marks.
The written comprehension module will be designed for you to respond to the passages given. They will provide you will a possible of 4-5 passages revolving around your everyday situations. This written section will have a duration of 30 mins. The main writing examination will be divided into 2 parts: a form, and postcards, messages or captions again surrounding the basic topic of your everyday lives. This part of the examination will also carry a duration of 30 mins. Altogether all 3 sections will conclude to a duration of 1 hour.
The oral examination will be conducted for 5-7 mins along with a 10 min preparation time. The examination is divided into 3 main parts. Your first section will consist of a guided interview with the examiner. The second part will be an exchange of information where it could be based on a current theme/issue etc. The third and final section would be a simulated conversation about the given topic.
Here are the broken-down syllabus requirements whilst giving the French A1 examination:
Exam cracking tips –
All the tips learnt during this course will guide you through your examination. Remember to pace yourself. Don’t stress. Work on the different strategies provided to you. When reading make sure to underline or highlight the important fact. During writing beware of your time. Keep yourself focused. Don’t deviate to another topic or factor, focus on one and keep building the idea. Read the instructions carefully.
Follow them and make sure that you’re rechecking your answers. During the listening test make sure to write down important dates, names etc. Make sure to always keep your focus. When you’re calm and centered you can achieve it all.