Description of Curriculum
Courses at Alliance Française de Rockhampton are designed following the European Common Framework for Languages. This means that all levels are on offer, from Beginner to Advanced.
The Language Levels
The « Common European Framework of Reference for Languages »
Alliance Française teaching progression follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). From Complete Beginners (Breakthrough) to advanced level (Mastery), the CEFR is divided into 6 levels:
A 1 : Découverte / Beginner
- To have brief oral exchanges
- To fill a simple form / to write a Post card
- To describe, to characterize, to place in time and space
A 2 : Intermédiaire / Intermediate
- To express various opinions and feelings
- To claim / to write a letter of protest
- To narrate past events
B1 to B2 : Seuil / Threshold to superior (advanced)
- To express oneself in a continuous way / to take part in a conversation
- To write reports, short notices, personal letters
- To establish logical links between events
- To express oneself in a natural and easy way on a wide range of subjects
- To argue and to know how to emphasize significant elements
- To use in an efficient way a large range of conjunctions to establish links between ideas
Benefits of learning French
There are a wide variety of benefits to learning a new language and Alliance Française de Rockhampton recognises that people learn French for different reasons. Some of the reasons our students learn French include:
Many students have travelled or plan to travel overseas. The travel experience can be enhanced by knowing some key French phrases and to be able to communicate with locals in their own language. Speaking another’s language shows respect for that culture, and people in every country prefer it when tourists make an effort to speak the local language.
Widespread use of French
French is ranked the 2nd most influential language of the world and is spoken as a native language in more than two dozen countries on five continents!
Depending on your sources, French has 72-79 million native speakers and another 190 million secondary speakers. French is the second most commonly taught second language in the world (after English), making it a real possibility that speaking French will come in handy practically anywhere you travel.