We will be starting our second B1 program of 2022 soon. Like most of our classroom program, this will also be in the hybrid mode, that is, people can choose either to come to the centre for an in person experience, or join us through zoom from the comfort of their own house.
This program will be spread over 135 hours, with three classes per week, two classes of two hours each and one three hours on Saturdays.
There will be a mock test at the end of your program to check your DELF B1 level, and though this program, you will be prepared for the DELF B1 test. The DELF B1 test needs to be cleared for asking for the French nationality.
Following the program, you can appear the DELF test either with us, or with another DELF exam centre. The DELF test is regulated by the French education ministry. There is an exam fees of around 150 euros for the DELF test, which is not included in the price.
The fees can be paid in 4 or 6 installments. A payment by installment will need an extra handling charge of 30 euros.
You can understand English language. You have the A2 level of French language.
You are also comfortable using computers and either know, or can adapt to zoom rapidly, in case you are joining online. In this case, you should have access to an internet connexion which allows you have a two hours long discussion conventiently.
There will be an assessment of your current level of French, by one of our teachers, to ascertain that you can fit into this program.
Based on your performance during the test, we will suggest you a program that will best suit your situation.
As per the guidelines of CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) after completing the B1 level, learners can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. They can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. They can produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. They can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. They can
introduce themselves and others using complex sentences with relative pronouns;
compare the characteristics of different generations using comparatives and superlatives;
give advice and make previsions using the conditional mood and the future tense;
identify and explain cultural differences with various expressions of cause and consequence;
tell a story in the past, whether personal or fictional;
emphasize parts of a story or a piece of information;
describe their professional background and talk about their career;
make comments about statistics and survey results;
bring nuance to their speech;
express obligation using the subjunctive mood;
talk about and use online services;
make recommendations and suggestions;
express wishes and desires;
make hypotheses in the present, the future and the past using “si” clauses;
describe an issue and make a formal complaint;
participate in a survey;
talk about leisure activities and free time in details;
explain different social practices;
ask for detailed information;
talk about different aspects of a city and locate with precision;
describe transformations of a city;
organize a guided tour of a city;
give precisions about the way they do something using gerund;
describe different types of housing;
talk about improvements in living environments;
make and understand comments about novels;
describe a work of art;
explain the work of an artist;
explain why something is useful or not;
explain the benefits and the importance of arts and culture;
express opinions about various topics, including arts, and justify them;
use connectives to produce an organized and well-structured speech;
describe different professions and their related characteristics;
express a goal using the subjunctive mood;
take part in a debate and moderate it;
talk about whistle blowers and denounce dangerous practices;
react to others’ statements and opinions;
use reported speech in present and past tenses;
talk about the evolution of media and information;
give an unverified piece of information using the conditional mood;
use the past conditional to express regrets and reproach;
express doubt and feelings using the subjunctive mood;
understand law articles;
understand commonly used slang;
tell a story in the past using a variety of tenses and connectives to express simultaneity, anteriority and posteriority;
write a cover letter;
describe social trends;
At a cultural level, they discover various French and francophone artists and work of arts, including excerpts of novels. They learn about the history of France, as well as some French laws and civil rights and duties. They also dive into cultural and social trends and cultural events.
At the end of our program, you will attend a test at our centre, to ascertain that you have reached the desired level for which you opten fo this program. Our test is based on the DELF model.
Successfull candidates are given a certificate from our centre.
For students who are unable to sit on this exam, can attend the same later depending on his / her availabilities, and our scheduled dates for examiniations of the same level.
DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française)
Our students wanting to appear DELF examinations following our program are requested to inform us when joining the program. We can book your place in one of our partner universities who organises the DELF examinations.
It is important to book your places well in advance because the places are limited.
As of now, we have a 100% success rate in DELF examiniations. All our students who have gone for the DELF examination, have cleared it.
Florence is a much invested French teacher, and knows to make her students laugh. With 10 years of experience in teaching, she is an authorised examinator for french language exams.
A native from Angers, an ever smiling Florence is a gem of a person and a strength of Centre Zenith today.
Her words : Bonjour, je suis Florence. Je suis prof de FLE diplômée depuis 2012, habilitée aux examens du DELF-DALF et TCF ANF.J'enseigne ma langue maternelle depuis 10 ans.
Our programs are not published publicly. However, they can be provided to our learners if asked.
We are at the 4th floor of a building, which is accessible by wheelchair easily. The lift is spacious and there are no staircases one needs to climb while reaching our centre.
If you have any other concern that you want to share, like you hear or see differently than most others and need special adaptation, please send a whatsapp message to Sourav, disability service officer of Centre Zenith, to 07 78 64 53 16.