DELF Group Online French Classes


Online (Zoom)


April 16 – May 23, 2024 – $425

Level A1.1:
Tuesdays 6 – 7 PM EST
Thursdays 6 – 7 PM EST
Level A.1:
Tuesdays 7 – 8 PM EST
Thursdays 7 – 8 PM EST

Grades 2-8*

*Subject to assessment to ensure appropriate level for student

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Since 2009, we have been preparing our individual tutoring students to complete their desired DELF exams. Now, we are bringing this offering to a group format.

Starting with levels A.1.1 and A1, we are running a 6-week class to prepare students to complete the DELF junior diploma which is awarded by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Ability (CEFR). Like all of our programs, it is designed for French second language learners to thrive while building confidence through strong French foundations.

Each student will be required to do an assessment to make sure that it is the right fit and level for them. The classes are appropriate for students from Grades 2-8.

A1.1 Goals

  • Simple Sentence Production and Comprehension: Construct and understand basic sentences in French, covering everyday topics such as introducing oneself, talking about family, and discussing likes and dislikes.
  • Diverse Vocabulary: Develop a diverse vocabulary of essential verbs and nouns related to various topics, including animals, colours, clothes, food, and general times of day.
  • Image Interpretation: Gain the ability to understand and extract information from posters and translate that information into structured fill-in-the-blanks exercises.
  • Recognize and Use Negation: Identify and utilize negation in various contexts, improving overall comprehension and communication skills.
  • Letter Writing: Create a coherent 5-sentence letter using a variety of image prompts, enhancing the student’s ability to convey basic ideas and information in written form.

A1 Goals

  • Descriptive Proficiency: Describe preferences and opinions based on 3-sentence descriptions, enabling students to engage in more complex conversations about personal preferences.
  • Vocabulary Enrichment: Enhance vocabulary with a broader range of verbs and nouns, particularly focusing on diverse foods and everyday objects.
  • Time Expression: Master the use of precise time expressions, including the 24-hour clock, allowing you to communicate effectively about schedules and appointments.
  • Following Instructions: Understand written instructions presented in a step-by-step format, enabling students to follow directions for various tasks and activities.
  • Information Comprehension: Extract key information from posters, such as dates, locations, costs, and purchasable items, improving your ability to engage with practical information.
  • Reading Comprehension: Read and comprehend a 6-sentence written passage, answering questions to demonstrate understanding of the text.
  • Self-Introduction: Present yourself in writing, following provided structures and categories, allowing you to provide comprehensive self-introductions.
  • Letter Composition: Apply skills by creating a well-structured 5-sentence letter using a variety of image prompts, reinforcing the student’s ability to express ideas and experiences in writing.

Ideal Students

A1.1 is designed for students ages 7-9, with a basic foundation in French, that is an eager learner.

A.1 is designed for students ages 8-11, with a strong foundation in French, that is an eager learner.

6-Week Program Summary

  1. #s 1 – 100 & telling time (12h & 24h) – vocabulary learning & practice
  2. Quick review, comprehension ?s, using concept to discuss everyday things
  3. Interrogatives & explanation of your thoughts – vocabulary learning & practice
  4. Quick review, comprehensions ?s, asking each other questions about one another and using explanations to justify yes/no answers or provide details
  5. My personal history – brainstorm vocabulary associated with project and create project outline (age, ancestry, residence, 3 personal facts)
  6. Structured writing of personal history; preparing questions to ask one another at ends of presentations
  7. Oral presentation of personal history & 2 questions asked of each one
  8. A day in my life (written & presented) – structure & planning: school, home, social life, extracurricular activities; brainstorm needed vocabulary
  9. Create written version of “a day in my life”
  10. Present “a day in my life” to classmates; group-wide compare & contrast
  11. Going on a trip (shared dramatisation/dialogue) – plan together for destinations, times, activities, and imagined costs (aim for at least 2 pages)
  12. Complete dialogue if needed, read together (taking turns), and discuss personal preferences for where we would want to go & why

DELF (French Language Study Diploma) is a mark of success in French that can be used across the world. Both teenagers and adults take one of the 6 leveled tests and when they pass, receive a diploma recognizing their achievement.

Program-Specific Questions
  1. Is this only for the DELF tests?
  2. Can anyone join?
  3. What if my learner is just starting?
  4. What is the difference between A1.1 and A1?

Is this only for the DELF tests?

No. The program builds on the foundations of French language learning to strengthen a student’s skills for use in life and what they will be learning at school. The test is a race the student can choose to run.

Can anyone join?

To help students get the most out of the program we will complete a gaps and goals assessment with you once you sign up to decide which program is the best fit for your young learner.

What if my learner is just starting?

We have other programs set up to get them ready and we can direct you to them during the initial assessment.

What is the difference between A1.1 and A1?

Most of the core concepts are the same, but A1.1 has simpler goals and A1 has more complex ones. Age and development do play a part in if a learner is ready for A1.