French Language

French class SLIG
  • French
  • 6
  • 1-2 hrs/day
  • 2-3 months/level
  • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun-Fri
  • SLIG is a wonderful place for French language classes. I had enrolled for intermediate English language course to improve my IELTS score, and the language class was so much helpful.

    Apoorva SharmaStudent
  • SLIG is a wonderful place for French language classes. I had enrolled for intermediate English language course to improve my IELTS score, and the language class was so much helpful.

    Pooja Sharmastudent
  • SLIG is a wonderful place for French language classes. I had enrolled for intermediate English language course to improve my IELTS score, and the language class was so much helpful.

    Milan Shresthastudent

French Language Overview

Welcome to Secured Life Int'l Group (SLIG) Pvt. Ltd, department of French language, one of the most popular French language centers in Kathmandu with 12+ years of quality service.

French is the second-most widespread language worldwide after English. It is being an official language in 29 countries, It is spoken as a first language in France, the provinces of Quebec, Manitoba and some parts of Ontario in Canada. The total speakers of French language in the world are 74 million. French is spoken on five different continents which are Africa (12.68%), America (15.42), Asia (0.86%), Europe (42.29%), and Oceania (63%).

The ability to speak both French and English is an advantage for finding a job with the many multinational companies using French as their working language, in a wide range of sectors (retailing, automotive, luxury goods, aeronautics, etc.). France, as the world’s fifth biggest economy, attracts entrepreneurs, researchers and the cream of foreign students.

As Nepal is one of the popular tourist destinations, and French language brings more opportunities to the people who are involved in tourism, hotels, mountaineering, trekking and hiking.

Speaking French opens up opportunities for higher education at some of France and Canada's best-known universities. France is the world’s top tourist destination and attracts more than 79.5 million visitors a year. Similarly Canada brings good opportunities if you are good in French language.

French Language at SLIG

SLIG's pedagogical system is based on personalised programmes and individual support for learners. Our team has developed a method and a pace of progression as well as tailored activities so that each learner can reach his/her set objectives according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

Communicative approach : The learners are taught by using a communicative approach based on active learning. Our courses are completely based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

Effective Course Content : MIND MAKER has developed a very effective course content which guarantees a professional and lively learning. Immersion in French language begins in our classrooms where learners put the language into practice to draw on their knowledge, skills and reflexes to use in real situations.

Interactive classrooms : Learners are constantly interacting in both written and oral French and are therefore active in their learning. The atmosphere in classroom is both friendly and serious; the pace of the course is dynamic and steady to actively develop the language skills of learners.

Special attention on pronunciation & intonation : As spoken and written French are completely different from each other. Intonation and pronunciation are significant components while learning language. MIND MAKER provides special attention on the pronunciation and intonation through Audio-lingual method and oral approach.

Level evaluation : The level of every student is assessed with the practice of the sample papers and mock tests in classroom as they provide good practice and are a barometer to judge abilities. Sample papers have designed in this way that they can provide the real look and feel of the examination. Sample papers are discussed in classroom before the actual test which allows to write exams for international diplomas & tests with confidence.

Teaching materials : A wide range of quality material is provided to the learners which enhance their adaptability in the language. Teaching materials used in class include recent books, audio and video documents, newspaper articles, internet resources, literature and specifically developed in-house material by our teachers. Activities promote communication so that learners can adapt themselves to different types of situation.

Flexibility and variety : Classes are organized according to the level required and learning objectives of the learner. New batches starts twice a month so that the leaner can choose the duration and schedule of their choice. The learners are advised to pursue that course which suits their profile and their needs.

The Teaching Staff : The teaching staff is qualified, experienced and ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE trained. They all have excellent knowledge of French culture and civilization. Our team of warm and attentive teachers is adept at cross-cultural communication. Our teachers are also chosen for their interpersonal skills and their broad-mindedness towards other countries and cultures.

Levels and Test Format

DELF A1

DELF A1 is a test designed to check use of familiar words and simple phrases by the non-native French speakers. At this stage, the test taker should be able to introduce himself or someone else & can ask and answer basic questions about home, family, surroundings, etc. The test taker should have the basic knowledge of the language to communicate.

The Test is owned by Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) & Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) and is conducted by Alliance Française. The Exam fee is Rs. 2000. The Alliance française of Kathmandu is the only recognized examination centre in Nepal for the different diplomas and certificates that attest your level in French.

The result of DELF A1 is declared online on the official site of ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE within 2/3 months. DELF certification is internationally recognised with lifetime validity.

DELF A2

DELF A2 is a test designed to check use of isolated phrases and common expressions that relate to areas of high personal relevance (like personal or family information, shopping, and immediate environment, work by the basic user of French. At this stage, the test taker should be able to communicate during easy or habitual tasks requiring a basic and direct information exchange on familiar subjects.

The Test is owned by Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) & Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) and is conducted by Alliance Française. The Exam fee is Rs. 2200. The Alliance française of Kathmandu is the only recognized examination centre in Nepal for the different diplomas and certificates that attest your level in French.

The result of DELF A1 is declared online on the official site of ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE within 2/3 months. DELF certification is internationally recognised with lifetime validity.

DELF B1

DELF B1 is a test designed to check the capability of test taker with situations likely to arise in daily life. At this level, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion.

Test is owned by Centre international d’études pédagogiques(CIEP) & Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) and is conducted by Alliance Française. The Exam fee is Rs. 2500. The result of DELF B1 is declared online on the official site of ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE within 2/3 months. DELF certification is internationally recognised with lifetime validity.

DELF B2

DELF B2 is a test designed to check a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes. The Test is owned by Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) & Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) and is conducted by Alliance Française.

The result of DELF B2 is declared online on the official site of ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE within 2/3 months. DELF certification is internationally recognised with lifetime validity. The exam fee is Rs 2500.

FAQs

Q – What is DELF-DALF?

DELF and DALF are the official French language diplomas. There are four DELF diplomas (A1, A2, B1, and B2), each one certifies proficiency at a particular level according to the CEFR standard. There is also a diploma for advanced students called DALF covering levels C1 and C2.

Q – What is CEFR?

CEFR stands for the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. It provides a standard method for learning, teaching and assessing language proficiency across all European languages. There are six reference levels of language proficiency, divided into six broad categories, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

Q – What is difference between TCF and TCFq?

TCF is an official French test offered by the Ministry of Education in France. It’s not a diploma; it’s a spot test of proficiency and will grade the student on the CEFR level scale.

It is a standardized and calibrated test that ranks candidates on one of the six levels on a scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe). It does not require specific study. TCF score results are reliable measurements for determining proficiency. This test is developed by the CIEP. It comprises three compulsory examinations and two supplementary examinations.

The validity period for certification is two years from the date that the test is taken The “TCF pour le Quebec”, or TCFq, has been specially designed to be consistent with the standards of the Ministry of Immigration (MICC) of Quebec, and is only intended for people wishing to settle in Quebec.

The validity period for certification is two years from the date that the test is taken. The certificate of TCFq is only valid for Quebec immigration. The certificate cannot be used for other purposes. For example,for admission to a French university.

Q – How long does it take to learn French?

Time taken to learn French will ultimately depends upon the grasping power of the learner. Practice effectively and efficiently as much as possible. In this way one would be able to learn basic French in less than a year. Moreover, each person has different intellectual level of learning, and some people are better and faster at grasping the language than others. For example, some people can easily master up to four languages, while others even do struggle with speaking any language other than their own mother tongue.

Q – What is CIEP?

CIEP was founded in 1945 and a national public institution since 1987, the CIEP is recognised both in France and abroad for its skills with regard to expert evaluation, training, assessment, and management of international projects. The CIEP is a key public operator under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research. It is in addition the main operating partner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. It relies on a network of national and international experts and partners, as well as on its staff of 250.

Q – Should I take DELF/DALF or TCFq?

DELF/DALF are diplomas and have permanent validity – they don’t expire. They are generally intended for people in situations where they will be using French language and are expected to continue to improve, i.e. in a work situation or living in a French speaking country.

You cannot fail TFCq (you just get a grade); you can fail a DELF/DALF since these exams test a particular level. You can retake either exam after a minimum break of 60 days.

So, if you just want your French Proficiency graded for whatever reason, you’re probably best served by TCF since you can’t fail. If you’re studying and want to earn a diploma, or you want a goal to work towards to give your study a framework, then DELF/DALF is for you.

Q – Which exam should I appear for Quebec PR?

This level can vary according to different criteria. The immigration department will provide you with an answer once all of the documents in your application have been assessed Or Your agent will be best placed to answer this query. Generally, the immigration department will assess your level of competency in French on the basis of the score you get which may be A1, A2, B1, or B2 in the TCF Quebec Test. But, as per as the guidelines of Canadian immigration department, the advanced intermediate level(B2) has become the minimum level for which points are attributed for oral and written knowledge of French for Quebec PR.

Q – What is TEF?

The Test d’evaluation du français (TEF) is a test of fluency in French for non-native speakers. It is awarded by the CCIP. It is often required to be admitted into universities and is recognized by the Federal government of Canada as a proof of fluency in immigration procedures. The test is made up of three mandatory and two optional sections. The reading, listening, grammar and vocabulary sections are mandatory and must be taken together, while the writing and speaking sections are optional and can be taken separately.

NB. The Federal Government of Canada requires both mandatory and optional section for immigration purposes.

Q – Where will be the examination centres for DELF/DALF in Nepal?

The authorised examination centre to conduct the examination is Alliance Francaise which is situated in Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Dhobighat Road.

Q – What are the factors necessary for learning French language?

There are a few factors that are necessary when learning French language. Especially if your goal is to become fluent then following factors are essential to have a solid hold over this language:

Basic knowledge of rules of English grammar

Time and Efforts

Capability to learn language

Practice of the language