French

Why one should learn French?

If we see World Wise, French is the 2nd Most Effective & Influential Language. Here are a Few Reasons Enlisted Why One Should Think of Learning French.

•   Learning French as a foreign language helps one develop his/her critical thinking as well as creative
    ideas.

•   French is an official language for 41 countries and all over the world a total number of more than 175
    million people read, write, speak or understand French.

•   After English French is the 2nd most spoken and 2nd most learned-taught language in the world.

•   It is very frequently used on internet, in newspapers and books.

•   In many organizations & agencies French as well as English is the officially used language.

•   As French is Europe’s topmost investor abroad, thus people knowing French gets a lot of scope in
    terms of business, job opportunities as translators, interpreters, guide, escort etc.

•   Knowing French also gives an extra edge to more job options & higher salary potentials.

•   More than 50% of English vocabulary has its origin form French.

•   French is the major center for Art, Culture, Literature, Fashion, Cuisine etc. And thus in arts and in
    social sciences a lot of work comes from French writers.

•   More than75 million tourists visit France every year. Thus it is one of the world’s major foreign tourist
    destination.

•   France is the country which has won the maximum number of Nobel prizes i.e 12 & is the top most
    producer of international films.

•   France has a lot of specialties like best cuisine, best wines, largest number of cheese, high quality
    technology, fastest train TGV etc…

•   Paris as we all know is the center of fashion & most of the fashion up gradation flows from there.

•   “Palm D’Or” i.e. Prize for the best international movie is organized in Canes known as Canes Film
    Festival is also held in France.

Career Opportunities

Those who know to speak, read, write & understand French have the following career opportunities:

•   International business

•   International agencies

•   Tourism & Hospitality Industry

•   Diplomatic services

•   Post office

•   Teaching

•   French Research Institute

•   French Embassy

•   Translation

•   Interpretation

•   Government

•   Guide

•   Escort

French Certification

DELF i.e Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française and DALF i.e Diplôme Approfondi De Langue Française are two official certificates in the form of diplomas the which are issued by the French Ministry of Education. These certificates works as official proves that one has command over French Language. We, at Linguistic Seed help our students to clear these certifications by training them for various exams at various levels. Our trainers help students to master over the language & clear these exams. There are 6 levels in which DELF & DALF exams are conducted. Exam at each level is independent exam i.e. the student wanting to get the certification can apply for any level of exam even if previous level has been appeared or not. For details & preparations of DELF/DALF you may contact us by visiting us or by calling us.

Exam Certification level Proficiency level Name of Level

DELF A1 A1 Introduction to the basic knowledge. Break through    BASIC

DELF A2 A2 Emphasis on linguistic competency Way stage          BASIC

of a basic user.

DELF B1 B1 Independent usage of language. Threshold    INDEPENDENT

DELF B2 B2 Higher degree of Independent usage . Vantage    INDEPENDENT

DELF C1 C1 Effective operational pro finery with Proficiency  PROFICIENT

fluent & spontaneous expressions.

DELF C2 C2 Mastery of language with precision, Mastery       PROFICIENT

appropriateness & fluency of expressions

Listening skills, speaking skills, reading & writing skills are tested at each level. For every skill a minimum of 5 should be scored on 25 i.e. in each section reading, writing, listening & speaking 5/25 should be at least scored. However 50/100 should be at least scored in order to get the certificate at any level. For registration the candidate must have a minimum age of 12 years. Candidates between 12-16 years of age appear for Junior version. You can contact us for more details.

CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Website of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Elementary use of language

A1

Can understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very simple sentences, which relate to the satisfying of concrete needs. Can introduce him/herself and others as well as ask others about themselves – e.g. where they live, who they know and what they own – and can respond to questions of this nature . Can communicate in a simple manner if the person they are speaking to speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to help

A2

Can understand sentences and commonly used expressions associated with topics directly related to his/her direct circumstances (e.g. personal information or information about his/her family, shopping, work, immediate surroundings). Can make him/herself understood in simple, routine situations dealing with a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common topics. Can describe his/her background and education , immediate surroundings and other things associated with immediate needs in a simple way.


Independent language use

B1

Can understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and the focus is on familiar topics associated with work school, leisure time, etc. Can deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in the language region. Can express him/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest. Can report on experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals as well as make short statements to justify or explain his/her own views and plans.

B2

Can understand the main contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics; also understands specialized discussions in his/her own primary area of specialization. Can communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side. Can express him/herself on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner, explain his/her position on a current issue and indicate the benefits and drawbacks of various options.

Autonomous language ability

C1

Can understand a wide range of challenging, longer texts and also grasp implicit meanings. Can express him/herself spontaneously and fluently without having to search for words frequently and noticeably. Can use the language effectively and flexibly in his/her social and professional life or in training and studies. Can make clear, structured and detailed statements on complex topics and apply various means of text association appropriately in the process.

C2

Can effortlessly understand practically everything which he/she reads or hears. Can summarize information from various written and spoken sources, logically recounting the reasons and explanations. Can express him/herself spontaneously with high fluency and precision and also make finer nuances of meaning clear in more complex.

Teaching Methodology @ Linguistic seed

At Linguistic Seed we try to create an environment where learning & teaching becomes fun. The place of the students is of most importance to us. Our faculties are always ready to help & guide the students in best possible way. Students are not only able to learn, understand, speak, read & write French language but are also able to grasp the language concepts very easily. Our study material & various packages help students in well comprehending the language basics. Our teaching- learning methodology is not only modern but is also effective & efficient. There are various stages which a student goes through during the learning process. First of all he grabs & understands various grammatical concepts, then he analyses them to systematically learn & memorize them & finally practically uses them to enhance various skills like develop reading, writing, listening & speaking skills.

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