Why TutrN for French Learning?
Learn French with our French language courses, which are delivered using a proven method. Our French language courses will give you the confidence to speak and write in Arabic , and offer you a continued sense of progression and achievement.
Learning a new language, or improving on your current language skills, takes time and dedication. But don’t worry, our enthusiastic and highly qualified teachers will keep you motivated and engaged during your Arabic lessons.
Why Learn French ?
If you’re heading to a French -speaking location on holiday or for business, our evening group French language courses are perfect preparation, giving you the essential language skills you need as well as the confidence to use them. Learn French and you will be able to communicate with the 400 million speakers of the fifth most spoken language in the world. There is no better time than now to learn French and take classes with TutrN.
Being a phonetic language, it is considered easy to learn French , and after an evening class you will notice a significant improvement – so much so that most of our learners continue on to the next level to become enthusiastic French speakers.
For those who wish to complete the same content of the 10-week German language courses in a shorter period of time we also have 5-week intensive Arabic language courses
How Our French Language Courses Work
TutrN Arabic evening language courses will introduce you to Arabic through small group classes with native-speaking, experienced and qualified teachers, using the communicative approach and focusing on speaking and listening.
You will engage in pair-work and group-work during the course, maximising your opportunities to use Arabic during class time.
TutrN also offers you the opportunity to keep up the momentum by progressing through the levels from Beginners (A1) through to Advanced (C1) and mastering this increasingly important global language which is highly sought after by employers in a wide range of industries.
Alternatively, if you have an unpredictable schedule, prefer one-to-one tutor input, or want to fast-track your language learning, then find out more about our Private Tuition for Arabic .
Beginners French Language Courses
Are you a beginner? If so, we have a comprehensive range of language courses for Arabic beginners. Whether you are a complete beginner or a false beginner find out which level to choose and what to expect from your course with our beginner level language learner page.
Arabic Beginner 1
This beginners course is based on the first 8 units of the book ‘Menschen A1’. According to group goals, the teacher may do more or less than this, and may not need to cover everything in the book.Topics & Vocabulary: Greetings and introductions The alphabet Personal information: name, address, telephone number, email address, age, marital status Countries and nationalities Professions. Numbers 0-100 The family Describing people Colours Formal and informal ways of addressing people Grammar: Number and gender Articles: definite and indefinite Demonstrative pronouns Personal pronouns Interrogative pronouns Noun-adjective agreement Present tense of basic verbs like ser, estar, trabajar, vivir, tener, llevar Quantifiers: muy, bastante Cultural Content: The differences in the use of tú/usted and vosotros/ustedes between Spain and Latin American countries. Cultural differences when meeting people. Spanish language in the world. Skills Work: Lots of speaking Lots of listening Lots of pronunciation Spanish Proficiency A wide range of topics based around students’ own interests, could include topics of general interest: global issues, popular science, environment, media and advertising; culture and entertainment; beliefs and religions, etc. Materials used to spark conversation will include articles, DVD, video, internet extracts.
Arabic Beginner 2
Topics & Vocabulary: Review and practice level 1 vocabulary/grammar Talking about family, friends and celebrities Talking about oneself – key personal information + likes/dislikes Talking about hobbies Daily life – routines, habits, free time Days of the week Animals Telling the time Consumer goods – clothes, accessories, food Describing objects – shape, colour, size Talking about the weather Shopping Grammar: Possessive pronouns Revision ‘ER’ verbs The immediate past: ‘venir de’ Negative sentences Key verbs: faire, aller, sortir, etc. Demonstrative pronouns Frequency adverbs Reflexive verbs in ‘ER’ Question words (quel) Cultural Content: French speaking celebrities French daily routine French brands and products Bruxelles Skills Work: Lots of speaking/active practice Role-plays Lots of listening Pronunciation – key sounds
Arabic Beginner 3
Topics & Vocabulary: Food and drinks Talking about prices Eating out – booking a table, ordering Eating habits Talking about future plans Talking about abilities Talking about life experience Grammar: Quantities Partitive articles: du, de la, des Near future : aller + infinitive Direct Object Pronouns : le, la, les Passé composé with être and avoir + past participles (regular/irregular) Verbs pouvoir and savoir Time words and phrases: depuis, pendant, il y a, etc. Cultural Content: French food and drinks Eating etiquette French eating habits Famous French people French NGOs French cheeses Skills Work: Lots of speaking/active practice Role-plays Lots of listening Pronunciation – key sounds
Arabic Elementary 1
Topics & Vocabulary: Talking about learning a language Talking about feelings and emotions Talking about hobbies Home – describing rooms, furniture and activities in each rooms Accommodation – camping, hotels, etc. Describing objects – shape, size, usage Talking about health Describing ailments and symptoms + body parts Asking for and giving advice Giving instructions Giving your opinion – trouver/c’est + adjective Writing a letter/an email Grammar: Review of Passé Composé Indirect pronouns – lui/leur Aims and causes (pour, parce que) Prepositions of place Comparison and superlative Pronoun ‘y’ Imperative Should/Shouldn’t (devoir in the conditional) Cultural Content: Talking about Europe La pétanque French countryside French people and sport Skills Work: Lots of speaking/active practice Role-plays Lots of listening Pronunciation – key sounds
Arabic Elementary 2
Topics & Vocabulary: Describing the past Comparing the past and the present Describing someone’s life Telling stories Ask for information about someone Imagining life in the future Grammar: Imperfect Time phrases Indefinite adjectives and pronouns – tous, la plupart, quelque, aucun Using ‘on’ Present continous – être en train de + infinitive Passé composé vs Imperfect Relative pronouns – qui, que, où The future tense – regular/irregular Si + future Word order: the adjective Cultural content: Historical figures Strikes, demonstrations and struggles in France French painters Famous places in France French regions French proverbs and quotes Skills Work: Lots of speaking/active practice Role-plays Lots of listening Pronunciation – key sounds
Arabic Elementary 3
Topics & Vocabulary: Asking for a favour Asking if you can do something Refusing/Accepting Explaining your reasons Describing actions in the past Telling anecdotes in the past Expressing different levels of certainty Talking about countries Grammar: Modal verbs – vouloir, pouvoir, devoir Conditional tense Use of different registers to express opinions Question words – quand, comment, pourquoi, etc. Country genders + prepostions (à, en, au, etc.) Cultural Content: Dos and don’t in France Molière and performing arts in France Famous French people Francophonie French-speaking Africa French regions La Réunion Skills Work: Lots of speaking/active practice Role-plays Lots of listening Pronunciation – key sounds
Arabic Intermediate 1
Topics & Vocabulary: Talking about past experiences and encounters Expressing aims and causes – comme, puisque and parce que Providing a detailed description Describing personal motives Justitying a choice Talking about travels Making suggestions Giving your opinion Hypothesising Talking about countries and regions Describing a fictional character Describing feelings and emotions Talking of hopes and aspirations Expressing regrets Grammar: Review of the past and future tenses Plus-que-parfait (Past perfect) Agreement of the past participle with avoir (passé composé tense) Direct pronouns (le, la, les) Conditional tense Hypothesis : si + imparfait Prepositions with countries and regions Past conditional Adverbs in ‘-ment’ Cultural Content: French regions French people and their holidays Popular French tourist sites The French artistic scene Skills Work: Lots of speaking/active practice Lots of listening Lots of new vocabulary Pronunciation
Arabic Intermediate 2
Topics & Vocabulary: Expressing, promoting and justifying opinions Debating: politics, recycling, the environment, new technologies, social issues, consumerism Expressing feelings and emotions Expressing obligation, possibilities and restrictions Writing a variety of texts (text messages, emails, letters etc.) Talking about movies (storyline and characters) Grammar: Linking words Subjunctive Verbs to express opinion – je crois que, je pense que etc. Impersonal structures – il faut que etc. Gerund : ‘-ant’ Direct vs indirect pronouns Structures with verbs expressing feelings – je regretted que/ je regretted de etc. Pronouns order Relative pronouns – ce qui, ce que, ce don’t Word order : the adjective Style and register: formal/ informal Cultural Content: Political life in France Environmental issues New technologies Social causes French cinema (films, directors and actors) Skills Work: Lots of speaking/debating Lots of listening Producing various styles of written French
Arabic Intermediate 3
Topics & Vocabulary: Summarising and reporting information Presentations – structures and phrases Talking about the professional world Details of business etiquette Inequalities at work Expressing feelings and ideas The media Explaining the meaning of a word Playing with words – poetry, proverbs, word-play, word creation, metaphors, stylised writing Language register – colloquial idioms Grammar: Reported speech – structures and tense agreement Collective nouns agreement – une majorité de, la plupart de etc Suffixes Passive tense Pronoun ‘en’ Linking words Nominalisation Language register Cultural Content: Equality at work The French Educational system French people and the media Songs in French Francophonie French poetry Slam Skills Work: Lots of speaking/debating Lots of listening Producing various styles of written French
Arabic Upper Intermediate
Topics & Vocabulary: Defining words, concepts and objects French slang Reporting uncertain information Origin of some French words Advertising and slogans Colloquial expressions French sayings Advising according to different registers Genuine spoken French Expressing feelings and sensations Playing with the language French literature Writing a text message Describing a picture in details Presenting a document Grammar: Complex relative pronouns – avec lequel, sur lequel etc Past and present conditional C’est, ce sont…qui/que Nominal sentences Adverbs Exlamation – ‘Comme c’est grand !’ Negative sentences Word order : adjectives Subjunctive Past participle agreement Punctuation Pour vs par Imperative Prepositions of place Cultural Content: Origin of some French words The media Advertising French music Comic books French authors and literature French poetry History of the French language/different varieties of French Skills Work: Lots of speaking/debating Lots of listening Understanding different accents Producing various styles of written and spoken French
Topics & Vocabulary: Making a presentation Putting forward arguments Cause/consequence Expressing opinions and feelings Hypothesising Reporting a message Expressing nuance Talking about memories Aesthetics Current events Social issues Grammar: Presentations: words and structures Subjunctive: present, imperfect and past perfect Nominalisation Demonstrative pronouns Past participle vs gerund Si + tenses Conditional : present and past Past perfect Adjectives Structures for reported speech Cultural Content: The French education system French fine arts French music French cinema French literature French history Doing business in French Skills Work: Lots of speaking/debating Lots of listening Understanding different accents Producing various styles of written and spoken French
Topics & Vocabulary: Expressing thoughts and feelings Subjectivity vs objectivity Structuring your speech Language registers Political and social issues Stereotypes Regional differences History Current events Grammar: Subjunctive ‘Ne’ explétif Nominalisation Linking words Complex use of grammar to contribute in a debate Cultural Content: French institutions French values and symbols Francophonie French philosophy The media in France French politics French arts French gastronomy French body language Skills Work: Lots of speaking/debating Lots of listening Understanding different accents Producing various styles of written and spoken French
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