Practical French for Beginners

First Name
Deepa Lakshmi
Last Name
Natarajan
Course Summary

This course covers the basics of French grammar, vocabulary, and real-world dialogue over a period of six weeks. Students will be able to learn practical, spoken French for a variety of purposes, including travel, conversation, or for international exam training. The course is beautifully tailored to individual beginners by an expert tutor and certified French professional, Deepa Natarajan. In addition, this course may serve as a prerequisite for more advanced courses in the French language. 

Course Duration
6 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$30.00
per week per student
1 week =
3
sessions
1 session(s) =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Deepa Lakshmi
Last Name
Natarajan
Number of years of relevant experience
11 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Certified French Professional
Study Details
M. Sc., I.T
University of Madras
University First, Diploma in French
University of Madras
DELF C1
Alliance Francaise
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Schools, Online institutions, Security and Immigration service

Description

This course is an introduction to the basics of speaking French, best for total beginners seeking a working knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and conversation. Students will learn 900 different words and verbs, basic and intermediate grammar, and the most commonly requested dialogues. At the successful completion of the course, students will be able to introduce themselves and others, describe an object or picture, write a letter, talk about past, present, and future events, and understand the convention of the French language. These concepts will be taught through lecture, dialogue, daily worksheets, and audio support.

Deepa Natarajan tailors the course to each student by meeting them at their level and style of learning, and excels at breaking down complex topics into easily understood segments. Through her instruction, students will be able to speak the language at a basic level and advance to a more intermediate course, should they choose.

After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Deepa Natarajan: Mastering the French Language 

About Deepa Natarajan: Deepa Natarajan has a passion for learning languages, as well as for arts and music. She holds a masters degree in information technology and a diploma in French from Madras University, where she was ranked first in her class. Ms. Natarajan is also a certified French professional from Alliance Française, a renowned international French language organization, and trains candidates for DELF, the French language proficiency exam. She was recently awared for the best french poem of the year by Alliance Francaise. She has been teaching for over two decades, with the last 11 years spent as a French tutor, and is in high demand by students all over the world. Based on the reviews from her students from different educational portals, she has been awarded the 'Best Tutor Award'. Ms. Natarajan has extensive experience teaching abroad and online, and believes learning keeps life beautiful.

The ipassio Edge

The ipassio edge: The course deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a short term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students a clear understanding about the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making.  A set of 3 individuals enrolling for a long term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long term or advance level of learning.

 

Prerequites

Students must be fluent in English and over the age of 13 to enroll in this course. All materials for learning will be provided, with the exception of writing materials. 

Schedule Weekly

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Section
Section A
Sat 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM America/New_York
Wed 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM America/New_York
Fri 12:30 AM - 01:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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FAQs

Question
Is there an age restriction to enroll for this course?
Answer
Students 10 and above can enroll for this course.
Question
How long should a student practice everyday?
Answer
10 to 15 minutes of practice everyday should hold the student in good stead.
Question
What extra course material does the student get apart from the live sessions?
Answer
Students will get You Tube links to refer to and practice.
Question
Are there any specific expectations from students enrolling for this course?
Answer
Students should practice all that is taught in the class and be able to answer in the ensuing class.
Question
Are there students who are tough to be taught?
Answer
People with really tight schedule are tough to be taught as they cannot devote time and effort to learning the language.
Question
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
Will students get assessed for this course?Will students get certified after completing this course?
Answer
This is a bridge course so there will be testas as such apart from presenting all that was taught to them in the previous class.
Question
How long will the teacher take to respond to a question if asked after the class?
Answer
The teacher will respond to a question within 24 hours from the time the question gets posted or raised.
Question
How long does it take to get to a proficient level?
Answer
It takes about 450 hours of training to get to a proficient level.
Question
What are the career prospects for students learning?
Answer
Students after completing the A2 level can work as freelance teachers at schools or pursue advanced training in the language to take up a profile of language specialist or translator. In all instances the remuneration is lucrative.

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