Standard Program

At FranceABC, we base our lessons on the Ontario French curriculum, DELF and CEFR (Common European Framework of References for Languages)

Each lesson incorporates activities on:

  • Phrases
  • Theme-specific vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Numbers

  • French cultures

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For young or beginner students, our standard programming objectives include:

  • Understanding and using familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

  • Introducing him/herself and others and asking and answering questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.

  • ​Interacting in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

  • Understanding sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

  • Communicating in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

  • Describing in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

For older and/or more advanced students, our standard programming includes: 

  • Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

  • Dealing with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

  • Producing simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.

  • Describing experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.​

  • Understanding the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.

  • Interacting with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

  • Producing clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explaining a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.