French Blended Learning — Beginner A1 Level 3

Fall: Sep 20–Dec 11
Location: Online on Zoom
Type: General French
Level: Beginner A1
11 weeks: Sep 20–Dec 11

Blended Learning Class
11 weeks, once per week, 90 minutes class time + 90 minutes of independent study
Total 33 hours (16.5 hours of class time + 16.5 hours of independent study)

The French Blended Learning course is specially designed to give you greater flexibility in when, where, and how you learn French. It is ideal for students who want to make progress on their French quickly but have limited amount of time to commit to attending class.

The blended learning method combines the advantages of face-to-face instruction with the convenience of online activities, providing students the best of both worlds. Once a week, for 90 minutes, you’ll participate in an immersive class led by one of our expert native-speaking French teachers. After class, you’ll enhance your studies by completing 90 mintues of exercises on your own on an interactive online platform. Using the latest learning methods and engaging multimedia content, you’ll improve your reading, writing, and listening comprehension skills.

Benefits of the blended learning method:

  • Expert face-to-face instruction combined with world-class online activities.
  • An experienced French instructor will support you for the entire duration of the course and provide regular feedback on your progress.
  • An interactive online learning platform rich in multimedia content.
  • A curriculum that matches our regular General French courses but offers greater flexibility.
  • Individual and group assignments that encourage independent thinking as well as conversation and camaraderie with fellow students.
  • An online chat feature to interact with fellow students and your teacher.

To succeed in this class, you should be:

  • Comfortable using a computer or tablet, able to navigate the internet with ease, and familiar with Google applications
  • Willing to study independently using interactive learning platforms
  • Able to attend class once a week for 90 minutes on a designated day, at a specific time
  • Able to dedicate the mandatory 90 minutes per week outside of class time in order to complete assignments by the deadlines and keep progressing with the class

Curriculum Details for Beginner A1 Level 3

Book: Cosmopolite 1
Units: 5, 6

Speak French from day one and build a solid foundation in the French language! The authentic resources and real world tasks used in this course will introduce you to the structure of an everyday French. You’ll learn to understand and use familiar expressions and very basic phrases in order to interact with others at the beginner’s level.

With engaging multimedia activities, texts, and course books, you will learn to express emotions, characterize places and cities, and to talk about personal experiences. Culturally you will explore various Francophone countries. At the end of this class, you will be able to participate in basic conversations about the above themes as they pertain to your own life.

Beginner A1 level consists of 4 sub-levels: Level A1.1, Level A1.2, Level A1.3, and Level A1.4.
Level A1.3 is the third sub-level of the Beginner A1 level.
Level A1.3 is further split into Part 1 and Part 2 for the leisurely track.

This class is HyFlex
Hyflex gives you the flexibility to learn in person or online. In-person students can switch to attending class online at any time by requesting virtual access from their teacher. Watch the video.