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Survival French - Cours de français pour débutants

To gain confidence and communicate in every day situations by providing basic communication tools. This will help participants to adapt in the French environment.
Topics include social French, money matters, shopping, food & drink, in the city, at home and exploring Geneva, as well as an open session to deal with participants’ specific needs.

Type de cours
Nombre maximum d'étudiants par classe
Groups from 6 to 10 participants
Entry requirements
Beginner level in French language
Nombre d'heures par semaine
6 hours (3 times per week) - Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 18.00 to 20.00
45 hours (8 weeks)
CHF 850.- for 45 hours (material included) - Eligible to Cheque annuel de formation - CAF
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Participant profile

Participants who have recently arrived in Geneva or who are planning a trip in a Francophone country.

    Course Calendar - French Survival

      Start Date End Date Days of the course Time of the course
    Winter Session Monday, January 27th   Thursday, March 19th Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday From 18.00 to 20.00
    Spring Session Monday, March 23rd  Thursday, May 14th
    Summer Session

    Monday, May 18th

    Thursday 2nd July

    Rentrée Session Monday, September 14th Thursday, October 29th
    Autumn Session Monday, November 2nd Thursday, December 17th

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Greet others, give personal information, thank others, apologise;
    • Count, make simple payments, use a credit card, send e-mails;
    • Make enquiries, make purchases, exchange products;
    • Order in a restaurant, go shopping;
    • Use public transport, make enquiries and buy tickets;
    • Describe accommodation, talk about furniture;
    • Ask for and follow directions, take the bus, and go sightseeing;
    • Deal with individual needs and requests of a specific nature.