Franse taalcursus
Franse taalcursus

Language course French for advanced students (halfway to B2)

Can you already hold a conversation in French without much difficulty, formulate your opinion and understand the broad outlines of French texts? And would you like to take your French language skills to an even higher level? Then follow the course French halfway to B2, which is a continuation of the French B1 course.

    General

    After completing this French language course, you will be able to:

    • converse fluently and spontaneously on a wide range of topics;
    • formulate your opinion in detail;
    • understand the main ideas of complex texts, including on abstract topics;
    • write clear and detailed texts on a wide range of topics.

    The course focuses primarily on verbal communication, as well as reading, listening and writing skills. You will also learn more about French culture. To receive a Radboud in’to Languages certificate, you need to attend 80% of the classes. 

    This course will help you on the way to reaching language level B2. After this course, you can proceed with French B2. 

    Why take a group course at In’to?

    • Small groups (max. 18 participants)
    • Lots of interaction and personal feedback
    • Fast-paced with quick results
    • Comprehensive digital learning environment
    • Our teachers are rated 8.8!

    Would you prefer individual classes, or a shorter, more intensive course? Check out our tailor-made courses.

    Starting date

    01 October 2024, 6 pm
    This course ends on 26 November 2024. Each session takes 1.5 hours.
    Costs
    €319
    Discount
    50% (RU students), 10% (RU & Radboudumc staff and alumni; WUR students and staff)
    VAT-free
    Yes
    Educational method
    Online
    Main Language
    Dutch-English
    Number of sessions
    8
    Intake
    Yes
    Maximum number of participants
    16

    Factsheet

    Type of education
    Course
    Level
    Advanced
    Result
    Certificate

    Contact information

    Do you have a question? Or would you like to discuss which course best suits your needs and starting level? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you out.

    Contact us

    024 - 361 21 59
    info [at] into.ru.nl (info[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl)

    This course takes place from 1 October until 26 November 2024. There is no class in the week of 21 October because of the Autumn Break.

    Class day and time: Tuesdays from 6.00 - 7.30 pm 
    Location: Online via the Virtual Classroom and always involves guidance from a teacher 
    Number of participants: min. 5 - max. 16

    Approach and content

    French is spoken as much as possible during classes, with Dutch and English as the supporting languages. This means that in most cases, you can take this course if you do not speak Dutch. Please contact our Service Centre for more information.

    You should count on about three to four hours of individual study per week.

    What do the classes cover?

    Skills

    • Understanding the main ideas of complex texts on concrete topics
    • Going out, alternative consumptions
    • The media, the computer, and the blogosphere
    • Social considerations, the body and health
    • Spoken language, French expressions
    • Dictation (dictée): mastering punctuation, spelling and accents

    Grammar

    • The imperative (impératif), interjections, the etymology of a word
    • Repetition: the correct use of the passé composé and the imparfait
    • The present participle (stimulant l'esprit) and the verbal adjective (une activité stimulante)
    • Mastering the formation and use of the subjonctif
    • Talking about cause and opposition, using other logical connectors
    • The past conditional (conditionnel passé) for an uncertain fact (il aurait apparemment demandé) or a probability concerning regret/blame (tu aurais dû le faire)
    • Using relative pronouns (l'idée à laquelle je pense)

    Course materials

    • Nouveau Rond-Point 3 (niveau B2)
      Textbook. ISBN: 9789460305443 of 9788484439851
      Workbook. ISBN: 9789460305450 of 9788484439868

    The course materials can be purchased at Roelants bookstore. Course materials are not included in the course fee.

    Recommended (not mandatory):

    • Le petit Grevisse (grammar book). ISBN: 9782801100875

    Costs

    • Regular fee: € 319,-
    • RU students: € 159.50 (50% discount)
    • RU and Radboudumc staff & alumni: € 287.10 (10% discount)
    • WUR staff & alumni: € 287.10 (10% discount)

    Determine your level with a free intake

    If you did not complete the previous level with us, a free telephone intake prior to registration is mandatory.

    Schedule your intake

    Do you not see any available timeslots, or is there no time that suits you? New intake times will come online from 21 August. Please indicate via the contact form what you would like an intake for, and you will be notified as soon as you can register for the new intake moments.

    If you want to get an idea of your level on your own, you can do this using our online level test.

    Registration

    Register now

    This course starts every year in January/February, April/May and October. If you would like to take this course, but is it fully booked or your desired start date has not yet been listed, let us know that you would like to be kept informed, and we will let you know when you can sign up for new dates.