Franse taalcursus
Franse taalcursus

Language course French for intermediate students (halfway to B1)

Take this French course halfway to B1 if you can hold simple conversations in French and read and write simple, short texts. You can also take the course if you have taken the French A2 course.

    General

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

    • have simple conversations on familiar topics;
    • understand the main points of simple texts;
    • formulate personal opinions in a simple way;
    • write texts and emails on familiar 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 the course French B1. 

    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

    02 October 2024, 6 pm
    This course ends on 27 November 2024. Each session takes 1.5 hours.
    Costs
    €319
    VAT-free
    Yes
    50% (RU students), 10% (RU & Radboudumc staff and alumni; WUR students and staff)
    Educational method
    Online
    Main Language
    Dutch-English
    Number of sessions
    8
    Intake
    Yes
    Maximum number of participants
    16

    Factsheet

    Type of education
    Course
    Level
    Intermediate
    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 2 October until 27 November 2024. There is no class in the week of 21 October because of the Autumn Break.

    Class day and time: Wednesdays 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 and writing simple coherent texts on familiar topics
    • Talking about tastes, habits, feelings and physical sensations
    • Family, quality of life
    • Living in the countryside or in the city, describing a landscape
    • Traffic, Paris and the province, France and its symbols
    • Talking about cultural identity and immigration, and about politics

    Grammar

    • The conditional (conditionnel) and its use (j'aimerais)
    • Possessive pronouns (son, leur, le mien)
    • Indicating probabilities about the future (si tu travailles bien...)and the present (si j'étais riche...)
    • The subjonctif: expressing needs, desires, negative opinions, and doubt
    • The gerund (gérondif: en faisant) and present participle (participe présent: faisant)
    • Active and passive voice (on a chanté l'hymne, l'hymne a été chanté)
    • Relative pronouns (qui, que, dont, où, lequel)
    • Using comparisons and superlatives
    • Adjectives and adverbs

    Course materials

    • Voyages 3, text-/workbook + online MP3s
      ISBN: 9789462930315

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

    Recommended (not mandatory):

    • Exercices Audio de Grammaire (audio grammar exercises). ISBN 9782090337280
    • 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 assessment

    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.