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Certificate Programme in Basic French 基礎法語證書課程

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Course Information

  • 13 Jan 2022 (Thu)
Registration period
21 Oct 2021 (Thu) - 12 Jan 2022 (Wed)
HKD 12,200 CEF Reimbursable
(Tuition Fee
Basic French I $3,900
Basic French II $3,900
Basic French III $4,400
Application Fee
Course Level
Study Mode
135 Hour(s)
English, Others

Course Overview


The programme is designed to help students engage in interactions with French speakers for a variety of purposes and in a variety of contexts; use socially and culturally appropriate forms for participating in simple conversations; produce basic expressions on a variety of academic and non-academic topics and manifest growing awareness of the cultural influences shaping the use of knowledge in the French speaking world; develop an understanding of the French culture and how to interact with French people in daily activities.

After completion of the programme, participants will be able to read and write informational texts on everyday topics in French; apply a basic knowledge of the culture and geography of the French-speaking world; and use a wide range of largely routine and well practiced skills for communicating in familiar contexts.

Admission Requirements

1. Completion of secondary education, or equivalent; or
2. Aged 21 or above.

What You’ll Learn


There are 3 modules in the programme:

Basic French I (45 hours)

It is a beginner's course for those who have never learnt French. It introduces basic grammar and communication skills in French.
Module outline:

1) Greetings, self introduction, asking for basic information
2) Useful vocabulary for daily life conversation
3) Basic sentence structure
4) Descriptions of simple situations
5) Basic French grammar
6) How to write short messages
Level: A1.1

Basic French II (45 hours)

The course will build on 'Basic French I' to give further training to participants on the communication skills in French.
Module outline:

1) Giving/asking information about education and profession
2) Using common expressions in an ordinary context
3) Understanding basic information about people
4) Telling time
5) Receiving telephone calls
6) Understanding instructions
7) Asking different types of question
8) Writing short messages
Level: A1.2

Basic French III (45 hours)

This course focuses on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in French. It is a continuation of 'Basic French II'. In this course, the basic elements of the French language within a cultural context will be further elaborated. Emphasis is on the progressive development of communication skills. At the same time, the teacher will provide opportunities to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of the language and understanding of the culture.

Module outline:

  • Reading and listening comprehension
  • Pronunciation
  • Asking/giving information about living environment
  • Asking/giving information about work environment
  • Identifying common written mistakes
  • Introduction of French culture

Level: A1.3

Skills covered in this course

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