About

French is spoken as a first language in France, Haiti, Monaco and in parts of Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, and the US (notably in parts of Louisiana and New England region), and by various communities elsewhere. It is spoken by over 80 million native speakers with a total of 270 million speakers worldwide. It is also one of the most popular foreign languages taught worldwide.

Qualification (Why this course?)

Speaking French opens up opportunities for higher education at some of France’s best-known universities often on very favourable financial terms. Students with a good level of knowledge in French may be eligible to enrol on a postgraduate course of their choice in France, leading to an internationally recognised postgraduate degree.
Being fluent in French and English becomes an advantage to find a job with the many multinational companies using French as their working language. French is used in a wide range of sectors (retailing, automotive, luxury goods, aeronautics, etc.). France being the world’s fifth biggest economy attracts entrepreneurs, researchers, etc.

Administered by

The TFI™ conducted by ETS or e- TEF (electronic Test d’Évaluation de Français) conducted by Alliance Française is an international test that measures overall level of French-language proficiency for people whose native language is not French. Results are valid up to 2 years from the date the results are announced. Both the tests are approved by French and Canadian institutions and universities.

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Website

The official website of the Alliance Française is www.fondation-alliancefr.org. The institute also has separate website for each of its locations in India.

Approximate Fees

The exam fee for each of German language levels in accordance with the CEFR i.e. The Common European Framework of Reference is as follows:
Level
CEFR Analysis
Exam Fee (INR)
Delf A1
Beginner
8,850
Delf A2
Elementary
8,850
Delf B1
Intermediate
10,620
Delf B2
Upper Intermediate
10,620
Dalf C1
Advanced
11,800
Dalf C2
Master or Proficient
11,800

Schedule

The French language examination is conducted by the above mentioned certifying authorities about once in three months. The schedule of the examination is published on the website from time to time.

Examination Format

Task
Description
Approximate time
Mandatory
Listening
Test takers listen to a variety of questions and answers, short dialogues and talks recorded in French, and they answer questions based on what they hear.
Section I: Questions
Section II: Dialogues
Section III: Conversations
40 minutes
Reading
Test takers read a variety of materials and respond to questions based on what they read.
Section IV: Text Completion
Section V: Incomplete Sentences
Section VI: Single Passages
60 minutes
Writing
2 tasks
60 minutes
Optional
Speaking
4 tasks
20 minutes

Test Scoring and CEFR Analysis

The student a required to attain the following level wise passing percentage:
CEFR Analysis
CEFR Level
Description
Beginner
A1
Can recognise and use familiar words and simple phrases for concrete purposes. Can introduce himself or someone else. Can ask and answer basic questions about home, family, surroundings, etc. Can communicate in a basic way when the other person speaks slowly and clearly, and is ready to repeat or reformulate to help communication.
Elementary
A2
Can understand isolated phrases and common expressions that relate to areas of high personal relevance (like personal or family information, shopping, immediate environment, work). Can communicate during easy or habitual tasks requiring a basic and direct information exchange on familiar subjects. Using simple words, can describe his or her surroundings and communicate immediate needs.
Intermediate
B1
Can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar subjects in work, school, leisure activities, etc. Can manage in most situations that come up when travelling in a region where the language is spoken. Can produce a simple and cohesive text on familiar subjects or subjects of personal interest. Can narrate an event, an experience or a dream; describe a desire or goal, and outline reasons or explanations behind a project or idea.
Upper Intermediate
B2
Can understand the main ideas of concrete or abstract topics in a complex text, including a technical article in the user’s area of expertise. Can communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluency during a conversation with a native speaker, in a way that is comfortable for everyone. Can speak in a clear, detailed way on a number of subjects; express an opinion on current affairs, giving the advantages and disadvantages of the various options.
Advanced
C1
Can understand a wide range of long and complex texts, including any subtextual or stylistic nuances. Can express him or herself freely and fluidly, without obviously fumbling for words. Can use the language effectively and fluently in a social, professional or academic context. Can speak in a clear, organised way about complex subjects, developing a well-structured argument.
Master or Proficient
C2
Can effortlessly understand almost everything he or she reads or hears. Capable of a coherent summary of events or arguments from oral or written sources. Can express him or herself precisely in a spontaneous, fluent way, conveying finer shades of meaning precisely.

Level required by academic institutions for admission

Many universities require the B2 (intermediate) certificate in the Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (DELF) or sometimes the C1 (advanced) certificate, (the Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française or DALF), depending on the course.

Validity

French certification results are valid for lifetime.

Our Services

We at EduBrix conduct standard courses from A1 to C2 levels. The objectives and contents of these courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Apart from this at each level we conduct an exam preparation course that specifically prepares the participants for the central exams of the Alliance Française and familiarize them with the exam format.
 
  • Batches: Batches are conducted twice a week over the weekend or thrice or five time during the weekdays at scheduled timings
  • Duration: 3-4 months per level
  • Fees:
Our fees for the courses are mentioned as below:
Level
CEFR Analysis
Course Fee (INR)
A1
Beginner
18,000
A2
Elementary
18,000
B1
Intermediate
20,000
B2
Upper Intermediate
25,000
C1
Advanced
35,000
C2
Master or Proficient
50,000

Our Achievements

We, at Edubrix have successfully trained more than 1000 students with more than 90% success rate thus enabling students to qualify for overseas education and other professional endeavours.