We use textbooks for our courses A1, A2 and B1 and we would like to introduce one for our B2 classes.
Textbooks provide a framework for your French language studies and a clear learning path for your progression. Even if you are not intending to take an exam, we believe it is a useful resource as a textbook contains grammatical references and exercices relevant to your level and lots of audio and written documents to further your studies at home.
So far we have uses Version Originale 1 & 2, Totem 2 & 3 and Edito 1.
Teachers will usually add extra materials from the internet and also La Grammaire Progressive.
We changed the way we call our classes to give our students a point of reference that most language providers use across Europe. The levels of our courses A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 follow the Common European Frame of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Most textbooks and Delf/Dalf Diplomas are also designed along these levels.
Here is the learning path at Alliance Française-Devon, while studying part time, 2 hours a week:
Beginners A1 and Beginners Plus A1/A2 = 2 years of studies or 128 hours
Improvers A2 and Improvers Plus A2/B1 = 2 years of studies or 128 hours
Intermediate B1. 1 and Intermediate Plus B1.2 = 2 to 3 years of studies or 128 to 192 hours
Proficient B2 = 2 to 3 years of studies or 128 to 192 hours
Advanced C1 = 2 to 3 years of studies or 128 to 192 hours + self-study and a couple of month studying in France
Séverine Bares works in Exeter Monday to Thursday
Julien Morvillers is in Dartington on Tuesday and in Exeter on Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon.
Stéphanie Diby will start in September 2018 covering for Adeline’s C1 class on in Exeter Tuesday and Alain’s classes in Dartington on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
• Dartington classes are held in our own classroom in a building called Space on the beautiful Dartington Hall estate, a few miles from the centre of Totnes and a 5 min walk from the main car park opposite the archway.
• Exeter classes are mostly held in our own classroom on the 1st floor in Exeter community centre, a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Exeter and a 10 min walk from St David’s train station.
We do our best to keep your class going on the same day and time as it was last year. However we also need to make time for new beginners classes in our busy schedule. If you are unsure of which course to register in, please give us a call on 01803 864242 or email us.
Yes, please contact us so we can email you a paper brochure.
No, sorry. We believe that we should give our learners and teachers a sense of continuity. If you want lots of flexibility, we can offer one to one bespoke tuition. You may also speak to the Directrice to discuss possible agreement if you know you will be missing a chunk of classes.
Not very likely. We have opened classes with as little as two students when they agreed for us to reduce the length of the course. It has worked very well so far and learners were pleased with this compromise.
You may request a certificate of achievement but you can also register onto the DELF diplomas with Exeter University.
Up to a couple of hours a week but you can always do more if you wish. Please speak to the tutors if you think it is not possible for your to do the homework.