French

Come to Hello's French program and connect with over 200 million people in 43 countries around the world. Learning French will enhance your English grammar and vocabulary skills as approximately 45% of English vocabulary has French origins (according to the Education ministry of France ). So it should be easy, right? Enjoy learning French at Hello and discover a world of opportunities.


French Level 1 (DELF A 1):

Hello's Level 1 French course is designed to give students a strong foundation in the French Language and covers units 1 to 29 of Grammar Progressive du Français. Students learn the basic pronunciation of the French language and become familiar with the greetings, numbers, days of the week, as well as other day-to-day vocabulary. Upon completion of the course students will be able to ask simple questions like directions, prices and general information in present tense.

French Level 2 (DELF A 2):

The Level 2 French course reviews everything covered in Hello's Level 1 French course and goes on to cover units 30 to 43 of Grammaire Progressive du Français. Apart from a great deal of new vocabulary and irregular verbs, students will also learn general grammar like comparatives, superlatives and the near future tense. Students begin to follow dialogue, construct sentences and speak in broken French. For example they should be able to order food in a restaurant and make hotel reservations, etc.

French Level 3 (DELF B 1):

In Hello's Level 3 French course students briefly review everything covered in level 1 and 2 and then go on to learn perfect tenses (past & continuous) in chapters 44 to 60 of Grammaire Progressive du Français. Upon completion of this course students should be able to speak, understand and carry a very basic conversation. By this time they will be able to understand a great deal of French but will still have difficulty being understood.

French Level 4 (DELF B 2):

Hello 's Level 4 French course is the first level that focuses on vocabulary and getting students to speak. The book Vocabulaire Progressive du Français is used as the primary resource. Upon completion students will have the necessary skills to go on to the next level. They will be able to understand a great deal of French and have little difficulty being understood.

French Level 5 - (DELF A C1):

The French Level 5 course uses the book Grammaire Progressive du Français – Intermediaire as the main resource. It covers more complex grammar like conditionals, the subjunctive, Le Plus-que-parfait... Students at this level are able to understand French music and radio brodcasts and speak with little difficulty. After level 5 we recommend lots of review and practice through either private instruction or programs at one of Hello's institute in Dehradun.

Importance of French Language
Different regions in France may incorporate their old ancient languages with Celtic, Gaelic and even German influences. For example, in Alsace-Lorraine, the region which borders Germany, the accent and pronunciation has a decidedly German influence and in some instances may seem easier given the similarities between German and English.

1. It is not limited to one or two continents.
2. French is spoken in TWO of the G8 countries.
3. Paris hosts over 1,000 congresses annually - and a world record of international congresses
4. France has the world's greatest number of of Nobel Prize winners in literature. (12)
5. France is the world's major tourist destination.(60 millions visit France annually)
6. Paris is considered the capital of the world in terms of quality of life (Healey and Baker)
7. France is with Germany the main pillar in the EMU (European Monetary Union).
8. France is Europe's foremost investor abroad.
9. France ranks 4th in terms of world power and it does not have the debt problems facing many other major industrialized nations. (A positive sign for joint projects, business and scientific co-operation).
10. France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have the lowest rates of inflation in the European Union. This is an indicator of the health of these countries.
11. French is a major language of high-tech and business in the world. (Second language on the internet.)
12. In terms of number of words, French is the largest language after English.
13. France offers a range of generous scholarships to our graduate students.
14. French is the official language of post offices across the world.
15. French-speaking Africa represents an area larger than the U.S.A.
16. Le Courrier Australien, founded in 1892, is the oldest ethnic newspaper in Australia.
17. Trade with Australia in 1995 totaled the following (figures obtained from the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry):
18. Imports 6,3666, 000,000francs (the highest level recorded)
19. Exports 4,393,000,000francs (1 Australian dollar= 3.5 francs)
20. Megabucks for trade: In 1995 the United States did business/trade with the following countries in order of importance: 1. French-speaking countries; 2. Japan; 3. Spanish speaking countries.
21. Learning French can help you improve the interpersonal skills you bring to your international career.
22. A good knowledge of French enables you to fully enjoy at the movie theaters or on TV, the best films from the French-speaking world.
23. For those with the appropriate skills there are also possibilities for employment (building a career rather than keeping a job) in the following fields:
24. International business( what other kind of business is there in a global economy?)
25. International agencies.
26. The tourism and hospitality industries.
27. The diplomatic service.
28. French and /or French-speaking research institutes.
29. Teaching
30. Translating or interpreting.
The French language is widely spoken on all continents including Antarctica (Dumont d'Urville, Terre Adélie), on and under water (Cousteau Foundation & Comex), in space (Ariane Espace & Airbus), and in cyber space (French is the second most used language on the Internet).
French is actively used in cultural, literary, and scientific theories.