French Course for High Beginner

A2 Level – Online & in Brussels Course

45 hours of French Lessons

Learn the basics of French language with the A2 Course for High Beginner

French Course for High Beginner

About the tutor

Gil Filiot    

Certified DAEFLE Teacher with 8 years of experience teaching adults and kids

Teaches French language

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Speaks English C2, Spanish B1, French Native

Experience 8 years

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Course Details

Level A2 - High Beginner

This French Course is open for High Beginner with French

Fall Sessions : All along the year

This course is open to registration all along the year

Online & in Brussels Course

You will follow this course online &/or in Brussels with Gil

One-on-One Lessons

The French lessons are given in One-on-One lessons with Gil

Course Objectives & Outcomes – The Basics (A2 level)

In a simple manner, at the end of the course, you will be able to :

Present yourself in French

– You will be able to present yourself in French (age, nationality, address, profession, hobbies, etc.).
– You will understand people when they present themselves, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.

Speak about you and your family

– You will be able to speak about your family (name, age, occupation, family relations, etc.).
– You will be able to portray the members of your family (physical & personality descriptions).
– You will be able to write a simple postal card or email to your family to greet them and give news.
– You will be able to understand people speaking about their families, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themeselves.

Speak about your profession

– You will be able to speak about your profession in a simple manner.
– You will be able to speak about your company and coworkers in a simple manner.
– You will be able to ask people about their profession.
– You will understand people when they speak about their profession, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.

Speak about your hobbies & passions

– You will be able to speak about your hobbies and passions in a simple manner.
– You will be able to ask people about their hobbies and passions.
– You will understand people when they speak about their hobbies and passions, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.

Interact with people in restaurants, shops, streets

– You will be able to order in a restaurant.
– You willl understand the most usual words on a menu.
– You will understand the typical questions in a shop (prices, colors, sizes, etc.), on the condition that people speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.
– You will be able to answer the typical questions in a shop (prices, colors, sizes, etc.).
– You will be able to interact with people in the streets in a very simple manner (saying hello, leading a very simple conversation to present yourself and ask people to present themselves)

Interact with people in transports, be at ease with directions

– You will be able to ask your way and give directions in the streets, the subway, the transports, etc.
– You will be able to understand short instructions, if they are given slowly and with clarity.
– You will be able to understand a short invitation letter with directional instructions.
– You will be able to write short messages to give your location to someone (“I am at the hairdresser, near the cinema…”).

Interact with people on social media, by phone & email
  • You will be able to have very simple conversations on the phone with people, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.
  • You will be able to read & write short and simple emails.
  • You will be able to read & write short and simple text messages.
  • You will be able to read & write short and simple posts on social media.
Interact with people at work, school

– You will be able to have very simple conversations with coworkers, boss, classmates or teachers, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.
– You will be able to read and write short emails from coworkers, boss, classmates or teachers.

Speak about your future projects, holidays, career

– You will be able to speak about your future projects in French, like planned holidays, planned professional career or simply what you will do tomorrow.
– You will be able to understand people when they speak about their future projects, on the condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.

Speak about your past, personal background

– You will be able to speak about your past and tell people about the past events of your life.
– You will be able to understand people when they speak about their past, on the condition that they speak slowly and that they be willing to repeat themselves. .

Tell very simple stories using the past tenses

Human beings tell stories all the time to express themselves. At the end of the course :

– You will be able to tell very simple stories using the past tenses of French language (compound past, imperfect, pluperfect, conditional present all together).
– You will be able to understand people telling stories, on the condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.

Grammar Objectives – The Basics (A2 level)

At the end of the course, you will master :

French pronunciation

You will start this course by learning and reviewing the pronunciation of French language. We will spend time learning how to position your mouth to pronounce each sound of French. At the end of the course, you will be able to recognize, distinguish and pronounce each sound of French language.

The present tense

The present tense is the most irregular tense of French language. We learn it first. At the end of this course, you will master the conjugations of the Present tense as well as the infinitive forms of the verbs.

The basic structures of French

You will understand and master the basic structures of French language. We will also have had a look at the global structure of French language, so that from the very beginning you know what the global architecture of French language looks like.

The determiners

The determiners are these little words that you put in front of the nouns (le, la, les, un, une, des, etc.). They take the gender and the number of the nouns and they help to identify the nouns. At the end of the course, you will understand and master their usage.

The nouns

The nouns designate the things populating the world. In French, they have a gender and a number. At the end of the course, you will understand and master their usage.

The adjectives

The adjectives precise the quality of the things (the nouns) populating the world. They take the gender and the number of the nouns. At the end of the course, you will understand and master their usage.

The future simple

The future simple is one of the easiest tense to learn in French language. Mastering it will allow you to speak about your future projects, like planned holidays, planned professional career or what you will do tomorrow.

The compound past

The Compound past is the second most difficult tense after the present tense. We use it to tell accomplished actions with no duration. You will learn to use it in combination with the other tenses of the indicative mood, like the imperfect, the present tense and the pluperfect.

The imperfect

The imperfect is also called the “present of the past”. We use it to tell past actions that had a duration. We also use it to describe an atmosphere and to tell past habits. At the end of this course, you will master it and be able to use it in combination with the compound past, the pluperfect and the conditional present.

The pluperfect

The pluperfect is also called the “past of the past” or “the past of the imperfect”. We use it to tell action that occured in the past before another past action. At the end of this course, you will master it and be able to use it in combination with the imperfect, the compound past and the conditional present.

The conditional present

The conditional present is also called “the future of the past”. It is used to tell past actions that occured after another past action. At the end of this course, you will master it and be able to use it in combination with the imperfect, the compound past and the pluperfect.

What Gil’s students say

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to have studied French before taking this course?

Yes. To follow this course for High beginner A2 level, you should master the basics of the complete beginner A1 level. At the beginning of the course, we will review your knowledge of Fench pronunciation, the present tense and your ability to have very simple conversations in French. If necessary, we will revise the basics and consolidate them before moving on with the A2 level course.

Do I need to buy materials to take this course?

You don’t need to buy materials to take this course. I will provide the materials (books for beginner, texts, etc.) for your learning of French language. However, I also encourage you to search for content in French that appeals to your personal taste and expose yourself to it in your daily life. This can be music in French, movies, documentaries, etc. Being proactive is key when learning a language.

How long is this course?

This course is generally 45 hours long. This number of hours is based on the average time my students took to complete the A2 level. But some students take less time to master this content. While some others take more time. It depends on many factors. Your investment at home and your consistency with the course will have a great impact on your learning.

Do you offer hyper intensive training ?

Yes, depending on my availabilities, I do offer hyper intensive training. We can cover this whole 45 hour course in 1 or 2 weeks, 1 month, if you are ready to work. Contact me if you are in the urgency to learn (for work or university, for example).

Do I need to download a software to learn French with you?

Yes, if you don’t have it already installed on your computer, you will need to download Zoom video conferencing software to learn French with me online. When you make your very first reservation, you will receive, with the welcoming email, a link to our Zoom meeting room. You will be able to download Zoom from this link in 1 click and get ready for your first class.

At which moment of the day can I take my French lessons ?

You can take your French lessons online from 8am to 10pm (Brussels time-zone), from Monday to Saturday included. You can take morning, afternoon and evening French lessons. We will always discuss your schedule in advance.

What about the schedule? Is it flexible?

Yes, the schedule is flexible. I do my best to adapt to your professional and personal life. We always discuss your French lessons’ schedule in advance to best suit our respective availabilities. I also ask that, if you need to reschedule a lesson, it be done at least 24h in advance.

What happens when I buy a package?

When you buy a package, it becomes available in your student area. When you schedule your French lessons, the package scheduler automatically gets your timezone from your browser, so no need to worry about the time-zone conversion.

What if I need to reschedule a class ?

No problem, you can reschedule your lessons from your student area or you can drop me an email. I will reschedule the lesson for you from the admin side. I simply ask that you change your appointments at least 24h in advance.

Do you offer French lessons face to face in Brussels?

Yes, I do offer French lessons face to face in Brussels. If you live in Brussels or plan to do so, you are welcome to come study French at my place in the historical center of the city, one street away from the Grand Place. We will work on my blackboard with a tea or a coffee to share. Contact me if you want to learn French face to face in Brussels.

Can I take this course both online and face to face?

Yes. If you leave in Brussels and want to alternate between face to face and online learning because you might be away from the city, this is possible. Simply discuss with me about it and we will find the solution that suits best your needs.

Do you offer discounts?

I offer different packages of French lessons ranging from 5 to 45 hours or up on demand. With each package, come hours of French lessons offered for free, because I know you will like it. For more info about the prices, click the “buy package” button on this page. You can also visit the pricing page or simply contact me.

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About the tutor

Gil Filiot

French Native

Certified DAEFLE Teacher with 8 years of experience teaching adults and kids

Teaches French language

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Speaks English C2, Spanish B1, French Native

Experience 8 years

4 lessons booked the last 48 hours

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How lesson booking works ?

Instant booking

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Select your timezone and the time for your first lesson. The timings will be displayed in your local timezone.

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Course Details

Level A2 - High Beginner

This French Course is open for High Beginner with French

Fall Sessions : All along the year

This course is open to registration all along the year

Online & in Brussels Course

You will follow this course online &/or in Brussels with Gil

One-on-One Lessons

The French lessons are given in One-on-One lessons with Gil

Course Objectives & Outcomes – The Basics (A2 level)

In a simple manner, at the end of the course, you will be able to :

Present yourself in French

– You will be able to present yourself in French (age, nationality, address, profession, hobbies, etc.).
– You will understand people when they present themselves, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.

Speak about you and your family

– You will be able to speak about your family (name, age, occupation, family relations, etc.).
– You will be able to portray the members of your family (physical & personality descriptions).
– You will be able to write a simple postal card or email to your family to greet them and give news.
– You will be able to understand people speaking about their families, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themeselves.

Speak about your profession

– You will be able to speak about your profession in a simple manner.
– You will be able to speak about your company and coworkers in a simple manner.
– You will be able to ask people about their profession.
– You will understand people when they speak about their profession, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.

Speak about your hobbies & passions

– You will be able to speak about your hobbies and passions in a simple manner.
– You will be able to ask people about their hobbies and passions.
– You will understand people when they speak about their hobbies and passions, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.

Interact with people in restaurants, shops, streets

– You will be able to order in a restaurant.
– You willl understand the most usual words on a menu.
– You will understand the typical questions in a shop (prices, colors, sizes, etc.), on the condition that people speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.
– You will be able to answer the typical questions in a shop (prices, colors, sizes, etc.).
– You will be able to interact with people in the streets in a very simple manner (saying hello, leading a very simple conversation to present yourself and ask people to present themselves)

Interact with people in transports, be at ease with directions

– You will be able to ask your way and give directions in the streets, the subway, the transports, etc.
– You will be able to understand short instructions, if they are given slowly and with clarity.
– You will be able to understand a short invitation letter with directional instructions.
– You will be able to write short messages to give your location to someone (“I am at the hairdresser, near the cinema…”).

Interact with people on social media, by phone & email
  • You will be able to have very simple conversations on the phone with people, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.
  • You will be able to read & write short and simple emails.
  • You will be able to read & write short and simple text messages.
  • You will be able to read & write short and simple posts on social media.
Interact with people at work, school

– You will be able to have very simple conversations with coworkers, boss, classmates or teachers, on condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.
– You will be able to read and write short emails from coworkers, boss, classmates or teachers.

Speak about your future projects, holidays, career

– You will be able to speak about your future projects in French, like planned holidays, planned professional career or simply what you will do tomorrow.
– You will be able to understand people when they speak about their future projects, on the condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.

Speak about your past, personal background

– You will be able to speak about your past and tell people about the past events of your life.
– You will be able to understand people when they speak about their past, on the condition that they speak slowly and that they be willing to repeat themselves. .

Tell very simple stories using the past tenses

Human beings tell stories all the time to express themselves. At the end of the course :

– You will be able to tell very simple stories using the past tenses of French language (compound past, imperfect, pluperfect, conditional present all together).
– You will be able to understand people telling stories, on the condition that they speak slowly and be willing to repeat themselves.

Grammar Objectives – The Basics (A2 level)

At the end of the course, you will master :

French pronunciation

You will start this course by learning and reviewing the pronunciation of French language. We will spend time learning how to position your mouth to pronounce each sound of French. At the end of the course, you will be able to recognize, distinguish and pronounce each sound of French language.

The present tense

The present tense is the most irregular tense of French language. We learn it first. At the end of this course, you will master the conjugations of the Present tense as well as the infinitive forms of the verbs.

The basic structures of French

You will understand and master the basic structures of French language. We will also have had a look at the global structure of French language, so that from the very beginning you know what the global architecture of French language looks like.

The determiners

The determiners are these little words that you put in front of the nouns (le, la, les, un, une, des, etc.). They take the gender and the number of the nouns and they help to identify the nouns. At the end of the course, you will understand and master their usage.

The nouns

The nouns designate the things populating the world. In French, they have a gender and a number. At the end of the course, you will understand and master their usage.

The adjectives

The adjectives precise the quality of the things (the nouns) populating the world. They take the gender and the number of the nouns. At the end of the course, you will understand and master their usage.

The future simple

The future simple is one of the easiest tense to learn in French language. Mastering it will allow you to speak about your future projects, like planned holidays, planned professional career or what you will do tomorrow.

The compound past

The Compound past is the second most difficult tense after the present tense. We use it to tell accomplished actions with no duration. You will learn to use it in combination with the other tenses of the indicative mood, like the imperfect, the present tense and the pluperfect.

The imperfect

The imperfect is also called the “present of the past”. We use it to tell past actions that had a duration. We also use it to describe an atmosphere and to tell past habits. At the end of this course, you will master it and be able to use it in combination with the compound past, the pluperfect and the conditional present.

The pluperfect

The pluperfect is also called the “past of the past” or “the past of the imperfect”. We use it to tell action that occured in the past before another past action. At the end of this course, you will master it and be able to use it in combination with the imperfect, the compound past and the conditional present.

The conditional present

The conditional present is also called “the future of the past”. It is used to tell past actions that occured after another past action. At the end of this course, you will master it and be able to use it in combination with the imperfect, the compound past and the pluperfect.

What Gil’s students say

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to have studied French before taking this course?

Yes. To follow this course for High beginner A2 level, you should master the basics of the complete beginner A1 level. At the beginning of the course, we will review your knowledge of Fench pronunciation, the present tense and your ability to have very simple conversations in French. If necessary, we will revise the basics and consolidate them before moving on with the A2 level course.

Do I need to buy materials to take this course?

You don’t need to buy materials to take this course. I will provide the materials (books for beginner, texts, etc.) for your learning of French language. However, I also encourage you to search for content in French that appeals to your personal taste and expose yourself to it in your daily life. This can be music in French, movies, documentaries, etc. Being proactive is key when learning a language.

How long is this course?

This course is generally 45 hours long. This number of hours is based on the average time my students took to complete the A2 level. But some students take less time to master this content. While some others take more time. It depends on many factors. Your investment at home and your consistency with the course will have a great impact on your learning.

Do you offer hyper intensive training ?

Yes, depending on my availabilities, I do offer hyper intensive training. We can cover this whole 45 hour course in 1 or 2 weeks, 1 month, if you are ready to work. Contact me if you are in the urgency to learn (for work or university, for example).

Do I need to download a software to learn French with you?

Yes, if you don’t have it already installed on your computer, you will need to download Zoom video conferencing software to learn French with me online. When you make your very first reservation, you will receive, with the welcoming email, a link to our Zoom meeting room. You will be able to download Zoom from this link in 1 click and get ready for your first class.

At which moment of the day can I take my French lessons ?

You can take your French lessons online from 8am to 10pm (Brussels time-zone), from Monday to Saturday included. You can take morning, afternoon and evening French lessons. We will always discuss your schedule in advance.

What about the schedule? Is it flexible?

Yes, the schedule is flexible. I do my best to adapt to your professional and personal life. We always discuss your French lessons’ schedule in advance to best suit our respective availabilities. I also ask that, if you need to reschedule a lesson, it be done at least 24h in advance.

What happens when I buy a package?

When you buy a package, it becomes available in your student area. When you schedule your French lessons, the package scheduler automatically gets your timezone from your browser, so no need to worry about the time-zone conversion.

What if I need to reschedule a class ?

No problem, you can reschedule your lessons from your student area or you can drop me an email. I will reschedule the lesson for you from the admin side. I simply ask that you change your appointments at least 24h in advance.

Do you offer French lessons face to face in Brussels?

Yes, I do offer French lessons face to face in Brussels. If you live in Brussels or plan to do so, you are welcome to come study French at my place in the historical center of the city, one street away from the Grand Place. We will work on my blackboard with a tea or a coffee to share. Contact me if you want to learn French face to face in Brussels.

Can I take this course both online and face to face?

Yes. If you leave in Brussels and want to alternate between face to face and online learning because you might be away from the city, this is possible. Simply discuss with me about it and we will find the solution that suits best your needs.

Do you offer discounts?

I offer different packages of French lessons ranging from 5 to 45 hours or up on demand. With each package, come hours of French lessons offered for free, because I know you will like it. For more info about the prices, click the “buy package” button on this page. You can also visit the pricing page or simply contact me.