French Courses for Intermediates online with Gil

INTERMEDIATES

The Intermediate French Course with Gil is tailored for you if you already have studied French for at least 100 hours. In this Course, you will continue to practice and master the Indicative Tenses all together to mesmerize your audience with rich storytelling. The Architecture of French language will continue to be patiently constructed. And thanks to the intensive Intermediate’s vocabulary build up, you will extend your domain in French beyond your immediate environment. You may soon be able to travel alone with relative ease in a French speaking country.

HIGH INTERMEDIATES

You are already starting to feel comfortable in a French speaking environment and you can have decent conversations. You are also starting to captivate your audience with stories and you can express your opinions with explanations. You now need to conquer and express more complex ideas with more complex grammatical structures to reach fluency. With the High Intermediate Course, you will also train with Gil for street spoken French, slang, idioms and expressions with double meaning. You want to be at complete ease in a French speaking environment.

INTERMEDIATE ``à LA CARTE``

Your level may also be above the High Intermediate one, as you can have a fluent conversation in French. But you also feel the need to brush up your prior Intermediate and High Intermediate knowledge before moving on to the Advanced level C1. You need Intermediate French « à la carte » to revise French pronunciation, to consolidate the architecture of French Language or to systematize the verbs’ conjugation system.

Your Objectives with Gil as an Intermediate - B1

Be able to talk about your projects and past events. Master storytelling orally using the narrative tenses.

Understand others’ speeches on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, school, friends circle, etc.

Produce simple texts on topics that are familiar or of personal interest using the 6 major indicative tenses.

Read short stories of literature value written with narrative tenses, with the help of a dictionnary.

Continue to build up the architecture of French. Master pronominalization and depronominalization. Gain in Speed and Elegancy.

A relaxed, fun, but also studious atmosphere to learn French

Your program with Gil as an Intermediate - B1

Meet with Gil and get to know each other - 2 hour trial lesson - Offered when you follow the course

  • Meet your French teacher on Zoom application.
  • Explain your personal motivations to learn French.
  • Agree on a study plan.
  • Get a free tour of your classroom and its features (collaborative whiteboard, screen sharing, etc)
  • Collaborate to your first French lesson.
  • Agree on payment logistics.
  • Schedule your next French classes.
  • Get a coupon to have your Trial Lesson offered when you choose to follow the course

Checking of your Beginners' Courses Knowledge - 5 hours

Check with my teacher my knowlegde of previous Beginners’ levels and move on with my Intermediate’s Courses:

  • Check your pronunciation
  • Check the logic between the Indicative Tenses (Present, Compound past, Future, Imperfect, Pluperfect, Conditional Present)
  • Check the conjugations of these Indicative tenses
  • Check Gender and number of the Nouns
  • Check Gender and number of the Adjectives
  • Check any other area of French with Gil and get ready to move on.

Read a book in French written by a French writer

Choose a short book of literature, poetry or philosophy written in French by a French writer and read it at home all along the intermediate’s course.

  • Level-up the standard of your French by reading high quality content from a great French author of your choice.
  • Feel the difficulty or the easyness to read high quality content in French.
  • Spend time decoding and searching vocabulary and definition in the dictionary.
  • Spend time meditating the meaning of each sentence, each paragraph and each page to get the big picture of what the author had in his mind.
  • Ask your French teacher questions about the book, the meaning, the author, the vocabulary, etc., all along the intermediate’s course.
  • Feel proud to have finished one book written in French.
  • Make a presentation of the book and talk about it with Gil at the end of the course.

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Storytelling at the fireside - Continue to mesmerize your audience - Part 2 - 15 hours

Continue to learn how to tell rich stories orally and writtenly using the tenses of the past all together. (For part 1, see the French Course for High Beginners on the Beginners’ page of this website).

In this Section you will continue to learn :

  • The difference between the “World of the Discourse” and the “World of Stories”.
  • How symetrical these two worlds are.
  • How, because of this symetry, the conjugations of the Imperfect, the Pluperfect and the Conditional present are easy to remember.
  • The value of each one of these tenses and when to use them in your stories.
  • How to tell rich stories using all these past tenses together.
  • Practice by telling stories orally or writtenly.
  • Enrich your vocabulary in the fields of your interests.
  • Practice both tenses of the World of the Discourse and tenses of the World of Stories all together (6 major tenses to master and practice all together)
  • Become fluent and fluid using these tenses all together to mesmerize your audience with stories in French

Travel to France with Google View

Travel to France with Google View and speak French :

  • Choose a region of France you would like to travel to
  • Search for information about transportation to go to this French region
  • Learn how to book a hotel / room / apartment / house for rent from an agency or local resident
  • Find documentation in French about things to do in the region / read / Understand / Select
  • Book a restaurant dinner in a local restaurant
  • Visit the region with Google view and learn vocabulary to describe the region
  • Write a letter to a relative about your trip to France

The Conversationalist - Debate multiple and successive subjects - Conversation Flow - 5 hours

Improve your conversations skills.

  • Relax and pick a first subject to talk about with your teacher.
  • Express yourself freely and let the conversation flow by itself.
  • Let the conversation slide from one subject to another endlessly.
  • If the conversation stalls, no worries, Gil will move it forward.

Your professional life in French / Or subject of your choice - Expression / Vocabulary - 10 hours

Conquer your professional life in French. Learn how to :

  • Interact with your co-worker in French (role-play)
  • Make an oral report to your boss in French
  • Write a resumé of your competencies in French
  • Write a motivation letter in French
  • Prepare for an interview in French
  • Read job ads in French in your professional field
  • Create a Linkedin profile in French (or on any other app)
  • And much more if needed.

The Expression of Anteriority - 10 hours

Complete your logical schema of the indicative tense by learning :

  • The Anterior Future
  • The Conditional Past
  • The Double Compound Past
  • The Double Pluperfect
  • The Past Anterior

All based on the model of the Compound Past that you know already. Avoir or Être + past Participle.

  • Learn new Conjunctions of subordination to call for these tenses expressing the Anteriority : après que, aussitôt que, dès que, lorsque, quand.

World Politics in French / or subject of your choice - Expression / Vocabulary - 5 hours

Choose a political subject and express yourself about it :

  • Research documents to illustrate the subject of your choice
  • Present the documents and the cause your are defending
  • Explain the cause of the political problem
  • Envision and explain the solution to this political problem
  • Explain how to implement this solution
  • Express the cause
  • Express the goal
  • Learn how to organize your speech to convince your audience
  • Learn how to put emphasis in what you say in French
  • Express your engagement for a cause
  • Write a letter to an official figure for things to change
  • Communicate on the internet about the cause you are defending
  • Express your disappointments, hopes and wishes.

The Aesthetic of the French pronouns - The Architecture of French - Part 2 - 15 hours

  • Continue to patiently construct the Architecture of French with a clear and understandable schema.
  • Learn new sets of pronouns to alleviate your French
  • Learn how and when to use these pronouns
  • Practice.

The Conversationalist - Debate multiple successive subjects - Conversation Flow - 5 hours

Improve your conversations skills.

  • Relax and pick a first subject to talk about with Gil.
  • Express yourself freely and let the conversation flow by itself.
  • Let the conversation slide from one subject to another endlessly.
  • If the conversation stalls, no worries, Gil will move it forward.

Your Internet in French / or subject of your choice - Expression / Vocabulary - 10 hours

Learn how to use the internet in French and interact with the world in French

  • Write tweets, short posts on the Internet
  • Retweet other’s speeches and comment them
  • Express your point of view
  • Ask for someone’s advices
  • Express your surprise, indignation, anger, happyness and other viral emotions
  • Tell people a rumor
  • Analyse a Google search page in French – Use Google in French
  • Analyze a facebook page (snapchat, instagram, etc.) in French – Use Facebook in French
  • Tell a story that happened to you to people using the tenses of the Past on the Internet.
  • And much more..

Present the book you have read in Class

Present the book you have read in class :

  • Present the author
  • Present the period when the book was written
  • Present the story/ideas
  • Present the characters
  • Present the Universe of the book
  • Tell what you liked and what you disliked in the book/story/character/author
  • Convince a friend to read this book

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Take time to have a look at what has been accomplished - 5 hours offered for free for your course accomplishment

  • 5 hours offered to reward ourselves for the work that has been accomplished.
  • Relax and look back at your previous lessons quietly with Gil.
  • Think deeply at what you have learned.
  • Ask questions to your teacher about the previous lessons.
  • Practice grammar or vocabulary points again if necessary.
  • Test yourself about what you have learned.
  • Look forward to what will be accomplished in the near future.

Get ready for examination - Mock Exam level B1 - 5 hours

Have a B1 level mock exam before passing the real one :

  • Have your B1 mock exam under the condition of the real one (2 hours).
  • Correct your mock exam with Gil.
  • Evaluate yourself – Strength and Weaknesses.
  • Receive the evaluation of your teacher.
  • Analyse what could be done to reach excellency for the real exam.
  • Look at real past exam subjects for B1 level with Gil.

Your Objectives with Gil as a High Intermediate - B2

Speak with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes interaction with native speakers joyful

Understand with ease native speakers speaking on a wide range of subjects

Write clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects. Explain a viewpoint giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Read complex texts on concrete and abstract topics, including literature and technical discussions in field of specialization

Master complex sentence structures to express complex ideas using relative pronouns and conjonctions.

A relaxed, fun, but also studious atmosphere to learn French

Your program with Gil as a High Intermediate - B2

Meet with Gil and get to know each other

  • Meet Gil on Zoom application.
  • Explain your personal motivations to learn French.
  • Agree on a study plan.
  • Get a free tour of your classroom and its features (collaborative whiteboard, screen sharing, etc)
  • Collaborate to your first French lesson.
  • Agree on payment logistics.
  • Schedule your next French classes.
  • Get a coupon to have your Trial Lesson offered when you choose to follow the course

Travel to France - Expression / Vocabulary - Part 2 - 15 hours

Hitchike in France thanks to Google View and Google Sphere View.

  • Choose a French Region and travel through France on the roads and describe what you see,
  • Tell your emotions during traveling (exhaustion, excitement, boredom, etc.),
  • Visit beautiful French views with Google Sphere View 360° and tell your impression,
  • Simulate any kind of improvised action and interaction that could happen during your trip,
  • Learn more about the culture of small French village you visit,
  • Quick research on wikipédia and read the encyclopedia’s articles in French,
  • Read a map in French,
  • Search for The French Region food specialities and order them in a shop or a restaurant.
  • Talk about the History of the region and use the Past Tenses to tell a friend your prefered anecdote about the region
  • And much more.

Your mind is articulated in French - The logical connectors - Expression / Grammar - 10 hours

Logical Connectors are words or locutions establishing relationships of meaning (opposition, cause, consequence, etc.) between two propositions or between two pieces of ideas. They play a very important role in the organization of your speech, your writtings, and your mind.

In French, we can classify these logical connectors according to the relationship they express : addition, alternative, goal, cause, comparison, concession, conclusion, condition, supposition, consequence, classification, enumeration, explaination, illustration, justification, relation, opposition, restriction, time.

In this section of the course, you will learn :

  • Addition : et, de plus, puis, en outre, non seulement … mais encore, de surcroît, ainsi que, également, etc.
  • Alternative : ou, soit … soit, tantôt … tantôt, ou … ou, ou bien, seulement … mais encore, l’un … l’autre, d’un côté … de l’autre, d’une part… d’autre part, etc.
  • Classification / Enumeration : d’abord, tout d’abord, de prime abord, en premier lieu, premièrement, en deuxième lieu, en second lieu, deuxièmement, après, ensuite, de plus, quant à, en troisième lieu, puis, en dernier lieu, pour conclure, enfin, etc.
  • Explication : savoir, à savoir, c’est-à-dire, soit, etc.
  • Illustration : par exemple, comme ainsi, c’est ainsi que, c’est le cas de, notamment, entre autres, en particulier, à l’image de, comme l’illustre, comme le souligne, tel que, etc.
  • Liaison : alors, ainsi, aussi, d’ailleurs, en fait, en effet, de surcroît, de même, également, puis, ensuite, de plus, en outre, etc.
  • Time : quand, lorsque, avant que, après que, alors que, dès lors que, depuis que, tandis que, en même temps que, pendant que, au moment où, etc.

The Conversationalist - Debate multiple and successive subjects - Conversation Flow - 5 hours

Improve your conversations skills.

  • Relax and pick a first subject to talk about with your teacher.
  • Express yourself freely and let the conversation flow by itself.
  • Let the conversation slide from one subject to another endlessly.
  • If the conversation stalls, no worries, Gil will move it forward.

Relative pronouns - Complexify your ideas - 15 hours

Relative pronouns are of two types : simple and compound.

Simple Relative Pronouns :

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Compound Relative Pronouns :

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  • On emploie lequel, etc. après une préposition autre que de : sur, sous, avec, dans, pour, chez, par, etc.
  • On emploie duquel, etc. avec une locution prépositive : près de, loin de, à côté de, à l’intérieur de, etc.
  • On emploie auquel, etc. lorsque le verbe de la proposition relative est construit avec la préposition à.
  • * N’oubliez pas de contracter : à + lequel = auquel, à + lesquels = auxquels, à + lesquelles = auxquelles

Portrait of a Great Man/Woman / Or subject of your choice - Expression / Vocabulary - 10 hours

Choose a Great Man or A Great Woman that has marked and changed the life of Humankind.

  • Find pictures and describe the personality of my choice.
  • Research his/her life and tell it using the Past Tenses.
  • Learn comparatives and superlatives and use them to emphasize his/her grandiosity.
  • Tell the cause he/she was defending.
  • What were his/her struggles and obstacles to fullfill his/her mission?
  • Who helped him/her?
  • Who were his/her ennemies?
  • How did he/she won over them?
  • Talk about his/her death.
  • What is his/her legacy?
  • Talk about heroïsm in general?
  • And much more.

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The Conditional Mood - Expression / Complete Grammar lesson - 15 hours

The Conditional Mood expresses the probability that an event can occur under certain circumstances.

  • Learn the difference between the Conditional Present and the Conditional Past as tenses and the Conditional as a Mood.
  • Learn when and how to use the Conditional Mood
  • Learn when you can’t use the Conditional Mood.

Travel the world in French / Or subject of your choice - Expression / Vocabulary - 10 hours

Travel the world in French and give the world a French language :

  • Choose a Region in the world you’d like to go.
  • Prepare your trip by researching what to do in the region.
  • Convince a friend or a relative to go with you.
  • Choose a transportation to go there and simulate actions and interactions that could happen during your trip in French.
  • Reserve a room, a house, a hotel in French
  • Meet the locals in French
  • Spend time with the locals in French
  • Visit the region with Google View and Google Sphere View in French
  • Write a long letter or send a video of you speaking French to a relative to give news.
  • And much more.

The Subjunctive - Expression / Grammar - Part 1 - 15 hours

The Subjunctive mood is the same philosophical concept as the Infinitive Mood but … conjugated!

  • Understand how the philosophical concept of the Subjunctive is the same as the one of the Infinitive but conjugated.
  • Learn the historical concept behind it : The Christian, French and European Idealism of Infitiny. “At the beginning, there was the Verb.” The Bible.
  • Learn when to use the Subjunctive in subordinated propositions. Most often its use is commended by the verb of the principal proposition or the locution that introduces the subordinated : Je veux qu’on le tienne au courant.

The subjunctive used with subordinated conjunctives :

  • With the subordinated conjunctives, we systematically use the Subjunctive after the verb or the verbal locutions :
aimer
approuver
attendre
avoir envie
craindre
défendre
demander
déplorer
désirer
douter
s’étonner
exiger
faire attention
falloir
importer
interdire
ordonner
permettre
préférer
prendre garde
refuser
regretter
souhaiter
tenir à
vouloir
  • There can be an alternance between the Indicative Mode and the subjunctive Mode when we doubt, considering if the sentence is negative or not : Je ne doute pas qu’il a obtenu gain de cause. Je doute qu’il ait obtenu gain de cause.

After the Conjunctive locutions :

  • We systematically find the Subjunctive :
à condition que
à moins que
à supposer que
afin que
avant que
bien que
de crainte que
de façon que
de peur que
en admettant que
encore que
jusqu’à ce que
malgré que
non que
pour peu que
pour que
pourvu que
quoique
sans que
si tant est que
soit que… soit que…
  • Après que is normally followed by the indicative. Meanwhile, we find that the subjunctive is more and more frequently used. Probably because of the analogy with avant que. And not everybody accept this practice : Il est arrivé après qu’on l’a appelé (ou après qu’on l’ait appelé).
  • Learn the conjugations and the value of the Subjunctive present and the Past Subjunctive
  • Learn how to combine it with the Indicative Tenses and when to use the infinitive form instead of the subjunctive form. Je veux prendre / je veux que tu prennes.

The Conversationalist - Debate multiple and successive subjects - Conversation Flow - 5 hours

Improve your conversations skills.

  • Relax and pick a first subject to talk about with Gil.
  • Express yourself freely and let the conversation flow by itself.
  • Let the conversation slide from one subject to another endlessly.
  • If the conversation stalls, no worries, your teacher will move it forward.

Listen and understand songs in French / Or subject of your choice - Expression / Vocabulary - 5 hours

Ma Liberté par Georges Moustaki

Ma liberté
Longtemps je t’ai gardée
Comme une perle rare
Ma liberté
C’est toi qui m’a aidé
A larguer les amarres
Pour aller n’importe où
Pour aller jusqu’au bout
Des chemins de fortune
Pour cueillir en rêvant
Une rose des vents
Sur un rayon de lune

Ma liberté
Devant tes volontés
Mon âme était soumise
Ma liberté
Je t’avais tout donné
Ma dernière chemise
Et combien j’ai souffert
Pour pouvoir satisfaire
Toutes tes exigences
J’ai changé de pays
J’ai perdu mes amis
Pour gagner ta confiance

Ma liberté
Tu as su désarmer
Toutes Mes habitudes
Ma liberté
Toi qui m’a fait aimer
Même la solitude
Toi qui m’as fait sourire
Quand je voyais finir
Une belle aventure
Toi qui m’as protégé
Quand j’allais me cacher
Pour soigner mes blessures

Ma liberté
Pourtant je t’ai quittée
Une nuit de décembre
J’ai déserté
Les chemins écartés
Que nous suivions ensemble
Lorsque sans me méfier
Les pieds et poings liés
Je me suis laissé faire
Et je t’ai trahi pour
Une prison d’amour
Et sa belle geôlière

 

Take time to have a look at what has been accomplished

  • 5 hours offered to reward ourselves for the work that has been accomplished.
  • Relax and look back at your previous lessons quietly with Gil.
  • Think deeply at what you have learned.
  • Ask questions to your teacher about the previous lessons.
  • Practice grammar or vocabulary points again if necessary.
  • Test yourself about what you have learned.
  • Look forward to what will be accomplished in the near future.

Get ready for examination - Mock Exam level B2 - 6 hours

Have a B2 level mock exam before passing the real one :

  • Have your B2 mock exam under the condition of the real one (3 hours 30 min).
  • Correct your mock exam with Gil.
  • Evaluate yourself – Strength and Weaknesses.
  • Receive the evaluation of your teacher.
  • Analyse what could be done to reach excellency for the real exam.
  • Look at real past exam subjects for B2 level with Gil.
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Methods to learn French with Gil

The approaches

The Communicative and Action Oriented Approach is based on your most immediate and practical needs. It will help you to practice French as it is spoken in real life by French speakers. The inductive-deductive method will be also used to understand more difficult points of grammar through concrete and illustrating examples.

Learn from your mistakes

Mistakes are the best material to learn and progress quickly. They shade light on what has to be improved. They are of the most positive relevance to your apprenticeship and Gil will help you to take the greatest advantage of them when they will appear.

Full skills development

All the skills for speaking, listening, reading and writing previously ignited at the beginners’ levels will continue to be developed in order to bring students to a fluency level. Writing and reading have now equal primacy with listening and speaking.

2 hour meeting with Gil

Offered when you follow the Course

Gil Filiot - French teacher & School Founder of The Classic French Academy

Open to everyone with already a High Beginner or an Intermediate level B1, this first meeting will allow you to meet your French teacher online during two hours. You will be able to discuss with Gil your needs and goals with French, receive an assessment of your knowledge in French, collaborate to your first French lesson, and plan your long term French studies. Be simply welcome.

2 Hour Trial

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  • Meet with Gil online on Zoom

  • Evaluate your knowledge in French

  • Discuss your needs & goals with French

  • Plan your long term French Studies

  • Collaborate to your First French Lesson

  • Schedule your next French Lessons

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Gil Filiot - French Teacher & School Founder

Address : Avenue Général Longueville, 1 – 1150 – Bruxelles – Belgium
Personal Phone Number : +32 465 97 32 37
Email : info@theclassicfrenchacademy.com