French for complete beginners



French for complete beginners

Day and Time : Tuesday from 10:45 to 12:15
Course duration : 10 weeks
Starting date : 7th May 2024
Format : Online

French for complete beginners




The following course has been tailored for “Amundi Ireland Limited”

Welcome to Languages Unlimited, your online / in-house language training provider.

We are now taking bookings for upcoming 15-hour (10 weeks) online language courses in French for a Complete Beginners’ course, a follow-up A1.2/A2.1 Preliminary Level course, a follow-up B1.2 Intermediate Level course (Business French) and a new Advanced C1/C2 Business French course.

All courses will start on the week of the 6th May 2024.

Note that:

– If you need clarifications about the levels, please contact us at or consult the CEFR level chart.

– If you are not sure about your level, contact us to organise a free telephone assessment.

– The Intermediate and Advanced Level courses will focus on French for business (see course descriptions) and individual needs analyses will be carried out prior to the course for us to design the most appropriate course content.

You can book a group course (3 to 8 trainees) for €200.00.

Amundi offers its staff a full refund of the cost of these courses once completed, provided that you have an attendance of at least 50%. All you have to do is to provide the invoice you will automatically receive when your language course has been booked and paid for.

After this 15-hour module, you will have the opportunity to renew it at a later stage this year so that you can continue your studies.

Finally, thank you for connecting your camera when you have a lesson as it is very difficult for trainers to teach a language to “invisible” students. We really appreciate your efforts on this.

Enjoy your language course with us!

Renaud Puyou, Director

This course is addressed to students who have never learnt French or only very briefly some time ago and need a refresher foundation course.

Learning objectives

To develop all the language skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar and to be able to communicate at a basic level in the French language on completion of the course.


The following topics will be covered in the French for beginners’ course:

  • Greetings
  • Directions
  • Food & Drink
  • Shopping
  • Time
  • Professions
  • Family and Friends
  • Age
  • Days and Dates

Course Objectives

This is a summary of the objectives for this course. 

Sociolinguistic Appropriateness

To be able to establish basic social contact by using the simplest everyday polite forms of greetings, farewells, introductions, saying please, thank you, sorry etc.

Listening Comprehension (LC)

To be able to follow speech that is very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses for him/her to assimilate meaning.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

To be able to understand very short, simple texts a single phrase at a time, picking up familiar names, words and basic phrases and rereading as required.

Spoken Interaction (SI)

To be able to interact in a simple way but communication is totally dependent on repetition at a slower rate of speech, rephrasing and repair.

Spoken Production (SP)

To be able to produce simple mainly isolated phrases about people and places.

Written Interaction (WI)

To be able to ask for or pass on personal details in written form.

Written Production (WP)

To be able to write simple phrases and sentences about themselves and imaginary people, where they live and what they do.


There is currently no dates scheduled for this course.
If you are interested in this course please fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as we are scheduling a course.

    About the trainer: 

    Claire Issartel

    Claire started teaching French part-time in Dublin five years ago to help teenagers to prepare for their French exams (Leaving Cert and Junior Cert) as well as University students, preparing them for oral exams, proof-reading essays…

    She has been teaching French full-time since 2020, to groups and on a one-to-one basis (both online and in person) at all levels and ages with several Dublin language schools.

    Claire has also experience in teaching children in French camps during holidays and in afterschool.

    Claire holds an Art Performing and Film Studies degree from the University of Lorraine in Metz in France and a M.Phil in Film Studies from Trinity College Dublin. She is currently preparing for the DAEFLE with CNED and the Alliance Française.