French for students at level A1



Course for level A1

Day and Time : Thursday from 13:00 to 14:30
Course duration : 10 weeks
Starting date : 9th May 2024
Format : Online

French for students at level A1




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 those who have followed a Preliminary course this year or who are at level A1.1 and wish to consolidate their level or progress towards level A1.2/A2. It is generally suitable for students who studied French up to the Leaving Cert more than 10 years ago. Students should already be able to introduce themselves, give or understand directions, ask simple questions, handle numbers and go shopping.

Course Objectives

This is a summary of the objectives for this level.  A comprehensive list can be found in the Common European Framework of Reference.  The objectives describe what a participant should be able to do in the language at the end of this course.

Sociolinguistic Appropriateness

  • To be able to handle very short social exchanges, using everyday polite forms of greeting and address. To be able to make and respond to invitations, apologies etc

Listening Comprehension (LC)

  • To be able to understand phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) provided speech is clearly and slowly articulated.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

  • To be able to understand short, simple texts containing the highest frequency vocabulary, including a proportion of shared international vocabulary items.

Spoken Interaction (SI)

  • To be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters to do with work and free time. 

Spoken Production (SP)

  • To be able to give a simple description or presentation of people, living or working conditions, daily routines. Likes/dislikes etc. as a short series of simple phrases and sentences linked into a list.
  • To be able to describe his/her family, living conditions, educational background, present or most recent job.
  • To be able to give a short, rehearsed, basic presentation on a familiar subject.
  • To be able to answer straightforward follow up questions if he/she can as for repetition and if some help with the formulation of his reply is possible.

Written Interaction (WI)

  • To be able to write short, simple formulaic notes relating to matters in areas of immediate need.
  • To be able to write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate need.

Written Production (WP)

  • To be able to write a series of simple phrases and sentences linked with simple connectors like “and”, “but” and “because”.

Examples of situations covered:

  • Booking a plane ticket and flying;
  • Buying a train ticket and travelling by train;
  • Booking a hotel and checking in; 
  • Booking a table – Eating and drinking out –  Choosing & ordering; 
  • Renting a car;
  • Asking for and understanding directions;
  • Going shopping – Paying;
  • Going to the bank;
  • Complaining and apologising;
  • Arranging to meet;
  • Telephoning – Leaving / Taking a message. 


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:

    Maëlle Boudet

    Maëlle has been teaching French full time for the last 6 years. She’s had a large variety of teaching experiences, in public and private schools, with adolescents and adults, individual and collective classes, online and face-to-face. She obtained a Master in “languages didactics” from the famous University Grenoble Alpes in France, specially designed to train teachers of French as a second language. Having previously worked and studied in a large variety of countries (Lebanon, India, Greece, Ireland, France and Tunisia) and sectors of activities (Tourism, Law, International NGOs…), she has specialised in teaching French on professional purposes to adults willing to advance in their carriers by improving their skills in French. She now lives in Tunisia where she has been working for the French Institute and the French Alliance of Tunis before working independently, designing language training programmes mostly for executives in the private sector and to the diplomatic community based in Tunis.