Curriculum for French Language at Agape School of Education.

Agape School of Education follows The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

What is CEFR?
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

What is the CEFR?

The CEFR is a framework used to describe achievements and proficiency of learners of foreign languages. It was designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the development of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency. It is used across Europe but also in other continents and is now available in 39 languages.

The CEFR describes foreign language proficiency at six levels (A1 and A2, B1 and B2, C1 and C2) by specifying what learners at each stage are able to understand and express. The scheme makes it possible to compare tests and examinations across languages and national boundaries.

The CEFR defines levels of progress as follows:
A1 and A2: basic language skills
B1 and B2: independent use of language
C1 und C2: proficient use of language

At Agape School of Education, we concentrate on the students’ needs and aim to help them gain the extra marks and exceed their expectations.

We take on a coaching approach so students learn without being spoon-fed.

Our curriculum is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as it is the international standard. The six levels of this framework are outlined below.

CEFR Framework

Level Description
A1

·      Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.

·      Can introduce themselves and others, and can ask and answer questions about personal details.

·      Can interact in a simple way.

A2

·      Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to very basic topics.

·      Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information.

·      Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1

·      Can understand the main points of conversation on familiar everyday matters.

·      Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling.

·      Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.

·      Can describe and explain thoughts and ambitions.

B2

·      Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract familiar topics.

·      Can interact with native speakers with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.

·      Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects.

C1

·      Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.

·      Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously.

·      Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

·      Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects.

C2

·      Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.

·      Can coherently summarise information from different spoken and written sources.

·      Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning in even more complex situations.

CEFR FRAMEWORK

At Agape School of Education, we concentrate on the students’ needs and aim to help them gain the extra marks and exceed their expectations.