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Campus:
HELP CAT

Level of Study:
Certificate

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Centre for General Subjects and Language

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About this course

French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did languages such as Italian,Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Catalan and others. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d’oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was alsoinfluenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France’s past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as “Francophone” in both English and French.

French is an official language in 29 countries, most of which are members of la francophonie, the community of French-speaking countries. It is spoken as a first language (in descending order of the highest number) in France, the Canadian province of Quebec, the region of Wallonia in Belgium, western Switzerland, Monaco, certain parts of Canada and the United States, and by various communities elsewhere. As of 2015, 40% of the francophone population (including L2 and partial speakers) is in Europe, 35% in sub-Saharan Africa, 15% in North Africa and the Middle East, 8% in the Americas, and 1% in Asia and Oceania.

French is the fourth most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union. 1/5 of non-Francophone Europeans speak French. As a result of French and Belgian colonialism from the 17th and 18th century onward, French was introduced to new territories in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Most second-language speakers reside in Francophone Africa, in particular Gabon, Algeria, Mauritius, Senegal and Ivory Coast. In 2015, French was estimated to have 77 to 110 million native speakers, and 190 million secondary speakers. Approximately 270 million people are able to speak the language. According to a demographic projection led by the Université Laval and the Réseau Démographie de l’Agence universitaire de la francophonie, total French speakers will number approximately 500 million people in 2025 and 650 million people by 2050. The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie estimates 700 million by 2050, 80% of whom will be in Africa.

French has a long history as an international language of commerce, diplomacy, literature, and scientific standards and is an official language of many international organisations including the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, theWTO, the International Olympic Committee, and the ICRC. In 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked French the third most useful language for business, after English and Standard Mandarin Chinese.

FRENCH SHORT COURSES INTAKE 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELE SYLLABUS/ RECOGNIZED WORLDWIDE/ TEACHING QUALITY GUARANTEED

At HELPCAT, we provide French courses which align with the syllabus for the preparation of DELF Exam. Moreover, all our French lecturers are academically qualified, therefore our teaching quality is guaranteed.

We hope that you will enjoy the French study experience with us!


 

A LEVEL GROUP– BASIC USER
LEVEL A1 (BREAKTHROUGH OR BEGINNER)
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

LEVEL A2 (WAYSTAGE OR ELEMENTARY)
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


B LEVEL GROUP – INDEPENDENT USER
LEVEL B1 (THRESHOLD OR INTERMEDIATE)
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
LEVEL B2 (VANTAGE OR UPPER INTERMEDIATE )
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.


C LEVEL GROUP – PROFICIENT USER
LEVEL C1 (EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY OR ADVANCED)
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
LEVEL C2 (MASTERY OR PROFICIENCY)
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

FIRST SEMESTER (PLEASE REGISTER BY 6 JANUARY 2016)
Class Day
January 14, 21
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
French Level A1.1
9:30am – 12:30pm


SECOND SEMESTER (PLEASE REGISTER BY 1 APRIL 2017)
Class Day
April 15, 22
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
French Level A1.1
9:30am – 12:30pm
French Level A1.2
9:30am – 12:30pm


THIRD SEMESTER (PLEASE REGISTER BY 1 JULY 2017)
Class Day
July 15, 22, 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep 9, 23, 30
French Level A1.1
9:30am – 12:30pm
French Level A1.2
9:30am – 12:30pm
French Level A2.1
9:30am – 12:30pm


FORTH SEMESTER (PLEASE REGISTER BY 23 SEPTEMBER 2017)
Class Day
Oct 7, 10, 21, 28
Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
Dec 9, 16
French Level A1.1
2:00pm – 5:00pm
French Level A1.2
9:30am – 12:30pm
French Level A2.1
9:30am – 12:30pm
French Level A2.2
9:30am – 12:30pm


 

IMPORTANT
For each level, the class will only be started if there is at least 4 students in the class.

If there is not enough students for a semester in which you register, your fees paid will be brought forward to one semester if the class has at least 4 students, and you will be able to start attending the class. If the level you prefer to study does not have 4 students for two semester, your fees paid will be refunded to you.

Once you register, we presume that you accept this term and condition.


 

VENUE
All class will be conducted at HELP College of Arts and Technology

WAZE: HELP College of Arts and Technology

Address: Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

The Diplôme d’études en langue française (English: Diploma in French Studies), or DELF for short, is a certification of French-language abilities for non-native speakers of French administered by the International Centre for French Studies (Centre international d’études pédagogiques, or CIEP) for France’s Ministry of Education.It is composed of four independent diplomas corresponding to the first four levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1, A2, B1 and B2. Above this level, the “Proficient User” divisions are certified by the DALF.

The examinations are available in three varieties: “DELF Prim” which is for Primary school students (only available at A1 level), “DELF Junior et Scolaire” which is aimed at secondary-school aged students and “DELF Tous Publics” which is aimed at adults.

Each variety is worth exactly the same and results in the awarding of the same diploma, but the material is varied to ensure that it is appropriate for the target cohort. DELF certificates are valid for life and do not expire.

Each DELF / DALF exam corresponds to the following hours of teaching :

 
DELE EXAM WORKSHOP

Inquiry on DELF Exam Preparation Workshop: language.inquiry@helpcat.edu.my

You will have to pay the (A) Lecture Fees & Material Fees (compulsory), (B) Textbooks (compulsory, according to level).

FEES (COMPULSORY) + TEXTBOOKS (COMPULSORY)
  • French Level A1.1
    Lecture Fees (RM) (+GST) : 636
    Material Fees (RM) (+GST) : 10.60
    Alter Ego 1 – Livre de l’élève + CD audio Alter Ego 1 – Cahier d’activités (RM) (+GST) : 153.70

  • French Level A1.2
    Lecture Fees (RM) (+GST) : 636
    Material Fees (RM) (+GST) : 10.60
  • French Level A2.1
    Lecture Fees (RM) (+GST) : 636
    Material Fees (RM) (+GST) : 10.60Alter Ego 2 – Livre de l’élève + CD audio Alter Ego 2 – Cahier d’activités (RM) (+GST) : 153.70

  • French Level A2.2
    Lecture Fees (RM) (+GST) : 636Material Fees (RM) (+GST) : 10.60
 
PAYMENT BY HAND AT HELP CAT

You can only pay the fees by cash or cheque (payable to: HELP COLLEGE OF ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY SDN BHD) upon registration in HELP College of Arts and Technology, level 6, Registry (open from Mondays to Fridays 9am to 5.30pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm).

WAZE: HELP College of Arts and Technology

Address: Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur,

 
ONLINE PAYMENT

To register online, you just have to bank in the fee (CIMB Bank Berhad- account no.:8000379321), scan and send by email (language.inquiry@helpcat.edu.my). Registration will not be completed until payment is settled.

Please download and fill in the registration form attached in the Image above.

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2017 French Class Schedule

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