THE COURSE contains 70 classes, each last 45 minutes. Ordinary Courses last 4 months (twice a week, for 90 minutes), while The Intensive last for 2 months (4 times a week, for 90 minutes each).

JUNIOR COURSES for students from first to fourth and fifth to eighth grade are held at four levels. There are 60 classes (the gatherings). Each last 60 minutes.

After completing the course, students can take The Examination and obtain An Endowment Kolarac Diploma. The examinations might be taken in The Regular Examination Periods, in September, January and June, as well as in An Emergency Examination Period, according to An Arrangement. All courses are both preparation for The Examination to graduate DELF/DALF/DILF, respectively, DELF PRIM and DELF JUNIOR for elementary and secondary schools.

TEXTBOOK: Alter ego 1 (modules 0 – 4), Hachette

GRAMMAR

Present Tense
Near Future Tense
Past Simple Tense
The Imperative
Negations, Statements and Questions
The Emphatic and Simple Forms
Pronouns on and en
The Possessive and Demonstrative Adjectives
Definite, Indefinite and Partitive Article
Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers
The Gender, Singular and Plural of Nouns and Adjectives

TOPICS

Greetings and Introductions
Basic Information about yourself and the others
Making Appointments
Days, Time, Months, Dates, Seasons of The Year
Food and Drink, Health ans Sport
Clothes and Shopping
Travelling and Holidays

At the end of The Starter Course, student should be able to:

Say hello and introduce himself/herself
Express basic information about himself/herself and the family
Talk about what he/she likes and dislikes
Ask questions and give answers
Talk about the weather, clothing, taste, food, drink, sports, entertainment and leisure
Phone Conversation
Fill in a Form (ex.in a hotel)
Write a short message

TEXTBOOK: Alter ego 1 (modules 5 – 9), Hachette

GRAMMAR:

Past Perfect Tense (passé composé)
Present Perfect Tense
Future Tense (future simple)
Verbs of aspects: commencer A, finir de Pass récent, progressif (être en train de)
Reflexive verbs
Direct and indirect object
Pronouns en , y
Interrogative pronouns for human beings and things
Comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs
Dependent sentences with conjunctions: parce que, quand

TOPICS:

Professional and Private life
Work and Leisure
Family Relationships
Meetings and Places of meetings
Traffic and Transport
Experiences and Events
Recollections
Tourism

AT THE END OF THIS COURSE IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE TRAINEE SHOULD BE ABLE TO :

Talk about their current, the future and the past activities
Describe the place of residence, the people around him (in the past and in the present)
Compare people, the things, size, quantity
Talk, enter into the conversation, ask, answer, apologize, thanks
Ask for and give the advice
Write a short message, a letter, a postcard

TEXTBOOK: Alter ego 2 (modules 1- 4), Hachette

GRAMMAR

Objective Case
Relative Pronouns (Simple and Compound)
Direct and Reported Questions
Sequence of Tenses
Subjunctive
Conditionals (Present & Past)
Conditionals (Real, Hypothetical & Unreal Past)
Demonstrative and Interrogative Pronouns

TOPICS

Media (Radio, TV, Press), Music
Acquantainces
Meetings
Housing
Pets
Life in The City or Town
Relationships Between Parents and Children
Work and its Importance in Our Lives
Travelling, Summer & Winter Vacations
Holidays, Celebrations

At the end of The Intermediate A2, student should be able in a more complex way to:

Offer and Give Information about oneself and the others
Accept or Refuse Entering Into Connection With Someone
Call Someone, Accept or Refuse Someone’s Call
Expose a Problem
Express Opinions and Explain It
Give and Receive Advice
Make Objection, Critisize

TEXTBOOK: Alter ego 2 (modules 5 – 9), Hachette

GRAMMAR

Use of The Subjunctive After Verbs of Thinking, Feeling, and Some Conjunctions
Possessive Pronouns
Adverbs and Places of Adverbs
Passive, Gerund
Present and Past Participle
Past Perfect Tense and its use
Use of Conditionals
Present and Past Infinitive
The Present Perfect Tense (passé simple)
Reported Speech
Concessive and Opposite Relative Clauses
Consequential and Causal Relative Clauses
Comparative Relative Clauses, Intentional Relative Clauses

TOPICS

Recreation, Adventures
Art, Film, Video, TV
Various Moods and Mental States
Opinion and Public Opinion Polling
Kitchen
Identity Documents
Autobiographical, Love and Crime Stories

At the end of The Intermediate B1.1, student should be able in a more complex way to:

Express your opinion and explain it
Appeal
Explain and Ask for an Explanation
Encourage Someone
Provide Advice and Propose Solutions
Recount his/her experiences in brief
Briefly Talks About Movies
Write Messages or Brief Letters

TEXTBOOK: Alter ego 3 (modules 1 – 4), Hachette

GRAMMAR

Rrelative pronouns qui, que, où, dont, Wh-Pronoun lequel
Use of Conditionals
Demonstrative Pronouns
Comparative and Superlative
Opposite Relative Clauses
Indefinite Pronouns and Adjectives
Subjunctive
Past Tenses (Passé Composé, Imparfait et Plus-que-parfait)
Time Relative Clauses
Causal and Consequential Relative Clauses
Gerund and Present Participle, Reported Speech
Concessive and Opposite Relative Clauses
The Future Antérieur
Negation, Conditional Sentences

TOPICS

Fashion and Style of Dress
Description of Personality Traits
Dwelling
Healthy Eating
Smoking
Work
Educational System
Recollections
Recreation and Hobbies
Travelling
Elections & Voting
Social Behavior
Media

At the end of The Upper-Intermediate B1.2, student should be able in a more complex way to:

Be informed about what is in his/her field of interest and give information orally
or by phone
Understand The Messages And Respond To Them
A Positive Or Negative Judgment About The Cultural Events
Tell a Historical Event
Take Personal Correspondence (Writing Letters, Greeting Cards For Various Occasions)

TEXTBOOK: Аlter ego 3 (modules 5 – 9), Hachette

GRAMMAR

Negation
Indefinite Pronouns, Wh-Pronouns
Determinants, Reported Speech
Future Tenses (futur simple, futur proche, futur antérieur)
Position of adjectives
The Past Tenses (passé composé, imparfait et plus-que-parfait)
Passive
Relative Pronouns (simple and compound)
Subjunctive
Use of the infinitive present and past
Concession and Opposition
Impersonal Constructions

TOPICS

Invite and Being Invited (marriage, birth)
Demands, Protests, Resentments
Integration
The French And Their Identity
France And Its Institutions
Environment
Media, Criticism – film, theater, music events
Cultural policy, Information And Surveys
The Past

At the end of The Upper-Intermediate B1, student should be able in a more complex way to:

Spontaneously take part in almost all discussions related to everyday life or sphere of one’s interests
Tell Their Dreams, Plans, Intentions
Tell the contents of a book or film and provides a critical review
Write text on topics that are close to him/her and describe his/her impressions in a personal letter

TEXTBOOK: Аlter ego 4 (modules 1 – 3), Hachette

GRAMMAR

Use of the Subjunctive after verbs of thinking, feeling
Use of the Subjunctive with impersonal verbs
Reported Speech and Sequence of Tenses
Words to express opposition, conclusion, justification
Causal Relative Clauses
Consequential Relative Clauses
Comparison
Passive and Passive Constructions
Coherence of the Text and the Coordinating Expressions
Argumentation

TOPICS

The Political System of France
Women in Management Positions
Superstition and Astrology
Llies
Emotions: Love, Fear, Sadness, Joy
Media
Criticism: Film, Theatre
Travel and Tourism
Means of Transport

At the end of The Upper-Intermediate Extended 1 B2.1, student should be able in a more complex way to:

Make Presentation orally and written on a number of topics within his/her interest in a clear and detailed way
Argue and explains them orally or in writing, commentary and criticism

TEXTBOOK: Аlter ego 4 (modules 4 – 6), Hachette

GRAMMAR

Use of Past Tenses in Narration
Time Clauses: anterioriority, simultaneity, posteriority
Past and Compound Participles, Sequence of the Past Participle
Past Participle, Gerund and Participle Adjective
Relative Pronouns
Proposals in front of geographical terms (states, cities, islands, etc.).
Personal Pronouns, COD, COI
Future Tenses
Intentional Relative Clauses
Conditionals

TOPICS

Art
History & Historical Events
Nutrition, Health, Aesthetic Surgery
Genetically Modified Food
New Technologies, Internet, etc.
Women and Employment
Immigration

At the end of The Upper-Intermediate Extended 2, student should be able in a more complex way to:

Exposed orally and in writing about the great range of topics in the sphere of interest in a clear and detailed way
Actively participate in the usual interviews with French native speakers
Write formal and informal texts (letters, essays, reports) in which explains the views

TEXTBOOK: Аlter ego 4 (modules 7 – 9), Hachette

GRAMMAR

All the essential grammar categories

TOPICS

The Social Values
The Political Life
The areas in France and social structure
The Geography
The folklore
Protecting The Environment
Linguistic registers
The New Technologies, internet, etc.
Mondialization

At the end of The Upper-Intermediate Extended 3 Course, the participants are expected to be able to:

Expose orally and in writing in a clear and detailed manner on a large range of topics in the sphere of their interests, but also on actual topics in society
Actively participate in discussions with French native speakers
Write formal and informal texts (letters, essays, reports) in which they explains their views

AUTHENTIC MATERIALS

GRAMMAR

Deepen The Knowledge Aquired In Previous Courses
Distinction Between The Linguistic Registers
Developing and Upgrading Sentences
Description and Narration
Use contextual, grammatical and lexical features for the expression of opinions
Moods & Intentions

TOPICS

Actual Events In France And Francophone Countries In Various Fields
Social Life
Professional and Academic Life
Sport
Art
Media
Science
New Technologies
Social Science

Meeting the Institutions of EU
meeting the terminology that is used in the texts about the EU and its documents
Professional Training for discussion about the topics regarding EU (e.g. Preparation for the status of full-membership of the EU, how do entering EU reflect the topics such as Economics, Education, Health System, Mobility of the Employees, etc).
Developing the four language skills: Listening Comprehension, Reading Comrehension, Writing and Speaking.
Extended and deepening of the Grammar and Lexical Competencies necessary for successful Oral and Written communication (e.g. Expressing your Opinion, Development of Argumentation, Giving Examples, Comparison, Disagreeing with Co-Speaker, etc.)

We use the textbook Oh, là, là collège adjusted in sense of themes that are practised, the choice of Vocabulary, Grammar Modules and audio material, as well as the teaching rhythm.

Anticipated terms comply with the obligations of students in the school, ie. schedules are appropriate for their age (we have two daily group terms and no late night terms). Schedule is adjusted to the school schedule, classes are never carried out during the holidays ie. in the days when children are not in school.

After completing the course you can take the exam for acquiring the Kolarac degree and you can take the exams for French diplomas recognized worldwide DELF PRIM and DELF JUNIOR.

THE PREPARATION FOR THE EXAMINATIONS DELF/DALF/DILF, DELF PRIM AND DELF JUNIOR

Preparations are organized at levels A1.1, A1, A2, B1, B2,C1 and C2 from the beginning of the school year till the Time for Taking The Examinations.

WHO AND HOW TO KEEP THE PREPARATIONS?

Preparations are being organized for students who already have the knowledge required for the level for the Examinations. They want to become familiar with the form of The Examination, Parts of the Examination and Evaluation criteria. Teacher provides students with all the necessary information as well as written material that will be useful and answer all their questions about the Exam.

In the second stage of the preparation the students do some Trial Test Examinations respecting the time limit. Students do some parts of the Examination for the homework, but they are required to act as if they are doing a real test: They do a task for a specified time, without the use of dictionaries, grammars and manuals or without any outside help.

A detailed programme of work will be made only when the teacher meet a whole group of students or individual classes, to be able to adapt to each segment-hour real needs of a given group or individual trainees. This means that in one group trainees might be given more attention to The Listening Comprehension, if the majority of students have difficulty in mastering the skill, while the second could no longer insist on Speaking, if the teacher considers it to be more necessary to the students.

WHO HOLDS THE PREPARATIONS?

Preparations are held by professors of The French Language of The Endowment Kolarac Foreign Language Centre, who are licensed Examiners of the DELF / DALF, whose levels are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). Since in our center and classes and exams are organized also in line with the ZEO, The Kolarac teachers are highly experienced and know well what is efficient both for learning and for graduation.

WHY ARE THESE PREPARATIONS USEFUL?

This type of preparation is very useful for several reasons. First of all, many of the candidates, especially the younger ones, will take The Examination for the first time or that will be the first French Language Exam. The stage of fear and stress of the Examinations will be significantly reduced if The Examination is not a surprise and a mystery. In addition, trainees cannot assess what they are capable of, for instance, within half an hour, how it is hard to do tests two hours without a break, type of concentration they might have, how long do they need to rewrite The Concept, to use only a ballpoint pen, they need some time to think, to prepare The Plan of their Text, do The Concept and write the Final Version of the Text, etc.. After such preparation, the trainees could recognize what they were asked. The teacher would give suggestions to overcome some difficulties not only related to The Examination, but also in relation to the learning and Use of The French Language, in general. Finally, some students simply want to check whether they are ready to be tested at a certain level, discover their strengths and weaknesses, which will allow the trainees to be more confident and relaxed. They take The Exam and need the concentration.