What is an Alliance Française ?
Founded in Paris in 1883, the Alliance Française was the first organisation to teach French around the world. Initial board members included the renowned scientist Louis Pasteur and the famous writer Jules Verne.
Very soon after its inception, local committees of the Alliance Française began to spring up all over the world.
What is the story of @AFcebu ?
The story begins with a conversation between Gérard Chesnel and Michel Lhuillier, two prominent French businessmen in the PhilippinesThe latter says how proud he is of his dual citizenship and shares his desire to bridge the gap between France and the Philippines, and give back to both countries. The Ambassador doesn't hesitate one moment, and tells Michel Lhuillier: "Give us an Alliance Francaise!"
And today, that request has been fulfilled!
The center was inaugurated in November 2007 by the French Ambassador, SEM Girard Chesnel. It was founded by Michel Lhuillier upon the request of the French Embassy and he is still the main sponsor.
What services does @AFcebu provide ?
2. A CULTURAL INSTITUTE
Alliance Française de Cebu aims to be a meeting point in between cultures.
What is our learning approach ?
What is the content o fthe specific kids classes ?
As scientific studies have proven, a child taught a second language before the age of 13 is likely to speak it like a native that’s why “Alliance Française de Cebu” offers to children from 4 special courses. More than just an introduction our tailor-made approach is built to give your child the capability to speak French as a native.
How long will it take me to learn French language ?
Why should I use CEFRL standards ?
It was put together by the Council of Europe as the main part of the project "Language Learning for European Citizenship" between 1989 and 1996. Its main aim is to provide a method of assessing and teaching which applies to all languages in Europe. In November 2001 a European Union Council Resolution recommended using the CEFR to set up systems of validation of language ability.
The six reference levels (see above) are becoming widely accepted as the standard for grading an individual's language proficiency. Nonetheless, existing examination boards have retained their own naming conventions, e.g. "Intermediate", which are, arguably, easier for them, and their students, to remember.
Should I reach a CEFRL level, how do I get certified ?
Anybody can take any of the 6 exams testing 6 different levels according to their level of proficiency. You do not have to take the exams in a chronological way. You can take as many exams as you want in one session.
The TEF (Test d’Évaluation de Français) is a test of general French which assesses the level of proficiency in French of francophones and non-francophones alike. It assesses the candidate’s proficiency in French using a 7 level scale based on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) and the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). The TEF is directed first at candidates whose native language is not French. It targets adults (+ 16 years old) wishing to assess their level of proficiency in French. It can be used for the purpose of academic studies, emigration to a French-speaking country, or for personal purposes. It is also recognised by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as proof of French language proficiency for people wishing to immigrate to Canada.
The Test d’Évaluation de Français adapté au Québec (TEFaq) is a test of general French which assesses the level of proficiency in French for oral comprehension and oral expression. It intended for adults wishing to assess their skills in French and can be used for the purpose of immigration to the province of Québec (application for the Certificat de Sélection du Québec). The Test d’Évaluation de Français adapté au Québec (TEFaq) is recognized by the Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities of Québec (MICC) for immigration applications.
Who are our teachers ?
Enamored with the French language and culture, the faculty members have degrees in higher learning and teaching French as a foreign language. They are accustomed to teaching adult-learners and kids from around the world, and their knowledge of numerous other languages enables them to work with and understand their student's linguistic difficulties, while helping them meet their goals and appealing to their diverse centers of interest.
Through their own on-going studies, the Alliance Francaise de Cebu teachers regularly hone their skills and constantly update their course materials.
What are the conditions of enrollment ?
Fees are not transferable, not refundable and payable in full amount only upon enrolment. Fees shall only be deferred if the request for deferment is made before the end of the 2nd week of classes.
Conditions: 90% if one defers before the start of the session 80% if within the 1st week of the session 50% if within the 2nd week of the session
NO DEFERMENT SHALL BE ALLOWED THEREAFTER.
Note: Late enrollees are subject to the same conditions. All requests for deferment must be submitted in writing.
What courses are offered ?
Alliance Française Cebu offers a wide range of French courses for all the public (children and adults) of all levels, and for companies and institutions (esoecially partnership with universities). We offer general French courses, specialized courses, introductory courses for great beginners, as well as preparation for the different exams and certifications (DELF/DALF/TEF/TEF CANADA).
FEEL FREE TO CHECK OUR COURSES PAGE, AS WELL AS OUR TIPS SECTION AND CONTACT US TO ENROLL FOR CLASSES OR REGISTER DIRECTLY IN THE FORM IN THE COURSES PAGE