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Introduction to the ILI French Department

The ILI French Department was established in 1980. This Department started its activities with general and elementary audio-visual classes in 5 levels, and gradually expanded the scope of its activities with various courses employing state-of-the-art methodologies. Currently, the French language is taught in 20 educational levels from basic to advanced levels in Tehran (the branches include Vesal, Shahid Beheshti, Jam, Shahrak-e Qods, Tehranpars, Meshkat, Sa’adat Abad, Niavaran, Hijab) and other cities including Mashhad, Esfahan, Tabriz, Shiraz, Ahvaz, Yazd, Gorgan, and Karaj.

 

French Courses for Children

The ILI French Department for Children is comprised of 10 educational terms for children ranged in age from 7 to 10, which are referred to as EN1 – EN10 (Niveau Enfant). Considering children’s cognitive abilities at these levels, the French language is taught through games and poems.

 

Educational and Supplementary Materials

-          Caramel Series, Vols. I & II, for EN1 to EN9 Levels

-          Cahier de devoir, prepared by the ILI language experts at the French Department for the above levels.

-          Oh là là! Series plus and the related pamphlet especially prepared by the ILI French Department for learners’ transition to the young adults’ classes.

 

Placement

Children familiar with the French language will be assigned appropriate levels by taking an oral placement test.

 

Evaluation

At all educational levels, the final grade consists of 40% final exam and 60% class activities.

 

Registration

In order to register, applicants in the age range of 7 to 10 can either visit the ILI website (www.ILI.ir), or visit one of the ILI branches mentioned below. Those applicants familiar with the French language will be evaluated by the French language experts on the specified date, and can finalize their registration after getting the results of their placement test. Other applicants can visit the ILI website and make their registration for the first level.

 

Course Description and Number of Sessions

-          Regular courses: classes are held two days a week (total number of 21 90-minute sessions)

-          Duration of courses: 2.5 months. Classes are held based on the one of the following schedules:

o   Saturdays and Wednesdays,

o   Sundays and Tuesdays, or

o   Mondays and Thursdays.

 

ILI Branches Offering French Classes for Children

Niavaran Branch (Children and Young Adults)

Address: ILI Bldg., Nivaran Park, Pasdaran St., Tehran, Iran

Tel.: +98 21 43 33 28 22

 

Hijab Branch (Children and Young Adults)

Address: ILI Bldg., No. 275, Jamalzadeh St., Fatemi St., Tehran, Iran

Tel.: +98 21 8000 42 66

 

Sa'adat Abad Branch (Children only)

Address: No. 34, Ghare Tappe (25th) St., Sa'adat Abad, Tehran, Iran

Tel.: +98 21 88 68 9400-1

 

French Courses for Young Adults

Currently there are 12 educational terms in the ILI French Department for Young Adults referred to as JN1 – JN12 (Junior Viveau). The materials in these courses have been developed with consideration to young adults' needs.

 

Educational and Supplementary Materials

Oh là là! Series, Vols. I, II & III, designed for levels JN1 to JN12.

 

Placement

Young adults familiar with the French language, or those who have previously studied in the ILI Children's Department and had to be transferred to Young Adults' Department due to age limit, will be given an oral placement test and assigned appropriate levels

 

Evaluation

At all educational levels, the final grade consists of 40% final exam and 60% class activities.

 

Registration

In order to register, applicants in the age range of 10 to 13 can either visit the ILI website (www.ILI.ir), or visit one of the ILI branches mentioned below. Those applicants familiar with the French language will be evaluated by ILI French language experts on the specified date, and can finalize their registration after getting the results of the placement test. The rest of applicants can visit the ILI website and make their registration for the first level.

 

Course Description and Number of Sessions

-          Regular courses: classes are held two days a week (a total number of 21 90-minute sessions)

-          Duration of courses: 2.5 months. Classes are held based on the one of the following schedules:

o   Saturdays and Wednesdays,

o   Sundays and Tuesdays, or

o   Mondays and Thursdays.

 

The ILI French Branches for Young Adults

Niavaran Branch (Children and Young Adults)

Address: ILI Bldg., Niavaran Park, Pasdaran St., Tehran, Iran

Tel.: +98 21 43 33 28 22

 

Hijab Branch (Children and Young Adults)

Address: ILI Bldg., No. 275, Jamalzadeh St., Fatemi St., Tehran, Iran

Tel.: +98 21 8000 42 66

French Courses for Adults

Educational and Supplementary Materials:

-          Alter Ego+1 Series for A1 and A2 Levels

-          Reflects Series for Intermediate Levels NIP and NIS (Considering the recent changes in the methodology of French Department, these books will soon be replaced by the new series)

-          Nouvel Édito Series for Advanced Levels NA1, NA2, NA3, and NA4

-          Littérama XXe for 20th Century Literature courses (Module 1 – Module 2)

-          Expression Orale and Compréhension Orale for ECO conversation courses

 

Educational Levels

There are three Elementary levels, taught using Alter Ego+1 Series, referred to as:

A1.1, A1.2, A1.3

Materials for the above classes are in compliance with CECRL Common European Framework A1 level specification (a detailed description of this framework is provided in the following sections).

The subsequent levels are taught using Reflect Series which, as mentioned before, is to be replaced with a new series in near future. The following tables contain information on these levels including their abbreviated names:

Elementary Courses (2nd)

Level

Abbreviated Name

Niveau Élémentaire Secondaire

 

Elementary Level 2

NES1 - NES2 - NES3 - NES4

 

Intermediate Courses

Level

Abbreviated Name

Niveau Intermédiaire Primaire

Intermediate Level 1

NIP1 - NIP2 - NIP3

Niveau Intermédiaire Secondaire

Intermediate Level 2

NIS1 - NIS2 - NIS3

 

Advanced Courses

Level

Abbreviated Name

Niveau Avancé

Advanced Levels

NA1 - NA2 - NA3 - NA4

 

Conversation Courses (ECO)

Conversation courses have been designed for learners at A2, B1, and B2 levels. These courses intend to improve language learners' listening and speaking abilities.

 

20th Century French Literature Courses (M1 – M2)

French literature in the 20th century (Nouvel) is taught in these levels. Different ways of giving speeches is also part of course specification at these levels. The Littérama XXe Series is used as the main coursebook.

 

Placement

Applicants familiar with the French language can take a placement test. Placement tests consist of a written as well as an oral test, and applicants are placed in the appropriate level based on their writing and speaking abilities.

 

Evaluation

At the end of each level, a multiple-choice test is given which comprises 40% of the total mark, and the other 60% percent is allocated to class activities and final oral and written evaluations.

The pass mark is a minimum of 70 out of the total mark of 100 provided that the mark received on the final written test be 60 or above out of 100.

 

Course Description and Number of Sessions

-          Regular courses: classes are held two days a week (3.5 hrs.) for 2.5 months (a total number of 21 sessions)

-          Classes are held based on the one of the following schedules:

o   Saturdays and Wednesdays,

o   Sundays and Tuesdays, or

o   Mondays and Thursdays.

Intensive Courses

The classes are held two days a week either from 8:00 – 12:00 a.m. or 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

One-day-a-week/Special Courses

The classes are held in one 4-hour session one day a week, either on Mondays or on Thursdays based on one the following schedules:

-          8:00 – 12:00 a.m.

-          2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

-          4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Special Courses

The ILI French Department has devised special courses to be implemented in near future. Among them are preparation courses for DELF and DALF international exams at different levels and for different age groups (including children, young adults, and adults).

 

ILI Branches:

Tehran

(For male learners only): Jam Branch

(For female learners only): Shahid Beheshti, Vesal, Meshkat, Shahra-e Qods, and Tehranpars Branches

 

ILI Branches in Other Cities of Iran:

Esfahan, Ahvaz, Tabriz, Shiraz, Mashhad, Karaj, Yazd, Gorgan

 

Introduction to CECRL

A1

a.       Listening

I can understand familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases used about me, my family and concrete surrounding provided that the other person talks clearly and slowly.

 

b.      Reading

I can understand familiar words and names as well as simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.

 

c.       Spoken Interaction

I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.

 

d.      Spoken Production

I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.

 

e.       Writing

I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.

A2

a.       Listening

I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

 

b.      Reading

I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short simple personal letters

 

c.       Spoken Interaction

I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can’t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself.

 

d.      Spoken Production

I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job.

 

e.       Writing

I can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate need. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.

B1

a.       Listening

I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. I can understand the main point of many radio or TV programs on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.

 

b.      Reading

I can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job- related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

 

c.       Spoken Interaction

I can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. I can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).

 

d.      Spoken Production

I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes and ambitions.  I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions.

 

e.       Writing

I can write simple, connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.

B2

a.       Listening

I can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programs. I can understand the majority of films in standard dialect.

 

b.      Reading

I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose.

 

c.       Spoken Interaction

I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views.

 

d.      Spoken Production

I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

 

e.       Writing

I can write clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.

C1

a.       Listening

I can understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signaled explicitly. I can understand television programs and films without too much effort.

 

b.      Reading

I can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. I can understand specialized articles and longer technical instructions, even when they do not relate to my field.

 

c.       Spoken Interaction

I can express myself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. I can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes. I can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate my contribution skilfully to those of other speakers.

 

d.      Spoken Production

I can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.

 

e.       Writing

I can express myself in clear, well- structured texts, expressing points of view at some length. I can write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues. I can select style appropriate to the reader in mind.

C2

a.       Listening

I have no difficulty understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided I have some time to get familiar with the accent.

 

b.      Reading

I can read with ease virtually all forms of the written language, including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialized articles and literary works.

 

c.       Spoken Interaction

I can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. I can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. If I do have a problem, I can backtrack and restructure around the difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of it.

 

d.      Spoken Production

I can present a clear, smoothly flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points.

 

e.       Writing

I can write clear, smoothly flowing texts in an appropriate style. I can write complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points. I can write summaries and reviews of professional or literary works.

 

 

DELF and DALF Examinations

These exams have been developed at six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) in compliance with Common European Framework (CECRL), and are administered for different age groups of adults, young adults and children separately.

The certificates awarded for taking these exams are approved by France’s Ministry of Education, and are considered to be among the most credible certificates for registering in French universities, job applications etc.

DELF and DALF exams have been administered by the ILI in Iran since 1992, and are currently administered by the ILI in four cities in Iran: Esfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, and Mashhad.