IFALPES has extensive experience in the teaching of French as a foreign language and favours a communicative approach so that its students learn to communicate effectively in concrete everyday situations.
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IFALPES promotes the learning of French through a communicative approach. In the classes, the teachers work on grammar, vocabulary and phonetics while giving students the opportunity to communicate in French, in everyday situations, both orally and in writing.
IFALPES also encourages an active and participatory approach. In the classroom, the student plays an active role and exchanges between students must be at the heart of learning. As a leader, the teacher’s role is to motivate and encourage people to speak out.
In addition, IFALPES recommends an objective-based approach. The teachers must organize their courses around linguistic and communicative objectives. They must set up evaluation procedures to ensure that the objectives are achieved and must plan, if necessary, revision activities. After being tested, each student is evaluated at the end of the week to measure progress.
In the IFALPES groups, many nationalities coexist. This diversity is a richness that teachers make the most of by working on exchanges between cultures.
Finally, IFALPES develops its progressions, programmes and assessment tools from the 6 levels of the CEFR (A1 – A2 – B1 – B1 – B2 – C1 – C2).