French AS-A Level Exam Preparation

Book a French AS-A Level Exam Preparation in France at the ACCORD Paris French Language School

Time flies and in a flash it will be time for you to take your exams whether it be for your AS-Levels, A-Levels, Highers or university. Do you feel like you could do with some extra work brushing up your French language skills before exam day? Use your half term to visit ACCORD language school in Paris to freshen up your French, soak up the local culture and give yourself the edge.

French AS-A Level Exam Preparation

Speaking and listening struggles

Do you struggle to keep up when you hear a French person speaking? Or maybe reacting quickly whilst speaking is tricky for you. You’re not alone. Speaking and listening come a lot easier when you’re taken out of your comfort zone and placed in a situation where you’re completely surrounded by the language itself. And there’s no escape from French at ACCORD! You’re in Paris, the staff all speak French and even thought the students come from all over the world, the only language they can all communicate in is French. There’s no way you of escaping into your mother tongue. Your brain will be forced to start thinking in French and before you know it, you’ll be rattling away fluently and naturally when taking a French AS-A Level Exam Preparation.

Confidence boost

Are you someone who doesn’t enjoy exams and gets nervous beforehand? Again, you’re not alone. According to Ofqual, 16.4% of students described themselves as “highly test anxious” in a major student of 14-16 year olds. It’s not that you can’t do it; it’s that the anxiety makes you think you can’t do it. But you can… There’s nothing quite like a little confidence boost to make you realise that anything is possible and although it won’t clear your test anxiety, it should give you a little peace of mind before you go into your exam.

An AS-A Level Exam Preparation in France at ACCORD language school will give you the confidence that you can nail that oral exam and you can use the third person subjunctive like a pro! We can’t do anything about your nerves come exam day, but we can give you the confidence that you have the skills in French!

One-to-one requirements

Is there one specific area that you’re really struggling with in French? If you’re in a class of 30 students then it can be hard for the teacher to get around to addressing your individual issues, which means that one niggle can weigh on your mind. Knowing when to use “tu” and “vous” is a minefield, the subjunctive is a law unto itself, and conjugation can be hardcore.

At ACCORD language school, you can book one-to-one lessons with our French teachers so we can address anything that you’d like to work on, no matter how specific. You don’t have to book a full week of them, you could just take a couple of hours after your morning French lesson. Since it will just be you and the teacher, there will be no interruptions from other students. Your focus will just be on your specific subject. So put your mind at ease and put your French troubles behind you with a few one-to-one lessons at ACCORD!

ACCORD School in Paris offers French AS-A Level Exam preparation courses all year round. Just book a week or more to optimise the chance of getting the best marks for your French A Level.

AS and A Level Exam Preparation Courses

There are 3 options available (26 or 29 hours/week), so choose the one which would suit you best.

Once you have enrolled in the course, you will be sent a ‘Test de niveau’ and a questionnaire specifically about your exam needs. ACCORD’s teachers can include your needs in the afternoon lessons dedicated to exam preparation your specific requirements.

And you will be living in Paris, so when classes are finished you can explore the most beautiful city in the world whilst keeping practising your French. You can also stay with one of ACCORD’s fantastic host families, on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner every day). So you can live like a true Parisian in a family home whilst you are studying at the school.

And of course, you can come with your classmates and join the AS-A Level exam preparation course.

What are you waiting for? You’ll have such a great experience, and you are sure to make great progress and get top marks in your exam.

And if you need any other information before to book your course, don’t hesitate to contact us by email or using the online contact form.

The ACCORD French language school is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, nearby the Eiffel Tower.

ACCORD Language School: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 33 52 33

Since 2007 ACCORD has been awarded ‘Qualité FLE’, the French as a Foreign Language Quality Label, with the best and highest marks in all domains.

ACCORD Paris language school is recommended by the editorial staff of PARIS MOVE

The ACCORD School is rated 5 stars on Tripadvisor

French language school ACCORD is rated 5 stars on Travel Class

Intensive French in Paris – Learn French in France

Intensive French in Paris

To learn French in France, don’t hesitate and join an Intensive French in Paris program. Study French in France with ACCORD, a Private Institute of Higher Education and an accredited Qualité FLE French Language School.

Location: The program takes place in the heart of Paris, France, offering an authentic and immersive French experience. The ACCORD French Language School is located at walking distance of the Eiffel Tower and the famous Champs de Mars.
ACCORD Language School: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 33 52 33

Duration: An intensive program is typically lasting 4-8 weeks, designed to accelerate your French language skills, but you can enroll for just one week or two.

Flexibility: ACCORD Language School offers a wide choice of French intensive and semi-intensive French courses with flexible dates and durations. We are always available to advise you during your stay at ACCORD so you choose the lessons which suit you best.
Dowload the list of the courses proposed at ACCORD and the dates and prices.

Language Immersion: You’ll be surrounded by the French language daily, providing an ideal environment for language learning, especially if you also book a host family accommodation.

An Intensive French in Paris program also means:

Cultural Exposure: Paris is a global cultural hub, offering exposure to art, history, fashion, and cuisine.

Language Courses: You’ll receive daily language instruction, covering speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

Experienced Instructors: Our Intensive French in Paris programs are teached by skilled and native-speaking French instructors.

Nationality mix: You’ll meet students from various countries, providing a rich cultural exchange. At ACCORD we have no nationality over 12%. We welcome students of 40+ different countries!

Academic Credit: Our programs offer the possibility of earning academic credits.

Enjoy Paris: You’ll have the chance to explore Paris, visit famous historical sites, and practice your language skills in real-life settings.

Housing Options: Students often have the choice of living with Parisian host families or in apparthotels.

Conversation Partners: You might have opportunities to connect with native speakers for language exchange.

Networking: The Intensive French in Paris program can help you build international connections and friendships.

Resume Enhancement: Proficiency in a second language is an asset in many career fields.

Preparation for Further Studies: If you plan to study in France, our French language courses can help improve your language skills.

Exploration of French Culture: Beyond the language, you’ll gain a deep understanding of French culture and customs.

Travel Opportunities: Being in France, from Paris you can easily explore neighboring countries during weekends and breaks.

Life Experience: Studying in Paris offers a life-changing experience, fostering personal growth and independence.

ACCORD French Language School is registered as a Private Institute of Higher Education (n°588 at the Academy of Paris – Ministry of Education), accredited by the official “Qualité FLE” and is member of CAMPUS FRANCE and Souffle (professional organisation for French as a foreign language training centres).

ACCORD is rated 5 stars on Tripadvisor

Learn French in France with ACCORD Paris, the best way to improve your French language skills in the most beautiful city in the world!

To learn French in France, don’t hesitate and join an Intensive French in Paris program.
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French Language Courses for Au Pair

French Language Courses for Au Pair

An Au Pair stay is an excellent way to combine a language stay with a childcare activity by staying with a French family in Paris. It is a life experience that allows you to combine learning the French language, discovering French culture, and participating in the everyday life of a Parisian family.

ACCORD Language School offers to accompany you in your Au Pair experience with high quality French language courses for Au Pair in multinational classes of 14 students maximum (average is 10).

To help you enjoy and optimize your Au Pair stay in Paris, ACCORD offers afternoon courses of 6 and 9 hours per week, with the flexibility of always being able to add additional lessons according to your schedule and take 12 or 15 hours of French whenever you want. 

French Language Courses for Au Pair:

Course content depends on the lessons you choose as you can book a French course of 6, 9, 12 or 15 hours/week.

Discover the French language and the French culture within our afternoon classes and progress in your written and spoken French with one of our French Language Courses for Au Pair:

  • Oral Communication, 6 hours’ course: Monday and Friday afternoons
  • Grammar & Written French, 6h/week: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Grammar & Written French, 9h/week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Oral Communication + Grammar & Written French9h/week: Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons
  • Oral Communication + Grammar & Written French, 12h/week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons
  • Oral Communication + Grammar & Written French, 15h/week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons

Timetable:
from 14:00 to 17:00

Level of French:
From complete beginner to advanced. Level scale according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Duration:
from one month to one year.

Flexibility:
At any time during your stay at ACCORD you can decide to add one or more afternoon lessons for only a low fee. You can add these classes for one week only or a few weeks. Our Course Director will always be on hand to help you choose the lessons that best suit your needs.

French Language Courses for Au Pair Starting dates:
Any time if you’re not a complete beginner.
Starting dates for complete beginners can be downloaded from here.

Prices:
Download our 2024 prices and visit the web pages dedicated to these courses on our Learn French in France website.

Non-UE residents – Visa information:

The ACCORD pre-enrolment certificate is valid to apply for the first time to a student visa, when the Au Pair student is still in his/her home country. This pre-enrolment document can also be used to establish the Au Pair contract at the DIRECCTE (this has to be done by your host family).

What is the procedure to obtain a Visa as an Au Pair?
To come to Paris and follow one of our French Language Courses for Au Pair you must request your visa from the CAMPUS FRANCE office and the French Consulate in your country of origin or country of residence. You need to present our ACCORD pre-enrolment certificate confirming that you booked and will attending a French course as well as the placement agreement signed by the French/ Parisian family.

To request your ACCORD pre-enrolment certificate, you need to:

  • book your course online, using our secure server,
  • pay the deposit of 500 euro to get the ACCORD pre-enrolment certificate (a secure link will be sent to you for a payment by credit card, but you can also pay by Bank transfer),
  • send us by email copy of your passport,
  • and eventually all other information our Booking department will ask you for.

As soon as your booking is accepted, we will send you the pre-enrolment certificate by email as PDF document. It can also be sent by post, but the reception delay can be between one and four weeks, according to the country concerned. If you ask to receive it by courier, you will have to pay a 130 euro fee that you can pay by credit card (a secure internet link will be sent to you).

Very important:
When you submit your application to your CAMPUS FRANCE office, do not forget to specify that you have registered for a French course at ACCORD, an accredited “Qualité FLE” school member of CAMPUS FRANCE.

Contact Us:
Do you want to register your French Language Courses for Au Pair with ACCORD?
Our online registration process is very simple. Just click here.

And if you need any other information before to book your course, don’t hesitate to contact us by email or using the online contact form.

ACCORD Language School: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 33 52 33

ACCORD Paris language school is recommended by the editorial staff of PARIS MOVE

ACCORD is rated 5 stars on Tripadvisor

How to get to the ACCORD Tour Eiffel school:

  • by Métro (underground/subway)
    Nearest stations: La Motte-Picquet Grenelle (lines 6, 8 and 10) and Dupleix (line 6)
    Other stations: Ecole Militaire (line 8), Bir-Hakeim (line 6)
  • by Bus: line no. 86 (Champ de Mars), line no. 82 (bus stops: Champ de Mars – Suffren, and/or Général Detrie), line no. 42 (bus stop: Desaix and/or Champ de Mars – Suffren)

 

Introducing… the Louvre Museum

Introducing… the Louvre Museum

Welcome back to the latest in our Introducing series where we give you an insight into the French capital’s best-known landmarks if it’s your first time here plus some quirky facts if you’ve been here before. This time we’re introducing you to the Louvre, one of the biggest attractions in Paris and just half an hour on the metro from ACCORD Language School. Ready to explore?

Fast facts

Let’s review some facts that you’ve probably already heard before but just in case you haven’t… the Louvre is both the biggest and the most-visited museum in the world with 15,000 visitors in attendance at any given time. It was originally meant to be a fortress but was turned into a royal palace in the 16th century before becoming a museum in the late 18th century.
If you allocated 30 seconds to each and every item in the Louvre then it would take you 100 days to visit the entire museum (that’s not including breaks, meals or sleep!). It’s home to arguably the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa (we’ll come back to her later), and perhaps the most controversial architectural feature in recent history, the glass pyramid (which the Parisians hated when it first appeared). You can find out more about the history of France and Paris during your French language and culture lessons at ACCORD!

The Louvre Museum during World War II

During the Second World War, the Nazis looted homes and businesses for art all over France. The Louvre was emptied out and used as a storeroom to house all the stolen goods. What happened to all the art housed in the Louvre before the Nazi invasion? Well, Hitler’s army had already begun its systematic looting of artworks from homes and businesses in Germany so the museum’s director, Jacques Jaujard, thought it was only a matter of time before the same happened to his museum. He had 200 trucks carry nearly 2000 boxes of the Louvre’s treasures between August and December 1939, so that when the Nazi soldier’s reached the museums, they were met by empty frames. Despite the artworks having to be moved around several times to keep them out of enemy hands, miraculously none of the Louvre’s treasures were damaged or went missing!

The Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum

Everyone knows the Mona Lisa hangs in the Louvre, but did you know that she was once stolen? Long before security cameras and sensors, an Italian museum worker hid in a storage cupboard so he could stay inside the museum at the end of his shift. Once everyone had left the museum, he stuffed the painting into his jacket, spent the night in the Louvre and walked out the next morning with a masterpiece. The painting wasn’t as famous then as it is now so it took a day or two for people to notice it was missing and it made headlines around the world. Pablo Picasso was suspected of stealing the artwork until the culprit tried to sell it to an Italian art dealer who informed the authorities. The Mona Lisa was found safe and sound… and that’s why she’s so famous today! Depending on the overall level of the class, your teacher may well ask you to write a news article in French covering the great art heist at ACCORD Paris. Whilst we’re on the subject of the Mona Lisa, you may not realise that Da Vinci painted the artwork on two separate occasions so the one hanging in the Louvre may well be the copy he produced at a later date. Mind blown.

The Louvre Museum and its Urban Legends

The Louvre has a lot of history behind it so it’s no surprise that it has its fair share of urban legends that may or may not be true. First up is the 666 myth that there are 666 panes of glass in the glass pyramid (the locals really did not like it). Never fear, there’s no sign of the devil in the pyramid as any mathematician would tell you it wasn’t possible and there are actually 673 window panes. If you’re a fan of Dan Brown then you’ll know that The Da Vinci Code speculates that Mary Magdalene is buried under the inverted pyramid in the Louvre’s underground shopping centre. She probably isn’t but you’ll have fun spotting the people visiting the museum to try to see for themselves! Some visitors and museum workers believe that the corridors at the Louvre are haunted by a mummy called Belphegor. Then a ghost dressed in red has been seen on several occasions in the Tuileries Gardens surrounding the museum and has been described as “totally unthreatening”. Have you ever encountered a ghost at a museum? Share the story with your fellow French students at ACCORD Language School during your French class. Happy ghost hunting!

The Louvre, 75001, Paris, France
Hours & admission
Closed on Tuesdays
Free entry for under 18s
17 Euros per ticket for over 18s

You are looking for the Best French Courses in France? Select one of the Accredited French Language Courses proposed by a Qualité FLE school. Study French in France with ACCORD Language School in the beautiful capital, Paris. ACCORD is an accredited Qualité FLE Private Institute of High Education.

ACCORD Language School near the Eiffel Tower: Founded in 1988, the all year round French language school is located just a few minutes’ walk from the famous Eiffel Tower, the Champs de Mars, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Invalides (with the tomb of Napoleon the 1st), the Seine river and the Bateaux Parisiens, and opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadéro and its famous gardens and fountains.

The ACCORD Language School is recommended by the editorial staff of PARIS MOVE

ACCORD Language School is rated 5 stars on Tripadvisor

ACCORD Language School: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 33 52 33

 

15 reasons to learn French in Paris with ACCORD French Institute

15 reasons to learn French in Paris with ACCORD French Institute

Why 15 ?
Because the ACCORD French Institute is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, nearby the Eiffel Tower.
Address: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France

What better way to learn French than in Paris, the city of artists, French cuisine and fashion. Here are 15 very good reasons to come to France to study the language of Victor Hugo, Proust and Serge Gainsbourg at the ACCORD French Institute.

1. A French language school located in the heart of Paris, nearby the Eiffel Tower:
Located in the 15th arrondissement, a very popular and lively Parisian area, the ACCORD French Institute offers its students a peaceful and historic setting. After classes, students can either enjoy the atmosphere of the lively neighbourhood with its cafés, bistros, ‘boulangeries’ (bakeries) and typical restaurants or they can enjoy a walk on the Champs de Mars till the Eiffel Tower and the Seine river. Our recommendation? Don’t hesitate and select our partner, the Bateaux Parisiens, to make a boat cruise. You will discover Paris from the heart of the town, from the Seine river.

2. An accredited school, a guarantee of quality:
Since 2007 ACCORD French Institute has been awarded ‘Qualité FLE’, the French as a Foreign Language Quality Label, with the best and highest marks in all domains. ACCORD French language school is registered as Private Institute of Higher education and is member of CAMPUS FRANCE and SOUFFLE.FLE (professional organisation for French as a foreign language training centres).

3. Intensive French courses that prepare you for French exams:
ACCORD French Institute offers French programs that prepare you for French exams: TCF, DELF, DALF. All intensive courses are designed to prepare the DELF and the DALF exams as they contain all the pedagogical content requested to take both exams. If you want to prepare the DELF or the DALF exam in the best conditions, join the DELF afternoon lessons or the DALF afternoon lessons which are available each Tuesday and Wednesday.
Download the 2024 dates & prices

4. Variety of French courses:
ACCORD offers a wide range of French language courses to cater to different levels and needs, from beginners to advanced learners. You can choose your course from two semi-intensive courses of 15 hours/week, ten intensive courses (from 20 hours to 35 hours/week), three preparation courses for the DELF, DALF, A/AS level, ILC and Abitur exams, a Business French program in a mini-group and a legal French program also in a mini-group as well as courses proposed in partnership with IKI Paris Graduate School.
Download the 2024 dates & prices

5. Examination center approved by F.E.I. (France Education International):
ACCORD French Institute is an examination center for the TCF IRN, TCF TP, TCF Québec and TCF Canada.
The dates and prices of the TCF exams are available on the ExamensParis.fr website

6. A passionate teaching staff:
ACCORD Paris teaching method is based on a dynamic approach to teaching French, a high-quality teaching method recognised by many international partners, and a team of experienced teachers involved in creating their own teaching material and constantly updating ACCORD’s teaching method.

7. Over 35 years of experience:
Every year since 1988 ACCORD French Institute welcomes more than 1,800 students from over 40 different nationalities who come to learn French in Paris.
Great nationality mix in the ACCORD French school: no nationality over 12%.

8. A “boutique school” on a human scale:
Push the school door, enter the school and you will be welcomed as if you were in your second family. ACCORD Paris is a “boutique school” on a human scale. The classes have no more than 14 students per class (average is 10) which allows the teachers to have a real follow-up with all students, whatever their level of French. The administrative team at the reception area as well as the Head of studies are always there to listen to you, help you, advise you.

9. Flexibility:
ACCORD Language School offers a wide choice of French courses and programs with flexible dates and durations. The ACCORD staff is always available to advise you during your stay at ACCORD so you choose the lessons which suit you best.

10. An accommodation service to meet everyone’s needs:
To ensure the best possible accommodation service, ACCORD has selected aparthotels and host families which allow students to choose the accommodation they want, according to their budget.
Download the 2024 dates & prices

11. An immersive learning environment:
In Paris you will be constantly immersed in the language, providing an ideal setting for language acquisition. “Sorties pédagogiques” (Walking in Paris lessons) are regularly organised so that students are placed in an authentic environment, enabling them to practice what they have learnt in the classroom whilst exploring Paris and its culture, as well as getting a better understanding of living in Paris.

12. No hidden fees:
When you enrol for a course at the ACCORD French Institute, there are no teaching materials/ books to buy. Everything is included in the price of the course, including level testing on arrival, teaching material and end of course certificate.

13. A “Course Certificate” and an “End of Course Teaching Assessment”:
At the end of the course, you will be given a “Course Certificate” stating the number of hours of attendance, your initial level and the level you have reached.
On request, you can also receive an “End of Course Teaching Assessment”, which includes a detailed analysis of your competence in the French language. This assessment is available at a cost of 50 euros. It includes the predicted level, the level achieved as well as the levels reached in the 4 skills, a detailed description of your abilities and progress in the different areas: oral, written and socio-cultural plus general comments. This assessment can be used at university (to earn credits) or for professional purposes (training course validation, CV, etc.).

14. The “Diplôme de Langue et Culture Françaises”:
At the end of your course, if you like, you can pass the exam to get the official “Diplôme de Langue et Culture Françaises”, recognised by the Académie de Paris, for just a 50 euro fee.
A sample of the Diploma can be viewed here.

15. Immerse yourself in an international atmosphere and make friends with students from all over the world:
Each year we welcome more than 1,800 students from over 40 different nationalities. A mix of languages and cultures that will allow you to meet students whose goal is the same as you, to study French, and who will remain your friends for dozens and dozens of years. During your stay at ACCORD, visit Paris with your course mates, go for a drink with them in a Parisian bistro, go eat with them in one of the typically French restaurants located near the school… these will be great memories for all of you!

Learn French in Paris with ACCORD French Institute, the best way to improve your French language skills in the most beautiful city in the world!

The ACCORD Paris language school is recommended by the editorial staff of PARIS MOVE

ACCORD is rated 5 stars on Tripadvisor

ACCORD French Language School: 3bis rue Jean-Pierre Bloch, 75015 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 33 52 33