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EC Virtual French Conversation & Listening

This Virtual French course will help students to develop their listening and speaking skills through practicing a variety of different guided contexts and a variety of activities. Students will practice such skills as negotiating, persuading, expressing opinions and feelings along with many other skills. Listening for detail, identifying and understand tone and emotion

Included with every course:

  • Live classes available: 14:00, Montreal time (19:00 London) 
  • Lessons delivered by qualified, experienced French-speaking teachers 
  • 3 days of 90-min face-to-face virtual French classes  
  • Structured collaboration activities that take place outside class time 
  • Regular assessments based on CEFR level objectives  
  • FREE access to Microsoft Office for the duration of the course including Word, PowerPoint, and much more! 
  • Ability to upgrade and add one-to-one lessons 

Meet our teachers from around the world here

This course is suitable for students who

  • who want to develop communication skills in French
  • who want to add to their language portfolio for career or travel
  • who want to build or improve their French ability in all areas and skills
  • who cannot travel but are committed to learning

What can you expect on this course?

Why Choose EC Virtual?

1. Smaller Classrooms (10 students average) 
  • Allows for more intensive learning 
  • Increased time for teacher-to-student interaction 
  • Closer monitoring of speaking and listening 
  • More personalised feedback from the teacher 
2. Collaborative Sessions 
  • Students work freely and independently with each other, reflecting real life interactions and collaboration 
  • More time for student reflection and interaction 
  • Microsoft Teams allows students to message, video call and share documents 
  • In the collaborative assigned task the main interactions are among students 
3. Classroom Dynamics 
  • Whole-class activities with participation from all students 
  • Collaborating in a multi-cultural environment 
4. Curriculum 
  • Virtual classes will follow the same in-school EC curriculum 
5. Flexibility 
  • Classes are held 3 days per week from 9:00 am to 10:30 am to suit students’ availability 
  • Option to boost their French further by adding private classes 

What can you expect on this programme?

How does it work?

1. During class (90 minutes)
Small groups of 8-10 students from around the world collaborate via video call with their teacher on the lesson’s objectives They identify personal learning objectives and goals, discuss the questions and task(s), review any questions and set up the assigned task to be done after class.

2. After class: Assigned Task (Practice, Production and Reflection)

Students are asked to work on a writing or speaking post-class collaborative activity, which they may be required to upload on Teams and share with the class. The assigned task gives students extra practice with the language learned in the lesson. Online This task will help identify individual strengths and areas that need to be developed Follow-up discussion and feedback with their group and teacher will help students and teacher set new learning objectives.

Note: Reflection on learning and personal goal setting create a more personalised and intensive learning experience in an online setting.  

Sample Timetable:

Class Time Zones
Students can choose between their school’s local time zone or the following time table (in case the student is back in-country).

Please note that the clock changes in the UK in the last week of October and last week of March. This will impact the local time of lessons.

Student Testimonial

I enrolled in this program to learn French from home and believed that its virtual classes would be more intensive than other online options. Each week I notice improvement, especially in my oral communication (which is what I struggle with the most). I liked that each class gives homework that helps students independently reflect on and practice the material they just learned. It is also great how every class incorporates multiple activities, which focus on different aspects of the language. This helped me recognize what my strengths and weaknesses were. Throughout each class, my instructor would only communicate through the language I was learning. While this can seem daunting for newer learners, it proved to be a great way for me to challenge my own understanding of the language. My instructor was very kind and patient. I would recommend this program.

Jennifer Smitten from Ontario, Canada