Learn French

French lessons for everyone

You are not French-speaking and you want to learn French or improve your skills. Our French courses are open to you: regardless of your age (16 to 99), your nationality, your gender, your level, your place of residence. NATIF offers face-to-face, online or mixed FLE (French as a Foreign Language) courses and literacy workshops. Our courses are taught by qualified, experienced and native speakers. Depending on your level and on your choice of training, you can learn French entirely from the comfort of your home or in a classroom in the Gers, Auch, Marciac, Lupiac… The timelots will be indicated to you once the training course has been defined.

Learn with Natif

Learning French takes on its full meaning when you want to socialize, find a job or be able to fill out administrative papers, for example. Taking courses with NATIF will allow you to acquire the keys to living in France and integrating to your local community. Indeed, our lessons are centered on everyday French, the language of communication. You will acquire the necessary tools and cultural codes to successfully socialize and interact in all daily situations: in a store, with friends, at the doctor, in a meeting…

When we arrived in France, I was afraid to talk to everyone and I was ashamed that I couldn’t speak French. (…) Now, I like to talk with my neighbors (…), I now have the confidence to try.

Kate

Each learning journey begins in September and ends in June. A full year of training with NATIF corresponds to 68 hours of learning, but our training is permanent entry and exit. You can therefore start, for example, during the year.

Another strong point of our training is that you will always be placed within a group of your level (from literacy to FLE C1). Learning French is a gradual process. Step by step, you will acquire essential tools for expressing and understanding French. For example, a beginner trainee (A1) in FLE will know at the end of the training how to introduce themselves and/or their family while an advanced trainee (C1) will learn to participate in a debate or understand broadcasts dealing with social issues.

Discover the proposed levels

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Literacy : Learning to read and write.

  • Acquire the movement of writing.

  • Master the alphabet.

  • Read and recognize the different writing styles (handwritten-printed-upper case-lower case).

  • Recognize and write numbers and numbers in letters.

Infra A1 : improve reading and writing skills.

  • Interact in situations of communication about oneself and one’s daily habits.

  • Acquire the basic structures of French (affirmative, negative, interrogative forms, gender, etc.).

  • Identify the grammatical elements of the sentence (subject, verb, complement).

  • Identify verbs in the usual tenses of the indicative.

A1 : discovering French.

The trainee will be able to understand and use familiar and everyday expressions as well as very simple statements aimed at meeting concrete needs. They can introduce themselves or someone and ask a person questions about them (place of residence, relationships, what belongs to them …). They can answer the same type of questions and communicate in a simple way if the interlocutor speaks slowly and clearly and is cooperative.

Tasks or activities :

  • Introduce yourself
  • Introduce someone
  • Talk about their daily activities
  • Organize an outing
  • Register for a leisure activity…

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A2 : aiming for the basics of the language.

The trainee will be able to understand isolated sentences and frequently used expressions in relation to areas of the daily environment (personal or family information, shopping, work). They will be able to communicate during simple and usual tasks requiring only a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common topics. They will be able to describe with simple means their training, their immediate environment and talk about familiar and ordinary subjects, discuss topics that correspond to immediate needs.

Tasks or activities :

  • Describing someone
  • Talking about their work
  • Shopping
  • Describing their accommodation
  • Explaining a health problem…

B1 : efficient though limited language skills.

The learner will be able to understand the essential points of a discussion when clear and standard language is used and if these are familiar things at work, at school, at recreation, etc. They will be autonomous in most situations encountered while traveling. They will be able to produce a simple and coherent speech on familiar topics and in his / her areas of interest. They will be able to relate an event, an experience or a dream, describe a hope or a goal and briefly state reasons or explanations for a project or an idea.

Tasks or activities :

  • Organize and manage difficulties during a trip
  • Tell an anecdote
  • Describe a project
  • Ask and give explanations

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B2 : general and spontaneous language.

The trainee will understand the essential content of concrete or abstract subjects in a complex text, including a technical discussion in his / her specialty. They will be able to communicate spontaneously and easily with a native speaker. They will express himself in a clear and detailed manner on a wide range of subjects, give an opinion on a topical subject and explain the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities without having to search too much for his words. They will be able to use the language efficiently and flexibly in social, professional or academic life and will be able to express themselves on complex subjects in a clear and well-structured manner.

Tasks or activities :

  • Understanding newsletterrs or interviews
  • Taking a stand in a debate, in a formal letter
  • Defending your point of view…

C1 : excellent mastershift of the language.

The learner will be able to understand long and demanding texts and grasp implicit meanings. Words should come up spontaneously and fluently. They will use the language efficiently and flexibly in social, professional or academic life and will express themselves on complex subjects in a clear and well-structured manner.

Tasks or activities : 

  • Understanding TV shows or films
  • Reading long literacy or factual texts
  • Presenting, developing and defending your point of view…

The different courses

Depending on your preferences and availability, you can follow :

Face-to-face lessons

Depending on your place of residence and your level, we can offer you a collective training of 2 hours per week in Auch, Marciac, Lupiac.

Choosing face-to-face means having the pleasure of meeting in class for a course where words and actions have their place. This creates a unique atmosphere with more spontaneous exchanges, more frequent and more natural group activities.

The face-to-face lessons are magnificent, very dynamic with a very interesting pedagogy.

Belen

Distance learning courses

Each week, meet your group via Zoom for 1h30 of dynamic and progressive learning accompanied by the notes of the lesson. Online classes save you time ! Learn French from wherever you are and don’t waste time traveling to the classroom : we bring French to your home !

The great point of this training is the course notes. The trainer will send you, following the lesson, the grammar points, the lexicon, the details of the expressions and communication situation studied during the class enriched with information, examples, links to understand everything.

During lessons, the trainer types explanatory notes while talking to the students. I particularly appreciate this aspect because it confirms what I hear (…). I can also revise the notes after each lesson if I wish.

Térésa

Mixed lessons

For those who want to limit travel but also regularly enjoy the pleasure of a classroom. You will learn by alternating 3 distance lessons of 1h30 via Zoom and one face-to-face class of 2 hours in Auch.

Find the advantages of the two previous formulas: time saving, a simple click and you are in class! and the social bond with your group thanks to the regular meeting in Auch.  

For people with reduced mobility, our training courses can be followed face-to-face in Marciac or online.

Course conditions

Each level group is made up of a maximum of eight people face-to-face or six for remote groups in order to allow everyone to express themselves and learn in the best possible conditions.

Classes always begin with a little casual conversation, time to warm up and feel comfortable and ease into the day’s topic.

At the rate of 2 hours a week face-to-face or 1 hour 30 minutes away, you will have the pleasure of learning French in all its aspects :

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Communicative

Through oral and/or written scenarios

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Grammatical

Through exercises and re-employment situations

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Lexical

By enriching your vocabulary in various fields

Cultural

By discovering great historical figures, rites and traditions…

The topics of the day -politics- music… which serve as a vehicle for teaching grammar.

Peter

You will be able to access your group’s virtual room, the Padlet, from where you want, when you want to find the tools used during the session, the multimedia resources of the lesson, complementary activities for a work in complementary autonomy.

I am very impressed with how the trainer has put the material together in a very organized way on the Padlet. It is very clearly structured. I appreciate all the support material, such as songs and self-correction exercises to reinforce our learning.

Térésa

The trainer ensures throughout the training of the correct acquisition of the different skills of each learner by written and oral scenarios.

Our educational library can be consulted in our premises, 13 Boulevard Roquelaure 32000 Auch. Contact us to make an appointment.

Assessment and registration

You can start your training at any time of the year. You will first be assessed to determine your needs and goals.

The assessment can be done according to your preferences remotely or at the NATIF office in Auch. We will assess your oral expression during a 15-minute interview, then you will complete a questionnaire to establish your command of the language as well as your level of oral comprehension and written expression. All our FLE courses are based on the CEFR levels.

Once your level has been determined and your objectives established, we will offer you a suitable course. Often, you will be able to start your training within 8 days of completing the contract and receiving your welcome booklet.

A team at your service

The 3 course convenors of the association are trained, experienced and native French speakers. Thanks to their pedagogical approach, their training program will allow you to develop your French skills. Do not hesitate to discuss your expectations and needs with them and they will take them into account and respond to them.

To find out more about the association, read the little story of NATIF.

Testimonials

NATIF is a unique place to discover all the various sections of France, while we learn their language. I find the teachers modern, open and generous while I struggle with my memory! We have enough grammar but the emphasis is placed on practice and errors are gently corrected. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to explore French life and language.

Nicola MacKenzie

Lectoure

Being retired, a ‘school classroom’ environment would not have worked for me! I needed the lessons to be fun, educational, informative and interesting and the lessons our Natif teacher provides does exactly that!

Yes, there is grammar, there has to be, but the lessons include much more! Because all the lessons and discussions are in French, you very quickly realize that you are understanding more and are able to express yourself more confidently. There is always much laughter and discussion during the lessons where the inclusion of cultural aspects of living in France provide additional interest.

Because of the initial assessment, all members of the class are at roughly the same level. This helps promote involvement by the whole class, which adds to the diversity of some of the discussions. Some days may be harder than others, but I always look forward to the next class.

Natif is exactly right for me and I highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to progress their knowledge of the language and gain confidence speaking French.

ian McKellar

Maubourguet

This is my third year of French classes with Natif, two hours a week in a group of two or three people. The experience has been really positive in all sorts of ways.

The language teaching is top class. Roseline is extremely knowledgeable and professional and her thorough preparation means the classes themselves can be pleasantly informal while still covering a lot of ground, not to mention dealing helpfully with the many language queries that come up.

The materials in class have a focus on various aspects of French life: food, culture, politics, history, etc providing opportunities to better understand France and its people.

On top of this, Natif organise some cultural events themselves and pass on information about more local events and traditions that might be of interest.

In short, Natif do everything they can to fulfil their aim of helping people to integrate into French life. Pour moi le cours de français de Natif est un vrai plaisir.

Richard Body

Avéron-Bergelle

FAQ’s

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How much does the assessment cost ?

To start your training with NATIF or to resume lessons with us after an interruption, the evaluation is mandatory and you will be charged 10 euros.

How much does the training cost ?

When you register, you will have to pay for the association membership which is 10 euros.

The monthly rate is 70 euros.

If you have signed a CIR for less than 5 years or if you live in one of the streets of the Town Contract in the Garros district, you may benefit from a subsidy. Contact us.

If you want to use your CPF, our 68-hour FLE training (level A1 to C1) over 11 months is eligible.

Do I need specific material to participate in the courses ?

For face-to-face training, you do not need any material. We will provide you with all the necessary documents.

For distance learning, you will need a computer and a reliable internet connection. Before training starts, we will do a trial run to test it.

How are the programs established ?

Once your level has been determined, we will offer you a program that meets your needs and meets the objectives established by the CEFR (the Common European Framework of References for Languages).

Can we start training at any time of the year ?

Yes ! After having carried out a placement test, we will suggest that you join the group most suited to your level.

Contact us

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