By the end of a French B1 course, according to our CEFR-aligned curriculum, you'll be able to understand topics related to work, family, school and recreational activities, handle travel situations, create simple texts based on your interest and describe experiences, events, ambitions and opinions. So let's take a look at how the Lingoda Method works and the ways you can expect to improve when you choose to learn with us.
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B1 Level French Overview
When you’ve completed the B1 level French course you will be able to confidently:
Understand the main points of regularly encountered scenarios, like work, school and leisure
Deal with most situations that arrive while traveling
Produce simple texts on a topic of personal interest
Describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, giving reasons and opinions as to why
Tackle Real Life Situations with a B1 French Course
As you start working on your intermediate French course with Lingoda, you'll notice that we get to work with useful real-world situations that you're likely to encounter. The idea behind this part of the Lingoda Method is that you'll be able to start putting your skills to practice immediately. A large part of learning French is speaking it.
Every task you encounter throughout your course has been specially selected to help you on your journey towards fluency. Our syllabus adheres to the CEFR guidelines and has been crafted by language experts so that you can feel confident to practice what you've learned between each class.
Mastering French with Lingoda Sprint
When you tackle a B1 level French class with Lingoda, we like to incorporate reading, writing, speaking and listening. You'll develop your conversation skills, and the lessons are littered with relevant topics.
The best way to master a language is to immerse yourself in it fully. When you commit to making your language learning a habit, you're far more likely to succeed. With that in mind, you can commit to our Lingoda Sprint or Lingoda Super Sprint.
Deepen your knowledge of the French language with an Intermediate level course
The main differences between an A2 and a B1 level of French lie in the complexity of both everyday routine situations and in more advanced language structures. Whereas in A2 courses you focus on phrases and expressions that are frequently used in familiar and ordinary contexts (e.g. information about the person and family, shopping, work and surroundings), in B1 intermediate courses you are able to recount experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals, and give brief reasons or explanations for plans and opinions.
Sample chapters in our French Intermediate Course
Here’s a preview of the different curriculum chapters you’ll encounter during your French B1 level courses. This is the curriculum we use for our small group classes, and our private one-on-one classes. If you choose to study a private class as well, you may be able to expand beyond these topics depending on your tutor.
Learn everything you need to succeed in a job interview. In order to do so, you will learn in detail how to discuss job terms, negotiate work conditions and have the first contact with the team.
After this chapter, you’ll be ready to apply for a job. You will learn tips for writing your resume and cover letter in French and you will be prepared for a job interview. You will also learn to give your opinion, use the conditional tense and also review past and future tenses.
Applying for a job especially in another country can be difficult as the demands and expectations vary from country to country. This chapter will guide through it! And after you’re hired, you’ll also find the tools to talk about your work environnement or workers’ rights.
Learn how to talk about environmental problems and possible solutions. In order to do that, you will learn to express wishes and desires and how to give advice using the conditional tense.
After this chapter, you’ll be able to talk about environmental consciousness through talking about ecology, recycling and environmental issues. In addition, you’ll also be more confident using the “”conditionnel présent”” and suggest solutions to environmental problems.
Expressing wishes and desires is useful to get accross our hope for the future and it’s transferable to all your wishes!
Learn how to talk about the French language and diversity. You will also get more about holidays and traditions in France.
After this chapter, you’ll be able to talk about identity, culture and immigration. You’ll also get a better understanding of French tenses and get sorted out with “”la concordance des temps””!
Learning French will get you to France, but will also be useful in all the French-speaking countries also known as “”la Francophonie””. Get to know the diversity of French-speaking countries with this chapter!
Learn vocabulary related to social media, social networks and different types of online shopping.
After this chapter, you’ll be able to discuss online security and privacy through different topics, such as dating on social networks, digital journalism and more. In addition, you will learn how to express the condition, to use the subjunctive and the passive voice.
Online security and issues related to privacy are important topics that we often talk about. Now you’ll also be able to do it in French!
Learn to talk about the life in the city vs. on the countryside and what each one has to offer! In this chapter you will also learn to express regrets and talk about future projects!
After this chapter, you’ll be able to talk about the advantages and disadvantages about life in the city and on the countryside. You will be able to say which one you prefer and justify your opinion. You will also learn the necessary vocabulary to rent an apartment or bargain prices!
Talking about advantages and disadvantages of living on the countryside or in a city will lead you to learn a lot of vocabulary on cultural events, the countryside and various adjectives to describe them. This will be useful to describe your current living situation but also the one you might want to have in the future!
Try 4 lessons from our French Intermediate’s classes
Our B1 French language courses are dedicated to students with a strong basis in French language. If you already know the basics of vocabulary for everyday life and basic but solid grammar foundations, sign up for our free trial period to join group classes and try out some of our B1 French lessons. This is a great way to see what an Intermediate French course looks like at Lingoda.
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Frequently asked questions
Our courses are broken down and categorized using the CEFR, which is a little more complex than just beginner, intermediate and advanced. CEFR stands for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is an internationally recognized standard that helps classify levels of fluency. It starts at A1, considered the beginner level, followed by A2, B1, B2 and finally lands at C1 for advanced or native-level speakers. B1 level French is classes as Intermediate, with B2 serving Upper-Intermediate learners.
If you’re looking for French B1 level lessons, chances are you’ve already committed some time to learning, so the idea of starting right at the beginning feels frustrating. But you also don’t want to jump in at the deep end and get put off with tricky lessons. Don’t worry! We have our completely free CEFR level test. As soon as you register to be a student with Lingoda you can take this test, answer a few questions and we’ll be able to see the level you’re at. Once you’ve got that you can select the right course level for you.
If at any point during a course you feel like it’s too easy and you’re not being stretched, or it’s too difficult and you’re just not keeping up, you can jump up or down a level. We want you to have complete control of your learning, so won’t put obstacles in your way.
At Lingoda, we want to make language learning accessible to everyone, so we have courses that suit every level, moving from A1 beginners right through to B2, which is considered Upper-Intermediate level.
You can move through each stage of the course with us, completing lessons and booking them to fit your schedule. It’s totally remote and easy to get started. So whether you’re an A1 novice, or a B1 committed learner, we’ll help you take the next step towards fluency.
The beauty of Lingoda is our flexibility. The Lingoda Method is designed so that you can take classes any time, anywhere, building your own schedule. That means you also get to set the pace with which you learn! The best way to see real results is to commit to making your lessons a habit. Like every level of our CEFR-aligned syllabus, French B1 has 50 lessons. If you take five lessons per week, you’ll be ready for level 2 in just ten weeks. Or you spread your learning out over twelve months taking one class a week. It really depends on the time you have available and the commitment you’re willing to make.
To really incentivize your learning, we have our Sprint or Super Sprint options. Here you’ll commit to a certain number of classes per month over three months. If you’re successful in completing your Sprint, you can earn up to 100% cashback. If that doesn’t encourage your learning we don’t know what will! Just make sure you’re committed in your classes, ask questions and engage. Taking control of your learning will help you learn quickly.
Yes you will! As you progress through each CEFR level you’ll receive a certificate to track your progress. CEFR is an internationally recognized standard, so employers and educational establishments will acknowledge the achievement. You can even add your certificates to LinkedIn or mention them on your CV.
All you need to get started with Lingoda is a computer and an internet connection. We use the platform Zoom to connect you with our teachers, which is free to download and all the course material is provided by us. You don’t need to buy additional material or textbooks.
Of course you might want to stretch yourself by reading a French book, or renting a French film, but that will never be something we make you do. That’s purely optional. There are also plenty of free sources you can access on the platform between classes, including annotated PDFs from your teachers, handy blog posts as well as the lesson material you’ve used that you can look over to refresh your skills whenever you feel like it.
If you want to experience the class before you commit, why not take advantage of our free seven-day trial? You can access three group classes or one private class with no need to commit. If for any reason you don’t think we can help you achieve your language learning goal, you can cancel before the end of your trial. We’re confident you’ll join our ever-growing group of happy customers.