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CURRICULUM FOR ADULTS (learning at our location)

The Ecole Napoléon has partnered with the CECR, the European Framework of Reference for Languages. The CECR is a tool established by the Council of Europe to define the mastery of a foreign language, such as French, according to various criteria. Since 2001, it is a reference in the field of learning and teaching French. At the École Napoléon all of our French classes are intended to have you progress and evolve within the levels of the CECR.


Our French program is composed of 3 stages (more than 13 different levels in total), ranging from an absolute beginner level to an advanced level for fluent speakers and writers. 

In addition to these levels, the École Napoléon of Toronto also offers specialized classes at the advanced level.
The following is a synopsis of the courses offered by École Napoléon.

A placement test prior to registration is necessary in order to ensure that all students are placed at the appropriate level.

Ecole Napoleon, in a few words : Learn, Teach, Evaluate.

Beginner I - User
A1 – A2 – A3



Beginner II - User
A4 – A5 – A6



Intermetiat I - User
B1 – B2 – B3



Intermetiat II - User
B4 – B5 – B6


Advenced C I - User
C1 – C2 – C3



Advenced C II - User
C4 – C5 – C6

Can understand and use familiar and daily expressions as well as very simple terms that aim to answer concrete needs. Can present himself or present another and ask questions about a third person – for example the residence, relationship, belongings, etc. – and can answer these types of questions. Can communicate in a simple fashion if the speaker speaks slowly and distinctly and is cooperative

Can understand isolated sentences and frequently used expressions relating to areas of immediate priority (for example simple personal and family information, purchases, close surroundings, work). Can communicate simple and usual tasks that only require a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and current topics. Can describe with simple means one’s training, immediate surroundings and refer to subjects corresponding to immediate needs. Can understand the main points when a clear and standard language is used and if the subject

Can understand the main points when a clear and standard language is used and if the subject concerns familiar circumstances at work, at school, during free time, etc. Can handle most situations while travelling in an area where the studied language is spoken. Can produce a simple and coherent speech on familiar topics and on areas of interest. Can recount an event, an experience or a dream, describe a wish or an intention and briefly present reasons or explanations for a project or an idea.

Can understand the main content of concrete or abstract subjects in a complex text, including a technical discussion in one’s speciality. Can communicate with a degree of spontaneity and ease so that a conversation with a native speaker will not result in tension for either speaker. Can express one’s self in a clear and detailed manner on a wide variety of subjects, present an opinion on a current topic and state the advantages and disadvantages of various possibilities.

Can understand a wide variety of long and demanding texts, as well as grasp implicit meanings. Can express himself spontaneously and fluently without seeming to search for words. Can use the language effectively and easily in a social, professional or academic context. Can express himself on complex topics in a clear and well structured manner and can demonstrate a control of organisational, articulation and cohesive tools of a speech.

Can understand with practically no effort all that is read. Can reconstruct facts and arguments from various written and oral sources by summarizing them in a coherent manner. Can express himself spontaneously, fluently and precisely and can make fine distinct nuances of meaning concerning complex topics.

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