French courses for children and teenagers and preparation for DELF and DALF exams

French courses for children and teenagers

TESL language school in Lugano offers numerous French courses for children of all ages. Over the past few years, many young people have attended our school for different reasons: some urgently need support to improve their school performance, others have the ambition to pass a language exam or dream of studying and working abroad; There are also those who simply want to learn German for passion and those who do not want to miss the opportunity to broaden their cultural background before embarking on more advanced studies or entering the world of work; But what all our young students have in common is the desire to play, to laugh, to joke and to grow together. 

A1
50%
A2
60%
B1
70%
B2
80%
C1
90%
C2
100%

The TESL method

The communicative method, with interactive and competitive games that make the lessons highly engaging, stimulating and fun for the children. In addition, all our courses are taught by native speaker or Native Level certified teachers working with small groups of 3 to 8 learners.

We are very proud to have accompanied hundreds of children towards their first language experiences, the first exams of their lives, and, last but not least, to have seen many children smile and laugh until they cry in our classrooms; Our institute is like a hybrid between an amusement park and a school; Fun is a central component of all our lessons and is close to the hearts of our teachers; It is natural that young people are already busy enough with their lessons at school every day of the week, and would hardly want to attend a second school; Especially for young children, it is almost impossible to understand the meaning of a lesson in a foreign language: they always speak Italian with their friends and therefore feel no need to learn another language; But this is not a problem: our children come to have fun with their peers, to discover new games and to win! Even children who are uninterested in learning a foreign language are welcome at our school, where they will be invited to draw, colour, sing, dance, win, lose, win again… And at the same time they will learn a new language without even realising it and with almost no effort;

On request we gladly offer private talks between parents and teachers as well as individual tutoring for pupils with special needs. A language assessment is also carried out to specify the level achieved and to recommend the most appropriate Delf/Dalf exam for each individual student; At the end of all courses, which follow the Ticino school calendar, a attestation of frequency.

Modulated and full courses

For those who feel the need for an even more personalised and intense language course, we offer private lessons (for 1 person) and semi-private lessons (for 2 people). These courses make it possible to increase one’s knowledge and command of the language in an even shorter period of time and guarantee that you will be supervised exclusively by the teacher for the duration of the lesson;

CERTIFIED MOTHER TONGUE OR NATIVE LEVEL TEACHERS

Our lecturers will follow you step by step...

FRIENDLY AMBIENCE

You will have no problem settling in with us!

EQUIPPED CLASSROOMS

In our classrooms you will find everything you need

CERTIFIED MOTHER TONGUE OR NATIVE LEVEL TEACHERS

Our lecturers will follow you step by step...

FRIENDLY AMBIENCE

You will have no problem settling in with us!

EQUIPPED CLASSROOMS

In our classrooms you will find everything you need

DELF/DALF exam preparation

The French language certifications DELF/DALF are issued by the French Ministry of National Education and subject to the authority of a specific National Commission at France Éducation international, are offered in more than 160 countries and rely on a network of more than 1,000 examination centres worldwide.

TESL language school in Lugano offers preparation courses for the Delf/Dalf exams for children and young people with certified teachers and decades of experience.

DELF/DALF Certifications

The Delf/Dalf certifications have no expiry date, are adapted to the levels of language proficiency defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, constitute a tool for enhancing individual academic paths and encourage student and professional mobility.

Since 1985, France has offered two diplomas of French language proficiency for foreign nationals, the DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes de langue française) and the DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française).

Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, DELF and DALF diplomas are awarded worldwide by the French Ministry of National Education to certify the French language skills of foreign candidates. 

The DELF and DALF are composed of 6 independent diplomas, of progressive difficulty, corresponding to the 6 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) produced by the Council of Europe.

They are 4 diplomas for the DELF and 2 for the DALF, which can be obtained separately from each other, even in different examination centres.

The DELF and DALF consist of 4 tests that assess the 4 competences: listening comprehension and oral expression, reading comprehension and written expression; The subjects of these diplomas are suitable for an adult audience;

DELF and DALF diplomas are unlimited in validity and internationally recognised;

Obtaining language certification for the French language is important because:

  • is a language passport for mobility in Europe and the world;/li>
  • is a qualification that enhances your CV;
  • opens doors to the world of work in Italy and France;
  • is recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education to certify the language level of teachers;

French is spoken by over 300 million people; It is the working language of major international organisations (such as the UN and Unesco), the European Union and the African Union;

So many good reasons to obtain DELF-DALF certification!

 

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