Why learn French with Berlitz?

More than 220 million people on five continents speak French. Mastering French opens up new opportunities for you to find work, learn about new cultures, and socialize in France, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, and the African continent. French is also the language of culture: fashion, gastronomy, literature, and visual arts often have a French origin. Mastering the language will allow you to watch the great French films in their original language and understand the lyrics of the most famous French songs. In addition, French is considered the most romantic language in the world.

At Berlitz, we have the right course for every learning type, pace, and level for beginners who want to learn French from scratch. We have many flexible course offerings that can be perfectly integrated into any daily routine. In addition to classes at our Berlitz language centers, we also offer numerous online language courses that combine innovative, proven language learning techniques with a modern, customizable online learning portal.

What will you learn in our French course for beginners?

The French course for beginners is the gateway to the new language. Divided into four levels, the basic module provides the basics of French and enables the student to communicate in simple, everyday situations. Classes are taught 100% in French from day one, and learners communicate in the new language from the very first moment. This prevents monotony in the course and creates confidence in communication.

Berlitz Level 1 | CEFR Level A 1

  • Describe other people and ask for descriptions
  • Say the date, time, and days of the week
  • Introduce oneself with personal details such as name, address, and phone number
  • Give and ask for directions
  • Make calls and receive or leave short messages
  • Describe seasons and weather

Berlitz Level 2 | CEFR Level A 2.1

  • Discuss the weather and seasons in detail
  • Describe your work area and professional activities
  • Talk about vacation plans and plan trips abroad
  • Make reservations and appointments
  • Talk about your favorite food
  • Describe where you live and your house

Berlitz Level 3 | CEFR Level A 2.2

  • Make leisure plans with family and friends
  • Talk about hobbies and favorite leisure activities
  • Plan budgets and projects
  • Order and describe food at restaurants
  • Talk about movies and ordering tickets

Berlitz Level 4 | CEFR Level A 2.3

  • Apologize
  • Ask for a favor
  • Talk about news and discuss current topics
  • Describe personal and work skills
  • Talk about finances
  • Describe future plans

Further French levels

Intermediate French

You will learn to carry on uncomplicated conversations in French in social and professional situations and to talk about familiar topics. You will also be able to hold sustained conversations with others on a broad variety of topics.

Professional French

You will hold complex and sophisticated conversations and communicate effectively with a variety of audiences on various familiar as well as new topics. You will be able to speak French confidently in most situations in a personal, academic, or professional setting.

Berlitz offers French for beginner courses for everyone

These courses give you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the French language and interact with other French learners at your level. Our teachers will provide you with continuous feedback, so that you can develop and improve your language skills without being over or under challenged.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Do the lessons take place in German or French?

The lessons are conducted by a native speaking language trainer and take place entirely in French so that all course participants get a feel for the French language. This will also motivate participants to speak French themselves and to practice listening and understanding the language in a more focused way.

What is the fastest way to learn French?

If you want to learn French particularly quickly, we recommend that you take our private lessons, ideally in combination with self-study phases with our Berlitz Connect Classic program. You can also achieve rapid learning success with our intensive Total Immersion course.

I took French at school. Which level is right for me?

If you are not sure which level matches your language skills, you can take one of our three language level tests (eBerlitz Audit, Online Placement Test, or Oral Placement Test) to find the perfect language course for you. Before you join a French course, we always assess your language skills first in order to create the perfect course environment for you.

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Contact us today with your questions. We can work together to find the course that's right for you - with no obligation on your part. Your Berlitz team will contact you shortly.