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French Conversation for Beginners

French Conversation for Beginners



Globalization along with major advancements in technology has helped break down communication barriers and bring people closer together from all corners of the globe. Whether you are contemplating a change of career or simply vacationing, basic knowledge of a foreign language will always prove useful.

French, commonly referred to as 'the language of love' is spoken by more than 200 million people worldwide and France continues to be one of the world's leading economies. In Trinidad and Tobago as well as the wider Caribbean, French influence remains evident in our language and many aspects of our culture. It is therefore important to preserve our historical legacy and share it with future generations. Knowledge of the French language can also help you gain access to a world of new experiences and opportunities as it relates to travel, higher education and business.

This course gradually introduces participants to basic French conversation through a series of interactive sessions that incorporates the use of audio-visual aids, fun activities and games.

What do I need for this course?

  • A passion for language learning and other cultures

Note: This course is intended for persons with minimal/no knowledge of the French Language.

Who should attend?

The following entities and individuals would benefit significantly from this practical and interactive training workshop:

  • Anyone interested in learning French as a second language
  • Those who love to travel and experience new cultures

What am I going to learn?

  • To engage in basic French conversation
  • To use key French expressions in everyday scenarios

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this introductory course, students will gain a better understanding of the following skills in French:

  • Introducing yourself and someone else
  • Greeting someone in a formal and informal context
  • Forming simple sentences
  • Asking and replying to questions
  • Expressing desire
  • Speaking in the negative
  • Using the past, present and future tenses
  • Using essential verbs in French
  • Asking for and giving directions
  • Expressing quantities and telling time

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students who have successfully enrolled in the course will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of the class. These classes are also recorded; therefore, students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Saturday 09:00 am to 12:00 pm 6 weeks 18 hours $800.00 Ms. Mary Grant

Session - Saturday (09:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2023 - Cycle 1 - Online Classes Saturday, November 11, 2023 Saturday, December 16, 2023
2024 - Cycle 1 - Online Classes Saturday, January 27, 2024 Saturday, March 2, 2024
2024 - Cycle 2 - Online Classes Saturday, April 27, 2024 Saturday, June 8, 2024
2024 - Cycle 3 - Online Classes Saturday, August 3, 2024 Saturday, September 7, 2024
2024 - Cycle 4 - Online Classes Saturday, November 2, 2024 Saturday, December 7, 2024


Weekly Challenges

There will be four (4) major activities (1 per week) intended to test each student's knowledge of the course content in a light, fun way.

Continuous Assessment

Students will be required to complete a variety of individual and group exercises to apply skills and knowledge acquired during class sessions.


Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the course.

Student Support


Mary Grant

Mary Grant is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and Spanish. Throughout her academic career she has worked as a French interpreter, participated in French theatre and also travelled to Spain and France to further develop her linguistic skills and abilities. She holds a great passion and love for the French language, culture and lifestyle which she wishes to share with others in hope that they too will one day have the same passion.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Kelly Ann Bholasingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 360-3209

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com

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