FAQS

FAQS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How is “Alliance Française” pronounced?
Is it the authorized centre for French language training?
What are your hours of operation?
Who certify the certificates?
Do we offer online courses?
How many centers do you have in Madhya Pradesh?
Can join directly to the higher level (A2/B1/B2) without doing the first level?
How much time does it take to cover the first 4 levels [A1-A2-B1-B2]?
Are DELF and DALF valid everywhere?
What is TCF?
What is the TEF?
What is the TEF for Québec (TEFaQ)?
Does the Alliance Française provide translation or interpreting services?
What are the benefits of becoming a member of the Alliance Française de Bhopal-Indore?
How can I access Alliance Française library?
What activities exist that will help me to learn more about the France, French culture and Francophonie?
Can I get the material (Book/exercice book) before I register ?
Will I keep the same teacher within the entire learning process, from A1 to C1 ?

 

How is “Alliance Française” pronounced?
Ah-lee-ahnce Frahn-sez.

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Is it the authorized centre for French language training?
Yes, Alliance francaise is under the authority of the French Embassy in India and Fondation des Alliances francaises, both for its teaching and cultural activities.
12 officials Alliances francaises are located in India and (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pondicherry, Pune and Trivandrum) and many other branches such as Indore.

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What are your hours of operation (administration)?
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday Closed (but classes are going on)

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Who certify the certificates?
Alliance Française network is the Official Center for the following French Exams and Certifications:
– DELF/DALF – following the national calendar decided by the French Embassy – Institut Français en Inde
– TCF/TCFQ/TEF/TEFaQ – depending of your Alliance Française scheduleThey are official diplomas issued by the French Ministry of Education and Economy to certify your command of the French language.

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Do we offer online courses?
Yes, we do offer any online courses ans we accompany you in your learning process whether you are based in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh or Nagpur. For more information click here

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How many centers do you have in Madhya Pradesh?
Two centers: Alliance Francaise de Bhopal and its Annexe in Indore

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Can join directly to the higher level (A2/B1/B2) without doing the first level?
If you are a beginner, you must start with A1 level. The DELF/DALF etc are independent diplomas. The candidate may thus directly register for the examination of their choice. For more information click here

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How much time does it take to cover the first 4 levels [A1-A2-B1-B2]?
Around 650Hours / 18months

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Are DELF and DALF valid everywhere?
Yes. DELF and DALF receive the recognition enjoyed by all official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education. These certificates have LIFE TIME VALIDITY

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What is TCF?
The TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) is the French language test awarded by the French Ministry of Education. The TCF is a standardized, graded and calibrated test designed using an extremely rigorous method that makes it a genuine measuring instrument, whose results are consistent.
The marks are valid for 2 years from the date on which you took the test. The end date of the validity period is shown on the certificate issued to the candidate. For more information click here

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What is the TEF?
The TEF – Test d’Evaluation de Français is designed to assess the level of French language of people who are not native French speakers. It is useful if you need to evaluate your French skills for Canadian Immigration, French Universities or for work. The certificate sent to you is valid for one year. For more information click here

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What is the TEF for Québec (TEFaQ)?
The TEFaQ is a specific version of the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) which has been elaborated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France (CCI Paris Ile-de-France) based on the request of the Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities of Québec (MICC) to assess French language competency in those wishing to emigrate to Québec. The TEFaQ is composed of a listening comprehension module and an oral expression module. You must take both to complete your test.
• Listening Comprehension (60 items – 40 minutes)
• Oral Expression (35 minutes)

For more information click here

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Does the Alliance Française provide translation or interpreting services?
Alliance Française de Bhopal offers a translation and interpreting service geared to provide solutions to your French and English language barriers. All translations get certified for the French Embassy and consular services. For more information click here

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What are the benefits of becoming a member of the Alliance Française de Bhopal-Indore?
-To benefit from reduced rates on our language courses and our workshops
-To receive a personal invitation to our cultural programs
– To avail our library facilities with a wide range of books, French film DVDs and  music CDs
– To receive our newsletter 6 times a year directly in your mail box
-To be a voting member at Annual General Meetings.

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How can I access Alliance Française library?
You can have access to the library by becoming a member of Alliance Française de Bhopal-Indore or by taking a subscription to the library.

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What activities exist that will help me to learn more about the France, French culture and Francophonie?
Our rich array of cultural events, including films, workshops, conferences, exhibitions and performances brings you closer to France and gives you a taste of French in your city. All are welcome to our events.

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Can I get the material (Book/exercice book) before I register ?

We do not offer such a possibility. Books will be given to you, once your registration and payments are done.

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Will I keep the same teacher within the entire learning process, from A1 to C1 ?

This is the choice of the Pedagogical team of Alliance francaise. We, most of the time, change the teacher in between each levels in order to guarantee the best results for our students. No worries, all of them are trained and ready to lead you to your goals !

NB : We truly appreciate the feedback of the students about our teachers, but in any cases, they are not allowed to decide which teacher they want to pursue with. Any kind of similar demand will be automatically rejected.

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ONLINE CLASSES

Keeping in mind the current lack of mobility and to facilitate social distancing, Alliance Française de Bhopal-Indore has launched Online Classes for its French Courses. These will transition back to Classroom Teaching once we get official directives regarding reopening of educational institutions.

Our Online French Classes are conducted using the following tools :

  • The website Zoom (for Demo Classes and for current students of AF Bhopal-Indore),
  • The website My Alliance (only for current students of AF Bhopal-Indore),
  • Study Material (only for current students of AF Bhopal-Indore).

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ZOOM

Zoom is a video-conferencing website with multiple functionalities which allows you to create a virtual classroom. Please follow the following steps for accessing the same :

  • Visit zoom.us
  • In case you do not have a Zoom Account, you can create one by clicking on Sign Up, It’s Free (top right corner). Please use the same email address which you used to register for the demo class / course.
  • Check your Inbox / Spam Folder for an email with the Subject Please activate your Zoom account
  • Click on this email and then on Activate Account
  • You can now Sign In and use your Zoom Account
  • Each Virtual Class / Demo Class is conducted as a Zoom Meeting – the link to these Zoom Meetings are sent to the Inbox / Spam Folder of the email address submitted by you at the time of registration. When you click on this link (OR copy and paste link on a new window in Firefox/Chrome/Safari), the website might recommend that you download certain software missing from your device (including the Zoom Software and Flash Player). Do download the same before the class starts to ensure a smooth session.

NOTE : We recommend that you use Zoom on a Laptop/Desktop Computer with a Camera, Headphones, and Reasonably Fast Internet Connection. For slower connections, you might only be able to use the Audio Facility (and not Video Calling).

The website works best on Firefox, Chrome, and Safari – we recommend that you regularly clear your browsing history on these to ensure that Zoom works properly. In case you have downloaded the Zoom Software, we also recommend that you regularly delete the Temporary Files on your computer (these can be found by typing %Temp% on the Search Bar of your computer).

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MY ALLIANCE

My Alliance is an online-learning platform. First time users are sent an email containing the link to the My Alliance website, their username, and password on the FIRST DAYS OF THEIR CLASS. Please check the Inbox or Spam folder of the email address submitted by you at the time of registration for the same. These details remain the same as long as the student continues to learn French at Alliance Française de Bhopal-Indore.

In case you cannot find the email notification or you wish to update the email address connected to My Alliance, please send an email with your Name, Contact Number, Class Details (Level, Centre, Time Slot, Teacher Name, Type – Weekday/Weekend/Fast Track/Kids) to [email protected] and/or [email protected]

My Alliance works best on Chrome/Firefox/Safari on a Laptop/Desktop Computer. We recommend that you regularly clear your browsing history on these to ensure optimum utilization of the platform.

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USER GUIDE ( My Alliance and Zoom )

Please watch this video AFTER you have read all the details highlighted above in the Sections on My Alliance and Zoom :

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Study Material

The digital copies of the textbook are available on your class (teacher) from the FIRST DAY OF YOUR CLASS. The study material is accompanied by the relevant Audio Files.

If you have a hard copy of the study material, please follow the procedure below on a laptop/desktop computer:

  • Visit http://didierfle.com/saison
  • Click on the search bar on the top right corner (the magnifying lens icon), type the keyword Saison, and click Enter.
  • You have to find the Saison book for your particular level. The books for the first four levels are called Saison niv.A1Saison niv.A2, Saison niv.B1, and Saison niv.B2 respectively.
  • There will be multiple versions of the book. You have to select the version which says Livre + CD mp3 + DVD (Eg: the version for level 3 is called Saison 3 niv.B1 – Livre + CD mp3 + DVD).
  • The only exception is the Saison for the first level which shows up simply as Saison 1 niv.1 – Livre + DVD-rom in the search results. There are 3 pages of search results, go through all pages until you have found the correct version and click on the same.
  • When you click on the DOWNLOAD link (Accédez à Audios du Livre … + audios DELF), the website will ask you a security question (eg: what is the last word on page 95?what is the title of Unit 5? etc.). You can find the responses in the physical/digital copy of the book. It makes no difference whether you type the response in capital or in small letters. Similarly, you can also type the response with or without accent marks (eg: e, è, é, ê, ë can all simply be typed as e).
  • If your answer is correct, the download link will appear. Click on the same to download a zipped copy of the files.
  • Please note that zipped files cannot be used directly – you will have to unzip them before these can be played. There are several ways of doing this – the easiest is to download and install the free 30-day trial version of the software WinZip by clicking here.
  • Once you have unzipped the files using WinZip, you can Uninstall the software.
  • The unzipped audio files are compatible with several players including Windows Media PlayerVLC etc.