Ronald Blunden is a dual citizen of France and the United States. He is a Senior Vice President of Hachette Livre, the third largest trade publishing company in the world, the first in France and the fourth in the United States.
At the completion of the A1 level, you will be able to:
Talk about your daily routine and your family in detail
Express your feelings
Ask everyday questions (pourquoi, quand, qui etc.).
Order in a restaurant and shop in stores
Give date and time and understand a schedule
Use negation ne ... pas
Use the recent past and the close future
Conjugate irregular verbs: avoir, être, aller, prendre, faire.
At the completion of level B2, you will be able to:
Understand complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization
Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party.
Produce clear, detailed opinions on a wide range of subjects
Use the passive voice, and more complex structures
At the completion of the A2 level, you will be able to:
Organize a trip abroad and deal with administrative procedures
Express a view point and defend it
Talk about your professional experience
Use the imparfait and passé composé to talk about past events
Use the future tense and the imperative
Refine the use of pronouns: relatives, possessives, comparatives and demonstratives
At the completion of the level C1, you will be able to:
Understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning
Express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much searching for expressions.
Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
At the completion of the B1 level, you will be able to:
Understand the main points of conversation regularly encountered in work and leisure
Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and give explanations for opinions
Understand newspaper headlines and the press, relate an event in a narrative style
Participate in a debate by jumping in and responding.
Use the conditional tense, and present participle
Start using the subjunctive tense
At this level, you will be able to:
Understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
Summarize information from different spoken and written sources
Reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation
Express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.