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HERE AND NOW – The French Institute offers French language classes in Chennai and is an initiative to bring back The Joy of Learning to our education. We primarily aim at bringing the flavor of French to your neighborhood, making lives happier and joyful through our various tailor made services.
Why French
French, one of the world’s most influential languages spoken at the UNO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and other 29 countries.
Working Hours
Monday - Friday 09:00AM - 17:00PM
Saturday - Sunday closed
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Why HERE AND NOW

HERE AND NOW is the product of a group of francophone’s (French speakers) from India who come from various walks of life and have created this institution.The courses have been designed by Psychologists keeping in mind the Psychology of each and every student. The classes are designed to give each and every individual a personality make over irrespective of the age.

We focus on the Art of Learning where learning is not an obligation rather learning happens naturally. Our courses are designed in a way that they challenge the traditional classroom courses. We experiment with new technologies to create fun activities and better learning techniques. We use every possible method which can trigger the learning process be it Music, Movies or Social Network. Our services provide such joyful experiences to our students and clients that they take these experiences to their workplace, school, college and home.

Our classes are animated by Professors who have been trained and are well experienced in teaching French. We have classes at flexible timings. We make a difference by following the latest methods of learning and teaching that make the overall experience an enjoyable one.We provide the right blend of language and fun.We guarantee that students will be taking back more than they can ever dream of.

Every batch of students will write, act and direct their own play/ short film in French at the end of their course. We also have a club called Club Café where French nationals interact with our students and exchange ideas.Students will also get a chance to write in our blog titled Métro Chocolat www.metrochocolat.com and will have a platform to show case their literary abilities.

Levels

You can understand and use familiar everyday expres6sions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. You can introduce yourself and others, you can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have. You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks clearly and is prepared to help.

You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most imm1ediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

You can understand the main points of clear stand2ard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the French is spoken. You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

You can understand the main ideas of complex text on 4both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native French speakers quite possible without strain for either party. You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

You can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and reco3gnize implicit meaning. You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or r5ead. You can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. You can express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.