French Beginners / False Beginners - A1

Open Courses
Evening Classes
Faculty / School
Escola Superior de Gestão, Hotelaria e Turismo
Area of Studies
Arts, Communication and Heritage
This course aims at the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).


At A1 level learners can:

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

Academic Semesters

  • 1st semester: From October to January
  • 2nd semester: From March to June

Operating Mode

The course is taught in distance learning. To participate in the course, students must have access to a stable internet connection and a computer / laptop / tablet with sound, microphone and camera.

  • Sessions start at 6:30 pm
  • Two lessons per week of two hours each, Monday and Wednesday
  • Number of Hours: 50

Tuition and Fees 2020/2021

Registration Fee: 25 Euros

UAlg's community: 265 Euros

Non-academic community: 285 Euros

  • The registration fee must be paid during the online registration
  • The total ammount of the tuition fee must be paid  before the course begin
  • The students who attend more than one course will have a discount of 30 Euros per each aditional course
  • All the Language Center's courses confer (after approval) 3 ECTS, according to the non-conferring degrees courses regulation of the Univeristy of Algarve.

The registration in the course is done every six months. If you would like to do two semesters, you will have to registration twice in the periods intended for this purpose.