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Intensive course French –

Does your child want to prepare specifically for the French part of the exam? This course is a "learning to the test" course of the Gymi examination French in the field of listening and reading comprehension including the writing assignment.
Course overview
  • Learning to the test - the parts of the test are explicitly trained
  • Targeted listening comprehension including strategies
  • Targeted reading strategies and the most central grammar
  • 7 course days on Saturday (Dec. 2021 - Feb 2022)
  • Individual and focused support: 3 to a maximum of 10 students
  • Course location: Stadelhofen Station
  • Including comprehensive course material, learning videos, homework and a mock exam
  • Participation fee: 895 CHF


Course structure

In this course, the specific components of the French exam are studied, worked through and intensively deepened. The intensive course is an ideal complement to our six-month Gymnasium preparation course and offers your child more time to practice the French part of the exam. A basic knowledge of French is required as this is a "learning to the test" course and the aim of this course is in particular the training of typical exam tasks.
Acquire knowledge
  • How do I extract the most important information from short, French listening texts?

Language exercises:
  • Times: présent, futur composé/proche, passé composé avec être et avoir
  • Formulations of questions: interrogation avec «est-ce que»
  • Adjectives: formation du féminin et du pluriel
  • Vocabulary: vocabulary incl. verb lists

Reading comprehension:
  • How do I find the most important information in a French text quickly and efficiently?
  • How do I formulate the answers so that I get full points?

Writing task:
  • How can I describe a picture or tell a story in French?
  • How do I use the appropriate tense?
  • How do I formulate varied, exciting sentences in French?
Transfer knowledge
On the course days, the students take listening and reading comprehension exams, including language observation, and apply their acquired knowledge. The exam is discussed with the students to fill any gaps. The writing assignments are initiated from home and the teacher provides comprehensive feedback with suggestions for improvement.
Check knowledge
On the fifth day of the course, a French mock exam "as in real" will take place, which will also be evaluated and scored according to the exam. The results will be discussed with the students on the last day of the course and valuable, individual tips for practicing for the last weeks until the exam will be given.

Course dates

The intensive course will take place on Wednesdays afternoons or Saturday from December 2021:

Course dates Saturdays:
Course A: at Stadelhofen Station, 13:15 to 14:45

  • 04.12.2021
  • 11.12.2021
  • 08.01.2022
  • 15.01.2022
  • 22.01.2022
  • 29.01.2022 (mock exam)
  • 05.02.2022
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        Quality courses and individual support for your child
        Qualified and trained teachers with a high level of professional expertise
        We specialize in supporting students on their way to Gymnasium. Our teachers are highly motivated and qualified in the latest teaching materials and curricula. We set high quality standards and we only employ a select group of teachers who fully meet our standards.
        Individual support and personal coaching
        Personal support and an individual focus is very important to us. Our teachers identify the respective gaps of the individual students and help them to close them through individual coaching. For questions outside of course hours, the teacher can be reached via chat.
        Comprehensive training materials
        For an optimal training during and outside of the course hours.
        Mock exam
        During the course, we carry out and evaluate a mock exam based on a Gymnasium entrance exam. You will receive comprehensive feedback, in which we point out opportunities and difficulties and recommend exercises that are individually targeted to your child. Afterwards, we will discuss the exam in detail with the students and they will solve it together with their teacher.
        About us
        • GVZH is an independent and private competence center for Gymnasium preparation in the canton of Zurich.
        • Our experts have many years of experience in Gymnasium preparation.
        • We are a small team and focus on highest quality and individual support.
        • Our teachers are competent and committed. They are constantly expanding their knowledge and education.
        • We value fun and enthusiasm.
        • We practice open, clear and transparent communication.
        • Our lessons are highly differentiated. We support each child individually and according to his or her abilities.
        • We promote your child's independence and personal responsibility.
        Our course locations
        Our course rooms are situated in central locations, which you can easily get to via public transport. Our students can expect modern rooms, equipped with the latest media.
        Our course location directly at
        Zurich Main Station
        Lagerstrasse 2
        8090 Zurich
        Our course location directly at
        Stadelhofen Station
        Falkenstrasse 28A
        8008 Zurich
        Intensiv course French (8/9th grade)
        Thank you very much for your interest! If you have any questions before registering or if you would like a personal consultation first, you can contact us here.

        Intensive course French (8/9th grade)
        • 7 course days on Saturday
        • Course location: Stadelhofen Station
        • Participation fee: 895 CHF
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