10 Modules Snowminds French Course

Get ready for your season in Switzerland, Canada or France!

About the French Course

Join our online French course! Are you going to do a season in a French-speaking country but nervous about the French language?  Don’t worry, we have a tailor-made French course which prepares you step by step for a season as ski or snowboard instructor in the French-speaking resorts – no matter what your level is! The courses extend over 10-weeks,  where you will be working weekly with various topics divided over 10 modules.

A season in some parts of Canada, Switzerland, or France offers a lot of exciting experiences, and learning the French language is part of it.  Our team has jointly done more than 25 seasons across the world and we know better than anyone what it is like to start working with the French language for the first time. Whilst it may seem confusing at first, we know that it is more than possible to pick up with a bit of practice! That’s why, in collaboration with former Snowminds instructors, we have developed a special French course focusing on the French that you actually need when working as a ski or snowboard instructor. We believe that everybody could benefit from imporving their French skills!

ANYWHERE and ANYTIME

The great advantage of the course is that it is online and thus flexible – anywhere, anytime. For all Snowminds instructors, the course will start during Fall, so you have plenty of time to practice French phrases. In this way you are prepared in the best possible way for your education and your subsequent season.

  • Start of course: flexible
  • Duration: 10 weeks (possibility to complete the course either faster or slower)
  • Easy Access: Sign in and use your computer, tablet or phone
  • Repeat the course as many times as you want!

 

The course is divided into weekly modules so that you can learn the phrases and vocabulary over time and get the most out of the course. However, it is no problem to complete the course in less time if you wish!

DETAILS OF THE COURSE

10 ONLINE MODULES

The French course consists of 10 online modules. You start the first week with learning the basic sentences that you will need as a ski and/or snowboard instructor. Each following week, you start with a new module, which focuses on a relevant topic for you as a ski instructor or snowboard instructor. For example,  you will get started with modules teaching both children and adults, while being introduced to the technicals French ski/snowboard terms.

LEARN WITH VIDEO & SOUND FILES

Each module consists of a wide range of tasks that, through videos, audio files and images, help you get the best learning experience. This way, you can actively work on phrases by listening to them repeatedly and having them visualised through videos and / or images. The course does not focus on your French language being grammatically correct, but on getting used to the language and  speaking, speaking, speaking. Therefore, it might be a good idea to try to repeat what was said with each audio file. After all, practice makes champion 😉

ANYWHERE, ANYTIME

The course is designed for you to practice anywhere, anytime. All it takes is an internet connection and  computer, tablet or smartphone. That way, everyone can participate regardless of study or work. You can also use the TalentLMS application to use on your Android or Apple phone.

TAKE A TEST AFTER EACH MODULE

Each module concludes with a test. That way you can see after each module how much you have learned and whether you have learned enough to be able to continue to the next module.

CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP

All Snowminders who enroll in our French course will be invited to a closed Facebook group during the summer. Every year the group has been incredibly appreciated by all our instructors, and the group’s primary purpose is to motivate each other to give the French language an extra focus and help each other with some of the more difficult tasks. In addition, the group consists of a lot of like-minded people, where ( if you wish ) you can find a French-buddy with whom you can then practice the French phrases.

SKI & SNOWBOARD DICTIONARY

In addition to the course itself, you will also receive a ski and snowboard specific digital dictionary that you can use during the training and during the season as a reference book. The dictionary can also be downloaded onto your phone, so you can easily take it with you.

Price

Course Icon 10 Modules Online French Language Course

Course Icon Total Price: €270 for Snowminds instructors

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