Before starting to mention the resources that have helped me a lot with my TEF journey , I’d like to stress on the fact that if you are not francophone , like me , and living in a non francophone country, like me as well , you MUST in this case find ways to live not only the language , but also the French culture to help you achieve your goal in winning the B2 advanced level.
You should listen to French radio , watch French movies , read French newspapers ( online versions would be great) , even your phone settings , better to change to French.
Here are some of resources based on my personal experience which has ended in getting CLB 7 after 14 months of struggling from A1 level :
On-site Courses :
- Alliance Française Dubaï : I attended levels A1 and A2 courses there and had 2 B1 conversation workshops there. I recommend this centre at least to get the basics of the language till A2 or better B1 , Then you should be able to find your way alone.
Online Courses :
a- Udemy courses :
3 courses for the excellent tutor : : Anne Le Grand , I highly recommend those courses.
The first one will help you a lot master the past tenses , talk about your past experiences and memories . These skills are crucial to jump from A2 to B1 /B2.
- The second course is all about The subjunctive tense which seems the hardest in French , but if you , like me , needs B2 advanced or CLB 7 in TEF/TCF Canada especially in speaking /writing , this course is critical to help you talk about your dreams , wishes and expectations in French .
-And the last course is very important for whom can not attend live classes or talk with natives , this course has helped me a lot in improving my pronunciation in French . It covers all the common sounds used by the French people .
b- Étudier en France course on Coursera : you should have at least B1 level to benefit from this course:
Entre nous A1 to B2
Exam training platform :
Android applications :
a – 7 jours ou Euronews
(excellent and have subtitles to improve reading and listening skills. )
b – French dictionary offline :
c – Le conjuguer :
a -The group : J’apprends le Français Canadien
With this group , you will live both the French and Canadian cultures . This is one of the best resources for immersion .
b – You may choose to follow one of French newspapers on Facebook like : France 24
YouTube Channels :
David Le Blanc
Might need it
Good luck ou bien bonne chance !