FIND THE BEST CLASS FOR YOU: Regular Courses

REGULAR A1.a

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Monday & Wednesday10am - 11:30 am1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday & Thursday06pm - 07:30 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday & Thursday06:00 pm - 07:30 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday & Thursday11:30 am - 01:00 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER

This introductory class is for students who have no prior knowledge of French. You will learn basic language skills to introduce yourself and others, to ask and answer common questions, and to write a brief note. Guided grammar study of regular present tense verbs and common irregular verbs être (to be) and avoir (to have), as well as negation and interrogation will allow you to enjoy simple interactions in French. You will learn common colloquial idioms, how to present and respond to invitations, and how to give instructions. You will continue your study of present tense irregular verbs, and learn how to express time using verb tenses of present (présent) and past (passé composé). You will be able to talk about yourself and your favorite activities and celebrations, and you’ll write your opinion on a simple subject.
Book: Alter ego 1 + (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00. Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

REGULAR A1.b

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Tuesday & Thursday11:30 am - 12:00 am1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday & Thursday06pm - 07:30 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Monday & Wednesday07:00 pm - 08:30 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER

This class will continue building the foundation laid out in A1.a Students will acquire the vocabulary and cultural background to accomplish the following tasks: give and receive directions, express obligation, express possession, describe a place, give advice, compare and contrast, express a wish or a desire, describe someone. Linguistic structures introduced include the imperative, indirect object pronouns, negation, prepositions, reflexive verbs, the simple future and the present subjunctive.
Book: Alter ego 1+ (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00. Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

REGULAR A1.c

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Monday & Wednesday07pm - 08:30 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday & Thursday07:00 pm - 08:30 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER
Monday & Wednesday11:30 am - 01:00 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER

This class is a bridge to the A2 level, providing you an opportunity to reinforce the skills you have learned in previous classes. Reading and conversation will focus on presenting more detailed descriptions, expressing appreciation, explaining situations, and giving advice and recommendations. Study of prepositions, pronouns, articles, and the imperfect (imparfait) verb tense will help you perfect and broaden your communication. At this point in your learning, you’ll possess the vocabulary and grammar to relate memories, compare past situations to current circumstances, and write a formal letter. As you progress in your learning, you will read and talk in more detail about your experiences and activities. You’ll study the verb tenses for recent past, continuous present and simple future, and the grammatical structures to describe places and people and communicate news.
Book: Alter ego 1+ (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00. Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

REGULAR A2.a

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Monday & Wednesday11:30 am - 01pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday & Thursday07pm - 08:30 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER

As you enter the A2 level course, you will continue to refine and expand your language abilities with confidence. You’ll learn how to characterize people and places, and talk about your relationships with friends and family. You’ll review present and past tenses (passé composé and imparfait), and study indirect speech to help you in more advanced situations such as booking hotels and restaurants, and making other travel arrangements. Your writing ability will be at the level of composing a short news article During this class, you’ll develop the ability to understand and discuss your reactions to opinions presented in newspaper articles and movie reviews. You’ll learn informal and formal styles of expression, and practice business communications and formalities. You’ll study grammatical structures which will help you in more complex situations such as expressing a complicated necessity or giving comprehensive advice.
Book: Alter ego 2 (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00.Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

REGULAR A2.c

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Monday & Wednesday07pm - 08:30 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER

You will expand your language abilities and your exploration of French life and culture through discussions and readings about politics, art, science, literature and business. You will be able to negotiate, write reports, and discuss events of the day with ease and confidence. Grammatical study in this high Intermediate course includes indirect speech, sequence of tenses, and comparatives. It also include the use of possessive and demonstrative pronouns and the use of the imperative tense in more details. In the Intermediate course, you’ll continue to study similarity and contrast, as well as the uses of the conditional and subjunctive to express wish, will, obligation and feelings.
Book: Alter ego 2 (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00.Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

REGULAR B1.a

11 weeks
22 hours
$440.00
Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER

Study familiar situations encountered in work, school, and leisure. Learn to formulate simple sentences about personal interests, express ideas and opinions, and handle situations likely to arise when traveling.
Book: Alter ego 3  (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00. Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

Curriculum

Communication Skills

  • Discuss self-image
  • Ask for information and advice by email
  • Characterize individuals and their behavior
  • Praise, make suggestions, and reproach
  • Give advice, give orders
  • Express your feelings
  • Discuss consumerism
  • Describe an object or a service
  • Write an email to file a complaint
  • Negotiate and discuss a price
  • Relay a message
  • Warn someone about something

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • Simple relative pronouns
  • Emphasis
  • Comparisons and degrees of comparison
  • Relative pronouns
  • The infinitive and the subjunctive mood
  • Reported/indirect speech and sequence of tenses

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Types of consumers and consumer habits
  • The role of imagery in friendships, love, and professional relationships

REGULAR B1.b

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Tuesday07pm - 09pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER

Study familiar situations encountered in work, school, and leisure. Learn to formulate simple sentences about personal interests, express ideas and opinions, and handle situations likely to arise when traveling.
Book: Alter ego 3 (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00. Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

Curriculum

Communication Skills

  • Discuss your learning and learning tools
  • Discuss your past in an interview
  • Discuss your experiences
  • Evoke the past
  • Concede and oppose
  • Discuss the written press
  • Understand press headlines
  • Understand an informative article
  • Send information by email
  • Discuss an event in an article

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • The imperfect tense
  • The present perfect
  • The pluperfect
  • Past participle agreement
  • Different ways to express a concession
  • Different ways to express an opposition
  • The nominal phrase
  • The passive form
  • Express causes/consequences
  • The different means of expression to evoke an unconfirmed event

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Methods and modes of learning
  • Applying to university
  • Different means of gathering information
  • Readers and the press

REGULAR B2.a

11 weeks
22 hours
$440.00
Tuesday & Thursday10:00 am - 11:30 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER

Understand the main ideas of a complex text, interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects, and express viewpoints on topical issues.
Book: Alter ego 4 (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00. Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

Curriculum

Communication Skills

  • Describe medical symptoms
  • Express health problems
  • Express feelings
  • Express your opinion about family
  • Talk about roles in a relationship
  • Make a presentation
  • Rent an apartment
  • Express  rental issues
  • Describe living space and object
  • Argue city development
  • Learn how to write a summary

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • Express feeling
  • Present and past subjunctive and infinitive
  • Express doubt and certainty
  • Indicative versus subjunctive
  • Body, pain and healing vocabulary
  • Opinion idioms
  • Adjectives, pronouns and nouns to describe living space
  • Passive and pronominal passive
  • Cause and consequence
  • Compromise and opposition
  • Ecological habitation vocabulary
  • Construction and finishing works
  • Prefix and suffix related to remodeling
  • Compound nouns

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Love
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Evolution in the family relation
  • Chores sharing
  • Body and healing
  • City and latest developments
  • Rural and city lodging
  • Environment and housing
  • Decoration
  • Housing projects
  • City utopia
  • Architecture and heritage

REGULAR B2.b

11 weeks
22 hours
$440.00
Tuesday & Thursday10am - 11:30 am1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER

Understand the main ideas of a complex text, interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects, and express viewpoints on topical issues.
Book: Alter ego 4 + (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00. Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

Curriculum

Communication Skills

  • Ask for information about online classes
  • Ask for detailed information about a school’s philosophy
  • Express interest
  • Express wishes, goals and intention
  • Debate trips as a way to grow and learn
  • Subjunctive imperfect and pluperfect
  • Subjunctive with relative clause
  • Give information about work prerequisite and contracts
  • Write a request to an employer
  • Past indirect discourse
  • Debate work conditions and job mobility
  • Conditional past and present
  • Personal  pronouns

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • “Savoir” vs “Connaître”
  • Abilities and skills
  • Vocabulary related to goals and intentions
  • Everyday expressions to convey goal achievements
  • Informal expressions with pronouns
  • “Mettre & Prendre” polysemy
  • Sentence construction with adjectives
  • Verbs introducing the indirect discourse
  • “Dire” synonyms and subtleties

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Education impact
  • School and university
  • In-house training
  • Studies abroad
  • Key roles of sports and travels
  • New technology
  • The importance of work in life
  • The work force:  women and young people
  • Non credited work
  • Work contracts
  • Job mobility
  • Work relationships
  • Laws for migrant workers

REGULAR B2.d

11 weeks
22 hours
$440.00
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER

Understand the main ideas of a complex text, interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects, and express viewpoints on topical issues.
Book: Alter ego 4 (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00. Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

Curriculum

Communication Skills

  • Claim one’s rights
  • Express disagreement
  • Debate a decision
  • Present the specificities of a country
  • Argue the choice of languages in a multilingual state
  • Write readers’s comments and reviews
  • Compare facts and numbers
  • Talk about future inventions

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Degrees of comparison
  • Words deriving from other languages
  • Vocabulary for similarities and differences
  • Vocabulary for evolution and changes

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Education impact
  • Demands, opposition and disagreement
  • Rights and obligations
  • Defining folklore
  • Antonyms
  • Interview on globalization

Refresher course for beginner A1.a

weeks
10 hours
$200.00
Saturday09:30 am - 03:30 pm22 April, 2017 - 29 April, 2017REGISTER

Brush up your French in this interactive refresher course offered for the Beginner A1 level and get a head start on the next level A1.b.

Ideal for students who are not true beginners.  These students have taken some French at some point, but feel like they forgot most of it, and they would like to brush up prior to moving on to the next level (*A1.b).  It is normally not necessary to repeat the complete beginner course( A.1.a)  A simple refresher course usually does the trick. This type of course reinforces oral, comprehension, grammar and vocabulary skills. If you are one of those students, join our next refresher course for a smooth transition into the next stage of your French journey!

This class will meet two consecutive Saturdays, from 9:30am to 3:30pm with one hour lunch from 12 pm to 1pm.

Prerequisites: Students who have previously taken any French beginner level class. New Students should take our free placement test

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* The A1.b level will be offered for the summer session, from May 1 to July 15, 2017, on :
  Tuesday and Thurday, 11:30am to 1pm
  Tuesday and Thurday, 6pm to 7:30pm

 

REGULAR B2.e

11 weeks
22 hours
$440
Tuesday10am - 12pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER

Understand the main ideas of a complex text, interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects, and express viewpoints on topical issues.

Book: Alter ego + (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00. Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.

Curriculum

Communication Skills

  • Claim one’s rights
  • Express disagreement
  • Debate a decision
  • Present the specificities of a country
  • Argue the choice of languages in a multilingual state
  • Write readers’s comments and reviews
  • Compare facts and numbers
  • Talk about future inventions

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Degrees of comparison
  • Words deriving from other languages
  • Vocabulary for similarities and differences
  • Vocabulary for evolution and changes

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Education impact
  • Demands, opposition and disagreement
  • Rights and obligations
  • Defining folklore
  • Antonyms
  • Interview on globalization

 

REGULAR C1

11 weeks
22 hours
$440.00
Thursday07pm - 09pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Monday07pm - 09pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Wednesday07pm - 09pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Wednesday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER
Monday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER
Thursday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm13 February, 2017 - 28 April, 2017REGISTER

This level is tailored to help you master the French language perfectly.
Understand a wide range of demanding texts and recognize linguistic subtleties in order to express yourself fluently and spontaneously.
Learn to use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes.
Produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices.

Book: Alter ego 5 (Textbook + Workbook + CD) $80.00. Books may be purchased in our office

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.