FIND THE BEST CLASS FOR YOU: Regular Courses

REGULAR A1.a

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Monday & Wednesday7pm - 08:30 pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday $ Thursday11:30 am - 1pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Monday & Wednesday10:00am - 11:30 am1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday & Thursday05:30 pm - 07:00 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 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
Monday & Wednesday10am - 11:30 am28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday & Thursday06:00 pm - 07:30 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 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
Tuesday & Thursday6pm - 07:30 pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Monday & Wednesday07:00 pm - 08:30 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 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 & Wednesday7pm - 08:30 pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Monday & Wednesday11:30 am - 01:00 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday & Thursday07:00 pm - 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

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REGULAR A2.b

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Tuesday & Thursday7pm - 08:30 pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Monday & Wednesday11:30 am - 1pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER

During this class, you’ll deepen your understanding of French culture. You’ll discuss different artistic genres and groups, and provide your opinions on past and contemporary styles. You will learn how to communicate cause and consequence, and how to narrate reported speech. You will also learn how to use the conditional tense and to express the idea would and after certain conjunctions. You will learn how to use this tense to soften a request, command, or desire, to express possibility or unsure action. As you progress to full fluency, you’ll be able to talk about an exceptional event and prepare a written analysis on a subject of your choice.
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.b

11 weeks
22 hours
$440.00
Tuesday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm1 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

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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 B1.c

11 weeks
22 hours
$418.00
Tuesday7pm - 9pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 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

  • Defend, oppose, and get involved in a debate
  • Ask for clarification by email
  • Encourage someone
  • Promote solidarity
  • Express your objectives
  • Expression duration
  • Discuss painting
  • Give your impressions about something
  • In a letter, offer to set up a cultural program
  • Ask questions
  • Participate in a debate: discuss, interrupt a discussion

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • The present participle and the gerund tense
  • Different ways to express an objective
  • Time and duration
  • Using relatives with the subjunctive mood
  • Different types of questions
  • Adverbs ending in –ment

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Showing solidarity
  • Discovering French artists and their works
  • Critiquing shows

REGULAR B2.b

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Tuesday & Thursday10:00 am - 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.c

11 weeks
22 hours
$407.00
Tuesday & Thursday10am - 11:30 am28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 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

  • Appreciate French gastronomy
  • Give an opinion about a restaurant
  • Write a review
  • Identify taste and flavors
  • Evaluate product quality
  • Make hypotheses/expressions
  • Express aesthetic views
  •  ”A moins que…”
  • Summary definite, indefinite and partitive articles
  • Defend a cause
  • Express an opinion regarding political involvement
  • Express refined opinions
  • Reveal and defend personal values
  • Argue the role of humanitarian actions
  • Gerund, present participle and verbal adjective

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • Taste and flavors vocabulary
  • Words expressing art appreciation
  • Figure of speech: comparisons and metaphors
  • Voting vocabulary
  • Euphemism and politically correct expressions
  • Adjective position
  • Meaning of adjective according to their position
  • Homonyms with double gender

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Different types of pleasures and happiness: gastronomical, artistic and literary
  • Taste and flavors
  • Contemporary writers
  • Beliefs
  • Religion
  • Moral values
  • Tolerance
  • Politics
  • Citizenship
  • Parity
  • Democracy
  • Humanitarian actions

REGULAR B2.e

11 weeks
22 hours
$440
Tuesday10:00am - 12:00 pm1 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
Wednesday7pm - 9pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Monday7pm - 12:00 am28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Thursday7pm - 9pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday10am - 12pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Thursday07:00pm - 09:00 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Monday07:00pm - 0900pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 2017REGISTER
Wednesday07:00pm - 09:00 pm1 May, 2017 - 15 July, 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.