FIND THE BEST CLASS FOR YOU: Regular Courses

REGULAR A1.a

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Monday and Wednesday07:00 pm - 08:30 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER
Tuesday and Thursday12:00 pm - 01:30 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER

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: Entre Nous 1 + (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $55.00. Books may be purchased in our office

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REGULAR A1.b

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Monday and Wednesday07:00 pm - 08:30 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER
Tuesday and Thursday11:30 am - 01:00 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER

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

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REGULAR A1.c

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Tuesday and Thursday05:30 pm - 07:00 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER
Monday and Wednesday10:00 am - 11:30 am13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER

This class is a bridge to the A2 level, providing you with 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

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REGULAR A2.a

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Tuesday and Thursday06:00 pm - 07:30 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER

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: Entre Nous 2 (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $55.00.Books may be purchased in our office

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REGULAR A2.c

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Tuesday and Thursday07:00 pm - 08:30 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER
Monday and Wednesday11:30 am - 01:00 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER

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

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REGULAR B1.d

11 weeks
22 hours
$462.00
Tuesday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER

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 ecology
  • Write a report
  • Discuss the future
  • Hypothesize
  • Express restrictions
  • Discuss justice
  • Write a letter to file a complaint
  • Express certainty/doubt
  • Situate events in a narrative
  • Give a demonstration
  • Discuss travel experiences
  • Make a recommendation
  • Narrate in the past tense
  • Solve a problem over the telephone
  • Negotiate a trip

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • The future and the conditional tenses
  • The simple past tense
  • Different ways to express a hypothesis
  • Pronouns y and en
  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Express certainty/doubt
  • Substitutions: pronouns and double pronominalization
  • Negative clauses

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • Civic action and ecology; Justice, a historical trial, detective fiction
  • Traveling in Francophone countries (Quebec, Senegal, Morocco, Madagascar, Cambodia, Belgium, Tunisia)
  • Travel literature/writers

REGULAR B2.d

11 weeks
22 hours
$693.00
Tuesday and Thursday10:00 am - 11:30 am13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER

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.
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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
$462.00
Wednesday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER
Monday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER
Thursday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER
Tuesday10:00 am - 12:00 pm13 November, 2017 - 16 February, 2018REGISTER

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.

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