FIND THE BEST CLASS FOR YOU: Regular Courses

REGULAR A1.a

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Tuesday and Thursday05:00 pm - 07:00 pm30 April, 2018 - 23 June, 2018REGISTER

NOTE: THURSDAY CLASS MEETS from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

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, unités (1-3), $55.00. Books may be purchased in our office

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REGULAR A1.b

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Monday and Wednesday06:30 pm - 08:30 pm30 April, 2018 - 23 June, 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: Entre-Nous 1, unités (4-6),  $55.00. Books may be purchased in our office

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REGULAR A2.a

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Monday and Wednesday07:00 pm - 08:30 pm30 April, 2018 - 14 July, 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, unités (1-3),  $55.00.Books may be purchased in our office

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REGULAR A2.b

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm30 April, 2018 - 30 July, 2018REGISTER

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: Entre-Nous 2, unités (4-6),  $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 pm30 April, 2018 - 14 July, 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.a

11 weeks
22 hours
$462.00
Monday11:30 am - 01:30 pm30 April, 2018 - 14 July, 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: Entre-Nous 3, unités (1-2) $55.00. Books may be purchased in our office

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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 B2.b

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Tuesday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm30 April, 2018 - 14 July, 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.
Book: Alter ego 4 + (Textbook + Workbook + CD-Rom) $70.00. Books may be purchased in our office

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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 C1

11 weeks
22 hours
$462.00
Monday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm30 April, 2018 - 14 July, 2018REGISTER
Thursday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm30 April, 2018 - 14 July, 2018REGISTER
Tuesday10:00 am - 12:00 pm30 April, 2018 - 14 July, 2018REGISTER
Tuesday and Thursday10:00 am - 11:30 am30 April, 2018 - 14 July, 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.

Please read cancellation policy carefully before you register.