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

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

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REGULAR A1.b

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Monday & Wednesday10am - 11:30 am28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday and Thursday05:30 pm - 07:00 pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 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

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REGULAR A1.c

11 weeks
33 hours
$660.00
Tuesday & Thursday6pm - 07:30 pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER

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
$660.00
Monday & Wednesday7pm - 08:30 pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 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
Monday & Wednesday11:30 am - 1pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday & Thursday7pm - 08:30 pm28 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

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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

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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.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

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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 C1

11 weeks
22 hours
$440.00
Monday7pm - 9pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Tuesday10am - 12pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Wednesday7pm - 9pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 2017REGISTER
Thursday7pm - 9pm28 August, 2017 - 10 November, 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.