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A1.a

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Wednesday06:00 pm - 09:00 pm4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 2018REGISTER
Tuesday and Thursday10:00 am - 11:30 am4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 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, 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
Tuesday and Thursday06:00 pm - 07:30 pm4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 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 A1.c

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Monday and Wednesday07:00 pm - 08:30 pm4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 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: Entre Nous 1 (unités 7-8) $55.00. Books may be purchased in our office

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REGULAR A2.b

11 weeks
33 hours
$693.00
Monday and Wednesday07:00 pm - 08:30 pm4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 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
Monday and Wednesday10:00 am - 11:30 am4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 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: Entre Nous 2 (Unités 7-8) $55.00. Books may be purchased in our office

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REGULAR B1.a

11 weeks
22 hours
$462.00
Tuesday and Thursday07:00 pm - 08:00 pm4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 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 B1.b

11 weeks
22 hours
$462.00
Wednesday11:30 am - 01:30 pm4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 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  $55.00. 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.c

11 weeks
22 hours
$407.00
Tuesday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 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: Entre Nous 4 (Unités 5-6) $55.00. 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
$462.00
Monday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 2018REGISTER
Thursday07:00 pm - 09:00 pm4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 2018REGISTER
Tuesday10:00 am - 12:00 pm4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 2018REGISTER
Tuesday and Thursday10:00 am - 11:30 am4 September, 2018 - 16 November, 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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