Time Slots

Mondays, 7:40 PM - 9:10 PM

For members

350

For non-members

380

Tuesdays, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

For members

$350

For non-members

$380

Thursday , 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

For members

$350

For non-members

$380

About this Class

Our core language classes will strengthen your French through speaking, writing and comprehension activities while providing insights into Francophone culture. Our teachers and curriculum use cutting-edge methods and resources to develop your skills and confidence in French. With full immersion from day one and a communicative, task-based approach you'll gain the knowledge you need to embrace the Francophone world!

Required textbook: Saison 1
In this course you will cover Units 0 and Unit 1, pp. 13 to 34.

Content you will cover

Learn How To
  • Say hello, introduce yourself, respond yes or no, spell in French, talk about purchasing something, communicate with classmates.
  • Introduce, meet, and learn about someone; identify and locate an object (il y a, c’est); pose and respond politely to questions.
Society & Culture
  • Look at French monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, greet someone in French, differentiate between tu and vous.
  • Read about French speakers across the globe, gain exposure to French etiquette, read a poem.
Vocabulary
  • Salutations, the alphabet, nationalities, a few countries, colors, numbers up to 20, the months of the year, a few emotions.
  • Occupations, personal traits, everyday objects.
Phonetics
  • The alphabet, sentence prosody.
  • Final consonants and the silent e (e muet); masculine and feminine indefinite articles.

Grammar you will cover

  • The verbs s’appeler, être, avoir
  • The expressions je m’appelle, je suis, and j’ai __ ans
  • Definite articles
  • The expression je voudrais.
  • Prepositions (à, en, au, aux)
  • ER verbs (parler, habiter)
  • The basic negative (ne…pas)
  • Indefinite articles (un, une, des)
  • Framing questions with qui (est-ce), quel
  • Subject and stress pronouns, oui, non, si !

Testimonials

Thea

Boston
For someone who had no experience, this was a great course which gave me a taste of how the more advanced classes would be.

Christopher

Jamaica Plain
Great class! Lots of fun and a very comfortable environment to speak and practice. Definitely would recommend to anyone first starting out.

Anonymous

Boston Area
The class was extremely fun. We started from zero but covered a lot and I feel I learnt a lot in a very short period of time. This is the fifth language I am learning and I am enjoying it a lot!

Other Classes

Intensive Week

Beginner
Starting February 22, 2016 3 hours per day for 5 days

Over five half-day sessions, master the basics of French including everyday vocabulary and expressions and find out how to use what you've learned in real-life situations!

Read More

One Day Immersion

Beginner
Sessions starting February 19, 2016, and March 26, 2016 7 hours for 1 day

Over a productive and relaxed day, master the basics including everyday vocabulary and expressions and find out how to use what you've learned in real-life situations!

Read More