Time Slots

Wednesdays & Fridays , 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For members

$470

For non-members

$500

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 2
In this course you will cover Units 3 and 4; pp.58 to 93.

Content you will cover

Learn How To
  • Write a tweet, express what has already been said, relay information, explain a point of view, ask someone’s opinion, indicate surprise, retell a rumor.
  • Describe an object, post an advertisement to sell an object, talk about one’s past, obtain information over the telephone, write about a childhood memory.
Society & Culture
  • Read tweets sent from Paris, examine different forms of communication and media, learn about the public crier at Mayenne, listen to an African radio show.
  • Examine the past, talk about retro and vintage styles, immigration in France.
Vocabulary
  • Read tweets sent from Paris, examine different forms of communication and media, learn about the public crier at Mayenne, listen to an African radio show.
  • Memories, past styles in fashion, family and relationships.
Pronunciation
  • The [u] sound in soupe, the [o] sound in haute, the [ɔ] sound in bol, the [y] sound in bulle, the [ɥ] sound in huit.
  • The [y] sound in sur, the [ø] sound in peu, the [œ] as in sœur, the [i] sound in lit, the [e] sound in épée , the [ɛ] sound in père

Grammar you will cover

  • Pose questions with Subject inversion
  • Nominalization
  • Indirect object pronouns
  • Direct and indirect discourse (retelling events)
  • The verb suivre
  • The comparative and the superlative
  • The plus-que-parfait and the past tenses (l’imparfait et le passé composé)
  • Agreement of past participles
  • Demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
  • The verbs vivre and valoir


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