Time Slots

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:40 PM - 9:10 PM

For members

$470

For non-members

$500

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

For members

$470 - CLOSED

For non-members

$500 - CLOSED

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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 1
In this course you will cover Units 0, 1 and 2; pp.12 to 57.
Student may choose to purchase either the hard copy version or the digital version of the textbook and workbook. Please note that for the hard copy version, a CD player is needed to play the included disc. For the digital copy, the online access code expires after one year.

Content you will cover

Learn How To
  • Introduce yourself, respond yes or no, learn how to 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, join a social network.
  • Understand and compose a newspaper advert, find, research, and describe an apartment, describe one’s neighbor, accuse and excuse oneself, write a personal profile.
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.
  • Learn about finding an apartment in France (and in Switzerland), read and understand a Parisian apartment listing, talk about new neighbors.
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, languages, numbers up to 69.
  • Living conditions, describing an apartment, physical descriptions, personal preferences.
Phonetics
  • The alphabet, sentence prosody.
  • Final consonants and the silent e (e muet); masculine and feminine indefinite articles.
  • The plural liaison, distinguishing between le and les.

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 !
  • Gender and agreement for nouns and adjectives
  • The verbs venir and aller
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Spatial prepositions dans, chez, sur, sous


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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!

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