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

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

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Saturdays, 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

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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 7,8 and 9; pp.135 to 187.

Content you will cover

Learn How To
  • Describe an object, tell a story in the past, understand directions, describe an object from an advertisement, signal agreement and disagreement, express an obligation and/or interdiction, sell something on the Internet.
  • State a purpose, discuss one’s feelings, write a to-do list, express an opinion, talk about the weather, complete a project via email.
  • Express interest in something, talk about one’s desires, describe plants and animals, note one’s discontent, encourage someone, write a letter asking for help, tell a story in the past, write a biography.
Society & Culture
  • Discuss the importance of passing objects from one generation to another, look at waste and recycling efforts in France and in Switzerland.
  • Learn about the Erasmus program for studying abroad, talk about moving to a different country, discuss health and well-being, administrative procedures.
  • Talk about what it means to be a citizen somewhere, the right to vote in France and in Belgium, volunteering for green organizations.
  • Describe an object’s condition (vieux, nouveau, bon, mauvais) time indicators (hier, aujourd’hui, la semaine dernière); technology, recycling and reusing.
  • Studies and professions, formalities surrounding travel, health, the body, the weather.
  • Solidarity, politics, the environment, indicating a suite of events, animals.
  • the sound [y] like j’ai eu, the sound [u] like goût, the sound [r] like roue, the sound [l] like loue.
  • the silent e, [ə] as in je viens.
  • Review of sounds studied in previous units.

Grammar you will cover

  • The imperfect tense (l’imparfait)
  • The verb faire
  • Using the passé composé to tell a story
  • Expressions such as hier and la semaine dernière
  • The relative pronouns qui and que
  • The recent past (le passé recent)
  • The verbs croire and voir
  • Conjunctions of purpose such as pour and afin de
  • The future tense
  • Direct object pronouns
  • The imperfect (l’imparfait) and the passé composé
  • The verbs connaître and savoir
  • The time expressions depuis and pendant
  • Indirect object pronouns
  • The present conditional tense (le conditionnel)

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