Time Slots

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

For members

$470 - CLOSED

For non-members

$500 - CLOSED

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 expand your skills and increase your confidence in French. With full immersion from day one and a communicative, task-based approach you'll gain a deeper understanding of the French language and Francophone world!

Required textbook: Saison 3
This course will cover Units 3 and 4; pp.52 to 91.
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
  • Express various degrees of certitude, describe one of your inspirations, verify facts and information, speak about contemporary art, compose a short press article (present the topic and provide the facts), organize an international robotics conference.
  • Speak about identity and your origins, express discontentment, write a film synopsis, develop a comparative argument in an essay and participate in a competition.
Society & Culture
  • The spirit of intelligence, voodoo in Benin, speaking about superstitions, artificial intelligence, contemporary art, masterpieces of art, Wikipedia, press articles.
  • Examine various ways of learning, speak about informal learning techniques, consider the educative system in Guyana, learning by playing, MOOCS, board games and writing a formal cover letter.
Vocabulary
  • Intelligence, science, electronics, health, media, art and antonyms.
  • Electronic identity, personal origins, the European Union, the body, plastic surgery, life changes and neologisms.
Phonetics
  • Punctuation, intonation, consonants and liaisons.
  • The falling [ə] sound, blending of consonant sounds and informal register.

Grammar you will cover

  • Passive forms (se laisser, se faire)
  • Expressions of certitude and doubt
  • Uncertain events using the past conditional tense and verbal forms (Il semble que, Il paraîtrait que)
  • Indicators of time (depuis, il y a, pendant, dans, en)

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Testimonials

Maria

Boston
I loved the class: good students and professional teacher. The books are for adults with interesting topics to discuss. I had a really good time during class.

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