Time Slots

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:40 PM - 9:10 PM

For members

$455

For non-members

$515

Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For members

$455

For non-members

$515

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 5 and 6; pp.92 to 131.


Content you will cover

Learn How To
  • Speak about dreams and necessary change, explain the utility and use of new technologies, imagine and communicate your ideas about the future, protest and oppose ideas, write a concise argumentative essay, design an advertisement for future fashion styles.
  • Analyze a text about risks and passions in life, describe a tradition, speak about yourself and relate your own personal evolution, insist on your ideas and reinforce your arguments, write a communication campaign text, give testimony during a mock TV report.
Society & Culture
  • Social change and protest, connected objects and technology, 3D printing, Thomas Picketty and la pensée économique, Coco Chanel’s revolution, considering evolution vs. revolution.
  • Roofing and other extreme sports, engaged testimonies, Paris’ love locks, film reviews, new kinds of families, TED Talks.
Vocabulary
  • Revolution, revolt, new technologies, economy, fashion and homonyms.
  • Passion, politics, love, meeting new people, business, family and etymology.
Phonetics
  • Nasal vowel [ɔ̃] and intonations with anger.
  • Nasal vowels [ɔ] and [œ], intonation with varying types of interrogation.

Grammar you will cover

  • Future and near future tenses
  • Le futur antérieur (j’aurai terminé mon devoir quand tu rentreras)
  • Opposition and concession
  • Phrases and tenses used with anterior, posterior and simultaneous actions
  • Impersonal phrases with the subject il (il s’agit de/il paraît que)
  • Cause and consequence
  • Prepositional groups
  • Placing emphasis in phrases

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