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Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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About this Class

Parlons Mode is aimed at students who have acquired the A1 level of the European Reference framework for languages (CEFR). The course covers the main points of the levels A2 to B1 of the CECRL European Framework..

Parlons Mode allows students to discuss about various Contexts and Professional Scenarios directly linked to French fashion:
• French courses on specific objectives
• Fashion, styling, textile design Schools
• General French learners eager to learn about the fashion world
• Professionals practicing or seeking employment in the fashion sector in the francophone environment.

Required textbook: Parlons Mode
In this course you will cover: Unit 1, 2, 3 and .7
Please note that the hard copy version of Parlons Mode requires the use of a computer to play the included MP3 Compact disc.

Content You Will Cover

Learn How To
Talk about professional experience – talk about inspirational Sources and influential Figures- Talk about fashion Styles.
Describe in detail a fashion Trend- Propose changes-Introduce new seasonal items.
Describe the creative process of a piece of clothing- Refer to the evolution of an outfit over time – Suggest how to wear an outfit.
Talk about iconic Venues- Discuss Preparations of a Fashion show – Describe the atmosphere of a fashion show

Training and professional careers – Awards – Inspiration – Styles.
Seasons- Trends - Colors- Fabrics- Printed materials.
Pieces of clothing – How to wear: ceinturer, boutonner, nouer, retrousser- Accessories.
Places-Music-Decors- Themes- Posters, Flyers and Social Media.

Society & Culture
Paris, Fashion styles – Fashion from 1920 to 1930 – Coco Chanel.
Various fashion Trends- Fashion from 1930 to 1940 – Elsa Schiaparelli.
Shoe Crazy! Fashion from 1940 to 1950 – Christian Dior
The Tank Top- Fashion from 1980 to 1990 – Jean-Paul Gaultier

Grammar You Will Cover

Time Connectors (en, de…à, puis, après)- Vers using prepositions à, de, par – Characterize: aimer + ce qui.
Relative pronouns qui and que
Adverbs of Intensity: très, vraiment, totalement…
Futur verbal tense: future simple
Adjectives and Demonstrative Pronouns
Passé Compose Verb Tense
Moods : Vouloir, Pouvoir
Relative Compond Pronouns
Anteriority and Posteriority
Combined Imparfait and passé composé verb Tenses