Farida Talantikit

France and Algeria

Bio

Farida began teaching at the French Cultural Center in 2006 after moving to Boston in 2004. She primarily teaches core language classes for adults at the beginner level in addition to intermediate and advanced grammar courses and conversation classes for all levels.

Farida holds a Doctorate in Occupational Health Medicine (a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses) from UCL, Bruxelles. She lived in Salon de Provence, France where she taught biology at Avignon University and worked as an occupational health doctor. She also worked for several human rights non-profit organizations in Marseille.

She loves spending time with her family and travelling. She enjoys listening to classical music and reading about the humanities, especially history and cinema, and she is intrigued by people, different cultures and world politics. She also takes great pleasure in cooking.

Classes Recently Taught

Beginner French 4 Accelerated

Beginner
Starting February 13, 2018 6 hours per week for 5 weeks

Discuss the environment, tell stories using the passé composé, make a to-do list, describe your childhood pet, and more!

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Advanced Conversation

Advanced
Starting January 11, 2018 2 hours per week for 10 weeks

Master the art of conversation while perfecting the finer points of your grammar through the fun and varied speaking activities in this course!

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Grammar

Intermediate
Starting January 11, 2018 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Learn elements of grammar through structured practice. Topics vary based on class needs.

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Intermediate French 3

Intermediate
Starting January 9, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep looking forward and making progress! Learn new future tenses and vocabulary that will help you discuss social change and revolution, write an argumentative essay, read about 3D printing technologies and more.

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Intermediate French 4

Intermediate
Starting January 9, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Delve deeper into the Francophone cultures around the globe while honing your language skills: discover verlan, read a fable from the West Indies, learn how to react to lies and more!

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Advanced Beginner French 3

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 9, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and cultural awareness. In this class you will talk about clichés, describe your habits, learn about food from Senegal, discuss different cultural festivals and much more!

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Beginner French 3 Accelerated

Beginner
Starting January 9, 2018 6 hours per week for 5 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

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Beginner French 1 (Absolute Beginner)

Beginner
Starting January 8, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Never had any previous instruction in French? Looking for an in-depth introduction to understanding and communicating about basics? This class is designed especially for you; no prior experience necessary!

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Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting January 8, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

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Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting January 8, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

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Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 8, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

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Advanced Beginner French 4

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 8, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class will give you the skills to make demands, discuss social issues and talk about change, as well as other tools to help you take charge of your French education!

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Advanced Conversation

Advanced
Starting September 21, 2017 2 hours per week for 10 weeks

Master the art of conversation while perfecting the finer points of your grammar through the fun and varied speaking activities in this course!

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Grammar

Intermediate
Starting September 20, 2017 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Learn elements of grammar through structured practice. Topics vary based on class needs.

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Beginner French 1 Accelerated

Beginner
Starting September 19, 2017 6 hours per week for 5 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

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Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 19, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

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Intermediate French 3

Intermediate
Starting September 19, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep looking forward and making progress! Learn new future tenses and vocabulary that will help you discuss social change and revolution, write an argumentative essay, read about 3D printing technologies and more.

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Intermediate French 4

Intermediate
Starting September 19, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Delve deeper into the Francophone cultures around the globe while honing your language skills: discover verlan, read a fable from the West Indies, learn how to react to lies and more!

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Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting September 18, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

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Advanced Beginner French 4

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 18, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class will give you the skills to make demands, discuss social issues and talk about change, as well as other tools to help you take charge of your French education!

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Beginner French 1 (Absolute Beginner)

Beginner
Starting September 16, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Never had any previous instruction in French? Looking for an in-depth introduction to understanding and communicating about basics? This class is designed especially for you; no prior experience necessary!

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Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting September 16, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

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Get Ready for the DELF B2!

Advanced
Starting September 16, 2017 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

If you're planning to take the DELF in December, this preparatory class is for you! Ensure your success and work on all four language skills tested on the exam.

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Advanced Beginner French 3

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 16, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and cultural awareness. In this class you will talk about clichés, describe your habits, learn about food from Senegal, discuss different cultural festivals and much more!

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Intermediate French 4

Intermediate
Starting June 28, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Delve deeper into the Francophone cultures around the globe while honing your language skills: discover verlan, read a fable from the West Indies, learn how to react to lies and more!

Read More

Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting June 22, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more! *Accelerated learning option available.*

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Beginner French 1 (Absolute Beginner)

Beginner
Starting June 22, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Never had any previous instruction in French? Looking for an in-depth introduction to understanding and communicating about basics? This class is designed especially for you; no prior experience necessary!

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Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting June 22, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

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Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 22, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 3

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 22, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and cultural awareness. In this class you will talk about clichés, describe your habits, learn about food from Senegal, discuss different cultural festivals and much more!

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Advanced Beginner French 4

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 22, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class will give you the skills to make demands, discuss social issues and talk about change, as well as other tools to help you take charge of your French education!

Read More

Intermediate French 3

Intermediate
Starting June 22, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep looking forward and making progress! Learn new future tenses and vocabulary that will help you discuss social change and revolution, write an argumentative essay, read about 3D printing technologies and more.

Read More

Advanced Conversation

Advanced
Starting June 22, 2017 2 hours per week for 10 weeks

Master the art of conversation while perfecting the finer points of your grammar through the fun and varied speaking activities in this course!

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One Day Immersion: Advanced Beginner

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting May 8, 2017, and June 12, 2017 7 hours for 1 day

Improve your skills and confidence speaking French while learning new vocabulary and expressions. It's fast, it's fun, it works and lunch is included!

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One Day Immersion: Beginner

Beginner
Sessions starting May 8, 2017, and June 12, 2017 7 hours for 1 day

Over a productive and relaxed day, master the basics including everyday vocabulary and expressions and find out how to use what you've learned in real-life situations!

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One Day Immersion: Intermediate

Intermediate
Sessions starting May 8, 2017, and June 12, 2017 7 hours for 1 day

Strengthen your French grammar, syntax and vocabulary through a day of fun, interactive activities tailored to what you want to learn!

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Grammar

Intermediate
Starting April 13, 2017 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Learn elements of grammar through structured practice. Topics vary based on class needs.

Read More

Get Ready for the DELF B2!

Advanced
Starting April 13, 2017 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

If you're planning to take the DELF in June, this preparatory class is for you! Ensure your success and work on all four language skills tested on the exam.

Read More

Advanced Conversation

Advanced
Starting April 12, 2017 2 hours per week for 10 weeks

Master the art of conversation while perfecting the finer points of your grammar through the fun and varied speaking activities in this course!

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 4

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 11, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class will give you the skills to make demands, discuss social issues and talk about change, as well as other tools to help you take charge of your French education!

Read More

Intermediate French 4

Intermediate
Starting April 11, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Delve deeper into the Francophone cultures around the globe while honing your language skills: discover verlan, read a fable from the West Indies, learn how to react to lies and more!

Read More

Get Ready for the DELF B1!

Intermediate
Starting April 11, 2017 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

If you're planning to take the DELF in June, this preparatory class is for you! Ensure your success and work on all four language skills tested on the exam.

Read More

Beginner French 1 (Absolute Beginner)

Beginner
Starting April 10, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Never had any previous instruction in French? Looking for an in-depth introduction to understanding and communicating about basics? This class is designed especially for you; no prior experience necessary!

Read More

Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting April 10, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more! *Accelerated learning option available.*

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 3

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 10, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and cultural awareness. In this class you will talk about clichés, describe your habits, learn about food from Senegal, discuss different cultural festivals and much more!

Read More

Intermediate French 3

Intermediate
Starting April 10, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep looking forward and making progress! Learn new future tenses and vocabulary that will help you discuss social change and revolution, write an argumentative essay, read about 3D printing technologies and more.

Read More

Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting April 8, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 8, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

Read More

One Day Immersion: Beginner

Beginner
Sessions starting January 30, 2017, February 27, 2017, and March 20, 2017 7 hours for 1 day

Over a productive and relaxed day, master the basics including everyday vocabulary and expressions and find out how to use what you've learned in real-life situations!

Read More

One Day Immersion: Advanced Beginner

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 30, 2017, February 27, 2017, and March 20, 2017 7 hours for 1 day

Improve your skills and confidence speaking French while learning new vocabulary and expressions. It's fast, it's fun, it works and lunch is included!

Read More

One Day Immersion: Intermediate

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 30, 2017, February 27, 2017, and March 20, 2017 7 hours for 1 day

Strengthen your French grammar, syntax and vocabulary through a day of fun, interactive activities tailored to what you want to learn!

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Grammar

Intermediate
Starting January 26, 2017 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Learn elements of grammar through structured practice. Topics vary based on class needs.

Read More

Beginner French 1 (Absolute Beginner)

Beginner
Starting January 18, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Never had any previous instruction in French? Looking for an in-depth introduction to understanding and communicating about basics? This class is designed especially for you; no prior experience necessary!

Read More

Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting January 18, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 18, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 3

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 18, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and cultural awareness. In this class you will talk about clichés, describe your habits, learn about food from Senegal, discuss different cultural festivals and much more!

Read More

Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting January 17, 2017 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

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Medical French

Advanced
Starting January 17, 2017 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class is directed towards any medical staff planning on working or studying in a French speaking country.

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Refresher Course: Beginner

Beginner
Sessions starting January 9, 2017, and January 10, 2017 2 hours for 4 day

Brush up your French in this interactive refresher course offered for the Beginner A1 level and get a head start on the next level (A2). This course is for students who have completed the A1 level and will be starting an A2 class in the winter session.

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Refresher Course: Advanced Beginner

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 9, 2017, and January 10, 2017 2 hours for 4 day

Brush up your French in this interactive refresher course offered for the Advanced Beginner A2 level and get a head start on the next level (B1). This course is for students who have completed the A2 level and will be starting an B1 class in the winter session.

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Refresher Course: Intermediate

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 9, 2017, and January 10, 2017 2 hours for 4 day

Brush up your French in this interactive refresher course offered for the Intermediate B1 level and get a head start on the next level (B2). This course is for students who have completed the B1 level and will be starting an B2 class in the winter session.

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Intensive Week: Intermediate

Intermediate
Starting October 24, 2016 3 hours per day for 5 days

Make progress quickly and effectively with interactive techniques that focus on real-life situations and vocabulary you want to learn!

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One Day Immersion: Beginner

Beginner
Sessions starting October 17, 2016, November 14, 2016, and December 10, 2016 7 hours for 1 day

Over a productive and relaxed day, master the basics including everyday vocabulary and expressions and find out how to use what you've learned in real-life situations!

Read More

One Day Immersion: Intermediate

Intermediate
Sessions starting October 17, 2016, November 14, 2016, and December 10, 2016 7 hours for 1 day

Strengthen your French grammar, syntax and vocabulary through a day of fun, interactive activities tailored to what you want to learn!

Read More

Grammar

Intermediate
Starting September 15, 2016 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Learn elements of grammar through structured practice. Topics vary based on class needs.

Read More

Beginner French 1 (Absolute Beginner)

Beginner
Starting September 12, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Never had any previous instruction in French? Looking for an in-depth introduction to understanding and communicating about basics? This class is designed especially for you; no prior experience necessary!

Read More

Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting September 12, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

Read More

Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting September 12, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 12, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 3

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 12, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and cultural awareness. In this class you will talk about clichés, describe your habits, learn about food from Senegal, discuss different cultural festivals and much more!

Read More

One Day Immersion

Intermediate
Sessions starting July 22, 2016, and August 26, 2016 7 hours for 1 day

Strengthen your French grammar, syntax and vocabulary through a day of fun, interactive activities tailored to what you want to learn!

Read More

One Day Immersion

Beginner
Sessions starting July 22, 2016, and August 26, 2016 7 hours for 1 day

Over a productive and relaxed day, master the basics including everyday vocabulary and expressions and find out how to use what you've learned in real-life situations!

Read More

Absolute Beginner French

Beginner
Starting June 20, 2016 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Never had any previous instruction in French? Looking for an in-depth introduction to understanding and communicating about basics? This class is designed especially for you; no prior experience necessary!

Read More

Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting June 20, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

Read More

Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting June 20, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 20, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 3

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 20, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and cultural awareness. In this class you will talk about clichés, describe your habits, learn about food from Senegal, discuss different cultural festivals and much more!

Read More

One Day Immersion

Beginner
Sessions starting May 9, 2016, and June 25, 2016 7 hours for 1 day

Over a productive and relaxed day, master the basics including everyday vocabulary and expressions and find out how to use what you've learned in real-life situations!

Read More

One Day Immersion

Intermediate
Sessions starting May 9, 2016, and June 25, 2016 7 hours for 1 day

Strengthen your French grammar, syntax and vocabulary through a day of fun, interactive activities tailored to what you want to learn!

Read More

Intensive Week

Intermediate
Starting May 2, 2016 3 hours per day for 5 days

Make progress quickly and effectively with interactive techniques that focus on real-life situations and vocabulary you want to learn!

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Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 5, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

Read More

Absolute Beginner French

Beginner
Starting April 5, 2016 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Never had any previous instruction in French? Looking for an in-depth introduction to understanding and communicating about basics? This class is designed especially for you; no prior experience necessary!

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 3

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 4, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and cultural awareness. In this class you will talk about clichés, describe your habits, learn about food from Senegal, discuss different cultural festivals and much more!

Read More

Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting April 4, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

Read More

Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting April 4, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

Read More

Grammar

Intermediate
Starting April 4, 2016 1.5 hours per week for 9 weeks

Learn elements of grammar through structured practice. Topics vary based on class needs.

Read More

Intensive Week

Intermediate
Starting February 22, 2016 3 hours per day for 5 days

Make progress quickly and effectively with interactive techniques that focus on real-life situations and vocabulary you want to learn!

Read More

One Day Immersion

Beginner
Sessions starting February 19, 2016, and March 26, 2016 7 hours for 1 day

Over a productive and relaxed day, master the basics including everyday vocabulary and expressions and find out how to use what you've learned in real-life situations!

Read More

One Day Immersion

Intermediate
Sessions starting February 19, 2016, and March 26, 2016 7 hours for 1 day

Strengthen your French grammar, syntax and vocabulary through a day of fun, interactive activities tailored to what you want to learn!

Read More

Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting January 12, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

Read More

Grammar

Intermediate
Starting January 11, 2016 1.5 hours per week for 9 weeks

Learn elements of grammar through structured practice. Topics vary based on class needs.

Read More

Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting January 11, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 11, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

Read More

Advanced Beginner French 3

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 11, 2016 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and cultural awareness. In this class you will talk about clichés, describe your habits, learn about food from Senegal, discuss different cultural festivals and much more!

Read More