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

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Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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 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: A2-4 or equivalent. Prepare for CECR B1
Required textbook: Edito 3
In this course you will cover units 1 and 2; pp. 11 to 42. Please note that a CD player is needed to play the included disc.



Content you will cover in Unit 1: "Vivre ensemble"

Learn How To
Express interest and indifference, obligation, permission and prohibition ; give advice ; describe a home ; write about a project ; congratulate and share wishes.

Grammar
Using the subjunctive mood ; advising using the subjunctive +infinitive verb ; going further with negations and restrictions ; understanding prefixes in-, il-, im-, ir-.

Society, Culture, and Vocabulary
Learn about Belgian culture, co-housing communities and balanced diets ; and more. Vocabulary: Food ; housing ; and co-living.

Phonetics
Noticing rhythmic word groupings separated by a phonetic comma.

Content you will cover in Unit 2:
"Le goût des nôtres"

Learn How To
Talk about family stories ; describe close relationships ; tell a story describing past situations, habits and events ; express pleasure and joy ; share a memory or an anecdote, and lament forgotten memories.

Grammar
Using the passé composé and the imperfect verbal tenses together ; time indicateurs for expressing duration and specific moments ; agreements for using pronominal verbs in the passé composé verbal.

Society, Culture, and Vocabulary
Learn about a Belgian intergenerational meeting site ; a childhood in Cameroon ; French family trees ; and more. Vocabulary: Human beings ; family ; relationships.

Phonetics
Noticing syllabic equality and elongation of the stressed vowel.

Testimonials

Samuel

Mexico
This course has been an absolutely immersive experience that has made me learn faster than ever. Also, the benefits of being a member are fantastic.

Pilar

Back Bay
The classes are dynamic, interesting and challenging. I highly recommend the Alliance Française as the best place to learn French in Boston. Very happy with the resources the French Cultural Center has for all levels of French.