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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: B1-1 or equivalent. Prepare for CECR B1

Required textbook: Edito 3
In the B1.3 slow-paced parts 1 and 2, you will cover units 6, 7 and 8; pp. 91 to 138. You will study units 6 and half of 7 in part 1 and half of 7 and 8 in part 2.



Unité 6: « Médias en masse »

Learn How To
talk about your sentiment on media and information; debate the impartiality of newspapers; report on an event or a news item and learn how to react to it; express difficulty in doing something; write an article for the sensational press.

Grammar
learning to nominalize verbal sentences; learn to form and use passive sentences; learn adverbs for manner ending in -ment

Society and Culture
reflect on the transformation of media in the age of Internet; comprehend how a new medium can appear; reflect on what defines information.

Pronunciation
the elision of ‘e’ in colloquial language and monosyllables: “Vous n’allez pas le croire!” pronounced “Vous n’allez pas l’croire!”

Vocabulary
journalism, social media, the press.

Unité 7: “Et si on partait?”

Learn How To
organize and recount a trip; indicate an itinerary; make assumptions; express regret; imagine a different past.

Grammar
talk about the future using the present tense; the near future and the simple future; conditions and hypotheses using the present conditional; using the past conditional.

Society and Culture
discovering unusual trips.

Pronunciation
The forbidden liaison (‘h’) ‘Le (h)omard (h)ongrois visite la (H)ollande.’

Vocabulary
Travel (transport, accommodation, weather, location, landscape, organization).

Unité 8: “La planète en héritage"

Learn How To
conduct an interview; insist and convince a person; structure a speech; reject an idea; talk about two simultaneous actions.

Grammar
identify verbs and adjectives that are followed by prepositions; form and use the gerund, the order in speech.

Society and Culture
discover new ecological projects, reflect on our habits as consumers.

Pronunciation
rising and falling intonation in a direct question phrase of using subject-verb inversion: ‘Tu aimes le chocolat?’ (rising) / ‘Aimes-tu le chocolat?’ (falling)

Vocabulary
recycling, ecology and solutions for the environment.

Testimonials

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.