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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 develop your skills and confidence in French. With full immersion from day one and a communicative, task-based approach you'll gain the knowledge you need to embrace the Francophone world!

No previous requirements. Prepare for CECR : A1

Required textbook: Édito A1
In this course you will cover Units 0, 1, 2 and 3; pp. 12 to 60

Content you will cover in Unit 0: "Bienvenue !"

Learn How To
  • Say hello, introduce yourself, respond yes or no, learn how to spell in French, express numbers through 30, say the date, communicate in French class
Grammar
  • The expressions je m’appelle, je suis, and j’ai __ ans, subject pronouns and some stress pronouns.
Society and Culture
  • Recognize French words out of context, greet someone in French, differentiate between tu and vous, talk about events and the seasons.
Vocabulary
  • Salutations, the alphabet, nationalities, a few countries, colors, numbers up to 30, the months of the year, expressions for the classroom
Phonetics
  • The alphabet, A [a]; B [be]; C [se]
  • Sentence prosody: accent, tone, rhythm, syllables, and intonation

Content you will cover in Unit 1:
"Et vous ?"

Learn How To
  • Introduce yourself and others, talk about yourself; ask for information on others.
Grammar
  • Prepositions of place (à, en, au, aux), the verbs être, avoir and s’appeler, the basic negative (ne…pas); definite articles (le, la, les), some nationalities
Society and Culture
  • Talk about French artists, learn about the Swiss and Belgian number systems, discover a few francophone celebrities, l’OIF.
Vocabulary
  • People, pastimes, identity, countries and nationalities, numbers up to 100.
Phonetics
  • Pronouncing a basic sentence: Je m’appelle Arthur; je suis français; word stress: Pierre est allemand, Jeanne est anglaise.

Content you will cover in Unit 2:
"On va où"

Learn How To
  • Ask for and give directions, understand an itinerary, get around via the metro or the bus.
Grammar
  • Definite and indefinite articles, ER verbs as well as the verbs aller, prendre and descendre, the question word quel, gender and agreement for nouns and adjectives.
Society and Culture
  • Discover Paris and Montreal
Vocabulary
  • Describe city living, public transportation, different professions, and numbers through 1 billion.
Phonetics
  • Rising and falling intonation: Vous venez avec nous? / Elle est à la maison.
  • Pronouncing ER verbs in the present: Je travaille / Ils travaillent

Content you will cover in Unit 3:
"Qu’est-ce qu’on mange ?"

Learn How To
  • Introduce yourself and others, talk about yourself; ask for information on others.
Grammar
  • Understand and discuss your schedule, go grocery shopping, order in a restaurant or café, talk about your likes and dislikes (the verb aimer, adorer, détester)
Society and Culture
  • Learn about culinary specialties of Quebec and compare them with those in France.
Vocabulary
  • Shopping, the grocery store, food (dishes and beverages), quantities, methods of payment, how to order and read a menu
Pronunciation
  • Pronunciation of final consonant in a word: serveur, beaucoup, dessert; the silent e: le marché ferme à une heure.

Testimonials

Christine

Boston
I thoroughly enjoyed my class. My instructor was fun and enthusiastic. She planned a variety of activities so the concepts were presented in different ways which really helped me learn. She was patient with my pronunciation, but taught me in a way that only a true native speaker could. Can't wait for my next class!

Karen

Concord
The class really gave us a good foundation from which we learned to communicate in French.