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

B1-3/B1-4 | Grammar Boot Camp

Intermediate
Starting August 16, 2021 2 hours per week for 2 weeks

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

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A2-4 | Advanced Beginner French 4

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 22, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class will give you the skills to understand a tourist brochure, reserve a stay somewhere, research a destination online, express your indifference towards a situation and more!

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B2-4 | Advanced French 4

Advanced
Starting June 22, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Perfect your pronunciation, solidify your mastery of grammar and learn additional vocabulary—then apply your learning to demanding tasks like comparing and contrasting different professional behaviors, outlining a career path and explaining various life choices, and more!

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C1-1 | Proficient French 1

Starting June 22, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Perfect your pronunciation, solidify your mastery of grammar and learn additional vocabulary—then apply your learning to demanding tasks like transcribing audio documents, criticizing political campaigns or debating the salaries of different professions.

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C1-2 | Proficient French

Starting June 22, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Perfect your pronunciation, solidify your mastery of grammar and learn additional vocabulary—then apply your learning to demanding tasks like transcribing audio documents, criticizing political campaigns or debating the salaries of different professions.

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A1-1 | Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting June 21, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to Ask for and give directions, understand an itinerary, get around using public transportation, and much more!

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A1-2 | Beginner French 2

Beginner
Starting June 21, 2021 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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A1-3 | Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting June 21, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn how to look for an apartment, understand a room inspection, learn about lodging regulations, draft a set of rules for shared living, and much more!

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A1-4 | Beginner French 4

Beginner
Starting June 21, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to understand an exchange program, describe positive experiences, express purpose, describe a professional goal, indicate a wish or desire, talk about an ability or skill, understand professional tasks. and much more!

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A2-2 | Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 21, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to Discuss jobs of the future, describe the future, highlight the utility of an object, express intent or remind someone of something? 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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B1-4 | Intermediate French 4

Intermediate
Starting June 21, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Delve deeper into the Francophone cultures around the globe while honing your language skills: understand a scientific documentary, learn about young, francophone thinkers, explain a scientific discovery, present the pros and cons of an innovation in technology, give your opinion, imagine the future. and more!

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