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 24, 2020 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (Feb 24 - March 25)

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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Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting January 14, 2020 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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Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting January 14, 2020 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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Beginner French 4

Beginner
Starting January 14, 2020 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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Intermediate French 4

Intermediate
Starting January 14, 2020 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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Beginner French 1.1

Beginner
Starting January 14, 2020 3 hours per week for 11 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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Beginner French 1.1 Accelerated - For Absolute Beginners

Beginner
Starting January 14, 2020 6 hours per week for 6 weeks (Jan 14 - Feb 20)

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? 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! This accelerated course will allow you to cover the Beginner French 1 level in just six weeks.

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Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 13, 2020 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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Advanced Beginner French 4

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 13, 2020 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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Intermediate French 3

Intermediate
Starting January 13, 2020 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep looking forward and making progress! Learn how to talk about your career path, express enthusiasm for a professional project, understand and give advice for an interview, take risks, describe your typical workday and more.

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Beginner French 3 Accelerated

Beginner
Starting January 13, 2020 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (Jan 13 - Feb 19 - no class on Jan 20 and Feb 17)

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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Beginner French 2

Beginner
Starting 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 4 Accelerated

Beginner
Starting May 1, 2019 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (April 30 - May 30)

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

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Get Ready for the DELF B2!

Advanced
Starting April 1, 2019 2 hours per week for 9 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.

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Intermediate French 3

Intermediate
Starting March 27, 2019 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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Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting March 26, 2019 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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Intermediate French 4

Intermediate
Starting March 26, 2019 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 1 Accelerated

Advanced Beginner
Starting March 26, 2019 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (March 26 - April 25)

Time to go beyond the basics! Gain the grammar, vocabulary and confidence you'll need to write a poem, talk about your interests, ask for help putting together the perfect outfit and much more.

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Beginner French 1 (Absolute Beginner)

Beginner
Starting March 25, 2019 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 March 25, 2019 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 March 25, 2019 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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Beginner French 3 Accelerated

Beginner
Starting March 25, 2019 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (March 25 - April 29)

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 4 Accelerated

Beginner
Starting February 12, 2019 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (Feb 12 - March 14)

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

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Intermediate French 3

Intermediate
Starting January 8, 2019 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 8, 2019 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 Accelerated

Beginner
Starting January 8, 2019 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (Jan 8 - Feb 7)

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 7, 2019 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 7, 2019 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 7, 2019 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 7, 2019 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 7, 2019 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 Accelerated

Beginner
Starting January 7, 2019 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (Jan 7 - Feb 11)

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 Accelerated

Beginner
Starting September 18, 2018 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (Sept 18 - Oct 18)

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 4

Advanced Beginner
Starting 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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