Join us for our December mini session to avoid over a month-long gap between the end of the fall and the beginning of the winter sessions! What can you expect during this two-week session? Most classes will meet 1h30 twice a week for two weeks (6h total). If you’re up for a little challenge, our grammar boot camps will meet twice a week for 2h (8h total) and brush up classes will take place 1h30 or 2h three times a week (9h or 12 total depending on the level).  The boot camps and brush up classes are meant to be review sessions to strengthen your skills and get you prepared for our next session.  Our “un jour” series is meant to provide an overview of many different topics of interest such as French regions, poems, famous people, philosophical ideas and more.  If you want to meet up with some of your favorite classmates and friends, our classes will create the perfect atmosphere for that.  Finally, if you want to improve your listening comprehension or your speaking skills, our Listen up! and Plaisir de lire/dire are the perfect classes for you!

You do not have to be a member to attend our classes. Just scroll down and click on "Register". If you have never taken a class at the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française of Boston, please make sure to take a free placement test. No specific class material is needed - handouts and online resources will be provided by your teacher. Please note that due to the short nature of this special session, there will be no trial classes offered.

REVIEW CLASSES

Brush up A1 | 1h30 three times a week for 2 weeks. $225 for members/$265 for non-members. Brush up A2 and B2 | 2h three times a week for 2 weeks.  $300 for members/$340 for non-members. Before the New Year, revisit the key concepts, grammatical structures, and vocabulary that you would like to master so that you can begin 2022 feeling comfortable and confident enough to move on to the next level of your French studies! The program for each level will be published soon.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 

Grammar Boot-camp | 2 hours twice a week for 2 weeks. $200 for members/$240 for non-members
Whip your French into fighting form at Grammar Bootcamp! Our teachers will help you prepare for the reflexive verbs, past participles, subjunctives, expressions of doubt, and indirect speech you will encounter in your future French studies. Enlist in this fun and challenging class to review grammar in a creative and engaging way! Please note that the program for each class is tentative and might change.

B1 level with Bojana:  Monday/Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
  • day 1: passé composé; day 2: futur/futur antérieur ; day 3: conditionnel présent/passé; day 4: subjonctif

A2 level

with Farida:

Wednesday/Friday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM FULL
Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

with Elsa:
Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 


  • day 1: passé composé/imparfait; day 2: pronoms objets directs et indirects; day 3: conditionnel présent; day 4: prépositions de temps


THEMATIC CLASSES

1h30 twice a week for 2 weeks. $150 for members/$190 for non-members


Plaisir de lire/dire B2.1
Wednesdays/Fridays - 11:30am-1:00pm with Lucile
Is it a pleasure for you to read a great poem, book, or historical speech aloud? In this class you’ll do just that, focusing on the tone, accents, and flow of the text. Readings are selected to highlight examples of hyperboles, alliterations, and keywords, and opportunities to work on your “voice” (tone, silences, inflections, pace, and more) will be prominently featured.

Dictées d'hiver! B2
Tuesdays/Thursdays - 6:00-7:30pm with Sandra
Dictation / Dictée is an excellent exercise to improve vocabulary, spelling and memory. Work on texts with progressive levels of difficulty to challenge yourself and build up on your confidence. From science to culture, history and society, we selected a variety of topics that will help you learn and move forward in a fun way!

Listen up! B1.2
Tuesdays/Thursdays - 12:00-1:30pm with Elsa
Are you strong on the page but weak when it comes to oral comprehension? Do you find you are constantly asking your teacher to repeat herself? Then this mini class is for you! Learn to capture those words the first time around in this class that emphasizes oral comprehension while at the same time building the fundamental skills for success in French.

Coffee talk B2
Tuesdays/Thursdays - 10:00-11:30am with Nora
Discuss everything from your daily activities to in-depth social debates—all in French. Coffee Talk gives you a relaxed environment to chat in French about a variety of informal topics such as French culture, life experiences, politics, or any other topic of interest to you and your classmates. This is a perfect way for lovers of French language and culture to keep their skills sharp. And there's no required textbook or homework!

Un jour, un/une…
Join us for our new “un jour, un/une … ” series!  For this mini session, you can choose from five different topics: philosophy, famous people, poems, regions and events.  Each class will be devoted to discovering a significant poem, region, philosophical thought, event or person whose life and work have changed culture and society and have helped shape the course of the twentieth century in France.

Un jour, Une idée -  C1.1-2
Tuesdays/Thursdays - 6:00-7:30pm with Jean-Pierre
Les neurosciences
Le scepticisme
Le désir
La bêtise

Un jour, une personnalité - B1.3-4
Tuesdays/Thursdays - 10:00-11:30am with Farida
La Veuve Cliquot
Serge Gainsbourg
Josephine Baker
Jean-Paul Gaultier

Un jour, une région - A2.1-2
Mondays/Wednesdays - 10:00-11:30am with Julien
Les Hauts-de-France,
L’Ile-de-France,
L’Occitanie,
Le Grand Est