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A1-0 | Absolute Beginner French

Beginner
Sessions starting January 11, 2022, and January 12, 2022 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! This class is intended for students at the absolute beginner level with no prior French experience.

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A1-1 | Beginner French 1

Beginner
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, January 11, 2022, and January 12, 2022 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
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and January 11, 2022 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
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and January 11, 2022 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 January 11, 2022 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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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner French 1

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, January 11, 2022, and January 12, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Time to go beyond the basics! Gain the grammar, vocabulary, and confidence you'll need to comprehend an excerpt from a piece of literature, describe a photograph, share a memory (happy or otherwise), read a tourist manual, and much more.

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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner French 1 - Slow-Paced - Part 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 14, 2022 1 hour 30 per week for 10 weeks

Enjoy a slow-paced class! 90mn once a week to give you confidence and time to learn.

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A2-2 | Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 11, 2022, and January 12, 2022 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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A2-3 | Advanced Beginner French 3

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and January 11, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and awareness. In this class, you will learn how to interpret a chart about names, speak to someone’s character, describe someone, talk about your emotions and much more!

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A2-4 | Advanced Beginner French 4

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and January 11, 2022 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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B1-1 | Intermediate French 1

Intermediate
Starting January 11, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Identify criteria for something, be cautious or aware of something, express your wishes and intentions, ask politely for something, talk over the phone, give advice, outline a hypothetical situation, describe a memory, a place, a visit to a foreign city and more!

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B1-1/B1-2 | Intermediate French 1 Accelerated

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and February 16, 2022 6 hours per week for 5 weeks

Want to take the DELF B1 by Dec. 2022? Enroll Now in our Accelerated B1 program, using Edito B1! You will cover sixty-hours of class content in one session, for two consecutive thirty hour long sessions, then you will cover the final 5th sub-level of Edito B1 by mid-Fall and will be able to sign up for a preparatory class to the Exam taught by one of our certified DELF Juries. By then, you will be on your way to succeed for the DELF B1 in Dec. of the same calendar year!

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B1-2 | Intermediate French 2

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and January 11, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

You're ready to move on to bigger and better things! Describe different behaviors, talk about and suggest outings or events, give advice, talk about family activities, go out as a group, analyze different customs and traditions, and more.

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B1-3 | Intermediate French 3

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 11, 2022, and January 12, 2022 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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B1-3 | Intermediate French 3 - Slow-Paced - Part 1

Intermediate
Starting January 8, 2022 1 hour 30 per week for 10 weeks

Enjoy a slow-paced class! 90mn once a week to give you confidence and time to learn.

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B1-4 | Intermediate French 4

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and January 11, 2022 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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B1-5 | Intermediate French 5

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and January 11, 2022 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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B2-1 | Advanced French 1

Advanced
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and January 11, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Build upon your French skills by studying advanced grammar concepts and performing challenging tasks. Talk about fashion and trends, talk about food fads, look at different travel trends and more!

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B2-2 | Advanced French 2

Advanced
Sessions starting January 8, 2022, and January 10, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Master the skills you'll need to debate a topic, compare preferences, summarize and review a book, describe an actor, uncover a problem and provide solutions, discuss cultural nuances, and more!

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B2-3 | Advanced French 3

Advanced
Starting January 11, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Deepen your understanding of the complexities of French language and Francophone cultures as you analyze societal challenges and obstacles, take a position on an issue, describe and compare different cultures and political styles, and more.

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B2-4 | Advanced French 4

Advanced
Starting January 11, 2022 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

Proficient
Starting January 10, 2022 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

Proficient
Starting January 10, 2022 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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C2-1 | Proficient French

Proficient
Starting January 10, 2022 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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Theme Classes

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A1-4/A2-1 | Literature: Easy Reading - À la rencontre de St Exupéry

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 14, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

You don't have to be at the Advanced level to enjoy reading in French!

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A1/A2 - Intro to French in the Work Place

Beginner
Starting February 16, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Focus on specific areas of real-life business situations such as finance, business presentations and more in this course. Class is led by Sandra!

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A2 Pronunciation

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 13, 2022, and February 17, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Improve the quality of your spoken French by covering basic phonetic rules, challenging sounds, liaisons and intonation. Class is taught by Julien.

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A2-1/A2-2 | A la découverte de… la Provence

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 8, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Discover one of France’s most famous and beloved regions! You will get acquainted with its cities, artists, festivals and cinema. A beautiful journey without leaving Boston!

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A2-1/A2-2 | A la découverte de… Paris

Advanced Beginner
Starting February 12, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Prepare to discover Paris as more than a tourist! In this class, you will learn about the main landmarks as well as new places, cultural sites and more, that only Parisians know about.

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B1-1/B1-2 | Pop Culture

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 12, 2022, and February 16, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Discover cult movies and TV shows, the most popular brands, traditions, etc. Basically, everything that makes France what it is!

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B1-2/B1-4 | Wesh! Ça va? / Quoi'd neuf?

Intermediate
Starting January 14, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Why not improve your French while learning about understanding basic spoken French and help you gain confidence and flexibility communicating.

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B1-3/B1-4 | A la découverte… des châteaux de la Loire

Intermediate
Starting February 15, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

The castles, or châteaux, of the Loire valley are some of the most recognizable in the world, and for good reason. Learn about their history, architecture, and cultural significance and more! Class is taught by Julien.

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B1-3/B1-4 | A la découverte… des grands fleuves de France

Intermediate
Starting January 11, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

In a country known for its countless man-made monuments and buildings, some of France’s most majestic natural landmarks are their great rivers, or fleuves. In this class, come explore what makes these beautiful bodies of water so special! Class is taught by Julien.

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B1-3/B1-4 | Climate change: now is the time!

Intermediate
Starting January 11, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

A detailed look at the origins of, developments in and possible solutions to contemporary, urgent environmental concerns—all in French. Class is taught by Bojana.

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B1/B2 | Listen Up!

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 14, 2022, and February 18, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Comment? Pardon? Excusez-moi? Strengthen your oral comprehension skills in this course which emphasizes listening, while building vocabulary and grammar skills.

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B1+/B2 | Cuisine et gastronomie: traditions et nouvelles façons de faire

Intermediate
Starting February 12, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Why not improve your French while learning about French gastronomy? Discover culture, techniques and regional specialties of France through videos, podcasts and interviews.

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B2 | A la découverte de… l’Aveyron

Advanced
Starting February 18, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Embark on a historical, cultural and culinary discovery of L'Aveyron.

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B2-1 | A la découverte du… Val de Loire

Advanced
Starting January 12, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Join Joséphine to discover the Touraine region. Learn about the rich history and culture of this beautiful area.

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B2-1/B2-2 | 2022 - les élections présidentielles françaises

Advanced
Starting February 18, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Join us for an exciting class and discover what the French elections are all about.

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B2-3/B2-4 | Femmes artistes de l'impressionnisme à nos jours

Advanced
Starting February 17, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 Weeks

Retrace the creative journeys of women painters and sculptors in this period marked by profound social and cultural upheavals that stretched from the end of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century.

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B2-3/B2-4 | Musique et littérature

Advanced
Starting January 13, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Des compositeurs inspirés par des textes, des écrivains inspirés par les musiciens, dans ce cours nous explorerons les relations entre la musique et la littérature française tant par la poésie, la biographie que le roman et la critique.

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B2-4/C1-1 | Literature

Advanced
Starting January 12, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Join Elsa Upham to improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works from a wide variety of genres.

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B2-4/C1-1 | Literature: L'appel des arènes

Advanced
Starting February 17, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Join Bojana to improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works.

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B2-4/C1-1 | Literature: Petit Pays: quête d'identité, souvenirs d'enfance et exil

Advanced
Starting January 18, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Join Jean-Pierre to improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing Faye's Petit Pays.

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B2-4/C1-1 | Literature: Soundjata ou l'épopée mandingue

Advanced
Starting January 13, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Join Bojana to improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works.

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B2| Dictées d’hiver

Advanced
Starting February 16, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Build your vocabulary and knowledge of idioms through various creative writing techniques and activities.

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C1-1+ | Débat d'idées!

Proficient
Sessions starting January 18, 2022, and February 22, 2022 90 minutes/week for 5 weeks

Join the verbal arena and come sharpen your analytical and oratory skills the French way!

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Conversation Classes

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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner Conversation for Seniors

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 20, 2022, and February 24, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

If you are over 60 years old and would like to learn French with people of common age and interests, this new class will allow you to acquire linguistic knowledge while focusing on cultural aspects of France, its architecture and History, Customs and Traditions.

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B1 | Intermediate Conversation

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 12, 2022, and February 16, 2022 90 mins per week for 5 weeks

With an emphasis on conversation, multimedia resources and current events, this course will get you on your way to being a sparkling conversationalist (and improve your grammar too!)

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B2-1 | Advanced Conversation

Advanced
Sessions starting January 8, 2022, January 13, 2022, February 12, 2022, and February 17, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Master the art of conversation while perfecting the finer points of your grammar through the fun and varied speaking activities in this course!

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More Offerings for Adults

Online and Private Lessons

Our new online learning option, as well as our private lessons, are a great way to get individualized instruction at your pace. With online and private lessons, you have more control over what you cover with your instructor. You can study with a book, or focus on conversation skills and work with video and audio material. We can also specify a theme to your lessons.

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Proficiency Exams

Need official documentation of your French language proficiency for school applications, work or immigration? The Center offers the DELF/DALF, TEF and DAEFLE exams throughout the year.

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Accelerated Courses

Looking to improve your language skills as quickly as possible? Our Accelerated Programs provide all the knowledge of a normal 10-week class into a 5-week option for rapid language acquisition.

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