Looking for ways to refine your french outside of a 10-week core language class? Check out our 5-week thematic classes for adults! These classes are perfect for people who want to put into practice what they've learned in our academic classes and for people who are looking to continue their learning through themed classes at their leisure. Enroll today!

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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner Conversation for Seniors

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 25, 2021 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. Immerse yourself in the art of living the French way!

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A2-4 | French for Travelers

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 24, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Travelling can be stressful. Make your trip a little easier by learning key vocabulary and building your confidence during typical interactions in this convenient five-week course!

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A2.1-2 | Summer Review

Advanced Beginner
Starting July 26, 2021 4.5 hours per week for 2 weeks

Summer Review | 1h30 three times a week for 2 weeks.Before the Fall session starts, revisit the key concepts, grammatical structures, and vocabulary that you would like to master so that you can feel comfortable and confident enough to move on to the next level of your French studies! Whether you have taken a class at the Center in the past or will be joining us for the first time, we are excited to have you in this review course.

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B1 | Intermediate Conversation

Intermediate
Sessions starting June 23, 2021, and July 28, 2021 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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B1-1/B1-2 | A la découverte de… La Tunisie

Intermediate
Starting July 29, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Tired of staring out windows all year, but not ready to travel this summer? Not an issue! Open your virtual window to the world with our A la découverte de… series! Exploring French and Francophone regions and countries is as easy as a click of a mouse, as we visit everyone’s favorite destinations, as well as some splendid spots off the beaten path. Most classes are led by locals who are thrilled to share with you the secrets of where they come from! Embark on a historical, cultural and culinary discovery of one of the most beautiful countries in Northern Africa. From the cosmopolitan capital city of Tunis, to the ancient ruins of Carthage, the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Jerba, and the golden beaches of Hammamet, join Sandra to discover Tunisia’s history, heritage, culture and amazing cuisine.

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B1-3/B1-4 | A la découverte de… La Vendée

Intermediate
Starting June 25, 2021 90 minutes/week for 5 weeks

Tired of staring out windows all year, but not ready to travel this summer? Not an issue! Open your virtual window to the world with our A la découverte de… series! Exploring French and Francophone regions and countries is as easy as a click of a mouse, as we visit everyone’s favorite destinations, as well as some splendid spots off the beaten path. Most classes are led by locals who are thrilled to share with you the secrets of where they come from! Embark on a historical, cultural and culinary discovery of la Vendée. The picturesque region of Vendée is rich on many different levels. Led by Julien, you will discover its history, heritage, culture and terroir.

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B1-3/B1-4 | French Figures Who Changed History: Napoléon

Intermediate
Starting June 22, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 Weeks

Join this class with Julien to learn how Napoleon influenced his time and brought about changes that are still felt today.

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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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B2 Dictées d'été

Advanced
Starting June 22, 2021 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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B2-1/B2-2 | A la découverte de… La Côte Catalane

Intermediate
Starting June 22, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks (June 22 - July 20)

Tired of staring out windows all year, but not ready to travel this summer? Not an issue! Open your virtual window to the world with our A la découverte de… series! Exploring French and Francophone regions and countries is as easy as a click of a mouse, as we visit everyone’s favorite destinations, as well as some splendid spots off the beaten path. Most classes are led by locals who are thrilled to share with you the secrets of where they come from! Discover one of France’s most beautiful coasts. You will learn about its history, culture, food, and music, all as you keep on improving your French!

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B2-2/B2-3 | L'art de la photographie en France

Advanced
Starting July 28, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Scène parisienne, portrait d’inconnus ou de célébrités, sur la route ou en studio, de mode ou reportage, qu’elle soit purement esthétique ou politiquement engagée, chaque photographie raconte une histoire, ce qui fait d’elle un excellent point de départ pour une conversation.

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B2-3/B2-4 | Philosopher... à la plage

Advanced
Starting July 28, 2021 90 minutes/week for 5 weeks

Fatigue, media intoxication, consumerist distractions . Most of us are losing the taste and pleasure of thinking and, at the same time, of opening ourselves to the world and to others. Let’s change that this summer! Join Clemence to dive into some philosophical texts and take advantage of vacation time that gives us the chance to find a crossing point that leads us to more freedom and lucidity. Renowned author Jean-Louis Cianni brings to our (tired) eyes a handbook on savoir-vivre. Inspired by the texts of great philosophers such as Plotin, Seneca, Marc-Aurèle, Montaigne, Epicure, Cianni, helps us meditate on all facets of our condition and on its multiple resources. Under the sun, rediscover the art of living and thinking. Carpe diem!

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B2-4/C1-1 | Literature: Riwan ou le chemin de sable - Ken Bugul

Advanced
Starting July 28, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Riwan ou le chemin de sable, publié en 2005, est le troisième roman d’une trilogie écrite par Ken Bugul, romancière sénégalaise. Le texte se lit indépendamment et raconte l’expérience de retour au pays natal de l’auteure dans un style autobiographique. Le roman raconte les destins croisés de femmes africaines et leurs expériences de la monogamie et de la polygamie dans la société traditionnelle et moderne sénégalaise. Ken Bugul ainsi que ces personnages sont représentés dans une quête identitaire continue au sein d’une société dans une contexte de transition et de décolonisation. L’auteure Ken Bugul nous présente ici une vision africaine de la condition féminine.

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B2-4/C1-1 | Literature: Une si longue lettre - Mariama Bâ

Advanced
Starting June 23, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Une si longue lettre est certainement le roman africain écrit par une femme, à savoir Mariama Bâ, le plus lu depuis sa publication en 1979. Il fait partie du canon postcolonial africain. Le roman est écrit dans un style épistolaire dans lequel la narratrice Ramatoulaye se confie à son amie Aissatou sur sa condition de femme-épouse dans un mariage polygame. Des thèmes très variés enrichissent ce texte notamment l’éducations coloniale, la décolonisation, le contact culturel et linguistique entre le Sénégal et la France, la désillusion de l’indépendance, les problèmes sociaux, politiques et culturels de l’époque postcoloniale, ainsi que toutes les questions liées à la condition féminine.

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B2.1-2 | Summer Review

Advanced
Starting August 17, 2021 4.5 hours per week for 2 weeks for 2 weeks

Summer Review | 1h30 three times a week for 2 weeks.Before the Fall session starts, revisit the key concepts, grammatical structures, and vocabulary that you would like to master so that you can feel comfortable and confident enough to move on to the next level of your French studies! Whether you have taken a class at the Center in the past or will be joining us for the first time, we are excited to have you in this review course.

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C1-1+ | Débat d'idées!

Proficient
Starting July 30, 2021 90 minutes/week for 5 weeks

Join the verbal arena and come sharpen your analytical and oratory skills the French way: the Débat d'idées / Exchange of opinions is redefined through generations, while standing as a perennial staple and an art of arguing and dialoguing on any given topic. Such given free speech space is a sign of healthy communicative relationships addressed and reminded to all present and contemporary societies. Conversations will take place around and about the followings subject matters: - Le tourisme de masse - La biodiversité - La médiatisation de la médecine - Le numérique: une menace pour l'environnement? - L'intelligence artificielle - L'inégalité hommes femmes - La sédentarité chez les enfants - La reconversion professionnelle - La reconversion géographique - Nanotechnologie, le devenir de la vaccination - L'économie de partage - Les générations X, Y et Z

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