Conversation Classes

— Elementary Level (A1) —

At the elementary level, students will be guided through A1-level activities that target and reinforce speaking and listening comprehension skills. Students will also learn how to form and pronounce the sounds that make up the French language using the vocabulary and grammatical structures covered in the 101, 102, and 103 -level classes. Please note: This class is not designed for complete beginners. Students are expected to have completed 101 prior to enrollment.

Winter 2017:

Day: Fridays, January 13 – March 24 , 10am-12pm  |  REGISTER

— Level (A2 and B1) —

As you enter intermediate level coursework, you will continue to refine and expand your language abilities with confidence. You’ll learn how to characterize people and places, and talk about your relationships with friends and family. You’ll review present and past tenses (passé composé and imparfait), and study indirect speech to help you in more advanced situations such as booking hotels and restaurants, and making other travel arrangements. Your writing ability will be at the level of composing a short news article During this class, you’ll develop the ability to understand and discuss your reactions to opinions presented in newspaper articles and movie reviews. You’ll learn informal and formal styles of expression, and practice business communications and formalities. You’ll study grammatical structures which will help you in more complex situations such as expressing a complicated necessity or giving comprehensive advice.

Winter 2017:

Day: Fridays, January 13 – March 24, 10am-12pm  |  REGISTER

— Advanced Level (B2 and above) —

Dès la première heure de cours, l’étudiant est acteur. La classe devient alors un espace social où s’échangent des informations, des expériences, des opinions et où vont se construire des projets. De ces interactions vont naître le désir de maîtriser le vocabulaire, la grammaire et la prononciation, le besoin d’acquérir des stratégies de compréhension et de production, et l’envie de mieux connaître les cultures francophones. Parallèlement, des activités de simulation permettront aux apprenants d’anticiper les situations qu’ils auront à vivre dans des environnements francophones.

Winter 2017:

Day: Fridays, January 13 – March 24, 10am-12pm  |  REGISTER

Conversation Avancée SOIR | Civilisation | Alexandra DORCA
Ce cours s’adresse à un public avancé (B2+), passionné par la culture et la civilisation françaises. Vous allez améliorer vos compétences de compréhension et d’expression orales ainsi que de compréhension de l’écrit tout en explorant des thèmes tels que les villes et les régions de France, les enjeux de la société contemporaine, les grands écrivains, l’art, la gastronomie, la mode, le cinéma, etc. Chaque séance sera articulée autour d’un document écrit, audio ou audiovisuel (par ex., extrait de livre ou de film, article, chanson, reportage, etc.).

Evening: Wednesdays, September 14th – November 23rd, 7-9pm  |  REGISTER