Adult Course Catalog

 

WINTER CLASSES

French 101 and 102 : Basic User A1 (24 hours course)

Level Days Times Dates Cost
101 Intro THU 7pm-9pm 1/8-3/26 $432
101 Transition MON 7pm-9pm 1/5-3/23 $432
102 TUE 7pm-9pm 1/6-3/24 $432

Goals when completing levels French 101 and 102:

  • Understand and use familiar every day expressions and very basic phrased aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Introduce him/herself and others.
  • Ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

 

French 103, 200 and 201: Basic User A2

Level Days Times Dates Cost
103 SAT 9am-11am 1/10-3/28  $432
200 SAT 11am-1pm 1/10-4/4  $432 (no class 1/24)
201 Trans. THU 7pm-9pm 1/8-3/26 $432

Goals when completing levels French 103, 200 and 201:

  • Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

 

French 204 to 301: Independent User B1

Level Days Times Dates Cost
204 WED 7pm-9pm 1/7-3/25  $432
301 WED 7pm-9pm 1/7-3/25  $432

Goals when completing levels French 204–301:

  • Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

 

French 401 to 404: Independent User B2/Proficient User C1

Level Days Times Dates Cost
402 SAT 9am-11am 1/10-4/4 $432 (no class 1/24)

Goals when completing levels French 401-404:

  • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party
  • Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects
  • Explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options

Conversation Classes 6 weeks/ Winter 1   

Level Days Times Dates Cost
A2 MON 10am-12pm 1/5-2/9 $228
B2 WED 10am-12pm 1/7-2/11 $228
B2/C1 TUE 7pm-9pm 1/6-2/10 $228

Conversation Classes 6 weeks/ Winter 2

Level Days Times Dates Cost
A2 MON 10am-12pm 2/16-3/23 $228
B2 WED 10am-12pm 2/18-3/25 $228
B2/C1 TUE 7pm-9pm 2/17-3/24 $228

Goals when completing conversation classes A-C:

  • Broaden your vocabulary
  • Distinguish between nuances of meaning
  • Express your opinions and points of view
  • Make a presentation on a topic of interest to you
  • Summarize and discuss topics using multimedia sources including French TV, internet and published resources
  • Expand your knowledge of French history, culture and society
  • Review points of grammar in context

Linguistic Classes

Prononciation-level A2 and up- NEW:
(12 weeks/ 12 hours total)

This custom tailored class is designed to help you improve your pronunciation skills and gain new confidence in your conversational abilities. A good complement to your regular French class, it will give you the opportunity to practice  in context and understand better the subtle nuances of French language.

Systematic Grammar-level C1:
(12 weeks/ 24 hours total)

Cette classe a trois principaux objectifs:
- Aider les participants à améliorer la correction de leur français, à la fois par une étude systématique de la grammaire et par une pratique intensive des points étudiés, sous forme d’exercices variés.
- Leur permettre de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement de la langue française.
- Leur donner l’occasion de réfléchir au fonctionnement du langage en général, puisque la langue est une des principales “fenêtres” dont nous disposons pour comprendre la pensée et la culture humaine.

Level Days Times Dates Cost
Prononciation THU 6pm-7pm 1/8-3/26 $228
Systematic Grammar MON 7pm-9pm 1/5-3/23 $432
Grammaire et prononciation WED 12pm-1pm 1/7-3/25 $228

Français des sciences sociales et de la philosophie:
(6 semaines/12 heures de classe)

Cette classe offre l’occasion d’une série de conversations libres à partir d’articles ou d’extraits de livres écrits par certains des plus importants auteurs de langue française dans le domaine des sciences sociales et de la philosophie. L’objectif de la classe est double: aider les participants à se familiariser avec le vocabulaire français des sciences sociales, mais aussi réfléchir ensemble aux conditions sociales, historiques, anthropologiques, linguistiques, culturelles et politiques qui constituent le cadre de notre vie.

Level Days Times Dates Cost
Sci.Sociales 1 WED 7pm-9pm 1/7-2/11 $228
Sci. Sociales 2 WED 7pm-9pm 2/18-4/25 $228
Culture et Civilisation (Niveau C1)-NEW:
(12 semaines/24 h de classe)
Level Days Times Dates Cost
Culture et Civilisation THU 7pm-9pm 1/8-3/25 $432
Learning French through Theatre (beginner level)-NEW:
(10 semaines/15 h de classe)
Nothing better than to learn through acting and playing. Theatre games, sketches, mimes and exercises to develop conversation skills and confidence in a supportive environment. Instructor: Jonathan Mandagot.
Level Days Times Dates Cost
Theatre MON 6:30pm-8pm tbd
L’Atelier (Francophones)-NEW:
(10 semaines/20 h de classe)
Création de match d’impro et montage d’un spectacle. Instructeur: Jonathan Mandagot.
Level Days Times Dates Cost
L’Atelier THU 8pm-10pm tbd