Adult Course Catalog

 

FALL CLASSES

French 101 and 102 : Basic User A1 (12 hours course)

Level Days Times Dates Cost
101 Intro MON 7pm-9pm 9/15-12/8 $432 (no class 11/24)
101 Transition TUE 7pm-9pm 9/16-12/9 $432 (no class 11/25)
102 Transition SAT 9am-11am 9/20-12/13 $432 (no class 11/29)

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, 104, and 201: Basic User A2

Level Days Times Dates Cost
104 SAT 11am-1pm 9/20-12/13  $432 (no class 11/29)
201 Tr. THU 7pm-9pm 9/18-12/11  $432 (no class 11/27)

Goals when completing levels French 103, 104, 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 202 to 304: Independent User B1

Level Days Times Dates Cost
203 Tr. WED 7pm-9pm 9/17-12/10  $432 (no class 11/26)
301 WED 7pm-9pm 9/17-12/10  $432 (no class 11/26)

Goals when completing levels French 202–304:

  • 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
401 SAT 9am-11am 9/20-12/13 $432 (no class 11/29)

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/ Fall 1   

Level Days Times Dates Cost
A2 THU 2pm-4pm 9/18-10/23 $228
B2 MON 10am-12pm 9/15-10/20 $228
B2/C1 TUE 7pm-9pm 9/23-10/28 $228

Conversation Classes 6 weeks/ Fall 2

Level Days Times Dates Cost
A2 THU 2pm-4pm 10/30-12/11 $228 (No class 11/27)
B2 MON 10am-12pm 10/27-12/8 $228 (no class 11/24)
B2/C1 TUE 7pm-9pm 11/4-12/16 $228 (no class 11/25)

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 MON 7pm-8:30pm 9/15-12/8 $324
Systematic Grammar MON 7pm-9pm 9/22-12/15 $432
Grammar- NEW WED 10am-12pm 9/17-12/10 $432

Thematic Classes

Parlons Cuisine:
(3 semaines/7.5 heures de classe)

Avez-vous envie de vous amuser cet été en apprenant le français dans une ambiance conviviale? Venez nombreux pour cet atelier de cuisine estivale de 3 semaines, du 30 juillet au 13 Aout. Vous allez vous régaler.
Would you like to have fun this summer learning French in a convivial atmosphere? Come one , come all to this 3 week cooking workshop. A delight is in store for you.
Level Days Times Dates Cost
Parlons Cuisine Wed 6pm-8:30pm 7/30-8/13 $150

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 9/17-10/22 $228
Sci. Sociales 2 WED 7pm-9pm 10/29-12/10 $228
Conversation et Traduction (Niveau C1)-NEW:
(12 semaines/24 h de classe)
Cette classe propose une pratique de la traduction dans les 2 sens (anglais/français et français/anglais). Chaque semaine sera consacrée à un domaine spécifique (cinématographique, littéraire, quotidien, financier, etc..) et la traduction portera sur des documents authentiques distribués aux participants une semaine à l’avance.
Level Days Times Dates Cost
Traduction THU 7pm-9pm Sept. 2014 $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 9/22-12/1 $255
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 9/25-12/4 $270