3 hours per week for 10 weeks Starting June 26, 2023
At Online via Zoom
About this Class
Our core language classes will strengthen your French through speaking, writing and comprehension activities while providing insights into Francophone culture. Our teachers and curriculum use cutting-edge methods and resources to develop your skills and confidence in French. With full immersion from day one and a communicative, task-based approach you'll gain the knowledge you need to embrace the Francophone world!
No previous requirements. Prepare for CECR : A1
Required textbook: Édito A1
In this course you will cover Units 4, 5, and 6; pp. 61 to 102
Content you will cover in Unit 4:
Learn How To
"Les soldes, c’est parti !"
- Give an opinion on an outfit, analyze an app for dressing for the weather, talk about the weather, ask for and give your clothing and shoe size, ask for the price, describe an object.
- Gender and number agreement with adjectives, adjective placement, the near future and the recent past, demonstrative adjectives, the verb venir.
- The marinière, clothing vocabulary in Québec
- Clothing and accessories, what clothes are made of, the weather, day-to-day objects, describing those objects (shape, size, weight).
- Elision with j’, c’, l’, n’, d’: Il y a le vent d’Ouest et l’orage; the liaison with [z] and [n]: zéro; bonne.
Content you will cover in Unit 5:
Learn How To
"C’est quoi le programme ?"
- Talk about your daily activities, ask and give the time, propose an outing, schedule a meeting, accept and refuse an invitation, make a reservation over the telephone.
- Reflexive verbs in the present (se préparer, s’occuper), specify frequency (jamais, de temps en temps, souvent, tous les…tout le temps, toujours), the imperative tense with être, avoir, regarder, anteriority and posteriority.
- Talk about time changes and idiomatic expressions.
- The time, daily activities, chores, free time, outings, cultural activities.
- The sounds [i]/[y]: si / tu [y]/[u]: sur / sous
Content you will cover in Unit 6:
Learn How To
- Read a family tree, present your family, congratulate someone, express a wish or desire, describe someone’s physique and character.
- Possessive adjectives, the past tense with avoir, the difference between c’est and il/elle est, time and sequencing terms.
- Holidays in France.
- Family, family situations, life events, physical and character description.
- Nasal vowel sounds [Ã] an, am; en, em [ ɛ̃ ] vin ; timbre ; main ; daim ;
I thoroughly enjoyed my class. My instructor was fun and enthusiastic. She planned a variety of activities so the concepts were presented in different ways which really helped me learn. She was patient with my pronunciation, but taught me in a way that only a true native speaker could. Can't wait for my next class!
The class really gave us a good foundation from which we learned to communicate in French.