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Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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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!

Required: A2-3 or equivalent. Prepare for CECR A2
Required textbook: Édito A2
In this course you will cover units 10, 11, and 12; pp. 139 to 189. Please note that a CD player is needed to play the included disc.

Content you will cover in Unit 10: "On part en voyage ?"

Learn How To
Understand a tourist brochure, reserve a stay somewhere, research a destination online, express your indifference towards a situation.

The passé composé and the imperfect tense as used in storytelling, agreement in the past with direct object pronouns, the demonstrative pronouns celui, celle, ceux, and celles.

Society and Culture
Tourism in France, the conquest of Québec.

Travel, staying somewhere, preparing for a trip, taking an airplane, renting a car, tourism, different regions of France.

Pronouncing e, é, and è
[e]: ou
[ɛ]: hélicoptère
[ə]: semaine

Content you will cover in Unit 11:
"On recrute"

Learn How To
Receive a thank you note, talk about your professional background, comprehend the structure of a résumé, understand offers of employment, write a formal letter.

La mise en relief, indirect discourse (le discours rapporté), verbs followed by certain prepositions.

Society and Culture
Compare different types of résumés in Switzerland, France, and Québec.

The French school system, higher education, testing and the value of a degree, the professional world, work, résumés, different professions, different areas of work.

Removing the nasal sounds from a given word |
[Fabien / Fabienne]

Content you will cover in Unit 12:
"L’appel de la nature"

Learn How To
Read a hiking charter, understand posters for the environment, present a movement or an event, explain a choice and the motivation behind something, express worry, react to disapproval.

Express purpose, the passive voice, the use of the past infinitive to express order in a sentence.

Society and Culture
Endangered animals, pet culture in France, the WWF in Belgium.

Geography and environmentalism, different areas of nature, pollution, how to take action for the planet, animals (wild and domesticated).

The sounds [R], [l], [g] | J’ai revu les photographies du désert



Back Bay
The classes are active, teachers come prepared and are enthusiastic with the students. A true French experience!


Classes at the Alliance Française are a great way to connect with other motivated people and lovers of France and the French language.


This course, like every course I have taken here, was an absolute pleasure. I looked forward to learning new concepts and vocabulary every week!