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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 textbook: Édito A2, 2022 edition
In this course you will cover units 10, 11, and 12; pp. 139 to 180. Level A2-3 required or equivalent. In preparation for CECR: A2.



Content you will cover in Unit 10: "Envies d’ailleurs ? "

Learn How To
Structure what you say; Ask for information about a trip; Talk about a sightseeing trip; Express and respond to annoyance.

Grammar
Past tense and imperfect tense in narrative; Past participle agreement; Demonstrative pronouns.

Society and Culture
Report on "Marcel le Canard", the amphibious bus - survey on the French and nature - travelling solo - Guadeloupe; Nature-sized vacations - Oh, the cliché! "Les Français restent en France pour les vacances"; Amphibious buses (Belgium, Canada); Julien Roussé-Côté, Quebec vanlifer and author of Vie de van; The cities of Montreal and Lausanne; An amphibious bus!

Vocabulary
Travel: accommodation, holidays, flights, services; Tourism: sightseeing, sites, types of tourism.

Phonetics
The sounds [ë] [e] [E].

Content you will cover in Unit 11: "De jolis parcours "

Learn How To
Talk about your training; Say thank you; Write a formal message; Talk about your career plans; Express the obvious.

Grammar
Emphasis; Reported speech in the present tense; The COI pronoun y.

Society and Culture
Journalist Aline Afanoukoé, Lettre à ce prof qui a changé ma vie - Lenna Jouot's unusual CV - coworking in Martinique - Trouveur d'emploi, podcast d'aide à l'emploi - la reconversion professionnelle - enquête sur le travail idéal ; Espaces partagés - Oh, le cliché! "Les Français ne travaillent pas beaucoup"; Alumni of the Lycée Français d'Istanbul; Quebec and Swiss CVs; New job, new life.

Vocabulary
Studies: the school system, schooling, studies, assessment, diplomas; The world of work: sectors, professions, work, CVs and job hunting.

Phonetics
The sounds [Ø] [o] [u].

Content you will cover in Unit 12: "Soif de nature "

Learn How To
Express fear, worry; Express ability to do something; Express approval; Protest; Say what you can do.

Grammar
The imperative (affirmative and negative) and pronouns; Expressing purpose (affirmative and negative forms); The passive form: employment, training.

Society and Culture
The Trashtag Challenge - the Fête de l'environnement in New Caledonia - the L'animal qui court festival - the book Pourquoi le chat aime-t-il boire au robinet? - Biodiversity in Overseas France and around the world - the co-gardening site plantezcheznous.com - book extracts (George Sand, Alexis Jenni, Ben Lecomte); Biodiversity around the world - Oh, the cliché! "Les Français, fous de leurs animaux de compagnie"; A reforestation project in Côte d'Ivoire; Festival L'animal qui court.

Vocabulary
Geography and the environment: natural environments, protected areas, the environment, taking action, pollution; Animals: domestic animals, pets, garden animals, wild mammals, birds.

Pronunciation
The silent e.

Testimonials

Pilar

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

Thomas

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

Michael

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