Farida Talantikit

France and Algeria

Bio

Farida began teaching at the French Library in 2006 after moving to Boston in 2004. She primarily teaches core language classes for adults at the beginner level in addition to intermediate and advanced grammar courses and conversation classes for all levels.

Farida holds a Doctorate in Occupational Health Medicine (a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses) from UCL, Bruxelles. She lived in Salon de Provence, France where she taught biology at Avignon University and worked as an occupational health doctor. She also worked for several human rights non-profit organizations in Marseille.

She loves spending time with her family and travelling. She enjoys listening to classical music and reading about the humanities, especially history and cinema, and she is intrigued by people, different cultures and world politics. She also takes great pleasure in cooking.

Classes Recently Taught

B2 | Essais de Montaigne | Online

Advanced
Starting October 26, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Join Farida to improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing some of theEssais by Montaigne.

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B1/B2 | A la découverte de… Champollion | Online

Intermediate
Starting October 25, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Learn about an emblematic figure in the field of Egyptology and the history of writing in this fascinating course.

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B1-1 | Intermediate Conversation | Online

Intermediate
Sessions starting September 24, 2022, and October 29, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Master the art of conversation while perfecting the finer points of your grammar through the fun and varied speaking activities in this course!

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B1 | Get Ready for the DELF B1! | Online

Intermediate
Starting September 24, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

If you're planning to take the DELF in December, this preparatory class is for you! Ensure your success and work on all four language skills tested on the exam.

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A2-2 | Advanced Beginner French 2 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 21, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to Discuss jobs of the future, describe the future, highlight the utility of an object, express intent or remind someone of something? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

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B1-4 | Intermediate French 4 | Online

Intermediate
Starting September 21, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Delve deeper into the Francophone cultures around the globe while honing your language skills: understand a scientific documentary, learn about young, francophone thinkers, explain a scientific discovery, present the pros and cons of an innovation in technology, give your opinion, imagine the future. and more!

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A2-4 | Advanced Beginner French 4 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 20, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class will give you the skills to understand a tourist brochure, reserve a stay somewhere, research a destination online, express your indifference towards a situation and more!

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B2-4 | Advanced French 4 | Online

Advanced
Starting September 20, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Perfect your pronunciation, solidify your mastery of grammar and learn additional vocabulary—then apply your learning to demanding tasks like comparing and contrasting different professional behaviors, outlining a career path and explaining various life choices, and more!

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C1-1 | Proficient French 1

Starting September 20, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Perfect your pronunciation, solidify your mastery of grammar and learn additional vocabulary—then apply your learning to demanding tasks like transcribing audio documents, criticizing political campaigns or debating the salaries of different professions.

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C1-2 | Proficient French

Starting September 20, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Perfect your pronunciation, solidify your mastery of grammar and learn additional vocabulary—then apply your learning to demanding tasks like transcribing audio documents, criticizing political campaigns or debating the salaries of different professions.

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B1/B2 | A la découverte de… Paris des grands hommes | Online

Intermediate
Starting September 20, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Discover the traces of France’s influential historical figures in Paris, from literary figures to revolutionaries, Renaissance kings and emperors to medieval nobility, and pre-roman apostles. Inspired by a mobile application that guides users through Paris, following the footsteps of these illustrious men and women, this class will transport you to another time. Join us in this deep dive into Parisienne archives.

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A1-2 | Beginner French 2 | Online

Beginner
Starting September 20, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

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A1-1 | Beginner French 1 | Online

Beginner
Sessions starting September 19, 2022, September 20, 2022, and September 21, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to Ask for and give directions, understand an itinerary, get around using public transportation, and much more!

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A1-3 | Beginner French 3 | Online

Beginner
Starting September 19, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn how to look for an apartment, understand a room inspection, learn about lodging regulations, draft a set of rules for shared living, and much more!

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A1-4 | Beginner French 4 | Online

Beginner
Starting September 19, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to understand an exchange program, describe positive experiences, express purpose, describe a professional goal, indicate a wish or desire, talk about an ability or skill, understand professional tasks. and much more!

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A1-1 | Beginner French 1 | In-Person

Beginner
Starting September 17, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to Ask for and give directions, understand an itinerary, get around using public transportation, and much more!

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A1-2 | Beginner French 2 | In-Person

Beginner
Starting September 16, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

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