Spring 2022

All classes will meet on ZOOM.

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New course: Au café des artistes

4 week session, starting Sunday March 20
Sundays, 6:30-8:00 pm

Engage in the creative process while sharpening your senses - en Français! Using watercolor and mixed media, we'll explore technical skills to a backdrop of French music and themed drinks: a real multisensory experience- All levels of French and Artistry welcome.

Café des artistes- Art class

Language classes

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Absolute Beginners (A1)

With Charlie Hicks

8 week session, starting April 4
Thursdays - 5:30 - 7 pm

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? First time learning French? Planning a trip to France, to Québec, Africa? Maybe you would like to read “Les Misérables” as it was written? Or perhaps hoping to watch a film in French? Maybe looking forward to talking to your mémère or pépère in their own language. Get an introduction to the basics of the French language and the Francophone world in a fun environment! Learn basic vocabulary and French sentences to introduce yourself and interact in everyday situations. Focus on real-life conversation from the start! There are as many reasons to learn French as there are students of this beautiful language. Students will also learn some French grammar and structures as well as discover aspects of French culture.

We will use “Saison 1 A1” - Textbook - Éditions Didier - ISBN 978-2-278-08265-0 (Available on Amazon. Not included in registration).

French Classes: Absolute Beginners (A1)
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Beginners continuation (A2)

With René Nyanutse

8 week session, starting April 4
Wednesdays - 5-6:30 pm

This course is a continuation of the first session (Grand Beginners). It will also be suitable for students who have some basic knowledge of French.

Here are the skills required to attend the course:

  • You can greet someone and respond to greetings.
  • You can ask how someone is and tell how you are.
  • You can spell your first name, last name and other words.
  • You can ask questions about the day and date such as "What's the date today?" or "What's your birthday?"
  • You can introduce yourself and talk briefly about your family and pets, what you like to do or what you don't like to do.
  • You can ask someone questions about their family, pets, or ask what they like to do.

We will review these concepts in our first class and continue to learn French (grammar, conjugation and culture) focusing on oral communication in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
We will continue to use the French method Saison 1 A1 - Editions Didier - ISBN 978-2-278-08265-0 (Available on Amazon. Not included in registration).

French Classes - Beginners continuation (A2)

Language and culture

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French Language and
Conversation Through Film

Intermediate/Advanced levels
With Karen Girondel

7 week session, starting April 11
Tuesdays - 7 - 8:30 pm

Film transports us to another place, another time and another life; it provides language learners with rich audio-visual context, along with dynamic vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, authentic dialogue, in addition to cultural and historical references. This course will feature presentation of vocabulary and some key grammatical structures which students will practice in the context of the film, as well as open-ended exercises, activities, discussions, and role-playing designed to help improve proficiency. Listening and speaking skills will be emphasized in this class rather than reading and writing. This course is for you if you know some basic French, understand some of what you hear when spoken at normal rate of speed, and want the opportunity to speak in a context that will encourage increased vocabulary and grammatical accuracy without lists of words and tedious written exercises. We will study one film through the course of 7 weeks.

French cinema / conversation
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French Language and
Conversation Through Music

Intermediate/Advanced levels
With Susie Pollard

8 week session, starting April 4
Mondays - 6:30 - 7:30 pm

In this lively conversation class taught by French teacher and musician, Susie Pollard, we will delve into different French music genres and periods from varied francophone countries. You’ll practice new vocabulary, touch on important cultural influences and musical icons, and you’ll most likely learn some fun slang along the way! This is an intermediate/advanced class B2 level.

French music / conversation
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Let’s discover Francophone Africa!

Intermediate/Advanced level
With Nana Kanjinga/ Willy Tshibangu

8 week session, starting April 4
Thursdays - 5:30 - 6:30 pm

This advanced intermediate French course will help students refine their French language skills. This conversational course is designed to help students improve their oral expression in French as well as their comprehension of written texts in French.

Also, this course includes a strong cultural content whose main objective is the discovery and understanding of the African Francophonie. We invite you to take a virtual trip to French-speaking Africa and to deepen your knowledge of the French-speaking world through films, reading, music and cartography.

We advise you to purchase: “La culture francophone- Le monde à l'écoute" (Hackett Publishing Co.) - (Available on Amazon. Not included in registration).

Let's discover Francophone Africa!
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French Heritage Class

With Alexis Kanamugire

8 week session, starting April 4
Thursdays - 4 - 5 pm

This class is open to French- speaking young people, ages 14 to 18, (Grades 9 -12), who do not want to lose their French proficiency. It will be taught by an experienced francophone teacher, in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. It will also help students to prepare for the Seal of Biliteracy, by practicing speaking, writing, listening and reading skills.

Free Class
Email
afdume@gmail.com
to sign up.

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Discussion of French Canadian Literature

Intermediate/Advanced level
With Mary Okin

8 week session, starting April 4
Tuesdays - 12:00 - 1:15 pm

In this discussion class we will read a classic of French Canadian literature, Kamouraska, written by Anne Hébert. Each week we will read a portion of this novel and discuss it together, addressing important themes and issues around Quebec culture.

Discussion of French Canadian Literature

Language and well-being

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Bodybuilding and Cardio

All levels
With Chantal Joubi

6 week session, starting April 4
Tuesdays - 5 - 6 pm

Full Body Routine is a full body workout without equipment. The training consists of a series of exercises to strengthen the body, a little cardio dance and stretching. We will do our exercises while listening to Francophone songs. All you need is your sportswear. This class is for all levels of fitness and French!.

Bodybuilding and Cardio
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YOGA

All levels
With Chantal Joubi

6 week session, starting April 4
Saturdays - 9 - 10 am

Yin Yoga is a slow and meditative form of yoga. You will hold postures for a longer period of time while breathing and relaxing into them. This class will help you stretch and relax your mind and body. The class is taught in French and is for all levels.

Yoga in French
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French Cooking

All levels
With Sarah Donat

4 week session, starting April 11
Thursdays - 6 - 7:30 pm

In a joyful environment, you will discover the flavors of France with fresh and simple ingredients. During this course, you will create an appetizer plate, a lunch dish, two different salads, a main dinner dish, a dessert, and a snack (un goûter-classic 4pm for children and adults). The recipes represent different regions of France. Also, you will receive a book of recipes with our delicious dishes. Take time to eat well! Contact the professor if you have any allergies or special dietary concerns. Come cook, chat and taste !

French Classes: Cooking