AFLCR Fall 2021 Course Offerings

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CANCELLATION POLICY:  Under-subscribed classes will be cancelled at the discretion of the AFLCR;  this is the only case in which refunds can be made. Usually 5 is the minimum enrollment to run a class.

CLASS STATUS:  It will be noted on this page if classes have filled or been withdrawn or if their status is in question, requiring contact with the Director of Classes before registering.

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A1 101 (BEGINNER FRENCH)

Are you ready to jump-start your French? If you are a true French beginner or someone who wants to resume your studies of French after a long period, this class is for you.  This is an introduction to the foundations of French where you will learn basic useful words and expressions used in daily situations.

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Language Requirement:None
Dates:12 weeks on Monday 9/13-12/6 @ 6:00-7:30 PM
(no class the week of 11/22 due to Thanksgiving)
Professor:Nikki Matheson
Location:Online
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for members)
Course Material:Order your book: Edito A1 Textbook + Edito A1 Cahier (2016)

A1 102

This class expands on the French you learned in A1 101 by helping you learn how to converse with others in both informal and business settings. Through multi-media, class discussions, and the textbook, you will gain more confidence in your ability to make friends, travel, and appreciate francophone culture.

General Course Objectives:

  • Grocery shopping at the market/supermarket, order at the restaurant
  • Give an opinion on an outfit, talk about the weather, ask for and give your clothing and shoe size, ask for the price, describe an object.
  • Talk about your daily activities/routines, ask and give the time

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Language Requirement:A1 101 or equivalent
Dates:12 weeks on Tuesday  9/14-12/7 @ 6:00-7:30 PM
(no class the week of 11/22 due to Thanksgiving)
Professors:Alysse Anton and Lucas Dunn
Location:Burlington office and online
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for members)
Course Material:Order your book: Edito A1 Textbook + Edito A1 Cahier (2016)

A1 105

This class is designed to increase students’ mastery of expressions and structures needed to talk about different types of places, reflexive actions and expressing intensity and quantity. Real world sources and listening activities place participants in authentic situations to help enhance learning and motivation.

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Language Requirement:A1 104 or equivalent
Dates:12 weeks on Wednesday 9/15-12/8 @ 6:00-7:30 PM
(no class the week of 11/22 due to Thanksgiving)
Professors:Alysse Anton and Lucas Dunn
Location:Burlington office and online
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for members)
Course Material:Latitudes A1 Textbook + Latitudes A1 Cahier

Book Club (A2) CLASS CANCELLED

Meet Cyrano de Bergerac, an incredible orator, poet and swordsman. The only thing holding him back from confessing his love to the beautiful Roxanne is his ridiculously large nose. This classic French play is filled with duels, war, drama and romance, and is sure to captivate the audience!

The play chosen for this course has been adapted (in length and in its language) to accommodate its reading for learners of French. Students will be encouraged to read out-loud, play parts of the acts, and debate about the themes and the underlying meaning of the dialogues, becoming more comfortable with all facets of communicating in French.

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Language Requirement:A2
Dates:8 weeks on Wednesday 9/15-11/3  @ 10:00-11:30 AM
Professor:Alysse Anton
Location:Burlington office and online
Fee for session:$200 ($180 for members)
Course Material:Order your book “Cyrano de Bergerac”, by Edmond RostandEditions: Lecture ELI Seniors (with CD) – @Teacher Discovery (ISBN 9788853615947)

A LOOK AT FRENCH THROUGH LANGUAGE & LIFESTYLE

This class proposes a lens on French culture through language (idioms and expressions) and francophone publicités (TV commercials). In the first part of each class, students will discover new expressions that are commonly used in daily conversations, and practice them in context. In the second part of each class, we will look at advertisements, their message and how they fit into a certain culture. By the end of this workshop, you will have improved your listening and speaking skills while becoming familiar with many everyday French sayings.

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Language Requirement:A2
Dates:6 weeks on Wednesday 9/15-10/20  @ 16:00-17:30 PM
Professor:Alysse Anton
Location:Burlington office and online
Fee for session:$150 ($135 for members)
Course Material:None required- will be provided

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED CONVERSATION – ADAPTATION: HOW TRANSLATED SONGS CAN HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL DIFFERENCES – CLASS CANCELLED

Did you know that “My Way” was originally “Comme d’habitude” en français? How did Paul Anka get the rights to write the English version for Frank Sinatra’s farewell album? How did “I Walk the Line” become “J’adore mon chien”? (Sans blague !) Though many French artists now sing directly into English in order to increase their audience, up until the opening of the EU borders, songs have traveled from French to English to French throughout the decades. We will look at how these songs transformed and why, with a focus on why you can say one thing in one language, but how it may or may not work in another. This will offer an interesting musical microscope into the two languages and cultures!

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Language Requirement:A2 and up (intermediate or conversational French)
Dates:12 weeks on Tuesday  9/14-12/7 @ 7:00-8:30 PM
(no class the week of 11/22 due to Thanksgiving)
Professor:Nikki Matheson
Location:Online
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for members)
Course Material:None required – will be provided

ADVANCED CONVERSATION – ONLINE

Designed for High-Intermediate and Advanced students, this interactive class is an opportunity for students to practice their reading comprehension, listening comprehension and spoken skills through a variety of sources. Class activities are based on authentic materials borrowed from current events in francophone cultures (news articles, video clips, song lyrics), as well as the personal interests of the students.

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Language Requirement:B2 and up (intermediate or conversational French)
Dates:12 weeks on Monday  9/13-12/6 @ 5:30-7:00 PM
(no class the week of 11/22 due to Thanksgiving)
Professor:Marcus Grace
Location:Online
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for members)
Course Material:None required – will be provided

ADVANCED CONVERSATION – IN-PERSON Postponed until Spring 2022

Designed for High-Intermediate and Advanced students, this interactive class is an opportunity for students to practice their reading comprehension, listening comprehension and spoken skills through a variety of sources. Class activities are based on authentic materials borrowed from current events in francophone cultures (news articles, video clips, song lyrics), as well as the personal interests of the students.

Language Requirement:B2 and up (intermediate or conversational French)
Dates:12 weeks on Monday 9/13-12/6 @ 5:30-7:00 PM
(no class the week of 11/22 due to Thanksgiving)
Professor:Caroline Grace
Location:U-32 (following Covid guidelines in effect)
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for members)
Course Material:None required – will be provided

EXPLORATORY FRENCH FOR CHILDREN (ages 5-7 and 8-12)

Small groups will be divided by age: 30 minutes for ages 5-7 and 45 minutes for 8-12. Sizes and times of the classes will depend on demand. Learn French through songs, games, stories, puppets, and other fun activities. Children will learn basic phrases, numbers, telling time, colors, and concepts that they are learning already in English. Nikki has spent many years working with children and knows how to share her enthusiasm for French, while adapting to learning styles and moods. Consider French as a reinforcement of their learning and a way to tune-up their ears…. and smiles.

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Language Requirement:None
Dates:12 weeks on Saturday 9/18-12/11 @ TBD (morning)
(no class the week of 11/22 due to Thanksgiving)
Professor:Nikki Matheson
Location:Online
Fee for session:Ages 5-7: $100 ($90 for members) 
Ages 8-12 $150 ($135 for members)
Course Material:None required – will be provided

Private lessons

If your schedule doesn’t fit our class offerings, and you are interested in pursuing your French learning, consider signing up for private lessons. Email info@aflcr.org to get started today. For more details: click here.