Our Fall 2022 session is now under way

Except where noted, all sessions will take place on the Zoom video platform.

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CLASS STATUS:  It will be noted on this page if classes have filled or been withdrawn or if their status is in question, requiring contact with our Education Director before registering.

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Beginner Level (A1, A2 Level)

A1 101 – Second Remote Session Now Available!

The first session of this class meets via Zoom AND in-person at 43 King Street, Burlington. The second is Zoom-only. In-person seating is limited to 5 students only on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Micheline Tremblay to reserve your seat. Proof of vaccination required.

In this 12-week course, students will work toward mastery of the key concepts found in the first three units of the Édito A1 textbook. These include communication skills such as introducing and talking about oneself and getting around cities. Key grammatical concepts include negation, the conjugation of basic verbs, gender, and types of articles. Emphasis is also placed on learning proper pronunciation and exploring cultural differences. Have fun with classmates using this engaging and practical method!

Language Requirement:None
Dates:12 weeks, Monday 9/19 – 12/12 @ 6 – 7:30 pm (no class on 11/21)
Professors:Marc Juneau (first session – FULL)
Nikki Matheson (second session)
Location:First session: Hybrid (Online & 43 King Street)
Second session: Online (Zoom)
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Édito A1 book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

Click here to register for the second session online. Or contact our Education Director to pay via check.

A1 102 – Session Is Full!

Note: We have not yet determined if this class will be held in-person or online. We will accept a maximum of 8 participants if we offer the class in-person. If we decide to offer it online-only, we will accept 10 participants. Stay tuned for updates!

This course covers the key concepts and skills taught in Units 3-5 of the Édito A1 textbook. Communication skills include ordering at a restaurant, talking about one’s likes and dislikes, shopping, giving compliments, telling time and making plans. Key grammatical concepts include singular and plural nouns, partitive articles, agreement and placement of adjectives, the immediate future, and giving commands. Emphasis is also placed on understanding cultural differences and proper pronunciation. Continue having fun learning French with your classmates!

Language Requirement:A1 101
Dates:12 weeks, Thursday 9/22 – 12/15 @ 6 – 7:30 pm (no class on 11/24)
Professors:Lianne Blanchard
Location:TBD
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Édito A1 book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

A1 103

This 103 class will explore the French language through speaking, listening, reading and writing activities while providing insights into Francophone culture. This communication-based method is scaffolded to help you develop your skills in the four target areas of proficiency.

General course objectives:

  • Read a family tree, present your family, congratulate someone, express a wish or desire, describe someone’s physique and character.
  • Look for an apartment, understand a room inspection, learn about lodging regulations, draft a set of rules for shared living, apologize for something, talk about and react to domestic misunderstandings.
  • In this course, we will cover units 6 and 7.
Language Requirement:A1 102
Dates:12 weeks, Wednesday 9/21 – 12/14 @ 6 – 7:30 pm (no class on 11/23)
Professor:Nikki Matheson
Location:Online (Zoom)
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Édito A1 book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

Click here to register online. Or contact our Education Director to pay via check.

A1 104

This class covers Units 8 & 9 in Édito A1. Students will also benefit from a brief review of elements in preceding chapters that are needed for clear communication (commands, the past tense, pronouns, and prepositions). Units 8 & 9 build on these concepts with a focus on the themes of the home and vacations. Édito‘s numerous audio and written resources, and emphasis on speaking and vocabulary building, will get you on your way to expression and understanding at the A2 level. Engaging exercises in class and for independent reinforcement help structure students’ progress, as well as friendly coaching on how to stay organized and review for mastery.

Language Requirement:A1 103
Dates:12 weeks, Wednesday 9/21 – 12/14 @ 6 – 7:30 pm (no class on 11/23)
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:Hybrid (Online & 43 King Street)
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Édito A1 book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

Click here to register online. Or contact our Education Director to pay via check.

A2 102 Concentré

This eight-week condensed course covers Units 3 and 4 in the Édito A2 text series: Lodging and The Future. Students will deepen their understanding of different types of housing, as well as the role of science and technology in our connected future. Structures include the use of relative pronouns, comparison and the future tense. Emphasis is placed primarily on speaking, but cultural elements, vocabulary-building and proper pronunciation are also included. Have fun with this engaging method, learning the sounds and expressions with your classmates that make French such a rewarding challenge!

Language Requirement:A2 101
Dates:8 weeks, Tuesday 10/18 – 12/13 @ 6 – 7:30 pm (no class on 11/22)
Professor:Lucas Dunn
Location:Hybrid (Online & 43 King Street)
Fee for session:$200 ($180 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Édito A2 book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

Click here to register online. Or contact our Education Director to pay via check.

A2 104

This course covers Units 7 & 8 in the Édito A2 text and offers a brief review of the most useful elements of Unit 6 (meeting food and nutritional needs). Emphasis is placed on speaking and conversation, but numerous engaging exercises and independent work also target vocabulary-building and essential structures. We will focus on expressing one’s feelings, describing character and physical traits, learning about different media sources and how to relate causes and consequences. Édito also highlights cultural differences, proper pronunciation, and anchoring grammar in useful communication. Students are prompted and encouraged to speak independently in small groups.

Language Requirement:A1 105
Dates:12 weeks, Tuesday 9/20 – 12/13 @ 6 – 7:30 pm (no class on 11/22)
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:Online (Zoom)
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Édito A2 book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

Click here to register online. Or contact our Education Director to pay via check.

Intermediate Level (B1, B2 Level)

B1 104 – Session Is Full!

This class will cover three units in Vite et Bien 2, an engaging and practical text designed to improve communicative skills and promote cultural awareness. Units 12-14 cover the themes of passion for food, love of the performing arts and cinema, and the role of media in our daily lives. We also will cover the following essential structures: forms and uses of the conditional mood and the conditional past, the pluperfect, and indirect discourse. Initial audio and reading resources in each unit set up the target vocabulary and grammar which follow – and numerous structured exercises in the book help students reinforce the material together orally and independently at home. Ample conversational time with different partners also helps to cement your learning.

Language Requirement:B1 103
Dates:12 weeks, Thursday 9/22 – 12/15 @ 6 – 7:30 pm (no class on 11/24)
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:Online (Zoom)
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:“Vite et Bien 2” – ISBN-13: 978-2090385243

Conversation

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, Monday 9/19 – 12/12 @ 5:30 – 7 pm (no class on 11/21)
Professor:Marcus Grace
Location:Online (Zoom)
Fee for session:$300 ($270 for AFLCR Members)

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Incontournables : Michel Tremblay’s Le peintre d’aquarelles

Discover this essential Québecois author who many consider to be Canada’s most important francophone novelist. In Le peintre d’aquarelles, readers will discover (or rediscover) Marcel, one of Michel Tremblay’s most intriguing characters from the Belles Soeurs series. “Shelved” for over thirty years, Marcel, who suffers from schizophrenia, keeps a journal in which he discusses his impressions of the world now that he’s grown much older. Participants will read certain passages aloud, discuss “la forme et le fond” (writing style and themes), and consult outside resources to learn more about this remarkable author and this work. Participants must procure their own copy of the book and be able to read about 20 pages a week. Don’t miss this engrossing story and the fun of discovering it with your classmates!

Language Requirement:B2 or C1 level
Dates:8 weeks, Thursday 9/29 – 11/17 @ 3:30 – 5 pm
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:Online (Zoom)
Fee for session:$200 ($180 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Le peintre d’aquarelles
Recommended edition: ISBN-13: 978-2330093068 (Actes Sud)

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French à la carte

If your schedule doesn’t fit our class offerings, and you are really interested in pursuing your French learning, consider our new concept of French à la carte!

If you are a small group of French learners (preferably of a similar French level), and you have a day and time that works for all of you, we can tailor to your needs and your French learning objectives!

For more details, click here.