Late Summer Classes 2019


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CLASS STATUS:  It will be noted on this page if classes have filled or been withdrawn or if their status is in question, requiring contact with Madame Tremblay before registering.

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Burlington 6-Week Sessions

Focus on Pronunciation – Class Is Full

This class is designed to get you to slow down and work on your French muscles! Through readings, tongue twisters, listening, and getting the nuances of French phonetics, you can develop a good foundation for when your proficiency gets up to speed. You will also get some French conversation practice and culture in the process. You will be corrected! In a fun way. For beginners and advanced alike.

Language Requirement:A1 102
Dates:Thursday 7/18 – 8/22 @ 6 – 7:30 pm
Professor:Nikki Matheson
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$140 ($126 for AFLCR Members)

Book Club

As we read Mira Canion’s fiction story “La France en danger et les secrets de Picasso” we will travel in time to the 1937 International Exposition in Paris where Pablo Picasso’s mural Guernica is on display. We will follow the characters, as they travel from Paris to Antibes, Arles, etc. in their quest for the supernatural Spear of destiny… This easy French reader book will take us on a journey through the French Riviera. More importantly, it will also take us back in history as we discuss World War II and commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the battle of Normandy.

In this course, we will learn more about French historical places, expand vocabulary, enhance grammar and develop listening and pronunciation skills. Students will be encouraged to read out-loud, discuss, write and/or present about topics related to the short story, becoming more comfortable with all facets of communicating in French.

Students must purchase this book in advance: La France en danger et les secrets de Picasso, by Mira Canion – ISBN-13: 9780983695875

Language Requirement:A1 103
Dates:Wednesday 7/17 – 8/21 @ 10 – 11:30 am
Professor:Régine Ananou
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$140 ($126 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Students must purchase the book in advance.

Click here to register online. Or contact Micheline to pay via check.

Sip and Conversation en français

You have been studying French for about two years already, so you have a solid foundation in grammar and conjugation — and you wish you could put your language skills into practical action. This French Conversation Club is an excellent way to take a leap with your conversation skills — with a glass of wine or a beer!

This interactive class offers conversation practice (role-plays, debates and “cocktail party” style). Students will also be engaged through discussions of familiar topics in a supportive and friendly learning environment, using prompts and conversation models. This is a great review and practice for students who have at least completed the 104 level, (discussion themes will be inspired by the Latitudes book).

Language Requirement:A1 104
Dates:Monday 7/15 – 8/19 @ 6 – 7:30 pm
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$140 ($126 for AFLCR Members)

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Ciné-Club: Films for Foodies

Naturellement! What better way to enjoy French cinema than to explore our relationship with food? Students will watch a film per week at home and then we will discuss it in class with the help of excerpts. Most films will be available on Netflix or amazon prime, if not through other easily accessible sources. A few cooking shows from around the world will add another flavor as well. You will get a list of films ahead of time. For intermediate and advanced levels. Bon appétit!

Language Requirement:A1 105
Dates:Tuesday 7/16 – 8/20 @ 6-7:30 pm
Professor:Nikki Matheson
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$140 ($126 for AFLCR Members)

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Montpelier 6-Week Sessions

Advanced 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.

All new students are required to contact Micheline Tremblay (education@aflcr.org) before signing up for this class.

Language Requirement:Intermediate or Conversational French
Dates:Monday 7/15 – 8/19 @ 5:30-7 pm
Professor:Marcus Grace
Location:U-32 High School, Room 238
Fee for session:$140 ($126 for AFLCR Members)

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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!

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