Spring 2020 Classes


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CLASS STATUS:  It will be noted on this page if classes have filled or been withdrawn or if their status is in question, requiring contact with Madame Tremblay before registering.

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Beginner Level (A1, A2 Level)

A1 101

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.

Language Requirement:None
Dates:Monday 3/9 – 5/18 @  6 – 7:30 pm
Professor:Alysse Anton
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$260 ($234 for AFLCR Members)
Course material fee:if you do not have it already,
$60 for “Latitudes 1” book (covers 6 classes, up to A2 101)

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A1 102

Want to express your preferences with your classmates and learn how to talk about projects you have in the near future?  This class will also introduce a bundle of irregular verbs (and commonly used in every day language).

Language Requirement:A1 101
Dates:Thursday 3/12 – 5/21 @ 6 – 7:30 pm
Professor:Alysse Anton
Location:Maltex Building, 431 Pine St, Ste 314, Burlington
Fee for session:$260 ($234 for AFLCR Members)
Course material fee:if you do not have it already,
$60 for “Latitudes 1” book (covers 6 classes, up to A2 101)

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

A1 103

Find out how to express situations that happened in the past, ask a variety of questions that require more than a “yes” or “no” answer, and discover ways to respond to invites. We will also learn to describe the weather and how to make appointments indicating time and dates.

Language Requirement:A1 102
Dates:Monday 3/9 – 5/18 @ 6- 7:30 pm
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:Maltex Building, 431 Pine St, Ste 314, Burlington
Fee for session:$260 ($234 for AFLCR Members)
Course material fee:if you do not have it already,
$60 for “Latitudes 1” book (covers 6 classes, up to A2 101)

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

A1 104

This class will get you ready to ask for and follow directions, as well as locate hot spots when traveling in Francophone regions. This class will also guide you on advising others.

Language Requirement:A1 103
Dates:Tuesday 3/10 – 5/19 @ 6- 7:30 pm
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$260 ($234 for AFLCR Members)
Course material fee:if you do not have it already,
$60 for “Latitudes 1” book (covers 6 classes, up to A2 101)

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

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.

Language Requirement:A1 104
Dates:Wednesday 3/11 – 5/20 @ 6- 7:30 pm
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$260 ($234 for AFLCR Members)
Course material fee:if you do not have it already,
$60 for “Latitudes 1” book (covers 6 classes, up to A2 101)

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

A2 101

Time to explore the language beyond the basics! We will dive into the nuances of retelling a past memory, while also talking about events and projects you are planning in the future. This class will also explore ways to express one’s opinion targeting a sense of obligation using the subjunctive.

Language Requirement:A1 105
Dates:Wednesday 3/11 – 5/20 @ 6-7:30 pm
Professor:Alysse Anton
Location:Maltex Building, 431 Pine St, Ste 314, Burlington
Fee for session:$260 ($234 for AFLCR Members)
Course material fee:if you do not have it already,
$60 for “Latitudes 1” book (covers 6 classes, up to A2 101)

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

Book Club

This book club was so successful during our winter session that we decided to offer a part 2. Same book, different exploration and discoveries about the City of Love!

With the book “Je t’aime, Paris” and other visual media, you will travel to the City of Love. This course will introduce you to the world of art, fashion, architecture, cinema, gastronomy, nature, sports, and more in France’s beloved capital.

In addition to learning more about Paris, you also will expand your vocabulary, enhance your grammar and develop your listening and pronunciation skills, as we read and listen about Paris’s most famous landmarks and hidden attractions. Students will be encouraged to read out loud, discuss, write and/or present about a place in Paris, becoming more comfortable with all facets of communicating in French. Activities at the end check comprehension.

An enclosed audio CD provides a recording of a native speaker reading the book.

Students must purchase this book in advance: “Je t’aime, Paris” – ISBN-13: 978-8853621023

Language Requirement:A1 103
Dates:Wednesday 3/11 – 4/29 @ 10 – 11:30 am
Professor:Alysse Anton
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$200 ($180 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Students must purchase the book in advance.

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French Pronunciation

This course is designed for beginners and intermediate-level students wishing to practice the subtle pronunciation distinctions which they sometimes find problematic. Based in part on Phonétique Progressive du Français, teacher and recording-based exercises help the learner target and tackle not only the unique vowel sounds in French, but the tonic accents which give the language its unique sing-song quality. MP3 recordings and Internet resources allow students to practice the unique sounds and rhythms at home after having them presented first in class.

Language Requirement:A1 101
Dates:Tuesday 3/10 – 4/28 @ 3:30 – 5 pm
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$200 ($180 for AFLCR Members), plus $5 for copies

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Intermediate Level (B1, B2 Level)

Magazine Club – Mardi Culturel

Explore France and francophone culture through reading magazine articles, as we provide you articles that guide you to discover new aspects of francophone culture — on topics such as tourism, gastronomy, lifestyle, cinema and arts. Each encounter will allow time to observe and discuss the intricacies of the language through idiomatic expressions and specific key words and expressions, while also discussing the cultural aspects presented in the article.

An interesting way to improve your language skills as well as discovering cultural elements! This French conversation class is completely in French.

New students are invited to contact Micheline Tremblay (education@aflcr.org) before signing up for this class.

Language Requirement:A1 105
Dates:Tuesday 3/10 – 5/19 @ 10 – 11:30 am
Professor:Régine Ananou
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$260 ($234 for AFLCR Members)

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Carnets de Voyage

This class is based on Littérature Progressive de la Francophonie – Niveau Intermédiaire and its short, manageable extracts from popular literature written by diverse francophone authors. Passages are grouped by themes including travel, exile, childhood, feminism and varying « raisons d’être » of literature of French expression. Students help choose which subjects interest them the most and class time is spent reading aloud, interpreting the text with exercises provided and engaging in thematic (and practical grammatical) explanations as they arise. Learners must procure the text well in advance; it can be used for at least two 11-week sessions.

Students must purchase this book in advance: Littérature progressive de la francophonie : niveau intermédiaire – ISBN-13:  978-209-038078-1

Language Requirement:B1 101
Dates:Wednesday  3/11 – 5/20 @ 3:30 – 5 pm
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$260 ($234 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Students must purchase the book in advance. 4 copies available for purchase at King St – $35 each (will be used for several classes)

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Explorations Culturelles

Based on Ross Steele’s Civilisation Progressive du Français – Intermédiaire, this course offers students an overview not only of what makes France’s culture so unique, but also surveys the cultures of a number of important francophone regions and countries. Short readings followed by engaging exercises and class discussion will portray a depth of cultural practices, products and perspectives. Vocabulary and grammar study will be based on the readings chosen. The suggested edition which must be procured well in advance by students, includes a supporting MP3 CD and an online version of the text. It contains enough material for 1+ years of study.

Students must purchase this book in advance: Civilisation Progressive du Français – Intermédiaire – ISBN 978-209-0381252-0

Language Requirement:B1 101
Dates (TWO options):Thursday 3/12 – 5/21 @ 3:30 – 5 pm or 6 – 7:30 pm
Professor:Marc Juneau
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$260 ($234 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Students must purchase the book in advance.

Click to register for the afternoon session or the evening session. Or contact Micheline to pay via check.

Conversation (Montpelier)

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:Intermediate or Conversational French
Dates:Monday 3/9 – 5/25 at 5:30 – 7 pm
(no class on April 20)
Professor:Caroline Grace
Location:U-32 High School, Room 238, Montpelier
Fee for session:$260 ($234 for AFLCR Members)

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Advanced Level (C1, C2 Level)

Littérature: Tous les hommes n’habitent pas le monde de la même façon

Winner of this year’s Prix Goncourt, Jean-Paul Dubois’s Tous les hommes n’habitent pas le monde de la même façon begins with Paul Hansen’s life in Montréal’s Bordeaux Prison where he shares a cell with a Hell’s Angel incarcerated for murder. Having emigrated as a young man from France to Québec, Paul becomes superintendent for the Excelsior, an upscale apartment residence in Montréal where he keeps the building running and helps hold together the residents’ souls and lives as well. But a new, difficult manager takes over at the Excelsior, other problems appear in Paul’s life, things erupt, and we finally learn why he was sentenced to prison. In this affecting novel full of irony, nostalgia, melancholy – and also new possibilities, we discover characters animated by an acute sense of human solidarity and friendship as well as a passionate feeling of revolt against all forms of injustice. Book purchase required.

Students must purchase this book in advance: Dubois, Jean-Paul. Tous les hommes n’habitent pas le monde de la même façon. Editions de l’Olivier, 2019. ISBN-13: 978-2823615166

Language Requirement:Level A2 102, or equivalent
Dates:Tuesday 3/10 – 4/14 @ 1 – 2:30 pm
Professor:Grant Crichfield
Location:43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$140 ($126 for AFLCR Members)
Course material: Students must bring their own copy of the book.

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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.