Summer 2022 Classes

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CLASS STATUS:  It will be noted on this page if classes have filled or been withdrawn or if their status is in question, requiring contact with our Education Director before registering.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

This course is designed for pure beginners, or those who have very limited experience with the  French language. It covers units 0-2 in the Édito textbook. The course will be offered in a hybrid manner and may shift to all online depending on schedules and COVID necessities.

Language Requirement:None
Dates:8 weeks, Thursday 6/23 – 8/11 @ 6 – 7:30 pm
Professors:Lucas Dunn
Location:Zoom or 43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$200 ($180 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:“Édito A1” book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

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A1 102 Conversational

This class will review Édito A1’s unités 1 & 2 and study unité 3 with a focus on conversation and dialogue. This course is for anyone who wants to work toward mastery of these first units before progressing to A1 103. The course will be offered in a hybrid manner and may shift to all online depending on schedules and COVID necessities.

Language Requirement:A1 101 or equivalent
Dates:6 weeks, Tuesday 7/12 – 8/16 @ 6-7:30 pm
Professors:Lucas Dunn
Location:Zoom or 43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$150 ($135 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:“Édito A1” book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

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A1 103 Concentré

In this 8 week course, the focus will be a brief review of chapters 3-5, and then moving on in the textbook. The past tense is introduced and more emphasis is placed on broadening communication skills.  The course will be offered in a hybrid manner and may shift to all online depending on schedules and COVID necessities.

Language Requirement:A1 102 or equivalent
Dates:8 weeks, Wednesday 6/22 – 8/10 @ 6-7:30 pm
Professors:Lucas Dunn
Location:Zoom or 43 King Street, Burlington
Fee for session:$200 ($180 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:“Édito A1” book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

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A2 101 Conversational

This class revisits the content of Édito A2’s Unités 1 & 2 with systematic speaking practice for students. The vocabulary themes of leisure time and recalling memories form the backdrop for reviewing the two past tenses critical for telling stories in French. Students perform short scripts, engage in exercises beyond the textbook, and are provided time in class to speak with different partners. Gain confidence in your speaking by reinforcing the essential phrases and structures needed to relate past events and experiences.

Language Requirement:A1 105 or equivalent
Dates:6 weeks, Wednesday 6/22 – 7/27 @ 6 – 7:30 pm
Professors:Marc Juneau
Location:Zoom
Fee for session:$150 ($135 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:“Édito A2” book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

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A2 103 Conversational

This course concentrates on Unit 6 in Édito A2 and places more emphasis on discussion and daily usage than the normal book class. While generally structured around this healthy cooking and foods chapter, additional materials are provided for students to enact dialogues, ask and answer related questions and speak with one another in small groups. Communication targets include expressing one’s agreement, approval, and displeasure. Students will also expand their vocabulary in the domains of food, eating places and cooking techniques. Adverbs, more practice with the pronoun “en,” and expressions for exclusion and forming the superlative are also covered.

Language Requirement:A2 102 or equivalent
Dates:6 weeks, Tuesday 6/21 – 7/26 @ 6 – 7:30 pm
Professors:Marc Juneau
Location:Zoom
Fee for session:$150 ($135 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:“Édito A2” book & workbook / bring your own (click here for details).

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Intermediate Level (B1, B2 Level)

Fun with Grammar

AF students understand the importance of studying the underpinnings of the French language. This course focuses on the review of and expansion on essential structures. We limit the technical explanations to focus more on practical usage, important exceptions and avoiding the pitfalls of literal translation. Exercises taken from various sources (all provided electronically) encourage systematic practice of challenging tenses and key expressions, and students are also encouraged to create fun and memorable devices to cement their learning. Topics this session will include use of the subjunctive, relative pronouns and special verb conjugations needed to add subtlety to people’s spoken expression.

Language Requirement:B1 Level
Dates:6 weeks, Monday 6/13 – 7/25 @ 3:30 – 5 pm – No class on July 4
Professors:Marc Juneau
Location:Zoom
Fee for session:$150 ($135 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:None

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Vite et Bien – B1 103 Conversational

This class is designed for intermediate students wishing to speak with their peers on the general topic of physical appearance. Mostly based on Unit 9 of the text series Vite et Bien 2, participants review and expand their vocabulary for describing one’s clothing, accessories and “le look.” Fun and engaging activities are designed to help students express themselves freely; improvising and elaborating in French to gain confidence using structured dialogues and exercises. The ever-important cultural element of fashion and essential past tenses are also covered.

Students must procure their own copy of Vite et Bien 2 – ISBN#978-209-038524-3

Language Requirement:B1 102 or equivalent
Dates:6 weeks, Monday 6/13 – 7/25 @ 6 – 7:30 pm – No class on July 4
Professors:Marc Juneau
Location:Zoom
Fee for session:$150 ($135 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Vite et Bien 2 – ISBN# 978-209-038524-3

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Histoires de France: Michel Quint’s Effroyables Jardins

This new class series seeks out amazing stories from France’s fascinating history. Students not only read and discuss a short literary work, but they also consider a film version. Some reading aloud and optional Internet research helps students appreciate the language all while exploring the “spirit of the times.”

Effroyables Jardins takes place during the French Resistance of WWII. Participants will read the short novel by Michel Quint and watch the movie independently. Participants should feel confident reading and conversing at the B2-C1 level to discuss the sensitive themes, summarize key sections, and express their opinions on the two works.

Students must procure the novel and be able to access the movie themselves (aka. Strange Gardens – 2003). (Recommended edition: ISBN# 978-2744160646).

Language Requirement:B2 Level
Dates:6 weeks, Wednesday 6/22 – 7/27 @ 3:30 -5 pm
Professors:Marc Juneau
Location:Zoom
Fee for session:$150 ($135 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Novel (Recommended edition: ISBN # 978-2744160646) and movie of Strange Gardens

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French Films I Should Have Watched by Now

There are classics and then there are classics! This conversation class will cover some of the “best films ever” category from the 1940s and up. France is famous for the advancement of le septième art from Alice Guy, the first-ever metteur en scene or the addition of sound, to La Nouvelle Vague and Film Noir.

Films have been chosen for their innovative qualities and stories, as praised by other filmmakers who have often looked to these films for inspiration. Renoir, Cocteau, Malle, Truffaut, and Tati are some of the directors we will discuss. Students will watch one film during the week and then discuss it in class. We are all busy, so a list will be sent out so you can plan ahead. Films will be available on amazon prime, Netflix, youtube, or DailyMotion for free or low-cost rentals ($3.99). Even if you have seen these films before, it has likely been a long time. Sharing your fresh look will be fun and thought-provoking.

Language Requirement:B2 and up (intermediate/advanced conversation)
Dates:8 weeks, Monday 6/20 – 8/15 @ 5:30 – 7:00 pm – No class on July 4
Professors:Nikki Matheson
Location:Zoom
Fee for session:$200 ($180 for AFLCR Members)
Course material:Movies watched at home during the week

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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.