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Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Annual Short Programs

Get ready for an exhilarating journey into the heart of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games! It's been a century since the city of love last embraced this global celebration of sports, and now it's time to bring the magic back. Your tour guide, a true Parisian through and through, will be your virtual companion as we dive into all things Paris 2024. From the fascinating facts and awe-inspiring figures to France's dedicated preparations and the intricate event planning, you'll gain an exclusive insider's perspective. Whether you're lucky enough to be attending Paris 2024 in person or joining us online from anywhere in the world, this promises to be an unforgettable experience! Join us in English, from the comfort of your own screen.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Monday   9am ▸ 11am
18 Dec 2023

Study Skills

Annual Short Programs

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:
- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.
Prerequisites: none

A1 - Beginner

101-102 Accelerated

Core Classes
This is a beginning French class designed for highly motivated language learners and/or those who have taken French in the past or had some exposure and need to cover the basics. The class combines True Beginner 101 and Beginner 102 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Beginner 103.
Pace: Accelerated

101

Core Classes
Our 101 Core Class is for true beginners wishing to master A1 level. If you studied French before, please look into 101-102 Accelerated class. Défi 1 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

102

Core Classes
Our 102 Core Class is for beginners having completed 101 class and wishing to master A1 level. Défi 1 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

103-104 Accelerated

Core Classes
This is a beginning French class designed for highly motivated language learners. It combines Beginner 103 and Beginner 104 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Beginner 105.
Pace: Accelerated

103

Core Classes
Our 103 Core Class is for beginners having completed 102 class and wishing to master A1 level. Défi 1 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

105-106 Accelerated

Core Classes
This is a beginning French class designed for highly motivated language learners. It combines Beginner 105 and Beginner 106 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Lower Intermediate 201.
Pace: Accelerated

105

Core Classes
Our 105 Core Class is for beginners having completed 104 class and wishing to master A1 level. Défi 1 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

A1 to A2 Bridge

Core Classes
Cross the bridge from A1 to A2 in this transition class where students will gain confidence in their spoken communication skills through review of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation learned in the Édito A1 sequence.
Pace: Regular

French Holiday Commercials

Annual Short Programs

Get in the holiday spirit and immerse yourself in comprehensible, beginner-friendly French with this workshop around the theme of holiday commercials. French commercials celebrating the holiday season will be used as a jumping-off point to tell stories, learn new vocabulary, and discuss holiday traditions and preferences. This is mainly a conversation-oriented workshop, with a lot of listening and some simple speaking, but we will also do some writing as a group. (This year’s class will feature new content from last year for those who would like to take the workshop again!)

Ideal for beginning/intermediate students (CECR A1/A2). Prerequisites: Completion of 101 or instructor approval.Monday 6-8pm

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Online
Monday   6pm ▸ 8pm
18 Dec 2023

Kick-Start French - Beginning - A1

Annual Short Programs

Beginning students (A1) Impress your friends and family at holiday gatherings this year by your polished French skills! Students in this intensive 4-day workshop will solidify basic grammar and vocabulary while learning about winter holiday traditions in the French speaking world, discuss winter sports and activities, and share their own holiday traditions with classmates. Grammar and vocabulary covered will include holiday related lexicon, family and friends, food, regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, the futur proche, passé composé, possessive adjectives, adjective agreement, direct and indirect object pronouns, and partitive articles. 

Prerequisites: 103 or equivalent.

Sounding French A1

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Pronunciation is the key to successful communication in French and this 10-week class will concentrate on areas of pronunciation that are typically troublesome for beginning learners of French studying at the A1 level.
Pace: Regular

Study Skills

Annual Short Programs

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:
- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.
Prerequisites: none

A1/A2

Essential Everyday French Beginner

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Chapters 10-23. This class is all about basic communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 104. If you haven’t completed Edito 104, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.
Pace: Regular

Grammar For Conversation

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Part 1 of the book. Grammar For Conversation A1 and A2 level grammar concepts through everyday life situations using current spoken French. The course covers on average 2 chapters per session, during which students have the opportunity to discuss and apply grammar topics through written activities, conversation and audio comprehension.
Pace: Regular

Study Skills

Annual Short Programs

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:
- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.
Prerequisites: none

A2 - Lower Intermediate

201-202

Core Classes
This is a fast-paced classed offering an opportunity to advance into lower intermediate level twice as fast as a regular class. The class combines lower intermediate 201 and 202 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into 203.
Pace: Accelerated

201

Core Classes
201 class is the first step for students wishing to master the A2 level. Our A2 level Core Class is for students progressing from A1 level and wishing to master the A2 level. Défi 2 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

202

Core Classes
202 class is the second step for students wishing to master the A2 level. Our A2 level Core Class is for students progressing from A1 level and wishing to master the A2 level. Défi 2 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

203

Core Classes
203 class is the third step for students wishing to master the A2 level. Our A2 level Core Class is for students progressing from A1 level and wishing to master the A2 level. Défi 2 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

204

Core Classes
204 class is the fourth step for students wishing to master the A2 level. Our A2 level Core Class is for students progressing from A1 level and wishing to master the A2 level. Défi 2 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

205-206

Core Classes
This is a fast-paced classed offering an opportunity to advance into lower intermediate level twice as fast as a regular class. The class combines lower intermediate 205 and 206 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into 301.
Pace: Accelerated

206

Core Classes
206 class is the sixth and the last step for students wishing to master the A2 level. Our A2 level Core Class is for students progressing from A1 level and wishing to master the A2 level. Défi 2 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

Kick-Start French - Lower Intermediate - A2

Annual Short Programs

Give your French a much needed boost! In this intensive four-day workshop, students will expand their linguistic repertoire and develop their ability to express themselves with more ease on a variety of familiar topics. This course is designed for learners at A2 level wishing to review and to bring their language skills to the next level.

Prerequisites: 205 or equivalent.

Sounding French A2

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Pronunciation is the key to successful communication in French and this 10-week class will concentrate on areas of pronunciation that are typically troublesome for lower intermediate learners of French studying at the A2 level.
Pace: Regular

Study Skills

Annual Short Programs

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:
- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.
Prerequisites: none

A2/B1

A2 to B1 Bridge

Core Classes
Cross the bridge from A2 to B1 in this transition class where students will gain confidence in their spoken communication skills through review of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation learned in the Édito A2 sequence. Grammar reviewed will include past tenses, temporal prepositions, alternative negation, relative pronouns, object pronouns, futur simple, conditional, and more. Pronunciation reviewed will include nasal vowels, mute -e-, vocalic and consonantal enchainment, liaison, and intonation.
Pace: Regular

FRENCH ACCENT IN THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD

Annual Short Programs

French is a language rich in diverse accents, each unique to the region where it is spoken. Whether in France, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland, or various African countries, you'll encounter a delightful array of accents.
Have you ever wondered about distinctions like "brun" and "brin"? Are you curious about whether the letter "T" should be pronounced in words like "but," "exact," "respect," and "contact"? Perhaps you've pondered the pronunciation of numbers like 70, 80, and 90 in Belgium.
In this course, we will explore the fascinating world of French pronunciation variations across different French-speaking regions.

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Online
Tuesday   9am ▸ 11am
19 Dec 2023

French Pronunciation A2/B1 Online

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Welcome to the French Phonetics course! This course will be interactive and hands-on, featuring numerous activities and exercises to reinforce your French phonetics skills. You'll be guided by experienced, native, instructor who will help you advance your pronunciation and listening comprehension in French. You'll practice auditory discrimination; you'll explore sound changes based on word position within a sentence and their phonetic environment (transformation); you'll be introduced to accurately identifying French sounds and verifying your pronunciation (identification and verification); you'll develop observation skills by analyzing the phonetic features of native French speakers (observation).
Pace: Regular

Study Skills

Annual Short Programs

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:
- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.
Prerequisites: none

B1 - Intermediate

301

Core Classes
301 class is the first step for students wishing to master the B1 level. Our B1 level Core Class is for students progressing from A2 level and wishing to master the B1 level. Défi 3 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

302

Core Classes
302 class is the second step for students wishing to master the B1 level. Our B1 level Core Class is for students progressing from A2 level and wishing to master the B1 level. Défi 3 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

303

Core Classes
303 class is the third step for students wishing to master the B1 level. Our B1 level Core Class is for students progressing from A2 level and wishing to master the B1 level. Défi 3 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

304

Core Classes
304 class is the fourth step for students wishing to master the B1 level. Our B1 level Core Class is for students progressing from A2 level and wishing to master the B1 level. Défi 3 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

306

Core Classes
306 class is the sixth and the last step for students wishing to master the B1 level. Our B1 level Core Class is for students progressing from A2 level and wishing to master the B1 level. Défi 3 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

DELF B1 Preparation

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Part 2. Having completed part 1 is not required. This class will interest you if: 1. You are planning on passing DELF B1 exam and need to prepare for it. 2. You’ve completed B1 level and wish to consolidate the newly acquired skills, all the while evaluating your strengths and weaknesses before jumping to next level. The class has a double goal: preparing you to DELF exam structure and work on all of the aspects one needs to master in order to validate a level to successfully start the next one. A partial simulation of the DELF exam (except oral production part) in the end of the 10-week series will allow students to have a comprehensive evaluation of their skills.
Pace: Regular

Essential Everyday French Intermediate

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Chapters 10-17. This class aims to bring your conversational French to the next level. Learn how native speakers communicate on a day-to-day basis. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 205. If you haven’t completed Edito 205, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.
Pace: Regular

French Impressionism

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Step back ni 1870s to explore the fantastic and creative world of Impressionism from Paris to Giverny. Gigi Kuhn will share the extraordinary lives of five French masters and their exceptional artworks (Monet, Caillebotte, Degas, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec). You will learn how to describe their masterpieces through the five senses, appreciate the cultural, social and political context in France that contributed to one of the most critical art movements, and why Claude Monet will always remain "the father of Impressionism".
Pace: Regular

Grammar And Conversation

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Bienvenue to our French class for intermediate level students, where the elegance of language unfolds through the seamless integration of grammar and conversation. Whether you're passionate about unraveling grammatical mysteries or eager to engage in lively dialogue, our French class provides a well-rounded and immersive experience. Get ready to embark on a linguistic journey where grammar meets the art of conversation, creating a vibrant tapestry of language skills. 

This class does not require a textbook.


Pace: Regular

Grammar For Conversation

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Part 1 of the book. Grammaire en Dialogues presents B1 level grammar concepts through everyday life situations using current spoken French. The course covers on average 2 chapters per session, during which students have the opportunity to discuss and apply grammar topics through written activities, conversation and audio comprehension.
Pace: Regular

Kick-Start French - Intermediate - B1

Annual Short Programs

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the French language in our intensive review class, spanning four days with 2.5-hour sessions each day. Our experienced instructors will guide you through a comprehensive curriculum covering grammar, vocabulary, and conversation skills, all within small class sizes to ensure personalized attention. You'll participate in interactive learning, gain cultural insights, and develop practical language skills.

Day 1: Presenting the university career from a written testimony. Grammar: Distinguish between the passé composé and the imparfait - Accord du participe passé - the plus-que-parfait.

Day 2: Presenting a professional background. Grammar: the relative pronouns.

Day 3 : Expressing feelings and emotions - Giving a critical opinion on culture. Grammar: The subjunctive.

Day 4: Talking about sustainable development. Grammar: - futur simple et antérieur.

Prerequisites: 305 or equivalent.

La Chasse-Galerie: A Quebecois New Year’s Legend

Annual Short Programs

What if you could travel anywhere you wanted in a flying canoe—but you had to make a pact with the devil first? Chances are, if you speak to someone from Quebec, they will recognize this premise belonging to the beloved folktale “La Chasse-Galerie.” In this workshop, we will explore the legend's rich oral and written history through several media: a written story, a short animated film, and a song. The focus is on written and oral comprehension, but you will also have the chance to express yourself in conversation and writing as we summarize the story and share our ideas.

This is a class for upper-intermediate to advanced (CECR B1/B2) students. Prerequisites: Completion of Edito 206 or instructor approval.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
19 Dec 2023

Le Subjonctif Quotidien

Annual Short Programs

The subjunctive, often seen as a complex aspect of the French language, can be more approachable than you think! Join our workshop "Le Subjonctif Quotidien" to master this essential element of the French language and apply it to your everyday life.

In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Learn the basics of the subjunctive: Discover the rules of subjunctive formation and usage in French. We'll simplify this often intimidating mode.
  • Incorporate the subjunctive into your daily life: Explore common situations where the subjunctive is used, whether in expressions, hypothetical sentences, or wishes.
  • Engage in French conversations: Participate in discussions and role-playing games to use the subjunctive in real contexts and improve your French communication skills.

Let’s eat France!

Annual Short Programs

Did you know that there are over 1000 types of cheeses recognized by the AOP (Appelation d’origine protégée)? And what is AOP, anyway and how does it determine the price of deliciousness? Although we won’t have time to taste them all, this workshop will introduce lovers of French cheese to a variety of flavors and pairings, from goat, sheep, cow’s milk as well as a tutorial on how to prepare, and serve, the perfect cheese plate. Conducted in French.

Littérature Française Adv

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This is the last part of the class. Discover French literary works and authors with a well-structured textbook. Learn about different authors and read excerpts of their works. Perfect for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of French literature beyond the scope of a single book or author. Throughout the year, you will discover literary works from the Middle Ages to contemporary French literature. This class uses book for levels B2-C1. Class can accomodate strongly motivated B1 level students.
Pace: Regular

Régions de France

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Explore the rich diversity of regions from le de France, Normandie to Occitanie. Gigi Kuhn wil share the history, geography and civilization unique to each region and take you on a memorable journey where language and culture become one. Meet local guest speakers along to enhance your authentic experience and ask questions to region experts. Be ready to embark on a fun virtual trip to the most visited country in the world. Bon voyage!
Pace: Regular

Sounding French B1

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Pronunciation is the key to successful communication in French and this 10-week class will concentrate on areas of pronunciation that are typically troublesome for intermediate learners of French studying at the B1 level.
Pace: Regular

Study Skills

Annual Short Programs

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:
- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.
Prerequisites: none

Tour the French collection at the Portland Art Museum!

Annual Short Programs

In this workshop we will enjoy a virtual visit of some works by French artists housed in the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection. Discussion will revolve around technique, subject matter, iconography, and symbolism. Come with your minds open and your eyes wide as we enjoy the beauty of French painting! Conducted in French.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   6pm ▸ 8pm
21 Dec 2023
B1/B2

Defining Moments in Art- A Morning

Specialty & Cultural Classes
For visual arts enthusiasts and those simply curious about the art world. Each week, examine several artworks to learn about the events, personalities and works that have had the greatest impact in their time. This is a highly interactive class using art as a vehicle of conversation. This class will study the art of the mid 20th century.
Pace: Regular

French Impressionism

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Step back ni 1870s to explore the fantastic and creative world of Impressionism from Paris to Giverny. Gigi Kuhn will share the extraordinary lives of five French masters and their exceptional artworks (Monet, Caillebotte, Degas, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec). You will learn how to describe their masterpieces through the five senses, appreciate the cultural, social and political context in France that contributed to one of the most critical art movements, and why Claude Monet will always remain "the father of Impressionism".
Pace: Regular

French Ripped From The Headlines Advanced

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Want to speak with a rich vocabulary and use idioms and common expressions spontaneously? Learn expressions and idioms from the podcast and participate in the spontaneous lively discussions with the group. This class is based on RFI’s “Le journal en Français Facile”! RFI-FF is a publicly supported nonprofit organisation that’s existed for 23 years and offers a wide range of subjects in its news broadcasts. Visit their website to see the examples of the themes to be covered in class. This class is open to B1 and B2 level students.
Pace: Regular

La Chasse-Galerie: A Quebecois New Year’s Legend

Annual Short Programs

What if you could travel anywhere you wanted in a flying canoe—but you had to make a pact with the devil first? Chances are, if you speak to someone from Quebec, they will recognize this premise belonging to the beloved folktale “La Chasse-Galerie.” In this workshop, we will explore the legend's rich oral and written history through several media: a written story, a short animated film, and a song. The focus is on written and oral comprehension, but you will also have the chance to express yourself in conversation and writing as we summarize the story and share our ideas.

This is a class for upper-intermediate to advanced (CECR B1/B2) students. Prerequisites: Completion of Edito 206 or instructor approval.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
19 Dec 2023

Let’s eat France!

Annual Short Programs

Did you know that there are over 1000 types of cheeses recognized by the AOP (Appelation d’origine protégée)? And what is AOP, anyway and how does it determine the price of deliciousness? Although we won’t have time to taste them all, this workshop will introduce lovers of French cheese to a variety of flavors and pairings, from goat, sheep, cow’s milk as well as a tutorial on how to prepare, and serve, the perfect cheese plate. Conducted in French.

Littérature - lecture guidée

Specialty & Cultural Classes
With Marie-Pierre Wolfe. Description and book TBD
Pace: Regular

Littérature Française Adv

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This is the last part of the class. Discover French literary works and authors with a well-structured textbook. Learn about different authors and read excerpts of their works. Perfect for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of French literature beyond the scope of a single book or author. Throughout the year, you will discover literary works from the Middle Ages to contemporary French literature. This class uses book for levels B2-C1. Class can accomodate strongly motivated B1 level students.
Pace: Regular

Littérature Française Int

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Discover French literary works and authors with a well-structured textbook. Learn about different authors and read excerpts of their works. Perfect for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of French literature beyond the scope of a single book or author. Throughout the year, you will discover literary works from the Middle Ages to contemporary French literature. The curriculum is structured around a particular theme each term. Literary works will be chosen from different eras.
Pace: Regular

Régions de France

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Explore the rich diversity of regions from le de France, Normandie to Occitanie. Gigi Kuhn wil share the history, geography and civilization unique to each region and take you on a memorable journey where language and culture become one. Meet local guest speakers along to enhance your authentic experience and ask questions to region experts. Be ready to embark on a fun virtual trip to the most visited country in the world. Bon voyage!
Pace: Regular

Study Skills

Annual Short Programs

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:
- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.
Prerequisites: none

Tour the French collection at the Portland Art Museum!

Annual Short Programs

In this workshop we will enjoy a virtual visit of some works by French artists housed in the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection. Discussion will revolve around technique, subject matter, iconography, and symbolism. Come with your minds open and your eyes wide as we enjoy the beauty of French painting! Conducted in French.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   6pm ▸ 8pm
21 Dec 2023
B2 - Lower Advanced

401

Core Classes
401 class is the first step for students wishing to master B2 level. Défi 4 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Student Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

French Impressionism

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Step back ni 1870s to explore the fantastic and creative world of Impressionism from Paris to Giverny. Gigi Kuhn will share the extraordinary lives of five French masters and their exceptional artworks (Monet, Caillebotte, Degas, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec). You will learn how to describe their masterpieces through the five senses, appreciate the cultural, social and political context in France that contributed to one of the most critical art movements, and why Claude Monet will always remain "the father of Impressionism".
Pace: Regular

German Occupation and French Cinema

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This course will focus on the history of France during the German occupation and the French resistance. Through diverse representations of this tumultuous period of modern French history, we will also study the important authors whose contributions made these films possible. Although historical films will be the main guideline, we will discuss how historical reenactment and documentary can sometimes become historical fact.
Pace: Regular

La Chasse-Galerie: A Quebecois New Year’s Legend

Annual Short Programs

What if you could travel anywhere you wanted in a flying canoe—but you had to make a pact with the devil first? Chances are, if you speak to someone from Quebec, they will recognize this premise belonging to the beloved folktale “La Chasse-Galerie.” In this workshop, we will explore the legend's rich oral and written history through several media: a written story, a short animated film, and a song. The focus is on written and oral comprehension, but you will also have the chance to express yourself in conversation and writing as we summarize the story and share our ideas.

This is a class for upper-intermediate to advanced (CECR B1/B2) students. Prerequisites: Completion of Edito 206 or instructor approval.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
19 Dec 2023

Let’s eat France!

Annual Short Programs

Did you know that there are over 1000 types of cheeses recognized by the AOP (Appelation d’origine protégée)? And what is AOP, anyway and how does it determine the price of deliciousness? Although we won’t have time to taste them all, this workshop will introduce lovers of French cheese to a variety of flavors and pairings, from goat, sheep, cow’s milk as well as a tutorial on how to prepare, and serve, the perfect cheese plate. Conducted in French.

Littérature Française Adv

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This is the last part of the class. Discover French literary works and authors with a well-structured textbook. Learn about different authors and read excerpts of their works. Perfect for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of French literature beyond the scope of a single book or author. Throughout the year, you will discover literary works from the Middle Ages to contemporary French literature. This class uses book for levels B2-C1. Class can accomodate strongly motivated B1 level students.
Pace: Regular

Régions de France

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Explore the rich diversity of regions from le de France, Normandie to Occitanie. Gigi Kuhn wil share the history, geography and civilization unique to each region and take you on a memorable journey where language and culture become one. Meet local guest speakers along to enhance your authentic experience and ask questions to region experts. Be ready to embark on a fun virtual trip to the most visited country in the world. Bon voyage!
Pace: Regular

Study Skills

Annual Short Programs

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:
- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.
Prerequisites: none

Tour the French collection at the Portland Art Museum!

Annual Short Programs

In this workshop we will enjoy a virtual visit of some works by French artists housed in the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection. Discussion will revolve around technique, subject matter, iconography, and symbolism. Come with your minds open and your eyes wide as we enjoy the beauty of French painting! Conducted in French.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   6pm ▸ 8pm
21 Dec 2023
B2/C1

Essential Everyday French Advanced

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Chapters 1-8. This class aims to teach you how to communicate like a native French person. Add useful expressions, proverbs and even a little slang to your existing French skills! Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito B1 level. If you haven’t completed Edito B1, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.
Pace: Regular

French Impressionism

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Step back ni 1870s to explore the fantastic and creative world of Impressionism from Paris to Giverny. Gigi Kuhn will share the extraordinary lives of five French masters and their exceptional artworks (Monet, Caillebotte, Degas, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec). You will learn how to describe their masterpieces through the five senses, appreciate the cultural, social and political context in France that contributed to one of the most critical art movements, and why Claude Monet will always remain "the father of Impressionism".
Pace: Regular

French Ripped From The Headlines Advanced

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Want to speak with a rich vocabulary and use idioms and common expressions spontaneously? Learn expressions and idioms from the podcast and participate in the spontaneous lively discussions with the group. This class is based on RFI’s “Le journal en Français Facile”! RFI-FF is a publicly supported nonprofit organisation that’s existed for 23 years and offers a wide range of subjects in its news broadcasts. Visit their website to see the examples of the themes to be covered in class. This class is open to B2 and C1 advanced level students.
Pace: Regular

German Occupation and French Cinema

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This course will focus on the history of France during the German occupation and the French resistance. Through diverse representations of this tumultuous period of modern French history, we will also study the important authors whose contributions made these films possible. Although historical films will be the main guideline, we will discuss how historical reenactment and documentary can sometimes become historical fact.
Pace: Regular

La Chasse-Galerie: A Quebecois New Year’s Legend

Annual Short Programs

What if you could travel anywhere you wanted in a flying canoe—but you had to make a pact with the devil first? Chances are, if you speak to someone from Quebec, they will recognize this premise belonging to the beloved folktale “La Chasse-Galerie.” In this workshop, we will explore the legend's rich oral and written history through several media: a written story, a short animated film, and a song. The focus is on written and oral comprehension, but you will also have the chance to express yourself in conversation and writing as we summarize the story and share our ideas.

This is a class for upper-intermediate to advanced (CECR B1/B2) students. Prerequisites: Completion of Edito 206 or instructor approval.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
19 Dec 2023

Let’s eat France!

Annual Short Programs

Did you know that there are over 1000 types of cheeses recognized by the AOP (Appelation d’origine protégée)? And what is AOP, anyway and how does it determine the price of deliciousness? Although we won’t have time to taste them all, this workshop will introduce lovers of French cheese to a variety of flavors and pairings, from goat, sheep, cow’s milk as well as a tutorial on how to prepare, and serve, the perfect cheese plate. Conducted in French.

Littérature Française Adv

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This is the last part of the class. Discover French literary works and authors with a well-structured textbook. Learn about different authors and read excerpts of their works. Perfect for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of French literature beyond the scope of a single book or author. Throughout the year, you will discover literary works from the Middle Ages to contemporary French literature. This class uses book for levels B2-C1. Class can accomodate strongly motivated B1 level students.
Pace: Regular

Régions de France

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Explore the rich diversity of regions from le de France, Normandie to Occitanie. Gigi Kuhn wil share the history, geography and civilization unique to each region and take you on a memorable journey where language and culture become one. Meet local guest speakers along to enhance your authentic experience and ask questions to region experts. Be ready to embark on a fun virtual trip to the most visited country in the world. Bon voyage!
Pace: Regular

Study Skills

Annual Short Programs

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:
- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.
Prerequisites: none

Tour the French collection at the Portland Art Museum!

Annual Short Programs

In this workshop we will enjoy a virtual visit of some works by French artists housed in the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection. Discussion will revolve around technique, subject matter, iconography, and symbolism. Come with your minds open and your eyes wide as we enjoy the beauty of French painting! Conducted in French.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   6pm ▸ 8pm
21 Dec 2023
C1 - Advanced

501

Core Classes
501 class is the fifth step for students wishing to master the C1 level. Our C1 level Core Classes are for students progressing from the B2 level and wishing to master the C1 level. Défi 5 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Student Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Stundet Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

506

Core Classes
Our 506 class is the sixth and the last step for students wishing to master the C1 level. Our C1 level Core Classes are for students progressing from the B2 level and wishing to master the C1 level. Défi 5 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips). Class materials consist from the Studen Book and Workbook. Two options are offered: paper version of both, or Premium Bundle with paper Stundet Book and digital Workbook accessible through Espace Virtuel for 12 month (You will not have access to Workbook after 12 month unless you renew the subscription directly with the editor. More information about Espace Virtuel here: https://emdl.us/product-category/digital/espace-virtuel/). Premium books can not be exchanged or refunded.
Pace: Regular

French Impressionism

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Step back ni 1870s to explore the fantastic and creative world of Impressionism from Paris to Giverny. Gigi Kuhn will share the extraordinary lives of five French masters and their exceptional artworks (Monet, Caillebotte, Degas, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec). You will learn how to describe their masterpieces through the five senses, appreciate the cultural, social and political context in France that contributed to one of the most critical art movements, and why Claude Monet will always remain "the father of Impressionism".
Pace: Regular

German Occupation and French Cinema

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This course will focus on the history of France during the German occupation and the French resistance. Through diverse representations of this tumultuous period of modern French history, we will also study the important authors whose contributions made these films possible. Although historical films will be the main guideline, we will discuss how historical reenactment and documentary can sometimes become historical fact.
Pace: Regular

La Chasse-Galerie: A Quebecois New Year’s Legend

Annual Short Programs

What if you could travel anywhere you wanted in a flying canoe—but you had to make a pact with the devil first? Chances are, if you speak to someone from Quebec, they will recognize this premise belonging to the beloved folktale “La Chasse-Galerie.” In this workshop, we will explore the legend's rich oral and written history through several media: a written story, a short animated film, and a song. The focus is on written and oral comprehension, but you will also have the chance to express yourself in conversation and writing as we summarize the story and share our ideas.

This is a class for upper-intermediate to advanced (CECR B1/B2) students. Prerequisites: Completion of Edito 206 or instructor approval.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
19 Dec 2023

Let’s eat France!

Annual Short Programs

Did you know that there are over 1000 types of cheeses recognized by the AOP (Appelation d’origine protégée)? And what is AOP, anyway and how does it determine the price of deliciousness? Although we won’t have time to taste them all, this workshop will introduce lovers of French cheese to a variety of flavors and pairings, from goat, sheep, cow’s milk as well as a tutorial on how to prepare, and serve, the perfect cheese plate. Conducted in French.

Littérature Française Adv

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This is the last part of the class. Discover French literary works and authors with a well-structured textbook. Learn about different authors and read excerpts of their works. Perfect for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of French literature beyond the scope of a single book or author. Throughout the year, you will discover literary works from the Middle Ages to contemporary French literature. This class uses book for levels B2-C1. Class can accomodate strongly motivated B1 level students.
Pace: Regular

Régions de France

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Explore the rich diversity of regions from le de France, Normandie to Occitanie. Gigi Kuhn wil share the history, geography and civilization unique to each region and take you on a memorable journey where language and culture become one. Meet local guest speakers along to enhance your authentic experience and ask questions to region experts. Be ready to embark on a fun virtual trip to the most visited country in the world. Bon voyage!
Pace: Regular

Study Skills

Annual Short Programs

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:
- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.
Prerequisites: none

Tour the French collection at the Portland Art Museum!

Annual Short Programs

In this workshop we will enjoy a virtual visit of some works by French artists housed in the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection. Discussion will revolve around technique, subject matter, iconography, and symbolism. Come with your minds open and your eyes wide as we enjoy the beauty of French painting! Conducted in French.

ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   6pm ▸ 8pm
21 Dec 2023

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$395.00 USD

Code: 24H 302-B
302 class is the second step for students wishing to master the B1 level. Our B1 level Core Class is for students progressing from A2 level
and wishing to master the B1 level. Défi 3 book offers different thematic units. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented
throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips).

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