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September 12 - November 19
Whether you are new to the Alliance or a continuing student, you'll find all you need to know about our fall offerings here.
- Core classes: Our general French classes include Beginning A1 level: 101 through 106, Lower Intermediate A2: 201 through 206, Intermediate B1: 301 through 306, Lower Advanced B2: 401 through 406, and Advanced C1: 501 through 506. Most classes move at the regular pace. Accelerated classes are available for levels A1 and A2. Scroll down for the schedule.
- Specialty and Cultural: Specialty classes allow students to focus on a particular skill or subject. Cultural classes are discussion based classes exposing students to different aspects of French culture, literature or art.
- Kickstart French is a 4-day intensive brush-up class (2.5 hours per day with two short breaks) offered for A1, A2 and B1 level students right before fall classes begin. Check out the dedicated page for more details.
- Conversation Groups are available through Alliance for different levels. We offer A1, A2/B1 and B2/C1 level conversation groups. Attendance is free. Check out dedicated page for dates and schedule and look for groups available during the school term.
- Beginning students new to the Alliance, please read information about true beginners classes on this page.
- Book pickup dates for Fall Term are Thursday, Sept. 1, from 10am-12pm. and Wednesday - Saturday, Sept. 7-10, from 10am-12pm.
Most of our fall classes (Core, Specialty and Cultural) are 10 weeks long. 5-week classes include Introduction to French and Defining Moments In Art.
New this term:
Essential Everyday French True Beginner Class
Students wishing to start learning French with an emphasis on conversational skills can now enrol in this class which focuses on basic communication.
For those wishing to enriching their vocabulary with expressions used in authentic situations.
DELF Preparation B2 level
Familiarize you with the DELF exam structure as you work on material you'll need to master in order to pass one level
and successfully start the next one.
Time sensitive discounts
Discounts are valid until August 13.
- Take the Early Bird discount for 10% off of the class fee by using the code earlybird at checkout.
- Seniors can take advantage of a 15% discount with the code senior.
SpecialTy and Cultural classes this fall
Essential Everyday French
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.
True Beginner A1: Fri 10-12p
Beginner A1/A2: Wed 1-3pm or 6-8pm
Intermediate B1: Thurs 6-8p or Fri 10-12p
Advanced B2/C1: Wed 9-11a or 6-8p
Defining Moments In Art
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 art of the early 20th century and is a five-week class offered only during part 1 of the term.
Teacher: Elene Zedginidze
French FOr Travelers
French for Travelers is a rigorous course designed for advanced beginners who wish to deepen their understanding of grammar, expand their vocabulary and learn useful expressions for everyday life while traveling. In addition, each week you will learn about an important cultural activity or event from the francophone world. This class will be taught entirely in French and targets A1/A2 learners who have successfully completed the 104 class.
Teacher: Lisa Rollot
Improve your communication skills by enriching your vocabulary with essentials. The book chosen for the class will allow you to work on every day authentic situations and related vocabulary. The dialogue-based format will allow for plenty of practice in class.
Wed 10-12p, in-person
Teacher: Julie Nelson
This class will interest you if: 1. You are planning on passing DELF B1 or B2 exam and need to prepare for it.
2. You’ve completed B1 or B2 level and wish to consolidate newly acquired skills and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses before moving to the next level. The class has a double goal: familiarize you with the DELF exam structure as you work on material you'll need to master in order to pass one level and successfully start the next one. A partial simulation of the DELF exam in the end of the 10-week series will allow students to have a comprehensive evaluation of their skills.
B1 level Fri 12:30-2:30p
B2 level Wed 10-12p
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.
Teacher Rebecca Raitses
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