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10 Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  

Book: Latitudes 1 ISBN: 978-2-278-06249-2 Please note that the book will be used in subsequent levels.
InstructorNina Schmir
Price: $243 (early registration) $270 (after 01/11)
Dates: 02/05 - 04/09  

This level is for “beginning” students who have already studied some French at some point in their life or recently in our introductory level. We call you “faux-beginner”.

If you haven’t recently begun the study of French in one of our introductory classes, then you most likely studied French at school (middle school, high school, sometimes a year in college), and sometimes for a number of years.
In addition, you have usually had some contact with French since your school years (you may have traveled to France or Québec once or twice), but you feel that you have little command of the language and therefore want to begin 'from the top'.

As your teachers, we can usually assume that in this level you will understand basic conversation and a few questions relating to your personal life: “What’s your name?”, “Do you work?”, “Where are you from?”, “Are you married?”, “Where do you live?”, “Do you speak French?”, and so on. And also, you will be familiar with grammar concepts (a verb, a subject, a conjugation, tenses, pronouns, etc.)  and we will be able to launch into descriptions of sentence structure and have you follow along reasonably well. 

At the conclusion of this level, you will interact in a simple way provided your interlocutor is prepared to repeat or rephrase words or communications at a slower rate of speech and help you formulate what you are trying to say. You will be comfortable asking and answering simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. You will use basic phrases and sentences to describe where you live and people you know, things you do and like. You will also be able to write a short, simple postcard, such as a holiday greeting, and fill out forms with personal details. You will have seen the present tense of the indicative mood, the immediate future, and some verbs in the imperative.

If you need assistance to determine if this class is right for you, we would be happy to help. Please stop by during the Open House or contact us.  

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