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Cultural Workshops/Events - Advanced

Cultural Workshop: Popular French comedy

Topic: When comedians make fun of the French language

The French language can be used both as an instrument and a target for comedy. Stand-up comedians will explain the French language - in French - through their eyes and experiences. This workshop will focus on the French language, sense of humor, and clichés and introduce francophone comedians that might interest you. 

Niveaux intermédiaire et avancé

Cultural Workshops/Events - Intermediate

Cultural Workshop: Popular French comedy

Topic: Christmas comedies and funny French references regarding the celebration of Noël

Learn more about French culture through famous comedy movies, standup comedy and comic shows. Are French people funny? Although humor is often untranslatable, it is undeniably a strong part of the French culture. Movie or comedian references are widely used in everyday life by French people both in family/friends environment and at workplace. To learn more about French sense of humor, this workshop will focus on popular video extracts from movies, shows and introduce francophone comedians that you might be interested in. 

Niveaux intermédiaire et avancé
French for Travelers

French for travelers - ONLINE

Topic: French Riviera and Cannes Film Festival

Traveling to France next year? The South of France may have the laid-back ambiance, natural beauty and cultural assets for you. Learn about the famous French Riviera and practice your French skills while trying to book your accommodation in Cannes for the Festival.


Niveau débutant et intermédiaire

Introduction to French

Introduction to French - Online

A1 - Beginner
Workshops

Cultural Workshop: Popular French comedy

Topic: Christmas comedies and funny French references regarding the celebration of Noël

Learn more about French culture through famous comedy movies, standup comedy and comic shows. Are French people funny? Although humor is often untranslatable, it is undeniably a strong part of the French culture. Movie or comedian references are widely used in everyday life by French people both in family/friends environment and at workplace. To learn more about French sense of humor, this workshop will focus on popular video extracts from movies, shows and introduce francophone comedians that you might be interested in. 

Niveaux intermédiaire et avancé

French for travelers - ONLINE

Topic: French Riviera and Cannes Film Festival

Traveling to France next year? The South of France may have the laid-back ambiance, natural beauty and cultural assets for you. Learn about the famous French Riviera and practice your French skills while trying to book your accommodation in Cannes for the Festival.


Niveau débutant et intermédiaire

Introduction to French - Online

A1 - Beginner
A1 - Beginner - All courses

Beginner 1 (A1-1) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Inspire 1 - Units 1-2 


You will learn how to:

* Greet

* Spell and count

* Present yourself

* Give and ask personal information

 

Unit 1 : Découvrez (discover)

Grammar : First contact with French grammar, the subjects (I, you...), ask a question and answer a question.

Vocabulary : The greetings, the class objects, the alphabet, the numbers until 100 and the days of the week.


Unit 2 : Entrez en contact (first contact)

Grammar : The three forms of « the », some key verbs (to be, to have, to live, to speak), the possessives (my, your...)

Vocabulary : The nationalities, the countries, the greetings (2), the numbers until 1 million, the months and the seasons.


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 1 (A1-1)

8-week Course

Inspire 1 - Units 1-2 


You will learn how to:

* Greet

* Spell and count

* Present yourself

* Give and ask personal information

 

Unit 1 : Découvrez (discover)

Grammar : First contact with French grammar, the subjects (I, you...), ask a question and answer a question.

Vocabulary : The greetings, the class objects, the alphabet, the numbers until 100 and the days of the week.


Unit 2 : Entrez en contact (first contact)

Grammar : The three forms of « the », some key verbs (to be, to have, to live, to speak), the possessives (my, your...)

Vocabulary : The nationalities, the countries, the greetings (2), the numbers until 1 million, the months and the seasons.


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 2 (A1-2) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 3-4

You will learn how to : 

* Present and describe your family 

* Describe a person

* Talk about the hobbies you like

* Describe a place 

* Ask for directions 

* Accept and decline an invitation

* Tell the time 

Unit 3 : Faîtes connaissance (get to know each other)

Grammar : The -er verbs, asking precise questions, the possessives (2) (my, your...), the masculine and the feminine, the negation, me too/me neither. Vocabulary : The family, the jobs, the physical appearance, the sports and leisure activities, the clothes.

Unit 4 : Organisez une sortie (plan an outing)

Grammar : C’est VS il y a, the prépositions of place, the verb “to go”, the imperative, the moments of the day, the verb “faire” and “finir”.

Vocabulary : The places in the city, the directions, the itinerary, the leisure, the outings, telling the hour.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 2 (A1-2)

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 3-4

You will learn how to : 

* Present and describe your family 

* Describe a person

* Talk about the hobbies you like

* Describe a place 

* Ask for directions 

* Accept and decline an invitation

* Tell the time 

Unit 3 : Faîtes connaissance (get to know each other)

Grammar : The -er verbs, asking precise questions, the possessives (2) (my, your...), the masculine and the feminine, the negation, me too/me neither. Vocabulary : The family, the jobs, the physical appearance, the sports and leisure activities, the clothes.

Unit 4 : Organisez une sortie (plan an outing)

Grammar : C’est VS il y a, the prépositions of place, the verb “to go”, the imperative, the moments of the day, the verb “faire” and “finir”.

Vocabulary : The places in the city, the directions, the itinerary, the leisure, the outings, telling the hour.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 3 (A1-3) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 5-6

You will learn how to : 

* Décrire son quotidien (to describe your daily life) 

* Faire les courses (to do groceries)

* Acheter des vêtements (to buy clothes)

* Faire une recette (to follow a recipe) 

* Commander au restaurant (to order at a restaurant) 

* Raconter un évènement (to tell an event)

Unit 5 : Parler de votre quotidien (speak about your everyday life)

Grammar : Verb faire (to do, to make), question combien (how much, how many), future tense, propositions to indicate the place. 

Vocabulary : To describe your everyday life, to go shopping, to buy clothes

Unit 6 : Partagez vos experiences (share your experiences)

Grammar : Beaucoup de, peu de, trop de; past tenses, negative form, past participle, time indicators.

Vocabulary : To order at a restaurant, to follow a recipe, to tell an event.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 3 (A1-3)

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 5-6

You will learn how to : 

* Décrire son quotidien (to describe your daily life) 

* Faire les courses (to do groceries)

* Acheter des vêtements (to buy clothes)

* Faire une recette (to follow a recipe) 

* Commander au restaurant (to order at a restaurant) 

* Raconter un évènement (to tell an event)

Unit 5 : Parler de votre quotidien (speak about your everyday life)

Grammar : Verb faire (to do, to make), question combien (how much, how many), future tense, propositions to indicate the place. 

Vocabulary : To describe your everyday life, to go shopping, to buy clothes

Unit 6 : Partagez vos experiences (share your experiences)

Grammar : Beaucoup de, peu de, trop de; past tenses, negative form, past participle, time indicators.

Vocabulary : To order at a restaurant, to follow a recipe, to tell an event.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 4 (A1-4) - ONLINE

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 7-8

You will learn how to : 

* Conseiller (to give advice)

* Proposer un sujet (to suggest a topic)

* Raconter un voyage (to tell a trip)

* Expliquer son cursus (to explain one's background)

* Décrire son travail (to describe one's work)

* Se loger (to find accomodation)

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (share your opinion)

Grammar : Imperative mode, cause sentence, purpose sentence, negative sentence, past tenses (particularities), verbs devoir and pouvoir in present. 

Vocabulary : To give advice, to suggest a topic, to tell a trip

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (get informed)

Grammar : Verbs connaîntre and savoir in present, pronoun y, inversion, comparative, past and future tenses.

Vocabulary : To explain one's background, to describe one's work, to find accomodation.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com

Beginner 4 (A1-4) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 7-8

You will learn how to : 

* Conseiller (to give advice)

* Proposer un sujet (to suggest a topic)

* Raconter un voyage (to tell a trip)

* Expliquer son cursus (to explain one's background)

* Décrire son travail (to describe one's work)

* Se loger (to find accomodation)

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (share your opinion)

Grammar : Imperative mode, cause sentence, purpose sentence, negative sentence, past tenses (particularities), verbs devoir and pouvoir in present. 

Vocabulary : To give advice, to suggest a topic, to tell a trip

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (get informed)

Grammar : Verbs connaîntre and savoir in present, pronoun y, inversion, comparative, past and future tenses.

Vocabulary : To explain one's background, to describe one's work, to find accomodation.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 4 (A1-4)

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 7-8

You will learn how to : 

* Conseiller (to give advice)

* Proposer un sujet (to suggest a topic)

* Raconter un voyage (to tell a trip)

* Expliquer son cursus (to explain one's background)

* Décrire son travail (to describe one's work)

* Se loger (to find accomodation)

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (share your opinion)

Grammar : Imperative mode, cause sentence, purpose sentence, negative sentence, past tenses (particularities), verbs devoir and pouvoir in present. 

Vocabulary : To give advice, to suggest a topic, to tell a trip

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (get informed)

Grammar : Verbs connaîntre and savoir in present, pronoun y, inversion, comparative, past and future tenses.

Vocabulary : To explain one's background, to describe one's work, to find accomodation.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner Conversation (A1-2 and above)

8-week Course

The class is designed for everyone who wants to take their first steps in learning French. It aims to help students acquire elementary knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.

This 8 hours course will cover: 

Week 1 – Introduce yourself (personal information, nationality, profession, age). Definite / indefinite articles. French verbs avoir, etre, s’appeler.
Week 2 – Introduce your family, describe your friend. 
Week 2 – Talk about the daily activities and your routine, ask / tell the time. 
Week 4 – Rent an apartment, describe an apartment. Talk about your city and your environment
Week 5 – Talk about food, what you like to eat and cook.
Week 6 – Discuss with others about your hobbies and interests
Week 7 – Present your work, what you have done or what you would like to do.
Week 8 – Talk about your holidays and travels. 

Each conversation topic goes with necessary grammar material that corresponds to the level A1 requirements.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

Beginner Conversation (A1-3 and above)

8-week Course

The class is designed for everyone who wants to take their first steps in learning French. It aims to help students acquire elementary knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.

This 8 hours course will cover: 

Week 1 – Introduce yourself (personal information, nationality, profession, age). Definite / indefinite articles. French verbs avoir, etre, s’appeler.
Week 2 – Introduce your family, describe your friend. 
Week 2 – Talk about the daily activities and your routine, ask / tell the time. 
Week 4 – Rent an apartment, describe an apartment. Talk about your city and your environment
Week 5 – Talk about food, what you like to eat and cook.
Week 6 – Discuss with others about your hobbies and interests
Week 7 – Present your work, what you have done or what you would like to do.
Week 8 – Talk about your holidays and travels. 

Each conversation topic goes with necessary grammar material that corresponds to the level A1 requirements.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular
A2 - Elementary - All courses

Club de Lecture - Elementary (A2) - ONSITE

8-week Course
As you know reading is one of the best tools to improve your language skills. In this course you will discover the pleasure of reading in french. We will work on an easy french novel called ''Déjeuner à Paris'' by France Dubin. During this session we will read the book together page by page, discuss new vocabularies, slight review of some grammaire points if necessary, debate about the characters of the book and their decisions.

Elementary - Level 1 (A2-1)

8-week Course

Inspire 2 Units 1-2 

You will learn how to : 
*Present yourself 
* Ask questions
* Talk about the future 
* Describe family relationships 
* Describe a person 
* Talk about your childhood
* Talk about feelings  

Unit 1 Entrez en relation (start a conversation)

Grammar : The recent past, the continous present, the near future, the frequency, the interrogative words, expressing a goal.
Vocabulary : The dual citizenship, your hobbies, the personality, money and health.

Unit 2 Parlez de vous (talk about yourself)
Grammar : The COD pronouns, the adjective tout (le), the imparfait, the passé composé of reflexive verbs.
Vocabulary : The family, the relationships, the feelings, the frequency, the personality, work, immigration, public transports.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Elementary - Level 1 (A2-1) ONSITE

8-week Course

Inspire 2 Units 1-2 

You will learn how to : 
*Present yourself 
* Ask questions
* Talk about the future 
* Describe family relationships 
* Describe a person 
* Talk about your childhood
* Talk about feelings  

Unit 1 Entrez en relation (start a conversation)

Grammar : The recent past, the continous present, the near future, the frequency, the interrogative words, expressing a goal.
Vocabulary : The dual citizenship, your hobbies, the personality, money and health.

Unit 2 Parlez de vous (talk about yourself)
Grammar : The COD pronouns, the adjective tout (le), the imparfait, the passé composé of reflexive verbs.
Vocabulary : The family, the relationships, the feelings, the frequency, the personality, work, immigration, public transports.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Elementary - Level 2 (A2-2)

8-week Course

Inspire 2 Units 3-4

You will learn how to : 
* Talk about habits / everyday life
* Express your preferences
* Describe your country/ city 
* Express a desire 
* Talk about housework
* Make offers/ suggestions
* Express a requirement / wish/ hope
* Make hypothesis 

Parler de votre mode de vie (talk about your lifestyle)
Grammar : The “on”, relative pronouns qui / que / où, the plural and gender of the words, comparing things, the most / the least, the pronouns COI.
Vocabulary : The city, the shops and businesses, the housing, the taste, geography, cooking and slangs.

Envisagez l’avenir (think about the future)
Grammar : The conditionnel present, the imperative, to have to do something, devoir / pouvoir, si + present, the verbs souhaiter / espérer / si + present / future. Vocabulary : Being polite, the housing, the chores, the actions, the work, the firm, the projects, the pricing.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Elementary - Level 3 (A2-3)

8-week Course

​Inspire 2 Units 5-6

You will learn how to:
* Express intensity 
* Say that you're unsatisfied 
* Present the biography of someone 
* Explain 
* Describe and object 
* Talk about quantities

Unit 5 Partagez (share)
Grammar : The passé composé and the imparfait, expressing a duration, the adverbs in -ment, trop de + nom, the negation.
Vocabulary : Sports, airplanes, feelings and sensations, media, the training, the food, the exception.

Unit 6 Engagez-vous (get involved in a cause)
Grammar : The cause and the consequence, giving quantity, mine/yours..., the pronoun en, lequel/laquelle.
Vocabulary : Committing yourself to a cause, the environment, natural catastrophes, the diets, fabrics, clothes, toiletries, food, quantity, eco-friendly.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Elementary - Level 4 (A2-4)

8-week Course

​Inspire 2 Units 7-8

You will learn how to:

* React to/ emphasize a piece of information
* Interact 
* Express a contradiction
* Talk about a trip 
* Tell a story

Réagissez (react to something)
Grammar : The opposition, the pronouns y/en, the indefinite adjectifs, the cause, the goal, the consequences.
Vocabulary : The media, the news, the equipment and cultural events, the access to culture, the opinion, arts.

Voyagez (travel)
Grammar : The future (finale), talk in the past, the indirect and direct speech, the complement pronouns.
Vocabulary : The sea and the boats, the travels, the housing, the family relationships.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Elementary Conversation - A2 ONSITE

8-week Course

The course will start on Wednesday, January 4th. The classes on Monday January 16th and Monday February 20th will be reported on Wednesdays.

Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions. It aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.


Pace: Regular

Elementary Conversation - ONSITE

8-week Course

Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions. It aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.


Pace: Regular

Elementary Conversation

8-week Course

The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions and elementary vocabulary. It aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.

This 8 hours course will cover: 

Week 1 – Talk about family relationships. Word order in French.
Week 2 – Describe the past events. Le passé composé. Time indicators.
Week 3 – Talk about where you live. Personal pronoun “on”.
Week 4 – Describe an experience abroad. Le Subjonctif.
Week 5 – Ask for help. Le Conditionnel.
Week 6 – Give advice. Imperative mode. 
Week 7 – Talk about an exceptional life experience. Adverbs “trop”, “ très”, “ beaucoup ”. Quel + noun / qu’est-ce que + sentence.
Week 8 – Characterize products. Interrogative pronoun “ lequel ”.

Each conversation topic goes with necessary grammar material that corresponds to the level A2 requirements.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular
Advanced - B2 (regular classes)

Advanced - Level 2 (B2-2) - ONSITE

8-week Course
 To prepare for DELF B2 exam when you already master most of the level B2 content. 
Pace: Regular

Advanced - Level 3 (B2-3) - ONSITE

8-week Course
 To prepare for DELF B2 exam when you already master most of the level B2 content. 
Pace: Regular
B1 - Intermediate - All courses

Intermediate - Level 1 (B1-1)

8-week Course

Inspire 3 - Units 1-2


You will learn how to:

* Évoquer son rapport au temps

* Donner des conseils

* Écrire un article personnel

* Exprimer son point de vue

* Parler de son rapport à l'apprentissage

* Présenter un projet

* Exprimer son accord et son désaccord

* Expliquer les règles d'un jeu

 

Unité 1 : Être différents et vivre ensemble, c’est possible?

Grammar : Pronoms relatifs, le comparatif et le superlatif, le passé récent, le conditionnel, exprimer la cause et la conséquence.

Vocabulary : parler de vous, comprendre les autres, expliquer les différences culturelles.


Unité 2 : Peut-on combattre les inégalités?

Grammar : L’accord du participe passé, la formation et la place des adverbes, la mise en relief, l’opposition. 

Vocabulary : raconter un engagement, donner votre avis, parler des inégalités. 

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

Intermediate - Level 2 (B1-2) - ONSITE

8-week Course

From August 2022 to June 2023 (over 5 sessions) and get the students ready to ace the DELF B1 in June 2023. Level A2 completed required to enroll. This rate includes all 5 sublevels of B1 + registration fees for DELF B1 Exam in June 2023 New Students may join the group later and benefit from a prorate for missed classes BUT they will be required to work on the already covered material alone or purchase additional private classes.   As the pricing already includes a 15% discount compared to regular sessions, this class is NOT eligible for any other discount.

**Price has been adjusted from $2,193 to reflect the 4 remaining sessions for starting the class on October 19.



Pace: Regular

Intermediate - Level 2 (B1-2)

8-week Course

From August 2022 to June 2023 (over 5 sessions) and get the students ready to ace the DELF B1 in June 2023. Level A2 completed required to enroll. This rate includes all 5 sublevels of B1 + registration fees for DELF B1 Exam in June 2023 New Students may join the group later and benefit from a prorate for missed classes BUT they will be required to work on the already covered material alone or purchase additional private classes.   As the pricing already includes a 15% discount compared to regular sessions, this class is NOT eligible for any other discount.

**Price has been adjusted from $2,193 to reflect the 4 remaining sessions for starting the class on October 19.



Pace: Regular

Intermediate - Level 3 (B1-3) - ONSITE

8-week Course

From August 2022 to June 2023 (over 5 sessions) and get the students ready to ace the DELF B1 in June 2023. Level A2 completed required to enroll. This rate includes all 5 sublevels of B1 + registration fees for DELF B1 Exam in June 2023 New Students may join the group later and benefit from a prorate for missed classes BUT they will be required to work on the already covered material alone or purchase additional private classes.   As the pricing already includes a 15% discount compared to regular sessions, this class is NOT eligible for any other discount.

**Price has been adjusted from $2,193 to reflect the 4 remaining sessions for starting the class on October 19.



Pace: Regular

Intermediate - Level 4 (B1-4)

8-week Course

Inspire 3 - Units 7-8


You will learn how to:

*Parler de son travail en détail

*Parler des médias

*Animer un débat

*Exprimer des regrets

*Parler de la politique

*Exprimer son désaccord 


Unité 7: Sommes-nous tous journalistes?

Grammar : le participe présent, le discours indirect au présent et au passé. 

Vocabulary: parler des métiers, transmettre des informations, vous interroger sur l’information.


Unité 8: Quelle place réserver au vivant?

Grammar : pronoms et adjectifs indéfinis, exprimer un regret ou un reproche, doubles pronoms.

Vocabulary: parler des changements climatiques, prendre position, agir pour l’avenir.

 

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Intermediate - Level 5 (B1-5) - on Saturdays

8-week Course

Inspire 3 - Unit 9


You will learn how to:

*Raconter des faits au passé

*Faire des prévisions

*Décrire un voyage

*Comprendre un texte poétique

*Exprimer ses sentiments


Unité 9: Pourquoi voyage-t-on?

Grammar : l'antériorité, la simultanéité, la posteriorite; les temps antérieurs, les pronoms relatifs composés. 

Vocabulary: exprimer des sentiments, échanger sur le voyage, expliquer une motivation..

 

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

Intermediate - Level 5 (B1-5) - On Tuesdays

8-week Course

Inspire 3 - Unit 9


You will learn how to:

*Raconter des faits au passé

*Faire des prévisions

*Décrire un voyage

*Comprendre un texte poétique

*Exprimer ses sentiments


Unité 9: Pourquoi voyage-t-on?

Grammar : l'antériorité, la simultanéité, la posteriorite; les temps antérieurs, les pronoms relatifs composés. 

Vocabulary: exprimer des sentiments, échanger sur le voyage, expliquer une motivation..

 

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

Intermediate Conversation (B1)

8-week Course

The course aims to learn how to express yourself about different  common discussions.

By passing this course you will get more confident about leading a conversation on daily matters among your Francophone friends.

This 12 hours course will cover: 
Week 1:  Les droits humains
Week 2:  Le voyage et le tourisme
Week 3:  L'environnement
Week 4:  L’art et la littérature 
Week 5:  La gastronomie 
Week 6:  L’actualité
Week 7:  L’amour
Week 8:  Le cinéma et la musique

Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by videos, vocabulary worksheet and comprehension exercises.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com




Pace: Regular

Intermediate Conversation (B1-4 / B2) ONSITE

8-week Course

The course aims to learn how to express yourself about different  common discussions.

By passing this course you will get more confident about leading a conversation on daily matters among your Francophone friends.

This 12 hours course will cover different topics from our everyday life: Les droits humains, Le voyage et le tourisme, L'environnement, L’art et la littérature, La gastronomie, L’actualité, L’amour, Le cinéma et la musique

Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by videos, vocabulary worksheet and comprehension exercises.
If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Intermediate Conversation / Grammar (based on texts) (B1)

8-week Course

Le cours est organisé autour des sujets de conversation universels. Nous abordons plusieurs thèmes qui couvrent les différentes facettes de nos vies comme par exemple, notre société, l'environnement, la culture, l’art, la santé, les sentiments, les actualités, les loisirs, le tourisme, le bricolage, juste pour en nommer quelques-uns. S’il y a des sujets d’actualités qui vous intéressent, nous en parlerons. La littérature étant une des composantes de l’étude de la langue française, elle est indispensable à notre cours de conversation. Les œuvres des célèbres auteurs français de la littérature classique et contemporaine font partie de notre lecture.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Vive Le Cinéma Français (B1-B2)

8-week Course

Bonjour French Films est une classe qui touche toutes les facettes du cinéma pour en faire découvrir la richesse. 

Les étudiants sont amenés à découvrir une nouvelle manière d'apprécier les courts métrages et bandes-annonces, les extraits,  les affiches, les acteurs et pour terminer, le synopsis d'un film qui seront support d’échanges et de discussions. Une façon ludique de continuer à progresser en français et de découvrir la francophonie. 

  Cette classe permettra de pratiquer des éléments de langue comme: 

  • La description physique, spatiale, le caractère
  • Ecrire un synopsis
  • Raconter un film
  • Emettre des hypothèses
  • Débattre
  • Ecrire un scenario
  • Ecrire une critique de film

Pace: Regular
B2 - Advanced - All courses

Advanced - Level 2 (B2-2) - ONSITE

8-week Course
 To prepare for DELF B2 exam when you already master most of the level B2 content. 
Pace: Regular

Advanced - Level 3 (B2-3) - ONSITE

8-week Course
 To prepare for DELF B2 exam when you already master most of the level B2 content. 
Pace: Regular

Advanced Conversation (B2)

8-week Course

The course aims to learn how to express yourself about different types of discussions (from common to scientific).

By passing this course you will get more confident about leading a conversation among your Francophone friends.

This 12 hours course will cover different topics from our life: Les droits humains, Le voyage et le tourisme, L'environnement, L’art et la littérature, La gastronomie, L’actualité, L’amour, Le cinéma et la musique

Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by videos, vocabulary worksheet and comprehension exercises


Pace: Regular

Club de Conversation - Advanced (B2)

8-week Course

Ce cours s'adresse à des étudiants de niveau avancé, c'est à dire niveau C (B2 minimum). Chaque semaine, nous commençons par un tour de table ou chacun/e a la possibilité de partager son "quoi de neuf." Ensuite, nous discutons un sujet en profondeur, choisi à l'avance par le professeur, qui peut être aussi bien le rôle du café dans la vie des Français que des questions sur l'environnement ou autre. Les supports de cours sont souvent des extraits vidéos et/ou des articles.

Les sujets sont variés mais le professeur s'efforce de choisir un thème lié directement à la France, qui couvre donc aussi la culture et/ou la vie quotidienne. Son approche pédagogique est de laisser parler chaque participant autant que possible. L'acquisition de vocabulaire se fait au fur et à mesure de la conversation et les étudiants reçoivent le contenu de cours intégral après chaque cours via email. Apres une pause de quelques minutes, la dernière partie du cours est en général destinée à la présentation d'un/e étudiant/e sur le sujet qu'il/elle a choisi.

Club de lecture (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Ce cours propose de vous faire parler autant que possible.

Vous allez lire une œuvre littéraire francophone choisie en fonction de vos intérêts. En classe vous allez commenter les passages qui vous intéressent ainsi que ceux qui intéressent vos camarades.
Votre professeur se tient à votre disposition pour situer l'œuvre dans son contexte et pour corriger d'éventuelles fautes de grammaire et de prononciation, tout en proposant un vocabulaire adéquat.

Nous avons dernièrement lu La Chartreuse de Parme de Stendhal, « Combray », qui est la première partie de Du côté de chez Swann de Proust, La Chute de Camus, Bérénice de Racine et Titus n'aimait pas Bérénice de Nathalie Azoulai, La Peau de chagrin de Balzac, Boussole de Mathias Énard, L'Étranger de Camus et Meursault, contre-enquête de Kamel Daoud, « Noms de pays : le pays », qui est la seconde partie d'À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs de Proust, Le Tartuffe de Molière et La Mère coupable de Beaumarchais, Suite française d'Irène Némirovsky, Germinal de Zola, Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani et La Peste de Camus.

À la prochaine session nous allons lire Que ma joie demeure (éd. Le Livre de poche, 1974)



Pace: Regular

Conversation - Grammaire (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Partez à la découverte des cultures françaises et francophones dans un cours interactif !

Le cours "Supérieur / Proficient" vous propose de perfectionner vos compétences linguistiques à partir de documents et thématiques variés (actualités, cinéma, musique, politique, littérature...).

Le cours est axé sur la pratique orale à travers des réflexions, des discussions, des débats : tout pour maîtriser l'art de la conversation en français !  La grammaire est intégrée dans le cours.

Dans ce cours, développez votre capacité à communiquer sur une vaste gamme de sujets, incluant votre capacité à traiter des sujets inconnus. 
Pace: Regular

Culture et Civilisation Francophone (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Objectif 

This is a time travel experience ! We are visiting the historical areas from the importants events in French and world history. We love to compare and interpret past events with today’s unfolding times.

Comprendre les enjeux actuels du monde de la Francophonie, le rapport des francophones aux réalités culturelles françaises et mondiales.

What can I expect of this course?

De la francophonie aux régions françaises (les productions, les coutumes, les cuisines, les modes de vie.) Nouvelles tendances de la société française : le numérique, l'environnement, les nouvelles pratiques sociales, les préoccupations des gens, l’ histoire des femmes. Participez aux reportages qui illustrent les descriptions et les analyses des différents aspects de la civilisation française. Participez aux activités de compréhension, d'analyse et d'interprétation, des propositions de débat.

What pedagogical material will I use?

Le matériel pédagogique sera fourni par le professeur. Aucun livre requis.


Pace: Regular

Grammaire - Conversation - Vocabulaire - Advanced (B2)

8-week Course

Ce cours est un bon mélange de conversation et de révisions de points de grammaire pour perfectionner la structure et le vocabulaire ainsi que pour prendre confiance en soi! Il est organisé autour des sujets de conversation universels. Nous abordons plusieurs thèmes qui couvrent les différentes facettes de nos vies comme par exemple, notre société, l'environnement, la culture, l’art, la santé, les sentiments, les actualités, les loisirs, le tourisme, le bricolage, juste pour en nommer quelques-uns. S’il y a des sujets d’actualités qui vous intéressent, nous en parlerons. La littérature étant une des composantes de l’étude de la langue française, elle est indispensable à notre cours de conversation. Les œuvres des célèbres auteurs français de la littérature classique et contemporaine font partie de notre lecture. Pour cette session je vous propose “Central Park” de Guillaume Musso, l'un des auteurs français les plus lus en ce moment.


Pace: Regular

Histoire de Français (B2-C1)

8-week Course
Required level of language proficiency: B2–C1 

The course aims to familiarize students with the main periods of the French language development from the prehistory to the present, to form their critical vision about historical factors influencing the national language formation, to help students acquire advanced knowledge about phonetic, grammatical and lexical systems evolution to develop their writing and oral skills.

This 8-week course will cover:
Week 1: Introduction to the History of French. Internal and External history.
Week 2: Prehistory of the French language. Substrate and Superstrate.
Week 3: Particular features of Popular Latin in Gaul.
Week 4: Old French: historical overview. Phonetic system changes.
Week 5: Old French: grammar system evolution.
Week 6: Old French: lexical system development.
Week 7: Middle French: historical overview. Particular features of language evolution.
Week 8: Classic and Modern French: contribution of the French Academy, poets and writers to the French language evolution.

Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by practical tasks, reading and analysis of authentic texts from different periods of the French language evolution.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact hanna@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Intermediate Conversation (B1-4 / B2) ONSITE

8-week Course

The course aims to learn how to express yourself about different  common discussions.

By passing this course you will get more confident about leading a conversation on daily matters among your Francophone friends.

This 12 hours course will cover different topics from our everyday life: Les droits humains, Le voyage et le tourisme, L'environnement, L’art et la littérature, La gastronomie, L’actualité, L’amour, Le cinéma et la musique

Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by videos, vocabulary worksheet and comprehension exercises.
If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Théâtre pour adultes

8-week Course

Dans une atmosphère amicale et divertissante, nous étudierons un texte, sketch ou saynète, choisi en fonction du nombre d'élèves suivi d'une représentation finale dans la salle de spectacle de l’Alliance. 

  • Enrichissement du vocabulaire au travers des textes étudiés (build up vocabulary through the text studied)
  • Travail sur la prononciation tout en jouant une scène (work on your prononciation while acting in short scenes with your fellow students)
  • utiliser la pratique du théâtre pour progresser en français, et améliorer son expression (Deepened appreciation of the french language, increase in self expression and confidence skills) 

Chaque session commencera par 30 minutes d'exercices d’improvisation dirigés suivi de l’étude de courtes scènes (deux ou 3 minutes) qui seront ensuite jouées par groupes de deux ou plus.
Copie des scènes à étudier. 


Pace: Regular

Vive Le Cinéma Français (B1-B2)

8-week Course

Bonjour French Films est une classe qui touche toutes les facettes du cinéma pour en faire découvrir la richesse. 

Les étudiants sont amenés à découvrir une nouvelle manière d'apprécier les courts métrages et bandes-annonces, les extraits,  les affiches, les acteurs et pour terminer, le synopsis d'un film qui seront support d’échanges et de discussions. Une façon ludique de continuer à progresser en français et de découvrir la francophonie. 

  Cette classe permettra de pratiquer des éléments de langue comme: 

  • La description physique, spatiale, le caractère
  • Ecrire un synopsis
  • Raconter un film
  • Emettre des hypothèses
  • Débattre
  • Ecrire un scenario
  • Ecrire une critique de film

Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1) - ONLINE

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular
Beginner - Level 1 (A1-1)

Beginner 1 (A1-1) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Inspire 1 - Units 1-2 


You will learn how to:

* Greet

* Spell and count

* Present yourself

* Give and ask personal information

 

Unit 1 : Découvrez (discover)

Grammar : First contact with French grammar, the subjects (I, you...), ask a question and answer a question.

Vocabulary : The greetings, the class objects, the alphabet, the numbers until 100 and the days of the week.


Unit 2 : Entrez en contact (first contact)

Grammar : The three forms of « the », some key verbs (to be, to have, to live, to speak), the possessives (my, your...)

Vocabulary : The nationalities, the countries, the greetings (2), the numbers until 1 million, the months and the seasons.


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 1 (A1-1)

8-week Course

Inspire 1 - Units 1-2 


You will learn how to:

* Greet

* Spell and count

* Present yourself

* Give and ask personal information

 

Unit 1 : Découvrez (discover)

Grammar : First contact with French grammar, the subjects (I, you...), ask a question and answer a question.

Vocabulary : The greetings, the class objects, the alphabet, the numbers until 100 and the days of the week.


Unit 2 : Entrez en contact (first contact)

Grammar : The three forms of « the », some key verbs (to be, to have, to live, to speak), the possessives (my, your...)

Vocabulary : The nationalities, the countries, the greetings (2), the numbers until 1 million, the months and the seasons.


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular
Elementary - Level 1 (A2-1)

Elementary - Level 1 (A2-1)

8-week Course

Inspire 2 Units 1-2 

You will learn how to : 
*Present yourself 
* Ask questions
* Talk about the future 
* Describe family relationships 
* Describe a person 
* Talk about your childhood
* Talk about feelings  

Unit 1 Entrez en relation (start a conversation)

Grammar : The recent past, the continous present, the near future, the frequency, the interrogative words, expressing a goal.
Vocabulary : The dual citizenship, your hobbies, the personality, money and health.

Unit 2 Parlez de vous (talk about yourself)
Grammar : The COD pronouns, the adjective tout (le), the imparfait, the passé composé of reflexive verbs.
Vocabulary : The family, the relationships, the feelings, the frequency, the personality, work, immigration, public transports.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Elementary - Level 1 (A2-1) ONSITE

8-week Course

Inspire 2 Units 1-2 

You will learn how to : 
*Present yourself 
* Ask questions
* Talk about the future 
* Describe family relationships 
* Describe a person 
* Talk about your childhood
* Talk about feelings  

Unit 1 Entrez en relation (start a conversation)

Grammar : The recent past, the continous present, the near future, the frequency, the interrogative words, expressing a goal.
Vocabulary : The dual citizenship, your hobbies, the personality, money and health.

Unit 2 Parlez de vous (talk about yourself)
Grammar : The COD pronouns, the adjective tout (le), the imparfait, the passé composé of reflexive verbs.
Vocabulary : The family, the relationships, the feelings, the frequency, the personality, work, immigration, public transports.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular
Intermediate - Level 1 (B1-1)

Intermediate - Level 1 (B1-1)

8-week Course

Inspire 3 - Units 1-2


You will learn how to:

* Évoquer son rapport au temps

* Donner des conseils

* Écrire un article personnel

* Exprimer son point de vue

* Parler de son rapport à l'apprentissage

* Présenter un projet

* Exprimer son accord et son désaccord

* Expliquer les règles d'un jeu

 

Unité 1 : Être différents et vivre ensemble, c’est possible?

Grammar : Pronoms relatifs, le comparatif et le superlatif, le passé récent, le conditionnel, exprimer la cause et la conséquence.

Vocabulary : parler de vous, comprendre les autres, expliquer les différences culturelles.


Unité 2 : Peut-on combattre les inégalités?

Grammar : L’accord du participe passé, la formation et la place des adverbes, la mise en relief, l’opposition. 

Vocabulary : raconter un engagement, donner votre avis, parler des inégalités. 

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular
Regular Proficient class (C1)

Conversation - Grammaire (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Partez à la découverte des cultures françaises et francophones dans un cours interactif !

Le cours "Supérieur / Proficient" vous propose de perfectionner vos compétences linguistiques à partir de documents et thématiques variés (actualités, cinéma, musique, politique, littérature...).

Le cours est axé sur la pratique orale à travers des réflexions, des discussions, des débats : tout pour maîtriser l'art de la conversation en français !  La grammaire est intégrée dans le cours.

Dans ce cours, développez votre capacité à communiquer sur une vaste gamme de sujets, incluant votre capacité à traiter des sujets inconnus. 
Pace: Regular

TCF IRN

TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité 01-13-2023

TCF Exam
The TCF IRN is composed of 4 compulsory sections:
- 20 multiple choice questions for reading - 20 minutes
- 3 tasks for speaking - 10 minutes
- 20 multiple choice questions for listening - 15 minutes
- 3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes

TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité 02-10-2023

TCF Exam
The TCF IRN is composed of 4 compulsory sections:
- 20 multiple choice questions for reading - 20 minutes
- 3 tasks for speaking - 10 minutes
- 20 multiple choice questions for listening - 15 minutes
- 3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes

TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité 03-10-2023

TCF Exam
The TCF IRN is composed of 4 compulsory sections:
- 20 multiple choice questions for reading - 20 minutes
- 3 tasks for speaking - 10 minutes
- 20 multiple choice questions for listening - 15 minutes
- 3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes

TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité 04-07-2023

TCF Exam
The TCF IRN is composed of 4 compulsory sections:
- 20 multiple choice questions for reading - 20 minutes
- 3 tasks for speaking - 10 minutes
- 20 multiple choice questions for listening - 15 minutes
- 3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes

TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité 05-19-2023

TCF Exam
The TCF IRN is composed of 4 compulsory sections:
- 20 multiple choice questions for reading - 20 minutes
- 3 tasks for speaking - 10 minutes
- 20 multiple choice questions for listening - 15 minutes
- 3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes

TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité 07-21-2023

TCF Exam
The TCF IRN is composed of 4 compulsory sections:
- 20 multiple choice questions for reading - 20 minutes
- 3 tasks for speaking - 10 minutes
- 20 multiple choice questions for listening - 15 minutes
- 3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes
Advanced (B2) Focus classes : grammaire/ conversation/ pronunciation

Grammaire - Conversation - Vocabulaire - Advanced (B2)

8-week Course

Ce cours est un bon mélange de conversation et de révisions de points de grammaire pour perfectionner la structure et le vocabulaire ainsi que pour prendre confiance en soi! Il est organisé autour des sujets de conversation universels. Nous abordons plusieurs thèmes qui couvrent les différentes facettes de nos vies comme par exemple, notre société, l'environnement, la culture, l’art, la santé, les sentiments, les actualités, les loisirs, le tourisme, le bricolage, juste pour en nommer quelques-uns. S’il y a des sujets d’actualités qui vous intéressent, nous en parlerons. La littérature étant une des composantes de l’étude de la langue française, elle est indispensable à notre cours de conversation. Les œuvres des célèbres auteurs français de la littérature classique et contemporaine font partie de notre lecture. Pour cette session je vous propose “Central Park” de Guillaume Musso, l'un des auteurs français les plus lus en ce moment.


Pace: Regular
Beginner - Level 2 (A1 - 2)

Beginner 2 (A1-2) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 3-4

You will learn how to : 

* Present and describe your family 

* Describe a person

* Talk about the hobbies you like

* Describe a place 

* Ask for directions 

* Accept and decline an invitation

* Tell the time 

Unit 3 : Faîtes connaissance (get to know each other)

Grammar : The -er verbs, asking precise questions, the possessives (2) (my, your...), the masculine and the feminine, the negation, me too/me neither. Vocabulary : The family, the jobs, the physical appearance, the sports and leisure activities, the clothes.

Unit 4 : Organisez une sortie (plan an outing)

Grammar : C’est VS il y a, the prépositions of place, the verb “to go”, the imperative, the moments of the day, the verb “faire” and “finir”.

Vocabulary : The places in the city, the directions, the itinerary, the leisure, the outings, telling the hour.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 2 (A1-2)

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 3-4

You will learn how to : 

* Present and describe your family 

* Describe a person

* Talk about the hobbies you like

* Describe a place 

* Ask for directions 

* Accept and decline an invitation

* Tell the time 

Unit 3 : Faîtes connaissance (get to know each other)

Grammar : The -er verbs, asking precise questions, the possessives (2) (my, your...), the masculine and the feminine, the negation, me too/me neither. Vocabulary : The family, the jobs, the physical appearance, the sports and leisure activities, the clothes.

Unit 4 : Organisez une sortie (plan an outing)

Grammar : C’est VS il y a, the prépositions of place, the verb “to go”, the imperative, the moments of the day, the verb “faire” and “finir”.

Vocabulary : The places in the city, the directions, the itinerary, the leisure, the outings, telling the hour.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular
C1 - Theme / Culture Classes

Club de lecture (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Ce cours propose de vous faire parler autant que possible.

Vous allez lire une œuvre littéraire francophone choisie en fonction de vos intérêts. En classe vous allez commenter les passages qui vous intéressent ainsi que ceux qui intéressent vos camarades.
Votre professeur se tient à votre disposition pour situer l'œuvre dans son contexte et pour corriger d'éventuelles fautes de grammaire et de prononciation, tout en proposant un vocabulaire adéquat.

Nous avons dernièrement lu La Chartreuse de Parme de Stendhal, « Combray », qui est la première partie de Du côté de chez Swann de Proust, La Chute de Camus, Bérénice de Racine et Titus n'aimait pas Bérénice de Nathalie Azoulai, La Peau de chagrin de Balzac, Boussole de Mathias Énard, L'Étranger de Camus et Meursault, contre-enquête de Kamel Daoud, « Noms de pays : le pays », qui est la seconde partie d'À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs de Proust, Le Tartuffe de Molière et La Mère coupable de Beaumarchais, Suite française d'Irène Némirovsky, Germinal de Zola, Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani et La Peste de Camus.

À la prochaine session nous allons lire Que ma joie demeure (éd. Le Livre de poche, 1974)



Pace: Regular

Culture et Civilisation Francophone (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Objectif 

This is a time travel experience ! We are visiting the historical areas from the importants events in French and world history. We love to compare and interpret past events with today’s unfolding times.

Comprendre les enjeux actuels du monde de la Francophonie, le rapport des francophones aux réalités culturelles françaises et mondiales.

What can I expect of this course?

De la francophonie aux régions françaises (les productions, les coutumes, les cuisines, les modes de vie.) Nouvelles tendances de la société française : le numérique, l'environnement, les nouvelles pratiques sociales, les préoccupations des gens, l’ histoire des femmes. Participez aux reportages qui illustrent les descriptions et les analyses des différents aspects de la civilisation française. Participez aux activités de compréhension, d'analyse et d'interprétation, des propositions de débat.

What pedagogical material will I use?

Le matériel pédagogique sera fourni par le professeur. Aucun livre requis.


Pace: Regular

Histoire de Français (B2-C1)

8-week Course
Required level of language proficiency: B2–C1 

The course aims to familiarize students with the main periods of the French language development from the prehistory to the present, to form their critical vision about historical factors influencing the national language formation, to help students acquire advanced knowledge about phonetic, grammatical and lexical systems evolution to develop their writing and oral skills.

This 8-week course will cover:
Week 1: Introduction to the History of French. Internal and External history.
Week 2: Prehistory of the French language. Substrate and Superstrate.
Week 3: Particular features of Popular Latin in Gaul.
Week 4: Old French: historical overview. Phonetic system changes.
Week 5: Old French: grammar system evolution.
Week 6: Old French: lexical system development.
Week 7: Middle French: historical overview. Particular features of language evolution.
Week 8: Classic and Modern French: contribution of the French Academy, poets and writers to the French language evolution.

Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by practical tasks, reading and analysis of authentic texts from different periods of the French language evolution.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact hanna@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Littérature (C1)

8-week Course

Ce cours est destiné aux étudiants niveau avancé (niveau C) aussi bien en compréhension écrite qu'a l'oral. L'année 2022 a été consacrée aux auteurs du 19eme siècle-Stendhal, Sand, Balzac - et nous poursuivrons ce cycle avec Alexandre Dumas.

La Session VI portera donc sur la lecture du Comte de Monte Cristo, Volume I d'Alexandre Dumas.
Assurez-vous bien que vous achetez le Volume I (ou Tome I) car ce roman est très long et divis en plusieurs volumes ou tomes.

La première partie du cours se concentre sur un sujet directement lié à l'auteur que nous sommes en train d'étudier, que nous discutons en classe, à partir de supports de cours tels que des extraits de vidéos et de textes. Par exemple, Balzac et les Femmes, ou bien la maison de George Sand ou tout autre sujet pertinent à la vie/l'œuvre de l'auteur. La deuxième partie du cours démarre par la lecture à voix haute d'un passage choisi par chacun des participants, qui nous explique aussi pourquoi il/elle a choisi ce passage. Puis, la discussion tourne autour de certaines des questions envoyées à l'avance par le professeur, qui poussent à une analyse plus approfondie du texte, son style, son contenu, son contexte historique, ses personnages etc.


Pace: Regular

Théâtre pour adultes

8-week Course

Dans une atmosphère amicale et divertissante, nous étudierons un texte, sketch ou saynète, choisi en fonction du nombre d'élèves suivi d'une représentation finale dans la salle de spectacle de l’Alliance. 

  • Enrichissement du vocabulaire au travers des textes étudiés (build up vocabulary through the text studied)
  • Travail sur la prononciation tout en jouant une scène (work on your prononciation while acting in short scenes with your fellow students)
  • utiliser la pratique du théâtre pour progresser en français, et améliorer son expression (Deepened appreciation of the french language, increase in self expression and confidence skills) 

Chaque session commencera par 30 minutes d'exercices d’improvisation dirigés suivi de l’étude de courtes scènes (deux ou 3 minutes) qui seront ensuite jouées par groupes de deux ou plus.
Copie des scènes à étudier. 


Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1) - ONLINE

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular
Elementary - Level 2 (A2 2)

Elementary - Level 2 (A2-2)

8-week Course

Inspire 2 Units 3-4

You will learn how to : 
* Talk about habits / everyday life
* Express your preferences
* Describe your country/ city 
* Express a desire 
* Talk about housework
* Make offers/ suggestions
* Express a requirement / wish/ hope
* Make hypothesis 

Parler de votre mode de vie (talk about your lifestyle)
Grammar : The “on”, relative pronouns qui / que / où, the plural and gender of the words, comparing things, the most / the least, the pronouns COI.
Vocabulary : The city, the shops and businesses, the housing, the taste, geography, cooking and slangs.

Envisagez l’avenir (think about the future)
Grammar : The conditionnel present, the imperative, to have to do something, devoir / pouvoir, si + present, the verbs souhaiter / espérer / si + present / future. Vocabulary : Being polite, the housing, the chores, the actions, the work, the firm, the projects, the pricing.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular
Intermediate - Level 2 (B1-2)

Intermediate - Level 2 (B1-2) - ONSITE

8-week Course

From August 2022 to June 2023 (over 5 sessions) and get the students ready to ace the DELF B1 in June 2023. Level A2 completed required to enroll. This rate includes all 5 sublevels of B1 + registration fees for DELF B1 Exam in June 2023 New Students may join the group later and benefit from a prorate for missed classes BUT they will be required to work on the already covered material alone or purchase additional private classes.   As the pricing already includes a 15% discount compared to regular sessions, this class is NOT eligible for any other discount.

**Price has been adjusted from $2,193 to reflect the 4 remaining sessions for starting the class on October 19.



Pace: Regular

Intermediate - Level 2 (B1-2)

8-week Course

From August 2022 to June 2023 (over 5 sessions) and get the students ready to ace the DELF B1 in June 2023. Level A2 completed required to enroll. This rate includes all 5 sublevels of B1 + registration fees for DELF B1 Exam in June 2023 New Students may join the group later and benefit from a prorate for missed classes BUT they will be required to work on the already covered material alone or purchase additional private classes.   As the pricing already includes a 15% discount compared to regular sessions, this class is NOT eligible for any other discount.

**Price has been adjusted from $2,193 to reflect the 4 remaining sessions for starting the class on October 19.



Pace: Regular
TCF TP

TCF Tout Public 02-24-2023 - Compulsory

TCF Exam

This part is always mandatory 

  • Listening (29 questions) - 25 minutes
  • Proficiency in language structures (18 questions) - 15 minutes
  • Reading (29 questions) - 45 minutes

TCF Tout Public 02-24-2023 - Speaking

TCF Exam
  • Speaking (12 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship 

TCF Tout Public 02-24-2023 - Writing

TCF Exam
  • Writing (60 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship  AND for studies in France

TCF Tout Public 04-28-2023 - Compulsory

TCF Exam

This part is always mandatory 

  • Listening (29 questions) - 25 minutes
  • Proficiency in language structures (18 questions) - 15 minutes
  • Reading (29 questions) - 45 minutes

TCF Tout Public 04-28-2023 - Speaking

TCF Exam
  • Speaking (12 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship 

TCF Tout Public 04-28-2023 - Writing

TCF Exam
  • Writing (60 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship  AND for studies in France
B2 Theme / Culture classes

Advanced - Level 2 (B2-2) - ONSITE

8-week Course
 To prepare for DELF B2 exam when you already master most of the level B2 content. 
Pace: Regular

Club de lecture (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Ce cours propose de vous faire parler autant que possible.

Vous allez lire une œuvre littéraire francophone choisie en fonction de vos intérêts. En classe vous allez commenter les passages qui vous intéressent ainsi que ceux qui intéressent vos camarades.
Votre professeur se tient à votre disposition pour situer l'œuvre dans son contexte et pour corriger d'éventuelles fautes de grammaire et de prononciation, tout en proposant un vocabulaire adéquat.

Nous avons dernièrement lu La Chartreuse de Parme de Stendhal, « Combray », qui est la première partie de Du côté de chez Swann de Proust, La Chute de Camus, Bérénice de Racine et Titus n'aimait pas Bérénice de Nathalie Azoulai, La Peau de chagrin de Balzac, Boussole de Mathias Énard, L'Étranger de Camus et Meursault, contre-enquête de Kamel Daoud, « Noms de pays : le pays », qui est la seconde partie d'À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs de Proust, Le Tartuffe de Molière et La Mère coupable de Beaumarchais, Suite française d'Irène Némirovsky, Germinal de Zola, Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani et La Peste de Camus.

À la prochaine session nous allons lire Que ma joie demeure (éd. Le Livre de poche, 1974)



Pace: Regular

Culture et Civilisation Francophone (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Objectif 

This is a time travel experience ! We are visiting the historical areas from the importants events in French and world history. We love to compare and interpret past events with today’s unfolding times.

Comprendre les enjeux actuels du monde de la Francophonie, le rapport des francophones aux réalités culturelles françaises et mondiales.

What can I expect of this course?

De la francophonie aux régions françaises (les productions, les coutumes, les cuisines, les modes de vie.) Nouvelles tendances de la société française : le numérique, l'environnement, les nouvelles pratiques sociales, les préoccupations des gens, l’ histoire des femmes. Participez aux reportages qui illustrent les descriptions et les analyses des différents aspects de la civilisation française. Participez aux activités de compréhension, d'analyse et d'interprétation, des propositions de débat.

What pedagogical material will I use?

Le matériel pédagogique sera fourni par le professeur. Aucun livre requis.


Pace: Regular

Histoire de Français (B2-C1)

8-week Course
Required level of language proficiency: B2–C1 

The course aims to familiarize students with the main periods of the French language development from the prehistory to the present, to form their critical vision about historical factors influencing the national language formation, to help students acquire advanced knowledge about phonetic, grammatical and lexical systems evolution to develop their writing and oral skills.

This 8-week course will cover:
Week 1: Introduction to the History of French. Internal and External history.
Week 2: Prehistory of the French language. Substrate and Superstrate.
Week 3: Particular features of Popular Latin in Gaul.
Week 4: Old French: historical overview. Phonetic system changes.
Week 5: Old French: grammar system evolution.
Week 6: Old French: lexical system development.
Week 7: Middle French: historical overview. Particular features of language evolution.
Week 8: Classic and Modern French: contribution of the French Academy, poets and writers to the French language evolution.

Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by practical tasks, reading and analysis of authentic texts from different periods of the French language evolution.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact hanna@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Théâtre pour adultes

8-week Course

Dans une atmosphère amicale et divertissante, nous étudierons un texte, sketch ou saynète, choisi en fonction du nombre d'élèves suivi d'une représentation finale dans la salle de spectacle de l’Alliance. 

  • Enrichissement du vocabulaire au travers des textes étudiés (build up vocabulary through the text studied)
  • Travail sur la prononciation tout en jouant une scène (work on your prononciation while acting in short scenes with your fellow students)
  • utiliser la pratique du théâtre pour progresser en français, et améliorer son expression (Deepened appreciation of the french language, increase in self expression and confidence skills) 

Chaque session commencera par 30 minutes d'exercices d’improvisation dirigés suivi de l’étude de courtes scènes (deux ou 3 minutes) qui seront ensuite jouées par groupes de deux ou plus.
Copie des scènes à étudier. 


Pace: Regular

Vive Le Cinéma Français (B1-B2)

8-week Course

Bonjour French Films est une classe qui touche toutes les facettes du cinéma pour en faire découvrir la richesse. 

Les étudiants sont amenés à découvrir une nouvelle manière d'apprécier les courts métrages et bandes-annonces, les extraits,  les affiches, les acteurs et pour terminer, le synopsis d'un film qui seront support d’échanges et de discussions. Une façon ludique de continuer à progresser en français et de découvrir la francophonie. 

  Cette classe permettra de pratiquer des éléments de langue comme: 

  • La description physique, spatiale, le caractère
  • Ecrire un synopsis
  • Raconter un film
  • Emettre des hypothèses
  • Débattre
  • Ecrire un scenario
  • Ecrire une critique de film

Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1) - ONLINE

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular
Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3)

Beginner 3 (A1-3) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 5-6

You will learn how to : 

* Décrire son quotidien (to describe your daily life) 

* Faire les courses (to do groceries)

* Acheter des vêtements (to buy clothes)

* Faire une recette (to follow a recipe) 

* Commander au restaurant (to order at a restaurant) 

* Raconter un évènement (to tell an event)

Unit 5 : Parler de votre quotidien (speak about your everyday life)

Grammar : Verb faire (to do, to make), question combien (how much, how many), future tense, propositions to indicate the place. 

Vocabulary : To describe your everyday life, to go shopping, to buy clothes

Unit 6 : Partagez vos experiences (share your experiences)

Grammar : Beaucoup de, peu de, trop de; past tenses, negative form, past participle, time indicators.

Vocabulary : To order at a restaurant, to follow a recipe, to tell an event.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 3 (A1-3)

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 5-6

You will learn how to : 

* Décrire son quotidien (to describe your daily life) 

* Faire les courses (to do groceries)

* Acheter des vêtements (to buy clothes)

* Faire une recette (to follow a recipe) 

* Commander au restaurant (to order at a restaurant) 

* Raconter un évènement (to tell an event)

Unit 5 : Parler de votre quotidien (speak about your everyday life)

Grammar : Verb faire (to do, to make), question combien (how much, how many), future tense, propositions to indicate the place. 

Vocabulary : To describe your everyday life, to go shopping, to buy clothes

Unit 6 : Partagez vos experiences (share your experiences)

Grammar : Beaucoup de, peu de, trop de; past tenses, negative form, past participle, time indicators.

Vocabulary : To order at a restaurant, to follow a recipe, to tell an event.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular
Elementary - Level 3 (A2 - 3)

Elementary - Level 3 (A2-3)

8-week Course

​Inspire 2 Units 5-6

You will learn how to:
* Express intensity 
* Say that you're unsatisfied 
* Present the biography of someone 
* Explain 
* Describe and object 
* Talk about quantities

Unit 5 Partagez (share)
Grammar : The passé composé and the imparfait, expressing a duration, the adverbs in -ment, trop de + nom, the negation.
Vocabulary : Sports, airplanes, feelings and sensations, media, the training, the food, the exception.

Unit 6 Engagez-vous (get involved in a cause)
Grammar : The cause and the consequence, giving quantity, mine/yours..., the pronoun en, lequel/laquelle.
Vocabulary : Committing yourself to a cause, the environment, natural catastrophes, the diets, fabrics, clothes, toiletries, food, quantity, eco-friendly.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular
Intermediate - Level 3 (B1-3)

Intermediate - Level 3 (B1-3) - ONSITE

8-week Course

From August 2022 to June 2023 (over 5 sessions) and get the students ready to ace the DELF B1 in June 2023. Level A2 completed required to enroll. This rate includes all 5 sublevels of B1 + registration fees for DELF B1 Exam in June 2023 New Students may join the group later and benefit from a prorate for missed classes BUT they will be required to work on the already covered material alone or purchase additional private classes.   As the pricing already includes a 15% discount compared to regular sessions, this class is NOT eligible for any other discount.

**Price has been adjusted from $2,193 to reflect the 4 remaining sessions for starting the class on October 19.



Pace: Regular
Beginner - Level 4 (A1.4)

Beginner 4 (A1-4) - ONLINE

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 7-8

You will learn how to : 

* Conseiller (to give advice)

* Proposer un sujet (to suggest a topic)

* Raconter un voyage (to tell a trip)

* Expliquer son cursus (to explain one's background)

* Décrire son travail (to describe one's work)

* Se loger (to find accomodation)

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (share your opinion)

Grammar : Imperative mode, cause sentence, purpose sentence, negative sentence, past tenses (particularities), verbs devoir and pouvoir in present. 

Vocabulary : To give advice, to suggest a topic, to tell a trip

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (get informed)

Grammar : Verbs connaîntre and savoir in present, pronoun y, inversion, comparative, past and future tenses.

Vocabulary : To explain one's background, to describe one's work, to find accomodation.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com

Beginner 4 (A1-4) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 7-8

You will learn how to : 

* Conseiller (to give advice)

* Proposer un sujet (to suggest a topic)

* Raconter un voyage (to tell a trip)

* Expliquer son cursus (to explain one's background)

* Décrire son travail (to describe one's work)

* Se loger (to find accomodation)

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (share your opinion)

Grammar : Imperative mode, cause sentence, purpose sentence, negative sentence, past tenses (particularities), verbs devoir and pouvoir in present. 

Vocabulary : To give advice, to suggest a topic, to tell a trip

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (get informed)

Grammar : Verbs connaîntre and savoir in present, pronoun y, inversion, comparative, past and future tenses.

Vocabulary : To explain one's background, to describe one's work, to find accomodation.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner 4 (A1-4)

8-week Course

Inspire 1 Units 7-8

You will learn how to : 

* Conseiller (to give advice)

* Proposer un sujet (to suggest a topic)

* Raconter un voyage (to tell a trip)

* Expliquer son cursus (to explain one's background)

* Décrire son travail (to describe one's work)

* Se loger (to find accomodation)

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (share your opinion)

Grammar : Imperative mode, cause sentence, purpose sentence, negative sentence, past tenses (particularities), verbs devoir and pouvoir in present. 

Vocabulary : To give advice, to suggest a topic, to tell a trip

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (get informed)

Grammar : Verbs connaîntre and savoir in present, pronoun y, inversion, comparative, past and future tenses.

Vocabulary : To explain one's background, to describe one's work, to find accomodation.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular
Elementary - Level 4 (A2-4)

Elementary - Level 4 (A2-4)

8-week Course

​Inspire 2 Units 7-8

You will learn how to:

* React to/ emphasize a piece of information
* Interact 
* Express a contradiction
* Talk about a trip 
* Tell a story

Réagissez (react to something)
Grammar : The opposition, the pronouns y/en, the indefinite adjectifs, the cause, the goal, the consequences.
Vocabulary : The media, the news, the equipment and cultural events, the access to culture, the opinion, arts.

Voyagez (travel)
Grammar : The future (finale), talk in the past, the indirect and direct speech, the complement pronouns.
Vocabulary : The sea and the boats, the travels, the housing, the family relationships.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular
Intermediate - Level 4 (B1-4)

Intermediate - Level 4 (B1-4)

8-week Course

Inspire 3 - Units 7-8


You will learn how to:

*Parler de son travail en détail

*Parler des médias

*Animer un débat

*Exprimer des regrets

*Parler de la politique

*Exprimer son désaccord 


Unité 7: Sommes-nous tous journalistes?

Grammar : le participe présent, le discours indirect au présent et au passé. 

Vocabulary: parler des métiers, transmettre des informations, vous interroger sur l’information.


Unité 8: Quelle place réserver au vivant?

Grammar : pronoms et adjectifs indéfinis, exprimer un regret ou un reproche, doubles pronoms.

Vocabulary: parler des changements climatiques, prendre position, agir pour l’avenir.

 

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular
TCF Canada

TCF Canada 01-27-2023

TCF Exam

The TCF Canada consists of four mandatory parts. It evaluates general French language proficiency in listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing.

  • 39 multiple choice questions for listening comprehension - 35 minutes; 
  • 39 multiple choice questions for the reading comprehension with only one correct answer possible  - 60 minutes;
  • 3 speaking tasks, organized according to a progressively increasing level of difficulty - 30 minutes (12 minutes effective interaction);
  •  3 writing tasks, also with a progressively increasing level of difficulty - 60 minutes. 

TCF Canada 03-31-2023

TCF Exam

The TCF Canada consists of four mandatory parts. It evaluates general French language proficiency in listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing.

  • 39 multiple choice questions for listening comprehension - 35 minutes; 
  • 39 multiple choice questions for the reading comprehension with only one correct answer possible  - 60 minutes;
  • 3 speaking tasks, organized according to a progressively increasing level of difficulty - 30 minutes (12 minutes effective interaction);
  •  3 writing tasks, also with a progressively increasing level of difficulty - 60 minutes. 
Beginner conversation and/or pronunciation classes

Beginner Conversation (A1-2 and above)

8-week Course

The class is designed for everyone who wants to take their first steps in learning French. It aims to help students acquire elementary knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.

This 8 hours course will cover: 

Week 1 – Introduce yourself (personal information, nationality, profession, age). Definite / indefinite articles. French verbs avoir, etre, s’appeler.
Week 2 – Introduce your family, describe your friend. 
Week 2 – Talk about the daily activities and your routine, ask / tell the time. 
Week 4 – Rent an apartment, describe an apartment. Talk about your city and your environment
Week 5 – Talk about food, what you like to eat and cook.
Week 6 – Discuss with others about your hobbies and interests
Week 7 – Present your work, what you have done or what you would like to do.
Week 8 – Talk about your holidays and travels. 

Each conversation topic goes with necessary grammar material that corresponds to the level A1 requirements.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

Beginner Conversation (A1-3 and above)

8-week Course

The class is designed for everyone who wants to take their first steps in learning French. It aims to help students acquire elementary knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.

This 8 hours course will cover: 

Week 1 – Introduce yourself (personal information, nationality, profession, age). Definite / indefinite articles. French verbs avoir, etre, s’appeler.
Week 2 – Introduce your family, describe your friend. 
Week 2 – Talk about the daily activities and your routine, ask / tell the time. 
Week 4 – Rent an apartment, describe an apartment. Talk about your city and your environment
Week 5 – Talk about food, what you like to eat and cook.
Week 6 – Discuss with others about your hobbies and interests
Week 7 – Present your work, what you have done or what you would like to do.
Week 8 – Talk about your holidays and travels. 

Each conversation topic goes with necessary grammar material that corresponds to the level A1 requirements.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular
C1 - Proficient - All courses

Club de lecture (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Ce cours propose de vous faire parler autant que possible.

Vous allez lire une œuvre littéraire francophone choisie en fonction de vos intérêts. En classe vous allez commenter les passages qui vous intéressent ainsi que ceux qui intéressent vos camarades.
Votre professeur se tient à votre disposition pour situer l'œuvre dans son contexte et pour corriger d'éventuelles fautes de grammaire et de prononciation, tout en proposant un vocabulaire adéquat.

Nous avons dernièrement lu La Chartreuse de Parme de Stendhal, « Combray », qui est la première partie de Du côté de chez Swann de Proust, La Chute de Camus, Bérénice de Racine et Titus n'aimait pas Bérénice de Nathalie Azoulai, La Peau de chagrin de Balzac, Boussole de Mathias Énard, L'Étranger de Camus et Meursault, contre-enquête de Kamel Daoud, « Noms de pays : le pays », qui est la seconde partie d'À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs de Proust, Le Tartuffe de Molière et La Mère coupable de Beaumarchais, Suite française d'Irène Némirovsky, Germinal de Zola, Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani et La Peste de Camus.

À la prochaine session nous allons lire Que ma joie demeure (éd. Le Livre de poche, 1974)



Pace: Regular

Conversation - Grammaire (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Partez à la découverte des cultures françaises et francophones dans un cours interactif !

Le cours "Supérieur / Proficient" vous propose de perfectionner vos compétences linguistiques à partir de documents et thématiques variés (actualités, cinéma, musique, politique, littérature...).

Le cours est axé sur la pratique orale à travers des réflexions, des discussions, des débats : tout pour maîtriser l'art de la conversation en français !  La grammaire est intégrée dans le cours.

Dans ce cours, développez votre capacité à communiquer sur une vaste gamme de sujets, incluant votre capacité à traiter des sujets inconnus. 
Pace: Regular

Culture et Civilisation Francophone (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Objectif 

This is a time travel experience ! We are visiting the historical areas from the importants events in French and world history. We love to compare and interpret past events with today’s unfolding times.

Comprendre les enjeux actuels du monde de la Francophonie, le rapport des francophones aux réalités culturelles françaises et mondiales.

What can I expect of this course?

De la francophonie aux régions françaises (les productions, les coutumes, les cuisines, les modes de vie.) Nouvelles tendances de la société française : le numérique, l'environnement, les nouvelles pratiques sociales, les préoccupations des gens, l’ histoire des femmes. Participez aux reportages qui illustrent les descriptions et les analyses des différents aspects de la civilisation française. Participez aux activités de compréhension, d'analyse et d'interprétation, des propositions de débat.

What pedagogical material will I use?

Le matériel pédagogique sera fourni par le professeur. Aucun livre requis.


Pace: Regular

Histoire de Français (B2-C1)

8-week Course
Required level of language proficiency: B2–C1 

The course aims to familiarize students with the main periods of the French language development from the prehistory to the present, to form their critical vision about historical factors influencing the national language formation, to help students acquire advanced knowledge about phonetic, grammatical and lexical systems evolution to develop their writing and oral skills.

This 8-week course will cover:
Week 1: Introduction to the History of French. Internal and External history.
Week 2: Prehistory of the French language. Substrate and Superstrate.
Week 3: Particular features of Popular Latin in Gaul.
Week 4: Old French: historical overview. Phonetic system changes.
Week 5: Old French: grammar system evolution.
Week 6: Old French: lexical system development.
Week 7: Middle French: historical overview. Particular features of language evolution.
Week 8: Classic and Modern French: contribution of the French Academy, poets and writers to the French language evolution.

Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by practical tasks, reading and analysis of authentic texts from different periods of the French language evolution.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact hanna@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Littérature (C1)

8-week Course

Ce cours est destiné aux étudiants niveau avancé (niveau C) aussi bien en compréhension écrite qu'a l'oral. L'année 2022 a été consacrée aux auteurs du 19eme siècle-Stendhal, Sand, Balzac - et nous poursuivrons ce cycle avec Alexandre Dumas.

La Session VI portera donc sur la lecture du Comte de Monte Cristo, Volume I d'Alexandre Dumas.
Assurez-vous bien que vous achetez le Volume I (ou Tome I) car ce roman est très long et divis en plusieurs volumes ou tomes.

La première partie du cours se concentre sur un sujet directement lié à l'auteur que nous sommes en train d'étudier, que nous discutons en classe, à partir de supports de cours tels que des extraits de vidéos et de textes. Par exemple, Balzac et les Femmes, ou bien la maison de George Sand ou tout autre sujet pertinent à la vie/l'œuvre de l'auteur. La deuxième partie du cours démarre par la lecture à voix haute d'un passage choisi par chacun des participants, qui nous explique aussi pourquoi il/elle a choisi ce passage. Puis, la discussion tourne autour de certaines des questions envoyées à l'avance par le professeur, qui poussent à une analyse plus approfondie du texte, son style, son contenu, son contexte historique, ses personnages etc.


Pace: Regular

Théâtre pour adultes

8-week Course

Dans une atmosphère amicale et divertissante, nous étudierons un texte, sketch ou saynète, choisi en fonction du nombre d'élèves suivi d'une représentation finale dans la salle de spectacle de l’Alliance. 

  • Enrichissement du vocabulaire au travers des textes étudiés (build up vocabulary through the text studied)
  • Travail sur la prononciation tout en jouant une scène (work on your prononciation while acting in short scenes with your fellow students)
  • utiliser la pratique du théâtre pour progresser en français, et améliorer son expression (Deepened appreciation of the french language, increase in self expression and confidence skills) 

Chaque session commencera par 30 minutes d'exercices d’improvisation dirigés suivi de l’étude de courtes scènes (deux ou 3 minutes) qui seront ensuite jouées par groupes de deux ou plus.
Copie des scènes à étudier. 


Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1) - ONLINE

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1) - ONSITE

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

World News and Society (B2-C1)

8-week Course

Research shows that learning through video is more effective than traditional text-books learning. Taking this information into account, we designed our video classes on the basis of actual video materials that interest modern society. The course program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language B2-C1 levels vocabulary functioning through attractive videos on daily news.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular
Elementary pronunciation and/or conversation

Club de Lecture - Elementary (A2) - ONSITE

8-week Course
As you know reading is one of the best tools to improve your language skills. In this course you will discover the pleasure of reading in french. We will work on an easy french novel called ''Déjeuner à Paris'' by France Dubin. During this session we will read the book together page by page, discuss new vocabularies, slight review of some grammaire points if necessary, debate about the characters of the book and their decisions.

Elementary Conversation - A2 ONSITE

8-week Course

The course will start on Wednesday, January 4th. The classes on Monday January 16th and Monday February 20th will be reported on Wednesdays.

Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions. It aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.


Pace: Regular

Elementary Conversation - ONSITE

8-week Course

Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions. It aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.


Pace: Regular

Elementary Conversation

8-week Course

The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions and elementary vocabulary. It aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.

This 8 hours course will cover: 

Week 1 – Talk about family relationships. Word order in French.
Week 2 – Describe the past events. Le passé composé. Time indicators.
Week 3 – Talk about where you live. Personal pronoun “on”.
Week 4 – Describe an experience abroad. Le Subjonctif.
Week 5 – Ask for help. Le Conditionnel.
Week 6 – Give advice. Imperative mode. 
Week 7 – Talk about an exceptional life experience. Adverbs “trop”, “ très”, “ beaucoup ”. Quel + noun / qu’est-ce que + sentence.
Week 8 – Characterize products. Interrogative pronoun “ lequel ”.

Each conversation topic goes with necessary grammar material that corresponds to the level A2 requirements.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular
Intermediate - Level 5 (B1-5)

Intermediate - Level 5 (B1-5) - on Saturdays

8-week Course

Inspire 3 - Unit 9


You will learn how to:

*Raconter des faits au passé

*Faire des prévisions

*Décrire un voyage

*Comprendre un texte poétique

*Exprimer ses sentiments


Unité 9: Pourquoi voyage-t-on?

Grammar : l'antériorité, la simultanéité, la posteriorite; les temps antérieurs, les pronoms relatifs composés. 

Vocabulary: exprimer des sentiments, échanger sur le voyage, expliquer une motivation..

 

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

Intermediate - Level 5 (B1-5) - On Tuesdays

8-week Course

Inspire 3 - Unit 9


You will learn how to:

*Raconter des faits au passé

*Faire des prévisions

*Décrire un voyage

*Comprendre un texte poétique

*Exprimer ses sentiments


Unité 9: Pourquoi voyage-t-on?

Grammar : l'antériorité, la simultanéité, la posteriorite; les temps antérieurs, les pronoms relatifs composés. 

Vocabulary: exprimer des sentiments, échanger sur le voyage, expliquer une motivation..

 

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular
Intermediate Focus conversation / pronunciation / grammar (B1)

Intermediate Conversation (B1)

8-week Course

The course aims to learn how to express yourself about different  common discussions.

By passing this course you will get more confident about leading a conversation on daily matters among your Francophone friends.

This 12 hours course will cover: 
Week 1:  Les droits humains
Week 2:  Le voyage et le tourisme
Week 3:  L'environnement
Week 4:  L’art et la littérature 
Week 5:  La gastronomie 
Week 6:  L’actualité
Week 7:  L’amour
Week 8:  Le cinéma et la musique

Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by videos, vocabulary worksheet and comprehension exercises.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com




Pace: Regular

Intermediate Conversation (B1-4 / B2) ONSITE

8-week Course

The course aims to learn how to express yourself about different  common discussions.

By passing this course you will get more confident about leading a conversation on daily matters among your Francophone friends.

This 12 hours course will cover different topics from our everyday life: Les droits humains, Le voyage et le tourisme, L'environnement, L’art et la littérature, La gastronomie, L’actualité, L’amour, Le cinéma et la musique

Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by videos, vocabulary worksheet and comprehension exercises.
If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

Intermediate Conversation / Grammar (based on texts) (B1)

8-week Course

Le cours est organisé autour des sujets de conversation universels. Nous abordons plusieurs thèmes qui couvrent les différentes facettes de nos vies comme par exemple, notre société, l'environnement, la culture, l’art, la santé, les sentiments, les actualités, les loisirs, le tourisme, le bricolage, juste pour en nommer quelques-uns. S’il y a des sujets d’actualités qui vous intéressent, nous en parlerons. La littérature étant une des composantes de l’étude de la langue française, elle est indispensable à notre cours de conversation. Les œuvres des célèbres auteurs français de la littérature classique et contemporaine font partie de notre lecture.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular
Intermediate (B1) theme/ culture classes

Vive Le Cinéma Français (B1-B2)

8-week Course

Bonjour French Films est une classe qui touche toutes les facettes du cinéma pour en faire découvrir la richesse. 

Les étudiants sont amenés à découvrir une nouvelle manière d'apprécier les courts métrages et bandes-annonces, les extraits,  les affiches, les acteurs et pour terminer, le synopsis d'un film qui seront support d’échanges et de discussions. Une façon ludique de continuer à progresser en français et de découvrir la francophonie. 

  Cette classe permettra de pratiquer des éléments de langue comme: 

  • La description physique, spatiale, le caractère
  • Ecrire un synopsis
  • Raconter un film
  • Emettre des hypothèses
  • Débattre
  • Ecrire un scenario
  • Ecrire une critique de film

Pace: Regular

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$485.00 USD

Code: SSN6-2022-ADU-INT-1-Online-Thurs-6 PM


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