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Conversation classes: what are they?

Looking for an opportunity to practice your speaking skills? 
Take a look at the list of conversation courses included in the Pack "Class + Conversation" below. Note that the "French Pronunciation" course is also included in this pack.

Conversation classes are designed to encourage you to talk on different subjects while practicing your spoken skills. Class after class, you will become more confident and comfortable in any conversation in French.

Each class starts with a "Quoi de neuf?" (What's new? What's up?), it is a great time to connect with other students and talk in French.
Then, students discuss a topic, based on documents they have read, watched, or listened to before or during the class. 

Every lesson is an opportunity:


Don't wait to join a Conversation class, connect with interesting and diverse people in your community, and apply what you learn in conversation!



For all adults : "PACK CLASS + CONVERSATION" DISCOUNT
Enroll in one of the following
 Conversation course with a 20% discount.
Offer valid until October 18th, 2021.

OR


To see the full list of classes in session 6, visit the page "Classes for adults".

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Beginner Conversation

Beginner Conversation (A1-3 and above)

A1 - Beginner

A screen shouldn’t keep us from chatting together! Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

From Beginner level 3, come and join us to give a try in conversing in French !

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation.
Eight classes, four general topics, to allow you to discover and reuse specific vocabulary while practicing your speaking skills !


Pace: Regular
Elementary Conversation

Conversation Elementaire /Intermediate (A2/B1)

B1 - Intermediate
Let's practice your spoken skills !
Now that you have completed the A1 level, you can focus on your conversation. In this Elementary Conversation class, we will talk about Francophonie, French culture, news, hobbies, and art based on articles and videos. This class will provide you with various opportunities for expression from general classroom setting through small-group discussions and oral reports. You will learn how to give your opinion and to speak naturally and freely, thus become more confident and comfortable in any conversation in French !

Pace: Regular
Elementary Conversation and Grammar

Conversation Elementaire /Intermediate (A2/B1)

B1 - Intermediate
Let's practice your spoken skills !
Now that you have completed the A1 level, you can focus on your conversation. In this Elementary Conversation class, we will talk about Francophonie, French culture, news, hobbies, and art based on articles and videos. This class will provide you with various opportunities for expression from general classroom setting through small-group discussions and oral reports. You will learn how to give your opinion and to speak naturally and freely, thus become more confident and comfortable in any conversation in French !

Pace: Regular
Intermediate Conversation (B1)

Conversation Elementaire /Intermediate (A2/B1)

B1 - Intermediate
Let's practice your spoken skills !
Now that you have completed the A1 level, you can focus on your conversation. In this Elementary Conversation class, we will talk about Francophonie, French culture, news, hobbies, and art based on articles and videos. This class will provide you with various opportunities for expression from general classroom setting through small-group discussions and oral reports. You will learn how to give your opinion and to speak naturally and freely, thus become more confident and comfortable in any conversation in French !

Pace: Regular

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

B1 - Intermediate

Whether you are 25 or 65 years old, a new member or a long-time San Franciscan, join this class to expand your French skills and understanding!

During each class, you will start with "Quoi de neuf?", a great time to connect with other students and talk in French.

You will then read short texts from a variety of important French literary authors and well-known writers from the francophone world. You will be introduced to the rich literary tradition of France such as Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, Emile Zola, André Theuriet and more.

Studying a variety of texts will give you an opportunity to improve your grammar and learn new vocabulary and language structures. By the time you reach the end of this session you will be pleased to find that your reading skills have greatly improved.

This class will provide you opportunity for expression through general classroom and small-group discussions and oral reports.

Don't wait to join this class, connect with interesting and diverse people in your community, and apply what you learn in conversation.


Pace: Regular
Conversation

Bonjour French Film (B2-C1)

B2 - Advanced

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’echanges et de discussions. Une façon ludique de continuer à progresser en français et de decouvrir la francophonie. 

 
Cette classe permettra de pratiquer des éléments de langue comme: 

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

Pace: Regular

Club de Conversation - Advanced (B2)

B2 - Advanced

Le cours commence toujours par un tour de table de 15-25 minutes où chaque étudiant répond à la question « Quoi de neuf ? ». 

Ensuite, nous avons une discussion sur le ou les documents envoyés à l’avance par le professeur. Ce document est souvent un podcast sur les actualités en France et aux Etats-Unis, ou sur un aspect culturel de la France, comme la fête de la musique, les journées du Patrimoine, la Nuit Blanche, etc. 

En plus de la pratique orale, ce cours de conversation met aussi l’emphase sur l'écoute du français en dehors de la classe, afin d'améliorer la compréhension orale des étudiants. 

Après une courte pause, la dernière partie du cours est consacrée à la présentation d’un sujet choisi par un/e étudiant/e, suivie d’une courte session de questions-réponses sur ce sujet.


Pace: Regular

Club de conversation à la française (B2)

B2 - Advanced
Venez parler français comme les français dans un cours libre et organique mais structuré avec quelques exercices de grammaire adaptés à la conversation. Focus sur les expressions idiomatiques françaises, le vocabulaire formel et familier, prise de parole sur des sujets variés et la grammaire des nuances.
Pace: Regular

Conversation - Intermediate-Advanced (B1-B2)

B1 - Intermediate
Ce cours propose de vous faire parler autant que possible.  La première partie sera la plus spontanée et la plus amicale : nous partagerons ce que nous faisons d'intéressant ou ce qui nous intéresse actuellement.  Ensuite nous discuterons d'un sujet choisi en fonction de vos intérêts, nous appuyant sur un article ou une vidéo partagé/e à l'avance.  Enfin chaque élève qui le souhaite aura l'occasion de faire une présentation sur un sujet de son choix avant de répondre aux questions de ses camarades.

Tout au long du cours, votre professeur se tiendra à votre disposition pour corriger d'éventuelles fautes de prononciation et de grammaire, tout en proposant un vocabulaire adéquat.

Please read carefully and abide by our vaccination policy for onsite classes. 
Pace: Regular
Pronunciation

French pronunciation (B1 - B2 - C1)

B2 - Advanced
Ce cours est destiné aux élèves de niveau avancé qui n'ont pas de problèmes phonétiques en particulier mais qui souhaite améliorer leur prononciation générale. Chaque semaine, de manière créative, nous verrons ensemble des phénomènes linguistiques et phonétiques, à travers des textes littéraires, des articles, des exercices de dictées ou de lecture afin de fluidifier la prononciation et agrandir son répertoire vocalique. Les activités de renforcement à la maison seront optionnelles.
Pace: Regular


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