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Beginner 1 (A1-1)

Beginner 1 (A1-1)

8-week Standard Class

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.

Pace: Regular
French for travelers

Intro to French for Travelers

4-Week Special Topic Class

​Be a traveler, not a tourist!

Would you like to learn some essential French before traveling to France or a French-speaking country?
In a relaxed, informal setting, using maps, menus, and other authentic materials, this workshop will help you to communicate in situations commonly encountered abroad.
Get more out of your trip and travel with greater confidence.
No previous French required.

Pace: Regular
Beginner 2 (A1-2)

Beginner 2 (A1-2)

8-week Standard Class

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.

Pace: Regular
Beginner 3 (A1-3)

Beginner 3 (A1-3)

8-week Standard Class

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.

Pace: Regular
AF San Francisco
Wednesday   5pm ▸ 7pm
26 Jun 2024 ▸ 21 Aug 2024
Beginner 4 (A1-4)

Beginner 4 (A1-4)

8-week Standard Class

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.

Pace: Regular
AF San Francisco
Thursday   7pm ▸ 9pm
27 Jun 2024 ▸ 22 Aug 2024
Beginner Conversation

Beginner Conversation (A1-3 and above)

8-week Conversation Class

*This is not a class for complete beginners. Please have completed  level A1-3 with us or elsewhere before registering for this class.

This class aims to help students acquire elementary knowledge about the French language and create a functioning vocabulary. Have you acquired some basics in French, but can’t seem to figure out how to actually speak? This course is for you! This course focuses on YOU talking as much as possible. The teacher will help you facilitate your speech, with pronunciation and grammar corrections when needed.

This 8 hour course will cover: 

Week 1 and 2: French cities

Week 3 and 4 : My city and directions

Week 5 and 6 : Countries

Week 7 and 8 : Languages

Join us for a dynamic and interactive learning journey!

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

What materials will I need?

No books are required, the teacher will provide all the materials you need.

Can’t attend the onsite class because you’re traveling ? You can attend the online class instead! The same program is followed.

Pace: Regular

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