Course Descriptions & Registration

Pricing:

Group classes $315 (10 weeks, 75 minutes per class).
Prêt-à-Parler enrichment classes $185 (10 weeks, 60 minutes per class).

Placement:

Please call the French Institute to determine your placement if you have previously studied French.

The teachers make learning French fun and enjoyable.
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Course Offerings

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  • Levels 6 Conversation

    Levels 6 Conversation

    Level 6 Conversation



    Using newspaper and magazine articles and televised news as a starting point for discussion about contemporary French culture, this advanced conversation class expands students’ vocabulary and repertoire of idiomatic expressions, improves students’ listening comprehension and refines verbal expression.
    $315.00

    Level 6 Conversation



    Using newspaper and magazine articles and televised news as a starting point for discussion about contemporary French culture, this advanced conversation class expands students’ vocabulary and repertoire of idiomatic expressions, improves students’ listening comprehension and refines verbal expression.

    Levels 6 Conversation

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  • Level 1 - Quarter 1

    Level 1 - Quarter 1

    Level 1 Quarter 1



    Consists of 3 consecutive courses.

    This beginning course introduces students to the essentials of the French language and culture. Learn practical vocabulary, key verbs in present, immediate future and past tense; how to form questions; and communicate effectively in typical situations encountered by travelers.
    $315.00

    Level 1 Quarter 1



    Consists of 3 consecutive courses.

    This beginning course introduces students to the essentials of the French language and culture. Learn practical vocabulary, key verbs in present, immediate future and past tense; how to form questions; and communicate effectively in typical situations encountered by travelers.

    Level 1 - Quarter 1

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  • Level 1 - Quarter 2

    Level 1 - Quarter 2

    Level 1 Quarter 2



    This beginning course introduces students to the essentials of the French language and culture. Learn practical vocabulary, key verbs in present, immediate future and past tense; how to form questions; and communicate effectively in typical situations encountered by travelers.
    $315.00

    Level 1 Quarter 2



    This beginning course introduces students to the essentials of the French language and culture. Learn practical vocabulary, key verbs in present, immediate future and past tense; how to form questions; and communicate effectively in typical situations encountered by travelers.

    Level 1 - Quarter 2

    $315.00
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  • Level 2 Quarter 2

    Level 2 Quarter 2

    Level 2 Quarter 2



    Learn more extensive vocabulary, how to use and distinguish between the past and imperfect tenses. Study the necessary grammar to easily use more complex sentence structures and communicate in a variety
    of challenging everyday situations. Interesting cultural topics will also be discussed.
    $315.00

    Level 2 Quarter 2



    Learn more extensive vocabulary, how to use and distinguish between the past and imperfect tenses. Study the necessary grammar to easily use more complex sentence structures and communicate in a variety
    of challenging everyday situations. Interesting cultural topics will also be discussed.

    Level 2 Quarter 2

    $315.00
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  • Level 2 - Prêt-à-Parler

    Level 2 - Prêt-à-Parler

    Level 2 - Prêt-à-Parler



    This course is complementary to the group level classes. Students improve their verbal expression and practice using vocabulary, all while reinforcing key points from the group level classes and keeping up to date on happenings in France. (Level 2 of 3 Levels)

    $185.00

    Level 2 - Prêt-à-Parler



    This course is complementary to the group level classes. Students improve their verbal expression and practice using vocabulary, all while reinforcing key points from the group level classes and keeping up to date on happenings in France. (Level 2 of 3 Levels)

    Level 2 - Prêt-à-Parler

    $185.00
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  • Level 3 - Quarter 2

    Level 3 - Quarter 2

    Level 3 Quarter 2



    Consists of 3 consecutive courses.

    This level introduces the future, conditional and subjunctive tenses. Increased vocabulary, including more idioms, coupled with advanced grammar structure enables students to communicate with greater ease upon completion of this course. Interesting cultural topics will also be discussed.
    $315.00

    Level 3 Quarter 2



    Consists of 3 consecutive courses.

    This level introduces the future, conditional and subjunctive tenses. Increased vocabulary, including more idioms, coupled with advanced grammar structure enables students to communicate with greater ease upon completion of this course. Interesting cultural topics will also be discussed.

    Level 3 - Quarter 2

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  • Level 3 - Prêt-à-Parler

    Level 3 - Prêt-à-Parler

    Level 3 - Prêt-à-Parler



    This course is complementary to the group level classes. Students improve their verbal expression and practice using vocabulary, all while reinforcing key points from the group level classes and keeping up to date on happenings in France. (Level 2 of 3 Levels).
    $185.00

    Level 3 - Prêt-à-Parler



    This course is complementary to the group level classes. Students improve their verbal expression and practice using vocabulary, all while reinforcing key points from the group level classes and keeping up to date on happenings in France. (Level 2 of 3 Levels).

    Level 3 - Prêt-à-Parler

    $185.00
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  • Level 4 Grammar Year 1

    Level 4 Grammar Year 1

    Level 4 Grammar Year 1



    Consists of 6 consecutive quarters.

    This is a 2 year grammar course, ideal for students looking for the next progressive step to perfect their language skills. While Level 4 is different from previous levels, it builds on concepts learned in Levels 1, 2 and 3. Students acquire complex grammar structures and improve both oral and written expression. A text is required.
    $315.00

    Level 4 Grammar Year 1



    Consists of 6 consecutive quarters.

    This is a 2 year grammar course, ideal for students looking for the next progressive step to perfect their language skills. While Level 4 is different from previous levels, it builds on concepts learned in Levels 1, 2 and 3. Students acquire complex grammar structures and improve both oral and written expression. A text is required.

    Level 4 Grammar Year 1

    $315.00
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  • Level 4 Conversation

    Level 4 Conversation

    Level 4 Conversation



    Taken after completion of, or during, current enrollment in Level 4 Grammar.

    Using current events and cultural topics, students will put the grammar concepts learned in Level 4 into practice. This is an intermediate conversation course, designed to advance students’ listening comprehension, and expand students’ vocabulary and awareness of contemporary French and Francophone culture.
    $315.00

    Level 4 Conversation



    Taken after completion of, or during, current enrollment in Level 4 Grammar.

    Using current events and cultural topics, students will put the grammar concepts learned in Level 4 into practice. This is an intermediate conversation course, designed to advance students’ listening comprehension, and expand students’ vocabulary and awareness of contemporary French and Francophone culture.

    Level 4 Conversation

    $315.00
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  • Level 4 Advanced Conversation

    Level 4 Advanced Conversation

    Level 4 Advanced Conversation



    Using current events and cultural topics, students will put the grammar concepts learned in Level 4 into practice. This is an intermediate conversation course, designed to advance students’ listening comprehension, and expand students’ vocabulary and awareness of contemporary French and Francophone culture.
    $315.00

    Level 4 Advanced Conversation



    Using current events and cultural topics, students will put the grammar concepts learned in Level 4 into practice. This is an intermediate conversation course, designed to advance students’ listening comprehension, and expand students’ vocabulary and awareness of contemporary French and Francophone culture.

    Level 4 Advanced Conversation

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  • Level 5 Conversation

    Level 5 Conversation

    Level 5 Conversation



    Using newspaper and magazine articles, and televised news as a starting point for discussion about contemporary French culture, this advanced conversation class expands students’ vocabulary and repertoire of idiomatic expressions, improves students’ listening comprehension and refines verbal expression.
    $315.00

    Level 5 Conversation



    Using newspaper and magazine articles, and televised news as a starting point for discussion about contemporary French culture, this advanced conversation class expands students’ vocabulary and repertoire of idiomatic expressions, improves students’ listening comprehension and refines verbal expression.

    Level 5 Conversation

    $315.00
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  • Levels 5/6 Advanced Grammar

    Levels 5/6 Advanced Grammar

    Levels 5/6 Advanced Grammar



    This is an advanced grammar course for students who already have a strong command of the French language and want to fine-tune their speech. This class reviews common mistakes made by English speakers that distinguish them as non-native French speakers. Please note this is not a conversation class, however oral exercises will be used throughout the quarter. A text is required.
    $315.00

    Levels 5/6 Advanced Grammar



    This is an advanced grammar course for students who already have a strong command of the French language and want to fine-tune their speech. This class reviews common mistakes made by English speakers that distinguish them as non-native French speakers. Please note this is not a conversation class, however oral exercises will be used throughout the quarter. A text is required.

    Levels 5/6 Advanced Grammar

    $315.00
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  • Levels 5/6 Literature

    Levels 5/6 Literature

    Levels 5/6 Literature



    Who is Pauline and what secret is she hiding? Three narrators retrace her tragic story in this romantic literary piece, considered one of Alexandre Dumas’ first novels. Inspired by dark, disturbing themes of Gothic action, Dumas creates an ominous tone with night scenes, terrifying locations, buildings in ruin, castles crossed by secret passages, horrifying bandits and tragic deaths....
    (Price includes book and sales tax)
    $336.80

    Levels 5/6 Literature



    Who is Pauline and what secret is she hiding? Three narrators retrace her tragic story in this romantic literary piece, considered one of Alexandre Dumas’ first novels. Inspired by dark, disturbing themes of Gothic action, Dumas creates an ominous tone with night scenes, terrifying locations, buildings in ruin, castles crossed by secret passages, horrifying bandits and tragic deaths....
    (Price includes book and sales tax)

    Levels 5/6 Literature

    $336.80
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