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FRENCH PROGRAM

Please visit our new website about our French program at Polylgottist

http://www.polyglottistfrenchclasses.com/ 

 

The French program at Polyglottist Language Academy introduces French language and culture through speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French. All classes are conducted in French. Students develop their abilities to communicate in French through oral exercises, class discussion, and the use of various media resources. In intermediate and advanced classes, students ameliorate their spoken French skills through discussion and analysis of short texts, cultural topics, current events, and personal experience. They expand their knowledge of French grammar through the study of complex structures.


CURRENT SCHEDULE

FRENCH BEGINNER I (Monday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm)


This class is for complete beginners with no knowledge of French. Students enrolled in this class will learn how to talk about themselves, their families, their interests, etc. Students will learn basic grammar including sentence structure, articles, adjectives agreement with nouns, present tense, etc.  Students will be also introduced to French culture.

Textbook: Chez Nous: Branche sur le Monde Francophone, 3rd Edition

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Intermediate French (Monday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm)

This class is for students who took French Beginner II at Polyglottist or studied French somewhere else for two years. In order to enroll in this class, students are advised to be able to comfortably conjugate verbs in Present tense, including irregular verbs; to be able to use Futur proche and Futur simple; to know reflexive verbs in Present. Students need to be able to describe themselves, their families, interests, professional life, everyday routine; to be able to order food at a French cafe and describe their favorite food; to buy groceries, etc.This class is conducted entirely in French.


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INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH
(This class is not offered this session. It will be offered in May/June session)

This class is for students who studied French for at least two years. The level of French varies each semester. Usually, students enrolled in this class visited and/or lived in French speaking countries. The main emphasis in this class is to practice oral comprehension and speaking. Students discuss various topics of everyday life, their life, French culture, etc.


FRENCH FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
(This class is not offered this session. It will be offered in July/August session.)

We will be offering different levels of French for middle and high school students. We plan on offering French beginner I, French beginner II and intermediate French classes.



USEFUL INFO FOR STUDENTS STUDYING FRENCH


1. Why study French?

Read an article below, in which an associate university librarian, Kathy Stein-Smith, PhD, explains the growing demand for French. She argues that French is a language of international diplomacy, a global business language, a top internet language. There are currently 900 million people learning French around the world. To read the full article, click on the link below.
   
http://languagemagazine.com/2017/02/why-french/ 

 

2. To learn about last cultural events at the French department of UC Berkeley, please click on the link below.


http://french.berkeley.edu/ 



3. To order books and other items directly from France, please click on the link below.


http://amazon.fr/ 



4. To learn more about the French language, please go to Wikipedia.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_language 



5. To connect with other Francophiles and practice French, please check one of the meet-up groups below.


http://meetup.com/french-73/

 

6. For cooking classes in Paris, including macaroons' classes, click on the link below.


http://acuisineparis.com/about-us


7. To listen beautiful French music, please click on the links below.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN6VKQ7am4c 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCuJguybz5Y


8. You can check your pronunciation at Forvo. Please click on link below to go there.


http://forvo.com/ 


RUSSIAN BEGINNER I
(This class will be offered in July.)

This course will introduce students to the Russian language and culture. It is intended for complete beginners or students who have had limited exposure to Russian in the past. Students will learn how to read and write the Cyrillic alphabet and how to talk about themselves, their interests, and their everyday lives. We will also learn about Russian culture by listening to Russian songs, watching cartoons, and sampling Russian snacks in class.