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
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
Intermediate French (Monday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm)
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.
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH (This class is not offered this session. It will be offered in May/June session)
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
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?
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.
RUSSIAN BEGINNER I (This class will be offered in July.)
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.