French Courses for Spring 2017

French Courses for Spring 2017

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Dates: 
11 December – 11 January 2017
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (from 11 – 31 December 2016)
10:00 am – 6:30 pm (from 1 – 11 January 2017)

French Specialized Courses (short sessions)

Textbook: No textbook is used during short courses. The instructor brings relevant created and authentic materials to class.

Shop in Paris!

Paris, the City of Light, is also well-known as the capital of luxury, fashion, Haute-Couture…
Les Halles, Champs Elysées, the Grands Boulevards and the Grands Magasins, Avenue Montaigne, Place Vendôme, Coco Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Fauchon and Mariage Frères… Who doesn’t dream of shopping in Paris? But do you know how to make it a unique experience next time you visit this vibrant city?
In this short course, you learn about well-known and hidden places where you can stroll and shop and you are presented with the historical and cultural context of the beauty of a Parisian shopping experience. You expand your repertoire of specific vocabulary to help you satisfy your passion for shopping in French! And we will reveal some secret tips and unknown stories of the true Parisian lifestyle…

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have some basic knowledge of French, approximately 40 hours.
Tuition fee: QAR 750
Course duration:
27 March – 5 April 2017 (2 Weeks), 8 hours
Deadline to register: Wednesday 22 March 2017

Section 1:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

True spoken French

Do you speak French but you cannot yet understand full-speed conversations in the modern language? Do you want to sound more like a native speaker?
This course is designed for you to learn how to master the art of engaging in conversations in a casual and informal way. It equips you with the linguistic and cultural skills to take part in conversations with native speakers. French, as every other spoken language, is an evolving language. Besides the new, fast changing slang “le parler d'jeunes”, the “verlan” this common practice consisting of inverting the order of syllables in a word, the subtleties of the standard and familiar registers of the language or the traditional slang, you are going to encounter interesting changes in the grammatical constructions and glidings that could seem quite far from your textbook but there have logical explanations (most of the time)! By the end of this course, you will break the barrier between your “textbook” French and the idiomatic language of native speakers.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Pre-Intermediate 2 or higher, or at least 150 hours of instruction.
Tuition fee: QAR 750
Course duration: 26 March – 4 April 2017 (2 Weeks), 8 hours
Deadline to register: Wednesday 22 March 2017

Section 1: Sundays and Tuesdays, 6:45 – 8:45 pm

Pronunciation & Phonetics

Are you somewhat shy about your accent when you speak French or do you want to refine your accent to interact better with a native speaker avoiding creating misunderstandings? Or do you want to really sound like a native when you speak French? Come and join this course!
Through various activities, you learn more about the French pronunciation and phonetic rules. You learn how to pronounce the French vowels, nasal vowels, consonants, word stress and intonation with listening and repetition drills. You will gain a better understanding of the silent letters and –e caduc, the liaison process and the informal reductions, as well as why, in French, pronunciation often differs from spelling. You will practice a global approach to the coordination of body posture, the mouth and the tongue.
By listening to various audio files and practicing your French reading skills, you will improve your ability to speak clearly and start to sound like a native. You will also have the opportunity to listen to the various regional accents of France and the francophone countries, such as Switzerland, Belgium and Canada to be able to recognize them and imitate them.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students at all levels of French.
Tuition fee: QAR 750
Course duration: 
5 February – 14 March 2017 (6 Weeks), 10 hours

Section 1: Sundays and Tuesdays, 4:00 – 4:50 pm

French Regular Courses (long sessions)


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Fast-track French Beginner 1

Are you planning to visit a French speaking country but you don’t speak a word of French? Do you want to be able to speak enough to travel and meet people and to interact with them a little bit? Then, this is the right course for you. Join our new course format, 40 hours in 10 weeks. The pace of the two-hour class allows for more interactions; you focus on the listening and speaking skills in situations using various documents instead of a textbook. Engage freely and communicatively in the language.
This is a course for the true beginner who wishes to handle travel situations and everyday life interactions. After taking this course you will be able to go to travel agencies, airports, tourist information offices, hotels and pharmacies. You will also be able to ask about locations in a new city, make phone bookings, order in restaurants, shop, etc. You will be able to introduce yourself and others, ask and answer questions about yourself and have simple conversations about your life, occupation, the people you know, and the things you own. In this course you learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. This class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; you learn through games and role play, using authentic and quasi-authentic materials.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of French is expected.
Tuition fee including material: QAR 3,000 (see discount policy)
Course duration:
15 January – 22 March 2017 (10 Weeks), 40 hours            

Section 1: Sundays and Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Section 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Textbook: No textbook is used for this course. The instructor brings relevant created and authentic materials to class.

Fast-track French Beginner 2

Have you studied French in the past and forgotten it? Do you have some basics and wish to learn more and gain practice? Would you like to brush up on your French in preparation for a trip to France or other French speaking country? Then come and join our new course format, 40 hours in 10 weeks. The pace of the two-hour class allows for more interactions; you focus on the listening and speaking skills in situations using various documents instead of a textbook. Engage freely and communicatively with the language.
This course focuses on practicing listening and speaking skills in authentic and quasi-authentic situations. Through a variety of activities, including role play, you simulate booking reservations online or via a travel agency, as well as situations which might happen during your trip. You engage in conversations at airports, hotels, travel information offices, restaurants, shops, medical facilities, museums, and others. In this course, you gain confidence to explore the language and build on your knowledge.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed French Beginner 1 or equivalent.
Tuition fee including material: QAR 3,000 (see discount policy)
Course duration: 15 January – 22 March 2017 (10 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Textbook: No textbook is used during this course. The instructor brings relevant created and authentic materials to class.

Fast-track French Pre-Intermediate 1

Have you taken a French course and want to learn more and put into practice what you have learned? Would you like to brush up on your language skills before visiting any French speaking country? Then the Fast-track Pre-intermediate 1 course is the right course for you! Join our new course format, 40 hours in 10 weeks. The pace of the two-hour class allows for more interactions. You focus more on the listening and speaking skills in situations using various documents but also a textbook. Engage freely and communicatively with the language.
In this course, you go deeper into the French language and you expand your repertoire of expression to move towards fluency. You acquire sufficient linguistic competence to understand and use daily expressions frequently used in any part of the French-speaking world and to interact on a basic level with native speakers. After taking this course you will be able to talk about past and future events, elaborate on your likes and dislikes and start giving your opinion.
The class is conducted in French, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You practice all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - with greater emphasis on listening and speaking. This is achieved through various activities as well as games, role play, and authentic and quasi-authentic materials in order to place the language in context and engage in a wider range of conversations and situations.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed French Beginner 2 or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 2,900 (see discount policy)
Textbook: QAR 150
Course duration: 
15 January – 22 March 2017 (10 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Sundays and Tuesdays, 6:45 - 8:45 pm

Textbook: Totem 2: Méthode de français A2. Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec, Hachette Français Langue Étrangère. 2014 (Additional authentic documents and other relevant material are brought to class by the instructor).

Fast-track French Pre-Intermediate 2

Do you have some good knowledge of French but cannot always find the right words to express yourself in everyday situations and even less in more complex conversations with natives? Do you want to practice your French and enrich it? Are you shy about your accent? If so, then this is the right course for you. Join our new course format, 40 hours in 10 weeks. The pace of the two-hour class allows for more interactions. You focus more on the listening and speaking skills in situations using various documents but also a textbook. Engage freely and communicatively with the language.
In this course, you develop greater fluency in everyday situations and situations where your opinion is needed. You react and interact with others, expand your repertoire and your range of idiomatic expressions and begin to sound like the French; you are able to interact in a fluid way in a variety of situations. After taking this course you will have acquired linguistic competence to characterize, describe, locate places, express opinions and organize your discourse.
​The class is conducted in French, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; you practice all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - with greater emphasis on listening and speaking. This is achieved through various activities as well as games, role play, and authentic and quasi-authentic materials in order to place the language in context and engage in a wider range of conversations and situations.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed French Pre-Intermediate 1 or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 2,900 (see discount policy)
Textbook: QAR 150
Course duration:
15 January – 22 March 2017 (10 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Textbook: Totem 2: Méthode de français A2. Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec, Hachette Français Langue Étrangère. 2014 (Additional authentic documents and other relevant material are brought to class by the instructor).

Culture Française & Actualité (French Culture & Current Events)

Are you passionate about French? Do you follow current events? Do you want to combine the two in an elegant way? Are you interested in understanding better and learning more about the contemporary French language? Then Culture Française & Actualité is your course. Join our new course format, 40 hours in 10 weeks. The pace of the two-hour class allows for more interactions. Engage freely and communicatively with the language.
In this course students participate in the selection of topics and materials for discussion. You practice all four language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, with the purpose of comprehending documents of a more complex nature. This course gives you the opportunity to practice both oral and written skills through socio-cultural themes in authentic materials. You focus on presenting, analyzing and debating various topics extracted from a variety of sources including the press, the Internet, television, literature, songs and films. That requires more refined grammatical skills which you acquire in the process. You also expand your repertoire, improve your language accuracy to attain a more sophisticated level of communication in French and the ability to use your skills for different purposes. By the end of this course, you will be able to understand better the main ideas of more complex and abstract texts, produce clear and more detailed texts on a wide range of subjects, express viewpoints on a variety of issues and interact with greater fluency and ease. This course has a holistic approach to language learning.
Please note that the content of this course changes every semester and the level can vary based on the actual proficiency level of the students enrolled. For placement test questions, please contact the French Language Program Coordinator (mmaymon@hbku.edu.qa / 4454 5839).

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed French Upper-Intermediate 1, Culture Française & Actualité, or equivalent.
Tuition fee including material: QAR 3,000 (see discount policy)
Course duration: 15 January – 22 March 2017 (10 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Textbook: No textbook is used during this course. The instructor brings relevant created and authentic materials to class.

French Beginner 1

Are you interested in learning a new language of international dimension? For pleasure? For work? Because you intend to visit a French speaking country but you do not know a word of French? Do you want to be able to read or listen to French and understand what it is about? Then, this is the right course for you.
This is a course for the true beginner who wishes to start learning the language to handle greetings, introductions, everyday life interactions and travelling situations. After taking this course you will be able to introduce yourself and others, ask and answer questions about yourself and have simple conversations such as where you live, what you do in life, people you know, and things you own. In this course you learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You practice all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing -  using various activities, games, role play, authentic and quasi-authentic materials in order to  start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in conversations.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of the language is expected.
Tuition fee: QAR 2,900 (see discount policy)
Textbook: QAR 150
Course duration: 
15 January – 12 April 2017 (13 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Section 2: Sundays & Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Section 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Textbook: Totem 1: Méthode de français A1, Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec. Hachette Français Langue Étrangère, 2014 (Additional authentic documents and other relevant material are brought to class by the instructor).

French Beginner 2

Have you studied French in the past and forgotten it? Do you have some basics and wish to learn more and gain practice? Would you like to brush up on your French in preparation for a visit to France or another French speaking country? Then come and join the Beginner 2!
This course is for students with some knowledge and skills of the language who wish to continue on to a higher level to handle a wider range of everyday life interactions. This course gives you the opportunity to improve and practice all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - in authentic and quasi-authentic situations through a variety of activities, including role play. You gain the confidence to explore the language and build on your knowledge. After taking this course you will be able to talk about your likes and dislikes, talk about others, describe them, give advice or instructions, express your needs, go food shopping, order in restaurants, talk about recreation and cultural activities, discuss past events, etc. You will understand more of the language and engage in a wider range of conversations and situations. The class is conducted in French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed French Beginner 1 or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 2,900 (see discount policy)
Textbook: QAR 150
Course duration: 15 January – 12 April 2017 (13 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Section 2: Sundays & Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Textbook: Totem 1: Méthode de français A1, Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec. Hachette Français Langue Étrangère, 2014 (Additional authentic documents and other relevant material are brought to class by the instructor). 

French Intermediate 1

Do you speak French but you cannot understand more complex texts, articles, speeches or full-speed French conversations? Do you want to sound more like a native speaker?
In this course you deepen your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar through reading, discussing and presenting on various topics. You engage in debates and are asked to offer opinions. This course equips you with the linguistic and cultural skills to read and write more complicated texts, such as articles and journalism, as well as to take part in conversations with native speakers. By the end of this course, you will have broken the barrier between your “textbook” French and the idiomatic language of native speakers. You will gain confidence and linguistic competence to express yourself, your ideas, aspirations, and opinions, and speak more precisely and with greater ease on various topics.
​The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You practice all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed Pre-Intermediate 2 or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 2,900 (see discount policy)
Textbook: QAR 150
Course duration: 15 January – 12 April 2017 (13 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 7:15 – 8:45 pm

Textbook: Totem 3: Méthode de français B1, Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec. Hachette Français Langue Étrangère. 2015 (Additional authentic documents and other relevant material are brought to class by the instructor).

French Intermediate 2

Do you speak good French? Do you want to polish it and build upon it? Are you interested in culture and current events in France and the Francophone world?
This course is designed to enhance your oral and written communication skills and understanding of everyday French, emphasizing everyday topics and communication with native speakers. At this level you expand your vocabulary and grammar and strengthen your capacity to engage in complex conversations. Through interactive and multimedia materials and activities, various texts and articles, you practice expressing opinions, agreements and disagreements, using more nuanced vocabulary. Setting aside the traditional textbook format, we engage with real-world situations.
​The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; you practice all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed French Intermediate 1 or equivalent. 
Tuition fee: QAR 2,900 (see discount policy)
Textbook: QAR 150
Course duration: 15 January – 12 April 2017 (13 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:15 – 8:45 pm

Textbook: Totem 3: Méthode de français B1, Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec. Hachette Français Langue Étrangère. 2015 (Additional authentic documents and other relevant material are brought to class by the instructor)

French Upper-Intermediate 1

You are getting there! Are you interested in going deeper into the language?
This course provides you with the linguistic competences to allow you to express yourself in French in most everyday situations as well as in other life circumstances that do not require very specialized use of the language. You learn how to argue points of view, present arguments and use idiomatic expressions both in speaking and in writing. In this course you also discuss identities, origins, character and personality, you give advice and personal opinions, as well as you express conditions and desires. You also discuss human migrations, mobility and travels, cities and living spaces. By the end of this course, you will have no great difficulty reading or listening and understanding (contemporary) authentic French documents.
The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; you practice all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed French Intermediate 2 or equivalent.
Tuition fee: QAR 2,900 (see discount policy)
Textbook: QAR 150
Course duration: 15 January – 12 April 2017 (13 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Sundays and Tuesdays, 7:15 – 8:45 pm

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