French Program Fall 2017

French Program Fall 2017

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Register online and confirm your registration at TII by paying your course fees (payment by credit or debit cards only).
All payments are accepted at our offices: Al Luqta Street, Qatar Foundation, Gate #2, LAS Building, First Floor.

Registration details
Dates: 
15 August till 30 August and 10 September till 20 September
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (from 15 August – 30 August 2017)
10:00 am – 6:30 pm (from 10 – 20 September 2017)

Kindly note that the Language Center is closed during the Eid holiday

A FALL IN FRENCH!

So, maybe you plan to travel to Europe this year, maybe to the heart of Europe, like visiting and shopping in Paris, the City of Light, discovering or enjoying once more the French Alps, skiing during winter, or perhaps you are already thinking about your next summer vacation and how fantastic it would be to visit the Provence or Gascony, or the French Riviera, Cannes, Nice, Menton via Monaco… And for all those good reasons, and probably many more, you could use some knowledge and skills in French. And if you already know the language why not deepen your knowledge and hone skills.
Our fall program is geared towards honing your French skills whatever your level. And you can practice your French in any French-speaking country.
This fall, we offer courses at 7 proficiency levels, a Culture Française and Actualité course in the morning and a specialized short course on spoken French on Saturdays.
Please note that some of our courses are offered in two formats (Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 and Pre-Intermediate 1 and Pre-Intermediate 2). The focus is slightly different but the linguistic objectives remain the same.

Format 1. 40 hours over 12 weeks of academic French tackling all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking with textbooks.

Format 2. Fast-track: 40 hours over 10 weeks of French for social and travelling purposes focusing on the listening and speaking skills. The goal is developing conversation skills. No textbook is used except at the  Pre-Intermediate levels. However, other relevant material is provided by the program.

This fall, we also offer a workshop Play with French! and we will honor students’ work in a Class Projects’ Night as part of the Week of Taste in December 2017. There’s a lot of fun in the pipeline! Come and join us!

FRENCH REGULAR COURSES (Long Sessions)
Fast-track French Beginner 1

Tuition fee including material: QAR 3,000
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)

Course duration: 24 September - 29 November 2017 (10 Weeks), 40 hours       

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

Course description:

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.

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

Fast-track French Beginner 2

Tuition fee including material: QAR 3,000
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)

Course duration: 24 September - 29 November 2017 (10 Weeks), 40 hours       

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Course description:

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 another 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.

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

Fast-track French Pre-Intermediate 1

Tuition fee: QAR 2,900
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 150

Course duration: 24 September - 29 November 2017 (10 Weeks), 40 hours       

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

Course description:

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.

Textbook: Totem 2: Méthode de français A2. Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec, Hachette Français Langue Étrangère. 2014. Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based, authentic and other relevant materials are brought to class by the instructor. See teaser here: http://youtu.be/f8D61vFWZMc

Fast-track French Pre-Intermediate 2

Tuition fee: QAR 2,900
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 150

Course duration: 24 September - 29 November 2017 (10 Weeks), 40 hours       

Section 1: Sundays and Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Course description:

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, 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.

Textbook: Totem 2: Méthode de français A2. Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec, Hachette Français Langue Étrangère. 2014. Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based, authentic and other relevant materials are brought to class by the instructor. See teaser here: http://youtu.be/f8D61vFWZMc

Culture Française & Actualité (French Culture & Current Events)

Tuition fee including material: QAR 3,000
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: N/A

Course duration: 24 September - 29 November 2017 (10 Weeks), 40 hours       

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course description:

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 understanding more complex documents. 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 Culture Française & Actualité, or equivalent.

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

French Beginner 1

Tuition fee: QAR 2,900
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 150

Course duration: 24 September - 13 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 40 hours       

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:40 am
Section 2: Sundays & Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:40 pm
Section 3: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:40 pm

Course description:

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.

Textbook: Totem 1: Méthode de français A1, Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec. Hachette Français Langue Étrangère, 2014. Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based, authentic and other relevant materials are brought to class by the instructor. See teaser here: http://youtu.be/f8D61vFWZMc

French Beginner 2

Tuition fee: QAR 2,900
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 150

Course duration: 24 September - 13 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 40 hours       

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:40 am
Section 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:05 - 8:45 pm

Course description:

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 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.

Textbook: Totem 1: Méthode de français A1, Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec. Hachette Français Langue Étrangère, 2014. Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based, authentic and other relevant materials are brought to class by the instructor. See teaser here: http://youtu.be/f8D61vFWZMc

French Intermediate 1

Tuition fee: QAR 2,900
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 150

Course duration: 24 September - 13 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 40 hours       

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:40 pm

Course description:

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.

Textbook: Totem 3: Méthode de français B1, Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec. Hachette Français Langue Étrangère. 2015. Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based, authentic and other relevant materials are brought to class by the instructor. See teaser here: http://youtu.be/f8D61vFWZMc

French Intermediate 2

Tuition fee: QAR 2,900
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 150

Course duration: 24 September - 13 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 40 hours       

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 7:05 - 8:45 pm

Course description:

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. 

Textbook: Totem 3: Méthode de français B1, Marie-José Lopes – Jean-Thierry Le Bougnec. Hachette Français Langue Étrangère. 2015. Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based, authentic and other relevant materials are brought to class by the instructor. See teaser here: http://youtu.be/f8D61vFWZMc

French Upper-Intermediate 1

Tuition fee: QAR 2,900
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook: QAR 160

Course duration: 24 September - 13 December 2017 (12 Weeks), 40 hours

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:40 pm

Course description:

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.

Textbook: Édito Niveau B2: Méthode de français, Élodie Heu – Jean-Jacques Mabilat. Didier. 2015. Supplementary audio, visual, and web-based, authentic and other relevant materials are brought to class by the instructor.

FRENCH SPECIALIZED SHORT COURSE
A Glimpse of Spoken French

Course Description:

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 that 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 690
Textbook: N/A

Course duration: 21 October - 11 November 2017, 8 hours        

Section 1: Saturdays, October 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

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