French Program Summer 2017

French Program Summer 2017

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Registration details
Dates: 
2 – 19 April 2017
Days: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (from 2 – 8 April 2017)
10:00 am – 6:30 pm (from 9 – 19 January 2017)

Course details
Course French Beginner 1
(1st level intensive course)
Speak French 1 Speak French 2 Speak French 3 French Culture & Current Events French for Travelers Shop in Paris!
Duration 23 April - 24 May 2017 (5 weeks)
Length 35 hours 20 hours 12 hours 8 hours
Schedule Sundays & Mondays
5:00 to 7:30 PM
Wednesdays
5:00 to 7 PM
Sundays & Tuesdays
5:00 to 7 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00 to 8:00
Saturdays
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturdays
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This summer it is all about "l'art de vivre a la francaise"...

Course descriptions
French Beginner 1 (1st level intensive course)

Are you interested in learning a new language of international dimension? For pleasure? For work? Because you intend to visit a French speaking country soon, maybe during summer, 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 intensive course is the right option 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: None. This class is best suited to students who have not previously studied French.
Tuition fee: QAR 2240
Discounted rate: (see discount policy)
Textbook fee: 150 QAR
Title of 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).


No textbook is used during the following courses. The instructor brings relevant created and authentic materials to class.

Speak French 1!

Have you studied French in the past and forgotten it? Do you have some basics and wish to gain practice? Would you like to brush up your French in preparation for your holidays? Then come and join the “Speak French 1” course!
This course focuses on practicing the listening and speaking skills in semi-authentic and authentic situations. Through a variety of activities, including role plays, you will simulate booking reservations online or via a travel agency and simulate situations which might happen during your trip engaging in conversations at tourist information offices, restaurants, shops, hotels, airports, medical facilities, museums, and others. You will gain confidence to explore the language and build on your knowledge.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited to students who have passed French Beginning 1 or equivalent (see placement test).
Tuition fee: QAR 1280

Speak French 2!

Have you taken a French course and want to put into practice what you have learned? Would you like to brush up on your language skills before your holidays? Then “Speak French 2” is the right course for you!
In this course, you go deeper into the language comprehension and you expand your repertoire to be able to express yourself more fluently. 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.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited to students who have passed French Beginning 2 or equivalent (see placement test).
Tuition fee: QAR 1280

Speak French 3!

Do you have some knowledge of French but you cannot always find the right words to express yourself in everyday situations nor can you engage in more complex conversations with natives? Do you want to practice your French and elaborate on it? Are you shy about your accent?
If so, then this is the right course for you. You develop greater fluency in speaking in everyday situations, in expressing opinions and reactions and interacting with others. You expand your repertoire and the range of idiomatic expressions and get closer to sounding like a native speaker and to being able to interact smoothly in a variety of situations.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited to students who have passed French Pre-Intermediate 1 or Pre-Intermediate 2, or equivalent (see placement test).
Tuition fee: QAR 1280

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.
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.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed French Upper-Intermediate 1, Culture Française & Actualité, or equivalent (see placement test).
Tuition fee: QAR 1280

French for Travelers

Are you planning to spend your holidays in a French-speaking country but you do not speak a word of French? Do you want to be able to speak enough to be able to travel? Knowing and mastering a significant bit of French could make your trip even more enjoyable; isn’t it pleasant to feel closer to the way French people live? Then, this is the right course for you.
This is a specialized short course for the true beginner who wishes to handle travelling situations and everyday life interactions. After taking this course you will be able to go to travel agencies, airports, tourist information offices, hotels, pharmacies and ask about locations in a new city. You will make phone bookings, order in restaurants, buy in shops, etc. You will learn some useful phrases to know before travelling. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; you will use games, role plays and authentic materials to engage in conversations in semi-authentic situations.

Prerequisites: None. This class is best suited to students who have not previously studied French.
Tuition fee: QAR 760
Course duration: Saturday 30 April – Saturday 7 May – Saturday 14 May – Saturday 21 May - 12 hours

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 specialized 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: Saturday 30 April – Saturday 7 May – Saturday 14 May – Saturday 21 May - 8 hours

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