French Language Courses in Spring 2019

French Language Courses in Spring 2019

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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: 9 December 2018 till 9 January 2019
Days: Sunday till Thursday
Time:
From 9 December till 31 December from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm
From 1 till 9 January from 10:00 am till 6.00 pm

 

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So, maybe you plan to travel to Europe this year, maybe to the heart of Europe, and visit Paris, the City of Light, discover or enjoy the French Alps while 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, Strasbourg, Menton via Monaco… And for all those reasons, and probably many more, you could use some knowledge and skills in French language and culture.

Our Spring program is geared towards honing your French skills whatever your level may be.

This Spring, we offer courses at 8 proficiency levels, morning and evening times, during the week and on Saturdays.

Please note that our Beginner courses are offered in two formats. The focus and the length of the courses vary but the objectives remain the same:

  • Format 1: Regular: 40 hours over 11 weeks of academic French tackling all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking with textbooks.
  • Format 2: Intensive: Fast-track: 40 hours over 6 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. However, relevant material is provided by the program.

This Spring, we also offer an exciting fun and free workshop “Learn French Through songs! We will also highlight students’ accomplishments during aFrench Celebration as part of International French Speakers Day in March 2019. Join us for loads of fun and French experiences.

 

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Fast-track French Beginner 1

Let's start with the basics.

You don’t speak French yet and you are you planning to visit a French speaking country? Do you want to be able to speak enough French to travel and mingle with French speakers? If you are not able to commit to a long-term class, then this is the right course for you. Join our new fast-paced course format, 40 hours in 6 weeks. The pace of 2.5 hours class allows for more interactions; focus on listening and speaking skills in real life situations using current French support material instead of a specific 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 materials.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of French is expected.

Course duration: 13 January –  26 February 2019(6 Weeks), 40 hours
Section 1: Sunday and Tuesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm & Monday 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm

Tuition fee including material: QAR 3,000
Textbook: No textbook is used for this course. The instructor brings relevant created and authentic materials to class.

 

French Regular Courses (40 hours)

Course details:
Course duration: 13 January – 3 April 2019 (12 Weeks)
Tuition fee: QAR 2,900
Textbook fee: QAR 170

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 French yet? Do you want to be able to speak basic French or listen to French speakers and understand them? 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.

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:40 am
Section 2: Sundays & Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:40 pm
Section 3: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:40 pm
Section 4: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:40 pm

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.

French Beginner 2

Have you studied French in the past and forgotten it? Do you have some basics and wish to learn more and practice it? 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 prior knowledge 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. 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 French language usage in context and engage in a wider range of conversations and situations. The class is conducted in French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and helps students built confidence.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed French Beginner 1 or equivalent.

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:40 am
Section 2: Sundays & Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:40 pm
Section 3: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:40 pm

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.

French Pre-Intermediate 1

Have you taken a French course and want to continue learning and practicing what you have learned? Would you like to brush up on your language skills before visiting any French-speaking country? Then the Pre-intermediate 1 course is the right course for you! Join our course format, 40 hours in 12 weeks. You will focus on the listening and speaking skills using various support documents and a textbook.

In this course, you will learn the French language more in depth and you will expand your repertoire of expression to move towards fluency. You will acquire sufficient linguistic skills to understand and use daily expressions of the French-speaking world. After taking this course you will be able to talk about past and future events, expand your likes and dislikes, start giving your opinion and interact on a basic level with native speakers.

The class is conducted in French, in a relaxed and pleasant 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 situations.

Prerequisites: This class is best suited for students who have completed French Beginner 2 or equivalent.

Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 10:40 am * Cancelled 
Section 2: Sundays & Tuesdays, 5:00 pm - 6:40 pm

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.

French Pre-Intermediate 2

Do you have some knowledge of French but cannot always find the right words to express yourself in everyday situations or in more complex conversations with natives? Do you want to practice your French and enrich it? Are you self-conscious about your accent? If so, this is the right course for you. Join our Pre-Intermediate2 course, 40 hours in 12 weeks. 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 smooth manner in a variety of situations. After taking this course you will have acquired linguistic skills 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.

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

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.

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 expand 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.

Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:40 am
Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:40 pm

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.

French Intermediate 2

Do you speak French well? Do you want to polish it and build upon it? Are you interested in culture, current events in France and the Francophone world?

This course is designed to enhance your oral and written communication skills and your understanding of everyday French. This class emphasizes everyday topics and communication with native speakers. At this level you will 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. 

Section 1: Monday & Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:40 pm * Cancelled 

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.

French Upper-Intermediate 1

You are getting there, fluency is around the corner!

This course provides you with the language skills that allow you to express yourself in French in everyday situations as well as in other life circumstances that do not require very specific usage of the language. You learn how to discuss 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 learning languages, media and press commenting also on the news, human migrations, mobility and travels, cities and living spaces. By the end of this course, you will have an easier time 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.

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

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 Courses

Course details:
Course duration: 12 January – 23 March 2019(12 Weeks), 20 hours
Tuition fee: QAR 1600
Textbook: No textbook is used during this course. The instructor uses relevant and authentic materials in class.

French for Travelers 1

Are you planning to spend your holidays in a French-speaking country but you do not speak French yet? Do you want to be able to speak enough to be able to travel independently? Knowing and mastering a significant bit of French will make your trip even more enjoyable. This is the right course for you.

This is a topic specific 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 traveling. 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.

Section 1: Saturdays, 11:00 am - 12:40 pm

French for Travelers 2

Did you take French for travelers 1 in the 2018 Fall session and you would like to continue with us in the same format? Have you studied French in the past and forgotten it? Do you have some basics and wish to learn and practice more? Would you like to brush up on your French in preparation for a trip to France or another French-speaking country? Do you want be able to travel independently? Knowing and mastering a significant bit of French will make your trip even more enjoyable. This is the right course for you. This course focuses on listening and speaking skills in real life 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 so on. In this course, you gain more confidence to use and explore the language and build on your prior knowledge. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; you will use games, role-play and authentic materials to engage in conversations within the traveling context.

Prerequisites: French for travelers 1 /20 contact hours in French language or equivalent.

Section 1: Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:40 am

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