Group Classes at Menlo Park
Session schedules (These dates may change. Please check before registering):
- Winter 2017: January 9th – March 23th
- Spring 2017: April 3rd – June 15th
- Summer 2017: June 26th – September 7th
- Fall 2017: September 18th – December 7th
All students will progress through dialogue recorded by native speakers as well as a great variety of documents used to provide authentic French immersion. The students’ pronunciation and speaking will be practiced in each class.
Native and fluent French speakers will practice reading, comprehension, and speaking all while developing their knowledge of French culture. With ateliers taught in French, they will discover or review French literature, history, and society.
The Beginner French program helps to build a solid foundation in French through immersion. It is a set of classes which use a comprehensive approach to teaching students the basic skills to interact in French. The program gradually introduces students to the familiar everyday expressions, syntax, and vocabulary used to satisfy practical needs.
The Intermediate French program reinforces both communication and written skills. It is a set of classes which use a comprehensive approach to teaching students the skills to interact in French on a more familiar and personal level. The program gradually introduces students to the syntax and vocabulary used to describe one’s environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
The Advanced French program gives the keys to perfect one’s knowledge of French grammar and practice both oral and written skills through socio-cultural themes. It is a set of classes which use a comprehensive approach teaching students the skills to interact in French on familiar matters regularly encountered in school, work, or leisure. The program gradually introduces students to the syntax and vocabulary used to describe experiences and events as well as hopes and ambitions.
The Ateliers French program is a set of cultural workshops taught in French. Students get the skills to understand the mains ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics. The program gradually introduces students to the syntax and vocabulary used to produce clear and detailed expression on a wide range of subjects. This winter we offer “Triumph of the French Republic in the 19th century” and “Germinal by Emile Zola”, and this spring “Treasures in Provence”.
During the summer session, conversational classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels are offered as an opportunity to practice and solidify the French learned during the more traditional classes.
Also, for the first time, we offer an intensive summer session of revisions classes which use BYU (Brigham Young University) online material as textbooks. These classes cover the first and second years of High School French. They are no credit classes.
Our group classes are intentionally small (4 to 12) in order to maximize the communication and offer a more dynamic learning environment. They are held once a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 8:40 pm, or 8:50 pm at the Menlo Park center: 585 Glenwood Ave, Menlo Park (Language Pacifica building). Contact us
If you already know some French, you may register for these classes at any time. If you are not sure about your level, you can take our free placement to find out which class is right for you. We will then notify you by email to help you enroll in the appropriate class online. In addition, the instructor will gauge your level during the first week and make a suggestion should another class be more suitable.
You are welcome to try one or two different classes ($30.00 each time).