New Classes in January!

We are excited to introduce FIVE new adult French classes starting in January (Session 1):

  • Two Complete Beginners classes
  • Débats
  • L'Histoire de la France à travers les chansons
  • Le Français d'affaires

A minimum of 4 students is needed to hold each class, so please register soon! To enroll, contact our Education Director, Karla Beck, at learnfrench@alliancestl.org or call us at 314-432-0734.

Complete Beginners

Start your journey here. This is a class for complete beginners of French. You will begin to understand and use familiar everyday expressions, learn how to introduce yourself and others and ask/answer questions about personal details, and interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.

We are opening up two new complete beginners classes:

When: Tuesdays, from 6pm - 8pm
Payment: $150 for 6-week session + textbook (and membership)
Start date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Teacher: Karla Beck

When: Tuesdays, from 9:30am - 11:30am
Payment: $150 for 6-week session + textbooks (and membership)
Start date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Teacher: Solange Bwile


Débats

The objective: to encourage our students to practice French and become more fluent (or to remain so, even at upper levels). To learn a language and to reach a higher level, practice is needed. Recommended level of B1 or higher.

This course will help you:

  1. Think directly and quickly in French; then,
  2. Say it-- express your deep thinking and convictions in French.

When: Saturdays, from 10 am to noon
Payment: $180 for a 6-week session; no textbook required
Start date: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Teacher: Simon Mutombo


Le Français d'affaires

Our French course for professionals is designed for any adult who wants to learn French. You may be motivated to learn French for a job, for your studies, or for personal enrichment. Not only will this course improve your language skills, you will also get the chance to learn specialized French vocabulary. According to your needs, a variety of topics will be covered such as: email, telephone, interview, presentation skills. Recommended level of A2 or higher.

When: Mondays, from 6pm to 8pm
Payment: $150 for a 5-week session
Start date: Monday, January 8, 2018
Teacher: Marc Esposito


L'Histoire de la France à travers les chansons

Si l’on veut connaître les Français, il faut étudier leurs chansons au même titre que leurs monuments, leurs outils et leurs livres. Car on y découvre la trace de  leurs sentiments, leurs émotions, leurs pulsions. Les chansons ont formé les peuples, à toutes les époques. Elles sont à la fois reflet des temps présents et témoin de l’histoire. Alors, venez avec moi ! Je vous guiderai dans un parcours musical riche et varié : des chansons composées par les trouvères médiévaux à celles qui ont animé la jeunesse de mai 1968 en passant par la Carmagnole qui amena Louis XVI à l’échafaud et par celles qui ont donné son souffle à la résistance, la route sera chronologique et vous repartirez avec plein d’airs en tête ! Recommended level of B2 and up.

When: Mondays, from 7pm to 9pm
Payment: $150 for a 5-week session
Start date: Monday, January 8, 2018
Teacher: Frédérique