Broaden your horizon - learn or improve your French

Beginners

Whether your current level is – absolute beginner, highly proficient, or anywhere in between – our team of teachers is ready to help you reach your goals:
  1.  You want to start learning a new language...
  2.  You have previously studied French and wish to continue...
  3. You are planning a trip to France or to a French speaking country...
  4.  The job you are looking for requires that you speak French...
  5.  You are a professional who uses French on a daily basis and need or desire to improve your mastery...
  6.  You are bilingual and wish to practice and enrich your second language...
Come and join us for French classes or tutoring!

Classes for adults are planned to suit your busy schedule, Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, and will be scheduled according to the availabilities of both students and teachers.

Classes are held in private, semi-private or small groups (4 to 8 students). The class duration is typically 1.5 hours for private and semi-private lessons, and 2 hours for small groups.

Our sessions start throughout the year according to the number of registered students and offer an optimal flexibility to maximize learning opportunities.

At AFGO, we use French or bilingual manuals, specific learning tools especially conceived by our French teachers, as well as other material such as books, newspapers, movies, CDs, computer based resources, and music.

We focus on your individual level, ranging from beginner to advanced.

There will be no assessment test for complete beginners. For advanced students, an informal oral assessment via telephone, along with a written test of 1.5 hours during the first lesson of a starting class will allow us to find the best group according to your current level and learning objectives.

Options for Complete Beginners:

Both courses are based on one book: "French made simple", and on various online resources.

For Advanced Beginners:
  • Extensive courses : by sessions of 12 hours ( 6 weeks).
  • Intensive courses :  by sessions of 30 hours (10 weeks).

The level starts by going through one book, "Version Originale A2", and then through reading, translating and discussing in French the French Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, Mme d'Aulnoy, and Mme Le Prince de Beaumont (Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, and so many more...) This part of the program also includes watching and studying French movies that were created from these fairy tales (Donkey Skin, Beauty and the Beast, etc).

For B1 Intermediates;
  • Extensive courses : by sessions of 12 hours ( 6 weeks).
  • Intensive courses :  by sessions of 30 hours (10 weeks).

"Version Originale B1" as a starter, and then a discovery of the "Theater of the absurd": reading, translating, discussing, and then interpreting the plays of Eugène Ionesco ("La Cantatrice Chauve""La Leçon", "Rhinocéros".)

 For B2 Intermediates:
  • Extensive courses : by sessions of 12 hours ( 6 weeks).
  • Intensive courses :  by sessions of 30 hours (10 weeks).

Initiation to modern French Literature with the reading and translation of Anna Gavalda's short stories, as well as novels by other contemporary writers that will be chosen by the students, according to their personal centers of interest, with the agreement of their teacher. In addition, the level focuses on modern French series like "Le Bazar de la Charité" and the study of press articles and essays by historians. 

For Advanced Students C1 and C2:

Adapted lessons, created for you by our teachers, according to your specific needs: practice your oral skills; enhance your vocabulary; master grammatical pitfalls; translate complex or technical writing from English to French and French to English; write essays, professional letters, short stories, poems; study French literature; upgrade your knowledge of the French culture...

These advanced levels are especially centered on the 19th and the 20th centuries (Guy de Maupassant, Emile Zola, Balzac, Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Giraudoux, etc).

Culture and Conversation:

For advanced students only. Discussions held in small group,  essentially around French and European oriented cultural topics, on Friday evenings. An excellent way to utilize your current knowledge as well as to improve your vocabulary, grammar and culture in the language we all love!

For all adult students: Discover France and its Culture:

You want to learn more about France, its History, its Arts, its Culture, its Traditions... Prepare yourself for an amazing journey through centuries, visiting French cities, regions, gardens, menageries, world fairs... Learn about the genesis of modern techniques, avionic, automobile... Follow the paths of great scientists, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie... Share the daily life of kings in Versailles, enjoy the cuisine they used to savor, and the beauty of the French art of the table...  Use all of your senses, admire the art of painters, the skill of sculptors like Bartholdi, discover the history of perfumes... Enter the intimacy of French national figures: Joanne of Arc, Marie-Antoinette... Take part of the lavish existence of our kings' favorites...  We have so many enthralling stories to share with you.
Each online conference lasts one hour. The program takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, Fridays in English, Saturdays in French.

To join one of our classes and start an amazing journey, contact us

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR AFGO STUDENTS

All our students enjoy similar benefits as AFGO Association Members and are encouraged to participate in our cultural activities (picnics movie nights, crêpe party, celebrations, etc.).  In addition, our students may borrow French classical and modern literature books from our Library!

 

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