FRENCH FOR VISITING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Visiting Spokane for a year? The following courses will teach you a entire year of French by a native speaker from the South of France.  They also include optional local field trips (for additional cost) to enable you to discover the local interests while speaking French (cost and themes to be defined).

    FIRST YEAR FRENCH

    Composed of 4 sessions-1 session = 6 weeks (18 hrs per session)


      FOR EACH SESSION

    • 3 hrs/week
    • After-school T-Th 3:30 to 5 pm  OR Saturdays 9-12 pm
    • Price per session:$216 per student (=$12/hour) for group classes; $324 per student  (=$18/hour) for private classes (one student)
    • Total price for the year:$864 per student for group classes; $1,296 per student  (=$18/hour) for private classes (one student)

    • SECOND YEAR FRENCH

      Composed of 4 sessions-1 session = 6 weeks (18 hrs per session)  


        FOR EACH SESSION

      • 3 hrs/week
      • After-school M-W 3:30 to 5 pm  OR Saturdays 1-4 pm
      • Price per session:$216 per student (=$12/hour) for group classes; $324 per student  (=$18/hour) for private classes (one student)
      • Total price for the year:$864 per student for group classes; $1,296 per student  (=$18/hour) for private classes (one student)

      Schedules are tailored to accommodate school related extra-curricular sports generally practiced by the students the year of their visit  to Spokane (i.e volleyball etc.). They are subject to change from one year to another in order to fit the schedules of the international students wanting to learn French.
      Classes start on the week of September 10th, 2017. Detailed 2017-2018 calendar to be announced.


      100 LEVEL FRENCH-COURSE CONTENTS

100 level French will focus on teaching essential aspects of French phonetics, grammar and culture to enable the students to converse and write in French at the beginner level. Emphasis will be put on aspects of the language that will enable the students to progress faster and feel more independent in their future learning. By the end of the year the students will be able to use the most commonly used past, present and future tenses and moods in French. They will be able to “simply” speak about themselves and their family and friends as well as everyday life topics like school, community life, social practices and current events.

  1. French-100-Introductory French-This course is for total beginners in French. It will cover the rudiment of French phonetics, grammar and current social practices.
  2. French-101-Beginning French-This course is for students who have completed French 100. It will cover essential aspects of the French grammar and phonetics as well as the imperative mood, present and future tenses.
  3. French-102-Advanced Beginning French-This course is for students who have completed French 101. It will cover essential aspects of the French grammar and phonetics as well as the past tenses and conditional mood.
  4. French-103Proficiency in First year French-This course is for students who have completed French 102. It will focus on reviewing and further applying the contents of 101 and 102 in simple yet more detailed oral and written exercises and will introduce aspects of year 2 in French.

  5. 200 LEVEL FRENCH-COURSE CONTENTS

This second year will focus on teaching essential but more advanced aspects of French phonetics, grammar and culture to enable the students to converse and write in French at the intermediate level. Emphasis will be put on aspects of the language that will enable the students to progress faster and feel more independent in their future learning. By the end of the year the students will be able to proficiently use and understand the most commonly used past, present and future tenses and moods in French. They will be able to converse more extensively about themselves and their family and friends as well as everyday life topics like school, community life, social practices and current events with a greater variety of vocabulary words.

  1. French-200-Introductory French-This course is for advanced beginner students getting ready for the intermediate level in French. It will be an in-depth review of grammar, phonetics and cultural aspects of the first year.
  2. French-201-Beginning-intermediate French-This course is for students who have completed French 200. It will cover useful but more advanced aspects of French grammar, phonetics and culture as well as use of present and future tenses in French and will introduce the form and common uses of subjunctive mood. Aspects of first year French will be practiced in written and oral exercises towards their proficient and efficient use while demonstrating deeper cultural understanding.
  3. French-202-Advanced -intermediate French-This course is for students who have completed French 201. It will continue to cover useful but more advanced aspects of French grammar, phonetics and culture as well as the use of past tenses, and conditional and past subjunctive moods. Once again, students will learn to efficiently use aspects previously introduced in a variety of written and oral exercises to demonstrate increased proficiency and cultural insight.
  4. French-203-Proficiency in Second year French-This course is for students who have completed French 202. It will focus on reviewing and further applying the contents of 201 and 202 in more challenging oral and written exercises and will introduce aspects of 300 level French.

  5. METHODOLOGY AND MATERIAL

In both courses, phonetics, grammar and culture will be taught in relation to the global use of the language the speakers will be likely to make. Therefore they will be put in perspective of currents events in the Francophone community and worldwide. The method used will be a mix of structural and communicative approaches teaching the students the use of apprehending the language in order to rapidly gain autonomy in writing, speaking and listening. Emphasis will be put on the importance of building a strong lexicon in French throughout the entire study of the language and on methods to record and learn new vocabulary words. A syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class to detail the course contents and expectations.

The courses will use a variety of authentic material and texts used in schools in France as well as a rich variety of sources from the Internet. Students will be required to have the following :