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French ~ Evening and Day


French 1: Beginner, Part 1 ~ Day
Beginner French Part 1 is for the beginner in French. The course emphasizes building a basic travel vocabulary for adventurous first-time French speakers, whether you’re traveling to Paris or Québec or merely ordering (avec de la confiance!) your favorite French wines and dishes at La Grenouille. Coursework stresses comprehension, communication, pronunciation, and basic grammar. Instructor Alyson Piro, a native of Montréal, Québec, holds a BA in French and German and studied at the Université de Rennes in Normandy, France, and the Universität Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany. Ms. Piro earned an MA in Linguistics from New York University.

A fee of $10 for handouts is payable to the instructor at the first class. For extra reinforcement, students might want to purchase the optional Grammaire Progressive du Français, Niveau débutant by Maia Grégoire, 2nd edition with 440 exercises (with CD). Published by CLE International.

8 Sessions $ 135 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 109) + $mtls.
Wed., 2/17, 24; 3/2, 16, 30; 4/6, 13 & 27 from 12 noon to 1:25 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school) NOTE: New Dates


French 1: Beginner, Part 3 ~ Evening
This is a continuation of French Beginner Part 2 from the Fall 2015 session. However, any interested student with a year or two of high school French will feel comfortable in the class. Students will build on the basic framework of French grammar and pronunciation while becoming more at ease communicating in French. Special emphasis will be given to travel vocabulary. Instructor Alyson Piro, a native of Montréal, Québec, holds a BA in French and German and studied at the Université de Rennes in Normandy, France, and the Universität Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany. Ms. Piro earned an MA in Linguistics from New York University.

A fee of $10 for handouts is payable to the instructor at the first class. For extra reinforcement, students might want to purchase the optional Grammaire Progressive du Français, Niveau débutant by Maia Grégoire, 2nd edition with 440 exercises (with CD). Published by CLE International.

7 Sessions $ 123 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 99) + $mtls.
Mon., 2/1, 22, 29; 3/14, 21 & 4/4 from 6:00 to 7:25 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School
A snow date for 2/8 will be added; probably March 7.

6 Sessions $ 107 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 86) + $mtls.
Mon., 4/11, 25; 5/2, 9, 16 & 23 from 6:00 to 7:25 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School


French 2: Intermediate ~ Evening
This course is a continuation is a continuation of Intermediate French 1 from the Fall 2015 session. However, students who can carry on basic conversations in French, including using the “passé composé,” will feel comfortable in the class. Instructor Alyson Piro, a native of Montréal, Québec, holds a BA in French and German and studied at the Université de Rennes in Normandy, France, and the Universität Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany. Ms. Piro earned an MA in Linguistics from New York University.

A $10 handouts fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. For extra reinforcement, students might want to purchase the optional Vite et Bien, Méthode RAPIDE pour Adultes, 2nd edition by Claire Miguel, published by CLE International 2009.
7 Sessions $ 123 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 99) + $mtls.
Mon., 2/1, 22, 29; 3/14, 21 & 4/4 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School
A snow date for 2/8 will be added; probably March 7.

6 Sessions $ 107 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 86) + $mtls.
Mon., 4/11, 25; 5/2, 9, 16 & 23 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School



French 3: Advanced ~ Day
This class is for those students who have had at least 3 years (or the equivalent) of high school French. The course emphasizes conversation and current events. Select readings include an abridged version of the Maigret detective novels by Georges Simenon. Instructor Alyson Piro, a native of Montréal, Québec, holds a BA in French and German and studied at the Université de Rennes in Normandy, France, and the Universität Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany. Ms. Piro earned an MA in Linguistics from New York University.

A fee of $10 for handouts is payable to the instructor at the first class. For extra reinforcement, students might want to purchase the optional Communication Progressive du Français, Niveau intermédiaire, 2nd edition by Claire Miguel, published by CLE International 2009.


7 Sessions $ 123 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 99) + $mtls.
Wed., 2/3, 17, 24; 3/2, 9, 16 & 30 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)
March 9 is the make up for Feb. 10.

7 Sessions $ 123 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 99) + $mtls.
Wed., 4/6, 13, 27; 5/4, 11, 18, 25 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)



French 1: Beginners Part 1 ~ Evening
Whether you want to travel to Paris or Québec, or merely pronounce (with authority!) the names of your favorite French wines and dishes, this course is for you. The emphasis will be on comprehension and communication, basic grammar, and on mastering that notoriously difficult French pronunciation (there are some easy tricks to it!).
To be scheduled Spring 2016. Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for information.