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French ~ Evening and Day


French 1: Beginner, Part 1 ~ Day & Evening
This course is for the beginner or almost-beginner in French. The emphasis will be on travel vocabulary (including ordering meals and wine in French restaurants) and basic communication; attention will also be given to basic grammar and pronunciation. 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.

9 Sessions $ 162 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 130) + $mtls.
Tue.,9/27; 10/4, 18, 25; 11/1, 15, 22, 29 & 12/6 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School

9 Sessions $ 162 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 130) + $mtls.
Wed.,9/28; 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30 & 12/7 from 12 noon to 1:25 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)


French 1: Beginner, Part 4 ~ Evening
This is a continuation of French Beginner, Part 3 from the Spring 2016 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.


8 Sessions $ 144 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 115) + $mtls.
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28; 12/5 & 12 from 6:00 to 7:25 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School



French Intermediate ~ Evening
This course is for students who have a solid foundation in French and want to hone their skills. We will focus on conversation and current events and aim to feel completely at ease when speaking French. 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.


8 Sessions $ 144 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 115) + $mtls.
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28; 12/5 & 12 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School



French 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.


9 Sessions $ 162 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 130) + $mtls.
Wed., 9/28; 10/5, 19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16, 30 & 12/7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)