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French ~ Evening and Day

Reminder: Advanced registration and payment is required.

Follow up classes to the ones below will start in 2019.

French 1: Beginner, Part 1 ~ Evening

This course is for the complete beginner in French.
To be scheduled in a future semester. Please phone (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for information.

French 1: Beginner, Part 2 continued ~ Evening
This course is for people who either took Beginner, Part 2 last Spring or have or have prior exposure to French. It would be difficult for a brand new French student. Emphasizes travel vocabulary (including ordering meals and wine in French restaurants) and basic communication; attention will also be given to basic grammar and pronunciation. Please bring the text, Communication Progressive du Francais, Niveau Debutant, 2eme edition, to class. It includes a CD for oral comprehension and pronunciation practice. Additionally, a $5 materials fee will be collected by the instructor at the first class.
Instructor information to follow. Instructor Francoise Lampe is a native of France and returns to her homeland frequently. She has taught many French classes to adults.

6 Sessions $ 108 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 87) + $mtls.
Tue., 9/25; 10/2, 9; 12/4,11 & 18;
from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Veteran's Park School

French: Intermediate ~ Evening
This is a continuation of French: Advanced Beginner from the Spring 2018 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 Anne Marcus began speaking French in high school, continuing her study of the language throughout college and taking advantage of a junior year abroad program to attend the French speaking Universite de Poitiers.  One of the oldest universities of Europe, it was founded in 1431 and chartered by King Charles VII.  Famous attendees include Rabelais, Balzac, Descartes and others. After attending the university for her junior year, Anne was asked to teach a literature class, while assuming also responsibilities for onboarding new exchange students. After that she worked on a farm in Bordeaux, returning later that year to school in the states and graduating with a double degree in French and journalism. Anne continues to indulge her love of France and the French language, and recently returned from a trip to Paris and Versailles. 

Students should bring the text, Learn French Stories for Beginners With AUDIO c. 2016 by Fréderic Bibard (TalkinFrench.com) to class. This book is available on Amazon or at https://store.talkinfrench.com

7 Sessions $ 129 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 103) + $mtls.
Mon.,10/15, 22, 29; 11/5, 19, 26 & 12/3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School

French Advanced ~ Day
class is for students who have had at least 3 years (or the equivalent) of high school French.  The emphasis is on being able to converse with relative ease in French on any number of topics.  Readings will include French short stories and current articles in French from publications such as “Le Figaro.”   Materials will be provided by the instructor for a $10 fee. 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.

6 Sessions $ 108 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 87) + $mtls.
Wed., 9/26; 10/3, 10, 17, 24 & 11/7 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.; 
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change