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French ~ Evening and Day

Reminder: Advanced registration and payment is required.

French 1: Beginner, Part 1 ~ Day & Evening
This course is for the complete 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 $5 for handouts is payable to the instructor at the first class. The text, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic French by Elaine Kurbegov (2011) McGraw-Hill: ISBN 978-0-07-163469-4 is included with the tuition.

Please call (203 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for Fall 2017 dates.


French 1: Beginner, Part 2 ~ Day and Evening
This course is for people who took Beginner, Part 1 in Fall 2016 and anyone who has had some exposure to French, even a little bit. It would be difficult for a brand new French student. 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 $5 for handouts is payable to the instructor at the first class. Newcomers should bring the text, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic French by Elaine Kurbegov (2011) McGraw-Hill: ISBN 978-0-07-163469-4 to class.

Please call (203 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for Fall 2017 dates.


French: Advanced Beginner ~ Evening
This is a continuation of French Beginner, Part 4 from the Fall 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.

A fee of $5 for handouts is payable to the instructor at the first class. Newcomers should bring the text, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic French by Elaine Kurbegov (2011) McGraw-Hill: ISBN 978-0-07-163469-4 to class.

6 Sessions $ 110 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 89) + $mtls.
Mon., 4/24; 5/1, 8, 15, 22 & 6/5 from 6:00 to 7:30 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 $5 for handouts is payable to the instructor at the first class. Students should bring the text, Praxtice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar, Premium 3rd Edition by Annie Heminway (2016) McGraw-Hill: ISBN 978-1-259-64237-1 to class.

7 Sessions $ 127 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 102) + $mtls.
Wed., 4/19, 26; 5/3, 10, 17, 31; 6/7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Venus Building (old high school)
NOTE: No class 5/24; course pricing has been adjusted.