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French ~ Evening and Day

Reminder: Advanced registration and payment is required.

French 1: Beginner, Part 1 ~ 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 $10 materials fee will be collected by the instructor at the first class.

5 Sessions $ 90 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 72) + $mtls.
Tue., 9/26; 10/3, 10, 17, 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School (No class 10/31)


French 1: Beginner, Part 2 ~ Day
This course is for people who either took Beginner, Part 1 or 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 $10 materials fee will be collected by the instructor at the first class.

6 Sessions $ 108 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 87) + $mtls.

Wed., 9/27; 10/4, 11, 18, 25 & 11/1
from 12 noon to 1:25 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)

5 Sessions
$ 90 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 72) + $mtls.
Wed., 11/8, 15, 29; 12/6 & 14 from 12 noon to 1:25 p.m.;
Venus Building (old high school)

11 Sessions $ 192 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 154) + $mtls.
Wed., 9/27; 10/4, 11, 18, 25; 11/1,
8, 15, 29; 12/6 & 13 from 12 noon to 1:25 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)



French: Advanced Beginner ~ Evening
This is a continuation of French: Advanced Beginner from the Spring 2017 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 $10 materials fee will be collected by the instructor at the first class. 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

10 Sessions $ 173 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 139) + Mtls.
Mon., 9/25; 10/2, 16, 23; 11/6, 13, 20, 27; 12/4 & 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School
NOTE: 12/11 is added as a make up date for the 10/30 weather date.


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. The class will cover the Georges Simenon detective novel, "Les scruples de Maigret" (unabridged). Class members are welcome to contact the instructor to obtain a copy of the book ahead of time.
A $10-11 (estimated) text fee will be collected by the instructor at the first 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. Students should bring the text, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar, Premium 3rd Edition by Annie Heminway (2016) McGraw-Hill: ISBN 978-1-259-64237-1 to class.

11 Sessions $ 192 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 154) + $mtls.
Wed., 9/27; 10/4, 11, 18, 25; 11/1,
8, 15, 29; 12/6 & 13 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)