French à la carte

MORE WORKSHOPS FOR 2021

French à la carte offers not only short classes but the opportunity for fun activities like yoga or French cooking. Craving for a little bit of history or culture? Grammar or Literature? Great conversation à la française? Discover what French à la carte has for you!
Check regularly as we add new activities and classes.

AU PROGRAMME

Pronunciation Workshops

5 Saturdays, 10am > 12pm

April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, and June 5, 2021

Instructor: Claire

Have you always wondered about French pronunciation? Are there still some aspects that elude you?

In this 5 session workshop, you will learn about the expression of emotions: enthusiasm, anger, surprise, indignation, satisfaction, and more.

 You will also become familiar with the most common pronunciation mistakes students do, and you will improve your pronunciation through a series of practical dialogues.

We will meet every other Saturday, from 10am to 12pm, on April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, and June 5.

  1. Saturday, April 10, from 10am to 12pm

Rhythm and Intonation:
Expression of enthusiasm
Expression of satisfaction

Pronunciation: 
Most common pronunciation mistakes
Practical dialogs

  1. Saturday, April 24, from 10am to 12pm

Rhythm and Intonation:
Expression of anger

Pronunciation: 
Most common pronunciation mistakes
Practical dialogs

  1. Saturday, May 8, from 10am to 12pm

Rhythm and Intonation:
Expression of insistence 
Expression of detachment

Pronunciation: 
Most common pronunciation mistakes
Practical dialogs

  1. Saturday, May 22, from 10am to 12pm

Rhythm and Intonation:
Expression of indignation

Pronunciation: 
Most common pronunciation mistakes
Practical dialogs

  1. Saturday, June 5, from 10am to 12pm

Rhythm and Intonation:
Expression of surprise 
Expression of astonishment

Pronunciation: 
Most common pronunciation mistakes
Practical dialogs

Open to students with Level A2+ and higher
Series of 5 
$175

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Manières de table : scènes de repas dans le cinéma français

Every other Wednesday 2:30pm > 4:00pm

April 7 - June 2, 2021

Instructor: Camilo

With its rules of etiquette, its pacing, its customs and traditions, the meal is as much a social ritual as a culinary practice. Through a selection of short clips drawn from contemporary French films, this conversation series will explore the nuances of French dining culture and what the way we eat says about us. Come and join us for an opportunity to improve your French, discover some great French movies and chat about food.

Discussion will be based on in-class viewing of short clips and reading of transcribed dialogues, so no advance preparation is required to participate. Clips and transcriptions along with discussion questions will be posted in advance on the course page for those who wish to familiarize themselves ahead of time.

A course designed for foodies, cinephiles and all those interested in watching and discussing French films in their original language. All clips and readings will be provided in class and via course page.

Open to students with C1+ level of French or higher.

Series every other Wednesday 2:30pm-4:00pm
5 weeks April 7, 21, May 5, 19 and June 2

Wednesday, April 7; 2:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesday, April 21; 2:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesday, May 5; 2:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesday, May 19; 2:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesday, June 2; 2:30pm-4:00pm

$160

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Discover the rhythm and musicality of French with Jean de la Fontaine 

Thursdays, 5pm > 7pm

April 29 - May 27, 2021

Instructor: Megan

Deceptively simple, captivatingly complex, the fables of Jean de la Fontaine constitute a profound meditation on the nature of power and powerlessness. They also provide excellent case studies for studying and practicing the prosody of French—that is, the qualities of rhythm and intonation that make French sound the way it sounds. 

By taking this workshop, you’ll improve your listening comprehension, pronunciation, and ability to capture nuance and ambiguity in French.

Open to students with Level A2+ and higher
Series of 5 
$175

REGISTER HERE!

More to come!

Stay tuned for new activities.

More to come!

Stay tuned for new activities.