For Adults

We love French stories

We offer classes in literature, travel, cinema, conversation at all levels.

Tuition is $280,
 the Fall 2021 classes are currently in session. A current membership is required to take a class and will be added to your registration at check out. Winter 2022 course information will be published just after Thanksgiving, and registration will begin then.

The Adult Winter 2022 session will start on January 10th. Some of our classes will remains online via Zoom and Google Classroom, others will be on site.

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Code: CART-CRT-ALL-10SatFall5PronClaire
5 Pronunciation Workshops
Fall 2021
5 Saturdays, 10am-12noon, Oct 23, Nov 6 & 20, Dec 4 & 18
Suggested Level A2+ and higher
Have you always wondered about French pronunciation? Are there still some aspects that elude you? Come and join the pronunciation workshops. You will learn about the rhythm and intonation of the French language, about the most common pronunciation mistakes students make, and you will finally train your pronunciation through a series of dialogues.

1. Saturday, October 23, from 10am to 12pm
Rhythm and Intonation: “Égalité syllabique et groupe rythmique”Pronunciation: “Articulation du français”

2. Saturday, November 6, from 10am to 12pm
Pronunciation: How and when to pronounce final consonant letters Vowels: [i], [u], [y], (cil, bouge, mûre)

3. Saturday, November 20, from 10am to 12pm
Rhythm and Intonation: “Les enchaînements”
Pronunciation: Vowels: [ə], [e], [ε] (chemise, bébé, frère)
“Le e muet” – “la chute du e”

4. Saturday, December 4, from 10am to 12pm
Rhythm and Intonation: “La liaison”
Pronunciation: Consonants [l] and [r] (lu, rue)

5. Saturday, December 18, from 10am to 12pm
Rhythm and Intonation: Conclusion
Pronunciation: Vowels: [ø], [œ] (veux, sœur)
Vowels: [o], [ɔ], (dos, pomme)

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Program adults classes 2022

Fall 2021
October 4 - December 19, 2021
Early Bird Deadline: September 13
No classes November 22-28 (Thanksgiving break)

Winter Break - No Classes December 20- January 9, 2022

Winter 2022
January 10 - March 21, 2022
Early Bird Deadline: December 20
No classes February 21 President's Day

Spring Break - No classes March 21 - April 3, 2022

Spring 2022
April 4 - June 13, 2022
Early Bird Deadline: March 13
No classes May 30 Memorial Day 

Summer Break - No Classes June 13 - July 10, 2022

Summer 2022
July 11 - September 19, 2022
Early Bird Deadline: June 20
No classes September 5 Labor Day

Fall Break - No classes September 20 - October 2, 2022

Fall 2022
October 3 - December 17, 2022
Early Bird Deadline: September 12
No classes November 21-27 (Thanksgiving break)


Contact us

Adress: 2420 N Street, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: (916) 453-1723
Office hours: Monday-Thursday: 12pm-7pm, Friday: Closed

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