This course targets students with basic knowledge of French. It is the base for the future leves in French proficiency. During the course, student will learn, among other topics, how to use familiar expressions and everyday phrases in French, how to introduce oneself and how to introduce others, how to ask and answer basic questions and hold simple conversations. The course is intended as a solid base for interaction with others in French as a conversational starter. The second level builds on previous structures and vocabulary previously learned in order to offer learners more confidence in French language proficiency.
The intermediate courses are conceived as a logical sequence to the beginners courses that set the fortification for French language mastering. The learners who moved to this level will go through more advanced structures and expressions used in daily conversations on varied topics in today’s society such as shopping, travelling, using bank and insurance services, etc. The intermediate level students will be able by the end of the course to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to everyday life, communicate simple routines and tasks, describe their background, immediate environment and basic needs just to name a few objectives.
The advanced courses are focused on a more advanced knowledge of French. They target students with a solid grammatical base as well as a fairly rich oral expression in French language. They are aimed as a reinforcement of their previous knowledge while building new linguistic skills in refining their proficiency. The students following this course will be able to use French efficiently in any social interaction from informal conversations about social, political and cultural events to formal gatherings such as cocktails, receptions, conferences and business meetings.
The course “Français pour les affaires” is a two module course (which can also be taken separately) intended for those who have had some previous study of French and have some level of fluency. It is geared toward French communication in a business context. The first emphasis is on communication within and outside of a company at different levels of interaction: peers to peers, board of advisors/boss to employees, management and clients. The second emphasis of the course will be the reinforcement of French language skills as well as specific vocabulary used in leading business in a French/Francophone context.
French for tourism
The course “Francais pour le tourisme en Louisiane” is an 8-week course intended for those who have had some previous study of French. It is a customized course for tourism and hospitality services employees to improve their speaking skills in French in order to work partially or entirely in French. It presents specific vocabulary and expressions as well as the grammatical structures used to welcome clients and visitors traveling to Louisiana. The course takes a communicative approach and emphasizes role-playing and real-life simulations, giving students topical hands-on knowledge.