aThe conversational French program offered in the classroom includes four beginner levels, four intermediate levels, advanced courses and upgrading.

It is taught using a communicative method that puts the learners at the center of their learning. A different theme is explored at each level.

These part-time courses are 33 hours in length. Evening courses will be scheduled based on the majority group preference.

The next session starts the week of April 17, 2017. The deadline for registration is March 31, 2017.

Fee: $250 (includes the workbook)

Payments
Fees must be paid in full at registration. No registration will be processed until payment is received.

Refunds
Collège de l'Île reserves the right to cancel a class if the minimum number of enrolments is not received. In such cases, a full refund will be given.

A student who withdraws before the first class will receive a full refund, minus administration fees of $20. No refunds will be allowed after the first class.

Information
For more details on the conversational French program, contact the Coordinator at (902) 854-3010, ext 246, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration
To register, click here.

Themes and points studied at the advanced levels

Advanced A: Wellness
Handbook: Parlons-en!

OBJECTIVES:
  • LINGUISTIC
    Use linking words; use relative pronouns; use past tenses (imperfect, present perfect and pluperfect); use future simple and future anterior; use subjunctive; use personal pronouns; use negation; develop vocabulary; discover and use the vocabulary of healthcare jobs and professions; create a dialogue using speech.

  • COMMUNICATIVE/EXPERIENTIAL
    Ask questions; express an opinion; advise someone; participate in discussions; work as a team; listen to others; make comparisons; make predictions.

  • CULTURAL
    Reflect on our time, its evolution and demands and their repercussions on our wellness; express points of view on health and wellness in general; reflect on our society's values.

  • GENERAL LINGUISTIC FORMATIVE
    Take risks; practice correct pronunciation and intonation; ask for clarification / ask questions / answer questions; be able to debate a subject while remaining respectful of others' opinions; look something up in the dictionary / ask someone for help; take notes; improvise; persevere and be patient; develop learning strategies; practice what has been learned; make connections to personal knowledge; reflect on what has been learned; have fun with the language!


Advanced B: From yesterday to tomorrow
Handbook: Passages dans le temps

OBJECTIVES:
  • LINGUISTIC
    Use linking words; use relative pronouns; use past tenses (imperfect, present perfect and pluperfect); use future simple and future anterior; use subjunctive; use personal pronouns; use negation; develop vocabulary; discover and use the vocabulary of healthcare jobs and professions; create a dialogue using speech.

  • COMMUNICATIVE/EXPERIENTIAL
    Ask questions; express an opinion; advise someone; participate in discussions; work as a team; listen to others; make comparisons; make predictions.

  • CULTURAL
    Reflect on our time, its evolution and demands; express points of view on major social trends in Canada and elsewhere; reflect on our society's values.

  • GENERAL LINGUISTIC FORMATIVE
    Take risks; practice correct pronunciation and intonation; ask for clarification / ask questions / answer questions; be able to debate a subject while remaining respectful of others' opinions; look something up in the dictionary / ask someone for help; take notes; improvise; persevere and be patient; develop learning strategies; practice what has been learned; make connections to personal knowledge; reflect on what has been learned; have fun with the language!

Advanced C: Explore
Handbook: Mediasphere

OBJECTIVES: 
  • LINGUISTIC
    Use connecting words; use object pronouns; use relative pronouns; use past tenses (imparfait, passé composé and plus-que-parfait); use the futur simple and futur antérieur tenses; use the subjonctif tense; use the past participles of various verbs with proper subject/object/participle agreement; make hypothetical sentences using the conditionnel présent and conditionnel passé tenses; use negation; describe people; develop vocabulary; discover and use vocabulary related to the theme; create a dialogue using indirect speech.
  • COMMUNICATIVE / EXPERIENTIAL
    ask questions; express an opinion; give someone advice; participate in discussions; work as a team and listen to others; make comparisons; make predictions.

  • CULTURAL
    reflect on our era, its evolution and its demands; express points of view on major social trends in Canada and abroad; reflect on the values shown in our society.

  • GENERAL LINGUISTIC FORMATIVE
    take risks; work on correct pronunciation and intonation; ask for more information, ask and answer questions; know how to debate while respecting someone else’s opinion; look things up in the dictionary and ask for help; take notes; improvise; persevere and be patient; develop learning strategies; practice what has been learned; make connections to one’s own knowledge; reflect on what has been learned; have fun with the language!