*Please note that in-person French classes have been suspended in response to COVID-19 restrictions currently in place.
We offer two distance learning opportunities:
The 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 27.5 hours in length. Evening courses will be scheduled based on the majority group preference.
Fee: $275 (includes the workbook)
Fees must be paid in full at registration. No registration will be processed until payment is received.
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.
To register, click here.
Themes and points studied at the beginner levels
Handbook: C'est si bon!
Points studied: Counting to 100; Reciting the alphabet; Using the verbs to have and to be in the present tense; Using a few "er" verbs in the present tense; Naming professions and trades; Using the negative form; Expressing possession; Using partitive articles; Using the expression "il y a"; Introducing oneself and others; Using prepositions; Using personal pronouns; Using the "en" pronoun; Asking questions using "est-ce que", "qu'est-ce que" and "où"; Naming fruits and vegetables and other food; Naming kitchen objects; Talking about family; Using time indicators; Talking about likes and dislikes.
Handbook: Comme un gant!
Points studied: Talking about the weather; Counting to 1000; Using numerical adjectives and collective numbers; Asking questions with "how much", "when" "where" and "what time"; Telling time; Talking about the days of the week and different moments during the day; Talking about the seasons; Using demonstrative adjectives; Using verbs ending in "er" and "ir" in the present tense; Using irregular verbs at the present tense, such as "to sell", "to have", "to be", "to go", "to do" and "to take"; Using the pronoun "y"; Using the imperative; Using retail vocabulary; Naming clothing; Naming colors; Using adjectives to describe clothing; Talking about likes and dislikes in clothing; Addressing a person; Naming a few sports and leisure activities; Using connecting words; Using the recent past, the continuous present and the near future; Using polite phrases.
Theme: The house and home
Handbook: Chez soi!
Points studied: Using the past tense; Using reflexive verbs, present and past tenses; Using different ways to ask a question; Using time indicators; Using frequency indicators; Using semi-auxiliary verbs; Using direct and indirect pronouns as well as "en" and "y"; Using many verbs in the present tense; Using the verb to know with "who", "what", "when" and "how"; Using the past participle of many verbs; Naming objects in the home; Describing the home and neighbourhood; Describing the workplace; Describing household tasks and everyday activities using the verb to do; Expressing likes and dislikes in regard to the home and neighbourhood; Relating a story using expressions of time (yesterday, next week, etc.); Asking questions in different ways.
Theme: Description of people and things
Handbook: Clin d'oeil!
Points studied: Using adjectives and descriptive nouns; Using the future tense of certain verbs; Using expressions to make comparisons; Using the gerund to show the way to do something; Expressing ways of doing things; Using adverbs; Naming clothing and accessories; Naming the parts of the body; Describing someone's physique and personality; Describing objects by colour, shape and size; Comparing people and things; Comparing using the superlative; Using expressions to compare; Using synonyms and antonyms; Using the past tense in the negative form; Using the imperfect tense of certain verbs; Expressing one's opinion; Using connecting words; Using the past tense and the imperfect tense in sequence; Using the possessive pronouns; Using the demonstrative pronouns.