*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 intermediate levels
Handbook: Faites vos valises!
Points studied: Using communication strategies; Asking different types of questions; Talking about the weather; Talking about travel and travel-related activities; Using travel vocabulary; Using the past tense and the imperfect tense of many verbs; Using the past tense in sequence with the imperfect tense; Using the continuous present, the recent past and the near future of many verbs; Using the present and future tenses of many verbs; Using the present conditional of many verbs; Speaking hypothetically using "si" + imperfect + present conditional; Using impersonal verbs; Using indirect speech; Using many adverbs; Using more indefinite adjectives; Using demonstrative pronouns; Using possessive pronouns; Using direct and indirect pronouns as well as "y"; Using relative pronouns; Using time indicators (ago, in, during, since); Using connecting words.
Theme: Health and physical activity
Handbook: En pleine forme!
Points studied: Using communication strategies; Giving permission and authorization; Talking about health and good physical form; Using vocabulary pertaining to health, sports and physical exercise; Using the future tense; Using the imperfect tense with avoir and être; Using the imperfect tense with reflexive verbs; Using the gerundive; Using the imperative with direct and indirect pronouns; Using indirect speech; Expressing anteriority using the past, imperfect and pluperfect tenses; Expressing posteriority using the future and future perfect tenses; Using expressions to indicate anteriority and posteriority; Using the past conditional; Using reflexive verbs in the present and past tenses; Using si + imperfect + present conditional.
Theme: The arts
Points studied: Greater depth on points studied in previous levels; personal object pronouns (continued); present subjunctive; past tenses: present perfect, imperfect and pluperfect (continued); sequence of tenses; pluperfect; present conditional; linking words; relative pronouns qui, que, où and dont (continued); direct speech to indirect speech; indicators of frequency; indicators of approximation and precision; tastes and preferences; agreement and disagreement; expressions and vocabulary related to the arts (theatre, cinema, visual arts, performance and music); artist biographies.
Theme: The Francophone community here and elsewhere
Points studied: Greater depth on points studied in previous levels; past conditional; pronominal verbs in all tenses studied; subjunctive (continued); sequence of tenses; linking words (continued); relative pronouns (continued); relative pronoun "lequel" and its derivatives; past infinitive; agreement of the past participle; ce qui, ce que, ce dont; expressions marking condition; goal, cause and consequences; vocabulary related to overseas travel; semi-auxiliary faire; express preferences; express an opinion; describe; react; persuade; convince; ask questions; answer questions; recount experiences; compare; listen, summarize and report; discuss; customs and traditions; Francophone countries and regions; travel do's and don'ts; the advantages of travel.