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Fun Conversational French classes in a relaxed setting. My classes emphasize having fun while learning! No one likes the drudgery of learning verb tenses and vocabulary by heart, but put into enjoyable conversational sessions it can actually be pleasant to learn French.

The following classes meet for 5 or 6 weeks, then take a 1 or 2 week break. This schedule continues throughout the year.

Intermediate
Wednesday evening 7 - 9 p.m.  

  • This class requires some French grammar and conversational background. Using the book French Made Simple, we read and discuss the chapters and write brief dictées. Students are encouraged to bring in "show and tell" items relating to the current chapter to promote conversation, and spontaneous conversation is encouraged, although this class is not conducted all in French.

Intermediate Conversation
Monday morning 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

  • Their focus in this class is conversation, and each week a different subject is presented. The class is conducted almost exclusively in French. Our topics are varied and often spontaneous. Some grammar is discussed each week, but that is not the focus of this class. This group enjoys the learning process and there is a lot of laughter. We also break at noon for a great selection of various goodies, some homemade, for our "gouter".

High Intermediate
Monday evening 7 - 9 p.m.  

  • Practical and fun conversations are an important part of this class as different topics are discussed weekly. We work on grammar and conversation relative to short stories that we read. The book Grammaire Progressive du Français is used periodically. Group members travel a lot and our topics relate to those stories. French is only spoken in this class.

Advanced
Tuesday evening 7 - 9 p.m.  

  • This class is conducted all in French. A variety of topics are discussed each week while continuing to work on grammar as they relate to the conversations. We are continuing to work from the book Grammaire Progressive du Français. There are many stories to share as group members travel extensively.

French Club
Meets 1-2 Thursdays per month from 7-9 pm. Contact Sara for details.  

  • This group is for fluent speakers. If you have a good command of French and just want an evening of fun conversation, then this is the ideal setting for you to keep up your French. We discuss any and all subjects, read various articles or short stories, and items are brought in to spice up the conversations.


The key to all of these groups is the laughter that is generated by everyone who attends, and a relaxed setting which makes the learning process more fun and easier. We occasionally watch French films, to add to the comprehension part of the language. Each class has a lovely "goûter" break where we enjoy wine, cheese and desserts, which individuals provide on a weekly basis. Come join us and try out a class and see what fun you will have ... even while learning French!




Contact me at sara@villat.org or at (925) 691-4559.