Schedule & Locations
Online classes via Zoom starting the week of January 22, 2024
> Beginner (level A1.a): Wednesdays 9:30am–11:00am
> Beginner, 2nd semester (level A1.a): Tuesdays 9:00am–10:30am
> Intermediate (level B1.a): Tuesdays 9:30am–11:00am
“Grand débutant” (Level A1.a)
This introductory class is for students with no previous experience with French. During this course, you will acquire the basic language skills to introduce yourself and describe your activities and environment. You will learn how to express yourself in the past, present, and future, as well as how to give instructions and orders. Intrinsic to our program is French culture, an essential tool for communicating with and relating to native speakers. This course will prepare you for everyday situations and basic exchanges with French speakers.
You will see that being able to speak this beautiful language is a magical experience!
This course is designed for students with prior French knowledge. You will continue developing an understanding of the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
5 students must be enrolled for classes to be maintained.
Tristan was born in France, near Paris. After graduating from his PhD in remote sensing and artificial intelligence, he worked in France as a consultant in AI solutions for private companies in multiple fields. When he moved to California, he decided to shift from science-oriented jobs to teaching French as a foreign language. This choice was motivated by ethical reasons, but also by personal interests towards French culture, literature and arts. He has taught sciences, French and English in France. He is eager to share the language and culture of his native country. Tristan is also a TCF examiner.
Mareme Davis was born in France and grew up there. She is originally from Senegal. She studied at Marne-La-Vallée University where she majored in Applied Foreign Languages, International Business (English and Spanish). She speaks French, English, Spanish, and Wolof. Mareme moved to Senegal in 2008 where she opened a restaurant and later worked as a marketing manager for the national airline. She is a trained French teacher who started teaching French and working as a translator three years ago. She enjoys helping her students reach their goals.