FAll class session 2019

ABOUT our classes

Alliance Française d'Omaha currently offers French classes in the Fall, Winter,  Spring and Summer.  From true beginner to advanced, all classes are taught by experienced teachers. What is especially important is that our students are enthusiastic about taking classes because they enjoy learning the French language.  After reading over the course descriptions, if you are unsure about which level you should attend,  we invite you to contact us at educationafomaha@gmail.com and mention “question about classes” in subject line.

Communication class series for Levels 100, 200, 300 and 400

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Our Communication Classes will use the textbook series “Latitudes” which is designed for adults.  Each level is divided into three 10-week sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring) and will build on what has been learned in the previous session. 

communication 101

The 101 class is offered in the Fall, to be followed by 102 in the Winter and 103 in the Spring.

This class is designed to help true beginners develop basic communication skills. Students will learn vocabulary and grammar principles, with emphasis on conversation and the spoken word.  Topics will include: Greetings and introductions, Likes and dislikes, Asking questions, Speaking of past actions, and Telling time.

First class: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

COMMUNICATION 201

The 201 class is offered in the Fall, to be followed by 202 in the Winter and 203 in the Spring.

This class is designed to help intermediate French language learners further develop their verbal communication skills. Students will also learn new vocabulary, grammar principles and cultural insights.  Topics covered in class include: How to ask for and give directions, Give advice, Tell a story, Describe people, Speak of the future.

Prerequisite:  Students should have completed level 103 or the equivalent.

First class: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:15 - 12:45 p.m.

communication 301

The 301 class is offered in the Fall, to be followed by 302 in the Winter and 303 in the Spring.

This class is designed to help more advanced French language learners continue to communicate, with more extensive vocabulary, grammar and knowledge of Francophone life and culture. Students will learn to Express certainty and uncertainty, Discuss points of view, Express emotions.

Prerequisite:  Students should have completed 203 or the equivalent.

First class: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.



 

communication 401

The 401 class is offered in the Fall, to be followed by 402 in the Winter and 403 in the Spring.

This class continues to expand French language learners’ knowledge and fluency, along with gaining more knowledge from the media and information of how the Francophone world operates and thinks.

Students will interact with people to propose, accept or decline projects and ideas; Learn telephone etiquette and communication; Use written communication in a work and personal context; Talk about causes and consequences; and Explain the meaning of something, such as in letters, songs, films etc.

Prerequisite:  Students should have completed 303 or the equivalent.

First class: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:15 - 12:45 p.m.

parlons - intermediate level conversation class

This 10-week class is for  students who are familiar with fundamental grammar concepts but are not yet comfortable conversing in French. Through reading, some grammar and vocabulary, in-class discussion, and a variety of creative activities, students will be eased into the joy of French conversation! 

First class: Tuesday, September 10, 201, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

parlons - advanced level reading and conversation class

This 8-week class is designed for those who are familiar with advanced grammar concepts and can already hold a conversation in French. Students will continue to improve their speaking and reading skills. 

Note:  The Fall semester for this class will not start until the first Wednesday of October, and will run for eight weeks from that date.  

Students will be reading La Gloire de mon Père by Marcel Pagnol in conjunction with the film.

First class: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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French for travelers

This 6-week class provides basic conversation, vocabulary, cultural insights and travel tips for beginners or those students needing a refresher. A must-take course if you are planning an upcoming trip to a French-speaking country! 

First class: Monday, September 9, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

note on progressing through communication class levels 101-403

Students may expect to advance to the next level of classes after completing all three sessions (30 weeks total).  A student may also have the option of advancing to the next level if he/she feels ready to do so before completing all three sessions.  Students may also repeat courses as often as desired.  If you have any questions about which class to take, please contact us at bonjour@afomaha.org directly for assistance. 

Special Topics Classes

The AFO offers courses on more specialized topics throughout the year, frequently during the Summer Session.  In the past, these courses have included (but were not limited to):

●      French for Travelers           ●      Children’s Programs       ●      Culture Classes       ●      Reading Classes

●      Art and Architecture History Classes     ●      Film Classes     ●      Lunch and Learns (e.g. Pronunciation, Slang, Music)

The AFO will continue to offer classes such as these according to student interest and instructor availability.