Your GSA is happy to offer affordable French language classes to our members, past members, their families, and friends. Priority is given to current students but we make every attempt to ensure everybody who wants to learn has a space.
Registration: Wednesday May 22 at 10am. First come first served basis only.
Cost: All classes are 75$
Length: Classes will begin the week of June 3rd and will run until July 27th
Fine Print (Honestly, unlike the admonition to not use your hair dryer in the bathtub this is actually useful as it will answer many of your questions)
- In order to register you will need to bring identification and the exact change to the GSA house located at 2030 MacKay Street – here is a map.
- Registration is first come, first served and you may register one other Concordia student if you bring their current student identification with you and a letter stating they authorize you to register on their behalf.
- We will cap registration for all courses and all attempts will be made to accommodate students but we cannot guarantee or hold spots. Please do not call as due to demand we cannot take phone reservations.
- Please bring exact change in cash as we are unable to accept debit, personal cheque, or credit card at this time.
Wait! What level am I? Don’t worry we will have teachers on hand to make sure you register in the correct level. But, to make sure you show up on the right day for registration we also came up with the following handy guide for you as well. You are welcome!
Initiation - This is our most basic level and is designed for those you who have shopkeepers start conversations in French and then quickly change to English when they realize you are going to continue holding the bottle of juice and staring intently at them until they do so. Then they will never get paid and it will turn into some sort of crazy staring contest. One you will ultimately lose due to dehydration. See there are many benefits to learning French!
Level 1 - You understand some of the words in advertisements, and sometimes if you point enough you can order your own meal in a French restaurant but often you get your steak well-done instead of the medium you desired. You likely have taken a beginner level class at another school or some years ago in high school.
Level 2 – Well now look at you! You can read the metro directions, order some sweet poutine at La Banquise, and discuss Plato over coffee with the exchange student from France…umm nope not quite. You have a reasonable grasp of French but cannot carry on a longer complex conversation.
Intermediate – You can read some of your news in French and you often understand much of the conversation but are hesitant to jump in fully. Restaurants menus and ordering tickets online from French vendors rarely pose any problem at all for you but if you have to change your order or upgrade your Madonna tickets to VIP you might switch to English. You have passed level 2 or have taken a recent advanced level class with another institution.
Advanced (not offered this summer yet – if there is enough interest we can open up a class. Please let us know if you are interested by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org) – Your skills are boundless and your friends marvel at your ability to seamlessly navigate in all of Montreal’s French neighborhoods. Hochelaga and Villeary hold no fear for you but you could use some brushing up when you are using your French in a professional or academic setting.
|French Level 1||Monday\Wednesday||10-11:30am|
|French Level 2||Monday\Wednesday||11:45-1pm|