Des Moines European Heritage Association invites you to explore the French language during this 12-week online French language course for adults (starting Saturday, September 4, 2021. Classes will not be held on 10/23, 11/20, 11/27). During each 90-minute session, you will have the opportunity to learn language for everyday life and explore culture, all the while developing proficiency with grammar and vocabulary.
There will be assigned homework and studying each week. A textbook and workbook will need to be purchased by the student prior to the beginning of the course in addition to the course fee of $144. These materials will need to be ordered online and cost approximately $50 (including shipping).
Please expect to spend 2.5 - 8 hours on homework every week. Everyone learns languages at their own pace. In order to remember it the best, you should spend about 20-30 minutes every day with your homework. Regular self-study and repetition or meeting with others might be helpful. Having a general understanding of English grammar or having studied another language is helpful, but not required. The course is structured to learn vocabulary and grammar from scratch while covering a variety of everyday topics. This class is non-credit but designed to eventually lead to language proficiency in writing, reading and speaking. The books are from France and in French, however developed for non-native speakers with a goal of building proficiency.
Prerequisite Skills: An open mind and a passion for the French language!
Our adult language programs utilize the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) which is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and other countries. CEFRL is a system of validation of language ability and can be utilized by job applicants and adult students to demonstrate their language proficiency.
Zoom information will be provided to the registrants.
Deadline to register: September 27, 2021
About the instructor: Learn French on Zoom with a Paris-based teacher! Madame (Ms.) Melville was born in Des Moines, Iowa and currently lives in Paris, France. She became a French citizen in 2019 and graduated with a Master's in French from Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) in 2017. With over 10 years teaching experience in languages, Madame Melville creates fun classes with an emphasis on a positive learning environment. Venez découvrir ! (Come and see!)