This program will help you acquire the basics of grammar and pronunciation as it builds your vocabulary, allowing you to continue to follow your professional activities.
In the classes, a major emphasis is put on conversation, using a communicative approach. Instruction is based on dialogues taken from everyday life. Students learn the language as it is spoken and used by native speakers of the language. They actively take part in situational role plays and other activities in which they discover the nuances of the language, as well as the grammar and vocabulary necessary for comprehension and oral production. Grammar is presented indirectly through conversation activities and situational role plays.
Our small groups (3 to 7 students) allow students to participate actively and ensure personalized attention.
Beginner level : 120h
After 120 hours of courses you will be able to speak your second language well enough to get by in everyday discussions. You will be able to greet people, ask for directions, cope with everyday needs, give basic information about yourself, and talk about your interests, your family, and your studies. You will also be able to assist visitors in your country in your language of study.
You will understand native speakers quite well when they speak slowly about topics with which you are familiar.
You will be able to write in the language you study well enough to fill out forms, take notes and write letters. Finally, you will gain an understanding of the language structure, its phonetics, grammar, and vocabulary.
Intermediate level : 120 h
You will be able to read newspaper and magazine articles dealing with current events or other familiar topics.
With the help of a dictionary, you should be able to read more specialized material in your field of interest.
You will understand well enough to get the main ideas from a news broadcast.
You will be able to interact with native speakers, express yourself fluently, and be at ease when speaking about subjects of your interest.
Intermediate advanced level : 120h
You will be proficient enough in your second language to use it in your professional activities.
You will be able to hold a conversation at the professional level, with your clients or partners, and to conduct presentations in front of an audience.
You will be able to understand what you hear on the radio or on television, in detail and covering all subjects.
You will be able to write well enough to fill out forms, take notes and write letters. You will be able to write papers for your studies, present correctly and clearly your ideas on any subject.
Master level 120h
In this class you will be exposed to the nuances of the language in its syntax and structure, as well as to false cognates and idiomatic expressions. This is a program specially designed to help develop ease, confidence and spontaneity in the second language, to build vocabulary, master pronunciation, and to develop listening and communication skills, as well as creativity and ease when speaking in front of a group.
By the end of the session, you will be able to speak, understand and write the language without error, on the same level as native speakers of the language.
3 to 7 students
French : Café Crème 1, 2 and 3: méhode de français (other materials supplied by the School).
English : New Interchange 1, 2 and 3: English for international communication (other materials supplied by the School).
Spanish : : Espa�l sin fronteras: curso de espa�l para extranjeros 1, 2 and 3 (other materials supplied by the School).
Books available in the school and at the following bookstores:
Michel Fortin, 3714 rue St-Denis (tel. 849-5719); Las Am�icas, 10 rue St-Norbert (tel. 844-5994).
The complete program is consisted of 4 levels : Beginner ,Intermediate, Intermediate advanced and Master.
Each level is divided in 4 sub-levels, 30 h each.
Beginner : 4 sub-levels, 30 hours each (120 hours)
Intermediate : 4 sub-levels, 30 hours each (120 hours)
Intermediate advanced 4 sub-levels, 30 hours each (120 hours)
Master : 4 sub-levels, 30 hours each (120 hours)
Part-time classes: 5 weeks, 2 sessions/week
30 h of classes, Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday
Morning: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Evening: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
+ 30 h of Practice at the Café-Linguistique from Monday to Thursday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Twice per week:
Tu. – Th.
from 18 pm to 21 pm
(6 h of classes +8 h of practice per week)
5 weeks 30 h/classes
(40 h Café Linguistique)
10 weeks 60 h/classes
( 80 h Cafe Linguistique)
$633 (discount of $ 25)