French as a Second Language Courses – Advanced Levels

Interviews to determine your level in French are arranged upon registration.

Glendon Extended Learning (GEL) courses integrate standards from the CEFR* model and emphasizes a student-centred (customized) approach to teaching and learning. Some elements of the course may be modified.


Course Descriptions:

Level C1 (Advanced 1)
General objectives: 
Understand a wide rage of long and complex text, including and subtextual or stylistic nuances. Can express themselves freely and fluidly, without obviously fumbling for words. Can use the language effectively and fluently in a social, professional, or academic context. Can speak in a clear, organized way about complex subjects, developing a well-structured argument. 

Level C2 (Advanced 2)
General objectives: 
Effortlessly understand almost everything they read or hear. Capable of a coherent summary of events or arguments from oral or written sources. Can express themselves precisely in a spontaneous, fluent, precise way, conveying the finer shades of meaning in speech or text. 


Winter 2018:
Session 1:
January 13 to March 3  (no class on February 17)
Session 2: March 10 to April 28 (no class on March 31)

Spring 2018:
May 5 to June 23 (no class on May 19) 

Summer 2018:
July 7 to August 25 (no class on August 4)

Fall 2018: 
Session 1: September 8 to October 27 (no class on October 6) 
Session 2: November 3 to December 15 

Schedule:  Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration Fee:  $420 CDN per level

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*The result of over twenty years of research, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) is exactly what its title says it is: a framework of reference. It was designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency. It is used in Europe but also in other continents.