Course Schedule *

Winter Session 2020 1

Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • January 11 – March 7 (8 weeks)
Winter Session 2020 2

Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • March 7 – April 25 (8 weeks)

Course Descriptions

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

    Level B1 (Intermediate 1)

    General Objectives: Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar subjects in work, school, leisure or activities. Manage in most situations likely to come up while travelling in a region where the language is spoken. Produce simple connected texts on familiar or of personal interest topics. 

    Listening: Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encouraged in work, school, leisure. They will be able to understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.

    Reading: Understand texts that consist mainly of high-frequency every day or job-related language.

    Level B2 (Intermediate 2)

    General Objectives: Understand the main ideas of concrete or abstract topics in a complex text, including technical discussions in the users’ area of expertise. Communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluency during a conversation with a native speaker, in a way that is comfortable for everyone. Speak in a clear, detailed way on a number of subjects; express an opinion on current affairs, giving the advantages and disadvantages of the various options. 

    Listening: Understand extended speech and lectures and follow complex arguments provided the topic is familiar. They will be able to understand most TV news and current affairs programs as well as films in the standard language. 

    Reading: Read articles and reports on contemporary problems and understand contemporary literary prose. 

    Course Fees

    $575 per session and level

    Current students, faculty, and staff, as well as alumni, may be eligible for a discount. Please contact us at continuingeducation@glendon.yorku.ca for more information. 

    Our courses integrate standards from the CEFR* model and emphasize a student-centred (customized) approach to teaching and learning. 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.

    https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/?

    Some elements of the course may be modified.

    *Registration for each course closes a week before the start date. We reserve the right to change or cancel our program and course offerings in the case of mitigating circumstances. In the event we are no longer able to offer the program or course or you are no longer able to participate as a result of changes in the offerings, a full refund will be issued.