Workshops and conferences

 HISTOIRE DE LA LANGUE FRANÇAISE


Le français? A scrumptious millefeuille, filled with zillions of words, the most ancient coming from Gaulish, a Celtic language, like Breton, still spoken in Brittany. The majority comes from Latin, though, courtesy of Julius Caesar’s armies. But then, why should the French language have a Germanic name? What are the relationships between the Frankish language and Latin? And what is “Gallo-Roman”? Was the oldest French text really written in 842? And what are langue d’oc or langue d’oïl? Discover the many intriguing layers that make up la belle langue que nous aimons tous! (Both conferences include numerous, humorous handouts).

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented in French by Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
$25 each conference

Attention! Cette histoire sera présentée en deux parties (PART 1 & PART 2), $25 chacune. Niveau intermédiaire et avancé. En français, bien sûr.

Each part will be offered three times at The French Class:

PART 1:

Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

PART 2:

Tuesday, October 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 11th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 13th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 COURS DE CONVERSATION AVEC RENEE MOREL


Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Présenté en français par Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
$42 per class or $112 for 3 classes (members $99)

Three topics. Three different dates.

HOUNDED HUNTERS

 Wednesday, October 3rd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Every fall, beleaguered aficionados of traditional—and aristocratic—deer or fox hunting in France have to face increasingly fierce sociological battles, from animal rights to class struggle

INNOVATIVE HOTELS

 Wednesday, October 17th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A new generation of hotels, écolos et bobos, is being born in France: TV, bathtubs, disposable objects? All gone, replaced by high-speed Wi-Fi and recyclable materials. Roof tops? They are now home to beehives and vegetable gardens. As for restaurants, they serve tasty organic food from a local co-op.

FRENCH COURT AND WARRIOR PRINCESS

 Wednesday, October 24th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sacrebleu! The President of the French Tennis Federation, who committed a true crime of lèse-majesté by admonishing Serena Williams for sporting an unconventional black cat suit at the US Open, was then soundly thrashed for his sexist ban of the fashion statement from the regal Wonder Woman.


 A BRIEF HISTORY OF FRANCE


Join us for this presentation in French for people who are curious to discover French History, History buffs, Francophiles & Francophones.  We will define together the main dates and events of French History and the people who changed it, through paintings and photos.

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented in French by Laurence Delahaye
Best for Levels 5 to 8; Children 12 years old and older are encouraged to attend.
$29

This conference is offered two times at The French Class:

Saturday, October 13th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

  PRONUNCIATION WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS


Do you find French pronunciation challenging or frustrating? This workshop will present an easy way to replicate sounds and remember them.

Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Best for beginners, Levels 1 to 5
$59, or $49 if you sign up before December 15, 2018
Saturday, December 29th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Call to sign up for a class (415) 362-3666