French as a Second Language
Canada College offers a variety of French as a second language courses within a well-structured program designed to meet the requirements of beginner to advanced adult learners. Learning outcomes are specified for each level, ensuring continuity in the language training options made available to our learners. Course content and structure are adapted to best meet the needs and preferences of learners as well as individual learning styles, prior knowledge, interests and abilities. Furthermore, cultural and community integration activities are part and parcel of the various French as a second language training options provided.
This course is designed for "true" beginners and will begin with the very basics of French grammar. Students will learn how to introduce themselves and greet others, how to give and understand simple directions and how to ask and answer specific questions.
This course is a continuation of BEGINNER I therefore students enrolling in this course should already have some basic knowledge of French (i.e. the alphabet, numbers, how to conjugate verbs in the present tense, and be able to perform the tasks as described in the previous course). Upon completion of BEGINNER II, students should be able to speak about work, family, their interests, the weather, and to participate in brief conversations.
Student enrolling in this course should already be able to communicate in French and must already have a general understanding of French grammar (i.e. present, past and future tenses). At the end of this course, students will be able to participate in conversations with greater ease. Students at this level will also work at developing their writing skills.
Upon completion of this course, students will have achieved a level at which they feel comfortable and confident enough to participate in conversations and discussions on general topics. Students will also have developed the skills to begin communicating with ease in writing.
FRENCH ADVANCED I:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to
participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on
practical, social and professional topics. Students will also be
able to obtain and analyse information and opinions and will learn
how to co-chair meetings and debates. Students will have mastered
enough of the language to enable them to do advanced tasks such as
defend an opinion, deal with hypothetical issues, and discuss
complex work-related issues.
FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE:
This course is designed for students at an Advanced level who wish to explore Francophone cultures. The classes will focus on group discussions about history, literature, film and music in Canada and
around the world.
FRENCH ADVANCED II:
These course is designed for students who have studied French up to advanced Level I or similar. The aim is to improve your performance and confidence in your use of French and develop the different language skills equally (speaking, writing, reading and listening). The courses are practical and have a core language component for social situations, and also include language and topics for specific professional purposes. You will be able to choose from a range of topics which include media, advertising, the world of communications, ecology, manufacturing and change etc and will be studied from different angles according to your interests.
FRENCH FOR CONVERSATION
This course is ideal for people wanting to maintain and improve their spoken French and is designed for those who have completed Beginner II or beyond. It will concentrate on communicating in real-life situations through discussions and debate thereby improving confidence, fluency and pronunciation, as well as expanding vocabulary, including colloquialisms. Resources will include the latest in French television and video documentaries, interviews, films, music, magazines, which will promote lively discussions and encourage students to express opinions "en français".
This course will cover all aspects of spoken French required for fluent conversation in a variety of situations with emphasis on style, language register, accent, syntax, grammar points, vocabulary, colloquialisms etc. Each session will focus on either a video documentary, magazine or newspaper article or a recorded interview on a precise topic followed by comprehensive explanation and discussion. In twelve weeks, the course covers each session will be organized as such:
Introduction with an authentic resource (Careful examination of Role-playing (related to resource material) to discover and practice different tones, nuances and expressions (how to express admiration or displeasure etc.) Open discussion related to the subject to encourage students to express their opinions and thoughts in the most accurate way.
On completion of the course, learners will be able to speak on a prepared topic; pronounce French correctly using a range of regular and irregular verbs in different modes and tenses; discuss various aspects of French culture; read and comprehened French at an advanced level; understand the grammatical issues linked with oral practice; express their own opinions on political, social, general issues in French; explain significant cultural events and issues and contemporary French society.
This course is specially tailored for those who want to develop conversational fluency in French and have completed 70 hours or more of tuition or equivalent.
This course is designed for those candidates who are about to
pass rench writing and speaking exams at Office Quebecois de la
langue Françoise. Through the years of offering this course, CANADA
COLLEGE has helped many students successfully overcome the given
French for Immigration Interview
If you are planning to appear before the Immigration Judge, and
not sure of your French competency, this course is for you. We train
you as if you are sitting in front of the Immigration judge. The
course is thought by an Immigration lawyer.
* CANADA COLLEGE is also offering courses designed for youths. Call us for more information.
- Special French courses are available to those who are trying to pass any special exams in any field or subject.
- Private and semi-private course are also available.