French SIG

Community Association

 

French Classes at Sun City

French 101 - 102:  This is a beginning conversation course, which means, the focus is on building the language skills you need to have meaningful, real-life conversations in French. By the end of the course you will be able to introduce yourself and ask and answer typical questions. Because you can't learn a language if you don't speak it, you will be given ample opportunities to speak French in class through communicative activities such as dialogs and interviews. There is no pressure! There are no tests! There are no grades! Just join us and have fun! Best of all - it's free. Well almost! You will need to join the ILLC. 

French 201 - 202:  Students, who have completed the 100 series or have some prior knowledge, are invited to participate in the 200 series. This series is conversation based and grammatical concepts and vocabulary are taught 'as needed'. To help you gain an understanding of cultural differences between U.S. culture and the cultures of French-speaking countries, authentic situations are the focus of the dialogues in our textbook 'E-Z French'.  Everyone participates at whatever level works for them. There is no pressure.... There are no tests.... There are no grades.... Just join us and have some fun!
 
French 301 - 302  You have already learned a considerable amount of vocabulary and grammar.  It is now time to aim at practical applications, setting the stage for personal interactions, and above all, an understanding of the target culture. Through dialogues that illustrate practical, interesting, and culturally relevant conversational situations, you will learn useful, high frequency conversational phrases that will enhance your conversational skills. Grammar is taught 'as needed'.
 
Our Pre-Conversation Class and the Conversation Class will continue indefinitely.  The focus of these classes is on speaking and listening. Thus, we will conduct interviews, create dialogs, make short presentations and enjoy a range of other communicative activities. Through a variety of texts, you will steadily improve your vocabulary. We will strive to speak as correctly as is possible at these levels. Therefore, grammar will be addressed and practiced in settings where they have a practical application.
 
French for Travelers is a 5-week class, teaching you the basic phrases and vocabulary needs for traveling in French-speaking country.  We will also discuss various aspects of the French culture, as well as how to deal with the public transportation system, especially in Paris.
 
French for Fun: This is the first of a series of 5-week courses for French students enrolled in Level 3 and Level 4 classes at Sun City. This class has been designed to provide painless practice with all the components of the French language.   How can it be "painless"?  By reading French mystery and other engaging stories and playing fun games to practice vocabulary, numbers, verb conjugations etc.  Each week will be different.  Come and join us and have fun while you are improving your French!

 

Spring Semester

The following French classes will be offered via Zoom:

French Conversation: Mondays 2:00 - 3:30 PM (Ursula Pinner)
January 11 - March 15 and April 5 - May 24

French 401: Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:30 PM (Ursula Pinner)
January 12 - March 16 and April 6 - May 25

French 102: Thursdays 3:00 - 4:15 PM (Ursula Pinner)
January 14 - March 18 and April 8 - May 27

French 101: Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:15 PM (Barbara Grafton)
January 12 - May 11

French 301: Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:00 PM (Jody Patterson)
January 13 - May 12

French for Travelers: This class will be taught in the classroom in April/May.

For additional information about these classes click here.

To enroll or to audit, please contact Ursula Pinner jupinner@gmail.com.

French SIG Director:  Ursula Pinner jupinner@gmail.com

Note:  Course participants must be members of the Language Club.  To join, click on "HOW TO JOIN" on the column to the left on the ILLC home page.

***For additional information about these classes or to enroll, please contact the SIG Director, Ursula Pinner at jupinner@gmail.com.

Select 'SIG CALENDAR', on the left column, to see starting dates and times.


FRENCH FOR TRAVELERS, a 6-week course that will
give you the necessary tools to communicate while 
traveling in France or any other French-speaking country,
will be offered in October. Please contact ursulapinner@gmail.com
for more information. 
 
FRENCH FOR TRAVELERS, a 6-week course that will
give you the necessary tools to communicate while 
traveling in France or any other French-speaking country,
will be offered in October. Please contact ursulapinner@gmail.com
for more information. 
 
FRENCH FOR TRAVELERS, a 6-week course that will
give you the necessary tools to communicate while 
traveling in France or any other French-speaking country,
will be offered in October. Please contact ursulapinner@gmail.com
for more information.