Vous êtes francophone. Vous communiquez en anglais mais votre niveau ne vous permet pas encore d'être aussi performant que vous le souhaiteriez: expressions idiomatiques méconnues, fautes de grammaire récurrentes, prononciation encore floue, ..? Ce cours est pour vous! A travers une session de 24 heures, ce cours vous permett d'améliorer vos connaissances à travers l'étude de thématiques pratiques, d'un élargissement de votre lexique, de la révision de points de grammaire et d'un travail sur votre prononciation.
Are you looking for a fun and objective-driven way to improve your French writing skills while getting to know the city's rich French cultural scene?
"Blogging in French" will provide the opportunity to write and post reviews of concerts, films, plays and art exhibitions, to interview French-speaking artists and personalities, and to share your learning tricks & techniques as well as your cultural impressions.
Your posts will be reviewed and you'll receive feedback from one of our course instructors prior to their publication on Alliance Française de Toronto's student blog! That way, you'll be able to immediately apply your newly acquired language skills, while making French a true vehicle for work as well as social and cultural interaction.
This course is being offered by two of our instructors, Nima Tak and Dominique Denis, both of whom are experienced journalists, having worked in Iran and Canada, respectively.
To familiarize students with the terminology and practices of journalism and social media in French;
To enable students to work on their written French with clear objectives and deadlines;
To work on communication strategies and techniques (such as interviewing) and apply them to real situations by meeting key players on the Toronto, Quebec or French cultural scene;
Provide content for the Alliance Française de Toronto's French blog, while maintaining professional standards in terms of writing and editorial approach.
Those workshops will follow the themes and abilities acquired during your last level at AFT. New students can join those workshops as long as they have been tested (for example, someone tested to start a A2.1 class can join the workshop offered at the end of A1.3). Those workshops will be an interesting way to realize a new and motivating task in a group setting. We will work oral and written expression.
This course presents a series of creative writting activities. Drawing from your imagination and the use of authentic materials (photos, films, book excerpts, poems etc.), you will compose a variety of French texts such as narratives, descriptions, critiques, poems, articles, and biographies. The final project for this course will be the compilation of short stories written by each participant.
Do you find grammar gruesome? Prepositions problematic? Tenses terrifying? This detailed grammar course will bring a smile to your face, thanks to clear and simple explanations and plenty of exercises. This course is composed of three parts at the same level.
Objectives - Part 1
if possible : verbs such as devoir, pouvoir, savoir, connaître
This course is designed for translation professionals and non-professionals who need help with some of the subtleties of the French language, such as anglicisms, deceptive cognates, grammar, idioms and registers.
Discover the underlying principles of translation;
Learn the secrets of English and French words;
Use the appropriate degree of formality;
Avoid common pitfalls due to language interference.
Two levels are available:
Level I focuses on common pitfalls due to language interference, whether in words or full sentences;
Level II focuses on grammar issues and specialized terminologies.