This French class is suitable for people who already have a substantial vocabulary and a good grasp of French grammar. It focuses on improving fluency and facilitating conversation in French through stimulating and rewarding games and exercises.
It also tackles common grammar mistakes/problems through play, which alleviates the sense of repetitive boredom that could stem from studying grammar more formally and renders it much more appealing and almost effortless.
Classes are kept small in terms of size, as there is a maximum of 8 people per group. This ensures that everyone can participate in the course of the lesson and that no one can “hide”. It also helps create a friendly atmosphere, which is very conducive to learning.
Availability of the Advanced French conversation classes:
Day: Tuesdays, 10-11.30am
Evening: Tuesdays, 8-9.30pm
Through the use of board games, the group shall improve on specific aspects of grammar that students find tricky at this level.
Past tense revision (perfect, imperfect and pluperfect)
Using a French magazine, the group will focus every week on specific articles chosen by the students. This will introduce new vocabulary and more complex sentence structures, and help focus conversation on specific themes that are of interest to everyone in the group.
Vocabulary & knowledge
Every week, students receive a short list of words and structures studied in the course of the previous week. The group’s teacher starts each lesson by going over that new French vocabulary in class with the students who explain it into French: this process enables a deeper understanding allowing the students to memorise the newly acquired structures better, seemingly effortlessly.
Interested in joining one of Lise’s advanced French conversation groups? Why not contact Lise today to check if this is the right level for you? >>> Free 30 minutes assessment of your present level!
Gift vouchers are also available if you would like to offer someone a special gift that will last them for 10 weeks! Contact Lise for more information 🙂 or buy your own here.
Maybe your child has moved to a new school and the standard is substantially higher than in his/her former school. Or he/she may feel demotivated and discouraged, and has stopped paying attention to the classroom. because he/she does not understand what the teacher is talking about. Or maybe he/she just needs a little bit of revisions before an important exam.
Whatever your reasons may be for choosing to give extra support to your child, we are here to help. We’re experienced , but most of all friendly, and your child will regain his/her confidence in no time, through a range of fun activities : typically, just a few weeks are necessary to give your child that extra boost that will make all the difference and enable him/her to follow better in class and gain this invaluable asset that is a second language.
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Whatever your child’s circumstances, our individual tuition is tailor-made for them, using carefully designed material, or on occasion manuals if we feel your child may respond better to a more traditional method of learning. All training material used in class is included in the fees, so there will be no nasty surprises – and the materials are your child’s to keep: no one will ask him/her to give them back at the end of the course!
After a free 30 minutes consultation, Lise will advise you and your child as to what solution will be most suited to his/her individual needs, and she will devise a training plan which will be emailed or sent to you and your child before the first lesson is arranged, so you both get a chance to have your say about the training!
Lise Morel has 19 years of experience in language training, and knows all the tricks of the trade – your child will quickly and noticeably improve, thanks to a range of interactive techniques.
Book your session(s) with the Grammar Fairy (£15/session) and start improving your grammar and language skills in French next week!
►Book £15 for a specific session (for online payment see above) ►Book full 10 weeks for £130 – contact us for more information ►Intermediate to Advanced level (B1-C1) ►The workshops take place in Minto Street, in Edinburgh ►Easy access by public transport ►Limited to 8 people per workshop ►Tea and coffee are included, as well as all the documents used during the workshop
►Intermediate to Advanced level (B1-C1) ►The workshops take place in Minto Street, in Edinburgh ►Easy access by public transport ►Limited to 8 people per workshop ►Tea and coffee are included, as well as all the documents used during the workshop
Wednesdays, 10-11.30am – £100 for 10 weeks (15 hours)
You have studied French at basic level and you are ready to start talking! This is the course for you: thanks to carefully designed exercises, your communicating skills will improve.
You can expect to learn more about the past and future tenses, whilst consolidating what you have already acquired.
We will be following a specific training programme, but this does not mean this will be definite and fixed: for me, it is important to follow the group’s needs, and adapt the course to your needs, rather than to what I have planned originally!
By the end of the course, you will have increased confidence with speaking and will be able to cope well with basic conversation, and you will be able to handle short newspaper articles etc…
Contact Lise today to check if this is the right class for you: Free 30 minutes assessment of your present level!
The new term for group French classes will start on w/c 19th of September 2011.
There will be noticeably less choice than previous years due to the development of my translating activities in the past few months and existing students will have priority booking until early September 2011, after which date the classes will be open to everyone.
Cette semaine, on a commencé par parler du programme et du format des cours pour ce trimestre : nous allons étudier chaque semaine un thème particulier, pour lequel vous recevrez une liste de vocabulaire que je vous donnerai la semaine précédente. Chaque semaine, vous ferez une petite présentation sur le thème en question et nous ferons aussi des questions-réponses. Nous verrons aussi pour la grammaire 🙂
Nous avons ensuite révisé le futur en parlant de nos projets pour 2011 : ce que nous ferons, les voyages que nous avons prévus et les changements que nous affronteront dans notre vie ! Puis, nous avons commencé un jeu destiné à réviser “passé composé” et “imparfait” – ce n’était pas évident de passer d’un temps à l’autre, mais je pense que vous avez trouvé cet exercice assez ludique et utile ! 🙂 Nous n’avons pas terminé, donc nous continuerons un peu la semaine prochaine.
– lire le vocabulaire sur la maison (voir pièce jointe): vous pouvez aussi utiliser les liens internet que je vous ai indiqués:
– Préparer une courte présentation (1 ou 2 minutes) : “Parlez d’une maison dont vous gardez un souvenir particulier.” (attention, il ne faut pas parler de la maison où vous habitez en ce moment, mais d’une maison que vous avez visitée ou que vous avez habitée précédemment!)
Cette semaine, nous avons eu, malgré la neige, notre cours de français! Pour ceux qui n’avaient pas pu venir, nous avons diffusé (!!) le cours – si vous désirez le revoir, je vous communiquerai les mots de passe pour y avoir accès… —> French Classes TV
Nous avons d’abord revu le vocabulaire de la semaine 8, puis on a parlé de vos projets et bonnes résolutions pour 2011. On n’a (encore!) pas eu le temps de parler des émissions que vous détestez, donc ce sera pour la semaine prochaine! Sinon, on a révisé la formation du subjonctif (voir fiche).
– Vocabulaire à expliquer en français
– Talk about a TV program you hate… Explain !
– What are your plans/good resolutions for 2011 ? (to be finished)
– 2 things that you HAVE TO DO before Christmas (using a structure such as “il faut que” or “il est indispensable/nécessaire/essentiel que” + le subjonctif!)
dégager la neige
tout le temps
un enterrement de vie de garçon
faire de l’escalade
faire de la randonnée