Improve your French through Films!

This course develops challenging aspects of the French language. It provides a good mix of activities, both in terms of speaking and listening, aimed at developing your vocabulary and your understanding of rapidly spoken French.

This is based on the integration of video material (films) to help you get to grips with slang and less formal aspects of the language. We normally spend 3 sessions over one film.

The first session involves watching the film (with English subtitles), which is followed by a discussion about the general themes explored in the movie, as well as an exploration of the film’s background (directors, script-writers, actors). ATTENTION: the first session usually starts earlier (typically at 7.30pm) to allow time for discussion after watching the film!

Then two other sessions include the study of extracts, with carefully designed exercises (I try to tackle the actual problems faced by the students in the group, making this quite a personal experience), followed by a discussion of very specific points made by the film.

Interested in joining Lise’s Cinéclasse? 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.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY:

BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

  • The fees include documents used in class, as well as a selection of tea/coffee/herbal teas.
  • Minimum number of students: 4
  • Maximum number of students: 8

For more information and for a free assessment of your level to determine if this is the right group for you, contact Lise at lise@edilang.com or on (0131) 667 3999.


 

Intermediate 2 French (evening): Conversation & Grammar

Wednesdays 6-7.30pm – £100 for 10 weeks (15 hours)

This group is suitable for people who have already a substantial knowledge of French, but wish to improve on their fluency.

This course will focus mainly on conversational skills, and you can expect the lessons to be conducted in French (though, on occasion, I might use English to quickly explain a finer grammar point!).

Various themes will be explored, thanks to different means: articles from the internet or from the French press will help gather vocabulary that will prove extremely useful for discussion, and, although grammar will not be formally explored, we will look at those aspects that you feel less confident about.

The course will help you feel more confident whilst discussing a number of topics that come up in conversation with friends, or with colleagues.

I may integrate short film extracts in order to improve your fluency and develop more understanding of more colloquial French – but will discuss this with the group beforehand.

Interested in joining Lise’s Intermediate 2 French evening class? 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.

 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY:

BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

  • Classes start in January 2015 and will last for 10 weeks, until the end of March.
  • The fees include documents used in class, as well as a selection of tea/coffee/herbal teas.
  • Minimum number of students: 4
  • Maximum number of students: 8

For more information and for a free assessment of your level to determine if this is the right group for you, contact Lise at lise@edilang.com or on (0131) 667 3999.

Lise is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

French things to do in November!

THINGS YOU CAN DO OUTSIDE CONTACT HOURS IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER:
French meetup: every Tuesday in the Queen’s Arms, French/English exchange. Every second Wednesday, pub meet-up.

Cinema:

Filmhouse:

Le Testament d’Orphée (The Testament of Orpheus)

Showing Tue 02 Nov only

The Great Love (Le grand amour)

Showing Thu 11 Nov only

Diva

Showing Fri 12 Nov only

Little Nicolas (Le petit Nicolas)

Showing to Sun 14 Nov

Mademoiselle Chambon

Showing Mon 15 Nov only

Dumas (L’autre Dumas)

Showing to Tue 16 Nov

An Ordinary Execution (Une exécution ordinaire)

Showing Wed 17 Nov only

L’Atalante

Showing to Wed 17 Nov

Bus Palladium

Showing Sat 20 Nov only

Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)

Showing Sun 21 Nov only

Change of Plans (Le code a changé)

Showing Mon 22 Nov only

Khamsa

Showing to Mon 22 Nov

Regrets (Les regrets)

Showing to Tue 23 Nov

Making Plans for Lena (Non ma fille, tu n’iras pas danser)

Showing Wed 24 Nov only

Imogène McCarthery

Showing Fri 26 Nov only

Loin (Far)

Showing Sat 27 Nov only

LOL

Showing Sun 28 Nov only