Essentials of French Grammar

The language of instruction is French

Has it been a while since your last French course? Do you have trouble understanding, let alone remembering and assimilating French grammar? Have you had little practice writing in French? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then this three-day refresher workshop is for you. Its purpose is to review and reinforce previously acquired essential grammatical structures and vocabulary. If you have already studied French but feel somewhat “rusty”, this workshop will help you to refresh your memory and gain confidence writing in French.

The focus of the workshop is on functional language usage. A dynamic, communicative approach is used with an emphasis on realistic and meaningful work-related situations. The language of instruction is French.

Take our short, on-line test - strictly personal and confidential - to find out if this workshop suits your needs.

The program French Writing Skills for Anglophones provides excellent preparation for those wishing to take the Federal Government's French language proficiency tests.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Parts of speech and syntactic functions

  • Common lexical and grammatical errors to avoid

  • Agreement of verbs and adjectives

  • Agreement of past participles without and with an auxiliary verb

  • Word endings (e.g. é, ée, és, ées - er - ez)

  • Homophones (e.g. quand/quant/qu’en; leur/leurs; quelque/quel que; tout/tous)

  • Use of object and adverbial pronouns (e.g. Je leur en ai parlé, il les y a encouragés)

  • Valuable writing tools (print and electronic)

  • Those who need to review essential grammatical structures and vocabulary before moving on to the next level (Fundamentals of French Writing Skills).

Catherine MareschalPh.D., has solid experience teaching French writing skills to Francophones and Anglophones at colleges, universities, and government institutions. She delivers training for the program French Writing Skills for Anglophones, as well as for the workshops Français au travail I & II and Le mot juste for Francophones. A translator by training, Catherine provides translation and revision services to various health care and educational research institutions.

"This workshop was challenging in the best way possible. It is an excellent next step for those wishing to improve their French language writing skills. The instructor was incredible - helpful, well-organized, and incredibly knowledgeable. She conveyed the subject matter in a way that was engaging, enlightening and accessible.​"

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Essentials of French Grammar (Online session)
January 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 2022
9:00 - 12:00

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