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.
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 Mareschal, Ph.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.
"The course was exactly what I was looking for and needed. I feel as though I've gone over almost every rule of grammar that has been confusing me for years! I appreciate the knowledge the instructor has and that she is so good at transmitting that knowledge to her students with great examples."
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