Fundamentals of French Writing Skills

The language of instruction is French

This three-day workshop focuses on writing well-structured sentences using appropriate verb tenses, prepositions and agreement rules, while avoiding common anglicisms. If you need to review essential French grammatical structures and vocabulary, we strongly suggest that you first register for the course Essentials of French Grammar.

Take our short on-line test - strictly personal and confidential - to find out if this workshop suits your needs. It's quick and easy!

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

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  • Use of the subjunctive to convey a need, a wish or a possibility

  • Use of “si” to describe future projects, formulate hypotheses or describe conditions

  • Review of the agreement of past participles without and with an auxiliary verb

  • Agreement of past participles in the case of pronominal verbs

  • Use of the right prepositions

  • Widespread false cognates and other anglicisms to avoid in professional writing

  • Valuable writing tools (print and electronic)

  • Those who are already familiar with the rudiments of French grammar and want to improve their 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.

“I have been using the on-line tools at work and I have noticed a difference in just a couple of weeks!”

Important Information FALL 2020

Due to COVID-19 all in-person fall dates are likely to be subject to change in order to accommodate online virtual delivery. We invite you to register to reserve your spot today.

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Fundamentals of French Writing Skills (Online session)
November 23, 25, 27, 30, December 2, 4, 2020
9:00 - 12:00
$1,295.00
Fundamentals of French Writing Skills
March 18, 25, 26, 2021
9:00 - 16:00
$1,295.00

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