French with TV5Monde – Intermediate B1

Intermediate B1


Spring classes will start live on Zoom the week of Monday, April 6. Lessons will take place online while we are closed and will switch to in-person lessons at FIAF as soon as we are able to reopen.

90-minute / 2-hour classes: You meet on Zoom for the full duration of the class.

3-hour classes: The first 90 minutes of class will be live on Zoom. You will then receive 90 minutes of independent and mandatory work to be completed at your convenience before your next class. The offline activities are a full part of your weekly class. You will be able to connect with your teacher at anytime via an online platform if you have any questions.


Learn French with France’s number one news source!

In this interactive media course, you will improve your listening, conversation, and writing skills by watching video clips from TV5MONDE, the leading French TV channel in the world. This course is perfect for you if you would like to discover French-speaking media and boost your language skills using real-world sources. You will explore topics such as current events, history, pop culture, and more, all while sharpening your French.

In class, we’ll address questions such as:

  • How do French media portray world events?
  • What are the sentence structures and grammatical points used in news excerpts?
  • How can you use these linguistic topics to improve your speaking skills?

We’ll watch popular broadcasts including: “Saveurs sans frontière,” “C’était il y a,” “Cités du monde,” “Mains et merveilles,” “7 jours sur la planète,” and more.