Workshops: Grammar & Vocabulary – Intermediate B1 & higher

Fall: Sep 20–Dec 11
Location: In Person at FIAF Manhattan
Type: Workshops
Level: Intermediate B1, Advanced B2, Expert C1 C2
Friday, November 5

Enhancing Grammar and Vocabulary: Difficulties in the French Language 
Led by Thierry Bidault
$69 per workshop
Fridays, from 5:30-7:30pm

This workshop is in both French and English. Its goal is to help you improve your skills in French grammar and vocabulary. Together, we will go over the most difficult parts of the French language. Participants can also ask questions.

The workshop covers in this order:
– 10 verbs using être et avoir at the past tense for different meanings;
– The 6 most important French verbs with multiple meanings;
– When should you use « Il est » and « C’est » for « It is »;
– Agreement of the past participle in the past tense after « que »;
– Easy ways to conjugate the imperfect, the future and the conditional tenses;
– Vocabulary: 15 foes, words that seem alike in English and French but don’t mean the same;
– « To » and « From » + countries, US states, regions, cities, etc.;
– When should you use the subjunctive present and how to conjugate it;
– The direct and indirect object pronouns: how to use them and how to position them;
– The numerous uses of « En » and « Y »;
– Positioning adjectives and adverbs;
– The new French Parisian and its shortcuts;
– The new way to use the negative form;
– The pronunciation of « Plus » that changes everything today;
– Ceci, Cela, Celui-ci, Celui-là, Ceux-ci, Celles-là;
– The common expressions / Les expressions de la rue;
– Q and A: Questions you never dared to ask about French grammar.

This class is HyFlex
Hyflex gives you the flexibility to learn in person or online. In-person students can switch to attending class online at any time by requesting virtual access from their teacher. Watch the video.

Manhattan Safety Measures
Masks are required for everyone over the age of two. Students ages 18 and older attending classes in person at FIAF Manhattan are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination on the first day of class. Vaccination requirement is only met when the vaccine shot (both shots for a two-dose vaccine) has been administered at least 14 days before the first class.