Workshops: Grammar & Vocabulary – Intermediate B1 & higher

Format: Online
Type: Workshops
Level: Intermediate B1, Advanced B2, Expert C1 C2
Fri, Feb 12 & Mar 12, from 5:30pm-7pm

Enhancing Grammar and Vocabulary: Difficulties in the French Language 

These two workshops will be conducted in both French and English. Over the course of the sessions you will improve your skills in French grammar and vocabulary, concentrating on the most difficult-to-master aspects of French language. Participants are encouraged to ask questions.

Ces deux ateliers sont en français et en anglais. Leur but est de vous aider à améliorer vos connaissances en grammaire et vocabulaire. Ensemble, nous traiterons les parties les plus difficiles du français. Les participants peuvent aussi poser des questions.

Led by T.Bidault

  • WKGRAM.B1.W01 - Fri, Feb 12, from 5:30pm-7pm - Part 1

    The first workshop covers in this order:

    • 10 verbs that use both être and avoir in the past tense and their different meanings
    • The six most important French verbs and their 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 faux amis, words that seem alike in English and French but don’t mean the same
    • Using « To » and « From » in relation to countries, US states, regions, cities, and other locations
    • Questions you never dared to ask about French Grammar
  • WKGRAM.B1.W02 - Fri, Mar 12, from 5:30pm-7pm - Part 2

    The second workshop covers in this order:

    • When to 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 Parisian French and its abbreviations
    • The new way of employing the negative form
    • The pronunciation of « Plus » and its wide-reaching implications
    • Ceci, Cela, Celui-ci, Celui-là, Ceux-ci, and Celles-là
    • Common expressions, « Les expressions de la rue »
    • Questions you never dared to ask about French Grammar