If you have some or long-since-forgotten basic knowledge of French, this class is for you. In the Beginner French I level course, we will assume that some basic concepts of pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary have been studied. Students will get familiar with new vocabulary, grammar rules, verbs, and expressions through exercises to review and build on the foundation with focus on pronunciation, simple vocabulary and basic grammar. Students will learn masculine/feminine, singular/plural, adjectives, articles, possession, questions, demonstrative adjectives, present tenses of -ir and -re regular verbs, comparatives/ superlatives. Our focus is shared among reading, listening, and oral exercises for a well-rounded, dynamic learning experience of everyday French. Please purchase the college-level textbook online or from a bookstore prior to the first class: Contacts, Valette/Valette, 8th Edition, with in-text audio CD if possible.
Maurice Bombrun is a French native, experienced teacher and bilingual dual citizen. He teaches and tutors privately with local private and public schools, and has worked for the Alliance Française and the French International School of Boston. With undergraduate studies at the Sorbonne and LSE London, he holds Master’s degrees from Sciences Po Paris and the University of Grenoble.