Culture Classes

French Through Music Part 1 ~ Le français en musique – Partie 1   (5 weeks) – Do you love music?  Do you love French?  In 5 weeks, you can take a journey through French popular music from the 20th and 21st centuries.  From the classics like Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet through modern French popular music and musical theater, this class covers French vocabulary, grammar and culture through a musical lens.

Part 1 cover 5 stand alone classes at the intermediate level.

Teacher: Daniel McDonald
Class Time:Wednesdays, 6 PM to 8 PM
Location: 
Dates: September 26th to October 24th, 2018  

Cost: $150 for Members                                 $185 for Non-members

 

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French Adventures: The class that’s always on a field trip!

submitted by FAC Special Events Coordinator Jo-Ann Belanger

Jo-Ann Bélanger has an MSEd and is a 23 year career French teacher. She is a dedicated FAC joannbelangervolunteer who currently heads our French Adventures classes and organizes trips and other special events for members and guests.

 

 

French Adventures is literally an adventure in learning. Each month participants of all ages join together at different locations around the state to learn a few words in French and tour an area learning something new. The goal of this class is to whet the appetites of folks who want to learn a few words in French but not commit to an actual class. Then, all have the option of taking a full class with one our amazing instructors in our language program. There is no enrollment fee and each class is “pay as you go”. Discounted rates apply for FAC members and families.

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Cinéma Français, Printemps 2015

Cinéma Français, Printemps 2015 (Spring 2015)

The Franco-American Centre is pleased to announce its Cinéma Français course being offered during Spring Semester 2015. The theme this semester is “Extraordinary Personal Strength.”

Format:
Each film is preceded by a brief presentation of key concepts and followed by group discussion of how the film relates to the theme.  All films are in French with English subtitles.  Presentations and discussions are in English.

Key Details:
DATES: Wednesdays, February 18, March 18, April 15
TIMES: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Dana Center Lecture Hall, Saint Anselm College

REGISTRATION: May be done at door of first class (cash or check, please)
CLASS TUITION (which includes all three films and class discussions) is $15/non-members and $10/FAC members.  Saint Anselm College and FAC French students may enroll at no cost.

For more details, call the FAC office at 603-641-7114.

February 18
Louis Cyr: L’homme le plus fort du monde (“Louis Cyr: The Strongest Man in the World”)
This moving biopic is the story of Louis Cyr, who at one time was the strongest man in the world.  The movie brings Cyr from his early life as a shy French Canadian working in a textile mill to the fame and glory of being renowned as the strongest man in the world.  Guest lecturer Robert Perreault will add unique insights to Cyr’s journey.

March 18
Le métis de Dieu (“The Jewish Cardinal”)
The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope John Paul II – and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from either group.  Guest lecturer Msgr Charles Desruisseaux will provide cultural background.

April 15
Un long dimanche de fiançailles (“A Very Long Engagement”)
Mathilde (Audrey Tautou) is told that her fiancé (Gaspard Ulliel) has been killed in World War I. She refuses to believe this, however, and begins trying to find out what actually happened on the battlefield the night he was supposedly killed, enlisting the help of a private investigator. During her search, she stumbles across evidence of the inhumane and morally bankrupt system used by the French to deal with deserters, and hears from other men who were sentenced to extreme punishment.

Winter French Language Classes

See our French Classes page for the French Language classes conducted by the Franco-American Centre for the winter term.

New French Language Classes Announced

See our French Classes page for the French Language classes conducted by the Franco-American Centre for the fall term.

Summer 2014 French Language Classes at FAC

The Franco-American Centre is holding two classes this summer: one children’s immersion class and one intermediate/advanced class on French Music.

In addition to the classes listed, there are also private and semi-private classes available.

Children’s French Classes

Children’s Summer French Immersion Program, Summer 2014

This year’s summer French program for children will allow students to experience French in a familiar, hands-on, and fun immersion based environment whereby all instruction is given in French followed by an English translation. Curriculum consists of French instruction, cooking, crafts, games, French music and age appropriate films. Each class will consist of one hour of French instruction followed by 30 minutes of outdoor activities (weather permitting). An enriching experience is guaranteed!

Ages: 6-12

Teacher: Doris StPierre Basquil (30 year public school teacher and has taught at the FAC for 3 years)

Class Time: Wednesdays, 10-11:30am

Location: 535 Titus Ave, Manchester, NH 03103 (teacher’s home in south Manchester, air-conditioned home with fenced in backyard for outdoor activities)

Dates: July 9-August 13

Cost: $125

Requirements: No previous knowledge of French is required.  Students are asked to bring a personal snack and beverage for each class. Each class is so constructed that it can stand on its own so that if a student needs to miss a class, he/she can fully participate in the next class.

Registration: Register now by calling Lise Sutton at the Franco-American Centre at (603) 641-7114.  Best time to reach Lise is T,W, Th, 11am-1pm.  Payment can be made over the phone with a credit card or you can make arrangements with Lise to send a check by mail. Enrollment is limited so register ASAP.  Registrations should be paid before the first day of class on July 9.

Questions should be addressed to Madame Pauline Guimond Grant, French Classes Coordinator ([email protected]) or to the teacher, Madame Doris StPierre Basquil ([email protected])

Advanced French Classes

Music and Advanced Conversation
Teacher: Meghan Licata
Class Time: Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm
Location: Alumni Hall, LL4 (Saint Anselm College)
Dates: July 16 – August 20, 2014
Cost: $150

This summer, students will refine their French conversational and listening skills through the exploration and study of French Music. Each week, students will listen to and discuss a different French song, practicing all linguistic faculties while also learning more about French culture and improving analytical skills. Prerequisite: Intermediate or Advanced French, or equivalent. Please contact Meghan Licata for more details: [email protected]

 

Spring 2014 French Classes at FAC

The schedule for the Spring 2014 French classes at the Franco-American Centre has just been posted. If you have questions, please contact Pauline Guimond Grant, the Centre’s French Classes Coordinator. For information on all of the French classes including Private and Semi-Private Classes, see Policies.

Unless otherwise posted, all classes will be held in the Dana Center on the campus of Saint Anselm College.

Children’s French Classes

After School Children’s Beginner class
Teacher: Doris StPierre-Basquil
Class Time: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 1D
Dates: April 15 – June 10, 2014 (no class 4/29 due to school vacation week)

Homeschoolers-Beginners
Teacher: Doris StPierre-Basquil
Class Time: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am
Location: Dana Center, Conference Room
Dates: April 2 – May 28, 2014 (no class 4/30 due to school vacation week)

Homeschoolers-Advanced Beginners
Teacher: Doris StPierre-Basquil
Class Time: Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00am
Location: Dana Center, Conference Room
Dates: April 2 – May 28, 2014 (no class 4/30 due to school vacation week)

Beginner French Classes

Transitional
Teacher: Rachel Spierer
Class Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 6D
Dates: April 8, April 22 – June 3, 2014 (no class 4/15)

Refresher
Teacher: Adele Guay
Class Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 2D
Dates: April 22 – June 24, 2014

Intermediate French Classes

Intermediate
Teacher: Sandra Townsend
Class Time: 2-4pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 2D
Dates: Tuesdays April 1, 8, 15;  Thursday May 8; Tuesdays May 13, 20, June 3, 10, 2014

Advanced Intermediate
Teacher: Pauline Grant
Class Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 5D
Dates: April 8 – May 27, 2014

Advanced French Classes

Advanced French Conversation
Teacher: Pauline Grant
Class Time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 1D
Dates: April 23 – June 11, 2014

Music, Poetry, and Short Stories
Teacher: Meghan Licata
Class Time: Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 2D
Dates: April 16 – June 18, 2014 (10 weeks)

Yoga in French

Chair Yoga Not offered this spring
Gentle Yoga Not offered this spring

OTHER CLASSES

Private Classes
Franco-American Centre student membership of $35 is required.
$60 per one hour class
$275 for a package of 5 classes ($55/class)
$500 for a package of 10 classes ($50/class)

Semi-Private Classes
Franco-American Centre student membership of $35 is required.$45 per one hour class
$200 for a package of 5 classes ($55/class)
$350 for a package of 10 classes ($50/class)

Winter 2014 French Classes at FAC

The schedule for the Winter 2014 French classes at the Franco-American Centre has just been posted. If you have questions, please contact Pauline Guimond Grant, the Centre’s French Classes Coordinator. For information on all of the French classes including Private and Semi-Private Classes, see Policies.

Unless otherwise posted, all classes will be held in the Dana Center on the campus of Saint Anselm College.

Children’s French Classes

After School Children’s Beginner class
Teacher: Doris StPierre-Basquil
Class Time: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 1D
Dates: January 28 – April 1, 2014 (no class 2/11)

After School Children’s Advanced class
Teacher: June Rolon
Class Time: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm (note new time)
Location: Dana Center, Room 2D
Dates: January 28 – April 1, 2014

Homeschoolers-Advanced Beginners CANCELLED

Homeschoolers-Beginners
Teacher: Doris StPierre-Basquil
Class Time: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am
Location: Dana Center, Conference Room
Dates: January 15 – March 12, 2014 (teaching 2/26; no class 2/12)

Beginner French Classes

Absolute BeginnersCANCELLED
Transitional
Teacher: Rachel Spierer
Class Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 6D
Dates: February 4 – March 25, 2014

Refresher
Teacher: Adele Guay
Class Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 2D
Dates: January 28 – March 18, 2014

Intermediate French Classes

Intermediate
Teacher: Sandra Townsend
Class Time: Tuesdays, 2-4pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 2D
Dates: January 28 – March 25, 2014 (no class 3/4)

Advanced Intermediate
Teacher: Pauline Grant
Class Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 4D
Dates: January 21 – March 18, 2014 (no class 3/4)

Advanced French Classes

Advanced French Conversation
Teacher: Pauline Grant
Class Time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Location: Dana Center, Room 1D
Dates: January 22 – March 19, 2014 (no class 3/5)

Introduction to French Literature CANCELLED

Yoga in French

Chair Yoga CANCELLED
Gentle Yoga CANCELLED

OTHER CLASSES

Private Classes
Franco-American Centre student membership of $35 is required.
$60 per one hour class
$275 for a package of 5 classes ($55/class)
$500 for a package of 10 classes ($50/class)

Semi-Private Classes
Franco-American Centre student membership of $35 is required.$45 per one hour class
$200 for a package of 5 classes ($55/class)
$350 for a package of 10 classes ($50/class)

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