French for Adults


An 8-week virtual course in French for Adults

This course introduces the French language to adults. Conducted in dual French and English by your instructor, Jaques Press, who is French-speaking. Class sessions include learning techniques with the adult in mind. Techniques of this course include relying on words common to French and English, practicing conversations and selecting the right expressions for personal needs - such as travel, business, friendship, and culture.   

This series does not carry academic credits. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.  

Open to all skill levels. 



Course Features:

  • Adult-oriented language learning techniques
  • French conversation, expressions and culture
  • Certificate awarded upon completion



July 9 - August 27, 2020

Instructor led through Zoom
French Demystified, Premium 3rd Edition (Required)
Author: Annie Heminway
A French to English Dictionary and/or access to Google Translate (optional)


3 - 5 p.m. 




  • Outcomes:
    • Read and pronounce common words and expressions properly
    • Understand basic information supplied by French speakers
    • Become understood when asking questions or requesting assistance
    • Converse with others about their background, work relationships, situations, etc.
    • Read notices and write basis sentences; write short letters and passages.
    • Become confident when dealing with transportation, food lodging, finances, and shopping situations
  • Session Descriptions:
    • Grammar, vocabulary and spelling are included, but sessions focus more on reading, pronunciation and proper use of cultural expressions in speaking and writing
    • Participants simulate situational contexts (“At the airport,” “At the museum,” “In the restaurant,” “At the grocery store,” etc.) applying what they are learning. 
    • Topics of interest (French culture, regions, food, drink, current events, arts and history) are introduced to encourage dialogue.
    • Learning techniques specifically designed for “Adult-learners” will be used to help avoid common mistakes in speaking the language

To register, e-mail us at  or call (609) 652-4227