If you studied French in school as a child but can now only understand the French ingredients on cereal boxes, you're not alone! Here's your chance to go back to our other official language, this time to learn it efficiently and effectively, right from the beginning. If you already know some French, we will place you in a class at the right level so that you can make fast progress to proficiency.
French is spoken by over 200 million people and is the second most widely learned foreign language. Learning French opens up many work opportunities, as you will see if you go to a Canadian job search engine and enter "French" as a keyword. French is also an excellent base if you go on to learn other languages derived from Latin, such as Spanish, Portuguese or Italian.
Group French Courses in Toronto
Hansa offers five levels of group French classes. These eight-week programs are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and focus on French spoken in France. Books and materials are included in the course fee. Payment and registration must be received before the registration deadline.
January 24th - March 16th
Registration deadline: January 13th
April 18th - June 8th
Registration deadline: April 7th
July 11th - August 31st
Registration deadline: June 30th
October 3rd - November 23th
Registration deadline: September 22nd
Hansa's Level 1 French course is designed to give students a strong foundation in the French Language and covers units 1 to 29 of Grammaire Progressive du Français. Students learn the basic pronunciation of French and become familiar with greetings, numbers, days of the week, time, and other daily-use vocabulary. They will also learn to describe places, people and objects. Grammar covered includes masculine and feminine words, singular and plural, avoir and être, negation, -erverbs, articles, il y a, questions, possessive pronouns, and demonstrative forms.
The Level 2 French course reviews everything covered in Hansa's Level 1 French course and goes on to cover units 30 to 43 of Grammaire Progressive du Français. Themes include the seasons and weather, food and beverages, ordering food in a restaurant, asking for directions, vocabulary for school and home life, hobbies and sports. Grammar includes the verb faire; -ir, -re, and -oir verbs; comparatives; regular and irregular verbs; additional question types.
In Hansa's Level 3 French course, students briefly review everything covered in level 1 and 2 and then go on to study chapters 44 to 60 of Grammaire Progressive du Français. Topics include le futur proche; le passé composé;the imperfect; prepositions such as pendant, depuis and dans; negation; pronouns such as en, lui, qui, que, moi, toi and y.
Hansa's Level 4 French course focuses on vocabulary and speaking. The book Vocabulaire Progressive du Français is used as the primary resource. Topics covered include French culture; formal and polite expressions; relationships; emotions; physical attributes and movements; fashion, shopping and clothing; personality; geography; professions; travel. Upon completion of this level, students will be able to understand a great deal of French and will have little difficulty being understood.
The French Level 5 course uses the book Grammaire Progressive du Français – Niveau Intermediaireas the main resource. The course begins with a review of grammar covered in the earlier levels, then goes on to cover more complex topics such as relative clauses, past tenses, conditionals, the subjunctive, and the plus-que-parfait. Students at this level are able to understand French music and radio broadcasts and speak with little difficulty. After level 5, we recommend lots of review and practice through either private instruction or programs at one of Hansa's partner schools in Quebec or France.
Please note: material will be covered at the pace of the class; some of the above topics may not be covered, as the course will be geared towards the needs of the class as a whole. Some of the curriculum may be modified at the instructor's discretion.
Comments from former students:
"The teacher is very knowledgeable and charismatic"
"The teacher was great and I learned a lot from her"
"It was a great atmosphere. The teacher made it very comfortable"
"The teacher made it easier than it had seemed"
Private French Language Programs:
Please note: All French lessons are held at Hansa's 2160 Yonge Street campus. For private classes held off campus, within Toronto, an additional 35% surcharge will be added to the course fee.