L'ÉCOLE  FRANÇAISE CHICAGO  

french classes for adults

    1714 W. Belmont Avenue 

 Chicago, IL 60657   

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- OUR NEXT SESSIONS -

WORKSHOPS 2018 (2-week session): December 3 - 15
REGISTRATION is now OPEN
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WINTER 2019 (9-week session): January 14 - March 16
REGISTRATION is now OPEN


CLASS LISTING  

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All our classes are listed by CHRONOLOGICAL TIME ORDER: our Winter session will start on Monday, January 14  and end on Saturday, March 16.

Our courses are also listed by COLOR CODES: BASIC classes (A) are in blue, INTERMEDIATE (B) classes in gray, ADVANCED (C) classes in red.



REGISTRATION POLICIES  

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Before signing up for a course, we invite you to read carefully our registration policies. Each class requires a minimum of 5 participants and is limited to 10 participants maximum. Therefore, we recommend our students to register early to save a seat in their class of choice!


PENDING REGISTRATION

Since our classes are limited to 10 participants maximum, please note that registrations have to be fully completed to save a seat in your class of choice. In an effort to accommodate our communities,  ALL PENDING REGISTRATIONS WILL BE CANCELLED.


Upcoming events

    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lef
    • 2
    Register

    Saturday, December 1st, 1-3pm

    Give French a try on us whether you take a class or not. FREE trial classes, FREE placement tests, FREE refreshments and snacks.

    NO SHOW POLICY: Please note that since this event is FREE and LIMITED, all enrolled people who won't be attending this event without notifications won't be permitted to attend other sessions. Thank you for your understanding!

    • 03 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    LIVING THE PRESENT… – Le présent de l’indicatif                       

    A9 – Monday, December 3 / 6:00-7:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Conjugating French verbs in the present tense can be challenging? Through a well-structured interactive approach, we will help you master conjugation of regular (parler…), irregular (être, avoir, aller, -IR and -RE verbs…) and reflexive verbs (se promener...) to better talk about and live…the present moment!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 03 Dec 2018
    • 7:50 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lef
    • 8
    Register

    WHAT A NUMBER! – Les nombres français (Shopping in French!)

    A3 – Monday, December 3 / 7:50-9:30pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included  

    Phone numbers, age, time, dates, prices, sequential numbers, figures, shopping and purchasing…Being able to count in French will now be automatic and spontaneous for you! Les bons comptes font… les bons comptes!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
    • Lef
    • 10
    Register

    ARE YOU PRO….NOUNS? – Les pronoms directs, indirects, EN et Y

    B7 – Tuesday, December 4 / 10:00-11:40am

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Me, te, le, la, les, lui, leur, en ou y??? Let’s spend an hour and forty minutes practicing the pronouns in context. You will undoubtedly become a master of the pronouns.

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 10
    Register

    ARE YOU STILL PRO…NOUNS? – Les pronoms relatifs simples et complexes

    B9 – Tuesday, December 4 / 12:00-1:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Still hungry for pronouns? Qui, que, où dont, lequel, laquelle, lesquels, duquel, de laquelle, desquels, etc. This time, you will become the king or queen of French pronouns!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

     

    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 8
    Register

    REMEMBERING THE PAST… – Le passé composé et l’imparfait

    A11 – Tuesday, December 4 / 6:00-7:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    One of the most confusing grammatical structures in the French language! Come and revisit these tenses learning their differences at the same time. Always remember the past! And never forget where you come from!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 7:50 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lef
    • 8
    Register

    BACK TO THE FUTURE… - L’expression du futur

    A13 – Tuesday, December 4 / 7:50-9:30pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Come think, speak and read the future! Reviewing le présent à valeur de futur, le futur proche et le futur simple will allow you to better anticipate and plan your future events. Le futur est à vous !

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 05 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 6
    Register

    WHAT IF? – LES HYPOTHÈSES “Si j’étais… , je serais”

    B3 – Wednesday, December 5 / 6:00-7:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    In this workshop, we will focus on the 3 types of “If clauses” reviewing six different tenses: Si + Présent = futur simple / Si + imparfait = conditionnel présent / Si + Plus-que-parfait = conditionnel passé. Reimagine the world and reinvent yourself…

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 05 Dec 2018
    • 7:50 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lef
    • 7
    Register

    THE SUBJUNCTIVE IS SUBJECTIVE! – Le subjonctif présent et passé

    B5 – Wednesday, December 5 / 7:50-9:30pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    It is time for reconciliation with the subjunctive mode! One of the most difficult modes in French conjugation will become your best ally! Le subjonctif sera votre meilleur ami!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
    • Lef
    • 8
    Register

    PARLONS DE CINÉMA! - Présentation du cinéma francais           

    C1 – Thursday, December 6 / 10:00-11:40am

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Le cinéma est le septième art…Through movie excerpts, discover the most renowned French directors and actors, the main French blockbusters and leave this workshop with a detailed list of new movies to watch…in French!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 10
    Register

    TIME… WE’LL TELL! - L’expression du temps et de la durée (time and duration)

    B1 – Thursday, December 6 / 12:00-1:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Expressing time and duration in French can be a real a challenge: l’heure, depuis, pendant, pour, en, dans, il y a, ça fait (…) que? Give time some time; come and revisit these concepts so that time will always be on your side!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 9
    Register

    FRENCH ACCENTS  - Phonetics : VOWELS and NASALS… for ALL LEVELS!

    A1 – Thursday, December 6 / 6:00-7:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included  

    French is considered the language of romance. Come and perfect your pronunciation, correct your accent and receive an introductory lesson to the international phonetic transcription to better speak…the language of love!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 7:50 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lef
    • 8
    Register

    MORE QUESTIONS? – La forme interrogative                      

    A5 – Thursday, December 6 / 7:50-9:30pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    A workshop that emphasizes questions and interrogative forms: Qu’est-ce que ? Est-ce que ? Quel/Quelle ? Quand ? Où ? Qui ? Quoi ? Pourquoi ? Combien ? Ready to question anything?

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
    • LeF
    • 8
    Register

    FAKE OR REAL? – Les faux amis et les mots pièges

    C3 - Saturday, December 8 / 10:00-11:40am

    Amis, faux amis, ennemis? Learn how to use the right word and avoid the language traps of cognates: attend vs attendre, complete vs compléter, assist vs assister, library vs libraiie, eventually vs eventuellement, etc. Reconsolidate your friendship with the faux amis and make them your vrais amis!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
    • LéF
    • 10
    Register

    SPEAK LIKE A BOOK! - Panorama de littérature française            

    C2 – Saturday, December 8 / 12:00-1:40pm 

    From classics to more contemporary masterpieces, come and expand your knowledge of French literature. Parlez comme un livre!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 9
    Register

    BON APPÉTIT! - Ordering from a menu in French...in France!

    Les articles définis, indéfinis, partitifs

    Vocabulary of FOOD and GASTRONOMY!

    A7 – Saturday, December 8 / 2:00-3:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Vous aimez … cuisine française ? – le, la, l’, les, un, une, des, du, de la, de l’, des, de…? French articles will never be confusing anymore! Ordering from a menu will become so natural, as life should be…Bon appétit!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 9
    Register

    BON APPÉTIT! - Ordering from a menu in French...in France!

    Les articles définis, indéfinis, partitifs

    Vocabulary of FOOD and GASTRONOMY!

    A8 – Monday, December 10 / 6:00-7:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Vous aimez … cuisine française ? – le, la, l’, les, un, une, des, du, de la, de l’, des, de…? French articles will never be confusing anymore! Ordering from a menu will become so natural, as life should be…Bon appétit!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 7:50 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lef
    • 7
    Register

    ON THE MOVE… – Les prépositions de lieu et les verbes de mouvement

    A15 – Monday, December 10 / 7:50-9:30pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included    

    À Paris, à la bibliothèque, au Canada, aux Etats-Unis, en France, dans la classe, sur le bureau, sous la table, dessus, dessous, dedans, dehors, etc. Talk about your next moves…with more accuracy and confidence!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
    • Lef
    • 10
    Register

    WHAT A NUMBER! – Les nombres français (Shopping in French!)

    A4 – Tuesday, December 11 / 10:00-11:40am

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included  

    Phone numbers, age, time, dates, prices, sequential numbers, figures, shopping and purchasing…Being able to count in French will now be automatic and spontaneous for you! Les bons comptes font… les bons comptes!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 8
    Register

    MORE QUESTIONS? – La forme interrogative                      

    A6 – Tuesday, December 11 / 12:00-1:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    A workshop that emphasizes questions and interrogative forms: Qu’est-ce que ? Est-ce que ? Quel/Quelle ? Quand ? Où ? Qui ? Quoi ? Pourquoi ? Combien ? Ready to question anything?

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 8
    Register

    ARE YOU PRO….NOUNS? – Les pronoms directs, indirects, EN et Y

    B8 – Tuesday, December 11 / 6:00-7:40pm 

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Me, te, le, la, les, lui, leur, en ou y??? Let’s spend an hour and forty minutes practicing the pronouns in context. You will undoubtedly become a master of the pronouns.

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 7:50 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lef
    • 9
    Register

    ARE YOU STILL PRO…NOUNS? – Les pronoms relatifs simples et complexes

    B10 – Tuesday, December 11 / 7:50-9:30pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Still hungry for pronouns? Qui, que, où dont, lequel, laquelle, lesquels, duquel, de laquelle, desquels, etc. This time, you will become the king or queen of French pronouns!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

     

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 7
    Register

    "DRESSING" A NOUN – Les adjectifs, les adverbes et le gérondif

    B11 – Wednesday, December 12 / 6:00-7:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Beau, bel ou belle? Rapide ou vite? Confusing? Come and revisit adjectives  - placed before or after a noun and the agreement – adverbs and gérondif form (-ING form in English) “en allant”… to better express your feeling and emotions.

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 7:50 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lef
    • 10
    Register

    TIME… WE’LL TELL! - L’expression du temps et de la durée (time and duration)

    B2 – Wednesday, December 12 / 7:50-9:30pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Expressing time and duration in French can be a real a challenge: l’heure, depuis, pendant, pour, en, dans, il y a, ça fait (…) que? Give time some time; come and revisit these concepts so that time will always be on your side!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
    • Lef
    • 6
    Register

    REMEMBERING THE PAST… – Le passé composé et l’imparfait

    A12 – Thursday, December 13 / 10:00-11:40am

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    One of the most confusing grammatical structures in the French language! Come and revisit these tenses learning their differences at the same time. Always remember the past! And never forget where you come from!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 9
    Register

    BACK TO THE FUTURE… - L’expression du futur

    A14 – Thursday, December 13 / 12:00-1:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Come think, speak and read the future! Reviewing le présent à valeur de futur, le futur proche et le futur simple will allow you to better anticipate and plan your future events. Le futur est à vous !

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 10
    Register

    LIVING THE PRESENT… – Le présent de l’indicatif                       

    A10 – Thursday, December 13 / 6:00-7:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Conjugating French verbs in the present tense can be challenging? Through a well-structured interactive approach, we will help you master conjugation of regular (parler…), irregular (être, avoir, aller, -IR and -RE verbs…) and reflexive verbs (se promener...) to better talk about and live…the present moment!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 7:50 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lef
    • 10
    Register

    HOT OFF THE PRESS! – La voix passive et le vocabulaire des actualités

    B12 – Thursday, December 13 / 7:50-9:30pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    Learn the vocabulary of French news practicing the passive form at the same time : “La Tour Eiffel a été réalisée par Gustave Eiffel”. Come and discuss the news…the French way!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
    • Lef
    • 9
    Register

    FRENCH ACCENTS  - Phonetics : VOWELS and NASALS… for ALL LEVELS!

    A2 – Saturday, December 15 / 10:00-11:40am

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included  

    French is considered the language of romance. Come and perfect your pronunciation, correct your accent and receive an introductory lesson to the international phonetic transcription to better speak…the language of love!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 10
    Register

    WHAT IF? – LES HYPOTHÈSES “Si j’étais… , je serais”

    B4 – Saturday, December 15 / 12:00-1:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    In this workshop, we will focus on the 3 types of “If clauses” reviewing six different tenses: Si + Présent = futur simple / Si + imparfait = conditionnel présent / Si + Plus-que-parfait = conditionnel passé. Reimagine the world and reinvent yourself…

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
    • Lef
    • 9
    Register

    THE SUBJUNCTIVE IS SUBJECTIVE! – Le subjonctif présent et passé

    B6 – Saturday, December 15 / 2:00-3:40pm

    Tuition: $35.00 (1h40min), class materials included

    It is time for reconciliation with the subjunctive mode! One of the most difficult modes in French conjugation will become your best ally! Le subjonctif sera votre meilleur ami!

    Please note that all pending registrations will be cancelled. Merci! 

    • 19 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lef
    • 17
    Register

    Wednesday, December 19, 6-8pm

    Give French a try on us whether you take a class or not. FREE trial classes, FREE placement tests, FREE refreshments