workshops

Improve your French with fun!

Here a selection of workshops to choose from. 

Our workshop offer continually evolves, come back regularly check this page out to discover our new workshops.

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CINEMA WORKSHOP

CINEMA WORKSHOP

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Au cours de l’atelier nous allons regarder des fragments de deux films français : « Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis » (2008) et « Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont » (2016), pour lancer une discussion sur le thème 

"Hospitalité et stéréotypes sur le nord de la France, une région sous-estimée".
 

Jour 1 : Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont – où est Marly-Gomont? Quel sont les clichés des Français sur cette région-là? Pendent la première session nous allons regarder les fragments du film qui nous introduisent les personnages principaux et discuter leur développement.

Jour 2 : Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis – Pendent la deuxième session nous allons nous familiariser avec les personnages des Ch’tis et les comparer à ceux du premier film. Est-ce qu’ils ont la même expérience du nord de la France? Est-ce qu’ils perçoivent les gens du nord de la même façon?

Jour 3 : Pendant la troisième session nous allons comparer plutôt les endroits représentés dans les deux films pour découvrir et discuter ensemble comment sont les perceptions et la réalité en ce qui concerne la région du nord. Nous allons réfléchir aussi s’il y a des divergences pareilles au niveau perception/réalité aux États-Unis.

Jour 4 : Parlons des anecdotes culturelles : qu’est-ce que c’est que le ch’ti? Qui est Kamini Zantoko? Nous allons découvrir ce que c’est la langue picarde qu’on entend dans Bienvenue chez le Ch’tis et qui est le comédien représenté comme le petit garçon à Marly-Gomont.


Price: $160  $120 for 4 classes

4 sessions de 2 heures: 

7, 14, 21 et 28 mars, de 10h à 12h

Niveau en français requis: A2 & up


You need to be a member to register for this workshop. If you are not a member yet, you can purchase your membership with your registration fee.

PRONUNCIATION

IMPROVE YOUR FRENCH ACCENT! Peaufiner votre accent français!

IMPROVE YOUR FRENCH ACCENT! Peaufiner votre accent français!

IMPROVE YOUR FRENCH ACCENT! Peaufiner votre accent français!

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For Intermediate to Advanced Students of the French Language 


This class will be taught by an American who has used the French language in both professional and personal situations for over 30 years, including 4 years of living and working in France. She learned the hard way what it means when, try as you might to speak proper French, the store clerk continues to crinkle up his nose at your pronunciation and walk away as if you're speaking Swahili.  Learn her tricks and improve your confidence immediately! 


French Level Required:  Intermediate and Up.

Price: $120/month (for 4 classes)

Every Tuesday, 6 pm to 8 pm
Next workshop: February 25th to March 17th.

You need to be a member to register for this workshop. If you are not a member yet, you can purchase your membership with your registration fee.

PEAUFINER VOTRE ANGLAIS! Improve your English!

IMPROVE YOUR FRENCH ACCENT! Peaufiner votre accent français!

IMPROVE YOUR FRENCH ACCENT! Peaufiner votre accent français!

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Cours pour personnes de langue maternelle française.


Il s'agit d'un cours pour ceux qui veulent peaufiner leur niveau d'anglais en apprenant les astuces "cachées" de la langue:

  expressions idomatiques, combinaisons "verbe + prepositions" si difficiles pour les étrangers et avec un accent particulier sur la prononciation. 

On lira des articles et on fera des exercises ensemble pour souligner ces points.


Niveau d'anglais requis: Intermédiaire & +


Price: $120/month (for 4 classes)


Every Tuesday, 6 pm to 8 pm 


Next workshop: March 24th to April 14th.  


You need to be a member to register for this workshop. If you are not a member yet, you can purchase your membership with your registration fee.


THEATER WORKSHOPS

ADULT THEATER WORKSHOP

ADULT THEATER WORKSHOP

ADULT THEATER WORKSHOP

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You will develop and improve your ability to speak French and your self-expression skills with an audience.

Through warm-up and exercises, participants will be exploring various drama techniques, working on listening and speaking, the body, the space as well as the relationship between partners.  To help you, a particular focus will be given to pronunciation, expression fluidity, interpretation, and creativity.

Price: $120/month (for 4 classes)

Every Saturday, 10 am to 11 am
Next workshop: November 9th to November 30th.

You need to be a member to register for this workshop. If you are not a member yet, you can purchase your membership with your registration fee.

CHILDREN DRAMA CLUB

ADULT THEATER WORKSHOP

ADULT THEATER WORKSHOP

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The Drama Club offers the children an initiation to drama practice through verbal and non-verbal activities. 


The class will be compounded by a physical and vocal warm-up and various exercises (mime, improvisation, writing, theatre, …) to develop creativity and encourage the expression of oneself. The class will be conducted in French.


Price: $100/month (for 4 classes)


Age: 5 - 9 years old

4 to 6 participants max.

Every Saturday, 9 am to 10 am 


Next workshop: November 9th to November 30th.  

ABOUT MATHILDE SCHENNEN, OUR THEATER PROFESSOR

Mathilde Schennen is a Belgian actor/director who studied Dramatic Arts at the Royal Conservatory of Mons (Belgium), the Studio Herman Teirlinck and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, NYC. She is also an alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab 2013 and the DirectorsLabChicago 2014.


Her recent acting credits include Three Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time – Act 2 (The Invisible Dog) ; Voix de Femmes (United-Nations, Columbia University, tour in Switzerland and Guadeloupe); Folie Pure (Theatre for the New City).


Her recent directing credits include Diary of Madman (UNDER St Marks, Festival Fringe of Edinburgh, Pokolenyi Theatre, Headwaters Theater and a tour in Switzerland); His Majesty the Devil (59E59 Theaters, Festival Fringe of Edinburgh and Fringe NYC Festival); Waiting for Godot (Kraine Theatre).


She has been working as an actress and a stage director in New York City and Brussels for more than 20 years and taught “Theater in French” at ASU in 2019. She is also an alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab 2013 and the DirectorsLabChicago 2014.

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