Workshops in French

Fluent City has several ways to enhance your language study including Slang, Pronunciation and Bridge Workshops (below). We also offer Hangouts in some locations, which are 1.5 hour conversation workshops to get in extra speaking practice. If you are taking classes in a location that doesn't have workshops listed and want extra language practice, please email us at hey@fluentcity.com and we will give you a few alternative options!

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Dirty Sexy French Slang $40

Dirty Sexy French Slang $40

Pickup lines, body parts and the vocabulary they don't teach you in your high school language class. Learn a few new words and phrases that bring the sexy back to romance languages.

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Pickup lines, body parts and the vocabulary they don't teach you in your high school language class. Learn a few new words and phrases that bring the sexy back to romance languages.

Williamsburg

May 1, 2014
7:30-9:30pm

San Francisco

April 29, 2014
6:00-8:00pm

French Slang $35.00

French Slang $35.00

In a regular group class, we teach you the French that you'll actually hear on the streets, but this workshop goes even deeper into the concept of slang.

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In all Fluent City French classes, we teach you the French that you'll actually hear on the streets as opposed to what textbooks and other schools will teach you simply because that's the official and grammatically correct way of saying it. If we didn't, even those of you who become conversational wouldn't be able to turn on tv and watch modern talk shows,  listen to popular music, or read celebrity gossip magazines in French.

Did you know, for example, that almost all young French people use something similar to Pig Latin (switching the syllables in each word) in everyday speech. Merci becomes "Cimer", Méchant (nasty) becomes "Chanmé", which translates to something completely the opposite like "Off the hook, yo", etc.

In this workshop, a full 2 hours is devoted to helping you understand what slang is, why it is so common in every day speech, how to approach the major concepts of slang usage, and tons of specific words and phrases that will make you sound like real Frenchie instead of a boring, fancy, academic American trying to speak French too properly for your own good!

All levels welcome, including beginners, as this workshop is taught in English.

Williamsburg

April 25, 2014
7:00-9:00pm

French Phonetics and Pronunciation $45.00

French Phonetics and Pronunciation $45.00

We all know that the hardest part about French is pronunciation...and, if you want to speak French, that's the most important part as well!

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We all know that the hardest part about French is pronunciation...and, if you want to speak French, that's the most important part as well! Luckily, we have an expert on hand. This workshop will help you become better at pronuncing le vs les correctly and not being scared about how to pronounce terrifying-looking words like soeur and travail.

In this workshop, a full two hours is spent focusing solely on how to be able to look at the spelling of a word on a page and how to feel more confident about its pronunciation by exploring the idea of how to think more intelligently about pronunciation rules in French.

*The price of the workshop includes a copy of Exercises in French Phonics by Francis Nachtmann.

All levels are welcome, including beginners, as this workshop is taught in English. It is recommended, however, that you are at least halfway though your Level 1 class if you are a beginner.

Williamsburg

April 11, 2014
7:00-9:00pm

Bridge to French Level 1, $40

There are currently no workshops available

Bridge to French Level 2, $40

Bridge to French Level 2 $40

Not quite ready for Level 2 but want to avoid restarting with Level 1?

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Not quite ready for Level 2, but want to avoid restarting with Level 1? Take this two and a half hour workshop, were we'll review and help you solidify all the material from Level 1. This is perfect for those who want a little more time reviewing all of the concepts from Level 1 if you were learning them for the first time or for those who definitely don't need to start from the beginning, but need a refresher of all the basics before restarting your French learning career with Level 2.

Williamsburg

April 25, 2014
7:00-9:30pm

Manhattan

May 17, 2014
12:30-3:00pm

Bridge to French Level 3, $40

Bridge to French Level 3 $40

Not quite ready for Level 3? Take this two and a half hour workshop, were we'll review and help you solidify all the material from Levels 1 and 2.

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Not quite ready for Level 3? Take this two and a half hour workshop, were we'll review and help you solidify all the material from Levels 1 and 2. This is perfect for those who want a little more time reviewing all of the concepts from Level 2 if you were learning them for the first time or for those who need a refresher of all the basics before restarting your French learning career with Level 3.

Williamsburg

March 22, 2014
12:30-3:00pm

Manhattan

May 17, 2014
12:30-3:00pm

Bridge to French Level 4, $40

Bridge to French Level 4 $40

Vocabulary will come with time, but what's important is that you start making sense of all the verb tenses that you study in Levels 1-3. Take this two and a half hour workshop, which focuses on all the verb tenses that will be important for you to be familiar with for Level 4.

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Not quite ready to hold your own in a conversation? Don't worry. Vocabulary will come with time, but what's important is that you start making sense of all the verb tenses that you study in Levels 1-3. Take this two and a half hour workshop, which focuses on all the verb tenses that will be important for you to be familiar with for Level 4. Students who recently finished a Level 3 class at Fluent City will be fine, but this workshop is highly recommended before restarting your French learning career with Level 4 if it has been a while.

Manhattan

May 17, 2014
12:30-3:00pm

Bridge to French Level 5, $40

There are currently no workshops available

Bridge to French Level 6, $40

There are currently no workshops available

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