The Grand Rapids chapter of Alliance Française offers two levels of French classes, both taught in 8-week sessions from September through April by former Calvin French instructor Rita Selles.
"Refresh Your French"
This class is designed for those who already have some French skills such as asking others basic information in French, talking about family and friends, etc. The class will emphasize practical skills and French used for travel.
Text: Living Language French Complete Edition, 2010 (3 books and 9 audio CDs) and Words in a French Life, Kristin Espinasse, Simon & Schuster, 2006.
"Converse in French"
This class will focus on conversing in French while reviewing grammatical structures and improving listening skills..
Text: Barron’s Painless French, 3rd. Edition, Carol Chaitkin & Lynn Gore and Words in a French Life, Kristin Espinasse, Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Refresh on Tuesdays.
Intermediate on Thursdays.
Location: Heather Hills Retirement Village, 1055 Forest Hill Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 4954 - for map and directions visit http://www.heatherhills.com/