French the way you need and want it -
French Without Tears courses will lead to your business and social language goals; whether it be communicating with colleagues or friends in person, by phone or e-mail, preparing for your next holiday or just for fun, French Without Tears will allow you to develop and attain your linguistic goals.
Going into its 15th successful year and with classes in Toronto, Ottawa and soon available online, you can learn French through our boutique-style classes wherever you are.
Please note: Classes are offered to OBA members, student members and non-members. OBA members and student members are extended special discounted rates.
French Without Tears Toronto autumn 2012 session begins the week of September 17, 2012. The 12-week course will see Professor Paulette Collet, our experienced instructor, lead each of the four levels offered: beginner, intermediate 1, intermediate 2 and advanced.
For more information or to register, please follow this link: http://www.oba.org/en/pdf/FWTBrochureTorontoAutumn2012.pdf.
The date for the next session of the Ottawa French Without Tears courses has yet to be determined. This webpage will be updated once a date is selected. To be be kept up to date, please e-mail Filippo Conte at email@example.com
The pilot version of the OBA's French Without Tears took place during the summer of 2012 to a resounding success. The classes offered two-way communication between students and instructor and were accompanied by textbook content to facilitate progress. After further analysis and consultation, we anticipate a basic or advanced course beginning in late 2012 to early 2013. Available spots will be limited to ensure engagement during class. The program will be available to members outside of Toronto and Ottawa and all participants must meet the technical requirements (including having a broadband internet connection and webcam) at time of registration.
By phone: Call 1-800-668-8900 or 416-869-1047 ext. 306
By fax: Complete the registration form contained in the brochure (available above) and fax back to 1-888-833-2580 or 416-869-1390.
Cash, cheque and major credit cards accepted.
Bilingual Officer, Public Affairs
416-869-1047/1-800-668-8900 ext. 346
ABOUT FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS
French Without Tears consists of 8 to 12-week sessions offered during autumn, winter and spring annually. Special sessions are offered during the summer months, which have included intensive mini immersion courses, along with a targeted legal French course offered generally once per year.
French Without Tears is open to members of the OBA (lawyers, judges and students) and non-members who wish to learn, improve or brush-up their French; written and spoken. The courses, currently offered in Toronto and Ottawa, concentrate on conversation, grammar and reading, and are offered at various levels from beginner through intermediate to advanced. Information materials are sent to OBA members prior to each session. If you are not an OBA member, but wish to be placed on e-mail list regarding French Without Tears only, please contact Filippo Conte
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS
University of Toronto Professor Emeritus, Paulette Collet, has been teaching French for over 40 years and OBA’s French Without Tears program for 15 years. Her contagious enthusiasm for the French language combined with her innate passion for teaching itself has helped engage countless English-speaking Ontario lawyers over the years in learning (or improving) spoken or written French in a unique and relaxed learning environment.
With nearly 40 years experience teaching French and English, Gaëtan Fleuriau Chateau joins us - teaching French Without Tears in Ottawa. Having taught French at Algonquin College, La Cité collégiale, Carlton University and Université d’Ottawa, he began teaching for the OBA in April 2008. An Ordre des Palmes académiques Chevalier and President of the Association des membres de l’ordre des Palmes académiques Canada, he is also the Annual Conference Programming Director for the Association des professeurs de français des universitiés et collèges canadiens. He will share is great understanding of and commitment to the French language with us.
Ontario Bar Association French Languages Services 2012-2013