French Courses for Advanced and Masters online with Gil





ADVANCED LEARNERS

You have already a High Intermediate level B2 in French and you have reached a satisfying fluency in French. You need to consolidate this fluency by leveling up your ideas’ complexity and by enduring a training out of your confort zone on unfamiliar and very diverse subjects like science, politics, art, social topics, economic systems or whichever fields of knowledge you are interested to explore in French. The ultimate goal of the C1 level is for you to become an all terrain French speaker.

MASTERY IN FRENCH

You have reached a degree of fluency allowing you to express yourself with spontaneity and a good enough mastery on most subjects. You need to bring your skills in French to the bilingual level by constructing a final picture of the entire grammatical system, by perfecting the musicality of your french,  by thinking and expressing yourself on very specialized matters of interest and by learning amounts of idioms, French expressions and figures of speech.

LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY LOVERS

Beside The Classic French teaching, if you have a B2, C1 or C2 level in French, you are very welcome to perfect your French by specifically reading, analyzing, writing and talking about classical literature and philosophy with Gil. Passionate by these two disciplines and a writer himself, Gil will be enthousiastic to share a collective study with you in French literature and philosophy.





Your objectives with Gil as an Advanced learner - C1

Speak with spontaneity without searching too much for your words. Use French with ease for social or professional relations. Express your ideas with precision and in interaction with your interlocutors’ ideas.

Understand, street spoken French as well as high standard long discourses with implicit meanings. Understand radio, television, films, cultural internet podcasts without much effort.

Write clear and well structured texts and develop your own point of view. Write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay, a report, while emphasazing important points. Adapt your style to the receiver.

Read and understand long and complex factual texts or of literature value. Understand very specialized articles and long technical instructions even when not related to your realm of competencies.

Master complex sentences’ structures to express complex ideas. Sustain long and well organized demonstration in French. Subjonctive and intermodal training.

A relaxed, fun, but also studious atmosphere to learn French.

Your program with Gil as an Advanced Learner - C1

Meet with Gil and get to know each other - 2 hour trial lesson - Offered when you follow the course

  • Meet with Gil on Zoom application.
  • Explain your personal motivations to learn French.
  • Agree on a study plan.
  • Get a free tour of your classroom and its features (collaborative whiteboard, screen sharing, etc)
  • Receive a first French lesson.
  • Agree on payment logistics.
  • Schedule your next French classes.
  • Get a coupon to have your Trial Lesson offered when you follow the course

Read a book in French and watch its movie adaptation

Choose a book of literature and read it all along the Advanced course. Watch its movie adaptation and prepare a comparative study for the end of the course.

  • Prepare for the DALF C1 exam
  • Read a book of French literature
  • Watch its movie adaptation
  • Prepare to present both the movie and the book at the end of the Advanced Course.

Check my knowledge in French - Expression / Vocabulary / Grammar - 10 hours

Check your knowlegde of previous levels and move on with your Advanced Course :

  • Look at the content list of previous levels.
  • Pick diverse elements to look at with Gil.
  • Revise any area of French necessary before moving on.

The Double Pronominalization - The Architecture of French - Expression / Grammar - Part 3 - 15 hours

Complete your understanding of French Architecture thanks to the double pronominalization and alleviate your French.

  • Continue to dig deep into French Architecture.
  • Continue to master French Architecture for Advanced level.
  • Learn how to double pronominalize.
  • Train with double reversed pronominalization.
  • Gain in elegancy, speed and flexibility.
  • Alleviate your French.
  • Work on underlying meanings with pronouns.

Travel to France - Part 3 - 15 hours

Travel to France with Google View and speak French :

  • Choose a region of France you would like to travel to.
  • Search historical, cultural, geographical documentation about this region.
  • Visit famous places in the region like churches, mountains, villages, etc.
  • Talk with Gil teacher about these cultural aspects of the region.
  • Read High quality content about regional French history.
  • Write a detailed text about a famous monument in the region (2000 words).

Read any document - Vocabulary / Reading skill - 20 hours

Read any documents in French and train to discuss them with Gil :

  • Daily press or newspapers (journals, weeklies, monthlies…) both online and in printed form: headings, sub-headings, summaries, bylines, introductory paragraphs, first pages, section headings, international, national, regional or local news: politics, society, economics, arts and entertainment, science, sport.
  • Maps, signs, sketches, numerical and statistical information, brief news, editorials, notices, points of view, reports, conversations, interviews, miscellanea, readers’ letters, classified ads, weather, stock ratings, TV programming, household matters, horoscopes, cartoons, humorous drawings, publicity, sponsored articles, surveys, sports, satirical articles, other publications such as women’s, children’s, teenage and specialized magazines.
  • Specialized articles (cars, science, arts, history, archeology, science, esoteric matters…), guidebooks, advice on diet, beauty care, personal relationships, family matters, work, vacations, gardening, decoration, hobbies.
  • Specialized scientific publications: medicine, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, linguistics, livestock, etc.
  • Dictionaries, encyclopedias, language dictionaries, manuals, text books, monographs, summaries, travel-guides, aide-memoirs, précis, tracts.
  • Proceedings of symposia or congresses, colloquiums, studies, research, papers, theses, memoirs, essays, book jackets, morals, syllogisms, soliloquies, tautologies.
  • Memoirs, chronicles, journals, biographies, personal diaries, century-old French books.

The Conversationalist - Debate multiple successive subjects - Conversation Flow - 5 hours

Improve your conversations skills.

  • Relax and pick a first subject to talk about with Gil.
  • Express yourself freely and let the conversation flow by itself.
  • Let the conversation slide from one subject to another endlessly.
  • If the conversation stalls, no worries, Gil will move it forward.

Enrich your vocabulary exponentially - Prefixes and suffixes - 20 hours

Look at root words, prefixes, suffixes, etc., and have a closer look at how French words are constructed :

  • Look at the diverse prefixes and suffixes.
  • Learn their meaning (opposition, absence, suppression, etc.).
  • Learn when and how to use them.
  • Make a root word jump from one grammatical category to another by adding or suppressing diverse prefixes or suffixes.
  • Find prefixes and suffixes in diverse types of writings.
  • Train to find root words by suppressing the prefixes and suffixes
  • Have fun creating new words that doesn’t exist (neologism)
  • Enrich the vocabulary you already possess exponentially thanks to the prefixes and suffixes.
  • Practice.

The Subjunctive - Written Expression / Reading / Grammar - Part 2 - 15 hours

Continue to build your understanding of the subjunctive mood.

  • Learn two more tenses of the subjunctive mood : the subjunctive imperfect and the subjonctive pluperfect.
  • Learn how and when to use them.
  • Couple these two subjunctive tenses with the indicative tenses.
  • Learn when to use the infinitive form instead.
  • Find them in literature and improve your reading skills.
  • Write a short story (500 words) using these subjunctive tenses.

Figures of speech - part 1 - 20 hours

Study 11 French figures of speech and enjoy mastering French rethoric. Give elegance and style to your French. Enter the beauty of French language.

  • Accumulation.
  • Allégorie.
  • Antithèse.
  • Comparaison.
  • Hyperbole.
  • Litote.
  • Métaphore.
  • Métonymie.
  • Oxymore.
  • Paradoxe.
  • Périphrase.

Listen and understand any type of oral discourse - 20 hours

Listen and understand everything in French :

  • theatre pieces, political speech, scientific report, weather report, podcasts on youtube, supermarket voice, elevator voice, computer voice, regional French accent, news on tv, trailer for movies, movies, songs, poems, philosophy, cultural radio show, philosophical podcasts, audiobooks, answering machine on the phone, conversation covered by street or nightclub noise, etc.
  • Practice listening to one or two hours long speeches and understand everything.

Punctuation - Part 1 - 15 hours

Read high quality and low quality texts in French and look at their punctuation.

  • Compare high quality and low quality punctuation
  • See the effect of punctuation on the reader.
  • Suppress or add punctuation to a text and see the effect on the reader and the meaning of the text.
  • Learn the diverse signs to punctuate your writings and master them.
  • Give a fluent, breathing or accelerated style to your written French and mesmerize your readers.

The Conversationalist - Debate multiple successive subjects - Conversation Flow - 5 hours

Improve your conversations skills.

  • Relax and pick a first subject to talk about with Gil.
  • Express yourself freely and let the conversation flow by itself.
  • Let the conversation slide from one subject to another endlessly.
  • If the conversation stalls, no worries, your teacher will move it forward.

Criticize the movie adaptation of the book in French I have read - Expression / Vocabulary - 10 hours

Present the book you have read and the movie you have watched:

  • Present the authors of the book and the movie
  • Present the periods when the book was written and the movie produced.
  • Present the story/ideas of the book and the movie
  • Present the characters and compare them (movie/book)
  • Present the Universes of the book and the movie and compare them
  • Tell what you liked and what you disliked in the book and the movie
  • Research critics of both the movie and the book
  • Write a 2000 words critic of the movie and the book.

Take time to have a look at what has been accomplished - 5 hours offered for free for your course accomplishment

  • 5 hours offered to reward ourselves for the work that has been accomplished.
  • Relax and look back at your previous lessons quietly with your teacher.
  • Think deeply at what you have learned.
  • Ask questions to your teacher about the previous lessons.
  • Practice grammar or vocabulary points again if necessary.
  • Test yourself about what you have learned.
  • Look forward to what will be accomplished in the near future.

Get ready for examination - Mock exam for C1 level - 10 hours

Have a C1 level mock exam before passing the real one :

  • Have your C1 mock exam under the condition of the real one (5 to 6 hours).
  • Correct your mock exam with Gil.
  • Evaluate yourself – Strength and Weaknesses.
  • Receive the evaluation of your teacher.
  • Analyse what could be done to reach excellency for the real exam.
  • Look at real past exam subjects for C1 level with Gil.

Your objectives with Gil as a Master - C2

Participate with complete ease to any private or professional conversation. Feel comfortable with idiomatic expressions and familiar ways to speak.

Understand oral French language with complete ease whether it be in the streets, at work, in the medias or when one speak rapidly.

Write fluid, clear and stylistically adapted texts. Write letters, reports or complex articles with a clear construction allowing the reader to catch the important points.

Read without any effort all kinds of texts, abstract or complex, whether they be technical manual, specialized articles, professional reports or literature.

See and master the complete architecture of French to the point where grammar is nothing but the most wonderful tool to express thoughts

A relaxed, fun, but also studious atmosphere to learn french.

Your program with Gil as a Master - C2

Meet with Gil and get to know each other - 2 hour trial lesson - Offered when you follow the course

  • Meet with Gil on Zoom application.
  • Explain your personal motivations to learn French.
  • Agree on a study plan.
  • Get a free tour of your classroom and its features (collaborative whiteboard, screen sharing, etc)
  • Receive a first French lesson.
  • Agree on payment logistics.
  • Schedule your next French classes.
  • Get a coupon to have your Trial Lesson offered when you follow the course

Read a book in French of Poetry / Philosophy / Science / History / Etc. - All along the Experts Course

Read a book in French of Poetry / Philosophy / Science / History / Etc., all along the Experts Course. At the end of the course you will :

  • Present the book orally to your teacher.
  • Write a 5000 words essay about the book.
  • Prepare yourself for the high standard C2 exam orally and writtenly.

Check your knowledge in French - Expression / Vocabulary / Grammar - 10 hours

Check your knowlegde of previous levels and move on with your Advanced Course :

  • Look at the content list of previous levels.
  • Pick diverse elements to look at again with your teacher.
  • Revise any area of French before moving on.

French Idioms - Part 2 - 20 hours

Explore and learn new French Idioms :

  • Discover new French Idioms.
  • Have fun to understand them literally.
  • Have fun playing with their literal meaning.
  • Guess their true meaning thanks to their pictural idea.
  • Put them and their true meaning into context.
  • Re-use them in a conversation.
  • Master French idioms.

Advanced prepositions - Expression / Grammar - 15 hours

Complete your understanding of prepositions after a Verb and combine it with the subjunctive :

  • Learn when we do not use preposition after a verb to introduce an infinitive
  • Learn when to use “à” to introduce a verb in the infinitive form.
  • Learn when to use “de” to introduce a verb in the infinitive form.
  • Have a look at past usage in French and compare.
  • Combine your advanced preposition knowledge with the subjunctive.
  • Practice writtenly, orally.

Read any document - Vocabulary / Reading skill - 20 hours

Read and understand any type of written document in French about one and only one subject :

  • Choose one subject and research written documents as diverse as possible about this subject. News papers, scholarship articles, scientific magazines, books, comics, biographies, novels, philosophy books, political essays, etc.
  • Gil will research written documents about the subject of your choice too.
  • Listen to them all one by one / Present them / Tell their main ideas / Comment them / Debate them with your teacher / Take notes.
  • At the end, synthesize all the ideas and talk during several hours about the chosen subject.
  • Reach the highest  standard of conceptualization about one subject and train your memory skills, reading skills, conceptual skills and conversational skills.
  • Train to hold it all in one French thought.

Enrich your vocabulary exponentially - Prefixes and suffixes - 20 hours

Look at root words, prefixes, suffixes, etc., and have a closer look at how French words are constructed :

  • Look at the diverse prefixes and suffixes.
  • Learn their meaning (opposition, absence, suppression, etc.).
  • Learn when and how to use them.
  • Make a root word jump from one grammatical category to another by adding or suppressing diverse prefixes or suffixes.
  • Find prefixes and suffixes in diverse types of writings.
  • Train to find root words by suppressing the prefixes and suffixes
  • Have fun creating new words that doesn’t exist (neologism)
  • Enrich the vocabulary you already possess exponentially thanks to the prefixes and suffixes.
  • Practice.

The Conversationalist - Debate one and only one subject in depth - Conversation Flow - 5 hours

Improve your conversations skills and train for specialist’s conversation type.

  • Relax and pick one and only one subject to talk about with Gil.
  • Research and bring documents to the class to support the conversation during several hours.
  • Express yourself freely and let the conversation flow, while digging into one and only one subject of your choice.
  • Get good at sticking to only one subject for a long period of time.
  • If the conversation stalls, no worries, your teacher will move it forward.

Figures of speech - part 2 - 20 hours

Study 15 French figures of speech and enjoy mastering French rethoric. Give elegance and style to my French. Enter the beauty of French language.

  • Adynaton
  • Alliteration
  • Anacoluthe
  • Anadiplose
  • Anaphore
  • Antiphrase
  • Asyndète
  • Atanaclase
  • Antonomase
  • Euphémisme
  • Gradation
  • Paradoxe
  • Personnification
  • Polysyndète
  • Syllepse
  • Synecdoque

Listen and understand any type of oral discourse - 20 hours

Listen and understand any type of audio document in French about one and only one subject :

  • Choose one subject and research audio documents as diverse as possible about this subject. Radio shows, youtube podcasts, audiobooks, tv shows, public conference, political speeches, interviews, etc.
  • Your teacher will research audio documents about the subject of your choice too.
  • Listen to them all one by one / Present them / Tell their main ideas / Comment them / Take notes.
  • At the end, synthesize all the ideas and talk during 4 hours about the chosen subject.
  • Reach the highest conceptual standard about one subject and train your memory skills, listening skills, conceptual skills and conversation skills.

Punctuation - Part 2 - 15 hours

Look at great author’s punctuation : Friedrich Nietzsche, Marcel Proust, Samuel Beckett, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, etc.

  • Analyze the effect of their punctuation on the reader.
  • Suppress or add punctuation to their text and see the effect on the reader and the meaning of the text.
  • Analyze with your teacher how you could learn from these great authors’ punctuation.
  • How would it be useful for you in your writings?
  • Taking into account the previous points, write one or several short texts using these punctuation styles.
  • Make them yours.

The Conversationalist - Debate one and only one subject in depth - Conversation Flow - 5 hours

Improve my conversations skills and train for specialist’s conversation type.

  • Relax and pick one and only one subject to talk about with your teacher.
  • Research and bring documents to the class to support the conversation during several hours.
  • Express yourself freely and let the conversation flow, while digging into one and only one subject of your choice.
  • Get good at sticking to only one subject for a long period of time.
  • If the conversation stalls, no worries, your teacher will move it forward.

Present the book you have read - Expression / Vocabulary - 10 hours

Present the book you have read and talk about the main ideas/problem/thesis of it :

  • Present the author of the book – Complete Biography.
  • Present the period when the book was written – Historical context.
  • Present the story/ideas of the book – Thesis of the book.
  • Present the characters of the book. Which part of the thesis do they express.
  • Present the Universes of the book. Compare with historical context.
  • Research other books related to the one you have read – Thesis/Historical level
  • Research critics of the book.
  • How and where these critics are right or wrong?
  • Tell where you agree and were you disagree with the author.
  • Summarize your ideas and write a 5000 words essay about the book.

Take time to have a look at what has been accomplished - 5 hours offered for free for your course accomplishment

  • 5 hours offered to reward ourselves for the work that has been accomplished.
  • Relax and look back at your previous lessons quietly with Gil.
  • Think deeply at what you have learned.
  • Ask questions to your teacher about the previous lessons.
  • Practice grammar or vocabulary points again if necessary.
  • Test yourself about what you have learned.
  • Look forward to what will be accomplished in the near future.

Get ready for examination - Mock exam for C2 level - 10 hours

Have a C2 level mock exam before passing the real one :

  • Have your C2 mock exam under the condition of the real one (5 to 6 hours).
  • Correct your mock exam with Gil.
  • Evaluate yourself – Strength and Weaknesses.
  • Receive the evaluation of your teacher.
  • Analyse what could be done to reach excellency for the real exam.
  • Look at real past exam subjects for C2 level with Gil.

Methods to learn French with Gil

The approaches

The Communicative and Action Oriented Approach is based on your most immediate and practical needs. It will help you to practice French as it is spoken in real life by French speakers. The inductive-deductive method will be also used to understand more difficult points of grammar through concrete and illustrating examples.

Learn from your mistakes

Mistakes are the best material to learn and progress quickly. They shade light on what has to be improved. They are of the most positive relevance to your apprenticeship and Gil will help you to take the greatest advantage of them when they will appear.

Your Skills' perfection

Your skills for French will be raised to the highest standards. High quality materials, like French poetry, philosophy, science, social, political and historical studies, but also street spoken French and Idioms will be carefully chosen with you to be worked on. Your skills for French target the beauty of the bilingual level.

2 Hour Meeting with Gil

Offered when you follow the Course
Gil Filiot - French teacher & School Founder of The Classic French Academy

Open to everyone with already B2 or C1 level, the trial lesson for advanced and mastery levels will allow you to meet Gil online during two hours. You will be able to discuss with him your needs and goals, receive an assessment of your knowledge in French, collaborate to your first French lesson,  plan your French studies. Be simply welcome.

2 Hour Trial

2 HOUR MEETING WITH GIL

€20
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  • Meet with Gil online on Zoom

  • Evaluate your knowledge in French

  • Discuss your needs & goals with French

  • Plan your long term French Studies

  • Collaborate to your First French Lesson

  • Schedule your next French Lessons

  • Get a coupon - Your Trial offered

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The Classic French Academy ASBL

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Address : Rue du Brochet, 53 – 1050 – Ixelles – Belgium
Phone : +32 465 97 32 37
Email : info@theclassicfrenchacademy.com
Website : www.theclassicfrenchacademy.com

Gil Filiot - French Teacher & School Founder

Address : Avenue Général Longueville, 1 – 1150 – Bruxelles – Belgium
Personal Phone Number : +32 465 97 32 37
Email : info@theclassicfrenchacademy.com