Immersion Day
September 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a day of French Immersion without leaving Chicago! In true French fashion, start with a complimentary café-croissant and enhance your French skills by taking as many workshops as you like all day long.

From current affairs to phonetics including our famous wine tasting, workshops are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

Don't forget to visit our Petit marché over lunch (cooked by our own Chef, Jack McCord) to discover local French vendors and find that perfect gift.

This is a day you don’t want to miss!

Advanced beginners

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Intermediate

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Proficient

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Workshops schedule

10:00–10:45 a.m.

Advanced Beginners

  • Phonetics (Elodie)
  • Brush-up (Julien)

Intermediate

  • TV5 - current affairs (Geoff)
  • The art of listening (Camille)

Proficient

  • Littérature (Adam)
  • Brush-up (Jamal)

Satellite events
(all levels)

  • Conversation (Proficient)

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Advanced Beginners

  • Phonetics (Elodie)
  • TV5 — current affairs (Geoff)

Intermediate

  • Improv’ en français (Renée-Claude)
  • The art of listening (Jamal)

Proficient

  • Littérature (Adam)
  • Pardon my French (Camille)

Satellite events
(all levels)

  • Conversation (Intermediate)

12:00–12:45 p.m.

Advanced Beginners

  • Brush-up (Julien)
  • Pardon my French (Camille)

Intermediate

  • Phonetics (Jamal)
  • TV5 – current affairs (Adam)

Proficient

  • Improv’ en français (Renée-Claude)
  • Phonetics (Elodie)

Satellite events
(all levels)

  • Conversation (Advanced Beginners)
  • Open film screening

Lunch and beverages will be available for purchase.

Our Petit marché vendors featuring: free chocolate samples, book sale, handmade soaps, and more…

2:15–3:00 p.m.

Advanced Beginners

  • Blunder-fixer (Geoff)

Intermediate

  • Phonetics (Jamal)
  • Voulez-vous “crochet” avec moi? (Heidi)

Proficient

  • Jouer en français (Hugo)
  • The art of listening (Camille)

Satellite events
(all levels)

  • Conversation (Advanced Beginners)
  • Open film screening

3:15–4:00 p.m.

Advanced Beginners

  • Improv’ en français (Renée-Claude)

Intermediate

  • Brush up (Adam)
  • Jouer en français (Hugo)

Proficient

  • Voulez-vous “crochet” avec moi ? (Heidi)

Satellite events
(all levels)

  • Wine tasting: Les vins blancs… (Elodie)

Workshops description

Conversation:
Meet our French staff and talk about their personal experience in the US, and French culture at large.
Phonetics:
Practice makes perfect! Work on your pronunciation and learn the, literally, life changing difference between ‘poison’ and ‘poisson’.
TV5-current affairs:
Come discover a piece of worldly news by watching and discussing a clip from francophone TV.
The blunder fixer:
whether it is faux amis (words that look similar but actually have different meanings) or homophones (words that have the same sound but different meanings and/or spellings) tackle and get rid of the typical challenges any learner of French faces.
Pardon my French-French slang:
For once les gros mots (curse words) and informal language are allowed in the classroom, but only for the love of linguistics and to avoid misunderstandings and faux-pas.
Brush-up:
Feeling a little rusty? Enjoy the immediate benefits of this grammatical review and enrich your speaking and writing skills.
The art of listening:
“What was that?” With this class get rid of that sometimes frustrating feeling when dealing with oral comprehension.
Littérature:
discover popular and polarizing author Michel Houellebecq. He is without a doubt France’s most contemporary and controversial writer as well as a must-know.
Jouer en français:
Play your favorite board games, in French (Pictionary, Scrabble…) and discover new ones, while learning how to use your French in a whole different way.
Improv en français:
Build self-confidence and develop creativity while learning to have fun in French. Through improv’ games, you will become even more comfortable speaking French and think on your feet!
Voulez-vous "crochet" avec moi ? – Tricot social:
Explore the history of crocheting and how it is used in fashion and the arts today. Learn how to crochet by using basic patterns to make hats, scarves and ornaments.
Wine tasting:
Need we say more? This year a focus on lesser known white wines from red country!