This fun, non-traditional, and creative approach to learning French is an alternative to textbooks and “scholarly/academic” settings, and is perfect for you if you like music!

This class is the result of over 10 years of teaching French as a Foreign Language while incorporating French songs of all time periods and topics. Over the years, our teacher Claude has accumulated over 30 of his lesson plans based on French songs and compiled them in a French Through Song textbook for A2/B1 students learning French as a Foreign Language. Each unit contains a short bio of the artist with their picture, questions about them, song lyrics and a variety of educational exercises and activities related to learning French while discovering more of the French culture.

Through music, Claude will help you improve your French by enriching your vocabulary, reviewing grammatical concepts, and expanding your cultural horizons. The chosen songs will specifically help students develop all 4 areas of language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Limited number of students: register quickly!

On Tuesdays from January 14th, 2020 to March 19th 2020.
12:00PM to 1:30PM

About the teacher

About the teacher

Claude Fournier grew up in Nancy, Lorraine (north-eastern region of France). After graduating college with an art degree, he taught drawing classes at the Nancy-Metz Academy. Then, he moved to New York where he stayed ten years teaching at the Lycée Français and at the Berlitz Foreign Language Center of Manhattan. During that time, Claude began to get very interested in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE). Therefore, he went back to school to obtain a Master’s degree in FLE. Then he moved to Taiwan and his career took off. There, he worked 5 years at the Alliance Française and 19 years at the University of Foreign Languages ​​Wenzao in Kaohsiung. Now that Claude is living in the US he’s honored to offer his expertise to the Alliance Française d’Atlanta. Besides French, he is passionate about art and loves hiking and bike riding in the mountains.