Everyday French through Comic Strips (A2)

Claude uses comics (French Bandes dessinées, or BD) to study everyday life, build vocabulary, and written and spoken language. This A2-B1 level course uses the Smurfs’ particular manner of speaking to build a language game. The French word for “smurf” (Schtroumpf, which can be used to replace any word in French, allows for a fun game of memory and creativity.

Mondays, Wednesdays | From June 20th to July 11th
Time: 6:00-8:00PM
Level: A2-B1 | Elementary to Intermediate 

Tuesdays, Thursdays | From June 20th to July 11th
Time: 10:00-12:00AM
Level: A2-B1 | Elementary to Intermediate

Everyday French through Comic Strips (B1)

Claude uses comics (French Bandes dessinées, or BD) to study everyday life, build vocabulary, and written and spoken language. This B1 level course follows Blake and Mortimer on a police investigation in La marque jaune. Learn about the cultural aspects encountered during the investigation, while building vocabulary, oral comprehension, and expression.

Mondays, Fridays From July 6th to July 10th
Time: 10:15-11:10AM
Level: B1 | Intermediate

Meet the teacher

Meet the teacher

Claude Fournier grew up in Nancy in 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 my career in French teaching took off. There, he worked five years at the Alliance Française and nineteen years at the University of Foreign Languages ​​Wenzao in Kaohsiung. Now, Claude that he’s living in the United States he says being honored to offer his expertise to the Alliance Française d’Atlanta. Besides French, he is passionate about art and he love hiking and bike riding in the mountains.