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FRENCH Comics & Conversation
10-week course starting April 2012

Idlewild Books

FRENCH Comics & Conversation  10-week course starting...

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Mondays 7:30-8:45 pm, 4/16-6/25*   more info $285.00 $0.00

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In this fun and innovative French class, students read and discuss three French-language comics -- including Tintin and Asterix, naturellement. The class is conducted entirely in French and is designed for intermediate students who can speak and understand fairly well, even if they make a few mistakes.

Comics are almost pure dialogue, so they're a great way to learn colloquial French and to build your reading and speaking skills. Each week we'll look at the plots and cultural context of what we're reading, and the instructor (Maurice Jean-Baptiste Brochet, from Paris) will link the reading and discussion with the review of grammar, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.

Please note that you will also need to purchase the three French-language comics, which will cost around $50 if you purchase them at Idlewild. (The comics are discounted 20% for students taking the course.)

Is this class for you?

This course is designed for people who are already familiar with the basics of French grammar and are fairly conversant in the present, simple past, and simple future tenses. Basic grammar is reviewed as needed, but the bulk of each lesson is dedicated to conversation. The class will be conducted entirely in French.

About our courses

Idlewild’s language courses are both fun and practical, and have been recommended by Daily Candy and New York Magazine.

The classes are taught in our beautiful new space in Brooklyn, not a stuffy classroom. Class size is limited to 14, so everyone gets a chance to speak in every session.

The course is taught by Maurice Jean-Baptiste Brochet, a native of Paris with more than 10 years’ experience teaching in New York, including at Berlitz and the Rennert School. Maurice employs a dynamic method that emphasizes grammar and vocabulary but is focused primarily on spoken profiency and oral comprehension.

There are no make-up classes. On the first day of class, each student will receive a syllabus that lists the weekly assignments so you can keep up with your studies if you have to miss a class.

If you wish to cancel your registration, you must contact Idlewild by telephone or email at least seven days before the start date of your class to receive a refund. 

If you wish to postpone your registration to a later session, you must contact Idlewild by telephone or email at least three days before the start date of your class to receive a credit toward a future session (good for one year).

Have questions about FRENCH Comics & Conversation 10-week course starting April 2012? Contact Idlewild Books


Idlewild Books (Brooklyn)
249 Warren Street
(between Court and Smith)
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Idlewild Books


Idlewild is an international bookstore with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Our language classes were named "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and are taken by more than 3000 New Yorkers every year.

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