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Classes

HOW TO REGISTER

lIKE TO JOIN US?

To register, please contact us at info@word-nerd.ca

CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Group/Private Lessons Available

Our children’s classes are all designed specifically for the grade level and individual needs of participants. Whether in Immersion, Core French, Intensive French or homeschooling, students will receive authentic instruction in French that delivers results. We also create a portfolio of students’ work and the curriculum objectives obtained.

ADULT CLASSES

Group/Private Lessons Available

For adults, we offer French classes ranging from beginner to advanced. To ease the transition through these stages, our program is tailored to the specific needs of students at each level. We pride ourselves on streamlining the learning process for our students. For instance,

Beginners require more assistance in the early stages. With two instructors assigned to one class, students have access to the best-of-both-worlds:

1.) clear instruction in English
2.) authentic practice in French

LEVELS

beginner, intermediate and advanced

French levels at Word Nerd range from beginner to advanced. All levels are calibrated on an international standard, so you know your exact level (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) for corresponding programs worldwide. Please contact us for more information on levels and the time required to achieve them.

PLACEMENT TESTS

cOMPLiMENTARY YET cOMPULSORY

To ensure placement in the most appropriate level, students with a basis in French undergo a compulsory yet complimentary language assessment before classes start.

No obligation. We recommend, however, that you take your test early, so you can start your lessons when you are ready.

GROUP CLASSES

FIXED SCHEDULE

Group classes run for seven weeks and obtain fixed objectives outlined at the beginning of each level and session. Students are responsible for attending scheduled group classes. As an extra service, however, we are pleased to provide, at no additional cost, one catch-up class for planned absences indicated at the time of registration. Please contact us for further policy information on cancellations and rescheduling.

PRIVATE CLASSES

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE, Individual Attention

Word Nerd offers private classes to accommodate busy lives and various French needs. Each class is specifically designed for you and scheduled at your convenience. You set the time, and we deliver the French!

To share private lessons, please contact us with your requests. Various size groups are possible:

One-person private: $50/hour
Two-person private: $34 person/hour
Three-person private: $27 person/hour
Four-person private: $23 person/hour
Larger groups: please contact us at info@word-nerd.ca

Monthly payments and scheduling for private classes must be completed, via email or in person, on or before the first class of every month. Scheduling changes are possible. Please contact us for further policy information on cancellations and rescheduling.

French Focuses Currently Available:
General French
Business French
French for Travellers
French for Medical Professionals
French for Teachers
French Culture and Society
French Grammar & Structure
French Conversation Focus
French Phonetics and Pronunciation

*If your needs remain unaddressed here, please contact us and we will create the class you seek for you.

EXTRA EXERCISES

cOMPLIMENTARY SERVICE

Word Nerd will shortly be offering its students extra lessons and exercises online to reinforce what they learn in class. Students can access these lessons from anywhere with an assigned password.

SCHEDULE

2010-2011

2010 Schedule

Term 1: September 13 – October 29, 2010

Term 2: November 1 – December 17, 2010

2011 Schedule

Term 3: January 12 – February 25, 2011

Term 4: February 27 – April 15, 2011

Term 5: April 18 – June 3, 2011

Term 6: June 6 – July 22, 2011

All classes run for seven weeks and follow the public school calendar year for 2010, so parents can take holidays when their children do.