In-person classes will resume starting the week of July 19!
FLOW & BODY LANGUAGE Sound like a French Person
Perceiving and recognizing the musicality of the French language is one of the key steps to sounding like a native speaker.
In this hands-on module of Coucou’s Sound Like a French Person workshop, Quentin will facilitate the understanding and reproducing of French sentence tone through improvisational games, scene analysis and scene work.
We will use clips from iconic French movies to listen, understand and reproduce that special “je ne sais quoi” that will open the door to fluency.
With excerpts from films such as Cyrano de Bergerac, Jeux d’Enfants, Les Visiteurs, and even Ratatouille, join us on this linguistic and cultural journey towards understanding how French natives speak.
* This workshop is open to students Level 5 and up. *
As an advanced student, you can pride yourself in having mastered some of the thorniest French grammar and conjugation rules. Bravo!
When it comes to taking the floor though, you can tell that a little something is missing – sometimes to the point where it can prevent you from daring to speak French. Maybe some tricky pronunciation? The flow of sentences? The fear that your accent won’t be understood? It is usually a little bit of everything. Because learning and mastering a language is not limited to knowing grammar rules, we designed a 3-part workshop specifically for advanced students that will improve your Frenchness on three fronts: Pronunciation & Diction, Flow & Body Language, and Beyond the Accent.
We’ll practice with improv’ games, studying clips of classic French movies (from the French New Wave to Ratatouille), memorizing dialogues, analyzing the melody and tone of sentences, and more. Some of the same clips and excerpts will be studied and practiced from different angles across the workshops.
Quentin, Anicet and Jordan all have a background in the performing arts, so this workshop series is well suited, but not limited to, performers such as professional singers and actors.
The workshops in this series can be taken separately, or together as a bundle.
Please note: our classes have limited capacity and often sell out fast, don't wait too long to book your spot!