The French Correction: A Relaxed Approach To le français | Newberry

The French Correction: A Relaxed Approach To le français

Led by Susan Pezzino. 10 sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tuesdays, May 22 - July 24

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (April 17 at 10 am – May 4 at 4 pm): $300
Regular Registration Price (May 4 at 4 pm – first day of class): $330

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

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Excuse our dust!

The Newberry is undergoing an extensive first floor renovation in 2018. This project will be ongoing during the Summer 2018 seminar term. The Adult Education Seminars Program still has use of the basement classrooms, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Because of the renovation, the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Summer 2018 term. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Seminar Description

Would you like to try a laid-back and enjoyable way to start studying French or to improve your French pronunciation? This course, with multimedia support, (intended for students at any level of proficiency) uses an accepting classroom atmosphere and the vocabulary of fine food and wine to help you decode the French spelling system and pronounce French more easily and accurately. Ten sessions.

Susan Pezzino, a lifetime French-English bilingual and former United States Fulbright Scholar, holds an MA in applied linguistics and works as a professional language teacher and multimedia curriculum designer in Chicago.

Materials List


  • Materials consisting of a full-length course workbook and an interactive multimedia pronunciation application will be provided directly to the students by the instructor at cost.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.