Farida Talantikit

France and Algeria

Bio

Farida began teaching at the French Cultural Center in 2006 after moving to Boston in 2004. She primarily teaches core language classes for adults at the beginner level in addition to intermediate and advanced grammar courses and conversation classes for all levels.

Farida holds a Doctorate in Occupational Health Medicine (a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses) from UCL, Bruxelles. She lived in Salon de Provence, France where she taught biology at Avignon University and worked as an occupational health doctor. She also worked for several human rights non-profit organizations in Marseille.

She loves spending time with her family and travelling. She enjoys listening to classical music and reading about the humanities, especially history and cinema, and she is intrigued by people, different cultures and world politics. She also takes great pleasure in cooking.

Classes Recently Taught

Advanced Beginner French 4

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 21, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class will give you the skills to make demands, discuss social issues and talk about change, as well as other tools to help you take charge of your French education!

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Intermediate French 4

Intermediate
Starting June 21, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Delve deeper into the Francophone cultures around the globe while honing your language skills: discover verlan, read a fable from the West Indies, learn how to react to lies and more!

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Beginner French 1

Beginner
Starting June 20, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

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Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting June 20, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

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Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 20, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

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Intermediate French 3

Intermediate
Starting June 20, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep looking forward and making progress! Learn new future tenses and vocabulary that will help you discuss social change and revolution, write an argumentative essay, read about 3D printing technologies and more.

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Beginner French 1 (Absolute Beginner)

Beginner
Starting April 3, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Never had any previous instruction in French? Looking for an in-depth introduction to understanding and communicating about basics? This class is designed especially for you; no prior experience necessary!

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Advanced Beginner French 4

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 3, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class will give you the skills to make demands, discuss social issues and talk about change, as well as other tools to help you take charge of your French education!

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Intermediate French 4

Intermediate
Starting April 3, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Delve deeper into the Francophone cultures around the globe while honing your language skills: discover verlan, read a fable from the West Indies, learn how to react to lies and more!

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Advanced Beginner French 1 Accelerated

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 3, 2018 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (April 3 - May 3)

Time to go beyond the basics! Gain the grammar, vocabulary and confidence you'll need to write a poem, talk about your interests, ask for help putting together the perfect outfit and much more.

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Beginner French 1 (limited prior experience)

Beginner
Starting April 2, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!

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Beginner French 3

Beginner
Starting April 2, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Want to compare cities you've traveled to, learn French dinner-table etiquette or complete a smartphone scavenger hunt in French? Do all those things and more, while building your basic French skills!

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Advanced Beginner French 2

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 2, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to write tweets, listen to a radio broadcast from Africa and reminisce about your favorite retro styles? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

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Intermediate French 3

Intermediate
Starting April 2, 2018 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep looking forward and making progress! Learn new future tenses and vocabulary that will help you discuss social change and revolution, write an argumentative essay, read about 3D printing technologies and more.

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