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French, Level 7/8

This language course is offered in modules of 16 weeks (2 school terms). Acquire conversational skills in languages other than English. These courses are based primarily on the acquisition of conversational skills. These courses are geared to the potential tourist, business person and those wishing to improve communication with friends or family who have non-English speaking background. Discover the culture of each nation. Many courses require purchase of a text book.

This course is intended for students with approximately 4 years of prior French learning. They will develop enhanced skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing French, within an appropriate cultural context. With a focus on conversational French and awareness of current issues in French-speaking countries, each class also incorporates a clear explanation of basic language principles, aiming to build a higher level of comprehension and communication skills in intermediate French. The textbook used is Alter Ego + Book 2 – methode de francais (Hachette). This semester the focus will be on Dossiers 4 and 5, exploring new information technology and leisure and tourism, all from a French perspective. These topics then provide the context for a closer study of grammatical areas, such as passive voice, possessive and interrogative pronouns, adverbs, gerunds and practical oral and written usage.

Level 7/8, approximately 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 year’s prior learning of the language necessary. Please bring pen & paper.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.