Vincent Mattei

Faculty

 

After studying economics and earning an MA at the University Of Nice Law and Political Science School, Vincent Mattei became an elementary school teacher. He then decided to specialize in teaching handicapped children, thanks to a CAAPSAIS option D diploma.  He thus worked for 13 years in the early socio-medical action center (CAMSP). He then got another degree, CAPA-SH, option E (Professional diploma for specialized support, adapted education and schooling of handicapped children). He is in charge of school-challenged and non-francophone students in several Haute-Corse schools.  An avid fan of sports, cinema but also music, he plays bass in an amateur group in Bastia.

 

Courses

Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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FREN 3101 - Beginning French I      

Level 1 is intended for students with no or minimal previous experience with the French language. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights.

Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language aptitudes (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously, and always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations.

Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar, vocabulary and phonetics drills. All in-class activities are task-based and put the students in real-life situations. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required text:
- Anne AKYUZ, Bernadette BAZELLE-SHAHMAEI, Joëlle BONENFANT, Marie-Françoise GLIEMANN, Les 500 Exercices de Grammaire A1 - Livre + corrigés intégrés,
ISBN-13: 978-2011554321 LNG

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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FREN 3151 - Beginning French II      

Level 1.5 is intended for students with minimal previous experience with the French language. While the course curriculum is the same as Level 1, the course may progress at a slightly different pace. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression, and cultural insights. Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously-always in the context of a cultural narrative. Each lesson begins with a rapid flow of authentic French presented in realistic, everyday circumstances, supported by video presentations (3151). Free-form classroom interactions (3153) are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills (3152). All in-class activities are task-based and put the students in real-life situations. By the end of this seven-week immersion program, students will be able to easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required texts:
- Maia GRÉGOIRE, Grammaire progressive du français (Niveau débutant) ISBN-9782090338584:
- Marie-José LOPES Jean-Thierry LE BOUGNEC, Totem (méthode de français A1), ISBN : 978-2-01-156048-3
- Marie-José LOPES Jean-Thierry LE BOUGNEC, Totem (méthode de français A2), ISBN : 978-2-01-156055-1

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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FREN 3201 - Early Intermediate      

Level 2 is designed for students who have already acquired basic French language skills (about 60 hours of French instruction). The course places special attention on the development of self-expression, communicative proficiency, written and oral skills, and cultural insights. To reach this goal, students will also develop their grammatical, lexical and phonetics knowledge.

Class materials and activities are developed to meet the students’ needs. The materials are realistic and selected to correspond with current topics, coming from authentic documents such as francophone press articles, radio and TV extracts.

Each skill and topic are addressed in a task-based and communicative method and immerse the student in real-life situations.

The section is divided into four courses: grammatical structures (3201), oral interaction and phonetics (3202), written comprehension and expression (3203), introduction to francophone cultures (3204). In each course, performance and progress will be assessed on a weekly basis in addition to a final exam.

Required text:
- Anne AKYUZ, Bernadette BAZELLE-SHAHMAEI, Joëlle BONENFANT, Marie-Françoise GLIEMANN, Les 500 Exercices de Grammaire A2, Hachette FLE, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-2011554352.

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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FREN 3202 - Early Intermediate      

Level 2 is designed for students who have already acquired basic French language skills (about 60 hours of French instruction). The course places special attention on the development of self-expression, communicative proficiency, written and oral skills, and cultural insights. To reach this goal, students will also develop their grammatical, lexical and phonetics knowledge.

Class materials and activities are developed to meet the students’ needs. The materials are realistic and selected to correspond with current topics, coming from authentic documents such as francophone press articles, radio and TV extracts.

Each skill and topic are addressed in a task-based and communicative method and immerse the student in real-life situations.

The section is divided into four courses: grammatical structures (3201), oral interaction and phonetics (3202), written comprehension and expression (3203), introduction to francophone cultures (3204). In each course, performance and progress will be assessed on a weekly basis in addition to a final exam.

Required text:
- Anne AKYUZ, Bernadette BAZELLE-SHAHMAEI, Joëlle BONENFANT, Marie-Françoise GLIEMANN, Les 500 Exercices de Grammaire A2, Hachette FLE, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-2011554352

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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FREN 3203 - Early Intermediate      

Level 2 is designed for students who have already acquired basic French language skills (about 60 hours of French instruction). The course places special attention on the development of self-expression, communicative proficiency, written and oral skills, and cultural insights. To reach this goal, students will also develop their grammatical, lexical and phonetics knowledge.

Class materials and activities are developed to meet the students’ needs. The materials are realistic and selected to correspond with current topics, coming from authentic documents such as francophone press articles, radio and TV extracts.

Each skill and topic are addressed in a task-based and communicative method and immerse the student in real-life situations.

The section is divided into four courses: grammatical structures (3201), oral interaction and phonetics (3202), written comprehension and expression (3203), introduction to francophone cultures (3204). In each course, performance and progress will be assessed on a weekly basis in addition to a final exam.

Required text:
- Anne AKYUZ, Bernadette BAZELLE-SHAHMAEI, Joëlle BONENFANT, Marie-Françoise GLIEMANN, Les 500 Exercices de Grammaire A2, Hachette FLE, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-2011554352 LNG

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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The Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5526
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Sheila Schwaneflugel, Coordinator

frenchschool@middlebury.edu