Cynthia Cravo




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FREN 3103 - Beginning French I      

Level 100 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-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.
Performances and progress will be assessed on a weekly basis through grammatical, lexical, phonetics, and written compositions.
Individual participation in class will be part of the overall evaluation.
The course is divided into five teaching units: grammar in action 1(3101), grammar in action 2 (3102), applied phonetics (3103), written expression and civilization (3104) and interactive oral production (3105).

Required text: Anne AKYUZ, Bernadette BAZELLE-SHAHMAEI, Joëlle BONENFANT, Marie-Françoise GLIEMANN, Les 500 Exercices de Grammaire A1 - Livre + corrigés intégrés, ISBN 9782011554321 LNG

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

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