Maria Antonieta Garcia-Lam

Mills Faculty

 

Courses

Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
indicates offered in the current term
indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]

FREN3212S - Early Intermed French      

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

This course will concentrate on the systematic acquisition of strategies for written expression through progressive practice, with topical review of basic morphological and syntactic structures. Different kind of texts (descriptive, informative, argumentative, poetic, …) will be used to illustrate and explain the grammar studied and to be a model for the writing tasks. The entire class will revolve around writing projects in response to the needs of students : how to describe a past action, a dream or a life project, how to propose something to someone, how to compare things, movies, persons or events, how to express an objection, etc.

Required Book : Sylvie Poisson-Quinton, « Expression écrite – Niveau 2 », Paris, Clé International, 2006. (ISBN : 978-2-09-035205-4)

Summer 2012

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FREN3306S - Grammar & Composition      

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

This French composition course will systematically approach the necessary strategies for written expression while literary pieces/excerpts will be used to illustrate and explain the grammar studied. In a creative approach to process writing, learners will work in pairs/small groups to select a literary text of a particular genre (short story, poem, epistolary writing, theater, essay) and construct a story with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints.
Textbook: Littérature progressive du français avec 600 exercices. Niveau intermédiaire. Blondeau, Allouache & Né. (Clé International: 2005) ISBN: 209-033756-7

Summer 2012

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FREN3411S - Adv Grammar & Composition      

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

In this advanced course students will review fundamental grammatical structures and principles through the study of literary pieces/excerpts. The study of different literary genres will enable students to construct progressively a repertoire of textual forms (narrative, descriptive, expressive, and argumentative) in order to communicate flexibly and fluently in writing.

Required book : Renaud, Simone and Vann Hooff, Dominique. En bonne forme. 8th Edition. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007. ISBN 13 : 978-0-618-65644-8

Summer 2012

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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