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After earning a Masters degree in Biochemistry at the Université of Provence, Richard Mattei began teaching at the elementary level.  Subsequently, he was trained in teaching hearing-impaired children and earned a CAAPSAIS diploma.  He now teaches at the secondary and college level.

Richard has been teaching for 15 years at the « Centre de Déficients  auditifs et visuels » ( Visually challenged and hearing impaired children) in Bastia, Corsica. He holds a degree in Sign Language  level B2.

A die-hard sports fan - especially soccer - Richard is in charge of after-school and pedagogical programs at the Bastia Sporting Club training center. He has been a member of The Middlebury French School Faculty since 2001. Richard coordinates  the Level I program.

 
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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 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. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary 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 easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required Texts:
1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

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Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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FREN 3102 - 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 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. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary 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 easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required Texts:
1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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FREN 3103 - 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 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. Free-form classroom interactions are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary 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 easily navigate a variety of real-world situations.

Required Texts:
1) Maia Grégoire, Grammaire Progressive du Français (Niveau débutant), Paris, CLE international- 2004.ISBN-10: 209033858X; 2) Guy Capelle, Noëlle Guidon, Reflets ( méthode de français 1), Paris, Hachette, 1999.ISBN-10: 2011551161

LNG

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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