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Vincent Mattei

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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 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 (3101). Free-form classroom interactions (3103) are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills (3102). 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 LNG

Summer 2013

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FREN 3102 - Beginning French I      

Level 1 is intended for students with no 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 (3101). Free-form classroom interactions (3103) are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills (3102). 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 2013

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FREN 3103 - Beginning French I      

Level 1 is intended for students with no 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 (3101). Free-form classroom interactions (3103) are balanced with structured grammar and vocabulary drills (3102). 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 LNG

Summer 2013

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FREN 3151 / FREN 3201 - 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 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools

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FREN 3152 / FREN 3202 - 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 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools

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FREN 3153 / FREN 3203 - 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 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools

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The French School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5526
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
French School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Sheila Schwaneflugel, Coordinator
sschwaneflugel@middlebury.edu