Gustave Akakpo




Course List: 

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FREN3305 - Topics in French Language      

Speaking in public with self-confidence

Using a variety of strategies, including the reading and staging of theatre texts, this course aims to strengthen oral proficiency while developing the self-confidence required for a variety of public-speaking activities. The course is regularly taught to diplomats, lawyers, professors, business managers, and students.

Summer 2013, LS 7 Week Session

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FREN3450 - Theater and Language      

This course aims at developing ease and fluidity of oral communication in French. With the support of contemporary Francophone plays, students will discover the diversity of French languages by working on pronunciation, quality of their voice, gesture, breathing.
The course will be articulated in a dynamic, participative and creative way around three axes:
1) Dramaturgical approach of the plays: reading, discussion, analysis;
2) Exercises stemming from theatrical pedagogy to improve the qualities of articulation, pronunciation, memorization, verbal ease and public speaking;
3) Staging extracts of the studied plays for a public presentation, which will close the course.
This year, we’ll be exploring the theme of Afropean (African-European) identity, through a series of short plays by two major writers from the African continent living and working in France.

Required texts: Dieudonné NIANGOUNA, M’appelle Mohamed Ali, (Les solitaires intempestifs / ISBN 2846814147)
- Léonora MIANO, Ecrits pour la parole, (L’arche éditeur / ISBN 9782851817730)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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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