Richard Mattei

Faculty

 
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 Sunderland Language Center

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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FREN3101 - 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 Texts:
-Ludivine GLAUD, Muriel LANNIER, Yves LOISEAU, Grammaire essentielle du français niveau A1 A2, - Livre + CD Broché, ISBN 978-2-278-08102-8 LNG

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools

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FREN3102 - 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 Texts:
-Ludivine GLAUD, Muriel LANNIER, Yves LOISEAU, Grammaire essentielle du français niveau A1 A2, - Livre + CD Broché, ISBN ISBN 978-2-278-08102-8

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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FREN3103 - 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 Texts:
-Ludivine GLAUD, Muriel LANNIER, Yves LOISEAU, Grammaire essentielle du français niveau A1 A2, - Livre + CD Broché, ISBN ISBN 978-2-278-08102-8 LNG

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 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