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Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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About this Class

Our core language classes will reinforce your French through speaking, writing and comprehension activities while providing insights into Francophone culture. Our teachers and curriculum use cutting-edge methods and resources to augment your skills and boost your confidence in French. With a focus on conversational French and active student participation using videos and interactive exercises, you will master the finer aspects of the French language.

Required textbook: Alter Ego 5
In this class you will cover Dossier 1 and 2, pp.13 to 37.
Please note that Alter Ego 5 requires the use of a computer to play the MP3 Compact disc included with the textbook.

Content you will cover

Learn How To
  • Analyze a scientific document directed broader audiences
  • Restore philosophical reasoning
  • Compare different media treatments
  • Compare two types of sociological documents- Define Intercultural comparisons
  • Analyze a controversial and provocative article
  • Discuss in depth new technologies
Society & Culture
  • Oral Documents: Telegram, Simone Signoret and Yves Morand; Tahar Ben Jelloun on the family
  • Written Documents: The mirages of universal communication; The thought scattered by the canvas; The press and the digital revolution; A life, Guy Maupassant; Compare: The great Meaulnes, the words and the little Nicolas and the Buddies (pp. 33)
  • New Technologies- Customs and Conventions of communities.

Grammar you will cover

  • Nominalization
  • Verbal Tenses and Moods
  • Prefixes
  • Articles
  • Relative Pronouns
  • Literal and Figurative Meaning
  • Stylistics
  • Polysemy