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Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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 Dossiers 3 and 4, pp.38 to 64.
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
  • Study and analyze the career of a militant philosopher
  • Uncover and understand allusions and implicit ideas within a text
  • Lead debate and discussion on both social and economic issues
  • Craft arguments based on experiential reports
  • Discover the ethnological thoughts of a travel writer
  • Draw comparisons between transhistorical and intercultural ideas
  • Reconstruct a sociological survey
  • Read about react to migrants and their motivations for moving
  • Learn how to compare and contrast both contradictory and congruent ideas
Society & Culture
  • Oral Documents: Proud to live in the 93, The right to not work, Being a cinéconcertiste, an excerpt from Simone Weil's journal, the new Silk Road, interviews about globalization and gastronomie as well as new migration patterns
  • Written Documents: read about the Mitterrand years, the virtues of laziness, an interview with Zinedine Zidane, Stendhal's "memoirs of a tourist"
  • The effects of globalization as well as revolutions within the workplace
  • Terms pertaining to work, social action, and how food connects people

Grammar you will cover

  • Literal versus figurative phrasing
  • Expressions with time (depuis que)
  • Prepositions
  • The present participle
  • La mise en relief
  • Periphrases
  • Tense manipulation
  • The stylistic use of both comparisons and metaphors
  • Opposition, concession, and restriction