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 coverLearn 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
- 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)
- The present participle
- La mise en relief
- Tense manipulation
- The stylistic use of both comparisons and metaphors
- Opposition, concession, and restriction