French 3 french 3


Every Wednesday• Fall and spring • 10 a.m.-noon • Zoom

January 17, 24, 31 • February 7, 14, 21, 28 • March 6, 13, 20, 27 • April (3 no class), 10

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Prerequisite: Some previous study of French or equivalent

The three goals of this intermediate level course are: a) to emphasize exposure to authentic French culture; b) to increase our knowledge of French vocabulary and grammatical structures and c) to practice conversation. We will rely on videos made in France rather than on a traditional textbook because learning with Zoom has two big advantages for language study: a) it brings the sounds and sights of the new culture into our own environment and b) it allows participant-to-participant conversations in breakout rooms. Therefore, our two-hour Zoom meetings will consist of three parts: a) a video lesson, coming to us from France, integrating vocabulary, grammar and culture; b) practice speaking French in groups of two or three participants in Zoom breakout rooms; and c) biweekly discussion of intermediate level texts previously sent by email to all participants.

Every second week Intermediate/advanced French Discussion will be integrated into the intermediate level French 3 class.

Textbook (optional): “The Ultimate FRENCH Review and Practice,” any edition, offering detailed explanations, exercises and corrections of the exercises

Instructor: Barbara Vigano

Coordinators/Tech Coordinators: Sara Clark and Cindy Owens