This course is a continuation of the language for those who have taken beginning French before, and is also open to those who are a bit more advanced and wish to keep strengthening their skills. Please note: due to the simplified approach taken during this pandemic, as well as the need to provide a place for those who are just moving past the beginning stage of their studies, this will be a true intermediate course, including a review of basic French in the early weeks of fall semester. More advanced students who are primarily interested in conversation may wish to consider Le Salon on Thursday nights instead of this course.
Here are the details:
· Class will be on Tuesday nights from 7 to 8 pm
· The Intermediate class will use the Living Language French: Intermediate textbook (though of course you should feel free to use the beginning text for review as well!).
. If you participated in the Alliance Francaise Beginning or Intermediate class for the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semester and you KEPT the books you purchased for that semester you should already have the necessary textbook for this class.
It is anticipated that these classes will be Google Classroom based. Google Classroom is an online app/website that offers students the best of the zoom meeting capability but also functionality that offers a more complete online classroom experience.
To register for the Intermediate French Class ALL students must be members of the Alliance Francaise de Newport. Membership costs as little as $45 (less for full-time students).
FOR ANY NEW STUDENTS – Intermediate Textbooks
All intermediate students are to purchase to Living Language: French bundle (here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307478432?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_asin_title). This boxed set includes three volumes and nine CDs, and is currently priced at a very reasonable $28.27. You may also access the free online flashcards at: https://www.livinglanguage.com/languagelab/french. This set of texts will be used for the entire year, and perhaps we will use it next year as well. The books have been chosen for their high quality, simplicity, and low cost.