Enrich, Explore, Experience: Immersion in French-Speaking Cultures
August 19- 23, 2019, 9 am - 12 pm (lunch 12:00-12:30)
Open to students who will be taking French 2 or French 3 in the fall
Are you planning to take French 2 or French 3 in the fall? Would you like to increase your language skills? Do you need an extra boost to increase your knowledge? Students answering yes to any of these questions will benefit from this one-week preparatory session. This French-immersion class will reinforce and strengthen all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course will be hands on. Be ready to cook, sing, create film using green screens, and play some sports en français. While doing that, you will review and learn grammar concepts such as articles, descriptive and possessive adjectives, prepositions, interrogative words, negation, object pronouns as well as comparatives and superlatives. In addition, you will review the présent, passé composé, imparfait, and future simple tenses of regular and irregular verbs. Classes will consist of brief group instruction followed by individual grammar work and hands-on projects.
All materials and lunch will be provided.
ANDREA VILLAGRAN, instructor
Andrea has been teaching French and Spanish in the Upper School since she came to Rivers in 2015. She began her teaching career in her native Guatemala, where she taught German. She has also taught at the elementary and middle school levels, first at The Rumson Country Day School in New Jersey and most recently at the Gordon School in RI. Andrea loves sharing her passion for languages with her students. She is an inveterate world traveler who actively pursues opportunities to learn and bring the world and its cultures to our classrooms. She serves as 11-12th grade advisor, debate team co-coordinator, and chairs the Interdisciplinary Committee. Andrea earned her B.A. in French and political science from Wellesley College and her M.A. in French Civilization, Culture and Society at Middlebury College.
Details & Eligibility
▸ On-Site Course
▸ August 19- 23, 2019
▸ Students who will be taking French 2 or French 3 in the fall
2019 Tuition: $480 (includes lunch)
Financial aid is available (May 1 deadline)
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