French Language & Civilization Course
Conversation classes of 4 hours daily, 8:30 -12:30 or 14:00 - 18:00, focus on practical use of the everyday language. Dialogues for beginners are structured on family living and procurement of basic necessities such as food, clothing, banking services, etc. As the student progresses, dialogues emphasize French culture and current events - with guided discussions based on newspaper articles, radio/TV, movies, plays, etc. Wherever possible, the specific vocabulary needs of each individual student are met. Daily reading, writing and grammar exercises supplement conversation classes based on student levels and needs. Classes average 5-8 students - with the maximum class size being 12 students. Students are grouped in one of 5 or 6 levels, beginner to advanced. As with all European language institutes, the heaviest enrollment and largest classes tend to be in June, July and August.
Students are encouraged to use the campus library and tapes during free time. Teachers are available on a scheduled basis after class to answer questions or provide additional help. Learning materials and use of textbooks/tapes are included in the cost as is the Identification Card which permits certain student discounts. Optional fieldtrips and tours are offered with participants paying transportation cost and entrance fees