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French 103+ Conversation and Writing - ONLINE


LANGUAGES, LITERACY & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / World Languages -
Winter/Spring 2022

For students who are advanced beginners-novice intermediates and have taken up to level 103 equivalent.

This is a 6-week class that will cover a new topic each week. Students will answer questions or improvise their own commentaries on short films, one feature film, articles on interesting people, and compare some songs that have been adapted from French to English (and vice versa) (Why did they choose those lyrics?). After learning so much grammar and vocabulary, this spring, or prior, here is your chance to practice what you’ve learned. Writing answers to these questions will help to anchor your learning and to know what you want to say in advance of the class. Preparation doesn’t have to be lengthy. That’s up to you. (No textbook, just access to YouTube).

This class will meet online via Zoom. You will receive an email prior to the start date of your class with information on how to participate. 

Nikki Matheson

Nikki was raised in a bilingual household. Born in Canada, she grew up just outside of NYC, spending summers in northern Québec with her famille québecoise. She also studied French in the US and at the Université de Rouen, and has a Master’s Degree in Teaching French (MATSL). Shortly after college, her great love for music garnered her the invitation to tour with a French band for 6 months, after which she ended up living in Paris for 14 years, performing with major artists there. In addition to her musical work, she worked as a translation editor, lyric adapter, and still consults for TV, movies, and book adaptations of English works going into French (Really, how to you translate the term “Grey Gardens”).

She has taught students aged 3 to 73, including at the Middlebury-Language Academy, L’Alliance Française, and Norwich University, where she now works in academic support. She also taught French to the VT National Guard so they could deploy to Senegal, and even interpreted for Senegal’s President Sall when he came to meet with Gov. Shumlin in VT. She loves French and thinks you should too!

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Champlain Valley Union High School : Online
Wednesdays, Jun 1 - Jul 6
5:30 - 6:45 PM

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$ 95.00
Per Person