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'''Class One Overview 6/24'''
'''I.  Housekeeping'''
- Discover everyone's level of French
- Determine what people want to be able to do with French
- Do we want to incorporate French culture at all?
- Are there any advanced students that would like to focus on French books/reading?
'''II.  Lesson One'''
- Talk the way 'they' do:  Greetings and Introductions
- A little grammar: To be 'être' and to have 'avoir'
- Cross cultural Minute:  Why the French are rude
- Slang/swearing/etc.
'''Class Two Overview Agenda: 7/1'''
- We had two Jeremy and D P who attended, both of which are more intermediate, so this class focused more on conversational French.

Revision as of 17:10, 4 August 2009

Meeting at 7:00 on Wednesday. We'll break around 8:30. Everyone is welcome!

A bit of background on me:

I lived in both France and Quebec for about 10 years. I learned to speak French while living in both places, so the French I'll be teaching is very much how people talk. Also, because I learned French by hearing and speaking it, my French writing skills are craptastic, so I am planning to focus more on conversational French. If someone else is a wiz at writing French, speak up!

If you could write down your name and your level of French below that would be really helpful.

-- Laura


Ma France -- BBC French Language learning series we'll be using

French Lessons -- Greater focus on traditional learning with a heavier emphasis on grammar


  • Mitch I can sorta order food in French.
  • dpc i lived in france for about a year, during which i learned enough french to be a danger to myself.


  • Noah - interested, but probably won't make it on many Wednesdays for a while - I can get around ok in French, but would need a lot of practice to become fluent
  • Billy - i've been out of practice since high school.
  • Jeremy I can have simple conversations. I have one year of college French, plus several years of Spanish and three minus epsilon degrees in Linguistics, which makes me a good faker. I also have motivation: big fan of Franco-Belgian comics, and my wife is a native Francophone.
  • Eve - sorry to miss first class, will try to come next time. My French is second-rate, I read fairly well but would like to understand spoken French faster. 3-4 years in school; French relatives; but I become very rusty in between trips.
  • aestetix - five years of french in middle/high school, been to France several times, etc. Strong understanding of grammatical structure, although I haven't touched it in years and am quite rusty.


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