10 Thursdays, 7:10 – 8:40 p.m.
Special Note: This class is taught in person. If you are not signing up because of it, please let us know so we may try to accommodate your request for an online class or know of your preferences for future classes. Thank you.
Book: Latitudes 1 ISBN: 978-2-278-06249-2 (last few chapters) + Latitudes 2 ISBN: 978-2090382129 Please note that the book will be used in subsequent levels.
Location: This class will be taught in-person at the school, 75 Market Street in Portland
Instructor: Andy MacDonald
Price: $250 (early registration) $280 (after 01/15)
Dates: 01/25 – 04/11 – Please note: No class on 2/22 and 4/4
Need more information? Please attend our open house on January 10th or get in touch.
In this level, we assume that you have already studied the present, the immediate future, and the imperative, and have begun in earnest the study of past tenses of the indicative mood (especially the passé composé, and perhaps the imparfait forms of some verbs).
You can understand the main point in clear, concise spoken French and in simple written messages and announcements. At this level you know fundamental vocabulary related to areas of immediate personal relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) as well as more complex vocabulary as it relates to the day’s lesson topics, particularly speaking about people and places beyond ourselves. In this class you will reinforce your communication skills by asking and answering more complex questions with more spontaneity and recounting personal stories in the present, past, and future.
At this level we begin to use object pronouns to replace nouns that we are discussing, and we practice the creation of longer sentences that have more than one verb and more than one subject. We are practicing listening comprehension to understand quicker, more familiar speech. We will acquire more advanced cultural knowledge about the complexities of the French speaking world.