10 Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 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: L’atelier B2 ISBN: 978-2278094714
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 09/17)
Dates: 09/28 – 12/07 – No class during Thanksgiving week
Need more information? Please attend our open house on September 13th or get in touch
In this high intermediate class, students can understand a wide range of topics, from personal to more abstract issues such as current events, and even technical articles in their area of expertise. They have little or no difficulty understanding what is being said by their native or near-native speaking instructors with no “adjustment” on the part of the instructor. They can communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluency during a conversation with a native speaker, in a way that is comfortable for everyone. They can speak in a clear, detailed way on a number of subjects, express an opinion on current affairs, giving the advantages and disadvantages of the various options. They have a solid knowledge of all verb tenses including tenses of the subjunctive and conditional moods.
We continue to read, write, listen, and speak with more and more complexity and precision. Our listening activities increase in length and come from authentic French sources such as interviews in podcasts and radio shows, as well as video reports. Our reading activities come from the Francophone media world of websites, newspapers, and magazines, and from Francophone literary texts. As we practice our language skills, we also increase our cultural knowledge of the French speaking world.