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The Dr. is in: This is an open French conversation session using Zoom.us. My goal is to provide some extra practice time to my students in other classes as well as to answer questions to those interested in joining one of the existing ongoing conversation groups. If you don't know where you belong - I would be happy to talk with you online. In the past I have covered intro to French, politics, articles from Le Monde or Nouvel Obs, culture, or just general conversation. If members are late, I’ll wait online for about 15 minutes. Please email me if you have questions or plan on being a little late So I know how many are attending, please RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/frenchlessons/ Click on the link below to join the webinar; please use a headset if possible (as that minimizes audio feedback). - https://zoom.us/j/7243267474
Today's location will be Dobra Tea (corner of Beacon & Murray) - however locations will sometimes vary. Check back This is open to everyone - including Duolingo students - although the group tends to be intermediate+ The goal is to speak the beautiful language of Molière as well as a purely social event. En français autant que possible - conversations are in French as much as possible. Please comment below if you have suggestions/times/dates for future meetings.
We’re online with zoom. Join us via link below at 6:30pm Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/7243267474 This is a discussion group EN FRANCAIS for those (intermediate and higher) wishing to perfect their conversational French. - for those who have roughly the equivalent of 2+ years of college French. - Location - will alternated between north hills and Shadyside/Squirrel Hill. - Days: Now it's on Thursday but can change if we can get more people to participate. This discussion group is designed to increase and perfect the ability to express oneself in spoken and written French. Oral emphasis will be on precision, variety, and vocabulary acquisition. We will examine the evolving social and political landscape of France in the 21st century, the culture and expressions of everyday - as well as topics such as the 5th Republic, Macron’s government (pros and cons) immigration, French identity and the notion of “Frenchness." We will focus on other various topics such as: family and the educational system; intellectuals contemporary ideas; art, architecture, and design; Paris; music; literature and cinema. Emphasis will be on oral expression and the acquisition of specialized vocabulary. Sources will include articles from the French press, documents, and film.
Anyone who has completed a year of French or more and wants to attend is most welcome! Just a word about some changes: In "Advanced Beg-Int French - Grammar review + reading" - we're going to be doing a bit of grammar study, review, etc using La Grammaire à l'oeuvre, by Barson - which is available online. We're also reading a novel, Philippe Labro's L'étudiant étranger LINKS TO ACCESS THE MATERIALS Grammaire à l’oeuvre textbook: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OFs2IpKRpU2JZZ4hf81cgysXJmVvhsoA Workbook for Grammaire à l’oeuvre: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dYEhGRqKdeFPBV6Wu9aS5vRAOyzxlTpR - We're starting the novel by Philippe Labro "l'Etudiant étranger" Romans-Novel https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZlFIoy2RvghUckgKUB23RjBD5rj3qMyj