This is a repeating eventseptember 22, 2020 12:00 am
All Day (Monday)
Des Moines European Heritage Association invites you to explore the French language during this 6-week French language course for adults
Des Moines European Heritage Association invites
you to explore the French language during this 6-week French language
course for adults (starting Thursday, October 29, 2020). During each
90-minute session, you will have the opportunity to learn language for
everyday life and explore culture, all the while developing proficiency
with grammar and vocabulary.
There will be assigned homework and
studying each week. A textbook and workbook will need to be purchased by
the student prior to the beginning of the course in addition to the
course fee of $72. These materials will need to be ordered online and
cost approximately $50 (including shipping).
- Please expect to
spend 2.5 – 8 hours on homework every week. Everyone learns languages
at their own pace. In order to remember it the best, you should spend
about 20-30 minutes every day with your homework. Regular self-study and
repetition or meeting with others might be helpful.
- Having a general understanding of English grammar or having studied another language is helpful, but not required.
- The course is structured to learn vocabulary and grammar from scratch while covering a variety of everyday topics.
- This class is non-credit but designed to eventually lead to language proficiency in writing, reading and speaking.
- The books are from France and in French, however developed for non-native speakers with a goal of building proficiency.
Previous study of French at the intermediate level highly recommended
(for example, high school French through French III, 200-level college
courses). This class includes grammar review but focuses on usage of the
language, including pronunciation and conversation. We will continue in
our book from the previous classes (Totem 3). Email Laura with any
questions at the email address provided here. Email Laura with any questions at the email address provided here.
adult language programs utilize the Common European Framework of
Reference for Languages (CEFRL) which is a guideline used to describe
achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and other
countries. CEFRL is a system of validation of language ability and can
be utilized by job applicants and adult students to demonstrate their
Zoom information will be provided to the registrants.
Deadline to register: October 22, 2020
the instructor: Laura Deavers studied French and spent six months in
Marseilles, France, as an undergraduate at Grinnell College. She
received her Master’s Degree in European Literature and Culture in 2014
from Lille University in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, where French was the
language of instruction. She passed the C2 Level DALF exam in 2014. She
lived and worked in France for seven years, teaching English as a
Foreign Language and working at the International Relations Office of
the Lille University. Since moving back to the Des Moines area she has
truely enjoyed teaching French to adult learners. She loves French food,
music, culture and film, and hopes to share this passion with you!