French Daily Course Curriculum in Holidays
An intermediate group in the garden with Christine in charge
The Morning Course
- 4 hours per day- 2 teachers share the class
First Half Morning Course :
The teacher presents the schedule for that morning. Every morning there is training in grammar followed by vocabulary building. On our exotic terrace during the coffee-break.
Each morning each participant gives an oral account regarding their previous afternoon or evening. Two or three of the participants might verbally discuss a subject prepared in advance. This might be followed by a debate regarding a current French news item in which the entire class participates dividing into pros and cons. Using imaginary occurrences the class might assume roles in real-life situations such as salesperson and customer. The morning's first half concludes with planning the following day's subject.
Second Half Morning Course :
A short lecture by the teacher regarding a theme that involves the French language and French culture.This is followed by questions by the participants. Included among those classroom themes might be a controversial debate regarding economic, political, social and cultural questions. Each day there is a presentation by the teacher about specific grammatical aspects of the language, with practice and report sessions by the pupils.80% of the morning session is devoted to oral presentations.
The Afternoon Intensive Course 6 hr/ day
Intensive course: (2 hours per afternoon, with max 3 students) 14:40 to 16.00 In this course the participant can repeat, expand or find a subject, a field of study or an assignment that is relevant to their particular interest. The course curriculum is "à la carte" as regards areas of study. The goal is to achieve greater spontaneity in the participant's verbal presentation. The entire afternoon is concentrated on conversation.
The High Intensive Course 8 hr/day
Where the student will be kept busy non-stop from 9 am to 4 pm and with a 1½-hour course that includes lunch with a private teacher. According to a curriculum agreed upon by the student and the teacher, this course will consist of a number of discussions, varying daily, covering themes about daily life in today's France. The participant can choose the subjects of these discussions according to his or her interests.