This course helps beginners develop basic proficiencies in all four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Class time will be devoted to reading dialogues, pair work, small-and large-group discussions, written and oral practice of structure and vocabulary, and use of internet resources. We will use the French TAXI curriculum which includes a text and a workbook. Both are very useful and a link to an order site is available in our online catalog. Alternatively, we can send you a pdf of the text. Throughout the eight weeks students will learn:
- To greet someone, ask and say your name, identify a person;
- Approach someone, ask age, address and phone number;
- Talk about one's tastes;
- Naming, showing and locating objects;
- Express possession, indicate colors;
- Characterize an object, ask for the price, express your tastes;
- Showing and locating people; and
- Ask your way, indicate a direction, indicate a means of transport.
This class is live online class using ZOOM.
No class 02/21/23. Makeup class, if needed, 04/04/23.
France Hilbert has taught classes at College of the Atlantic since 2018. She is a professional artist and art educator with an extensive resume of training and experience including major commissions and installations. Her artistic education began at the age of seven, when she was taught by her grandfather, the late artist Jaro Hilbert. From him, she received a thorough education in the classical tradition. She pursued her formal education at the National Fine Art Academy of Paris, France, (ENSBA), was an artist in residence in Copenhagen, studied German Expressionism in Berlin, and traveled extensively to paint and study around Europe and abroad. At the Art Students League of New York, she received a Merit Scholarship to master portraiture in painting and completed a Certificate in Sculpture. She was selected for “Model to Monument”, a sculpture program at The Academy of Art, Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, NY and received an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant from the Art Students League of New York. Of her many public and private commissions, some are permanent installations. “Talma”, a 7-foot bronze sculpture is installed in the public square of the Theatre of the Valley of L’Yerres, in Brunoy, France. A pair of 4-foot bronze relief sculptures entitled ”The Calling” are installed at the Georgetown University Medical School building in Washington, DC.