ONGOING EVENT: Café Français Mondays 12:15-1:15pm •
Begins February 24th
Please join us for Café Français. Bring your own brown-bag lunch. For students at all levels
Beginners II/Continuing Beginners
This course is meant for the student with some basic knowledge of French. Further grammar, conversation and reading will be explored using the textbook, Bon Voyage.
Tuesdays: 5:30-7 pm • 5 weeks, beginning March 4th
Instructor: Kathleen Dunne • Cost: $100
Voyages, Culture et Conversation
This semester our class features virtual travel around France and in some Francophone countries to enhance your knowledge of culture, geography and more. Role playing with travel expressions, listening activities with songs and dialogues, map reading and brief French cultural readings are designed to improve your conversational fluency and confidence, preparing you for your own French-speaking journeys.
Mondays: 10-12 noon • 10 weeks, beginning February 24th
Instructor: Margot Stiassni-Sieracki • Cost: $260
Le Salon Bon Mot! Advanced Conversation and Reading
A reading group for advanced students, designed to promote informal yet stimulating conversation about French short stories, novellas, articles of historical and cultural interest and readings suggested by students. Students will build their French conversational skills by sharing their opinions, questions, and hypotheses in small groups and with the whole class. Grammatical points will be discussed as they relate to the reading content. A survey to determine reading interests will be taken before the first class.
Mondays: 5:30-7 pm • 5 weeks, beginning February 24th
Instructor: Margot Stiassni-Sieracki • Cost: $100
Margot Stiassni-Sieracki, B.A. French, Williams College, M.A. Univ. Illinois, M.A. Stanford. She frequently visits France and has taught French and Spanish, K-12, in Vermont and Maine since 1989. Margot has twice co-presented Methods Matter, Penobscot School's summer foreign language methodology seminar. She often uses music and the arts in her teaching of adults and children. At Penobscot School, her work has included teaching Intermediate French since 2009 and facilitating activities at French and Spanish immersion workshops.
Elisabeth Goodridge, BA, Wells College, French; MA, UM-Orono, French, 2008. Wrote her theses on 17th c. French literary fairy tales by Mme D'Aulnoy. She has taught French to all ages in Maine and Montreal for 40+ years, and countless times at PS's French immersion weekends. She enjoys acting, singing, sailing, artistic expression and French singer-songwriters of the 20th c.
Dennis Healy is a retired environmental engineer who has studied French for many years, including travels in France and Québec. He has assisted with the school's French immersion retreats (Le français au bord de la Mer; Français dans le Bois), sharing there his knowledge and passion for the popular lawn-bowling game of southern France - La Pétanque. He has taught French through Five Towns Adult and Community Education. He currently organizes the French language film series at Rockport Public Library.