French Classes

ONGOING EVENT: Café Français Mondays 11:45am
Please join us for Café Français. Bring your own brown-bag lunch. For students at all levels

French Schedule

  • Consolidate Your French - NEW SESSION
    It’s spring cleaning time so come get your French in good form by improving fluidity, perfecting articulation and gaining greater confidence and precision. Native French speaker, Alain Ollier, will offer a eight-week, intensive course designed for students who wish to improve their high-level intermediate to advanced-level French. Students will meet two hours weekly for an invigorating French workout.
    Wednesdays: 10:30 am -12:30 pm • 8 weeks beginning June 4th (no class June 11th)
    Instructor: Alain Ollier • Cost: $240

  • Intermediate French
    Voyages, Culture et Conversation: Develop confidence in speaking skills, knowledge of useful grammar structures and French cultural do's and don'ts. Travel expressions and useful daily vocabulary will be emphasized.
    Mondays & Fridays: 9:30-11:30 am • 4 weeks, beginning June 2nd
    Instructor: Margot Stiassni-Sieracki • Cost: $240

  • Registration is open for
    2014 Francais Au Bord De La Mer!

    Click here for an Information Sheet
    and Registration Forms

    Listen to two of last year's participants!
    Listen to Delaney
    Listen to Matthew



French Instructors

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.

Alain Ollier Alain has recently relocated from Paris to Mid-Coast Maine. He has traveled extensively and is now ready to share his knowledge of French culture and language: "la langue de Molière", so dear to him.