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Meeting at 7:00 on Wednesday. We'll break around 8:30. Everyone is welcome!


A bit of background on me:

I lived in both France and Quebec for about 10 years. I learned to speak French while living in both places, so the French I'll be teaching is very much how people talk. Also, because I learned French by hearing and speaking it, my French writing skills are craptastic, so I am planning to focus more on conversational French. If someone else is a wiz at writing French, speak up!

If you could write down your name and your level of French below that would be really helpful.

-- Laura

Resources:

Ma France -- BBC French Language learning series we'll be using

French Lessons -- Greater focus on traditional learning with a heavier emphasis on grammar


Beginners

  • Mitch I can sorta order food in French.
  • dpc i lived in france for about a year, during which i learned enough french to be a danger to myself.


Intermediate

  • Noah - interested, but probably won't make it on many Wednesdays for a while - I can get around ok in French, but would need a lot of practice to become fluent
  • Billy - i've been out of practice since high school.
  • Jeremy I can have simple conversations. I have one year of college French, plus several years of Spanish and three minus epsilon degrees in Linguistics, which makes me a good faker. I also have motivation: big fan of Franco-Belgian comics, and my wife is a native Francophone.
  • Eve - sorry to miss first class, will try to come next time. My French is second-rate, I read fairly well but would like to understand spoken French faster. 3-4 years in school; French relatives; but I become very rusty in between trips.
  • aestetix - five years of french in middle/high school, been to France several times, etc. Strong understanding of grammatical structure, although I haven't touched it in years and am quite rusty.
  • Chris - Undergrad double major in Linguistics and French Language and Literature, but August 2009 was my first trip to France in 10 years. For the most part, Parisians did not break into English upon hearing me, but I'm rusty. Determined to build back up and not let it slip again!

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