Benedicte McAlpine

Bénédicte is an experienced teacher from France and a specialist in second-language acquisition methods. She has a Master's Degree in communication from Paris, and is also interested in teaching French through arts.

Food Expressions - A2 Level : Food

Tuesdays at 10am-12pm
12/10/2019 to 12/10/2019
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

French gastronomy enjoys world heritage status recognized by UNESCO. It is only fitting that we study the expressions and sayings that accompany this title, sans faire tout un fromage!

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Intermediate 205 (WINTER TERM) : 205-A

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
01/07/2020 to 03/10/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Required: 204 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Structuring and adding nuance to proposals; written communication (email/letter); formulating a complaint or a protest; highlighting or placing emphasis, explaining cause and consequence.

Grammar: Using the hypothetical / conditional, adverbial expressions with “en –ant”; passive voice; double pronouns; the subjunctive; verbs - vaincre/conclure/résoudre.

Phonetics: /u/; /w/; oral and nasal vowels.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (WINTER TERM) : ED-A:1

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit. 

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Revision 204 : REV 204

Tuesdays at 10am-12pm
12/03/2019 to 12/03/2019
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

A comprehensive review of the 204 coursework: ideal for finishing out the fall term as well as preparing for the winter.

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