Linda Blanchette

Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy with a focus on teaching adults. She has taught French and English as a Second Language both abroad and in Oregon universities and community colleges. She also spent two years in France and four years in Egypt teaching French and English as a Second Language.

 

Beginning 103 (WINTER TERM) : 103-A

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
01/06/2020 to 03/09/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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Beginning 104 (WINTER TERM) : 104-B

Saturdays at 1-3:15pm
01/11/2020 to 03/14/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication: Understanding a family tree; describing physical characteristics; congratulating/expressing wishes; rental agreements, lodging; excusing oneself; explaining a domestic problem.

GrammarPossessive adjectives; past tense w/avoir ; c’est vs. il est ; direct object pronouns; obligation/interdiction; pronoun « y ». 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /f/-/v/, /b/-/v/.

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Beginning 105 (WINTER TERM) : 105-C

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
01/11/2020 to 03/14/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 104 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Understanding an on-line reservation site, road safety rules; expressing preference, hesitation, emotion; lodging a complaint; writing a formal email, postcard; discussing weight, size, health.

Grammar: comparisons ; imparfait tense ; passé composé with être/ reflexive verbs ; verbs : choisir, partir, falloir, devoir. 

Phonetics: Enchaînement consonantique ;/k/-/g/, /ʃ /-/ ʒ/.

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Beginning French 101/102 ACC (WINTER TERM) : 101-102-A

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/08/2020 to 03/11/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Description: Appropriate for those who already know some French and want to refresh their knowledge rapidly in a well-paced but faster class. True beginners are advised to sign up for 101.This class condenses the 101 and 102 Edito courses, covering 5 units. 

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; discussing the weather, seasons, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 1 billion; describing people, lodging, leisure and daily activities; responding to ads; telling time; restaurants, shops. 

GrammarDefinite and indefinite articles; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries; gender and number of nouns/adjectives; possessive adjectives; reflexive verbs; futur proche; quel/quelle…; pronoun « en »;  verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être, aller, prendre, descendre, payer, faire, acheter, faire, manger, venir ”. 

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress; intonation; élision, liaison.

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Conversation, Pronunciation, Review - CPR (WINTER TERM) : 206-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Conversation: Daily life, the city, food, fashion, the arts, and current events.

Pronunciation: Includes: the nasal vowels, intonation, /ø/, /o/; /ks/, /gz/; /j/ /w/

Review: Passé composé and imparfait, plus-que-parfait, subjunctive, prepositions, conditional and hypothesis, pronouns.

Note: CPR206 - Comprehension, Pronunciation, Review. This class has been designed as a juncture between the 200 and the Edito levels. It is perfect for those who want to build strong conversational and pronunciation skills and review some grammar before moving on to the next textbook (Edito B1). This class is also a great choice for students currently enrolled in 205/Edito B1 who are interested in attending class twice a week and, in augmenting their textbook-based class with a course focusing on conversation and pronunciation.

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Intermediate Saison 203 (WINTER TERM) : 203-A

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/07/2020 to 03/10/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 202 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Communication: Describing/understanding health issues; giving advice; expressing an opinion, agreement, disapproval, dissatisfaction. 

Grammar: Subjunctive mood; pronoun « en »;  « ne…que »; adverbs with « ment ». 

Phonetics: /j/, pronunciation of six/dix.

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Intermediate Saison 203 (WINTER TERM) : 203-B

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 202 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Communication: Describing/understanding health issues; giving advice; expressing an opinion, agreement, disapproval, dissatisfaction. 

Grammar: Subjunctive mood; pronoun « en »;  « ne…que »; adverbs with « ment ». 

Phonetics: /j/, pronunciation of six/dix.

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