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May 1st –
BL1- 8AM PST /11AM EST /4PM GMT/ 7PM EAT
*All classes are spoken in English and the language that is being taught, French.
This French Language course is a beginner’s level language training course for learning the language, giving a historical and cultural context in addition to basic notions of the language itself.
Briefly, the course objectives are :
- Introduce the origin and cultural plurality in the Cameroon and/or Benin culture.
- Plant the interest and curiosity about our African heritage and a broader understanding of its spectrum.
- Make it easy and accessible to approach the learning of a new language.
In a simple, succinct and effective way, with the support of learning tools and the association of sounds to create basic concepts of the language for the student.
Requirements and Expected Outcomes
The student will need good internet connection and some time for study and research.
We hope that the student feels familiar with basic concepts of language and culture and is able to be evaluated on what he/she/they learned during the course.
The evaluation will be made at the end of the course in order to understand how much of the content has been assimilated and the possible need for clarification or reinforcement. Student might receive assessments and/or quizzes throughout the semester
Attendance and participation in classes will also have a bearing on your final experience.
Attendance and Participation
Attendance is mandatory. Student experience will also depend on in-class
Activities to include roleplay and pronunciation. In addition, I’ll explain assignments in class, hand out related materials, and discuss and clarify assigned readings. Missing class during that time will hurt not only the student , but the group as well.
If a class is missed, they’re still responsible for any assignments and materials presented in class.
- 2 days before class 100% Refund.
- day of class 50% refund
- 2nd class 25% refund
- 3rd class 5% refund
- 4th and 5th no refunds allowed.
Students will learn simple verb conjugation, parts of speech, parts of the body, sentence structure, forming simple sentences, telling time, talking about daily schedule and counting numbers 11-100. Students will learn question words alongside vocabulary used in different daily life activities. This is also a good continuation for students who took Beginner’s level 1.
A light history of West African French (Benin), greetings, responses to greetings, Affirmative words (yes, no, etc), learning names of family members, days of week, month, and year, primary colors, and counting from 1-10. As a part of the process students will also be exposed to light sentence structure. An exam is taken in the final class. Student may have a guest speaker in the final class as well.