Elementary French

This online course will provide introductory through advanced level French students with a review of the major grammar and vocabulary points of French 1 and 2. After a month of not hearing or speaking French, this course is designed to be a refresher before students move on to courses level 2-3, as well as a chance to speak, read, listen to and write in French over the summer. Students will work on online worksheets, watch online tutorials and videos, and speak to the instructor and their classmates in French via Google Hangouts and in-person immersive classroom experiences. Together we will go over the regular and irregular present tense, the passé composé and the imperfect, the futur simple, and direct and indirect object pronouns. Students must have completed French 1 in order to participate in this course, and it is recommended though not required that they have completed French 2, as well. Come and parlez français with your peers this summer to prepare for upper level courses next year!


Alexandra Gere

Alexandra Gere received a B.A. in French and English from Connecticut College (2006), an M.A. French Literature from Middlebury College (2008), and an M.S. in Learning Technologies from Drexel University (2013).

She has studied extensively in France and Italy, including studies at Universite de Nantes, Centre Madeleine, and Universita di Stranieri. She is trained in the Rassias method of language learning.

Previously, she taught French at York Country Day School in Pennsylvania. She taught at Kimball Union Academy as a Summer French Teacher and English as a Second Language Teacher, and was a Master French Teacher for the Rassias Foundation.

Ms. Gere was also Team Leader for the Powerful Learning Practices/Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools working to integrate web 2.0 tools into the classroom.

July 10th - 28th, 2017 (3 week course)




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