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Spring 2014
11-week Session
Apr 7–Jun 23
5½-week Sessions
Apr 7–May 13 / May 14–Jun 23
2-week Sessions
May 27–Jun 6 / Jun 9–20
Workshops thru Jun 23
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Adults
Advanced Level B2
Level 403
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Course Code: 403.B2
Le Nouvel Edito B2 (Units 5, 6)
Textbook, CD, and DVD

Eligibility
Not sure if this class is right for you? Please take the placement test.

Objectives
Understand the main ideas of a complex text, interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects, and express viewpoints on topical issues.

Curriculum

Communication Skills

  • Discuss an interview on sustainable development
  • Explore a documentary on viticulture and regions
  • Discuss investment in ecology, the ecological future of the earth and environmental problems in your country
  • Read and discuss stories about animal encounters in Paris
  • Analyze oral and written testimonials about May 1968
  • Read a news report on Mayotte
  • Discuss the death penalty
  • Discuss the history of your country, the relativity of History
  • Discuss globalization and socio-educational problems by comparing school systems in different counties
  • Draft a project on the ideal school
  • Discuss a text about abolishing the death penalty
  • Explore a passage about the role of France in French colonies
  • Study a polemic about French history

Linguistic Skills (grammar and vocabulary)

  • Vocabulary of ecology, geography, animals
  • Localization
  • History
  • Nation and citizens
  • Personal pronouns
  • Consequences
  • Oral exercise: pronunciation of personal pronouns

Socio-Cultural Themes

  • The French and ecology
  • Unfolding History (great moments in French history, what is History for the French)
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