For students with two or more years of French
Taking full advantage of Montpellier, and using innovative and interactive teaching methods, this course offers a review of tenses and structures, as well as vocabulary-building exercises with a strong focus on conversational proficiency. Language learning is approached through a variety of activities, such as storytelling and role playing, and short thematic units that integrate museums and cultural sites, and bring students into contact with local native speakers. Students work on pronunciation, intonation, and public speaking. They are evaluated on the first day and placed in a group with others of a similar level.
Conversation and Composition Minors:
Through a series of workshops, students acquaint themselves with different techniques and media to depict their picturesque surroundings. They present their portfolio at the end of the program. Materials fee $150 US.
Through a series of participatory workshops on film, pop-culture, music, art, and current affairs, students engage with the cultures that make modern France.
Through cooking workshops and visits to local bakeries, markets, and stores, students learn the history and evolution of French cuisine, and taste the culinary treasures of the region. Lab fee $150 US.