Full course description
Wednesdays, 9/15-10/13/2021, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: Kevin Jewell
This workshop will provide students with an introductory understanding of the French language, with basic vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, but with an emphasis on everyday spoken French, rather than an intensive study of grammar. The course will also cover subjects such as culture and the historical background of the language.
The text used for the workshop will be Volume 1 of Cours de Langue et de Civilisation Françaises, 2014 edition, which is approved by the Academie Française for teaching French to foreigners and comes with a CD which can help students practice on their own. Digital copies of the lessons in the book can be supplied if it is out of print or unavailable.
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. A device to capture images (digital camera, smart phone, or tablet, etc.) is helpful, but not required.
Kevin Jewell is a recently retired attorney who also held a California credential to teach French in high school. Kevin also teaches Irish for City Extension and is fluent in several other languages. He previously taught this class at CCSF Extension live in Fall 2019 semester.