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Chez Vous

Affiliated Off Campus summer program

The Chez Vous summer program is a relational language-study experience, organized into 6 different study tracks from Intermediate to Advanced language levels. Each track is about 6 weeks long and contains 2 semester courses in French. These courses progress in close harmony with the other Houghton courses. The program offers students a fairly intense immersion into French life and language, along with multiple opportunities to connect with French people. Students also experience cultural activities, historical excursions, daily worship in French, service projects, church services, and other enriching experiences.


Course Descriptions

FREN 451 Advanced Conversation Themes and Phonetics

4-summer

This course provides intensive practice and instruction in French conversation, particularly on the formal level and with a special focus on pronunciation and accent. Study includes continuing work in higher-level communication skills engaging abstract thoughts and concepts. Taught in French by national professors trained in teaching French as a second language.

FREN 351 Advanced Stylistics and Grammar

4-summer 14, 16

This course offers intensive work in native expression and refined grammar, enhancing students’ ability to communicate fluidly in high-level conversations and in extended written forms. Taught in French.

FREN 361 French Civilization and Culture

4-summer 15, 17

This course concentrates on French life since WWII. Particular attention is given to social, political and economic structures, along with trends in art, media and daily living. Taught in French.

FREN 312 French Conversation and Phonetics

4-summer

This course provides intensive practice and instruction in French conversation, listening comprehension, and phonetics, with an additional focus on expanded vocabulary. Study includes continuing work in grammar, discourse, and critical thinking skills and an orientation to informal and formal use of French. Taught in French by national professors trained in teaching French as a Second Language.

FREN 310 French Grammar and Conversation

4-summer

This course continues to strengthen grammar comprehension while providing intensive work in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Study also includes basic phonetics. Extensive language use is applied in substantial interactions with French national, culture and target-language materials.

FREN 210 French Grammar and Culture

4-summer

This course provides intensive work in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Study includes both review and expansion of grammar and phonetics foundational to oral and written communication, along with substantial experience interacting with French culture and target-language materials.

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