French Class


A six-week course in French taught by Bill Reed based on a feature length French film, with associated short clips about the actors, the director and locations. Transcriptions of lines from the film and card games will be used for comprehension. Grammar points and vocabulary will be extrapolated from the transcriptions.
Recommended for speakers with some previous experience in the French language.
Also included:
  • Clips from French and Québécoise television and the Internet, with accompanying hand outs.
  • Visits to French families, schools, interviews on the street and student videos.
  • Songs and music videos.
  • Dictées associated with the film.
  • Card games on grammar, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.
Bill Reed has taught for forty years in secondary schools in Vermont and at the School for International Training. He has taught English in Tunisia in the Peace Corps and in Mâcon, France in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange program.
For many years, he and his wife Lynne, ran Misty Valley Books, an independent literary bookstore in Chester, Vermont where he also taught French in the evenings to adults. French films and other video materials have for a long time been the basis for Reed’s language classes and he has a library of French films in which he makes available for loan to students.
Bill Reed is a graduate of Yale and studied French culture on a French government grant program and at NYU on a NEH grant. He has also had grants to study French Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh and Gothic architecture with a Cornell professor in France.

$100 payable to Bill Reed
Contact the gallery at 603-756-4160 or email Bill directly at

One thought on “French Class

  1. lynne reed 03/20/2017 at 10:35 AM Reply

    Hi Lil, Was the poster cut off? The dates don’t appear! Thanks. Lynne Reed

    Lynne Shotton Reed
    PO Box 65, 60 Main Street
    Walpole, NH 03608-0065
    Tel: 603 756-3060

    Sent from my iPad

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