Bi-annual French Summer Institute
July 21-27, 2013
Goals and Organization
Sponsored by the departments of the French and Francophone Studies and Education, and the Office of the Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Davidson College, the Davidson College Summer Institute for French Teachers offers a convenient, affordable, and intellectually stimulating summer format for French teachers to increase their mastery of French and knowledge of French and Francophone literatures and cultures while earning teaching certificate renewal credits (one Davidson credit, equivalent to four semester hours).
All participants are enrolled in three mini-seminars, each meeting one and one-half hours daily for one week. Lunches are treated as French Tables, with the Institute faculty joining the participants for meals and conversation in French. Evenings will feature French films related to the seminar themes. All participants are expected to commit to speaking French only during the week-long Institute.
See the schedule.
Three seminars will be offered. See the course descriptions.
- "La France contemporaine"
(Dr. Caroline Beschea-Fache, Davidson College)
- "Le Québec"
(Dr. Carole Krueger, Davidson College)
- "Les Chefs d'Oeuvre du XIXe siècle "
(Dr. C. Shaw Smith, Davidson College)
Located 20 miles north of Charlotte, Davidson is a small, nationally ranked college dedicated to quality education in the liberal arts.
Lodging and Meals
Institute participants will be lodged in single, modern, air-conditioned and networked dormitory rooms (Wi-Fi and ethernet; sheets and towels included; shared showers and restrooms) on the campus and will take meals at the nearby Vail Commons, our award-winning cafeteria.
Participants who complete the Institute successfully will be awarded one Davidson College credit (French 497: Studies in French Culture) of four semester hours.