French Meetup - cours de conversation

Chers membres du groupe,

The French Meetup is the largest francophone gathering of its kind in the Pittsburgh area (750+ members).  We currently offer conversation classes for
  • Total beginners
  • Faux-débutants & intermédiaires
  • Niveau avancé
  • Activités culturelles, etc.

Our website is hosted on http://www.meetup.com/FrenchLessons/
We have a private server also for regular students to interact and learn French.

Also - I am looking for possible developers/writers/volunteers for developing online course materials - a year long course in conversational French.  I am looking to collaborate with French teachers abroad, chambers of commerce, and tourist organizations.  So - if you are looking to contribute or are interested in participating - let me know.

Amitiés & à bientôt, j’espère - 

Marc Snyder, PhD.
412-398-2576

Just fyi - to those who don’t know me,  - I am the organiser of this French group (have been for the past 10+ years.  I am a French professor in the Pittsburgh area, web developer, and author.  I am currently assembling materials for digital French courses and publishing them on a course management system.  My background is in French literature and western civ.  

Also - I am looking for possible developers/writers/volunteers for developing online course materials - a year long course in conversational French.  I am looking to collaborate with French teachers abroad, chambers of commerce, and tourist organizations.  So - if you are looking to contribute or are interested in participating - let me know.

Marc Snyder has a Doctorate and Masters degrees from Stanford University in French Literature & Western Culture. Currently, he lives in Pittsburgh PA.

My route into teaching French is a circuitous one. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, French, English, & Vietnamese were my first languages.

I have a double Masters & Ph.D from Stanford U. in French & Western Civilization  - where I worked with many prominent people in the field: René Girard (my dissertation advisor) Michel Serres, Henri Godard, Alphonse Juilland, as well as textbook authors Ralph Hester and John Barson. I have taught at Stanford University, Iowa State, Middlebury College, Carnegie Mellon, and Duquesne University.
In Paris, I went to l'École Alsacienne (1964-68), and worked as an unpaid librarian (in exchange for access to the archives) for a private collection of Gallimard press (1985-86) at the university for Paris VII.

I currently teach French in the Pittsburgh area.