Colonisation et décolonisation

Course Dates: 06/05/21 - 10/06/21
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Online
Venez découvrir comment la France a conquis une partie du monde et comment la rupture avec ses colonies a été traumatisante. Un cours en français qui vous fera comprendre l'impact de la colonisation et décolonisation sur l'histoire de la France et du monde sur un demi-millénaire.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00

Course Code: LFW48

Thu, day, 06 May - 10 Jun '21

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Apprendre à travers une variété d'activités et de présentations comment la France a dominé une partie du monde pendant si longtemps.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

De la conquête du Canada par Jacques Cartier à l’Afrique au XIXème siècle sous la IIIIème République et enfin l’Indochine, culminant avec les expositions coloniales de Paris pour se finir ( Mais est-ce bien fini ?) avec la guerre d’Algérie, cette période couvre 500 ans d’histoire de France. Nous vous invitons à refaire ce long voyage qui pose de nombreuses questions morales.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- décrire les débuts des conquêtes françaises autour du monde
- parler du développement de la colonisation lors de la révolution insudtrielle
- comprendre la rupture violente de la décolonisation et son impact sur le monde actuel.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have an advanced level of French (level 4 or 5), as the class will be delivered in French. Some additional documents will be available in English. You do not need to be an accomplished historian to enjoy the course.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a lecture, and is therefore tutor-led. You will also learn by reading some bullet chronological key points, looking at pictures of buildings and characters, watching movies, listening to songs.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Any French 4 or 5 course depending on your level. For further advice, please contact Languages on

Frédéric Fournier

Frederic was born in a small village in Provence and goes back there every summer to meet his family and friends. However, aged 20, he moved to Paris and feels a bit like a "parisien". In Paris he followed courses at the Sorbonne University studiying " les humanités " ( Philosophy, psychologie and linguistic) and worked for some years as a journalist. He didn't like that job having to compromise too often with editorial and corporate lines. Frederic went on delivering courses and teaching material in refugees camps in south east Asia. There he discovered in education the human touch he missed in journalism. Back in Europe he took several teaching positions first in France then in London involving French as a foreign language and French for business with Westmister, City and Birkbeck Universities. His teaching is focused around his students' needs. For the last ten years Frederic has been delivering lectures and workshops at citylit around historical and cultural subjects such as " Versailles, Le métro de Paris, la Révolution Francaise, Napoléon, la colonisation et la décolonisation, Ch. De Gaulle ( The stateman, not the airport ) and others.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.