Découvrez Jean Ferrat
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Reconnu pour son talent de mélodiste et la qualité de ses textes, apprécié d’un large public il est considéré comme un grand nom de la chanson Française.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now finished
What is the course about?
In this session we will listen to a dozen of famous French songs by Jean Ferrat and enjoy their melodic and poetic qualities.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will discuss life, love, friendship, landscapes, France and its regions through some famous songs but also more difficult subjects such as deportation, the Paris Commune or May 68 which Jean Ferrat spoke about in his songs.
We will also watch extracts from documentaries to better understand his personality.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
recognise and understand the meaning of some of Jean Ferrat's songs.
sing along (if you wish) with Jean Ferrat.
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.
Most of the songs we will listen to have both French and English subtitles.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a lecture, and is therefore tutor-led but your participation is welcome and will be encouraged.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please check our website to find out about other French workshops.
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.