French 4/5 : French literature made easy

Course Dates: 29/04/19 - 17/06/19
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Pierre Porcheron

A gentle introduction to French literature. You will read at least one book a term and meet every other week to analyse and discuss details to develop your understanding of the French language and writing style. Course dates: 29/04/19,13/05/19, 20/05/19, 3/06/19, 17/06/19.


What is the course about?

The course is to ease you onto reading full length contemporary books in French. To learn about authors and understand the scene behind the writing.
See book details in section 6 below.

What will we cover?

The topic discussed will depend on the book chosen.
You will develop your French reading skills, develop you vocabulary and understanding of grammar / writing style.

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

- to read a short book in French
- understand about certain written style
- discuss an author.

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

You will need to have at study French for at least 6 years. You need to have good oral skill as the course is delivered in French and participation in French will be expected.

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

You will need to read passages of the book chosen between sessions and also read some extracts material regarding the book and author. You do not have to read the book fully before the start of the course.

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

Book to buy prior to start of the course. You will be reading the book between course sessions - so no prior reading needed Please buy the edition recommend below to avoid discrepancy with page numbers. No kindle edition please.
Book details : "En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule" par Edouard Louis (French) Paperback – 7 May 2015 edition : POINTS . ISBN 978-2757852972.

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

You can enrol on the same course in September.Please ask your tutor for advice. We also have cultural workshops / short courses that you might enjoy. For a general French course, please ask advice to your tutor or contact the languages department:

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


Book your place

Course Code: LF453

Mon, day, 29 Apr - 17 Jun '19

Duration: 5 sessions (over 8 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £60.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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