French 4/5: play reading
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Découvrez et appréciez le théâtre français et francophone à travers 2 pièces que nous lirons ensemble au cours du trimestre.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF530
Duration: 5 sessions (over 7 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to practise and improve reading skills, comprehension of different writing styles and registers, and improve speaking skills, through the reading and appreciation of plays by French-speaking authors.
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 read and discuss plays written by French and Francophone playwrights, classical and modern, humorous and serious. We will study 3 plays throughout the term.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- enjoy a wider knowledge of French / francophone theatre
- express opinions with more confidence
- read a variety of texts with greater fluency.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Level 5, i.e. an advanced knowledge of French is required. You should be prepared to read aloud in French in class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to obtain the selected texts (all available in paperback). These will be announced in July.
First title for the course will be: "Les fourberies de Scapin " by Molière
(You will need to buy the book in time for the 1st class).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any French 5 level class or cultural workshop. Please check our website for details.
Nicole is a qualified and experienced teacher of French language and culture. She graduated in English at the Sorbonne university in France and obtained a post-graduate diploma in Film Studies in London. Her interest in languages also led her to study Spanish and Arabic. She has taught in secondary schools in London and in Africa (Cameroon) and higher-level French at several universities in London. “I now particularly enjoy teaching advanced-level French to adults- which I have been doing for a number of years here- Apart from giving the opportunity to share enthusiasm for learning/teaching a language, it offers free rein to explore together, sometimes in depth, a whole range of topics relating to French and Francophone culture. The shared experience and knowledge benefit everyone; I find this very stimulating.
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.