French 4/5: play reading

Course Dates: 29/01/21 - 12/03/21
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Location: Online

Découvrez et appréciez le théâtre français et francophone à travers 3 pièces que nous lirons ensemble au cours de l'année. Classes dates: 31/01-07/02-28/02-06/03-13/03.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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, ie an advanced knowledge of French is required.
You should be prepared to read aloud in French in class.

It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the subjunctive, the conditional, direct and indirect speech, pronouns.

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

We will read and discuss 3 plays over the year. The tutor will suggest at least the first play, but
suggestions from the group are welcome. Where possible, the course will include video excerpts and interviews
related to the plays. You will be asked to read a few scenes at home too, ahead of the second session for each
play. There will be optional written homework.

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

You will need to obtain the selected texts (all available in paperback). The first playwill be : "Le barbier de Seville" - Beaumarchais.

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

Any French 5 level class. Don't forget our cultural workshops.


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Tutor Biographies
Nicole Dalle

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.

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Course Code: LF560

Fri, day, 29 Jan - 12 Mar '21

Duration: 5 sessions (over 7 weeks)

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

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