French 5: littérature française contemporaine
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: LF511
Available start dates
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
To give students a general knowledge of literature and philosophy in France, and to enable students to discuss French literary texts.
What will we cover?
Historical background, information about specific writers, analysis (comment and discussions) of specific literary texts. The students will also have the opportunity to write essays and to do presentations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Learning outcomes will be discussed at the beginning of the course.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have a good level of French and an interest in history, culture and society as well as in literature. They should also be able to read literary works in French, to lead and participate in discussions in French.
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?
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?
The 2 books to be studied are (in this order) :
1.UN PERE A SOI - ARMEL JOB (2022)Éditeur : Robert Laffont (10 février 2022) Broché : 298 pagesISBN-10 : 2221259580/ ISBN-13 : 978-222125958
2.PARIS-BRIANÇION – PHILIPPE BESSON (2022)Éditeur : Julliard (6 janvier 2022) Broché 202 pages ISBN-10 : 2260054641 / ISBN-13 : 978-2260054641
Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 5 courses. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.