Michel Tournier : une vie, une œuvre

Course Dates: 03/06/20 - 24/06/20
Time: 14:45 - 16:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Pourquoi ne pas venir à la rencontre de Michel Tournier écrivain français contemporain, philosophe de formation et germaniste ?

Michel Tournier publie son premier roman assez tardivement à l’âge de 42 ans, Vendredi ou les Limbes du Pacifique, qui reçoit le Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française et qui est salué pour son originalité et la maîtrise « classique » de son écriture. Il est ainsi l'auteur de plusieurs romans, dont le plus célèbre est Le Roi des aulnes qui obtient le prix Goncourt en 1970, d'œuvres pour la jeunesse, parmi lesquelles Vendredi ou la Vie sauvage, et d'essais.

Description

What is the course about?

Vous découvrirez la vie de l’auteur ainsi que différents éléments de son œuvre en lisant des extraits de ses romans et articles, et en regardant aussi des extraits de films adaptés de ses œuvres et des interviews de l’auteur.
Vous aurez l’opportunité de découvrir les personnages complexes que l’on retrouve au fil de l’œuvre de Michel Tournier, qu’il s’agisse des jumeaux Jean et Paul, et de leur oncle Alexandre dans Les météores… ou de Robinson et Vendredi dans Robinson ou les Limbes du Pacifique… ou bien encore l’inquiétant Abel Tiffauges dans le Roi des aulnes.

What will we cover?

Le cours vous amènera à discuter du destin et de la vie de l’auteur et à étudier des textes extraits de différents livres. Vous en dégagerez les thèmes variés qu’il a choisi d’aborder dans son œuvre. Vous discuterez et échangerez vos impressions et points de vue personnels sur ce que vous aurez lu et appris.

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

- de parler d’un auteur célèbre et de son œuvre ;
- d’apprécier son style et la qualité de ses talents de conteur / narrateur ;
- de comprendre l’importance de cet auteur pour la littérature française contemporaine d’après-guerre.

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

The workshop will be delivered entirely in French, so you should have studied French to our level 2 upper and 3 lower / upper
Active participation is expected.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of intermediate grammar terminology such as: noun, adjectives, subjunctive, conditional.

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

The course is based on the communicative approach with:
- active student interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual resources.

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

No.

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

To find out about our great discounts on our French workshops, please visit our - French workshops and short course bundles page.

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Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Pierre Porcheron Tutor Website

Pierre studied towards a "Licence de Langue, Littérature et Civilisations anglo-saxonne" at Grenoble University in the early 1980s. He moved to Paris in 1986 where he worked in the field of Corporate and Financial Communication, first as an editor-in-chief for a specialised publishing company, and later as an executive in charge of Corporate and Financial Communication for a large national financial institution. In the early 1990s, he gave it all up and moved to the UK (an ambition since I was a teenager) and started teaching French in a private language school, then as a secondary school classroom teacher. He then went on to study and in 2010, he gained the Dip Trans IoLET (the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation). In 2013, he decided to resume his teaching career, albeit choosing to do so in the Life Long Learning sector. Pierre believes that learning and teaching a foreign language is (but not limited to) about having fun, expanding personal communication skills, seeing and understanding things from a different cultural perspective.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LFW60

Wed, day, 03 Jun - 24 Jun '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £59.00
Concession: £59.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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