Zola : une vie, une œuvre

Course Dates: 29/01/20 - 19/02/20
Time: 14:45 - 16:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Est-il encore besoin de présenter Émile Zola ?

C’est un des romanciers français les plus populaires, les plus publiés, traduits, commentés au monde et adaptés au petit et grand écran.

Il est principalement connu pour sa fresque romanesque Les Rougon-Macquart en vingt volumes dépeignant la société française sous le Second empire. Les dernières années de sa vie sont marquées par son engagement dans l'affaire Dreyfus.

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. Vous aurez l’opportunité de découvrir des personnages tour à tour pathétiques, poignants, répugnants, séduisants et même parfois innocents qui peuplent l’univers des Rougon-Macquart. Découvrez ou redécouvrez Zola et avec lui l’image vivide de toute une époque qui présage l’arrivée du 20ème siècle.

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 grand auteur et de son œuvre ;
- d’apprécier son style et la qualité de ses talents de narrateur ;
- de comprendre la place très particulière de cet auteur au cœur du patrimoine littéraire mondiale.

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

The workshop will be delivered enriely in French, so you should have studied French to French 3 upper onwards
Active participation is expected.
Fit 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?

- active student interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills and building vocabulary
- pair and group work
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.

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

Based on tutor's own material.

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

More workshops about French authors or other cultural workshop. See website

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: LFW50

Wed, day, 29 Jan - 19 Feb '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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