French 5: littérature française contemporaine
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: LF511
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 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.
This is a face-to-face course. However, please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online subject to government guidance.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Here are the books to be studied during the first term in the following order:
1. CHANSON BRETONNE - Jean-Marie Gustave LE CLEZIO (2020)
2. ETAT LIMITE – Pierre Assouline (2005).
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.