French 5: littérature française contemporaine
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: LF521
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 them to discuss French literary texts.
What will we cover?
Historical background, information about specific writers, analysis (comment and discussions) of specific literary texts and translation. 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, and to lead and participate in discussions in French.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology (e.g. the subjunctive, the conditional, direct and indirect speech, pronouns).
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
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?
1. PETIT PIMENT BY ALAIN MABANCKOU (2015)
Publisher: Points (5 Jan. 2017)
Pocket Book: 240 pages
2. MON MAITRE ET SON VAINQUEUR BY FRANCOIS-HENRI DESERABLE (2021)
Paperback: 192 pages
Kindle Edition: £10.99
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.