Culture & Civilization – Intermediate B1

Format: Online
Type: Culture & Literature
Level: Intermediate B1
11 weeks: Jan 11–Mar 29

Dive deeper into French culture and way of life in classes at the Intermediate B1 level inspired by different themes and topics.

Culture shapes the way language is structured and the ways in which language is used. Expand your linguistic skills while exploring themes as diverse as pop culture, history, society, politics, philosophy, everyday life, and more. Using a variety of media—novels, films, documentaries, news articles, and more—you will have the opportunity to delve deeper into each topic.

This course is designed for the culture addict who would like to learn more about French and other Francophone cultures, as well as become more independent in speaking in French about more complex and challenging topics.

  • ONLINE B1.CIV.D01(I) (Level B1) - 5 Weeks - Mon - 11am-1pm - Jan 11-Feb 15 - Svetlana Pézier

    Les Secrets de l’Architecture française dans Midtown, Manhattan

    In this class we will explore the multiple influences of French architects and architecture in Midtown, Manhattan. This course will be an introduction to French architects in New-York, from the Beaux Arts influence to the most modern skyscrapers.

    No need to be an architect or an urbanist! This class is for you if you are a curious flaneur of Manhattan’s streets, and look forward to learning a bit more about Midtown’s secret French architecture aspects. The idea is to start slowly to take your level B1 to the next level of mundane conversation, using the beauty of Manhattan’s architecture.

    You will learn about the French side of New York’s history through various and various monuments such as Grand Central Terminal, 53W53 Tower, former Librairie de France, the United Nations and many more!

    During the last class, a guided visit will be organized. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

  • ONLINE B1.CIV.D11(II) (Level B1) - 5 Weeks - Mon - 6-8pm - Feb 22-Mar22 - Svetlana Pézier

    Les Secrets de l’Architecture française dans Midtown, Manhattan

    In this class we will explore the multiple influences of French architects and architecture in Midtown, Manhattan. This course will be an introduction to French architects in New-York, from the Beaux Arts influence to the most modern skyscrapers.

    No need to be an architect or an urbanist! This class is for you if you are a curious flaneur of Manhattan’s streets, and look forward to learning a bit more about Midtown’s secret French architecture aspects. The idea is to start slowly to take your level B1 to the next level of mundane conversation, using the beauty of Manhattan’s architecture.

    You will learn about the French side of New York’s history through various and various monuments such as Grand Central Terminal, 53W53 Tower, former Librairie de France, the United Nations and many more!

    During the last class, a guided visit will be organized. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.