Culture & Civilization – Intermediate B1

Intermediate B1


Spring classes will start live on Zoom the week of Monday, April 6. Lessons will take place online while we are closed and will switch to in-person lessons at FIAF as soon as we are able to reopen.

90-minute / 2-hour classes: You meet on Zoom for the full duration of the class.

3-hour classes: The first 90 minutes of class will be live on Zoom. You will then receive 90 minutes of independent and mandatory work to be completed at your convenience before your next class. The offline activities are a full part of your weekly class. You will be able to connect with your teacher at anytime via an online platform if you have any questions.


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.

  • B1.CIV.D01 - Apr 9–Jun 18 - Thu 6-8pm

    Recueil de nouvelles de Guy de Maupassant

    Level: Intermediate B1
    Teacher: Béatrice Puja

    Dans ce cours, nous allons avoir plaisir à lire et à parler de nouvelles choisies de Guy de Maupassant, grand auteur et fin psychologue de la deuxième moitié du XIXème siècle. Les observations et les points de vue présentés sont à propos de questions de société toujours actuelles de notre temps, en dépit de l’évolution de nos sociétés.

    Du recueil Les sœurs Rondolli, nous explorerons : Les sœurs Rondolli ; La patronne ; Le petit fût ; Lui ? ; Mon oncle Sosthène ; Le mal d’André ; Le pain maudit ; Le cas de Mme Luneau ; Un sage.

    Ce cours vous est plus particulièrement destiné si vous avez hâte de commencer à profiter de la magnifique littérature française qui a produit plus de prix Nobel de littérature qu’aucune autre.