Literature – Intermediate B1

Type: Culture & Literature
Level: Intermediate B1
11 weeks Apr 3–Jun 17

Read classic and contemporary writing in French! Books and themes change each session—view below.

Literature makes a major contribution to a nation’s cultural heritage and exposure to authentic written texts is one of the many ways foreign language learners can improve their language proficiency. In this course, discover French and Francophone literature through the analysis and discussion of major literary works, either focusing on one text or on a specific theme woven through a variety of texts. This course is designed for literature lovers who would like to learn about the history of literature, of French expression, and to become more independent in reading challenging texts in their original French language.

  • B1.LIT.L01 (Level B1) - 11 Weeks - Wed 6–7:30pm - Sep 21–Dec 7 - C.Kestenbaum

    Numéro Deux, David Foenkinos

    In this class, we are going to study Numéro Deux, by David Foenkinos, a fictional story about a young boy who was not chosen to play the role of Harry Potter in the films. We will start by predicting what the book is about and then as we dive into the book, we will study not only the language but also the themes of the work: second chance and identity reconstruction after failure. We will also be listening to podcasts about the book in order to better understand the author’s purpose.