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Local Programs >> French >> Conversation Class - Lecture des Premiers Temps - Intermediate - Morning

8 Fridays, 9:15 am - 10:15 am 

Livre:  Le collier rouge de Jean-Christophe Rufin ISBN:978-2070462971
nstructor: Valérie Guillet
Price: $135 (early registration) $150 (after the open house) 
Dates: 09/28 - 11/30 (no class on 10/12 and 11/23 - Thanksgiving week)

You have been studying French for some time and are getting quite comfortable carrying on conversations on a large variety of topics but perhaps you are ready for something a bit more challenging to continue to improve your vocabulary and solidify your knowledge of French grammar – not to mention insight into the French culture and history? Reading a book has not yet been part of your toolbox as both the task itself – not understanding everything, having to look up too many words -- seems a bit daunting and the actual selection of a book, a discouraging process! But if someone chooses the book for you and holds your hand throughout the process by allowing you to tackle it in small digestible bites that you get to discuss once a week… you may be in for a pleasant and highly rewarding experience that will contribute to boost your confidence!
So if you are ready to move into the realm of unabridged literature, let the adventure begin!

You will be asked to read up to 20 pages at home between classes and once a week, you will meet with your classmates and instructor for an hour of discussion, clarifications, explanations, etc. -- in French of course!

Résumé de Le collier rouge 
Source : Editions Gallimard, 2014 

Dans une petite ville du Berry, écrasée par la chaleur de l'été, en 1919, un héros de la guerre est retenu prisonnier au fond d'une caserne déserte. Devant la porte, son chien tout cabossé aboie jour et nuit.

Non loin de là, dans la campagne, une jeune femme usée par le travail de la terre, trop instruite cependant pour être une simple paysanne, attend et espère.
Le juge qui arrive pour démêler cette affaire est un aristocrate dont la guerre a fait vaciller les principes.
Trois personnages et, au milieu d'eux, un chien, qui détient la clef du drame...

Répartition de la lecture:

09/28 - Lire le chapitre 1 
10/5 - chapitre 2
10/12 - PAS DE CLASSE - vous avez deux semaines pour lire!
10/19 - chapitres 3 et 4
10/26 - chapitre 5
11/2 - chapitre 6
11/9 - chapitre 7
11/16 - chapitre 8
11/23 - Thanksgiving - PAS DE CLASSE
11/30 - Fin du livre


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