Course Description

ONLINE: This course, taught in French, will explore many aspects of life in France. If accused of a crime, is it better to be tried in France? Why are there so many political parties there? What is it like to go to school, to the university or to the Grandes Écoles? Does the government have a role in the economy? What is the place of France in Europe and the world? Are all French people Catholic? Why do the French value culture so much? The French get five weeks of paid vacation a year; how can that be? In what ways do the French spend their free time? The instructor will lead a guided conversation on these topics, entirely in French. As part of the conversation, students will be invited to compare the French and American ways of life. The instructor will post PowerPoint presentations on her website as well as videos, articles and literary excerpts relevant to the topics, whenever possible. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 30.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Vie en France et mode de vie: Vive la différence!
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Sep 15, 2022 to Nov 17, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: A high-intermediate French level is a must to be able to participate in the course. A reliable computer with a camera and audio and a good internet connection are a must to attend the class on Zoom and to view the material on the instructor's website. For participants who want to enrich their learning at home, the recommended textbook, "Les Francais," contains more in-depth information.

Recommended reading:
Julie Fette et al., "Les Français " (9781585109906)

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