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Literature B2/C1/C2 - Advanced/Expert

  • Level All levels
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $449
  • Location 22 E 60th St, New York, NY

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  • $449
  • FIAF - Manhattan @ 22 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
  • NY B2.LIT.L02
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What you'll learn in this literature class:

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

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 classic and contemporary 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.

NY B2.LIT.L01 (Advanced B2 / Expert C1/C2)

Veiller sur elle de Jean Baptiste Andréa

Dans ce cours, nous allons découvrir le lauréat du Prix Goncourt de cette année, l’écrivain Jean-Baptiste Andréa, écrivain, réalisateur et scénariste pour son roman Veiller sur elle.

C’est l’aventure de Mimo et Viola, lui né pauvre, sculpture de pierre et elle, ambitieuse, issue d’une famille prestigieuse. Les deux se retrouvent et ne se séparent et traversent les années ou l’Italie sombre dans le fascisme.

Books Used:

  • Veiller sur elle, Jean Baptiste Andréa

Books can be purchased at the school.

NY B2.LIT.L02 (Advanced B2 / Expert C1/C2)

Introduction à l’oeuvre d’Annie Ernaux

Dans ce cours, nous allons partir à la rencontre de la lauréate du Prix Nobel de littérature 2023 à travers sa première œuvre publiée, Les Armoires Vides. La lecture de ce livre vous fera découvrir les thèmes qui font de l’œuvre d’Annie Ernaux une œuvre féministe et sociologique majeure. En effet, dans cette première œuvre, l’autrice engage sa réflexion sur les relations parents-enfants, l’éducation, le mariage, l’ascension sociale, le statut de la femme, la conquête de l’émancipation, l’avortement…, des éléments qui caractériseront le reste de son travail.

Ce cours vous est plus particulièrement destiné si vous êtes passionnés de littérature, si vous vous intéressés à la sociologie, si vous souhaitez découvrir une autrice contemporaine qui s’est imposée comme une grande figure féministe en France.

A la fin de ce cours, vous aurez toutes les clés pour mieux appréhender l’œuvre d’Annie Ernaux et pour comprendre son importance dans le paysage littéraire et féministe.

Books Used:

  • Les armoires vides, Annie Ernaux

Books can be purchased at the school.

NY B2.LIT.L03 (Advanced B2 / Expert C1/C2)

L’écume des jours de Boris Vian

Dans ce cours, nous allons étudier L’écume des jours de Boris Vian, un petit chef-d’œuvre sorti en 1947. Un livre à part dans la littérature française tant il est inclassable. Parfois considéré comme un conte, parfois comme un roman, cette fiction n’a malheureusement pas rencontré le succès escompté au moment de sa parution. Il faut attendre les années 80 pour que L’Écume des jours connaisse le succès. Il est d’ailleurs aujourd’hui classé à la dixième place des cent meilleurs livres du 20e siècle.

Au travers de ce cours, venez découvrir la littérature singulière de Boris Vian et vous plonger, comme le dit Raymond Queneau, dans « le plus poignant des romans d’amour contemporains ». Plusieurs fois adapté au cinéma et au théâtre, le cours proposera aussi de visionner l’adaptation du roman faite par Michel Gondry ce qui permettra de faire une analyse comparative entre le film et l’œuvre originelle.

Books Used:

  • L'écume des jours, Boris Vian

Books can be purchased at the school.

NY B2.LIT.L04 (Advanced B2 / Expert C1/C2)

Le conte philosophique : Candide de Voltaire et Le Petit Prince de Saint Exupéry

Dans ce cours, nous allons étudier le conte philosophique à travers deux œuvres majeurs de la littérature française : Candide de Voltaire; Le petit prince de Saint Exupéry

Le premier conte est un classique de la littérature du 18ème siècle et le digne représentant de la philosophie des Lumières. Tandis que le second est à ce jour le livre francophone le plus traduit dans le monde, et n’a de cesse de dévoiler toute sa profondeur philosophique et littéraire.

Nous essayerons donc de comprendre pourquoi Le Petit Prince et Candide font figure d’exception au sein de la littérature française et pourquoi ils sont transgénérationnels. Nous étudierons également la structure d’un conte philosophique et son intérêt littéraire.

Enfin, au travers de leur lecture ce cours nous aidera, comme l’écrit Saint Exupéry, à voir « avec le cœur ».

Books Used:

  • Candide, Voltaire
  • Le petit prince, Saint-Exupéry
Books can be purchased at the school.


Refund Policy

To withdraw from a class, please send a written request at least 4 business days prior to the first day of class. You may submit a written request by email to [email protected]

When you wish to withdraw from a class you have two options:

  • A refund (less an $85 cancellation fee) issued to the original form of payment. If the request is made within 2 business days of registration, a full tuition refund will be given.
    • 5-week classes that meet 2 hours or fewer per week will be subject to a $45 cancellation fee.
    • 1-day camps will be subject to a cancellation fee of 30% of the camp tuition with refund issued to original form of payment provided the request to withdraw is submitted by the Friday before the week of camp; else only tuition credit will be issued.
  • A credit (valid for 1 year) issued to your account that can be used for another class, private lessons, or books. The cancellation fee is waived for this option.
After the first three hours or one week of class (whichever occurs first), only credit will be issued following a request for withdrawal. The cost for the number of classes that have occurred will be deducted from the total and a pro-rated tuition credit will be issued to the student’s account, valid for one year.

No refunds or credits are offered for books, specialty exams, or workshops. Refunds are not offered for private lessons, but you may reschedule your class.

Summer classes will be subject to the same refund policies as classes during the year with the following exceptions:

  • Summer Fun in French Camps for Ages 1-17:
    • No refunds will be issued after June 15.
    • Before June 15, a withdrawal fee ($175 for full day camps, $85 for half-day camps) will be deducted from the refund amount.
    • After June 15, you may withdraw any time before the start of the session for a full credit.
    • No withdrawals are accepted after the start of a program.
    • There are no allowances for absences, early withdrawals, or late starts. There is no pro-rating of fees.
Please allow up to two weeks for refunds or credits to be issued.

The school reserves the right to cancel classes and workshops, adjust curricula, and change teachers if necessary without advanced notice. Courses are typically cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, unavailability of a teacher, or inability to schedule appropriate instructional space. If your course is cancelled, you will be notified by telephone or email and given the option to transfer to another class, to receive a tuition credit, or to receive a full refund.

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