Studying A-level French will not only enhance your ability to discuss matters in French or read and write in French – but will potentially open up to you a greater understanding of French society and culture and, in today's global job market, some potentially important work opportunities.
You will be learning about French social issues and trends (the changing nature of family, the “cyber-society”, the place of voluntary work, positive features of a diverse society, life for the marginalised, how criminals are treated), as well as political and artistic culture (France’s heritage, contemporary francophone music, cinema, teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment, demonstrations and strikes, politics and immigration).
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'Le Tartuffe', Molière
'Boule de Suif et autres contes de la guerre', Guy de Maupassant
'L’étranger,' Albert Camus
'Bonjour tristesse', Françoise Sagan
'Elise ou la vraie vie', Claire Etcherelli
'Un sac de billes', Joseph Joffo
'Un secret,' Philippe Grimbert
'Kiffe kiffe demain', Faïza Guène
'No et moi', Delphine de Vigan
A team of sociologists headed by Gérard Mermet is constantly studying how France and the French people are changing as far as their lifestyles, values, opinions, attitudes, behaviors and consumption habits. The topics discussed range from health, family, work and leisure to income and spending and everything in between:
Learning a foreign language is not obsolete:
Refresh and improve your grammar:
To practise your listening skills as well as keeping informed about different topics.
For up-to-date short videos about current issues and trends in French-speaking countries and more:
Les 400 coups François Truffaut (1959)
Au revoir les enfants, Louis Malle (1987)
La Haine, Mathieu Kassovitz (1995)
L’auberge espagnole, Cédric Klapisch (2002)
Un long dimanche de fiançailles, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2004)
Entre les murs, Laurent Cantet (2008)