French Culture Workshops


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Revel in the richness of culture

If you can't get enough of all things French, join one of our French Culture Workshops. Perfect for a Friday night activity, these themed workshops delve into exciting and famous facets of French and Francophone cultures, including French cinema, contemporary music, literature, poetry, theatre, art, fashion and so much more.

These workshops are typically run in French, and offer some instruction on grammar and vocabulary followed by a presentation and class discussion on the particular theme.

Enhance your cultural knowledge

2-hour workshop

$32.50 per hour


Selected levels, all year round: A2-C2

Typically, 6-14 students per class




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Elementary/Intermediate

French cinema and comedy throughout the ages | French Culture Workshop

CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Embark on a brief discovery of the history and development of French cinema, noting some of the most iconic actors and films of all time. Then, dive into the world of French comedy and examine the films and actors who played pivotal roles in this genre between the 60’s and now. Study extracts of new and old comedy classics to better understand the mechanisms of French humour.


Pace: Culture Workshops | 2 hours once-off

French literature: page-turners, then and now | French Culture Workshop

CULTURE WORKSHOPS

(Re)discover famous French literature from Balzac, Zola, Stendhal, Colette and Proust, and briefly review a selection of contemporary French works from writers including Katherine Pancol, Guillaume Musso or Anna Gavalda.


Pace: Culture Workshops | 2 hours once-off

The evolution of French fashion | French Culture Workshop

CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Fashion holds a significant place in cultural and social life in France, and has been an important aspect of the economy since the time of  Louis XIV. Examine, analyse and debate resources as you discover the world of French Fashion, and learn about the lives of designers from Coco Chanel to Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and more. 


Pace: Culture Workshops | 2 hours once-off
Upper Intermediate/Advanced

A cultural history of the French and English languages | French Culture Workshop

CULTURE WORKSHOPS

    Uncover the fascinating shared history between the French and English languages, and enrich your understanding of and appreciation for these two languages.

    A historical and geographical exploration of France | French Culture Workshop

    CULTURE WORKSHOPS

    Understand France from a new perspective as you retrace the history of the nation from barbarians to empire, before focussing in on the geography and topography of the country that attracts over 90 million foreign tourists annually. Students will together be given the opportunity to interpret a variety of texts to uncover its history and chart its landscapes. 

    French cinema and comedy throughout the ages | French Culture Workshop

    CULTURE WORKSHOPS

    Embark on a brief discovery of the history and development of French cinema, noting some of the most iconic actors and films of all time. Then, dive into the world of French comedy and examine the films and actors who played pivotal roles in this genre between the 60’s and now. Study extracts of new and old comedy classics to better understand the mechanisms of French humour.

    High Art versus Low Art | French Culture Workshop

    CULTURE WORKSHOPS

    Dive into the dynamic and captivating world of art. Retrace major developments throughout art history via video reports and texts, before engaging in lively class debates weighing in on the role of art and the concepts of applied and fine arts

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