French Reading Group 2012-13

French Reading Group


The French Reading Group will be having two more meetings this year in weeks 10 and 11. We will be finishing reading and discussing Le Petit Prince (chapter 19 onwards) but we will also doing more general oral practice with Myassa according the needs and wants of the group so all are welcome to come and join in!

We will meet from 5-6pm on Wednesday 24th April and Wednesday 1st May in the seating area at the end of the third floor Sam Alex corridor (South Wing).



Come along and boost your French language marks this semester!
Wednesdays at 5pm- At the end of the third floor corridor in Sam Alex

petit prince

There are now several lovely new copies of ‘Le Petit Prince’ in the language centre if you fancy a bit of light reading.  You can also read the book online here:

Don’t hesitate to send me an email with any questions:

Wednesday  27 February, 5-6pm: French Reading Group

Meet on the sofas at the end of the 3rd floor, South Wing of Sam Alex.

petit prince
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion in French (with native speaker Myassa from the AF) about chapters 3-7 of Le Petit Prince. (Free online + copies arriving at Language Centre soon.)
Don’t worry if you don‘t have time to read everything before then- just come along and get a feel for the group and how much it will help your French language improve.
There will also be free food and drink!

Contact for more details


Wednesday 13th February – 5pm

Meeting at the third floor, South wing sofas in Sam Alex (down the corridor from Gill’s office where the pigeon holeused to be!)
The French Reading Group is recommencing next week. If like us you are feeling the urge to do more ILP and don’t know where to start then come along to our first short meeting of the semester.
There is nothing to prepare for next week- Myassa from the Alliance Française will be coming along to chat in French about what she enjoys reading and about French literature in general. We will also be choosing what to read this semester.

This is a very informal group and there is no pressure to do lots of preparation.

Feel free to either just turn up or to send an email to for more information.


The new French Reading Group has now met three times to discuss ‘Le Second Souffle’ by Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, the true story that inspired the film, ‘Intouchables’. While the jury’s still out on whether we like this book (review to come!), we’ve had a great time discussing it and the film, in both English and French
We’ve also all found that this book has challenged our French differently from what we do in classes.
Each meeting has also included some edible goodies provided by the French department.
The Group will next meet in the New Year to continue/ finish looking at this book.
Upcoming reading groups will include discussion led by Myassa from the AF, more French films based on books and looking at translations of popular English books into French (Harry Potter et le Prisonnier d’Azkban anyone?).
New members from any year would be welcome at any point, reading in French is an excellent way to expand your vocabularly and understanding of grammar. Just send me an email to find out more!

For more info please contact Joanna Fox ( or Finola Preston (
Bonnes vacances!

Our first meeting in Kro:

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