French GCSE Study Morning: Les Vacances du Petit Nicolas

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Recommended for GCSE and equivalent level French.

This study morning aims to ignite students’ interest in watching French films.

Isabelle Vanderschelden will introduce the film mainly in English, providing contextual information and key French phrases and relevant vocabulary on French cinema and film plot which will help students to watch the film in French with subtitles.

The screening will be followed by a few French language exercises around the characters of the film, focusing on the themes of childhood, family, friendship and holidays.

Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Independent film scholar and Educator, co-founder of Filta (Film in language teaching Association) and founder member of the Flame research group.

Screening: Les Vacances du Petit Nicolas (PG)  
(Nicolas on Holiday)
Dir Laurent Tirard/France 2014
93mins/French with English Subtitles
Valérie Lemercier/Kad Merad/Dominique Lavanant

Little Nicolas, his parents, and Grandma go for a holiday by the seaside. On the beach, Nicolas quickly makes some new friends including Isabelle, a little girl who Nicolas is convinced his parents want him to marry. Misunderstandings and humour pepper this light-hearted look at friendship and family life.

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  • Email or call Box Office on 0161 200 1500 (12:00 – 18:00, Mon-Fri)
  • This event is open only to pupils and their teachers
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