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French GCSE Study Morning: Les vacances du petit Nicolas

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 vocab. The screening will be followed by French language exercises around the character of le petit Nicolas, his friends and the themes of family, friendship and holidays. Objectives include practicing KS4 vocabulary whilst introducing film genre conventions and cultural differences.

Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Head of French at Manchester Metropolitan University

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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