This GCSE study morning focuses on Le Petit Nicolas, a lively adaptation of a children’s literary classic by René Goscinny. Students will learn about the themes of the film in a pre-screening introduction which will be delivered in English with some key French phrases and vocabulary. Students will watch a full screening of the film with English subtitles and this will be followed by a series of GCSE level language exercises based on the film’s main characters and using the themes of home, family, friends and school life.
This session will be led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Screening: Le Petit Nicolas (PG)
Dir Laurent Tirard / France Belgium 2009 / 91 mins / In French with English subtitles / Maxime Godart, Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad, Sandrine Kiberlain
A delightful comedy chronicling the adventures of Nicolas, a mischievous French schoolboy. When Nicolas overhears his parents talking about a new arrival, he knows it can only mean one thing: a baby! Convinced they are making plans to abandon him in the forest to make room for his sibling he enlists the help of his fellow classmates to make sure he will survive.