Language & Theater

Theater and Language

This course aims at developing ease and fluidity of oral communication in French, using the language in a new and playful context. With the support of contemporary Francophone plays, students will discover the diversity of the French language by working on pronunciation, quality of voice, gesture and breathing to develop confidence in public speaking. We will explore various applications of these techniques in teaching, conference presentations, etc.

The course will be articulated in a dynamic, participative and creative way around three axis:
1) Dramaturgical approach of the plays: reading, discussion, analysis;
2) Exercises stemming from the theatrical pedagogy to improve the qualities of articulation, pronunciation, memorization, verbal ease and public speaking;
3) Staging extracts of the studied plays, which will close the course.

No previous theater experience required

Required texts:
Suzie BASTIEN, LukaLila, Lansman Éditeur, 2017 ; ISBN: 978-2-8071-0155-5
Marcos CARAMÉS-BLANCO, Gloria Gloria, will be available as a coursepack on Canvas
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FREN 6612

All Sections in Summer 2022 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2022 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L22 Lecture (Beaudin)