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Institute of Continuing Education


Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

Gérard Philipe in 1955. Taken by Stevan Kragujević

This weekend course is held entirely in French. It focuses on various topics illustrated through literature and art, often related to present cultural events, and aimed at language improvement. The texts, chosen from a wide range of classic and modern writers, will be used as a basis for discussion throughout the sessions. A variety of audio-visual documents will enlighten the weekend theme and expand your knowledge of French culture. These advanced courses are designed for those with a good mastery of French and you will be expected to undertake prior reading to participate actively in the course. The linguistic level required is Advanced; that is, B2–C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, but slightly less fluent participants are very welcome too. A certain lack of confidence in oral expression at first will soon be overcome. It is essential that the comprehension of spoken and written French is very good. 


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

04 Dec 2015 to 06 Dec 2015

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

Course fee


Accommodation fees

Single room: £60 per night

Double/Twin room £50 per person, per night (2 people sharing)


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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