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French Literature- B1/B2 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 3 [French Literature - Session 3]



You don’t have to be 100% proficient to read and understand "serious" literature in French. With this selection of short excerpts from French-language works of fiction, you will explore the themes of freedom, difference, memory, and language. This will allow you to strengthen your speaking and reading skills, as well as deepen your knowledge of les lettres françaises.

January 28: Memory
Patrick Modiano - Dora Bruder (1997)

You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of four for $105.

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Instructor: Margarita Smagina

Margarita Smagina

Margarita holds a PhD in literature from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and is a professional translator, working with English, French and Russian. She has extensive experience teaching languages in a variety of learning contexts. Having grown up in the south of Russia, Margarita has since lived in Saint-Petersburg, Lyon, Paris and Berkeley, and currently resides in Seattle.

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Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot B at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office.

After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.

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