Time Slots

Fridays (Sept 22 - Oct 20), 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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About this Class

Tired of staring out windows all year, but not ready to travel yet? Not an issue! Open your virtual window to the world with our A la découverte de… series! Exploring French and Francophone regions and countries is as easy as a click of a mouse, as we visit everyone’s favorite destinations, as well as some splendid spots off the beaten path. Most classes are led by locals who are thrilled to share with you the secrets of where they come from!

Communicative and linguistic objectives:
- Build vocabulary and expressions to present and analyze visual and textual contents
- Expand your verbal skills through a variety of topics
- Acquire skills as an historian, a chef and an enthusiastic tourist!
- Express your opinion through structures discussions
- Use your newly acquired knowledge in context in role plays

About Farida Talantikit

Farida began teaching at the French Library in 2006 after moving to Boston in 2004. She primarily teaches core language classes for adults at the beginner level in addition to intermediate and advanced grammar courses and conversation classes for all levels.

Farida holds a Doctorate in Occupational Health Medicine (a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses) from UCL, Bruxelles. She lived in Salon de Provence, France where she taught biology at Avignon University and worked as an occupational health doctor. She also worked for several human rights non-profit organizations in Marseille.

She loves spending time with her family and travelling. She enjoys listening to classical music and reading about the humanities, especially history and cinema, and she is intrigued by people, different cultures and world politics. She also takes great pleasure in cooking.

Picture by Petar Starčević.