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Saturdays - Session 1 (April 8 - May 6), 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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About this Class

Join us on an exploration of origins! Rediscover this collection of fairy tales as told by Charles Perrault : La Belle au bois dormant ; Le Petit Chaperon rouge ; La Barbe bleue ; Le Maître chat ou le Chat botté ; Cendrillon ou la Petite Pantoufle de verre.

Communicative objectives:
Study classic tales as told by Charles Perrault in his collection Les contes de ma mère l'oye (1 tale per week)
Compare and contrast alternative versions of these tales
Discuss social values as they evolve over time
Explore symbolism and other story telling tools

About Michaela Jordan

Michaela was raised bilingual (French and English) in Southern Burgundy, by a family who has dedicated their lives to the wine and spirit industry. She has studied Languages and Education at University Lyon II and has been intermittently teaching French to students, in England and the United States, since 2013. Michaela has taught courses on French Language, Culture, Literature, and Translation, from introductory to advanced. This year, she has been working towards getting a second master's degree in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College. When Michaela is not teaching at the French Library, she is teaching at a local French school. In her spare time, she loves to bake, climb, and travel.