Entre La Poire Et La Savoir – Online

Vous avez une certaine aisance en français et vous vous intéressez à la gastronomie. Grâce à ce cours, vous apprendrez l'origine de certaines expressions autour de la nourriture et vous découvrirez des plats, des recettes, des histoires parfois insolites sur la gastronomie française. Embarquez pour un voyage gustatif et culturel qui éveillera vos papilles et vous donnera l'envie de poursuivre votre apprentissage du français.

Who is this course for

Students joining this course should be able to understand and communicate effectively, though not necessarily accurately, in French. It is likely that students will have studied 3/4 years of French recently as a minimum.

What does this course cover

In this course, learners will be exposed to stimulating material and unusual stories about food and gastronomy. They will discover the language from a different angle, but they will still be able to develop and consolidate all language skills: reading and writing, listening and speaking.

What will it be like

The course will be run online using Zoom for the live class sessions and either the Moodle page for the course or some other system for the distribution of the electronic resources for the session sitting alongside this. Although there will be some adjustments that need to be made for the online version of this course, we will aim to keep the experience as close as possible to that of a face to face course taught in the Centre.

It will be an interactive class with small group work, pair work, whole group participation, games, presentations using a variety of material. Optional exercises will be set as homework, to help them explore and consolidate what they have learned and discussed in class.
Students will be assessed during and at the end of each lesson, throughout the course, and will receive feedback during the course, and on the final lesson. They will also be asked to assess their own progress.

What else do you need to buy or do

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:


You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.

All the course material will be provided by the teacher.
The lesson material and references will be sent at the end of each session via email.

What this course could lead to

Students could join another French course at Mary Ward.
In an (upper) intermediate course, they would be able to pursue their interest in the language and become familiarised with additional cultural, social, political, aspects of France and French speaking countries.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’