This UNIQ course is a chance to immerse yourself in the literature, theatre, poetry, film and linguistics of the French language.
Our aim is to give you a taste of what it is really like to study French at Oxford, and to give you a sense of the breadth of our course.
Throughout the week you will have daily sessions to hone your language skills and consolidate your knowledge of French grammar. You will also participate in fascinating lectures and seminars introducing you to an exciting array of topics, ranging from Linguistics and 17th-century tragedy to French cinema and 19th-century poetry, and have the chance to use the world famous Taylorian and Bodleian libraries for private study.
You will be expected to do some preparatory reading before the course so that you can make the most of the week you spend here: the short texts will be sent to all successful participants in early June.
Following sessions that will explore some of the key themes and contexts for the set texts, you will have the chance to test out (and flesh out) your ideas in seminars, and in an Oxford-style tutorial, in which you and three other students get to discuss your work with a specialist.