Online French Book Club

Learn French by reading literature​

An online book club for French learners: Read books and discuss in French

Join the book club

The group meets online every week.

Read & discuss books in French

Reading provides you with a plethora of benefits.

When you read, you can spend the time to really break down and internalize grammar, vocabulary and better understand the structure of phrases.

Online French Book Club: When and where?

The calls are exclusively online. 

Choose your group among many available schedules.

We read a new book every month. 

6 French learners per group.

$25 covers one month class for 1 person and includes: 

  • Pre-call preparation: Before every call, I will submit specific questions to help you understand all the elements that the reading group will discuss.
  • A new part each week: I will divide our book into different parts, each part corresponding to 1 week.
  • 1-hour call each week: This is the time when the group meets online to discuss with me and other readers on Zoom.
  • Follow-up emails 
  • Access to the analysis of books we’ve read
It does not include the book which you will have to order yourself early enough to make sure you receive it before our first call.

The places are limited!

Online Conversations

book with other education items

Books contain a richer language.

Average speakers don’t spend as much time choosing their words as writers do. The written words are more nuanced than the spoken words. Writers consider their words more carefully than a native speaker talking with friends.

french man and woman

Books help you get more immersed in the language.​

You just have to grab a book. Do that and you’ll be able to travel through space and time. You don’t have to travel to far away to learn a language.

discussion two persons

Read if you want to be a good communicator.

People who are good communicators have a large vocabulary that they usually acquire by reading. They draw the appropriate vocabulary the moment they need it.

person reading

Build a routine and go at your own pace.

You can take the time to read the book and understand the words and the story.

How to read in French

Read what you enjoy.

Read what is challenging. 

Set yourself short-term targets.

Keep a record of your achievements and celebrate them.

Things you need to know about our reading group

The calls are exclusively online. We read a new book every month. 

Choose your group :

  • every Tuesday at 1pm (Paris time) – Intermediates
  • every Thursday at 3pm (Paris time) Intermediates
  • every Saturday at 7pm (Paris time) – beginners

$25 covers one month class for 1 person and includes: 

  • You’ll receive the pre-call preparation items
  • We read and discuss a new part each week
  • We meet online for a 1-hour call each week
  • We exchange after the call with follow-up emails 
  • Access to the analysis of books we’ve read
You will have to order yourself early enough to make sure you receive it before our first call.

What will we read together?

January

Here’s the book I chose: Les rois maudits de Maurice Druon (tome 1)

Accursed! Accursed! You shall be accursed to the thirteenth generation!”

The Iron King – Philip the Fair – is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family: his sons are weak and their wives adulterous; while his red-blooded daughter Isabella is unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men.

A web of scandal, murder and intrigue is weaving itself around the Iron King; but his downfall will come from an unexpected quarter. Bent on the persecution of the rich and powerful Knights Templar, Philip sentences Grand Master Jacques Molay to be burned at the stake, thus drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty…

les rois maudits

December

Here’s the book I chose: Claude Gueux de Victor Hugo

Claude Gueux was a poor workman, living in Paris about eight years ago, with his mistress and child. Although his education had been neglected, and he could not even read, the man was naturally clever and intelligent, and thought deeply over matters. Winter came with its attendant miseries,—want of work, want of food, want of fuel. The man, the woman, and the child were frozen and famished. The man turned thief. I know not what he stole. What signifies, as the result was the same: to the woman and child it gave three days’ bread and warmth; to the man, five years’ imprisonment. He was taken to Clairvaux,—the abbey now converted into a prison, its cells into dungeons, and the altar itself into a pillory. This is called progress.

claude gueux

French Beginners & intermediates

January

Here’s the book I chose: la reine Margot de Alexandre Dumas (niveau A1)

la reine margot

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Online French Book Club

If you're wondering...

Is this online French Book Club right for you?

WHO THIS CLUB IS FOR

  1. The Club is suitable for learners with an intermediate or advanced level of French
  2. The group of Saturday’s 7pm is best for beginners and intermediates
  3. Learners who want to improve their French level
  4. Learners who are ready to take the time to read
  5. Learners who are interested in getting feedback and support

WHO THIS IS NOT FOR

  1. Learners who don’t want to put in the time needed to read
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French Reading Club FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 groups : intermediates + and beginners +. Send an email if you need help to choose the right group.

You need four things: a stable internet connection, a computer, the book of the month and Zoom, the free video conferencing tool.

You will have to order the book yourself early enough to make sure you receive it before our first class.

 

Yes, your book will be only in French. And we’ll only speak French during our calls.

Please send me an email to provide me with your availabilities.