Online French Book Club

Learn French by reading literature​

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

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 :

  • every Saturday at 5pm (Paris time).
  • or every Tuesday at 1pm (Paris time)

We read a new book every month. 

6 French learners per group.

$15 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 
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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Saturday at 5pm (Paris time).
  • or every Tuesday at 1pm (Paris time)

$15 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 
You will have to order yourself early enough to make sure you receive it before our first call.

Join The Online French Book Club

Offer (Group call)

Start reading French literature
$ 15
per month
  • > Pre-call preparation
  • > 1 hour call each week
  • > Follow-up emails

What will we read together?

April

2021 April 3, 10, 17, 24

5pm-6pm (Paris time)

Here’s the book I chose for April: La Place by Annie Ernaux.

Author Annie Ernaux’s 1983 book La Place explores her father’s life trajectory, from impoverished child to owner of a small épicerie, charting the social and historical changes that occurred throughout his lifetime and applying them to his personal experiences, attitudes, and behavior.

book cover la place by annie ernaux

Mai

Group of Tuesday : 4, 11, 18 and 25 May, 1pm-2pm (Paris time)

Group of Saturday  : 8, 15, 22 and 29 May 5pm-6pm (Paris time)

Here’s the book I chose: L’étranger de Albert Camus.

The day his mother dies, Meursault notices that it is very hot on the bus that is taking him from Algiers to the retirement home where his mother lived; so hot that he falls asleep. Later, while waiting for the wake to begin, the harsh electric lights in the room make him extremely uncomfortable, so he gratefully accepts the coffee the caretaker offers him and smokes a cigarette. The same burning sun that so oppresses him during the funeral walk will once again blind the calm, reserved Meursault as he walks along a deserted beach a few days later-leading him to commit an irreparable act. Camus’s classic novel The Stranger portrays an enigmatic man who commits a senseless crime and then calmly, and apparently indifferently, sits through his trial and hears himself condemned to death

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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

  • The Club is suitable for learners with an intermediate or advanced level of French
  • Learners who want to improve their French level
  • Learners who are ready to take the time to read
  • Learners who are interested in getting feedback and support

WHO THIS IS NOT FOR

  • This course is not meant for complete beginners 
  • Learners who don’t want to put in the time needed to read
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French Reading Club FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The book club is perfect for you whether you have an intermediate or advanced French level.

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.

 

2021 April 3, 10, 17, 24 – 5pm Paris time

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.