J’anime depuis Juillet 2005 à l’Institut Français du Royaume -Uni à Londres un atelier hebdomadaire destiné à des étudiants pour qui le français n’est pas la langue natale et qui sont désireux d’améliorer leurs compétences linguistiques par le biais de l’écriture créative. Et ça marche!
For those wishing to combine language learning with creativity and imagination.
Tutor: Dominique Pourtau-Darriet has been teaching French as a Foreign Language in London since 1984. She began leading writing workshops at the Institut Français in 2005.
Aims: Be inspired to write your own French texts (fiction, poetry, plays, biographies etc.), discover writing techniques, and develop your vocabulary and grammatical knowledge in a creative and enjoyable environment.
Teaching approach: The workshop will focus on activities which promote creativity – imitation and modification of texts, the use of stimuli or ‘triggers’ (photos, short news items, extracts from published authors), literary games followed by discussions on the work produced – and which combine oral and written skills.
Course materials: Anything which can stimulate and inspire us in our writing..
Student’s involvement: Students’ progress will be assessed through rewriting tasks, completed at home and then marked by the teacher.