Time Slots

Saturdays (5 weeks, Jan 8 - Feb 5), 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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About this Class

Discover the history of Provence and its evolution through the ages, from prehistoric times to the modern day. Provence’s beauty and historic details will be revealed to you as you virtually explore some of the region’s most noted cities such as Salon-de-Provence, Avignon, and Aix-en-Provence.

Communicative and Linguistic objectives
  • Build vocabulary and expressions to present and describe a place or a situation related to immediate areas of relevance. 
  • Communicate simple and routine tasks requiring a direct and simple exchange of information. 
  • Develop listening and understanding through documentaries on Provence region connected to History, architecture, Customs and habits of living. 
  • Describe experiences and events, hopes and dreams and briefly give reasons for opinions and plans.

About Farida Talantikit

Farida began teaching at the French Cultural Center in 2006 after moving to Boston in 2004. She primarily teaches core language classes for adults at the beginner level in addition to intermediate and advanced grammar courses and conversation classes for all levels.

Farida holds a Doctorate in Occupational Health Medicine (a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses) from UCL, Bruxelles. She lived in Salon de Provence, France where she taught biology at Avignon University and worked as an occupational health doctor. She also worked for several human rights non-profit organizations in Marseille.

She loves spending time with her family and travelling. She enjoys listening to classical music and reading about the humanities, especially history and cinema, and she is intrigued by people, different cultures and world politics. She also takes great pleasure in cooking.