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Mondays (August 1-29), 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM



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About this Class

For this special edition of French through Songs, join Farida to learn all about Charles Aznavour. Dubbed France's Sinatra, Aznavour was and still is today one of French people's favorite singers. His career spanned over 70 years and he recorded well above 1000 songs in several languages. Aznavour also wrote hundreds of songs and is regarded as one of the greatest songwriters in the history of music and an icon of 20th-century pop culture. From la Boheme to Hier encore or tu t'laisses aller, discover and enjoy his most beautiful songs!

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.

Above: Brigitte performing at Paris Plage in 2011, photographed by R. Gacogne.