Time Slots

Tuesdays (Sept 20 - Oct 18), 6:40 PM - 8:10 PM

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About this Class

The long history of Lyon, which was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. as the capital of the Three Gauls and has continued to play a major role in Europe's political, cultural and economic development ever since, is vividly illustrated by its urban fabric and the many fine historic buildings from all periods.

Located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, at the confluence of the Saône and the Rhône Rivers, the city of Lyon is dominated by two hills: Fourvière to the west and Croix-Rousse to the east.  (Source:  Unesco.org <https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/872/>) 

The third-largest city of France, Lyon and its surroundings are also the birthplace of cinema, thanks to the Lumière brothers, a worldwide capital of Gastronomy and Oenologie, as well as an international competitor and a gateway to the rest of the world.

Communicative and linguistic objectives:
- Build vocabulary and expressions to present and analyze visual and textual contents
- Expand your verbal skills through a variety of topics
- Acquire skills as an historian, a chef and an enthusiastic tourist!
- Express your opinion through structures discussions
- Use your newly acquired knowledge in context in role plays

About Farida Talantikit

Farida began teaching at the French Library 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.