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Wednesdays (Apr 7 - May 5), 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Discover the collection of novellas that started the myth… First published in 1905 in the French Magazine Je Sais Tout, Maurice Leblanc’s The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar depicts the origin, the life, the crimes and the adventures of one of France’s favorite criminals.  

In this class,  you will read 5 novellas:
  • L'Arrestation d'Arsène Lupin
  • Arsène Lupin en prison
  • L'Évasion d'Arsène Lupin
  • Le Mystérieux Voyageur
  • Le Collier de la reine

Free access to class materials:

Communicative and Linguistic objectives:
  • Bertillon and first judicial anthropometry research work leading later on to worldwide Forensic Science. 
  • Lupin and the proliferation of identities; pseudonyms, their ranking, their functions, the personality elements to each; identifying Lupin's social situation.
  • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions. 
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. 
  • Comprehend and Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.