Summer French Reading Club

Summer club. The WTMA Summer French Reading Club is designed to keep French students engaged in reading and discussion over the summer break, and having fun while keeping up their language. Students will come together with their instructor once a week to talk about that week’s reading and learn about the French language and the countries around the world where it is spoken.

When able, we offer two sections of the Summer French Reading Club. A Lower level (Beginning-Intermediate) club, for students who have completed French 1a, 1b, or French I. Students who have completed French II can also sign up for Beginning Reading Club if they’d like to spend additional time building their foundation in French.  This level is also ideal for younger students, as the topics are suited to both younger and older students.

Upper Level (Intermediate-Advanced) club is for students who have completed French III and up, as well as for older students who have completed French II and who would enjoy the more advanced readings. (Please note: some of the themes in these canonical works read in the Intermediate-Advanced club are best suited to older students.)

There are no formal written assignments -- class attendance and participation is the only requirement (in addition to reading the texts).  Students who participate in all 8 sessions will receive a WTMA Summer Reading Club t-shirt. Participation credit is earned by attending the live class or by watching the recording of a class and then completing a discussion board response based on a prompt given by the instructor. You may find these prompts under “discussion board” on our course Blackboard page. 

Please Review Before Registering


  • Click here to purchase the course texts.
    • Lettres de mon moulin , published by CIDEB
    • Marie Antoinette et le Collier de la mort, published by Fluency Matters
    • Histoire d'un Casse-Noisette, published by CIDEB
    • L'Avare et autre pieces, published by CIDEB
  • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 20 students.
  • Designed for grades 7-12.

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