Summer French Reading Club

Course Description


Single-semester course. The French Summer Reading Club is designed to keep French students practicing their language skills and engaged in reading and discussion over the summer break. 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. This class is appropriate for students who have completed either French I, French II or French III with the Well-Trained Mind Academy. All texts are accessible to students at these levels. Students with more of a background in French studies will be given readings and resources such as poems, short stories and articles in addition to the required readings. While the focus during class will be on the main text, excerpts from the more advanced supplemental readings may be introduced into the discussion, during which time more advanced students are encouraged, but not required, to help facilitate class discussion by explaining to their peers main ideas, points of interest, etc.


  • French I, II, or III

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Course texts:

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  • Brandon Brown Veut Un Chien
  • Aesop’s Un-Classic French Fables in Present Tense
  • Les Pirates Francais des Caraïbes
  • Le Vol des Oiseaux

Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 20 students.

Designed for grades 7-12.