Book Study in French: Le Petit Nicolas

From: $85.00 / month for 3 months

Grades: 9th and up

Live class: Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST

Course dates: May 15th–June 26th

Price: $225

Instructor: Sally Barstow

Instructor email:

Note: The prerequisite for this course is French 2 (or equivalent — please contact instructor for details.)


Course Description

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We will read several stories from the series. Students who have spent at least 2 years studying French will enjoy the challenge of the stories of Nicolas. Students will expand their vocabulary, reinforce grammar concepts and develop good de-coding skills used for reading in French. Class meetings will focus on reading aloud and discussion. This is ideal for students who have completed French 2 & 3. The homework will include worksheets that help guide the student through the assigned reading, perhaps 1-2 hours per week.

Course Structure

Students will read assigned portions of the book and do worksheets designed by the teacher to help them understand the readings. Class time will be spent reading aloud and answering questions about the readings.

Who should enroll?

Students who have completed French level 2 or higher.

Technology Requirements:

  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
  • Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
  • A scanner is helpful for turning in assignments

Evaluation and Feedback

No grade will be assigned unless requested by the parent. Students will receive feedback and comments from teacher on their assignments.


Parents and students are welcome to contact the instructor with questions about the course. During the course, students and parents are always welcome to contact instructor by email.


Required Texts

Le Petit Nicolas: ISBN 978-2-07-036423-7


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Instructor Bio

Sally Barstow

I received my BA in French from Mary Washington College.  During my college years, I studied at the Université de Dijon in Dijon, France.  Visits to Belgium have allowed me to keep in contact with the Belgian side of my family.  My 25 years as an educator have found me teaching all levels of French: from public school and private school elementary foreign language programs to High School French I-IV, primarily with homeschoolers.  I am currently teaching beginning adult immersion courses at the Alliance Française, a world-wide organization established to promote the French language.  I love speaking French and helping others acquire the ability to do so as well.

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