Celebrating the French film – ETRE ET AVOIR – with links to study guides

To celebrate todays  EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES I will be Tweeting and bogging a list of European film with links to free resource guides


Award-winning documentary charting the events within a small single-class village primary school in the Auvergne region of France over the course of one academic year. A dozen children aged 4-10 are brought together each day in a rural classroom and taught all their subjects by a single teacher, Monsieur Georges Lopez. A master of quiet authority, he patiently navigates the children towards adolesence, cooling down their arguments and listening to their problems, while trying to balance the varying needs of the disparate age groups for whom he must provide.

DVD ImageLevel: AS, A2, GCSE Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies

In French with English subtitles

French language Study Guide – http://www.ph-ludwigsburg.de/html/2b-frnz-s-01/overmann/baf4/etreetavoir/4o.htm

French Guide – http://www2.cndp.fr/lesScripts/bandeau/bandeau.asp?bas=http://www.cndp.fr/actualites/question/etreavoir/etre1.htm

Study Guide to the film – http://web.archive.org/web/20121021153357/http://www.filmeducation.org/pdf/film/EtreetAvoir.pdf

French language Study Guide – http://sites.google.com/site/onlinefilmresources/home/web-link-filing-cabinet/etre-et-avoir-e-2002-france-philibert-cinefete-www-worldonlinecinema-com
DVD available to buy athttp://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

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