This professional development program for VCE French Teachers is designed as a refresher course to further explore a topic related to French culture, specifically in relation to VCE Units 3 and 4.

This professional development program for VCE French Teachers is designed as a refresher course to further explore a topic related to French culture, specifically in relation to VCE Units 3 and 4. Eminent scholars from the Department of French will present key areas of study including literature, cinema, history, art history, and highlight a selection of appropriate primary source materials. This will enable VCE French teachers the opportunity to exchange best practice in French language and culture.

Before the commencement of the program there will be an online forum (Learning Management System) to enable registered participants to access sample scholarly articles and support material. These articles, plus the lectures, will form the basis for discussions. A pedagogical kit will be provided for each seminar.

Professional Certificates of participation will be offered upon completion of the course and VIT applicable.

Cost
Morning tea and lunch are provided
$100 (GST inclusive)

Venue
Arts West Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville

Registrations
Registrations will open shortly

Program Outline

9–9.30am  Registrations

9.30–9.40am  Welcome
Professor Veronique Duché, Head of French

9.40–10.55am  Finding France in film
Dr Andrew McGregor

10.55–11.10am  Morning tea (provided)

11.10am–12.25pm  Teaching Culture through Literature: Émile Zola’s The Kill (1872)
Dr Bertrand Bourgeois

12.25–1.25pm  Lunch (provided)

1.25–2.40pm  Translation in the French class
Dr Henry Méra

2.40–2.50pm  Concluding Remarks
Professor Veronique Duché, Head of French

Presenters

Dr Andrew McGregor lectures in French Studies at The University of Melbourne, where he obtained his PhD. He completed a Masters in Film Studies at the Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne and received a personal accreditation to attend the 52nd Cannes International Film Festival. Andrew is the founding co-editor of the Film Cultures series for Peter Lang Publishing, Switzerland. He lectures and publishes on French and European cinema and particularly on the representation and interpretation of cultural identities in film.



Dr Bertrand Bourgeois lectures in French Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of several articles on Flaubert, Goncourt and Huysmans' roles in the definition of modern novel. He has written a book on the role of collecting practices in the aesthetics of various nineteenth century French novels.



Dr Henry Méra teaches intermediate and advanced French language and culture courses at The University of Melbourne. In addition, he has taught French and English in secondary schools in France, Ireland, the United States of America and Australia. He is a NAATI accredited translator in French and English and translates artistic, technical, literary and official documents, and has done subtitles for French films.

Enquiries

Caterina Sciacca, Community Education Manager
Phone: +61 3 8344 3996
Email: caterina.sciacca@unimelb.edu.au