literature

Are you passionate about literature? Let's discover more about French and francophone literature and find out again the pleasure of reading!  


The Alliance Française Amsterdam aims to promote French and francophone literature, by offering specific workshops and by providing unique resources to everybody
L'Alliance Française d'Amsterdam aspire à promouvoir la littérature française et francophone, en proposant des ateliers spécifiques et en mettant à la disposition de tous des ressources uniques. 

Our special interviews
Our literature workshops
Youtube channel related to literature
Improve your French writing skills with Frantastique! 



Let's discover Dictionnaire Insolite des Pays-Bas, an amazing book written by Céline L'Hostis! 

Céline L'Hostis traveled a lot to the Netherlands. She settled there for several years, first in Amsterdam and then in Groningen, where she was deputy director of the Institut français.   

In this book, Céline L'Hostis highlights the singularities of the Netherlands, going through the glorious past of this country to its inclination towards the color orange and bicycles.





OUR special interviews


Our interview with Cécile Chaban about the book Les 7 mariages d'Edgar et Ludmilla!









Interview conducted on May 24, 2021


We invite you to watch our recorded interview with Cécile Chaban, expert in couple relations, about the novel by Jean-Christophe Rufin entitled Les 7 mariages d'Edgar et Ludmilla

We would like to warmfully thank Audrey for having greatly conducted this interview as well as Cécile Chaban for her analysis carried out in connection with this fascinating novel!




Our interview with José Rodrigues Dos Santos, famour Portuguese journalist and writer!


"You will certainely remember that, in our second session of our literature favorites, I introduced you to the book L’Homme de Constantinople, written by José Rodrigues Dos Santos. I had the great pleasure of talking with him about the different themes covered in his novel. We also mentioned his other novels which you will like for sure. José Rodrigues Dos Santos also talks about his next novel, which will be translated into French, for our greatest pleasure: time to be patient, it's for 2022! He also reveals his passion for the English writer William Somerset Maugham."

Testimony of Audrey Kieffer, who had the immense pleasure of carrying out this fascinating interview!









Interview contucted on May 28, 2021




OUR LITERATURE WORKSHOPS

Join us during one of these special workshops to discover more about French literature and its famous writers. These highly interactive workshops are led by native professors.
These workshops are open to all levels of students.

club-lecture Simone Veil

Club-lecture, Une Vie

Friday, from 13:00PM to 15:00PM.
21 May - 02 July.

Discover the life of Simone Veil, by reading her autobiography, Une Vie.
You teacher will accompany you in your reading, selecting different topics to talk about. This Club-lecture is a great way to practice French with other students while reading an amazing book.

club-lecture Simone Veil

Le rythme du français: poésie

Saturday, from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.
1 May & 29 May.

Improve your accent in French by joining this interactive workshop. You will learn the specifics of French prononciation and receive tailored tips to improve. Reading poetry out loud is a very efficient way for you to hear and understand the rythms of French!

améliorer compétences écrites

Progresser à l'écrit

Friday, from 1PM to 2:30PM.
30 April - 25 June 2021.

This workshop takes you on a journey of discovery of different literary genres. You will be able to try your hand at writing a travel diary or an autobiography. You will develop your vocabulary to give precision to your writing and depth to your stories.





A youtube channel related to literature




Discover the world of literature through Youtube videos! We invite you to have a look at the Youtube channel Le Mock, which provides another approach related to the world of literature. The content of this channel is offered by Redek and Pierrot, both originated from Lyon, in France. 




Improve your French writing with 


In collaboration with Gymglish, we offer you Frantastique Orthographe, a fun, concise and personalized writing course.

You will follow different steps through this program:

- Each morning, you will receive a personalized lesson with written, audio and video content.
- An immediate correction with your score of the day and explanations is provided to you.
- An educational path is designed according to your profile.
- At the end of the training, you will receive a certificate with your level statistics and progress.



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