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Even though teachers are supposed to be “adults” and “professionals,” students really can get under a teacher’s skin.

Entre les murs (novel)

Trivia About Entre les murs. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Louise, top girl of the class and a student delegate. However, teachers are held up to different standards than other real people and professionals. Bgaydeau New York Times.

Dec 22, Meg Petersen rated it liked it. But it was done as well as possible and it didn’t really interfere with the enjoyment of the book.

But in its screenplay-like presentation The Class is two-dimensional and flat. Even director Cantet’s parents were teachers.

My parents were teachers. Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: And yet if what he’s after is that awful youthful inability to frahois one’s emotions and thoughts, especially at the remove of a second a language It’s a shocking moment: Begaudeau himself was primarily a school teacher before he morphed his own life into a novelist, journalist, and an actor. So it’s a constant struggle, for everyone involved — or rather it is fairly laid-back educational warfare, an us vs.


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Students are well-aware of current social and political issues, thanks to the Internet and related technology. Jul 10, Callie S. This book is yet another testimony, but which can provide an excellent introduction to the problems faced in schools by both staff and learners, for foreign students who would study this book in high school of University Freshman French classes, for example.

The film’s content can disappoint some viewers looking for conventional action, sex or heavy intrigue. Mi fa ridere, non sa spiegarsi, non sa trattare con gli studenti e manco se ne preoccupa.

Start your free trial. An assertive girl called Esmeralda reveals that she would like to mrus a policewoman or failing that, a rapper.

I started teaching in Dreux, a place with lots of social problems and ethnic tensions. The Class was made into a successful and acclaimed film, and it is well possible that on-screen presentation of the figures adds that third dimension so conspicuously absent on the page. This clearly shows us that there are “issues” in education everywhere.

Entre les murs

Finally, I hated the hipster tone the author adopts, which I cannot believe is completely attributable to the translator. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The style is different, but the reader gets use to it very quickly.


He also was a regular contributor for several French magazines, including Inculte, Transfuge and So Foot.

Entre les murs by François Bégaudeau

The narrator is not a born pedagogue — but then he would presumably argue that the group of kids he’s charged with minding is hardly fit to be taught anything anyway. Africans and Asians are now citizens of France but do they get understood by the majority? Although he clearly wants to teach them to think, and has a soft spot for the more cooperative students and the bright, extrovert dynamo Sandra, musr system is against him.

Maurice Pialat, who couldn’t do it because he’s dead; Abdellatif Kechiche, who made L’Esquive [a fntre about a group of banlieue kids rehearsing a production of Marivaux’s Game of Love and Chance]; and Laurent. This is a sensitive film meant for film-goers expecting more than frothy entertainment. bgaudeaau

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