French Book Study: Le Petit Prince

(2 customer reviews)

From: $110.00 / month for 3 months

Prerequisite: French 3 or higher

Class: Wed 12:30–1:30 p.m. ET

Dates (Summer 1): May 13–Jun 28, 2024

Prepaid: $299

Instructor: Sally Barstow

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Course Description

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Are you an upper-level French student looking for some good reading this summer? Le Petit Prince is a well-loved classic that every student of French should read.

Imaginez-vous perdu dans le désert, loin de tout lieu habité, et face à un petit garçon tout blond, surgi de nulle part. Ce petit garçon vous demande avec insistance de dessiner un mouton, vous voilà plus qu’étonné ! À partir de là, vous n’aurez plus qu’une seule interrogation: savoir d’où vient cet étrange petit bonhomme et connaître son histoire . . .

In this summer course, we will read this book in 7 weeks, weaving in questions to discuss and explore the significant themes. Students will receive weekly vocabulary resource sheets to aid in their reading in order to come to class prepared to read and discuss elements of the story. This course is an excellent way to maintain and build students’ French abilities in preparation for the coming year or before entering the university.

Course Structure

Students will receive weekly vocabulary resource sheets to aid in their reading in order to come to class prepared to read and discuss elements of the story. The weekly meetings will include reading portions of the text as well as discussing some of the elements of the story.

Who should enroll?

This class is recommended for students who have completed Level 3 or higher. A strong French 2 student could consider this course. (Minimum of 2 students needed for course)

Technology Requirements:

  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Web cam, 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

This course will not be graded, unless student requests a grade.

Students will receive a participation award.


Parents and students are always encouraged to email the teacher whenever they have a question or concern. Teacher will respond within 24 hours.


Required Texts


The required text is available from French Books Online for $10.99.


2 reviews for French Book Study: Le Petit Prince

  1. Skylar Combs

    This course furthered my French comprehension and vocabulary. It was great to read “Le Petit Prince” in its original language, and listening/speaking in live class was an immersive experience. Mme. Barstow is a helpful and patient teacher who encourages her students to engage with the text. C’est une bonne classe!

  2. Charlotte

    This class was amazing! In it, I practiced reading out loud and answering/asking comprehension questions. Madame Barstow made sure that we understood without making it too easy. I never would have fully understood “Le Petit Prince” without the guidance of Madame Barstow.

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Instructor Bio

Sally Barstow

An interest in learning and my love of French have woven together in my life to feed my love of teaching.  I recall with fondness the 14 years I homeschooled my two youngest children.  Today I proudly continue working with homeschoolers, opening up to them the mysteries of the French language. My interest in French was birthed in my desire to connect with my family in Belgium.  I enjoy sharing with my students that I began learning French in high school, like many of them are doing.  Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of not only visiting my Belgian family, but hosting students from French speaking countries, only to later visit them and their families in their home countries.  I firmly believe that the purpose of learning a language is to broaden one’s experience with others and to help find one’s purpose and place in the world. Contact: sbarstow[at]


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