Discover great French songs and the lives of the artists who created or performed them.
In this Intermediate (B1) class, French native Emmanuel Cazes leads students through France’s most important popular songs of the seventies and eighties. Exploring the words and stories behind iconic songs by Michel Delpech, Alain Souchon, Serge Lama, Joe Dassin, France Gall, Michel Sardou, Julien Clerc, Véronique Sanson, Daniel Balavoine, and Francis Cabrel, Emmanuel helps students improve their French skills, developing vocabulary, grammar, idiomatic expressions, and more.
Meet the teacher
Emmanuel Cazes: I was born in Metz, France, close to the German border but I grew up in Tarbes, in the South West of France, 1h from the Spanish border, at the foot of the Pyrénées mountains. After receiving a Master degree in Political Science from the university of Toulouse I was working for 23 years for the French department of education, youth and sports, in Tulle and after that in Mont-de-Marsan. In 2010 I married my wife who has been living in Atlanta for more than 30 years and I finally moved here in 2015. We now live in Doraville in the historic Northwoods neighborhood and we love it. I started teaching at the Alliance Française after earning a degree in teaching French as a foreign language (DAEFLE) in 2017. For me, teaching French is not only teaching a language but also sharing a culture, helping students to discover the rich history and the traditions of my native country. I love history, watching movies, travelling around the world, soccer and I’m a huge fan of Atlanta United FC.