There is no better tool than reading to widen the horizon of one’s mind. Quality reading perfects a person. To promote reading among youth, the Department of French, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam conducted a French reading competition on 21st June 2021. The competition was conducted for the students of II. B.A.French, III. B.A.French, II. M.T.T.M and for the students who opted Common Course French. The challenge was to read one out of the two extracts proposed from the French books ‘Tu es trop grand, Georges !’ and ‘Le sac à sorcières.’ The winners were selected by the faculty of the Department, namely, Ms. Sabeena Bhaskar (H.O.D.), Ms. Sonia Maria Lobo, Ms. Alanna Nicholas, Ms. E. M Rajeswary and by Ms. Fadette Badie d’Arcis (Foreign faculty).
After the competition, Ms. Fadette Badie d’Arcis shared a useful video with tips to eliminate the common errors made by the participants while reading. The students found this quite helpful. The french reading competition motivated the students to explore French literature which is one of the greatest literatures of the world.