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This course was written by Xavière Hassan.

Course image: Elzbieta Pozniak; 123rf.

The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons licensing). See terms and conditions.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following:

Section 1.3: Théfaine, J., ‘Zachary Richard: Lumière dans le noir’, June 2007, (no longer available)

Section 1.3: ‘Travailler, c’est trop dur’, arrangement and additional lyrics by Zachary Richard, original music and lyrics: traditional Cajun, © 1977 by Éditions Marais Bouleur

Section 1.3: Zergane, M., ‘Poète peul amoureux: Interview de Souleymane Diamanka’, [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Section 1 image: © Elodie Vialleton

Activité 1 images: © Xavière Hassan

Activité 7 image: © Arthur Kwiatkowski / iStockphoto.

Every effort has been made to contact copyright holders. If any have been inadvertently overlooked, the publishers will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity.

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This free course is adapted from a former Open University course called 'Envol: upper intermediate French (L211).'