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UMFK to offer week-long courses entitled French Review I & II and North American French Culture

May 5, 2006


The University of Maine at Fort Kent will be offering three intense week-long language courses entitled French Review I, French Review II and North American French Culture. The instructor for the courses, which will be held on the university campus, is Lise Pelletier.

French Review I will be offered Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14. Participants will improve their communications and grammar skills and gain a better understanding of the French language.

French Review II will be offered from Monday. July 17 through Friday, July 21. This is a continuation of French Review I, with grammar, pronunciation, reading speaking and writing and discussions about selected texts from the francophone world. Advance students are expected to communicate in the French language and to make oral presentations.

North American French Culture will be offered from Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30. The course is an in-depth exploration of Acadian literature. The use of Acadian poetry, theater, novels and films will improve students? understanding of how history has helped shape the rugged people of the Maritime Provinces and their texts.

The courses use a cooperative learning environment. Students use texts, handouts, films, and discussion as well as field trips to selected locations in community.

"The courses will appeal to parents, teachers and others with an understanding of the French language and an interest in learning more." said Donald Eno, academic outreach coordinator.

Each class is worth three credit hours and may count towards recertification requirements or continuing education credits for teachers. Teachers should check with their school department.

For more information, contact Eno at 834-7835.

To register, call registrar's office at 834-7520.