French Course Update & News

le 1er mars - Spring 2016 - La Suisse

Hopefully you have already checked your gradebook and didn't see the image below!

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Reflexive Verbs Coming

In the module, La famille et la communauté, you will learn about reflexive verbs. Get a head start on learning them by visiting the following sites where you can also practice conjugating them.

Site 1
Site 2

A grade improvement opportunity has been posted!

On February 29 a news announcement was put in students' French course news items about a grade improvement opportunity. Read the news item carefully.

Just a reminder that grade improvement opportunities will NOT be accepted outside the time window specified in the grade improvement instructions.
This Newsletter's Cultural Insight - La Suisse

Switzerland (La Suisse) has four official languages, and French is one of them. Switzerland is a good place to learn French because they speak French more slowly than in Paris, for example. And of course, La Suisse is beautiful.


Rösti is a Swiss dish consisting mainly of potatoes. It was originally a breakfast dish commonly eaten by farmers in the Bern canton, but it is now eaten all over Switzerland and around the world. The French name röstis bernois makes direct reference to the origins of the dish.

Many Swiss people consider rösti to be a national dish. It is commonly available in Swiss restaurants as a replacement for the standard side dish of a given meal.

Rösti is kind of like hash browns but more solidified.

My Weekly Office Hour!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Don't forget that I hold a weekly office hour for you to ask me questions and to discuss about your French course whatever your heart may desire. It's an opportunity for us to connect. It would be great if you would attend the session. Be sure to have headphones and a microphone. See you there!

Click here for the AdobeConnect link to my virtual office.

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Remember that I hold this office hour every week at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday