Tuesday, April 19, 2011

French in the Summertime

For all those students who have taken FRE 131 and haven't quite decided when to take 132, you should seriously consider taking it this summer.

That way you can ... watch a French movie without needing subtitles, travel to Paris and order lunch at a local bistro in the native language, and feel exotically chic as you bust out your French.

If you're looking for a more academically sound reason to take French, it goes hand-in-hand with studying linguistics--it helps with research (you might be surprised how many linguistics articles are written in French), and it helps with understanding English from a historical perspective. All of my students who have taken French have told me how surprised they were that French and linguistics courses focusing on English complemented each other.

This summer, you have the opportunity to take FRE 132:

Even if you can't take the course, please help us spread the word by letting your friends know!

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Joyce Johnston at jjohnston@sfasu.edu.

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