Sharing French With Everyone
Feb 23, 2012
For students in the French Club, community is built through everyday activities.
They meet for coffee every Friday, and they plan regular retreats. But one of the club's main goals is to be involved in the community while promoting the French language and culture.
“I’m really proud of them for how involved they get” says Dr. Gay Rawson, chair of the French department.
Recently the club helped to host a Mardi Gras party for Cobber Kids, the on-campus childcare center. On Fat Tuesday, the French students made hundreds of crepes while toddlers and preschoolers paraded in and sang fun French songs.
Rawson teaches French to the preschoolers once a week.
“This is one of my favorite events to help with. The kids are so cute and get really into it,” says Krista Milne ’13, Forest Lake, Minn. She is treasurer of the French Club.
Getting involved in French activities outside the classroom helps the club members form tight bonds.
While making crepes, Chris Brunhuber '15, Pine River, Minn., gushed about his experiences in the French department.
“We’re like a family,” he says.