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Saying Bonjour, Hola and Guten Tag: Modern and Classical Language Department offers crosscultural language opportunities

In a Boomalang session, junior Quinn Berry practices her Spanish skills. Berry, a Spanish three student, opted to participate in Boomalang.

Kathryn McAuliffe, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Sitting in front of her computer screen French five student and senior Sophie Pellegrino has just finished a 30-minute conversation, in French, with a native speaker from Paris, France. “It’s really cool that I get to talk to somebody who's in a totally different country. I get to ask them ab...

Getting to know French teacher Blair Hopkins

Hopkins poses by the Christmas market in Strasbourg, France.

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

January 8, 2018

Pathfinder: What is your job? Hopkins: “I am a part-time French teacher. I do French I and French II, so I am here in the morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.” What got you interested in teaching French? “I have always really loved French, and I lived in Paris for four years. I moved to St. Lou...

French students plan for trip abroad

Sophomore Ryan Mound and junior Peter Martin converse in French and write their conversation on the board.

Lily Bucher, Convergent Media Writer

October 27, 2016

During a 15 day summer excursion, students will face total immersion into the French culture. Participants will tour Paris for five days and then attend a sister school, L’institution Sainte Jeanne d’Arc, in Aix en Provence for 10 days. “It will allow us to sightsee most of the touristic...

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