Monday, December 10, 2012

Fall 2012 French and Japanese Recital

On Thursday, November 29, 2012, the Languages Department at Jewell hosted the French and Japanese Recital. In our recital, we had advanced-level students representing both classes from four courses.

Students in FRE 315 Introduction to French Studies performed dramatic monologs based on fictional and historic characters they've studied in the history, culture, film and literature of World War II. We would like highlight Jenny Nelson, a first year French major, who chose Gabriel Péri, hero of the Resistance, for her skills in both French and interpretation.

Students in JPN 350 Advanced Japanese Language performed a skit about traveling in Japan, asking directions and visiting a temple. We'd like to highlight Paige Bolduc and Susan Peoples who perform with their instructor, Ai Namima, for their speaking skills in Japanese and their enthusiasm for the language and culture. Here's their "Trip to Kamakura."

Students in FRE 320 French Women Writers were inspired by historical women who made significant contributions to French culture throughout the ages, choosing to perform interviews, dramatic monologs or research presentations. For this class, we'd like to highlight Allie Lach for her research skills, the clarity of her French and her poise in formal presentations. Enjoy her presentation, "Aliénor d'Aquitaine, reinde de France et puis d'Angleterre."

Lastly, we have a new category at the Recital. Kristin Eaves is our first official student to add a service-learning component to her French minor in the tutorial FRE 411: Service-Learning in the Francophone Community. We'd like to highlight her achievements as well by featuring her presentation, "Apprentissage par le service communautaire francophone."

Congratulations to all our participants! Thank you for your enthusiasm, hard work and courage in presenting in a formal venue. We had a great recital!

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