The 2017 French Summer Language Institute had its largest group to date with 44 students in Angers this summer. Highlights included some special class guests, an excursion to a Troglodyte village, and a unique “Teaching French through Art” class taught by Angers artist Cecile Benoiton.
Professional conteurs Claire Guillermin and Bruno Jouët-Pastre entertained students in Daniel Morris’ Contes et nouvelles class with stories of frogs, princesses, and a magic wine barrel.
Visitors representing various French marginalized groups shared insights in Marianne Golding’s En Marge de la societe course.
We took a break from studies with an excursion to the troglodyte village of Rochemenier, followed by a traditional meal of fouees, a light, fresh baked bread, similar to a pita, stuffed with meat, vegetables, or sweets, in the restaurant La Cave aux moines.
Cecile Benoiton’s Teaching with Art class had students actually doing art, showing how teachers can engage their students in learning through art.