A rendez-vous with New London High School students

March 17, 2014  |  Sust Blog, Alexis Cheney '16  |  The Experience, Alexis Cheney '16

 New London High School students visit campus

New London High School students visit campus

Ok, I’ll admit it...I’m a francophile. A “frenchie”. A French fanatic.

As such, I organize French Club events on campus. Andrea, a Conn student who volunteers in French classes at New London High School, asked me if French Club would be interested in hosting a class of New London students studying French.

"Absolutely!" So, on Wednesday, Madame arrived with a busload of her French students. Madame had already decorated the room to celebrate Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) and served us jambalaya and a galette des rois (pre-Lenten Kings’ cake). While feasting, we watched the film “Cyrano” on a large screen. We were more interested in chatting with each other, however, than watching the film.

After exchanging the polite ca va? (how are you?), we launched into discussions about snow days, robotics, and the humorous connection between analyzing literature and trapping butterflies. I look forward to continuing the conversation at our next rendez-vous, whether at Conn or at the high school.


TAGS:  |  The Experience, Academics  |  The Experience, Clubs & Orgs  |  The Experience, New London


comments powered by Disqus

You might also like...


Classroom debates
by The Experience, Rebecca Seidemann '18  


Boston Weekend
by The Experience, Marina Stuart '16  


Working at the Academic Resource Center and picking up some study advice
by The Experience, Allison Mitobe '17  


Academics from across the pond
by The Experience, Marina Stuart '16  


Classroom debates
by The Experience, Rebecca Seidemann '18  


Boston Weekend
by The Experience, Marina Stuart '16  


Working at the Academic Resource Center and picking up some study advice
by The Experience, Allison Mitobe '17  


Learning how to cook and making fun of friends who burn their sandwiches
by The Experience, Rebecca Seidemann '18