French cocktail party attracts Francophones and Francophiles

“Salut! Comment allez−vous?” That’s French for “Hello! How are you?” This so−called language of love was spoken fluidly by some of the people attending a recent French cocktail party hosted by the department of foreign languages at the KSU Center.

Georgia (Apr 21, 2006) — “Salut! Comment allez−vous?” That’s French for “Hello! How are you?” This so−called language of love was spoken fluidly by some of the people attending a recent French cocktail party hosted by the department of foreign languages at the KSU Center.

During the party‚ more than 100 Francophones and Francophiles engaged in informal conversations in both French and English. A Francophone is someone who comes from a French−speaking country other than France; a Francophile is someone interested in the French culture and language even though he or she may not be fluent in the language.

The gathering attracted faculty‚ staff and community members‚ but the main focus was to promote French classes to interested students.

“The French cocktail party provides an opportunity for students to meet others taking French courses‚ as well as the faculty‚ in a comfortable and informal atmosphere‚” Luc Guglielmi‚ French program coordinator‚ said. “They can learn about the French Club‚ as well as meet other Francophones and Francophiles from outside of the university.”




 

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