Romance is in the air. At least that is the case with LCC’s French Club, which involves itself in the language most readily understood as a romantic language.
According to Advisor Keith Phillips, although Spanish tends to be more prevalent in the United States, over 40 countries claim French as their official language.
“Over half a billion people speak French around the globe as a first, second language or a third language,” Phillips said. “So we are just trying to capitalize on that.”
The French Club meets every Tuesday in TLC room 212 at 2 p.m.
The purpose of the French Club, Phillips explained, is to promote the French language by meeting and conversing in French.
“When you think about it, you’re not in class all that much during the week,” Phillips said. “So this offers another way for students to get a little more French.”
The French Club offers several opportunities throughout the semester to socialize in French.
“We are currently planning to show some French films, to have several potluck lunches and to go to Detroit for a film and dinner,” said Elizabeth Evangelista, the club treasurer.
“We are also forming conversation, coffee and reading groups.”
Victoria Laza, the president of the French Club, said the organization doesn’t require students to have any knowledge of the French language to join and participate in the club.
“My favorite thing about French Club is meeting students I otherwise would not have met who share the same interests as me,” Laza said. “The group is very casual even though we work very hard.”
The French Club officers encourage anyone who is interested in the club to experience the French language by attending events and joining the club.
“Somebody could come to any of the things that are happening … not know any French and just be a beginner … all the way to intermediate and advanced,” Phillips said. “It’s really open to anyone LCC student-wise.”
For additional information, contact Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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