Penn program seeks French speakers to assist Francophone students at Lea

Jacquie Posey


Thursday, September 3, 2015

When learning to speak a foreign language, the best way to master it is through practice, practice, and more practice.

French language learners at Penn are learning to parlez vous Francais through a program that pairs them with West Philadelphia elementary school students from the Francophone diaspora, which includes African countries formerly colonized by France such as Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Benin, and Niger.

The Francophone Community Partnership (FCP), now in its second year, is a unique language learning and cultural exchange program in which Penn students learn about Francophone cultures and French language while supporting Francophone students at West Philadelphia’s Henry C. Lea School in developing English language skills.

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