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Group Introduction and News
Bienvenu à notre groupe français! Nous rencontrons les vendredis parler en français (mais nous utilisons anglais quand nous ne comprenons pas les mots français - la conversation est la clé!).
The Alaska State Library French practice group meets every Friday at lunch. The meetings are 12-1, but you're welcome to come late or leave early if need be. The group works at the beginning level, but is open to all levels and to people statewide through phone or videoconference.
People in downtown Juneau meet in the multipurpose room of the Alaska State Library. The library is located on the 8th floor of the State Office Building at 333 Willoughby Ave. Just ask at our front desk to be directed to the multipurpose room.
People outside of Juneau but in Alaska are welcome to participate by phone or videoconferencing. If you would like to participate remotely, please contact Freya using the contact info in the "Guide Author" box on the right-hand side of the page.
The group is friendly and accepting of different skill levels: no tests or judgment here! However, it's a practice group, not a class, so it works best if you either have at least minimal experience with French, or supplement the meetings with independent work or a class.
Currently, we're reading Antigone, by Jean Anouilh. See http://montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/schools/rmhs/departments/forlang/Antigone_texte.pdf to follow along.
Please send any comments or questions about this practice group or this page to Freya using the contact information to your right.
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