Impress your family and friends this holiday season by greeting them in French:
Joyeuses Fêtes (Happy Holidays) et (and) Bonne Année (Happy New Year)!
Have you ever wished to parler français?
Make 2018 a Bonne Année by registering for an upcoming French language course:
- Conversational French I (LLL 0018): Tuesdays, 1/16-3/6, 7-9 p.m. OR Wednesdays, 3/14-5/9, 7-9 p.m.
- Conversational French II (LLL 0019): Saturdays, 1/20-3/10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. OR Tuesdays, 3/13-5/8, 7-9 p.m.
- Conversational French III (LLL 0020): Thursdays, 1/18-3/8, 7-9 p.m. OR Saturdays, 3/17-5/12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Conversational French IV (LLL 0021): Thursdays, 3/15-5/10, 7-9 p.m.
Register online or call 847.925.6300.
Want to add a French touch to your holiday table? How about a bûche de noël?
CE French Language Instructor Chantal Rainey shares the origin of this decadent dessert:
The idea derives from a folk holiday celebration where a log, large enough to burn for three days, is ceremoniously placed on the fire. In France, in particular, a certain romantic image of peasant tradition had become part of the story. While the average Parisian bourgeois could hardly be expected to hoist logs to their fourth-floor apartments, they could at least show solidarity with their country cousins by picking up a more manageable bûche at the local patisserie. Bon appétit!
Browse these and all our Personal Enrichment courses in the
January-May 2018 CE Course Schedule or visit our
Personal Enrichment page for additional information.