Franco Center hosting next session of ‘French Reacquisition’ classes


LEWISTON — The Franco Center will host weeknight “French Reacquisition” classes for adults starting Wednesday, Sept. 13. The program will run for 10 weeks from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. for beginners and 6:45 to 8 p.m. for more advanced French learners.

The language classes, running from September to mid-November, are intended for those who either want to learn French or improve their proficiency in French.

Varied topics will be used as a guide to help with speaking. The pace is relaxed and class is taught in French with English explanations, as needed. Students are asked to bring a binder or folder and something to write with to class.

Vanessa Stasse will teach both levels of courses.

Born in Sherbrooke, Québec, from Belgian parents, Stasse has a master’s degree in anthropology from Laval University in Québec City and has lived in Maine for over 10 years, teaching French and yoga and interpreting in French, English and Portuguese.

Classes will take place in Heritage Hall at the Franco Center. The total cost for the 10 classes is $100. To register by mail, send contact information and payment to Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, ME 04240, Attn: Adult French Classes.


The Franco Center requires a minimum of eight people per class session. If that threshold is not met, full refunds will be issued to those who have already registered and paid.

The center will also offers French clubs, Fun in French for children ages 4 to 12, as well as other after-school programs in partnership with community organizations.

FMI:, [email protected], 207- 783-1585.