LEWISTON – The Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary’s is offering once again a series of four workshops for people wanting to relearn their French language.

The workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 11, 18 and 25 and June 1, at 46 Cedar St. The cost is $55.

Julia Schulz, founder and director of the Center for Heritage Language Reacquisition at Penobscot School, will lead the introductory series for Lewiston-Auburn and surrounding area Franco-Americans who were brought up speaking French in their homes, but who have lost the use of the language. The classes are also offered to non-Francos who spoke French and want to improve their French.

Schulz and a co-facilitator will lead participants through activities using a variety of methods. Materials will include songs, stories, excerpts from film, photos and family histories.

Everyone is invited to reawaken the French in them. Those who would like to make reservations or who want more information should call Rita Dube or Richard Martin at 783-1585 or mail a check to Franco-American Heritage Center, P.O.Box 1627, Lewiston, ME 04241-1627.


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