LEWISTON — L/A’s Franco Center will begin its next session of weekly French classes on Monday, Nov. 2.

The classes will be held on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. and run for seven weeks in November and December.

“French Reacqu” classes at the Center are intended for those who either want to learn French or who want to improve what they already know. The pace is relaxed and classes are taught in French with English explanations as needed. Participants are asked to bring a binder or folder and a writing utensil to class.

Veteran instructor, Vanessa Stasse, will teach the course. Born in Sherbrooke, Québec, from Belgian parents, she has a master’s degree in anthropology from Laval University in Québec City and has lived in Maine more than 10 years, teaching French and yoga and interpreting in French, English and Portuguese.

Classes will take place at the Franco Center, and the total cost for the seven classes is $70.

Those interested may register by calling 207-783-1585 or by emailing [email protected] To register by mail, send contact information and payment to 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.

L/A’s Franco Center also offers “Fun in French” for children ages 4 to 12 on Saturday mornings; the next session will begin Saturday, Nov. 7. Evening “French for Teens” classes will begin in January. The Franco Center also offers other after-school programs in partnership with community organizations and schools.

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


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