WHAT: Louisiana French Language and Culture with Kirby Jambon
WHEN: Tuesdays, March 12 to April 9, from 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Teche Center for the Arts, 210 E. Bridge Street, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
COST: $95 for five sessions
Are Cajuns Acadian? Is there a difference between Creole and Cajun culture, language, music, and cuisine? Explore answers in a five-part series titled, “Louisiana French Language and Culture,” taught by Kirby Jambon.
A recognized authority and accomplished teacher of Louisiana French, Jambon will also lead fun and informative discussions that examine “Cajun English” expressions and usage from various South Louisiana communities.
“You get two courses in one in this beginner series in the French language of South Louisiana,” says Jambon, who has taught for 33 years and, over two decades, in the French immersion program at Prairie Elementary School in Lafayette.
This course will offer a unique opportunity to learn a variety of French spoken by Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole populations. Students will focus on effective everyday conversation, including greetings, basic communication, popular expressions, and how they differ by region. This is a survey course of Louisiana French culture, history, and language. No prior knowledge of the French language is required.
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