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Dr. Brian Barnett participates in forum on French language in the Americas

In June, the second-year French supervisor Dr. C. Brian Barnett was invited to Montreal by the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques (Center for Francophone culture of the Americas) to participate in a panel discussion entitled ‘Jeunes et engagés pour la francophonie’ (Youth engaged in francophone culture).  Other panel members included an educator from El Salvador and a journalist from Ontario. Barnett spoke on how he has successfully integrated the francophone world of the Americas into the French language classroom as well as problems and challenges that he has faced: e.g., « Il faut pouvoir démontrer l’utilité du français » (You must be able to show the usefulness of French). The panel discussion was one of many talks organized during the ten-day Forum des jeunes ambassadeurs de la Francophonie des Amériques (Forum for youth ambassadors of Francophone culture of the Americas).  For the complete article written by Jean-Benoît Nadeau click here