Penobscot School to host language sampler

Dec 26, 2013

Rockland — Penobscot School in Rockland invites students of Spanish and French to explore the literary contributions of two authors, Louis Borges and Jean Giono. William Smith and Margot Stiassni-Sieracki will offer these courses as part of the school’s four-week mini-term beginning the week of Jan. 20.

Smith’s course is meant for students at all levels. The course will include Wikiquotes, biographical essays and a short story, “El Aleph.” Those at earlier levels are invited to read the texts in English as well as Spanish. Stiassni’s French class will journey to Haute Provence through the work of Giorno’s L’Homme Qui Plantait Les Arbres (The Man Who Planted Trees). A visual mini-tour of Haute Provence’s geography, a sampling of Provencal cuisine, and an award-winning film by Frederic Back will round out this substantial opportunity for those who enjoy French language and culture.

Students may register for these two mini-courses and for both beginners Spanish and Russian by calling the school at 594-1084. Four-week introductory level courses in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Latin will register through Five Towns CSD Adult and Community Education at 236-7800 Ext. 5.

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