We are pleased to be able to offer, as from January 2022, a language stay in France for WECers needing to learn French.
In view of the strong demand and interest shown in language learning opportunities in France, we believe we need to provide a solution for those within the WEC family who are seeking to acquire a certain level of proficiency in French. Preparations are underway to welcome participants in the relaxed setting of the sending base in North-Eastern France, combining serious study with opportunities for language practice.
As well as being able to practise French on a daily basis, they will benefit from a personalised program, using professional learning materials. They will have the support of an experienced teacher, Jacques Baumann, who completed university studies in French linguistics and literature. In addition, he has four years teaching experience in a private language school and holds an ‘adult educator’ certificate.
The objective is to offer quality teaching with high professional standards, similar to that provided in language schools. Each person participating is expected to work hard to acquire new concepts and ideas in a lasting way.
Bible reading in French will also be practiced, using a modern translation, such as the ‘Parole Vivante’. Participants will aim to acquire a specific vocabulary, enabling them to read, understand and speak about the Bible.
The duration of the courses will vary. A three-month intensive course will involve participants working several hours each day, attending French classes.
For a longer duration, the course will be less intensive.
This French language stay is therefore a totally new development at the WEC France sending base, geared towards practical service in cross-cultural ministry.