La Maison Française

While Penn prides itself on its communicative language teaching program, Gregory's Maison Française remains the only course that is exclusively dedicated to developing conversational skills in French. The Maison Française features two weekly
sessions: (1) Cette semaine en France and (2) La France et son Histoire. Cette semaine en
France traces contemporary developments in France through the media. It is regularly attended
by Gregory faculty master and native Parisian Professor Philippe Met, the chair of the French &
Francophone Studies department. La France et son Histoire explores France's institutions,
traditions, narratives and monuments, providing a meaningful context for these contemporary
issues. These two complimentary conversational hours aim to enrich and broaden your
understanding of the French language and history. Discussions will foster cross-cultural
comparisons that will encourage you to relativize, reflect upon and share your own cultural
heritage and identity. Sessions will be supplemented and occasionally supplanted entirely by
special events, from in-house cafés and patisseries to museum visits, film screenings and other
cultural events beyond the frontiers of the Penn campus.


TIME & PLACE: The Maison Française will meet throughout the semester in the Greenhouse
of Gregory's Class of '25 building from 8-9pm.
Tuesdays : Cette semaine en France
Thursdays : La France et son Histoire

See our sylabus for more details!

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