French class with a side of fries

May 15, 2018 | Some people choose a thorough education. Others choose French fries. Here at BCS, we choose both.
 
With the end of the semester quickly approaching, most students are spending their class time filling their brains with the final pieces of course material before their next exam. In Mme Desroches' Form V Second Language French class however, students were also busy filling their stomachs at Lennoxville’s finest diner: Pizzaville. The students had recently finished a project requiring them to organize a fictitious event and convince other students in the class that their event was the best. Events ranged from tournaments to music festivals to a Lennoxville restaurant excursion. The class was easily convinced that the viability of a restaurant trip made it the most appealing and Mme Desroches—seeing an opportunity to promote French conversations while also rewarding students for their hard work this semester—made the excursion a reality.
 
She said that although students wouldn’t be quizzed on their pizza-ordering skills, it was a great opportunity for students to practise their French language skills in a less structured environment. To the disappointment of her students, Mme Desroches doesn't plan on making restaurant outings a regular part of the syllabus.
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Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.