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Ta-Nehisi Coates @ The American Library in Paris - 17 July 2013

The Joy of Learning French

With careers ranging from journalism and finance to food media, Language School students seek to improve their skills. Representing 47 states and 75 countries, they range from lawyers and flight attendants to writers and grad students. The festivities include music, art, poetry, fireworks, and a conference exploring the future of language education. All events are free and open to the public. The internationally renowned programs will celebrate a century of immersive language and culture study this year as well as the debut of the Korean School. Atlantic national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on his mid-life decision to learn French and attend the Middlebury Language Schools.

I have been studying the French language, with some consistency, for three years. This field of study has been, all at once, the hardest and most rewarding of my life. I would put it above the study of writing simply because I started writing as a 6-year-old boy under my mother's tutelage. I always "felt" I could write. I did not always "feel" I could effectively study a foreign language. But here I am, right now, in a Montreal hotel.

Coates attends Middlebury College to improve on his French and has difficulty doing so; unlike his other classmates who are younger, high-achieving college students in which the author feels that they were brought up in a different culture than he was.
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Usually when I start reading I look for an audio book and see how many pages I would have to read. I read the story with the active reading skills I have learned in class and felt as though I was understanding it more this way instead of just reading to read. It has turned to reading to understand, In the text Coates talks about being in the french language speaking community and how he learned about the different cultures between his own and personal experience to being in Middlebury College learning french.

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  1. Zósimo B. says:

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