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Exploring French Culture Through Movie Comedy

Dates:
May 16, 2022 – June 20, 2022

Group Leader:
Catherine Dunand

Le Rire est le Propre de l’Homme (Laughter is the core of Mankind) – Rabelais, 16th century. Rabelais, the great philosopher and humanist, understood that laughter is an essential component in human nature. Had he been living today as a movie director, he would certainly make comedies. Comedy is also a reflection of one’s culture. What makes French people laugh will not necessarily make American people laugh, as laughter is very much intertwined in the culture. This is the objective of this dialogue: to give students the opportunity to explore and to have a better understanding of French culture through the viewing of French movie comedies. Students will see a total of 8 comedies. Each one will be followed by a conference during which we will examine and discuss various points in the movie that are particularly tied to the culture.

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Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture

Dates:
May 13, 2022 – June 17, 2022

Group Leader:
Monica Canavan

Description:
This Spanish immersion program will take place in Lima (the capital of Peru), Ica, and Cuzco. It is an exciting way to explore the Spanish language and to experience another culture, people’s ideas, customs, and beliefs. It will offer intensive Spanish language training to solidify the students’ knowledge of Spanish grammar and to teach them to speak the language fluently and develop their translingual and transcultural competencies. During the Peru DOC program, students will speak Spanish, participate in cultural activities, and interact with local people. Students will sample all that the cities of Lima, Ica, and Cuzco have to offer using the Spanish language 

Students will complete a service-learning project (Air Force schools) in which they will help Peruvian Air force high school students to practice speaking English while exchanging culture and learning about the education system in Peru. Students from Northeastern will participate in a language immersion program at the private university, UNIFE. Students will have language partners to share their own culture and encounter Peruvian culture.

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