Starting next year, Milken will be reviving its French program. After being replaced by the Chinese program in 2007 due to waning interest, Mrs. Melodie Roden, Department Chair of the Foreign Languages, and Mrs. Laurence McAdamis, French and Spanish teacher, have decided to bring the program back.
“Every year there has been more interest in the program,” Roden said.
There is currently one student taking French as an independent study, as well as three students enrolled in a French 2 class taught by McAdamis, a native of France. She will continue to teach French next year, potentially alongside Mr. Christopher McAdamis and Mr. Oliver Savage, English teachers.
“Maintaining a French program seems more feasible now that we have more teachers who can teach it,” McAdamis said.
The new French program will coincide with the Montreal exchange program created by Candice Shagdoo ‘13. McAdamis and Roden hope to expand the exchange and make it primarily for French language students.
McAdamis quoted Charlemagne, saying, “To have another language is to have another soul.”
Sign-ups for next year’s French class are due February 1, and are open to everyone.