FREN W80 Cap Haitien, Haiti. In this course students will spend three weeks teaching French to the student orphans of EBAC Christian Academy and Orphanage in Morne Rouge, Haiti. Students are housed at the Joshua House Missionary Lodge on the IDADEE Orphanage compound in Cap Haitien, Haiti. The EBAC orphanage houses approximately 100-130 orphans ranging in ages from toddlers to high school. Course work at the school is currently conducted in English. However, since French is the official language of Haiti these students must have a mastery of French in order to progress in their studies at a Haitian University or to find gainful employment beyond their immediate neighborhood. The two missionaries who run EBAC would like to strengthen the French language instruction for the orphans with the help of Calvin students. During the interim, Calvin students are exposed to Haitian Creole and study it and its origins prior to the trip. Additionally, the history of Haiti is studied along with a focus on economics and Haiti’s extreme poverty and
infrastructural dysfunction. Guest speakers share their experience working in Haiti. Excursions include a visit to historical sites like the Citadel; however, extensive travel outside of the greater Cap Hatien area is limited due to poor road conditions. This course may fulfill an elective for the French major/minor and for the International Development Studies major/minor. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement. Prerequisite: French 201 or the equivalent. Course dates: January 6-24. Fee: $3140. J. Vos-Camy. Off campus.
FREN 132 Intermediate French. This is the second course in a closely integrated sequence of language study involving two semesters and the interim. The course is open to students continuing from French 131 as well as students wishing to brush up on their French skills. Students in this sequence complete their foreign language core requirement with French 202. V. De Vries. 8:30 a.m. to noon.