The four winners of the Concours Annuel were announced to the members of L’Alliance Francaise des Bermudes last night at the Annual Dinner celebrating New Caledonia. They were treated to a presentation by the students who travelled to France last summer for the three-week educational trip sponsored annually by L’Alliance.
"Our charity was established more than 30 years ago, to promote the French language and culture. This student exchange program, generously sponsored by the Christian Humann Foundation since its inception, is our most important charitable endeavor," explains Marc Morabito, president of the association.
The happy winners will leave the Island early July to study French for three weeks in Cannes, on the French Riviera.
“We expanded the program five years ago to offer a long weekend in Paris, after the students have completed their studies in Cannes. It is a great cultural experience for them; they get the chance to try out and hone their newly acquired language skills outside the classroom,” says Dr. Alexandra Amat, the coordinator of the program, herself a Parisian.
L’Alliance’s members are not only from France but from many Francophone regions and countries around the world, including Switzerland and Luxembourg, La Réunion, Le Québec and l’Acadie, Burkina Faso, and Les Iles Maurices as well as many Bermudian who love to join in for an evening of pétanque, wine tasting and to enjoy our monthly Café Français and French cinema.
L’Alliance welcomes all, French, Francophones and Francophiles, to become members.
Visit our website www.alliancefrancaisebda.org for membership and our activities and sponsorship programs. Family membership $50-individual $30. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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