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Juniors enrolled in French classes took a four-day weekend trip to Québec, Canada during the province’s winter Carnaval. They enjoyed dog-sledding, snow-shoeing, tubing and tobogganing, as well as visited the ’Hôtel de Glace, the Contemporary Art Museum, and the Québec Parliament. In addition, students sampled many Canadian culinary treats such as les queues de castor --“beaver tails” which are fried dough covered with toppings such as maple sugar, maple syrup and, the ever popular, Nutella and bananas, les tires sur la neige--maple sugar poured on snow then rolled up on a popsicle stick, crêpes, and poutine--French fries covered with gravy and cheese curds).
The trip to Québec provided an opportunity for the students to learn about and experience the Francophone world of the United States' nearby northern neighbor. They came away with not only fond memories and deeper friendships, but also with greater confidence in their French language skills and an appreciation of another culture.