This week, we are wrapping up our second semester of French classes at Jefferson Market. After Saturday's class, we caught up with Shauna, one of the students.
What made you want to take a French class?
I've always loved languages and it's been a goal of mine to try to learn at least one or two languages fluently, in addition to English. Also: mon petit ami est français.
We are always glad to assist with romance! How did you end up taking the class here at the library?
I found out that the library was providing classes in several subjects. I hadn't realized the library offered these types of resources, and I jumped at the opportunity!
Have you taken language classes before?
Yes, I've taken Spanish and Italian, which are much easier than French! This class has inspired me to pick up those studies again once I've become comfortable speaking French.
We see you around the library a lot! What else do you do here?
In addition to taking French classes, I also run a romance book club. After a holiday break, we're starting 2013 by discussing Diana Gabaldon's Outlander on January 28th at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in joining us can pick up a copy at Jefferson Market or their local library.
I know you are a big reader — what are you reading now?
Right now I'm reading a mixed bag: Herman Melville's Moby Dick (which is awesome and not boring at all!), Beth Kery's Wicked Burn, and Raymond Arsenault's Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. I'm also trying to read one of my favorites — Le Petit Prince — en français.