Special lecture · French and English, an ongoing love story

Special lecture · French and English, an ongoing love story

With Geoffrey Ruiz | in English 

Monday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m.
$45 members / $55 non-members
810 N Dearborn Ave

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Je ne sais quoi, répertoire, à la carte… do you already speak French without knowing it?

Come to this hour and a half long lecture to learn everything about the love story between French and English words and how France and America have been trading phrases, sometimes with gusto and sometimes with hilarious misunderstandings. Enjoy with a complimentary glass of wine

Geoffrey Ruiz

Geoffrey has spent most of his life in Paris where he received a Masters in Education (CAPES) and a Masters in Literature from La Sorbonne. After working as a school monitor and teaching in middle school, high school, and community college institutions for 7 years, he moved to Chicago to teach French at the University of Illinois. An avid reader and traveler, Geoffrey enjoys exploring American culture and has visited more than 30 states since 2003. The past 3 years living in Chicago have allowed him to deepen his understanding of intercultural communication while putting him in a unique position to share his own language with others. His experience, passion and high energy will be at your service to help you learn the French language and connect with French culture.

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