Faculty of Education Welcomes Four Students from France
As part of an exchange initiated by the late Dr. Robert Macmillan, dean of education, the Faculty of Education is pleased to host four students from l’Université d’Orléans in France for the first time ever.
Mathilde Résimont, Alexandre Bourguignon, Manon Doulcier and Aurélie Dumast arrived in Winnipeg from Orléans, France on Feb. 25 and are here for four weeks to learn about the Canadian Immersion system and will also practice teaching at French Immersion schools in the Pembina Trails School Division.
“I hope to improve my English, learn about the Canadian culture and see what the differences are between our school systems,” said Bourguignon.
The four students who are all training to become elementary school teachers in France are staying with host families to become more immersed in our culture.
In May, four students from the Faculty of Education will travel to Orléans and will teach English and French classes at local elementary schools.
This pilot exchange aims to give the U of M and Orléans students the experience to share languages and cultures as well as to promote a joint research project between the two countries’ faculties of Education.