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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Auguit 1973 U OF L STUDENTS PARTICI PATE IN FRENCH PROGRAM Les Anglais' found Quebec exchange useful 'Les Anglais' liked Quebec. Six University of Lethbridge students are brimming with praise for their experiences as participants in a transfer pro- gram with two Quebec univer- sities. During the 1973 spring sem- the six were the first group of U of L students to take advantage of a newly-de- vised transfer program with the universities of Laval and Sher- brooke. The program is designed to give U of L French majors a chance to live and study in a French speaking and improve their command of the language. Participants re- ceive credits at the U of L for the courses they take in the Quebec universities. In addition to their formal they gain a first-hand understanding of the French-Canadian culture. The Quebec transfer program will be available to U of L stu- dents on a regular basis. It is expected several students will take advantage of the program this fall. So enthusiastic about the pro- gram is Laurier Landry of St. Paul. Alta. one of the origi- nal six participants that he intends to continue his French studies at Laval this as a U of L transfer student. Other students participating In the Quebec study program were Gail Angyal Milk who also attended Laval with Marlene Ponja- Diane Woloeiuk and Dor- othy all of and Ralph Dilworth of Ohaton. The latter four attended the University of Sherbrooke. The group's only complaint about the experience was its they say they would have liked to spend an even longer time perhaps two at the Que-' bee universities. The students' ability to con- verse in French has improved greatly as a result of their study in says Dr. L. P chairman of the U of L modern languages de- partment. knew their command of the language would but I way both amazed and pleased tc see how much better they could express says Dr. Cormier of the group. The students said they suf- fered a certain degree of cul- tural trauma during their first few weeks in Quebec. It was two or three weeks before they became Accustomed to the and picked up the inflections and manners of speech. never realized how little French we says Diane who speaks French with a new confidence The students said their initial problem was one of overcoming their shyness about speaking a language which they had not in the midst of a group where French was flu- ently spoken. think the experience was very valuable. We found out how it feels to be part of a minority says Ralph Dilworth. I have a better idea of the problems a French-speak- nmg Canadian encounters in English circles. And I have more sympathy with the prob- lems of Quebec. I understand why there are feelings of sep- aratism in the MORE BIL1N7GUAL great many more French- Canadians speak English than he adds. would say the Quebecois are more bi- lingual than English speaking Mr. Landry's experiences in Quebec were somewhat atypi- cal. Since be was raised in a French speaking he did not feel like an outsider. got the feeling of being part of a minority group right here in be says. actually felt quite at home at other students referred to us as 'les re- calls Dorothy Boras. think they surprised to find in a Quebec university'' The U of L students found most Quebecois had very lim- ited information about Western although they'd heard of the Calgary Stampede and Banff. Some Quebec students said they would like to visit the but were afraid to venture into such a different environment. The students say they found drama and literature were more an integral part of life in Quebec than they are in western Canada. people are very proud of their French Canadian cul- ture and and want to preserve says Marlene Pon- javic are very concern- ed that it will become Angli- ciried or APPLE TOMATOES JUICE STANDARD GRADE 28 fl. oz. tins JAVEX 160 Fl. OZ. CONTAINER COFFEE REGULAR or FINE GRIND 2 It. NET WT. PKG. STOCK UP THE IDEAL FOR THE CANADA GRADE A STEER BEEF TURKEYS GOVERNMENT INSPECTED A' GRADE 5 to 9 Ib. ov. CHUCK FULL CUT BLADE AND ROUND BONE............Ib. PRIME RIB.....Ib. GOVERNMENT INSPECTED FRESHLY GROUND REGULAR OR BARBECUE MINCED BEEF I'09 BULK WIENERSQ5 Ib. GOVERNMENT INSPECTED REGULAR OR BARBECUE WITH THIS COUPON YOU MAY PURCHASE ONE 48-FL OZ. TIN REGAL APPLE AND STRAWBERRY Jam FOR ONLY COUPON EFFECTIVE 111 ClOSING SEPT. 1973 AT L-MART CNIY WITH THIS COUPON YOU MAY PURCHASE ONE 5 LB. NET WT. PKG. LAUNDRY DETERGENT 1 FOR ONLY Tide SAVE 58' COUPON EFFECTIVE TIL CLOSING SEPT. 1973 AT L-MART ONLY ;