What better way for the French Club students at the Daniel Webster Elementary School in New Rochelle to get their own brand of “real world” education than to meet Monroe College French-speaking students? On April 8, the fourth grade students clamored to have their questions answered by Habib Cisse (Senagal), Mdiaga Gakou (Senagul), Marco-Antoine Bourgault (Paris, France), Mamounata Ouedraogo (West Africa), and Sorel Aphanou (Ivory Coast). They answered questions about what foods they ate in their home countries and what their elementary school life was like. They spoke French with each other and learned about cultural similarities and differences, even amongst people who speak the same language.
This was a healthy dose of real world education for both the elementary school children and for the Monroe students as well!