Douce France

photo of students

A group of 12 students from the centre for applied language studies and a member of Dundee twinning committee have just returned from a week of visits, excursions and official receptions in Dundee's twin city Orléans.

Students visited Paris with a special visit to the Town Hall and Montmartre, and also admired abbeys, castles and cathedrals in the beautiful nearby area of the Sologne and in Bourges. In Orléans, all students were invited to attend the inauguration of the new twinning gardens where Kati Smith, Italian tutor and group representative, gave a speech and offered seeds of typical Scottish plants.

Other activities included a visit to the medieval market, a sound and light show at the cathedral and VIP tickets to the fêtes de Jeanne d'Arc's ceremonies.

Planned to coincide with the famous fêtes de Jeanne d'Arc, the visit was jointly co-ordinated by Colette Dehais of the Université du Temps Libre and Céline Montibeller of languages in lifelong learning in CALS.

The centre for applied language studies and all participants would like to thank the University's extra mural association for their financial support.

Our picture shows some of the languages in lifelong learning students in Orleans. Left to right Sonia Fernandes, Edna Fogg, Kati Smith, John MacGillivray, Elisabeth Mackenzie (twinning committee), Loyale Hood, Patrick Gaff and Eric Fogg.

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