October's featured student is Joel Adria
Joel at the 2009 National Ambassador Youth Forum with ambassadors Nura, Angela, and Alexandra
A French for the Future ambassador of bilingualism, Joel is a computing science student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. His main interests lie in the combination of multimedia and computers.
His interest in computing science and media pushed him to get involved in the technical aspects of theatre during high school and he hopes to continue in this field through the Francophone theatre on campus.
As a job, Joel builds websites for many companies and individuals. He has also started doing page layout for posters and other print materials. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and playing a bit of guitar.
Check out Joel's website to know more about him! jole.ca
Photo taken by Joel in Aspen, CO
: Joel Adria
: 1st year of university
: The University of Alberta
: Edmonton, AB
: Rock/Ron Sexsmith
Favourite French expression
: Simple comme bonjour!
Favourite way to practice French
: Use Facebook in French
Why he thinks it is important to learn French
: Understanding other cultures is an essential aspect of being Canadian. When you know the other official language, you can better understand others and their cultures!
The coolest Francophone country is, in his opinion
: Canada :)
How he will use his French skills in the Future
: I will most likely use French most often in my job, either by developing bilingual websites or by doing tech for French plays.
Where he would like to go
: The furthest he has travelled is Ottawa… so he would like to get to Quebec at least, as a start!
Past featured students
Camille Blakeley Dejy
Rym Ben Berrah
Kaeli Bauman and Marie-Josée Charette