July 2011's Featured Student is Rebecca Chui!
Rebecca studied French in the Core French program at her school and
received a certificate in the 11th grade, after completing all the
courses offered in the program. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers'
Federation also awarded her with a certificate to recognize her success in
their French contest.
private tutor at the elementary and secondary school levels, Rebecca helps other students to understand the French language. A club
executive at school, she organizes weekly programs. She has also been on
the Honour Roll since 2007. Rebecca is a responsible, conscientious
young woman who is proud of her initiative to learn French.
: Rebecca Chui
: Thornhill, Ontario
: Ice cream
: Pop music
Favourite French book
: Le petit prince
, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Favourite way of practicing French
: Talk with people in French.
Why do you think it is important to learn French?
Canada is a
bilingual country where knowledge of both official languages is
important. One must learn French because of increased opportunities,
jobs and the ability to use the French language while travelling to
other countries. Also, the brain engages in more activity when it can
understand more than one language.
Best experience “en français”:
After finishing grade 11, I travelled
to Quebec City to participate in the EXPLORE program, a French
immersion summer camp. I went to French classes and participated in
activities, such as field trips and fun evening events.
The coolest Francophone country is, in your opinion
: France, because it is beautiful.
How you will use your French skills in the future:
I will become a French teacher, teaching at a French immersion school. I will travel around the world and meet other people who speak French.
A place you would like to go:
As a Featured Student, Rebecca received a DVD of the bilingual movie Bon cop, Bad cop.
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Past Featured Students
Kirsten LePage and Rochelle Dorosh
David Des Rosiers
Camille Blakeley Dejy
Rym Ben Berrah
Kaeli Bauman et Marie-Josée Charette