Monday, October 26, 2015

Consul General of France, Valéry Freland, Visits l' Ecole Française du Maine

The Consul General of France in Boston, Valéry Freland, visited l' Ecole Française du Maine on Tuesday, November 20th during his first trip to Maine. Willy and Beth LeBihan, Founders and Directors of the School, gave the Consul a tour of the facilities and described the history and mission of the School. Mr. Freland met every teacher and spoke in French with our students. His genuine interest for French education and the immersion approach was much appreciated by all.
 Consul General of France, Valéry Freland with Third Grade Teacher, Dalila Hadjeras, compare and contrast Dalila's teaching experience in Paris and now in Maine. 
    Valéry Freland with Kindergarteners
 Consul General of France: Valéry Freland; Willy LeBihan: Founder and Director of L'Ecole Française du Maine; Emmanuelle Marchand: Cultural Attachée and Magali Boutiot: Education and Linguistic Assistant at the French Consulate in Boston

  Consul General of France, Valéry Freland, with English Language Arts teacher Kelly Valdmanis
Near the school in the picturesque and charming South Freeport Harbor, Willy LeBihan and Valéry Freland reminisced about the fishing villages of the coast of Brittany, France where they both spent their childhoods.