New French Classes Strike Student Interest at TAMIU

New French Classes Strike
Student Interest at TAMIU

Texas A&M International University's announcement of the addition of French to its Spring academic offerings has apparently met with advance student approval.

Dr. Annette Olsen-Fazi, TAMIU associate professor of English and French, said advance registration for the Beginning French I class for Spring has only one space left.

"This is encouraging and indicates that our effort to  provide students with additional language strengths for the global market and the curious with new opportunities, is being appreciated," Dr. Olsen-Fazi said.

Olsen-Fazi observed that enrollment is still possible in a Beginning French II class, and noted that those that have already had some prior French class exposure could easily benefit.

"If students or community members took some French in high school or college, it will soon come back to them. It's a lot like knowing how to swim — it comes back with a bit of practice. I'd like to appeal  to members of  our student body and community  who might be tempted, but worried about their current level, to go ahead and take the plunge and refresh their French this Spring semester," she encouraged.

Olsen-Fazi holds four degrees from French universities and joined the University this Fall.

For more information, contact the Registrar's Office at 326.2250, visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library room 168 or e-mail registrar@tamiu.edu

University offices will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 23 and reopen on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006.  Online registration is still possible at tamiu.edu.

Spring Classes begin Friday, Jan. 13, 2006.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu