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Acadians Outside of Acadie

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Here’s a great opportunity to practice your French while learning about the Acadian culture outside of the Maritimes, exploring where the deported Acadians ended up. Where are their ancestors today? Let's explore the language, history, and stories from Acadians around the world.

PLEASE NOTE: some conversations will be in French and adult-themed topics will be touched upon.

In this course, you will be introduced to unique slang, Anglicism, and different French dialects from around the world. You'll also experience Acadian pop culture around the world and spend time reading, listening, and watching Acadian culture and media, as well as breaking down Acadian memes and the meanings behind them. And you will spend time investigating the world history of Acadians and understand who they are today.

Course timeline

  • Week 1 - Deportation where are they now? Exploring the French Colonies of 1750+
  • Week 2 - Southern Cousins: Exploring Acajuin culture, dialect & Lousiana influences
  • Week 3 - Northern Culture: Those who stayed closer to "home"
  • Week 4 - Acadians today

No materials are required.

Course details

Dates: TBD
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Offered online
Course fee: $99 (+HST)
Instructor: Nina Savoie-Colwell

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About the instructor

Nina Savoie-Colwell was born and raised on the Acadian peninsula in a bilingual household. She has taught conversational French, beginner & intermediate French, Acadian French, conversational English and ESL, as well as various types of art classes. Her passion for Acadian culture has landed her a recurring guest spot on CBC Information Morning for Acadian Culture and education. For the last ten years, she has taught with CCNB, the Anglophone south school district, The College of Extended Learning and privately. Nina also has a background in fine arts, animation and graphics, as well as office administration, and a Business Management degree from UNB. She is currently studying for her Masters of Education in Leadership online through Yorkville University and works full-time as the Manager of Quality Assurance at Yorkville overseeing 16 online programs from diploma to doctorate level.

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