🇸🇳🌙🌙 Bonne fête de Korité! Deweneti! This is the celebration of the end of Ramadan, known in most of the world as Eid Al-Fitr. In Senegal, it’s called Korité. It’s a time for prayers, forgiveness, mercy and peace. One special memory I have of celebrating Korité with Senegalese friends was eating lakh, a sweet millet-based dish. I have a few videos that explain how to make it here (see Sénégal-cuisine on my YouTube channel). It would be something fairly easy to try out at home or even with students.
For those of you who are new to this newsletter, I created Vive l'expérience in November 2022 to lead French teachers on immersion experiences to Senegal. We are now looking into some other options and appreciate the feedback many of you provided. Hope to travel with you in the next year or two!
➡️ We’d really appreciate it if you would complete this 20-second survey. (And a very special thanks to those of you who already took it!) Vive l’expérience has been busy looking into new offerings for Spanish teachers and new locations beyond Senegal for French teachers. We will also offer teacher trips (any discipline) and trips for adult groups of friends. If any of these new programs sound interesting, please contact us, as we will have limited availability. For the moment, we turned off ordering capabilities for Spring Break trips because we want to find a teacher/professor who would like to lead a student group or even for a group of adults (teachers or non-teachers) during those dates. That’s March 9 - 18, 2024 or March 22 - April 1, 2024. We may be able to go a day before or after those dates. Reach out if you would like to talk more about this opportunity.
➡️ This Tuesday, April 25, we will hold an Informational Meeting about our 2024 teacher trips to Senegal at 19:00 EDT on Zoom. Sign up here to join the meeting. If you don’t get an automatic Zoom link to the meeting within 24 hours, please check your Spam and Junk folders. Contact me if you need a link! Participants can teach any level of French, and don’t have to live in the USA to join us. If you have already attended a meeting, or already signed up for a trip, there’s no need to attend this one.
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All the best, Katy Wheelock