In order to understand the weight of tradition in today’s foreign language textbooks, one needs to return to the way Latin was taught in schools during the Renaissance period. Even now, people believe that it is necessary to translate, learn grammar rules and do written exercises in order to learn the oral aspects of a foreign language. However, linguist and philospher, Claude Germain, argues that this is not the case.
This weekend you can celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with French erotica and/or breakneck dancing, or check out at Belgian theater company performing the works of a French author. Who says Chicago ain’t a global city?