Learning is a wonderful thing

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Learning never goes just one way, it is multi-directional as I am constantly reminded in my classes.

For example, on Wednesday morning, the members of the French class were presenting some works by Jean Cocteau and it was a feast of discovery.

Did you know that Jean Cocteau did not just direct and script amazing films, write novels and plays, but he was also a ceramicist, an artist, a designer and a ballet scripter (not sure what the correct English is for this)?

He painted the mural of a French church in London, in Leicester Square. Did you know there was a French church in London?

Have a look: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/biblianazar/revelacion_templarios/revelacion_templarios02aux.htm

He was part of the creators of the ballet “Parade” with Picasso, Satie, etc. An unusual 30 minutes ballet.

Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YejpJ4kMH_0&app=desktop

Someone in the class gave us a fantastic quote too:

“Le verbe aimer est difficile à conjuguer : son passé n’est pas simple, son présent n’est qu’indicatif, et son futur est toujours conditionnel.”

Thank you to all the Wednesday morning-ers for an instructive and pleasurable 2 hours!