The Early College Experience program offers concurrent enrollment to some 300 students at 23 high schools scattered across the state. Students taking their fifth and sixth years of French receive high school credit, but they also receive credit for FREN 267 and 268 at UConn, or at whatever University they eventually choose. Last year, eighty of these students chose UConn.
Every Fall, eight high schools send teams of their students to participate in conversation groups with Graduate Assistants in our program, and in a Quiz Bowl on French and Francophone culture. Every Spring, the fifty-five teachers in the program gather for a one-day workshop on teaching methodology and curriculum.