French Language Week in Malaysia

18 – 24 March 2013

The Museum Volunteers has own program for the French Language Week which is currently on-going in Malaysia.

Every morning from Monday 18th to Thursday 21st March (between 9.00 am to 12.30 pFrench language weekm), schools children from all over Malaysia who are studying French will be participating in a special programme being organised by the French speaking volunteers of MV.  At least 250 school children are expected to participate in this programme.  The volunteers will focus on five artifacts and the history and stories behind these will be explained to the students. This year, the focus will be on Hang Tuah, Flor de la Mar, Perak Man, tin and rubber.  In addition, the French embassy team has prepared games for the children.  The entire programme will be carried out in French.

On Thursday night, there is a special program called “Nuit au Musée” that is “Night at the Museum”.  The Ambassadors of embassies who participate in this French Language Week are invited to the museum together with the french speaking community. Guests will arrive at 7.00 pm and they will be served with drinks and finger food.  The visitors will then be entertained with a Silat demonstration and are encouraged to participate in the demonstration.  They will then be invited into Gallery B of the museum to attend a talk titled “La découverte de l’esprit malais au travers du Keris”.  After the talk, which will be conducted in French, visitors  are welcome to discuss with the guides present on the link between different traditional values and some chosen artifacts.

During these four intense days new graduates, who just graduated on 16th March 2013,   will have the opportunity to share their new knowledge as well as meet and handle their first visitors.  It is a fun packed week ahead!

For more events during the French Language Week, please visit http://flwmalaysia.com/calendar.php

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Author: Museum Volunteers, JMM

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