Oklahoma, French Educators Reach Agreement On Language Exchange

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 9:39 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- State education officials say a new agreement between educators in Oklahoma and France will provide opportunities in both areas to cultivate language learning studies.

State Superintendent Sandy Garrett, French Deputy Ambassador Francois Rivasseau and Marie-Daniele Campion, the recteur of an academy in the Picardie region of France, signed the three-year agreement Tuesday.

Garrett says the agreement will boost exchange opportunities for students, enhance teacher training and offer education enhancements in both countries.

Ten students from Tulsa's Eisenhower International School will travel to France in April as a part of a three-week program during which they will learn at least half of their coursework in French or Spanish. Rivasseau calls that group, quote, "our future ambassadors."

Garrett says Oklahoma has similar agreements with Great Britain and China.