Jean-Pierre Karegeye



Jean-Pierre holds a PhD in French from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Social Ethics from Santa Clara University. The primary focus of his teaching and research includes French Language, French & Francophone literature in dialogue with other disciplines and studies such as Philosophy and Theology. Jean-Pierre believes that each new language is a door that opens borders. Teaching and speaking several languages allow him to inhabit a larger world. With his students, he likes to explore the cultures and history of the French-speaking world from the Caribbean to Africa, Quebec, Belgium, Switzerland and France – all are part of our life and places of reflection. When he’s not busy teaching, Jean-Pierre enjoys walking, spending time with his family and cooking. He also loves watching soccer games!

Classes Recently Taught

A2-1 | Advanced Beginner Conversation for Seniors

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 20, 2022, and February 24, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

If you are over 60 years old and would like to learn French with people of common age and interests, this new class will allow you to acquire linguistic knowledge while focusing on cultural aspects of France, its architecture and History, Customs and Traditions.

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C1-1+ | Débat d'idées!

Sessions starting January 18, 2022, and February 22, 2022 90 minutes/week for 5 weeks

Join the verbal arena and come sharpen your analytical and oratory skills the French way!

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B2-4/C1-1 | Literature: Petit Pays: quête d'identité, souvenirs d'enfance et exil

Starting January 18, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Join Jean-Pierre to improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing Faye's Petit Pays.

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B1 | Intermediate Conversation

Sessions starting January 12, 2022, and February 16, 2022 90 mins per week for 5 weeks

With an emphasis on conversation, multimedia resources and current events, this course will get you on your way to being a sparkling conversationalist (and improve your grammar too!)

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