| |May 20th Sadness
We at FALC are very sad over the loss of life and destruction of people’s
lives from this May 20th Tornado. We wish the family’s affected all the
comfort and love and a quick recovery from this. Please keep them
and all the people involved with rescue and recovery efforts in your
| |KONY 2012 Update
Kony 2012: Invisible Children reflects one
I don't know if you have seen this powerful video about a man
named Kony who has been terrorizing central Africa for 25 years, but
please take a moment to watch and learn about him.
| |The Well Project
The 'Well Project' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, helps those people who are refugees to raise above the conflict there. We are very proud to support their work, like the Muyisa Orphanage.
Muyisa Orphanage is located in the DRC and you can help by contacting, The Well Project, at phone number 405-603-4676 or email: email@example.com
To learn more about The Well Project, visit their website at: http://www.nbint.org/thewell.html
| |Our Mission
FALC makes improving understanding between people of different cultures our mission. Our motto, "Life Doesn't Have Borders," makes it clear why we have chosen this mission. If you think FALC is getting the job done, then please give us a shout out by texting to number 244326 and putting, FALC, at the very beginning of your message to us. Thank you for your helpful comments ahead of time.
| |More on Adoption
We at FALC believe in adoption and James and Yolande are proud to say we are adopting our 8 year old foster daughter, we have foster parented her for 6 months now. It has been a real blessing to our entire family and the decision to adopt made easy as we bring our foster daughter into our family formally and permanently for the New Year 2012.
Are you trying to adopt children from another country and need French or African language services? Or maybe your child is from Africa and you want to understand the culture of their native country? You may need to translate several documents into their native language or from their native language to English. FALC can do all these services quickly and accurately for you. We are ready to transcribe birth records, or other official documents, and provide translation services between you and your adaptive child or their native country. Let us be the bridge to your successful adoption story. Because life doesn’t have borders.
| |2013 is going along gang busters!
Yolande’ s partnership is going extremely well with Norman Public Schools, NPS, where she is teaching full time at the brand new, Ronald Reagan Elementary.
Because Life Doesn’t Have Borders.
We are half way through our first year at Reagan Elementary. The kids are learning French very well and continue to impress visitors to the school. Yolande hopes to continue into the second year as the kids move through the grade levels.
Yolande will continue FALC’s mission during the day at NPS and after school at FALC’s campus or selected locations in the OKC metro area. Yea, Yolande has contracted for an after school program in OKC and will be starting that this spring.
Yolande enjoys working with special needs children who are NPS students. She also has worked with special needs children as a substitute teacher from time to time over the last several years.
Her skills as an interpreter and translator have also been of service to NPS several times for English as a Second Language, ESL, students.
| |After School Programs for Kids Important
This article by The Norman Transcript tells about an important resource for parents. It is the local Afterschool Program and is necessary for many working parents. FALC provides cultural classes for afterschool programs as one of our many programs. If you need cultural classes, language classes, or dance classes, for an afterschool program contact us for more information.
| |Are So So Translations Really Good Enough?
Canadian Police Pays $3000 per day for Relying on Google Translate
To read more: http://www.articlesbase.com/international-business-articles/canadian-police-pays-3000-per-day-for-relying-on-google-translate-2994095.html#ixzz1NBR6Ifqg
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If you or your business need accurate and reliable translations we at FALC will do them for you.
| |Don't let this happen to you.
In the story the URL link below takes you to a couple did not know they were being tricked and abused in the local language by a native of the country they were visiting. FALC will give you confidence in what you are hearing and make your travel more fun and profitable.
| |Be my Valentine has no boundaries.
The title of this happening story is a play on FALC's moto "Life Dosen't Have Borders" and goes to show people travel and find life everywhere. To expand your life learn another language and go use it to grow and enrich your life to.
| |Norman OK, A Great Place to Live and Work
I live and work in Norman Oklahoma and it is a very nice place to live and work. We are not perfect here, no community is, but we enjoy everything talked about in the newspaper article the URL leads you to and much much more. FALC is proud to be a member of the Norman Oklahoma community and we are able to serve our local community here and all across our great nation of America.
| |NPR Congo Story
National Public Radio, our local NPR station is KGOU transmitting at 106.3 FM, did a series of stories about Yolande's native country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC. Here is a link to the stories so you can also listen and see some of their reporter’s visit. The DRC has so much culture and mystery that the NPR stories are just a beginning to understanding of this African nation. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129176374&jump=1
| |Serge Ibaka
Here is a very nice story about our Thunder student, Serge Ibaka, who we are very proud of. Many in Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo are proud.
| |FALC in the news
Hurray, Yolande's FALC story can be seen in the June 21st 2008 Norman Transcript! The story can found at this link:
The French & African Language & Culture Center (FALC) offers foreign language and culture instruction for students of all ages and skill levels. We provide educational services by teaching languages and explaining cultures, interpreting services, and translating documents. It is where one finds the answer not only to communicate with a population of another country where English is not the first language, but also have the phrase to approach and welcome Immigrants and visitors coming to the United States of America and vice versa.
"The Fun and Easy Way"
- Specializing in: Teaching Languages, Translation and Interpreting services
- Languages: English as a second language, French, Kikongo, Kimbala, Kipindi, Lingala, Swahili
- Culture: Cuisine, Couture-Attire, Hair Braiding, Music, Dance, and Story telling
- The resettling of out of state employees to Oklahoma for corporate clients. We specialize in international employees whose first language may not be English.
- Offers lessons in private or small groups.
- Makes learning a relaxed, rewarding and fun experience.
- Welcomes students of all ages and all skill levels.
- Tailors the training to your schedule.
- Is centrally located in Norman, Oklahoma.
- Is affordable. Call us for a competitive quote.
Tailored to your schedule
The French & African Language & Culture Center offers a flexible schedule of group and individual classes including:
- Groups of adults or children classes during the day or evening.
- Private lessons in your home.
- Children's French programs before and after school.
- Corporate training at your site.
- Other arrangements that work best for you. Call us to match your preferences and for more information. Do not hesitate to inform us of any accommodation.
The French & African Language & Culture Center
The fact that we all interact with different people from all over the World, we all need the FALC. Educational institutions, social services, churches, health services, legal services, and families all have reasons to work with the French & African Language & Culture Center (FALC) for tutoring, interpreting, translating, explaining and exchanging different ideas, cultures, and their different ways of living.
Is it not true that it makes life easier when you can communicate with anybody from every where? Is not true that Languages and Cultures are the primary key to understand each other?
FALC provides teaching programs for any level and for every one; languages lessons, and many features of cultures for kids, teenagers and adults.
We make sure that every single second spent at the FALC counts and our customers step out with a lesson clear to use right away. After learning a specific foreign language our customer should be able to communicate in a foreign country. Knowing how to talk to people is very important. Especially when visiting overseas.
We are located at:
French & African Language & Culture Center
100 Alameda Plaza
Norman, OK 73071-2158