Jersey Shore county offers French lessons

One popular vacation spot on the Jersey Shore is mounting a concerted effort to attract Quebecers.

Cape May County, south of Atlantic City, is inviting workers in its hospitality industry to take a special French course to learn how to greet and help visitors from La Belle Province.

The course is being run by a college professor and a transplanted Quebecer.

In addition to language, it will touch on some common Quebec interests, including hockey.

It will also discuss Quebecois customs. A key one for hospitality workers in New Jersey is tipping style. It seems that most Quebecers tip between 10 and 15 percent depending on quality of service whereas Americans tend to tip 20-percent across the board.

About nine-percent of all visitors to Cape May County are from Quebec.

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  1. CJ posted on 03/18/2014 03:28 PM
    Why????They would never extend the same courtesy here....
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