At the suggestion of Prof. Dunbar a new course in French was established at the beginning of the present college year, designed principally to be taken as an extra by men who could not possibly find room for a more extended French course, but who were not content with the knowledge of the language they had acquired before admission to college. This course is French V., being substituted for the one of the same name conducted last year by Mr. Bendelari. It requires no work outside of the classroom from those who take it, and the work done is highly interesting. The attendance on the course thus far has been excellent, and the work done we believe to be very successful. The course is certainly useful and we hope will be continued next year.
The suggestion therefore naturally arises, if a course in French of this character proves so useful, why a similar course can not be established by the German department. There are fully as many men doubtless who would profit by such a course in German as there are who profit by the one in French. There is no course now taught which can take its place, and there seems to be every reason why such a course should be begun, and why, when begun, it should succeed.