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French Conversation Hour!

Gabriela De Golia ’13 a une invitation pour vous :

Come speak French tonight with members of French Hall! Music, snacks, and fun times will occur.

Date:   Today, jeudi, Feb. 17
Time:   8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place:  Nics Lounge

FRENCH HALL CONVERSATION HOUR

Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for! Mon amie Gabriela De Golia ’13 writes in about French Conversation Hour and features their awesome woodchuck mascot:

French Hall Mascots

Come join the members of French Hall this Thursday for some fun times and activities (all done en Français) at the first weekly conversation hour of the semester! Some food will be provided.
There is no need to speak French well – everyone is welcome to participate!
If you have any questions, contact Isaiah Sypher at isypher(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu.

À bientôt!

  • Date: Thursday, September 30th
  • Time: 7 – 8 PM
  • Place: French Hall (basement of Nicolson 7)

Dorky French videos with a twist

French in Action, the 52 episode soap-operaish French instructional video series with a cult following, can be found online here. My French TA freshman year told me that the main character Mireille, played by Valerie Allain, actually appears topless in one of the 52 episodes. I doubt that’s true, but go ahead and have a look anyway.
You can also find a few of the FIA videos as well as some other instructional material on the Wesleyan University Language Lab page.

Discussion on French politics today

Do you know little more about France than that it churns out lots of wine, cheese, and Airbus jets? Do you want to know more about the upcoming French elections? Well, you’re in luck. Maya Bery ’08 sends us this:

On Sunday, France goes to the polls to choose between Nicolas Sarkozy and Ségolène Royal. Two contenders. Arguments about immigrants, race, the EU, and the economy abound. He’s been accused of wanting to be like George Bush, she scored big points for looking hot in a bikini at age 53. It’s France, what else can you say?

Professor Nathanael Greene will talk about the election, its import to France, and why it matters for you.

Date: Thursday, May 3
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: Romance Languages Dept. (300 High St.)