Esprit fran├žais: 2015 - 2016

Esprit français is an initiative for all Valpo French students.  Participation in the program is integrated into all French courses, providing great opportunities for French students to use the language on a regular basis outside class while building closer connections with native speakers and fellow French students in the program.  En plus, c’est amusant!  Esprit archive: 2014-2015 

Fête d'ouverture - Sept. 4

Foire aux fromages - April 16

Career Paths in French - Nov. 7

French@Valpo - Oct. 1

A haute voix - April 9
Fête d'ouverture Foire aux fromages Career Paths in French French@Valpo A haute voix


Automne 2015

Fête d'ouverture: Bienvenue!
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5:30 - 7 pm
German House picnic area
Open House for French students

French @ Valpo

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6 - 7 pm, LRC
Learn about career paths, study abroad options, and other French opportunities on campus and beyond. There will be food!

Bûche de Noël

December 7 

Printemps 2016

Soirée des jeux -- Game Night
Monday, January 25, 7 - 8 pm, LRC
Pictionary en français?  Come join LRC Language Partner Jordan Aidoud and other French speakers for an informal board-game session!

Mardi Gras
Tuesday, February 9, 5:30 pm, LRC
La tradition du Carnaval... Come discover Mardi Gras traditions, make some masks, eat Galette des rois, do a little dancing, perhaps have your fortune told???

Writer: Nathalie Handal 
Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 pm, VUCA Duesenberg Hall
Nathalie Handal is a French-American poet and playwright born in Haiti to a Palestinian family who now splits her time between Paris and New York.  She has published award-winning poetry and has worked on over 20 theatrical productions as playwright, director, or producer.

French Film: Dans la maison (2012)
Friday, February 19, 7 pm, Neils 234
A teenager insinuates himself into another student's house and writes about it for a class. His teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work but the teen's intrusion unleashes a series of uncontrollable events.  A dinner à la française is available in Founder's Table before the film-just $9, payable with your meal card.

Foire aux Fromages
Monday, March 30, 6 pm, LRC 
Our annual tribute to French cheese!  Come taste a variety of cheeses and judge which you like best!

French "Trivia" Night 
Early Apri, date TBA 
Audience participation in this fun, low-pressure event!  You'll be part of a team answering questions about France and Francophone countries and current events.  Des prix à gagner!!!

A haute voix -- Readings in French
Tuesday, April 19, VUCA Duesenberg Hall
Come see your classmates perform in excerpts from Moliere's Les Précieuses ridicules.  And be ready to read, recite, sing, or otherwise perform your favorite French text or song.  A chance to share what you love!