The Esprit français cultural series is a way for all Valpo French students to connect with one another and with native speakers on campus.

Archive: 2017-2018, 2016-2017

2018-2019

Printemps

 

Goûter Conversation Hour, hosted by the Cercle français

Jan. 22, 5 – 6 pm, LRC
Enjoy some French conversation, along with a snack.  All French speakers of all levels are welcome!


Faire la fête: Soirée crêpes, Holiday Edition

Jan. 31, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, LRC
You may know la Chandeleur, but what about other French holidays?


Love Out Loud: Love Poems Across Languages

Feb. 13, 6 pm, Duesenberg, VUCA
International poetry-reading event


Film: Jeannette, l’enfance de Jeanne d’Arc

Feb. 22, 7 pm, Neils Science Center 234
Part of the International Film Festival


Foire aux fromages

March 20, 6 pm, LRC
Cheese-tasting — an annual tradition!


Valpo@World

April 6, 5:30 pm, Union Brown & Gold room
Language alum talk about their career paths


Fête du théâtre et A haute voix

April 11, 5:30 pm, Duesenberg, VUCA
Students perform a play and celebrate the spoken word en français


Automne

 

Goûter Conversation Hour, hosted by the Cercle français

Select Tuesday, 5 – 6 pm, LRC
Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Nov. 27
Enjoy some French conversation, along with a snack.  All French speakers of all levels are welcome!


Fête d’ouverture

Aug. 29, 5:30 – 7 pm, German House
Open House for French students. There will be food!


French@Valpo

Sept. 18, 7 – 8 pm, LRC
Learn all about the French major, minor, and more. Dessert provided!


French Perspectives on Living and Studying in the US

Oct. 18, 7 – 8 pm, LRC
Hear from exchange students from France in a panel discussion


Lecture by Dr. Charles Rearick (University of Massachusetts-Amherst): “The French in the Great War: Ordinary Heroes in Myth and Memory”

Nov. 8, 7 pm, Christopher Center, room 205
Free admission to campus community and public
As part of “Armistice Day Week” events, Dr. Rearick will offer a lecture on his research into representations of the Great War in French popular culture.


Bûche de Noël

Dec. 3 (details TBA)

 

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fr_openhousefr_crepesParticipation in Esprit français 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!