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


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!


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!