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

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Printemps 2020

Goûter Conversation Hour, hosted by the Cercle français

Dates to be announced in early spring!
Enjoy some French conversation, along with a snack.  All French speakers of all levels are welcome!

Film: L’Atelier

Friday, Jan. 24, 7 pm, Neils Science Center 234
Part of the International Film Festival

Global Kahoot!

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:30, Union, Brown and Gold
Team Trivia on World Languages and Cultures

Foire aux fromages

Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30 pm, LRC
Cheese festival — an annual tradition!

Humanities in 5

Wednesday, March 18, 5:30 pm


Wednesday, April 8, 5:30 pm
World language alumni share their career path

Fête du théâtre et A haute voix

Thursday, April 9, 5:30 pm

Students perform a play and celebrate the spoken word en français


Automne 2019

Goûter Conversation Hour, hosted by the Cercle français

Monday, Sept. 2, LRC, 5 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 24, LRC, 5 pm
Monday, Oct. 7, LRC, 5 pm
Monday, Nov.18, LRC, 5 pm
Enjoy some French conversation, along with a snack.  All French speakers of all levels are welcome!

Fête d’ouverture

Wednesday, August 28, 5:30 – 7 pm, German House
Open House for French students. There will be food!


Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7 – 8 pm, LRC
Learn all about the French major, minor, and more. Dessert provided. 

World Language Speakathon

Friday, Sept. 20, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm, Library, Community Room
Join the équipe française in this new conversation competition!

Picture Night: France

Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 – 7 pm, LRC
Students returning from study abroad select just 3 photos to share their story from their time in France.

Meet our Exchange Students

Monday, Oct. 21, 6 – 7 pm, LRC
Panel discussion with students from France

National French Week

November 4 – 8
Stay tuned for a special activity organized by your French classmates

French Bûche de Noël

Tuesday, Dec. 2, evening (time TBA), LRC
Bake a traditional French bûche de Noël


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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!