FRENCH CULTURE SERIES
FALL SEMESTER, 2013
Join us to learn outside of the classroom
in casually fun, yet academically stimulating settings.
La Causerie Française
7-9pm • Most Thursday Nights • O'Connel's CSB
Casual conversation, games, activities, and surprise events.
Fall Film Series
Quad 346 • 7:15pm
On the theme of immigration, students will explore
new aspects of French and Francophone cultures.
23 October • Bienvenue chez les ch'tis
19 November • Monsieur Lazhar
5 December • Stupeur et tremblements
18 September 6pm • Luetmer Lounge CSB
Enjoy a French potluck!
C'est le cirque!
19 October • SJU
A night at the circus! Watch a film on Cirque du Soleil, dine at the Reef,
and end the evening attending Rhythmic Circus at 8pm.
31 October • Gorecki Gallery Lounge, BAC, CSB • 6-8pm
The Department of Languages and Cultures invites all students
to a multi-lingual Halloween Open Mic Night! All students welcome.
Costume contest! Tricks and treats provided.
Karen Erickson, Chair, Languages & Cultures
Office: Quad 255B
Phone: (320) 363-3074
11 Top Reasons To Take French
- Be understood in 43 countries across five continents and by over 200 million people.
- Knowing French makes you more competitive in the national and international job market in disciplines like business, medicine, aviation, law, automotive, distribution and luxury goods.
- As the third most common language on the Internet, you can connect with pen pals, visit foreign websites and find exchange student opportunities.
- You will develop your critical, creative thinking and problem solving skills. French also provides the base for more than 50% of the modern English vocabulary, which can help you perform better on standardized tests.
- Open the doors to art, music, fashion, food, architecture and literature.
- Learning French helps you learn other Romance languages like Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian.
- Enhance your travel experiences while discovering a new appreciation for other cultures in countries like: France, Canada, Switzerland Monaco and many African nations [as well as in the Caribbean, Pacific Islands and Indian Ocean territories].
- Use French to pursue studies [or service work] in francophone countries.
- French is a soft, melodious, romantic language with a relatively quick learning curve.
- Promote language diversity throughout the world.
- French is an official working language of the UN, NATO, UNESCO, the International Olympic Committee, the European Union, the International Red Cross and much more!
(From American Association of Teachers of French: www.theworldspeaksfrench.org/reasons.html)