In our French program, students engage in a variety of informal activities outside
of the classroom. Each semester, such activities provide a setting that fosters
a sense of community and helps students use their knowledge of the language.
Modern Language Forum
Pi Delta Phi
French Honor Society
Students learning French can practice their speaking skills by attending a Pause-café
(coffee break) meeting. Conversation focuses on topics such as popular music, political
and social events in francophone countries, and nuances of the French language itself.
Native speakers often attend and help to lead the discussions. Pause-cafés are organized
by the professors, and students receive credit for participating.
Poésie et Chocolat (Poetry and Chocolate)
During Spring Term the French Club and Department of French sponsor an evening of
French poetry readings, accompanied by a chocolate fondue fountain with great dippers
(pound cake, fresh strawberries, and more). Bring a poem or write your own to share.
Soirée de Cinéma (French Movie Nights)
The Department of Modern Languages shows French movies with English subtitles throughout
the academic year.