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Fall 2015

Soirée Crêpes At The Maison Française

Start of new academic year for all French students in all French classes. Though this doesn't count for co-curricular credit, it is recommended and it a lot of fun!

Friday, September 11
French house, 14th St. and Columbia

7:00 – 9:00pm

Hope College French Film Festival

Join us October 14- 15, and November 2- 3 for a series of contemporary French films being shown as part of the Hope College French Film Festival! All films are FREE and $4 for the general public, and include a post-screening discussion with members of the Hope faculty. Note that all films are in French, but will include English subtitles. Please view a minimum of one film; a second film will give you 5 extra credits or bonus points.

Wednesday, October 14,
Thursday, October 15
Granberg Library

Le Gamin au vélo- The Kid with a Bike – 6:00pm

Drama. Film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne- Belgium
Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends

Monday, November 2,
Tuesday, November 3
Granberg Library

The Round Up- La Rafle – 6:00pm

A 2010 French film directed by Roselyne Bosch and produced by Alain Goldman. Based on the true story of a young Jewish boy, the film depicts the Vel'd'Hiv Roundup (Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv), the mass arrest of Jews by French police who were Nazi accomplices in Paris in July 1942.
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*The Film Festival Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors that made this festival possible: Hope College Cultural Affairs Committee, the Office of Multicultural Life and International Education, the Office of Events and Conferences, the Phelps Scholars Program, as well as the departments of Modern and Classical Languages, Political Science, International Studies, and History.

Speakers Series

Wednesday, September 30
Study Abroad: Round table of returning students from French-speaking countries
MMC Auditorium 135
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 13
Fête Gourmande
Rotunda MMC
3:00 - 4:00 pm
+2 extra credit points

Wednesday, October 7
Student Research Paper Presentations

MMC Auditorium 135
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Images (International Student Show)
+5 extra credit points for participation in the show

Wednesday, October 21
Dr. Isabelle Cata, Professor of French, Grand Valley State U
"The Congolese Writer and Poet Kama Sywor Kamanda and the Quest for the Absolute"
MMC Auditorium 135
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Thursday, October 29
GPS Barbara Furtuna
They are from Corsica and build on their cultural base. Corsica is a French territory (with an Italian influence. You can see more about the performance at www.hope.edu/gps

Rencontres Françaises


For French 250 and upwards, beginning Sept. 8, practice French conversation every Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00pm at Lemonjello's Coffee (61 E. 9th Street). Immerse yourself in the French "café culture"...buy a cup of coffee, and join at a reserved table!
For French 101 to French 201, beginning Sept. 8, practice French conversation at the Kletz. There is no particular agenda or topic of discussion, just casual conversation in French.

*Note that while the Pause-Café does not count for co-curricular credit, any students currently enrolled in a French course can still receive 1 bonus point toward their course grade for each time they attend (up to 5 extra or bonus points)

FRENCH CINÉ-CLUB (voir les annonces sur le site français : http://www.hope.edu/academic/language/french/events.html)

Films from the French ciné-club (In French without English subtitles)  will also earn co-curricular credits.  For students from the F201 level and up.