Indiana University Bloomington
Department of French and Italian

French Club

The French Club welcomes all those interested in speaking French and in learning about French and Francophone cultures. The core members of this club live in the Global Village Living-Learning Center, a dorm in Foster quad that houses international students, American students interested in international issues and in other cultures, and members of other language houses (Spanish, German, Japanese, and Russian). However, all members of the IU-Bloomington community are welcome to participate in French Club activities—you do not have to live in the Global Village to get involved.

Activities

Join the French Club for conversation nights, film nights, and cultural activities this semester.

View the club events flyer, or check out all FRIT events on our calendar.

If you'd like more information about the French Club and its activities, send your questions by e-mail to the coordinator, Alisha Reaves.

French Conversation Table

Almost every week, students of all levels, faculty and staff are welcome to attend French Table. All are invited to meet in this relaxed setting to speak French. Refreshments provided. All meetings will be held in Ballantine 004 at 6pm, and the dates for Fall 2014 are Thursday, September 4; Monday, September 15; Monday, September 29; Monday, October 13; Monday, November 10; Monday, December 1.

Film Nights

Several times a semester, the French Club shows a film by a francophone director. These films are subtitled in English and are free and open to all.

  • Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm in SE 140: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (1979)
  • Thursday, October 9th at 7pm in SE 105: TAXI (1998)
  • Wednesday, October 29th at 7pm in BH 013: POUR ELLE (2008)
  • Thursday, November 20th at 7pm in SE 105: LA TOTALE! (1991)

View the film series flyer

Talent Show

Have you ever dreamed of acting in French? Singing that song you wrote in French? What about reading that French poem of your own? Our annual French talent show gives you the opportunity to let your creativity shine!

Social Networking

Check out our blog, where we report and reflect on French Club events, provide movie and book reviews, and more. We are also on Facebook.

Other Cultural Events

French Club hosts various cultural events throughout the year, like last fall's Pétanque games in Dunn Meadow (see IDS news article) and the ever-popular evening of Danse Bretonne. Check back here or on the FRIT events calendar for more information.