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. Dr. Audrey Dobrenn directs the French Club and the coordinator is Jamie Root.
Join the French Club for conversation nights, film nights, and cultural activities this semester.
Schedule of Activities
French Conversation Table
Almost every week, students of all levels, faculty and staff are welcome to attend French Table. All residents of the Bloomington community are invited to meet in this relaxed setting to speak French. Refreshments provided. All meetings will be held in Ballantine 004 (February 4 meeting in BH 321) at 5pm, and the dates for Spring 2014 are January 28; February 4 (in BH 321), 18, 25; March 11, 25; April 8, 15, 22.
Several times a semester, the French Club shows a film by a francophone director. These films are subtitled in English and are free to the public. The films are shown in Woodburn 101 at 7pm and include:
- Jan 29 - Rien à déclarer
- Feb 12 - Starbuck
- Feb 27 - Indochine
- Apr 9 - Rue cases-nègres
The combined French Club and Circolo Italiano Mardi Gras/Carnevale event is Tuesday, March 4, 6:30-8:00pm in BH 008.
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! This year's show will be Friday, April 18 in Rawles 100. Information forthcoming about how register.
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.
If you wish more information about the French Club and its activities, send your questions by e-mail to the coordinator, Jamie Root.