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 for Fall 2013
French Conversation Table
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 at 6pm, and the dates for Fall 2013 are September 11 and 25; October 9 and 23; November 6 and 20; and December 4.
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 Rawles 100 at 7pm and include:
- Thurs, Sept 5 - Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis
- Thurs, Oct 3 - L'Arnacœur
- Wed, Oct 30 - Delicatessen
- Thurs Dec. 5 – La bûche, 7:30pm
The French Club is hosting a Game Night on September 19 at 7pm in Ballantine 004, as well as a Dessert night on October 17 at the same time and location.
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.