Getting involved in the French department
In addition to being the subject in the classroom, exposure to French language and culture exists in other contexts, as well. The French department makes available opportunities for students to use French and to be exposed to francophone cultural experiences in a variety of contexts.
French chapel meets on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Meeter Center Lecture Hall. Students are encouraged to help out or to organize the chapels themselves. Dates for the fall semester will be posted soon.
Pause Café is held from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. in "The Fish House" (lower level of Johnny's). Students take a break for French conversation with a French professor and fellow students. Dates for fall semester 2013 will be announced soon.
vdv=Prof. DeVries; jvc=Prof. Vos-Camy; os=Prof. Selles; ah=Prof. Haveman
Conversation groups are held on a weekly basis and are arranged in class.
The French connection
The French department’s newsletter for students, the French Connection, appears regularly throughout the school year and is available in the French department office.
To read the latest version online, click here.
The annual French Christmas party
Every year the French department organizes a Christmas party. Please join us for bûche de Noël and singing.
Calvin College subscribes to TV5, the international French-language television network. This channel is available on all televisions hooked up to the campus cable system on Channel 15. For program scheduling, see the TV5 website.
Senior Breakfast was held on May 17, 2013, at Chérie Inn. This year's "Outstanding Senior Award" was given to Sabrina Lee.
Sabrina Lee and Michael VanderMeer
both graduated with Honors in French
Honor's Theses Presentation
Students who will graduate from the French Department with Honors presented their Honors work in May 2013.
In the fall of 2012, we held our 8th annual French Film Festival. The theme this year was Father Figures. Click here to see the films we showed.
Stay tuned for the Fall Film Festival 2013! Dates and films to be announced soon.