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 (unless otherwise noted). Students are encouraged to help out or to organize the chapels themselves. Dates for the spring semester 2014 are below.
|February 12||Prof. Selles and Lucas da Silva|
|February 26||Claude-Marie Vos|
|March 12||Jonathan Crow|
|April 9||Prof. De Vries|
|April 23||Claude-Marie Vos|
|May 7||Prof. Vos-Camy|
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 or French assistant and fellow students. Dates for spring semester 2014 are below.
|Tuesday||February 18||Thursday||April 10|
|Wednesday||February 26||Monday||April 14|
|Thursday||March 6||Tuesday||April 22|
|Monday||March 10||Thursday||May 1|
|Tuesday||March 18||Monday||May 5|
|Wednesday||April 2||Tuesday||May 13|
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. This fall, the Christmas party will take place on Wednesday, December 3 2014 from 4-5 p.m. in the Meeter Center Lecture Hall. 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 will be held on May 23, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. at Chérie Inn.
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