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 fall semester are below.
|September 11||Dr. De Vries|
|September 25||Dr. Vos-Camy|
|October 9||Dr. De Vries|
|October 23 (in Commons Annex Lecture Hall)||
|November 6||Claude-Marie Vos
Calvin French Professor Emerita
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 fall semester 2013 are below.
|Monday||September 9||Wednesday||October 23|
|Tuesday||September 17||Thursday||October 31|
|Wednesday||September 25||Monday||November 4|
|Thursday||October 3||Tuesday||November 12|
|Monday||October 7||Wednesday||November 20|
|Tuesday||October 15||Thursday||December 5|
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 4 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 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.
The Fall Film Festival 2013 begins soon! Click here for dates and films shown.