French Activities and Links

French Conversation Hour:

Come speak French and meet other French students or UIC Francophiles. Everyone who speaks French at every level from 101 on up is welcome.

Contact Professor Elizabeth Weber ( to find out when the French Conversation hour will be held this semester. The conversation hour is held in the Language Oasis (GH 308) in the Sandi Port Language and Culture Learning Center. You don't have to be a current French student to come, so bring your French-speaking friends!

Interested in the French Club?

To get involved and receive emails about French Club activities (movies, dinners, other events), please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor John Ireland (

French TV on campus:

Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center in Grant Hall. Stop by the Language Oasis in GH 308 to watch French and Francophone TV or use the computer lab in GH 306 to look up French and Francophone websites and blogs. For more information on the many services this center has to offer, go to the LCLC website or send e-mail to to find out what times French TV is broadcast.

French films:

The UIC main library has lots of French and Francophone films. Ask your instructor for some suggestions, or just browse yourself.

Want to study French in France, Switzerland, West Africa?

Go to the UIC Study Abroad Office Website for information on financial aid and all current programs, or stop by the Study Abroad Office at 502 University Hall.

Links to French and Francophone fun:

Listening, reading practice, self-corrected exercises, more! **Be careful! Using on-line translators is considered cheating (See your French syllabus for information).

Newspapers, magazines, news sites:

Information, events in Chicago:

French films in Chicago, or try NetFlicks:


Note: Just like blogs in English, some may contain material potentially offensive to some readers, so be cautious.

Podcasts in French:

Note: Just like podcasts in English, some may contain material potentially offensive to some listeners, so be cautious.

Directory of French language podcasts: plug in the name of the country or subject you are interested in.

French Restaurants in Chicago:


Good student fares: And many other sites.