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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what times French TV is broadcast.
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).
- Tennessee Bob's French Links
- About.com:Good source for French vocab, grammar, cultural facts, recipes, etc. Can get daily or weekly updates via email….
- Radio France Internationale:this is a direct link to a newscast specifically designed for French students, "Le journal en français facile." There are other French activities for students on this site as well.
- BBC languages:Lots of free practice activities for students.
- YOUTUBE: http://youtube.fr or http://youtube.ca or justhttp://youtube.com All have videos in French by French and Francophone artists.
- MSN in French
- Yahoo in French
- Radio Canada:(in French)
- Emissions de radio et télévision en français:site with links to many TV, radio shows in French from various countries and regions (including the USA!)
- Emission le grand journal de canal+:French TV station news (also TV shows, etc)
- Journal de france 2:French TV station news (also TV shows, etc)
- TV5 Canada
- TV5 Le monde
- ARTE: European public-service TV station. Many articles and video clips available online.
- CanalPlus: French TV station. Many, many clips. Notable = "le zapping", which is a wrap-up of news played everyday on various other stations.
- FranceInter: French news/culture site with articles, video, radio broadcasts and podcasts. Check out "Le fou du roi" and "Le masque et la plume".
- French radio and television archives
- BBC Afrique
- Belgian newspaper Le Soir
- Belgian radio
- Quebec newspaper Le Devoir
- Quebec radio
- Algerian newspaper Le journal d'Algérie
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: podcastdirectory.com: plug in the name of the country or subject you are interested in.
French Restaurants in Chicago:
Good student fares: www.statravel.com.... And many other sites.
QUESTIONS? ASK YOUR FRENCH TEACHER!