Wisconsin Events with a Francophone Flavor

August, 2002

[Franco Wisconsin Map image] Throughout the month For a list of French movies available on US television during the month of September see le site web du service culturel de l'ambassade de France

Wednesday, July 31st, 2002, Milwaukee. Casse-croûte français - Informal discussion in French. 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. at the Alliance Française (414) 964-3855.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2002, Milwaukee. French Table - Informal discussion in French. 8:00p.m. – 9:30p.m. Schwartz Bookshop Café, 4093 N. Oakland Ave. (414) 964-3855.

Friday - Thursday, August 2nd - 8th, 2002, Milwaukee. "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" (1946) - In French with English subtitles. 93 minutes. This masterpiece by the poet of cinema, Jean Cocteau, has enchanted audiences for more than fifty years with its surreal beauty and magical special effects. Josette Day and Jean Marais shine in the definitive filmed version of the classic romantic tale, which has come to supplant the original fable in the modern imagination. The film, which inspired the later TV series, animated feature and Broadway musical, has also been a recurring favorite on the critics' '25 Best' lists. Playing at the Times Cinema, 5906 W. Vliet Street. Showings are at 7:00p.m. & 9:00p.m. M-F, and 3:30p.m., 7:00p.m. & 9:00p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $4.00 each. For more information, call (414) 453-2436.

Monday, August 5th, 2002, Milwaukee. Start of Summer Session II Children’s Classes at the Alliance Française de Milwaukee, 1800 E. Capitol Drive. For a complete list of classes visit:, call (414) 964-3855 or e-mail at

Summer Language Institutes for Teachers

August 5-7 at UW-Eau Claire

These institutes offer language teachers the opportunity to reflect on your own teaching and learn practical strategies to help your students develop language proficiency.† Presenters are elementary and secondary language teachers involved with standards-based curriculum development and performance assessment.† They will share activities from their classrooms that provide opportunities for students to practice language in a variety of contexts.† Participants will design assessment and instruction to teach toward communication goals.

Registration fee to be determined - includes Wisconsin's new guide Planning Curriculum for Learning World Languages.† Lodging available.† Register at least ten days prior to the start of the institute.† For more information and registration form, contact:† Paul Sandrock (608-266-3079;

Tuesday, August 6th, 2002, Milwaukee. Table Française - French conversation at a restaurant in town. 11:30a.m. Call Micheline at (414) 332-6874 for reservations and directions.

Carthage College's summer language seminars

Now in our eighth year, Carthage College's summer language seminars help modern language teachers develop further their language and pedagogical skills, while earning credits that meet DPI license renewal requirements and could apply toward a Master of Education degree.

To learn more about our summer 2002 offerings, our distant learning options, and registration information, please visit our website at or call (262) 551-5770 or (800) 551-5343.

Through the month, Milwaukee. Cafe Bar Tabac Trocadero: kiosque with French and International newspapers and magazines
1758 Water Street (North of Brady, near Holton Bridge)
Tel: (414) 272-0205
Open Mon-Fri, 7 AM- 1 AM
Sat, 7 AM- 2 AM
Seats 100

For events in Chicago see the web page for the French Consulate in Chicago.

For other francophone events in the Midwest visit the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

If you have a Wisconsin event with a francophone flavor to anounce, send us the information in advance and we would be pleased to include it in the WFC calendar.

Looking ahead to September

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University of Wisconsin--Green Bay
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