Calendar

Wisconsin Events with a Francophone Flavor

January, 2003

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

Thursday mornings, Milwaukee. Table Française. 11:30 - 1:30 a.m. UWM, Curtin Hall, room 766, For information: 414.229.4382.

Sunday evenings, Milwaukee. Le "happy hour" franco: la nouvelle façon de socialiser en français à Milwaukee! Le dimanche, 16h-19pm au Trocadero (1758 N. Water street). renseignements: francomilwaukee@yahoo.com ou par téléphone à Brett (414) 390-0588 ou à Anne-José (414) 526-1135.

Bonne Année 2003 !


SE Wisconsin French Teachers see February 8 SWAAF meeting below. Register now.


Milwaukee Alliance Française. Classes start January 6, 2003. The course catalog for the Winter Session 2003 at the Alliance Française de Milwaukee has arrived. You may log on to the Alliance website at http://www.afmilwaukee.org then click on "course schedule" to view it. An extensive array of course levels and special classes is available. Call 414/ 964 3855 for more information about Alliance programs.


Spring course at UW-Madison: Current Issues in Methods: What Does Technology Contribute?
French/Italian 821 (Open to all languages; taught in English)
Professor Sally Magnan
732 Van Hise, ssmagnan@wisc.edu

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm, 383 Van Hise, UW-Madison campus
Variable credit 1-3. 1 cr. option meets Jan 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, May 8; 2-3 cr. options meet weekly, some online; participants develop a personal project for their classroom use. To register as a special student, consult http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/students/univspec.htm

Audience: (a) secondary teachers who wish to integrate technology more in their courses and who may need to write proposals for funding in order to do so; (b) graduate students/teaching assistants who want to understand current debates in foreign language teaching, especially with regard to technology.

The course will begin with the National Foreign Language Standards and their Wisconsin counterpart. It will be organized around current methodological questions and, in each case, will investigate how technology contributes to the debate. Discussion will focus on both the positive potential for new technologies to respond to pedagogical issues, and, on possible negative influences that technological advances might have on how languages are taught and learned.

Technology components to be considered include: CALL drill, CD Roms, DVDs, video, powerpoint, Web, wireless Web, MOOS, online chat, foreign TV, video conferencing, writing software (peer online writing, correction, dictionaries, translators, email), songs.

Questions to be considered include:
What are the National Foreign Language Standards and how do they affect our teaching?
What is authentic language? Can students understand it?.
Do visual support, collaboration, mediation facilitate learning to speak?
Can virtual environments provide entries into target cultures?
What processes enable writing?
How can we help students develop multiple literacies?


Thursday, January 9, Milwaukee. Nouvelle Conversation Francaise, 11:30 a.m. Panera Bread, 1400 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon. Questions? contact Kathy at 262.375.9654.

Friday, January 10, Milwaukee. The Bungler, by Molière. Modern-day New Orleans is the setting for this classic French comedy. 8 p.m. Boulevard Ensemble Theatre, 2252 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 414.744.5757, www.boulevardtheatre.com. $18.

Saturday, January 11, Milwaukee. The Bungler, by Molière. Modern-day New Orleans is the setting for this classic French comedy. 3 p.m. Boulevard Ensemble Theatre, 2252 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 414.744.5757, www.boulevardtheatre.com. $16.

Saturday, January 11, Milwaukee from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at the Alliance Française centre. Le Français des Relations Professionnelles. Cost is $39.00 for AF members and $45.00 for non-members. This short course is for those who would like to become proficient in the modes of communication used when conducting business in French. Intermediate to advanced level. Please, call to register: 414/964-3855. email: schooldirector@afmilwaukee.org. http://www.afmilwaukee.org

Saturday, January 11th, Milwaukee Kevin Soucie sings French songs at Jacques’ French Café 1101 So. 2nd Street, Milwaukee 7:30 pm

Sunday, January 12, Milwaukee. The Bungler, by Molière. Modern-day New Orleans is the setting for this classic French comedy. 7:30 p.m. Boulevard Ensemble Theatre, 2252 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 414.744.5757, www.boulevardtheatre.com. $16.

Saturday, January 18th, Milwaukee Kevin Soucie sings French songs at Jacques’ French Café 1101 So. 2nd Street, Milwaukee 7:30 pm

Friday, January 24, UW Milwaukee French Film: -- 7pm & 9pm $4 Discount, $5 General Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26 -- 5pm, 7pm & 9pm. In Praise of Love (Eloge de l'amour) (Jean-Luc Godard, France, French w/Eng. St., 35mm).This mesmerizing and lyrical meditation on love and human consciousness is Jean-Luc Godard's masterful return to form, emotion, and Paris. Realized in two sections, the first, shot in luxuriant black-and-white 35mm film, centers on a director involved in a project dealing with the four stages of a love affair; the second segment, shot in vibrantly saturated color-digital video, follows the director to the house of an elderly couple, former Resistance fighters from World War II, who are negotiating the sale of their life story to Hollywood producers.

Wednesday and Thursday, January 29 & 30, UW-Milwaukee French Film: -- 8pm. Contempt (Le Mépris) (Jean-Luc Godard, France / Italy, 102min, French w/Eng. st., 35mm Cinemascope, 1963)$4 Discount, $5 General. Godard's legendary Cinemascope classic stars the mesmerizing Brigitte Bardot as a woman who develops an overwhelming contempt for her husband (Michel Piccoli), a screenwriter on the film version of The Odyssey, and is caught between director Fritz Lang and a vulgar American producer (Jack Palance).

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 February, March


WINTER 2003 SWAAF MEETING
Saturday, February 8, 2003, 9AM- 12PM 
CARROLL COLLEGE, WAUKESHA
Board Room, Campus Center
Directions to Carroll College: For maps go to: www2.cc.edu/visitors/visitors_directions.html
From Milwaukee: Take I-94 west. Proceed past the Hwy 18 Waukesha exit. Exit on Hwy 164, turn left going south. 
At Moreland Boulevard, do not follow Hwy 164. Cross Moreland Boulevard and continue south on Hwy 18 (North Street) 
to Barstow Street, which is 2.5 miles south of I-94. Turn left on Barstow Street, which dead-ends on College Avenue. 
Turn left.  Drive one block, crossing East Avenue. The Campus Center is on your left on East College Avenue. 
From Madison: Take I-94 east and exit on Hwy 164, turn right going south.  Then follow directions from Milwaukee
CARNAVAL SUR LE QUÉBEC

Bonjour et Bonne Année à  toutes et à tous!

Mahdi Hamadi will host the Winter SWAAF meeting at Carroll College. Merci, Mahdi!
The meeting promises to be as full of fun and information as Ann Line's presentation on 

Trois québécois, Guy Dayen, Josée Cordeau and Anne-José Villeneuve, présenteront un programme en trois volets:
		Le carnival de Québec
			Les contes traditionnels québécois
				"La petite vie": une parodie du people québécois 

Before their presentation, we will view a 50-minute video entitled "When Wisconsin was New France," 
which illustrates beautifully the historical connections of Wisconsin's Native Americans with the 
French-speakers in Québec. This recent video was produced by the Wisconsin Historical Society and would
be of interest to high school and college students as well as teachers. A short part of our meeting 
will be devoted to business and future SWAAF activities.

RSVP-FEBRUARY 8, 2003 MEETING

Your name:_____________________________________

Your school:___________________________________

Preferred mailing address:___________________________

Phone:_____________________	 	E-mail_____________________


1.  Will you be able to attend the meeting on February 8, 2003? 



2.  Do you have Québec-related activities you could share?




Please RSVP to: 

Gabrielle Verdier
Dept. of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI  53201
Tel: (414) 229-2512
Fax: (414) 229-2939
verdier@uwm.edu   

OR
Mahdi Hamadi
Carroll College
Modern Languages and Literature
100 N. East Ave.
Waukesha, WI  53186
hamadi@execpc.com



UW--Milwaukee French Film Festival: February 14 – March 2


"National Foreign Language Week" - - March 3-9, 2003 The dates and themes for National Foreign Language Week are determined annually by Alpha Mu Gamma National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society. National Foreign Language Week will be celebrated March 3-9, 2003. The theme for the year 2003 poster is:"Make Friends - Peace Follows" For more information contact the following: Alpha Mu Gamma National 855 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029-3500 Tel: (323) 644-9752 Fax: (323) 644-9752 http://citywww.lacc.cc.ca.us/activities/honor/amg/nflw.htm or e-mail at: amgnat@citymail.lacc.cc.ca.us


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.


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