Calendar

Wisconsin Events with a Francophone Flavor

June, 2002

[Franco Wisconsin Map] 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

Week of June 2, Milwaukee. Triumph of Love – Film based on a play by Marivaux (shown in English.) Now playing at the Spector Theatres, River Point, 8617 North Port Washington Road. (414)352-4130.

Week of June 2, Milwaukee Festival in Cannes – Film playing at the Downer Theater, 2589 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee. (414) 276-8711 at 7:15 p.m. Looking at three love stories -- and three generations -- Festival in Cannes reveals the sometimes glamorous, often duplicitous world of the haves and have-nots of the international movie business. United by overwhelming ambition and a commonly held willingness to do almost anything necessary to get what they want -- a job, a deal, a part or an affair -- actors, directors, agents, producers, executives and wannabes all act out their extraordinary spring ritual in the most beautiful corner of the Riviera. Anouk Aimée, Maximilian Schell, Greta Scacchi and Ron Silver star. Directed by Henry Jaglom. Official Web Site

Saturday, June 1st, 2002, Milwaukee Kevin Soucie, chansonnier, will perform songs from France and Québec – 7:00pm until 9:00pm. Authentic French cuisine, drinks & ambiance at Jacques French Café, 1101 S. 2nd Street (located in Milwaukee's Historic Walker's Point.) (414) 672-1040.

Monday, June 3rd, 2002, Milwaukee.Bridge Club at the Alliance Française, 1800 E. Capitol Drive. 7:30 p.m. Call (414) 352-6256 for reservations.

Tuesday, June 4, Milwaukee 7:30 p.m. - Concert of French Cabaret Songs by Robin Pluer. Followed by a Reception in the cabaret bar with French Music performed Kevin Soucie. Broadway Theatre Center. Alliance Française Members - $10, Non-Members - $15, Full-time Students and Teachers - $3. Advance tickets available at the Alliance Française.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2002, Milwaukee Alliance Française Table Française at 11:30 a.m. Call (414) 332-6874 for restaurant location and reservations.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2002, Milwaukee. Alliance Française. Casse-croûte Français - Informal discussion in French. 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. at the Alliance Française (414) 964-3855.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2002, Milwaukee.French Table - Informal discussion in French. 8:00p.m. – 9:30p.m. at the Schwartz Bookshop Café, 4093 N. Oakland Ave. (414) 964-3855.

Thursday, June 6th, 2002, Milwaukee Intermediate French Conversation Group – 6:00p.m. at the Hotel Metro. Call (414) 483-3702 before attending.

Friday, June 7th, 2002, Milwaukee Parent-Child Workshop - Come and play with your young children, while helping them learn French. 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. at the Alliance Française.

Saturday, June 8th, 2002, Milwaukee Open House and In-Person Registration for Summer Session Classes at the Alliance Française, 1800 E. Capitol Dive. (414) 964-3855. 8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. Summer Session June 17 - August 31.

Saturday, June 8th, 2002, Milwaukee Kevin Soucie, chansonnier, will perform songs from France and Québec – 7:00p.m. until 9:00pm. Authentic French cuisine, drinks & ambiance at Jacques French Café, 1101 S. 2nd Street (located in Milwaukee's Historic Walker's Point.) (414) 672-1040.

June 8, Milwaukee. French for Travellers (course for Beginners). Learn simple French linguistic skills necessary for communicating in everyday situations encountered by tourists visiting France and the Francophone world. Saturday, June 8 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Alliance Française centre. Cost is $90.00 for AF members and $100.00 for non-members. Please, call to pre-register: 414/964-3855.

June 14 (11:15 am) and 15 (8:00 pm), Milwaukee MILWAUKEE FAVORITE FRANK ALMOND TO PERFORM MUSIC BY FRENCH COMPOSERS. Program Features Works by Chausson and Ravel, plus Messiaen’s Rarely-Performed Masterpiece, Turangalîla-symphonie Performance Schedule. Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. 929 N. Water St., Downtown Milwaukee

Summer class for foreign language teachers:


June 17-21, 2002 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
UW-Oshkosh
1 credit (graduate or undergraduate)

Format of the class:
The idea is for foreign language teachers to share their successful ideas and their common challenges (morning sessions) and then to have time to prepare those new ideas so that they are classroom-ready for the fall (afternoon sessions). Topics include: the Internet, teaching reading/literature, classroom games, culture/use of realia.

For information or to register, contact Karen Norton at UW-Oshkosh, 920-424-3324.


Summer Language Institutes for teachers

June 24-26, Milwaukee


The first of three institutes offer you 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.

Additional Institutes: July 24-25 at CESA #12 in Ashland
August 5-7 at UW-Eau Claire

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; s.paul.sandrock@dpi.state.wi.us).


The producers of Milwaukee's 2002 Bastille Days are searching for francophone performers of music and other fine arts for the "secondary" stages. If you are interested, please email John Ertl at swimteaminc@hotmail.com. Please forward this email to friends or acquaintances who might be a good fit. Merci!


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 http://www.carthage.edu/adulted/language.html 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 July and August


French Summer Camps at the French House, Madison, Wisconsin (esp. teens!)

For information, respond directly to Bveitchusa@aol.com :

French Summer Camps at the French House, Madison
French camps for teenagers (12-14 year olds) will get you the closest feeling you will get to going to France (or Quebec) without leaving Madison. Half days (including 3-4 course lunch) or full days (with afternoon "immersion excursions" around Madison) are a great way to extend your linguistic and cultural experience and have fun at the same time. There's even an overnight/sleepover option this year (one night of the week) for the first time this year. Maybe we'll have our own "Fete du Cinema"!

July 8-12, 2002 Tour de France (Optional overnight Thursday, July 11)             Level 1, beginners and near beginners
            Level 2, intermediate learners

July 15-19, Francophonie 2, (Optional overnight Thursday, July18)
            Level 2, intermediate learners (can include students from level 1 July 8-12)
            Advanced, 14+ years old, for students entering High School French 2

Half day, 9:00am-1:00pm = $175
Full day, 9:00am-4:00pm = $220
Overnight 4:00pm-9:00am = $35
10% tuition discount if paid in full by May 15
There is also a $10 student annual Alliance Francaise membership fee.



The Alliance Française de Milwaukee is looking for volunteers for three separate booths during the Bastille Days Festival on the streets of Milwaukee on and around Cathedral Square. This is the biggest celebration of Bastille Days in the United States - perhaps in the world! We are looking for responsible volunteers in shifts from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4-8, and 8-midnight on July 11, 12, 13 and 14th. We need people to work selling beignets and café au lait in our very popular beignet stand, selling souvenirs and items from France in our cultural tent, or selling food tickets to the general public and adding a French flair. We also need volunteer teachers to give free 1/2 hour mini-French lessons at the Cultural Tent at 1, 3 and 5 each day. Anyone willing to volunteer for a shift, please specify the date and time, as well as the booth you would prefer. Please include your telephone # and address so we can send confirmations. You may e-mail the Alliance: director@afmilwaukee.org.


Summer Language Institutes for teachers

July 24-25 at CESA #12 in Ashland

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; s.paul.sandrock@dpi.state.wi.us).



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