Wisconsin Events with a Francophone Flavor

June, 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

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: ou par téléphone à Brett (414) 390-0588 ou à Anne-José (414) 526-1135.

Wednesday evenings, Milwaukee, French Table: at 8:00-9:30 p.m., Schwartz Bookshop Café 4092 N. Oakland Ave.

Starts Friday, June 6, Milwaukee at the Oriental Theatre, 2230 North Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, (414) 276-8711, Winged Migration, Entering the World of Birds with Filmmaker Jacques Perrin: "Our dream was not to fly like birds but with them, right in among them, fathoming the mystery of their migration by sharing their journey across oceans, mountains and deserts..."

Starts Friday, June 6, Milwaukee at the Downer Theatre, 2589 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211, (414) 276-8711. Man on the Train, Director Patrice Leconte recalls his childhood passion for ice cream at the movies: "I never started to concentrate on the movie before the ice-cream was done with... And that is why I cannot remember a single director of these days, or a single actor, not even a title...

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, June 6 - 8, Milwaukee. Cajun Fest at State Fair Park. This event is held to raise funds for a variety of children's charities. Enjoy the Cajun/Creole spirit, spicy foods, Zydeco and Cajun music and Louisiana culture. 414.476.7303. Saturday, June 7, Milwaukee from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm: You are invited to an “Open House” where you can have your level evaluated at the Alliance Française. Special guest, Kevin Soucie, will perform French songs at the Alliance at 10:00 a.m. Free café and croissants!

Saturday, June 7 Oshkosh Kevin Soucie sings French and French Canadian songs at New Moon Coffee Co. 401 N. Main St. Oshkosh, WI 8:00 pm

Friday, June 13, Milwaukee 8 p.m. Be present at the creation. Participate in the reading of a new work, Joan D'Arc by Milwaukee playwright Wayne Frank. Was Joan's canonization the last violation of this innocent teenager? Witness the political intrigue of a 20th Century Vatican set against the harsh realities of medieval France and the Church's refusal to recognize womanhood. Frank, an award winning playwright, joins the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre team to present an exciting new work to TCG audiences. The reading of Joan D’Arc is Friday, June 13 at 8:00PM. ‘Pay What You Can’ tickets are available beginning at 7:00PM on June 13 at the Stiemke Theater Box Office, doors open at 7:30PM. Limited ticket availability. Performing at Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Stiemke Theater, 108 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202, 414-276-8842.

Saturday, June 14 Milwaukee Kevin Soucie sings French and French Canadian songs at Jacques' French Café, 1101 So. 2nd St. Milwaukee 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 19, Milwaukee, 8 p.m. The new WUWM Performance Series at the Pabst will present Orchestra Baobab, the lost legends of Senegalese pop, in its Milwaukee debut during a very limited USA tour at the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee. Soak up the rare, subtle, rootsy sounds of Dakar's fabled Baobab Club when Orchestra Baobab, the lost legends of Senegalese pop, makes its Milwaukee debut during a very limited USA tour, playing an infectious fusion of Cuban and African strains. Long considered one of the greatest bands in the history of West African music, the group has reunited after a 15-year hiatus and is receiving rave reviews for Specialists in All Styles, an album produced by Yossou N'Dour. SPECIAL 20% DISCOUNT TO ALLIANCE FRANCAISE MEMBERS ONLY!! Tickets are available by calling 414-286-3663 or 1-800-511-1552. Alliance members contact Alliance office for discount code. Discount Prices: $36, $28, $24, $20. Pabst Theater, Marketing and Public Relations, 144 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202, 414/ 286-3611 FAX: 414/ 286-2154,

FRENCH 313 Introduction to Business French
University of Wisconsin-Madison
June 17 - July 10, 2003
Tues., Wed., Thurs.: 8:55 a.m. 12:05 p.m.
3 credits (4th optional)
Committing to French Means Business! Global Communication! Jobs!

If you're thinking of a career in business, science, technology, or medicine, you will certainly read research published in French and you may collaborate with a French-speaking peer. Knowing French can be a key not only to getting a job but also to moving ahead in that job. Recent studies show that French is the second most frequently used language of the Internet, with over 1,200 French companies in the U.S. employing nearly half a million Americans. Fr/IB 313 is useful for high school teachers of French, as well as for undergraduates with advanced language proficiency.

For more information, contact:
Professor Janet H. Caulkins
Department of French and Italian


FRENCH 821 Issues and Methods of Teaching French
June 23-27, 2003, Van Hise, UW-Madison
Instructors: Sally Sieloff Magnan, UW-Madison,
Margaret Bussone, Homestead High School
AP Graders: Ruth Caldwell, Luther College; Dolly Weber, University of Illinois, Chicago

To enroll, contact Wendy Kerr:

Lecture 1. 1-2 credits. 9-12 AM, June 24-28
Multiculturalism in France: Issues for AP and Advanced French Courses

This seminar will introduce participants to immigrant issues in France, as found in current demographic trends and as reflected by French-Maghrébin fiction, films, and popular media. Within this context, it will discuss issues regarding Islam in France, female roles, stereotypes, and racism. The course will offer participants information and material they can use to make their own students aware of the changing demographics of France and their social implications.

Some readings will be mainly for the intellectual growth and pleasure of the participants; most will be selected for potential subsequent use in beginning to upper-level undergraduate and high school French courses. Short stories, poems, songs, political cartoons, videos, internet activities, essays, excerpts from novels and films. Team-taught in French.

For 1 credit, participants attend the 5 classes and do the outside readings. For 2-credits, participants continue to work independently following the week of class and mail in a week-long teaching unit related to changing demographics in France.

          Le Gone du Chaâba (Azaz Begoug)
          Le racisme expliqué à ma fille (Tahar BenJelloun)
          L'immigration (historical overview)

Packet of photocopied materials. CD of songs.

Lecture 2. 1-2 credits. 1:15-4:15 PM, June 24-28
Teaching Advanced Placement and Advanced French Courses

A seminar for high school French teachers who are interested either in offering Advanced Placement French courses or in expanding the communicative element of their regular upper level courses. The seminar will show teachers how the AP French Language Exam is scored and offer concrete, practical models and materials for building students' spoken and written discourse, in line with the objectives of the AP exam in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Teachers of all levels are welcome. Team-taught in French.

For 1 credit, participants attend the 5 classes and share teaching suggestions. For 2-credits, participants continue to work independently following the week of class and mail in a week-long teaching unit for an AP or other advanced-level French course.

Texts: AP Acorn packet, distributed in class; Packet of photocopied materials. Tape of songs.

To register: Contact Sally Magnan

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 and elsewhere in the Midwest see France Midwest Express Cyber-bulletin.

See also the home page of the Consulat Général de France à Chicago

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

2003 Global Studies Summer Institute
2003 Global Studies Summer Institute UWMilwaukee-Center for International Education & UW-Institute for Global Studies Global Kids? - Understanding Youth Culture and Commerce July 28-30, 2003 UWM Hefter Conference Center

Global Studies Summer Institute (GSSI): Sponsored by the Center for International Education (CIE) at UW-Milwaukee and The University of Wisconsin System Institute for Global Studies (IGS), the Summer Institute (GSSI) is an annual three-day program intended to provide K-16 educators with an opportunity to learn about and discuss contemporary international issues and their practical applications for the classroom.

The goals of this year's Global Studies Summer Institute, entitled "Global Kids? Understanding Youth Culture and Commerce," are to provide practical examples of classroom activities addressing global issues of youth culture and commerce and to examine the role of children as producers and consumers in the global economy.

Program Highlights:
- Attend lectures with prominent experts on globalization, youth culture, and commerce;
- Receive an extensive collection of background, curriculum, and Internet resources;
- Discuss and create lesson plans and units to integrate materials into your curriculum;
- Earn graduate course credit (for a fee), DPI Clock Hours, and MPS In-Service Credit;
- Network with other educators interested in global and international issues.

The program costs of $60 (non-refundable) cover all sessions and speakers, materials, meals, refreshments, and lodging (optional). The remaining costs of the conference are covered by the Center for International Education and the Institute for Global Studies.

For more information, please contact Doug Savage at or 414-229-6795 or Julia Kruse at or 414-229-3312.

Application Request Form - Global Kids? Understanding Youth Culture and Commerce


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New Video Programs for World Languages - 2003-04
Summer 2003

The Educational Communications Board (ECB) provides educational TV programming free to schools. New programs selected for the 2003-04 school year have been announced and three series for world language classes were chosen: Extra-French, Extra-German, and Extra-Spanish. Series are usually broadcast in the wee hours of the morning so that you can videotape several segments at a time and then use them at your leisure in your classroom.

Check the ECB website over the summer for broadcast times:

#14: Extra-French Curricular area: World Languages Grade levels: 9-12 Number of programs: 8 Length of programs: 25 minutes Series description: Carefully written scripts keep the language simple so that it will be accessible to students at all levels of language proficiency. Combining wit and a good dose of physical humor, programs feature American protagonist Sam. His efforts to come to grips with a new language as he gets to a new country, looks for work, and meets people provide the central dynamic for the series' language learning content.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Teacher guides for all of the above series will be available for you to order through ECB. Check out the web site listed below to find ordering information and prices (the guides for the "Extra" series will become available over the summer).

The more these resources are used, the more ECB will want to provide materials for the teaching of languages.

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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