Wisconsin Events with a Francophone Flavor

May, 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, Green Bay, Table Française. Through May 14, 7:30 pm. French Conversation at the Attic Coffee shop, 730 Bodart St. Green Bay. Sponsored by the Cercle Français of UW--Green Bay. Everyone welcome.

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

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

Thursday mornings, Green Bay. Table Française. 12:30 pm. French conversation in the International Student Center, IS 1900, University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Sponsored by the Cercle Français of UW--Green Bay.

Throughout the Month. From May 1 to May 30, TV5 celebrates the Cannes Film Festival through a series of 15 films and 7 documentaries dedicated to the silver screen. Presented by Frederic Mitterrand, this special programming pays tribute to the work of discovery and recognition accomplished at Cannes. Some highlights...


TOTO LE HEROS Palmarès : Caméra d'Or Cannes 1991 et Prix de la jeunesse

YEELEN Palmarès: Prix du Jury 1987

LE HUITIEME JOUR Palmarès : Prix d'interprétation masculine du Festival International du Film 1996 pour Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne

L'ODEUR DE LA PAPAYE VERTE Récompense : Caméra d'Or Cannes 1993 + Prix de la jeunesse

Saturday, May 3, 2003, Oshkosh, Meeting of the Alliance Française de la Vallée du Renard 4680 Sandy Beach Lane. 7:00 pm. Contact Pat Fell for information 920 231-1513.

Saturday, May 3, 2003, Milwaukee. The Pan-African Community Association and Africans in Milwaukee, Inc. are sponsoring: A Dialogue between Africans and African Americans to Promote Mutual Understanding. Saturday, May 3. Noon – 4 p.m. All Saints Catholic Churc Parish Hall 4051 N. 25th Street Milwaukee (25th Street and Capitol Drive). Bring a potluck dish/snack to share! African attire encouraged.

Saturday, May 3, 2003, Milwaukee. Two short courses at the Alliance Française Center. SWITZERLAND If one were to capture in one word the essence of Switzerland as a whole, it would be the word "diversity". We invite you to explore this diversity with a native from Genève.(in English)10:30 am to 12:30 pm Cost is $39.00 for AF members and $45.00 for non-members. Please, call to register: 414/964-3855. and QUEBEC: Explore Montréal and Québec city with a native from Québec.(in French). 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Cost is $39.00 for AF members and $45.00 for non-members. Please, call to register: 414/964-3855.*$10.00 discount per short course if you take more than one or if you bring a friend with you.

Saturday, May 3, Milwaukee Kevin Soucie singes French and French Canadian songs at Jacques' French Café, 1101 So. 2nd St. Milwaukee 7:30 pm

Monday May 5, 2003, Milwaukee The Secrets of the French Diet. 7:30 p.m.UWM Hefter Center 3271 N. Lake Drive. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 at the door. *** $5 – Alliance Française members, students and teachers *** RSVP: (414)964-3855

Saturday, May 17, Milwaukee Kevin Soucie singes French and French Canadian songs at Jacques' French Café, 1101 So. 2nd St. Milwaukee 7:30 pm

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 June, July

FRENCH 313 Introduction to Business French
at 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

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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