National French Week 2013

National French Week Nov. 5-11

Tuesday Nov. 5-Monday Nov. 11

Organized by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), and sponsored at Augustana College by Le Cercle Français (French club) and Mu Alpha chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the purpose of National French Week is to increase Americans' awareness of the French-speaking world by promoting and celebrating the many ways in which the French language and culture touch American life, and to learn about the dozens of countries and some 270 million of people who speak this beautiful language. National French Week is an annual week-long celebration promoted by AATF chapters, secondary and university-level language departments, and chapters of the Alliance française across the United States.

Schedule of Campus Events

  • Tues. 11/5-Mon. 11/11—Test your knowledge of famous French speakers, visit the photo display located in the Humanities Center, 3rd floor
  • Tues. 11/5—National Pi Delta Phi Day, the National French Honor Society; members are encouraged to wear their Society pins all day.
  • Wed. 11/6—Free French film: Amour (2013 Best Oscar for Foreign Langauge Film), 6:30 P.M. in HUM 325. Free popcorn provided, please bring your own soda
  • Mon. 11/11—Guest Speaker: Meredith Reynolds, '12, will discuss "Studying in Paris" at 10:00 A.M. in Humanities 325. Meredith twice studied in Paris during summer sessions and will present information on her program and experiences, and will take questions from students.
Saviez-vous? Did You Know?
  • There are 270 million French speakers worldwide.
  • French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts.
  • French is the third most used language on the Internet.
  • A knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and 25 countries in Africa). As the world’s fifth biggest economy and number-three destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner.
  French in SD

Bon Homme County, Platte, Verendrye Monument, Piedmont, Belle Fourche, La Bolt, Flandreau, Brule County, La Plant, Dupree, Butte County, Pierre, French Creek, Roubaix Lake, Lake Traverse, Burdette, Mellette County, Bois de Sioux River, Joubert, Conde, Jerauld County, Coteau des Prairies