Sunday, May 29, 2011

French Club Event: BBQ this Wednesday!

A reminder to all to come to the French Club BBQ this Wednesday in the Agora and fortify yourself with FREE FOOD! Sausages, bread, sauce, mustard and onions await you.

We will be kicking off at midday and wrapping things up around 3pm (or whenever the last saucission is devoured).

Finally, the adorable and funny video below is posted in honour of everyone studying for their French exams. Bonne chance à tous!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Food Safari’s Videos of French Recipes

SBS’s Food Safari has a vertiable treasure trove of excellent videos of French recipes available for streaming on their website!

Amongst them are many featuring Gabriel Gaté both as himself and a kind of French gendarme alterego exploring French cuisine from various regions. Here are just some of his best:

Host Maeve O’Maera also meets some wonderful French chefs who present their own traditional recipes. Some of the most entertaining and delicious are below:

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    L’Affaire DSK

    For those of you intrigued by the DSK soap opera currently unfolding, here’s just some of the latest offerings from the French press en ligne!

    Le Monde: L’affaire DSK révèle-t-elle le sexisme de la société française ?
    Le Figaro: Dans les sondages, l’affaire DSK ne profite pas à Sarkozy
    France Culture Podcast: En défense de Strauss Kahn
    Le Parisien: La prison dorée de DSK est devenue une attraction touristique
    Le Point: Affaire DSK : à la recherche de la femme sans visage
    Le Point: Ce que je sais de Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Stumbled upon any curious French press about l’affaire DSK? Tenez-nous au courant! Comment and share your link below.

    SBS French Interview with Rose Bosch

    For those of you disappointed by the cancellation of Rose Bosch (réalisatrice du film bouleversant La Rafle) at this year’s Alliance Française Film Festival, have a listen to this excellent (if a little crackly) interview with her uploaded just last week by the good people at SBS French Radio!

    There’s also the loveliest interview en français avec Julia Zemiro (assez facile à comprendre) qui parle de son experience comme presentatrice d’Eurovision!

    Friday, May 20, 2011

    Podcast: Interview with Pauline & Laure

    Ecoutez notre deuxième podcast! We chat to Pauline and Laure, two beautiful French girls who are teachers in La Trobe’s French Department, about their views on Australia, Australian English, students over here compared to students in France and Pauline’s forthcoming French Connection Day in July.

    Thursday, May 19, 2011

    French Club at O-Week 2011

    It was a few months ago now, but for anyone who didn’t get the chance to see us at the time, here’s how we looked at O-Week! That’s Jess, our present Trésorière, behind the array of mini French flags and obligatory bonbons. It was a stunningly beautiful day, and we were thrilled to sign up so many great new members!

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Weekly French Conversation Sessions

    Le Déjeuner by Renoir
    The French Club is excited to announce that we will now be running weekly conversation sessions! This will be a wonderful opportunity to practice your French outside the classroom, mingle with your fellow club members, plus hopefully a lovely mid-week break.

    When? Tuesdays 5pm till 6pm.
    Where? HU3 106.
    Why? A extra chance to practice and improve your French on campus.

    Come along ready to speak French, il faut y parler français! Tout le monde est le bienvenu.

    Sunday, May 15, 2011

    French Club Event: BBQ

    Well, week eleven is upon us and no doubt you’re all drowning in end of semester homework. But the midst of your studies why not join up with the French Club to enjoy a lovely saucisson drowning in moutarde? We’d love to see you!

    When? Wednesday 1 June Midday to 3:00pm.
    Where? The Agora.
    Why? To hang out with the French Club, celebrate the end of semester and say bonjour to those who haven’t met or heard of us.

    To stay abreat of developments, keep an eye on this website and the Facebook event page.

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    L’Expression de la Semaine

    Reprendre du poil de la bête, courtesy of Bescherelle! Who knew such cute animations about idioms existed!? Ever heard the expression used? Love it? Hate it? Let us know what you think in the comments.

    La Citation de la Semaine

    «Lavenir, cest la foi de notre âge : cest le flambeau du passé, létoile du présent.»

    Post your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!

    Jess D & Mia

    Friday, May 6, 2011

    La Citation de la Semaine

    «Toutes les grandes personnes ont d’abord été des enfants, mais peu d’entre elles s’en souviennent.»
    — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
    Le Petit Prince

    Have you read the book? Seen le film? Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments!

    Jess D & Mia