Activities and Useful Links
On-Campus Activities and Resources
French Conversation Hour:
Come speak French and meet other French students or UIC Francophiles. Everyone who speaks French at every level from 101 on up is welcome.
Check the Language and Culture Learning Center website to find out when the French Conversation hour will be held this semester. The conversation hour is held in the Language Oasis (GH 308) in the Sandi Port Language and Culture Learning Center. You don’t have to be a current French student to come, so bring your French-speaking friends!
French TV on campus:
Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center in Grant Hall. Stop by the Language Oasis in GH 308 to watch French and Francophone TV or use the computer lab in GH 306 to look up French and Francophone websites and blogs. For more information on the many services this center has to offer, go to the LCLC website or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what times French TV is broadcast.
The UIC main library has lots of French and Francophone films. Ask your instructor for some suggestions, or just browse yourself.
Want to study French in France, Switzerland, West Africa?
Go to the UIC Study Abroad Office Website for information on financial aid and all current programs, or stop by the Study Abroad Office at 502 University Hall.
Online and Chicago-area Resources
Links to French and Francophone fun
- Tennessee Bob’s French Links
- Radio France Internationale
- BBC Languages
- MSN in French
- Yahoo in French
- Radio Canada
- Emissions de radio et télévision en français
- Emission le grand journal de canal+
- Journal de france 2
- TV5 Canada
- TV5 Le Monde
- Canal Plus
- French radio and television archives
- BBC Afrique
- Belgian newspaper Le Soir
- Quebec newspaper Le Devoir
- Quebec radio
- Algerian newspaper Le journal d’Algérie
Newspapers, magazines, news sites
Ask your French instructor!