French & Francophone Activities and French Language Associate

Parish House

Students at Carleton have been enthusiastically engaged in a variety of extracurricular pursuits which promote French and Francophone cultures. They can practice their French when they attend the weekly French Table (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-1 pm, Language and Dining Center; all French levels welcome), watch movies, celebrate la fête du muguet, hold poetry readings, make crêpes, perform French farces, organize West African soirées, participate in outings to the Twin Cities, interact with distinguished visitors from around the Francophone world, and much more.

Every year, the department hires a French native speaker who organizes a variety of activities in Parish House, a block and a half from campus. Marie Ménard is the 2016-17 French Language Associate.  In conjunction with the Conseil des étudiants (Student Council), she helps the department deepen interest in French and Francophone cultures among students in the classroom and beyond.  

Fall 2016:  Language Associate's Weekly Office Hours
Marie holds weekly office hours in the Library (French Skills Center)

  • Sundays (9-10pm), Tuesdahs and Thursdays (8-10 pm)

Questions?  Suggestions?  Please contact Marie at  She'd also love to hear from you if you'd like to volunteer at French and Francophone events.  The Conseil des étudiants will very much appreciate your contributions!

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Current Activities


French Table
The French Table:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1 pm
in the Language & Dining Center (LDC)