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Ouisconsin T-Shirts

The Ouisconsin Idea brought to you by the UW-Alumni France Chapter. Show your support for French in Madison and the UW-France Ouisconsin Scholarship Fund by wearing your Ouisconsin Tee.  Ouisconsin Field Research Scholarships benefit University students and promote...

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What’s in a chair, anyways?

After spending two years at UW-Madison as an assistant at the French House and elementary French instructor, Violaine Peladan finally had to say  goodbye Madison and return back home. A native of Albi, France, Violaine settled in Paris and began her new...

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Save on tickets to 3 shows at the Overture Center

The French House and the Overture Center have teamed up to offer a great deal to our Amis de la Maison Française for three shows this 2017-2018 season, including advanced purchase options for two of them. Through this offer you can save 50% on tickets to see Cas...

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Madison’s home for all things French

For almost 100 years, the French House has been the center of French and francophone culture in the greater Madison area. We provide a home to about 30 students each year, from Wisconsin and the rest of the world, who choose to live in this stimulating language...

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Live “in French” at the French House

Would you like to live at the French House?    Are you or will you be a UW student with the equivalent of 4 semesters of college French,or 4-5 years of high school French? Would you like to speak French on a daily basis and live in an enriching, educational...

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A table !

A table ! Wednesday dinner and lunches Monday through Friday are open to the greater campus community. The French House is open to the public for Wednesday dinner (6pm) and lunches Monday through Friday (12:15pm) during the academic year. Check out our menu and...

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Madison French Camp for Youth

2017 Summer French Camp for campers 4-12 years old June 19-23 & June 26-30 Sponsored by the Alliance Française of Milwaukee Madison’s French Camp for Youth was founded in 1999 by a native-born Frenchwoman. Designed for children ages 4-12, Madison’s French Camp for...

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A French Girl & a Dairy Cow: A Love Story

Sara Weber, a French native, is one of five French House assistants we will feature this year and her story is one that many Wisconsinites  will relate to and appreciate. Despite growing up on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Sara is no stranger to farms, cheese,...

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Ecoutez qui parle français!

Si vous avez dîné ou déjeuné à la Maison Française, vous avez remarqué les petites pubs pour les stars, athlètes et politiciens qui parlent aussi français. Voici alors la preuve!  Cliquez, écoutez, soyez fier/fière et souriez. YouTube nous offre son playlist ici, et...

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César is back on campus !

César Olivier -- 24, Rognes, France -- is one of five French House assistants we will feature this year. Not a stranger to Wisconsin, César spent a few weeks in Lake Mills as part of a high school class exchange, then a year on campus as an exchange student in...

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Je suis venue, j’ai vu, j’ai vaincu !

Charlotte Brunetaud - who came to UW-Madison through an exchange program with MICEFA, a consortium of the Universities of Paris and its region created to promote cultural and scientific cooperation between France and North America - shares a bit about how she got...

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Les aventures de Pauline

French House assistant (Spring 2014), on loan from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, Pauline Warnier shares her thoughts on arriving in Madison, living and dining at the French House, her sad departure and her incredible adventures that followed. I arrived in...

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Une histoire d’amour

Two love stories actually, one with a Frenchman and his American wife, and another with this wonderful couple and the French House itself. Alain and Jill Peyrot met at the French House exactly fifty years ago. Originally from Manitowoc, WI, Jill obtained her MA in...

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Students, join us for lunch every day

Students in French 301 / 302 enjoy their lunch with a generous helping of French conversation.[/caption] French House lunches are open to students Monday through Friday when classes are in session in the fall and spring semesters. There's no better way to practice...

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“Ouisconsin” – Field Research Scholarship

In May 2013, the France UW-Alumni chapter plans to award its third annual Ouisconsin - Field Research Scholarship. The deadline for applications is on 30 March 2013. The earliest maps of the land that was to become our state were generated by French explorers, who...

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Speak French in Madison

Looking for ways to practice your French or meet other cool Francophiles like you? There's plenty of opportunity! French Meet-up Group weekly, bi-weekly, & more Click here for more information. Vin et Conversation Mondays, 7pm, year round Barriques, 127 W Washington...

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Indignez-vous !

Originally posted in February 2011, this recommendation deserves another shot at the top of my list.  Indignez-vous ! Voici une recommandation qu’on vient de me faire et qui semble faire l’écho de ce que nous témoignons au Capitole ces jours-ci. Avec "Indignez-vous...

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Ouisconsin T-Shirts

Ouisconsin T-Shirts The Ouisconsin Idea brought to you by the UW-Alumni France Chapter Show your support for the Ouisconsin Scholarship as well as the UW francophile community at large by wearing a Ouisconsin tee. Each purchase adds $10 to the UW-Alumni France...

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French with Madison College

Did you know that Madison College (MATC) offers both credit (college transfer) and non-credit courses in French language? Classes are held at their Truax campus as well as on the west side and downtown.Their downtown French 2 (4 credits, college transfer) is in...

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Centennial Gala

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