Spring French Culture Series

What is the Spring French Culture Series?  NMU French major Ashley de Roche explains, "The Spring French Culture Series here at NMU offers a refreshing opportunity outside of the classroom to experience French culture and get to know some of the members of the program here at NMU. These events are part of a culture series designed to increase and encourage cultural and specifically Francophone exposure here at Northern Michigan University.​" The events are free and open to the public.

'Dis-m'en plus!' ('Tell me more!')! In this section, Ashley has provided additional information on each event. If you have any questions about a specific event, the culture series as a whole, or the French Program, please contact NMU's department of Modern Languages and Literatures.



Regions of France Showcase


Monday, April 22 | 12:15-1:30
Whitman Commons

Dis-m'en plus! Each spring, a showcase on several different French provinces is put on by the students of the course “Introduction to French Civilization and Culture”, and features provincial dishes and local folk dance, sponsored by the International Dance Club and the Health Promotion Folk Dance course.​



Seminar on French Baking 

The French Trilogy: The Stories of Boule, Baguette, and Croissant

Friday, April 26 | 12:30-1:30 pm
Whitman Commons 

Dis-m'en plus! This spring, as we have in the past, we are featuring a baking seminar put on by Peter Claybaker, owner and head baker of the Marquette Baking Company. He will introduce us to some common French baked goods and explore the history and bread baking process. Those in attendance, which is made up of people from the university, local high school, and community, get to sample breads as well.

FR for Kids


French Language and Culture for Children

Opening Friday, April 26.

Dis-m'en plus! The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum has played host in the past to the French Culture series; this year, the students from the university have prepared some French word activities for an activity booklet, available at the museum. At the museum, you can also take the opportunity to learn French vocabulary through a scavenger hunt.​

french table


La Table Française - French Language Table 

Every Wednesday | 7:00-8:00 pm
NMU library, Room 111i (next to Starbucks)

Dis-m'en plus! La Table Française offers students and local community members with a weekly opportunity to come and experience an hour of conversation in the French Language. Topics include travel, cuisine, films, art, culture, literature, and much, much more. All levels of speakers and listeners participate. La Table Française is put on each semester by the French program's advanced students. 

French mentor

The Mentoring Program

For beginners in French at NMU. 

Here are some photos from this year's Regions of France Showcase
(Courtesy of Ashley de Roche)

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