Thursday, April 3, 2014

Department Facebook Page and Future of the Blog

Lately we've been discovering just how easy it is to connect with students, professors, alumni, and all other friends of the department through Facebook. In an effort to be accessible to as many people as possible, we've decided to share our daily news and announcements through the Facebook page. This means that the blog will be taking on a reduced role. We'll still post original content on here from time to time. This platform, however, will no longer be used to announce upcoming activities and opportunities in the program. We want to stay connected with those of you who have shown your support over the years. Please join us on Facebook to stay in the loop! The link to the page is right below. We're known as "Department of French and Italian Brigham Young University" in case you have trouble with the link. Thanks for your support!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

French vs. Italian Cooking Contest

Don't miss out on the most important activity of the year, The French vs. Italian Cooking Contest will be held TONIGHT! Italian won last year. Does French have what it takes to bring it back? Come tonight to find out... Not to mention there will be great food. Free for club members, 3 dollars for everyone else. March 12th, 7pm in 3228 of the Wilk

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Café CSE Event

This Wednesday's Café CSE will feature a conversation between Nick Mason, Greg Stallings, and our department's own Anca Sprenger. They will be talking about "Ten Great European Novels from Early-Twenty-First-Century Europe. It will take place in 238 HRCB. It will last about an hour, and refreshments will be served immediately following the conversation.

International Cinema: Ponette

This week at International Cinema there will be another spectacular French film. The film is Ponette, and it is very touching. As usual International Cinema is screening all week at 250 SWKT.

Showtimes: Tuesday the 4th: 8pm; Friday the 7th: 5pm; Saturday the 8th: 11am and 6pm


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nanny in Paris Opportunity

Great Opportunity to be a nanny in Paris, France! Read this call for applicants and send them an email if you're interested.

We are an American couple living in Paris, France with our 5 children ages 12, 10, 8, and 5 year old twins.

We are looking for an honest, reliable, trustworthy, responsible, fun, outgoing,dynamic young adult who's looking for adventure, preferably comes from a big family,has lots of babysitting experience, and would like to sightsee and practice his/her French with a gorgeous backdrop, and delicious pastries and cheeses at every corner.

Timing: (3-6 months) After Winter Semester (April through June 2014), another for Fall 2014 until Christmas, and then again January 2015 through June if possible.

Primarily, we are looking for someone who knows her/his Divine Role in life, and treats him/herself and others with love and respect, who honors and serves The Lord, and who could be a light in our home and a fantastic example to our children.

Next, someone who can be responsible to get children from school (on public transportation, or simply walking in the neighborhood), prepare simple meals, help kids with homework in French and English, practice piano, bring/pick up children from activities, bathe, babysit, play with and teach them 30-35 hours/week. I, the mother, would often be present and work alongside you. The schedule would permit simultaneous online coursework and concurrent continuing education.

One of the 5 year old twins is deaf, has a cochlear implant, other learning difficulties, and is full of laughter and life. If you know ASL or have Special Education training, that could be a big plus for us and him. He speaks only English.

The other children (4 girls) are bilingual in French/English.

We've lived in the heart of Paris for 14 years.

My husband is the Bishop of the Paris Ward. I am currently serving as the Young Women's President.

Feel free to contact me for more details at

Bonne Chance, Courage, et Merci d'Avance,
Renee Hall

Foreign Language Housing

Have you ever thought about living in the French House? Foreign language housing is a great way to improve your language skills while attending BYU. Check out the Foreign Language housing Facebook and Web pages for information on an immersion experience right here at BYU. 



Amour at International Cinema

This Friday and Saturday International Cinema will be screening the Academy Award winning, French language film, Amour. 

It will be playing at 7:15 on Friday the 28th, as well as at 1:15 and 8:30 on Saturday the 1st. All showtimes at SWKT250 on BYU campus.

Here are some reviews in case you were wondering if the film is good. If you don't want to read reviews you can trust us when we tell you it's worth watching: