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Welcome to UEA Francophonie Society (FSOC)

Salut! We are a group of like-minded individuals who love the French-speaking world and culture. Not all of us are from a French-speaking country, but we all love learning and discussing in French and English. We are a new society so it would be great for you to be a part of this amazing community today!

 

What is Francophonie?

There are many French-speaking countries in the world. Together they are known as the Francophonie – also known as the French-speaking world. Although they share the same language, they do not share the same culture.

The Francophonie world contains over 30 countries with all unique cultures and flavours. Many French countries are in Africa but French as a language spans from Canada all the way to Vietnam and Vanuatu.

Anyone who lives in a French-speaking country or speaks French as a first language can be considered as part of the Francophonie.

 

Why learn French?

Here’s a list of reasons why you should learn French:

1. French is, along with English, the only language spoken on all five continentsMore than 220 million people speak French; great for anyone who is interested in business and wants to travel the world

 

2. French is one of the most employable skills It is considered one of the 5 working language of the EU and UN as well as it is favoured by companies in the economy, entrepreneurship and research domain

 

3. French is easy to learn as an English speakerbeing a romance language, it would take a year or two to be proficient – FSOC can do that in a few weeks :)

 

What Do We Do?

We provide both French language and culture

Language:

We have French language lessons. Every Tuesday from 6-7 pm on Zoom. We have beginner and advanced lessons. Beginner is for people will zero or little French; Advanced is for people with GCSE or A-level qualification in French. We will send a link for each lesson by email, Instagram and our SU page 15 mins before the lesson starts - Link Here:

Culture:

We will be running events online and offline. We will have movie nights with the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, food events, dance, Francophonie podcast, sports events and even games such as Golf with Friends and GeoGuesser. We can also do widening participation – teaching French to primary schools, singing in a retirement home and even raising money for Charities.

 

Our Lesson Schedule:

First Semester for Beginner Lesson:

Due to COVID, all classes will be online. Our starting date has changed for classes. We will hopefully start on 20th October with a few events prior to this. We will have the classes via Zoom; we will send a link for each lesson by email, Instagram and our SU page 15 mins before the lesson starts.

20th October

First Contact/Verbs and Questions/Numbers and Time

27th October

Grammar and Forming Sentences

3rd November

Buildings and Culture Sites

10th November

Beverages and la Gastronomie

17th November

People/Jobs/Hobbies

24th November

Conversations and Listening Comprehensions

1st December

Speaking Practice and Revision

8th December

Revision and Mock Assessment

 

Our Committee (20/21):

  • PRESIDENT: Ivana-Annabelle Pennaneac’h and Kash Hinds

  • VICE PRESIDENT: Aurelie Sing Fat and Janny Tamim

  • SECRETARY: Lisa Lin and Jeffrey Ohene-Kwakye

  • TREASURER: Mithu Madhu and Haashim Mohammud

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER: Eliott Gabriel

  • UNION COUNCIL REP: Lisa Abdul-Mutalib and Janny Tamim

  • SOCIAL REPRESENTATIVE: Ruth Mayemo

  • FIRST YEAR REP: (TBC)

Roles for the committee have closed for 20/21 but First Year Rep will be decided in October

 

Contact Us:

If you want to ask us anything about FSOC or see any of our updates, follow us on:

Email: ueafrancsoc@outlook.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uea_francsoc/   -   @uea_francsoc   -   #ueafsoc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ueafrancsoc   -   @ueafrancsoc

 

Join Our Society for £3 

Standard membership is for UEA students; Associate membership is for non-UEA students

 

We Look Forward to Meeting You! A Bientôt!

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