Call for Multilingual Poems: “In Bone and Flesh”

This April, join the French & Italian Department for a celebration of multilingual poetry and music! All members of the University of Minnesota community are invited to submit, as well as local poets. The deadline to submit poems is March 15, so start considering your favorite foreign works. Here are the full details of the... Continue Reading →


Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

Studying abroad is an opportunity for students to experience life outside of their Midwestern or American comfort zone. While study abroad locations like Montpellier, France are popular among students, there's something to be said for traveling even further from the Western European mindset. If you've ever considered studying abroad in Western Africa, the University of... Continue Reading →

Dante through the Visual Arts

This week I had the pleasure of talking to Professor Susan Noakes about the new class she will be teaching entirely in English this Spring Semester, ITAL 3640-20 Dante through the Visual Arts. Professor Noakes’s goal for this upcoming semester is to put a spin on Dante and the Divine Comedy by cutting down the... Continue Reading →

Screening the Modern Italian Family

  Before Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of talking with one of the new Italian teachers Mattia Beghelli. Mattia is teaching a new class this spring called the Modern Italian Family Through Film. The first time I met Mattia he talked to my Italian 3015 class. One of the first questions he asked was, “What... Continue Reading →

Part-time Italian Teaching Position!

JoEllyn Jolstad, the Adult Enrichment Coordinator at Washburn High School is currently seeking an Italian 1 teacher for their adult education program! The class would be on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm at Washburn High School and is a lovely opportunity for those who have a passion for teaching! For more info, please contact Natalie Gindraux at... Continue Reading →

Take French 3018 this summer!

This summer, the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Minnesota will be offering FREN 3018- French Oral Communication! In this course, students will do intensive work in oral expression and listening comprehension in order to increase conversational fluency in French! Students will expand their vocabulary, gain a greater awareness of the... Continue Reading →

Teaching Assistant Program in France 2017-2018

Applications are now open for the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). This job position allows French students (particularly French majors and minors) to teach English in a Francophone country for 7 months! The program works to place applicants in public schools across France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Teaching assistants work 12 hours per week that... Continue Reading →

Pi Delta Phi Applications

Looking to get more involved in the French-speaking community around campus? Consider joining the French honor society Pi Delta Phi to take part in a long tradition among students of French at the University of Minnesota. Established in 1906, Pi Delta Phi recognizes outstanding scholarship in French language and literature. Additionally, Pi Delta Phi strives to increase... Continue Reading →

CAPE Major/Minor Expo

Represent your major? Interested in representing your language at the CAPE Major/Minor Expo? We are looking for two undergraduate students per hour to represent the Department of French and Italian Studies. To participate, email Natalie or Zoë at More info? Wednesday, February 24, 2016 1 - 4 P.M. Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall What... Continue Reading →

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