French Cultures Festival


About this event:

Created by afelpaso

Each year in March, people who not only speak French, but also feel, in one way or another, connected to French cultures and the Francophone community celebrate the month of the Francophonie.  One of the major objectives of the French Cultures Festival is to create awareness of the diversity of contemporary French culture and to stimulate exchanges with the American public.

Spoken by 220 million people on the five continents and by 2 million people in the United States, French language is the second most widely learnt language in the world. Since 1970, the entire world has had a unique opportunity to celebrate French language on March 20, which marks the birth of the Intergovernmental Organization of French-speaking nations (Organisation internationale de la francophonie).

The Alliance Francaise d’El Paso will participate in the celebrations!

Dr. Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, 2008 Nobel Laureate in Literature will be the guest speaker at UTEP Centennial Lecture on Friday, March 4,  at 4 p.m., at the Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 106, UTEP Campus. Presented by UTEP Department of Languages and Linguistics.

For more info please contact (915) 747-5767.

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