We organize workshops for teachers of French in Southern California, as well as lectures, conferences, and seminars for a wide range of audiences, Francophiles and Francophones, members of the University of Southern California community, French teachers at all levels, and students learning French, French literature and French culture.

News from the Francophone Research & Resource Center

Free Workshop | Integrating ICT in your Teaching with the Google suite | Dec. 12

What ?

The USC Francophone Research & Resource Center is pleased to invite you to a new workshop: "Integrating ICT in your Teaching with the Google suite" by Guy Vandenbroucke.

 

The main objectives of this workshop are to:

  • explore the education-related tools developed by Google;
  • learn how to share documents and give feedback on student work;
  • learn how to use Google tools to build ICT-based lessons;
  • integrate those lessons into a website to be built as a complement to the textbook used in class, or as a self-contained set of units.

 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • make the best of Google search engine and Chrome extensions;
  • create lessons in different formats, such as presentations, slide shows, drawings, online quizzes, graphs by using the following Google apps: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawing, Forms;
  • share those lessons with their students;
  • build a Google website to be used as a companion site.

 

Who?

Guy Vandenbroucke is a certified TV5 trainer and has presented workshops in France, Switzerland, Belgium and California. He has more than 30 years of experience in the teaching of French as a foreign language, and he now teaches at the Crossroads School for Arts and Science (Santa Monica).

 

When ?

Saturday, December 12, 2015

USC Leavey Library (Los Angeles)

Room 16 (basement)

9am - 4pm

Lecture by sociologist Eric Fassin | The Roma Question. The New Politics of Race in Color-Blind France and Neo-liberal Europe | Dec. 8

 
What?

There is no such thing as race in France – the refusal of so-called racial statistics in the last few years, along with the recent erasure of the word “race” in French law (used to combat racial discrimination), only confirm this claim of Republican universalism in the context of a European Union of human rights erected in the aftermath of the racial politics of Nazism. However, not only is there everyday racism in postcolonial France; the years 2000 have witnessed the rise of a new logic – the resurgence of the politics of race, targeting the (so-called) Roma. Of course, the treatment of this population resembles that of non-European migrants. Yet, the Roma are not mistreated despite, but because of the fact that they are Europeans: the only way to get rid of them is to make their lives unlivable – i.e. instead of deportation, “self-deportation.” Such a radical treatment results from and leads to the presupposition of a radical difference, in cultural or biological terms, which confirms the racial nature of these policies. That there are so few Romanian and Bulgarian poor migrants in France only confirms that they are rejected in principle, in a phobic logic. The source of the “Roma question” is not economic, but it has to do with neoliberalism: the Roma are deemed useless. Their alleged lack of value makes them the mirror image of neoliberal Europe.

 


 
Who?

Éric Fassin is a professor of sociology in the Political Science Department and the Gender Studies program at Paris 8 University, affiliated with the Laboratoire d’études de genre et de sexualité (LEGS, CNRS – Paris 8 – Paris Ouest). He works on contemporary sexual and racial politics in France and the United States, and their intersections (e.g. immigration in Europe). He is frequently involved in French public debates on issues his work addresses. He is the author of books such as L’inversion de la question homosexuelle (2005), Le sexe politique (2009), and Démocratie précaire. Chroniques de la déraison d’État (2012), co-author of four volumes on French immigration policies (Cette France-là, 2008-2012), co-editor of De la question sociale à la question raciale? (2006). Published in 2014: Roms & Riverains. Une politique municipale de la race (La Fabrique), Gauche : l’avenir d’une disillusion (Textuel), and the new edition of Foucault’s Herculine Barbin (Gallimard).

 

 


 

When?

Tuesday, December 8, 12-2pm

USC Doheny Memorial Library (DML), G28 - Herklotz Room

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to frc@usc.edu by Dec. 4

Lecture by Roland Huesca | Écrire sur l’art aujourd’hui (ou tenter de le faire): approche esthétique et historique | Nov. 16

Practical information

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

4-6 pm

Taper Hall of Humanities (THH), Room 120

 

Who?

Historien et professeur d'esthétique à l'Université de Lorraine, également membre du Laboratoire lorrain de sciences sociales, Roland Huesca est auteur de plusieurs ouvrages s'intéressant au corps et aux dispositifs de ses mises en spectacle: Triomphe et scandales. La Belle époque des Ballets russes, Hermann, 2001; L'écriture du (spectacle) vivant: Approche historique et esthétique, Le Portique, 2010 et Danse, art et modernité, publié aux PUF en 2012. 

Son dernier livre, La danse des orifices: étude sur la nudité, paru aux Nouvelles éditions Jean-Michel Place en 2014, "retrace l’histoire de la nudité dans le monde de la chorégraphie de la fin du XXe siècle à nos jours." Egalement intéressé par le lien entre philosophie et danse contemporaine, il a travaillé sur l'influence de Michel Foucault et  de Gilles Deleuze sur les chorégraphes français du XXème siècle.

Free Workshop | Learning and Teaching with TV5Monde | Nov. 14

Our next workshop

The USC Francophone Research & Resource Center is pleased to invite you to a new workshop - Learning and Teaching with TV5Monde by Guy Vandenbroucke, on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, welcome & registration starting at 8:30am @ USC Leavey Library, room LVL16

 

Objectives

The objectives of this workshop are to learn the best teaching practices in using audio-visual documents and teaching media literacy, to explore the website TV5Monde and its resources, and to understand the main elements of an ICT-based lesson plan. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to incorporate relevant TV5Monde resources in their curriculum and lessons, to help their students develop listening, but also reading, writing and speaking skills.

 

Who?

Guy Vandenbroucke is a certified TV5 trainer and has presented workshops in France, Switzerland, Belgium and California. He has more than 30 years of experience in the teaching of French as a foreign language, and he now teaches at the Crossroads School for Arts and Science (Santa Monica).

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