Celebrate la francophonie at the Faculty of Medicine
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Delirious laughter was on the menu at the improv show by the franco-Ontarian group Improteine at the launch of Francophonie month March 5.
The improv show came to life thanks to a master of ceremonies, who took audience suggestions to guide the actors and a musician in unique, spontaneous, and hilarious feats of improvisation. Skits, songs, ridiculous situations, all were invented on-the-fly before the very eyes of the audience.
The show took place after a luncheon reception and a short talk by Dr. Manon Denis-LeBlanc outlining the history of the French stream at the Faculty of Medicine.
To see photos of the show, check out our Flickr album.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many of the events of festival francofun were unfortunately cancelled. However, we invite you to continue learning the French language and enjoying French culture with the following online resources.
Tips from the Francophone Affairs website:
- Watch movies and listen to the radio in French
- Speak French when you have the chance
- Read a French newspaper or book aloud
There are also many excellent resources online that offer free French lessons, films, books, and other tools, including:
- Portail Francophile de l’uOttawa : http://www.pf.uottawa.ca/portail.php, particularly Visez juste : http://www.visezjuste.uottawa.ca/index.html
- The Julien Couture Resource Centre’s list of online resources: http://ilob-olbi.juliencouturecentre.ca/
- The Ottawa Public Library (OPL): https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en
- The Mango Languages learning app and website is free with the OPL library card.
- OpenLearn: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/french
- Fluent in 3 Months’ list of free French podcasts, YouTube lessons, online courses, language apps, vloggers and reading materials: https://www.fluentin3months.com/free-online-french-language-lessons/