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French Tutor.
Une bonne nouvelle! We now have a French tutor at the College of the Canyons tutoring center on the Valencia campus. Her name is Sylvie Rousset and she is available to help you in the Learning 
Center (LTLC) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Her services are offered free of charge to any student enrolled in a College of the Canyons French class. If you are not free during the hours stated above and if you need tutoring and are interested in a private tutor (for a fee) or if you are interested in tutoring several hours per week, please click on "contact us" or call (661) 362-3069.
 
 
 
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CINÉMA
The Department of Modern Languages at College of the Canyons presents…

IFF
//International Film Festival//Fall 2013
The Red and the Blue:
The Films of Pedro Almodóvar and Jacques Audiard
                                                               
 
Friday, September 6: Pedro Almodóvar, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
(Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) 1988.
Running time: 90 minutes. Hasley Hall 101 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Stephen Branch, History Department.
 
Friday, September 20: Jacques Audiard, Un héros très discret (A Self-Made Hero)
1996. Running time: 107 minutes. Hasley Hall 101 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Pierre Etienne, Department of Modern Languages.
 
Friday, October 4: Pedro Almodóvar, Todo sobre mi madre  (All about My Mother) 1999. Running time: 101 minutes. Hasley Hall 101 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Donny Galland, World Languages Department, Golden Valley High School.
 
Friday, October 18: Jacques Audiard, Sur mes lèvres (Read My Lips) 2001.
Running time: 115 minutes. Hasley Hall 101 at 6:00 p.m.
Presented by Mark Daybell, Graphic and Multimedia Design Department.
 
Friday, October 18: Jacques Audiard, De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) 2005. Running time: 108 minutes. Hasley Hall 101 at 8:30 p.m.
Presented by Mark Daybell, Graphic and Multimedia Design Department.
 
Friday, November 1: Pedro Almodóvar, Volver  2006.
Running time: 121 minutes. Hasley Hall 101 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Pierre Etienne, Department of Modern Languages.
 
Friday, November 15: Pedro Almodóvar, Los abrazos rotos (Broken Embraces)
2009. Running time: 127 minutes. Hasley Hall 101 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by João Junqueira, Department of Modern Languages.
 
Friday, December 6: Jacques Audiard, Un prophète (A Prophet) 2009.
Running time: 155 minutes. Hasley Hall 101 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Brent Riffel, History Department.

All films are subtitled in English. A discussion will follow each screening.
 
EVERYONE WELCOME!  FREE ADMISSION! FLEX CREDIT FOR FACULTY!
For more information, please contact Pierre Etienne in the Modern Languages Dept.
(661) 362-3069  or  pierre.etienne@canyons.edu
 
 
French-language films currently playing in the Los Angeles region. 
For information (including reviews) please click on the film title.
Will up-date soon.
Please consult the L.A. Times and L.A Weekly for theatres and show times.
 
Musique: Paris is the capital of WORLD MUSIC. Each semester, we will feature two francophone musical artists, one contemporary and one "classic." The idea is to introduce you to the great variety of music that is being--and has been-- made by musicians from all parts of the French-speaking world. The key here, the unifying factor is the French-speaking world, and although most of the lyrics you will see and hear are indeed French, there will also be music by francophone artists who sing in other languages. Thus, you'll discover music from Africa--north, central, and west--the Caribbean, Canada, Belgium, and France. Tune in and discover la java, Josephine Baker, zouk, Yves Montand, rai, Serge Gainsbourg, Alpha Blondy, Tabu Combo, Jacques Brel, soukous, Barbara, Kahled, la biguine, Edith Piaf, Les Nubians, Gilles Vigneault, MC Solaar, Fatal Mambo, Cheb Mami, Patricia Kaas, Dalida, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Malavoi, Amina, Georges Moustaki, Rachid Taha, Aznavour, Salif Keita, and many more.
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Activities.   
 
Summer Semester in Paris
With College of the Canyons
 June 12-July 12, 2014
 Earn up to six credits by taking courses in 

Art and French Culture and Conversation

       
 Spend an entire month discovering one of the world’s great capitals. You’ll live in a dorm at the Cité Internationale of the University of Paris (with a single-room option) in a cool neighborhood right across from the famous Parc Montsouris (in the 14th arrondissement). The entire city—and other parts of France—will be your classroom. You will have a bus and subway pass, but you’ll be able to walk to world-famous sites such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Marais (everyone’s favorite Parisian neighborhood), Berthillon (the best ice cream in France), and dozens of hip cafés, restaurants and discos.  You’ll actually have enough time to meet people, practice your French, find your favorite café, bakery, outdoor market, park, museum, clothes boutique, department store, bookstore, movie theatre, chocolate shop, church, metro line, etc. and actually frequent them repeatedly.  You’ll also have a couple of day trips outside the city (Chartres Cathedral, the palace of Versailles, the city of Rouen, and Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny) and an optional three day-trip to Normandy and Brittany with two overnights in the fabulous town of Saint-Malo. What’s more, your evenings and four three-day weekends will be yours to use as you wish. And if that’s not enough, you will be in Paris for the nation-wide, summer solstice music festival as well as for the start of the Tour de France bicycle race. And for you soccer fans, we will be in France for all the games of the World Cup. It will take place in Brazil, but watching it in a soccer-crazy country like France is almost as good as being in Rio de Janeiro. Allez les Bleus!
 
Cost: $3100 Includes:  Housing; use of the Paris facilities of the Accent International Consortium for Academic Programs Abroad; a one-month subway and bus pass; three one-day excursions (Chartres Cathedral, the Palace of Versailles, the city of Rouen and Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny) including transportation and guided visits; pre-departure and overseas orientation program; International Student Identity Card; a pass for most Paris museums; transfers from and to Paris airport for group flight participants.
The program price does not include: Round-trip airfare (an optional group flight will be offered), College of the Canyons tuition, meals, insurance, personal expenses.
For a supplement of $390, students can also choose to go on an optional three day-trip to Normandy and Brittany with two overnights in the fabulous town of Saint-Malo, including transportation, accommodations and guided visits
 
 Courses: Art 205 (Landmarks of Art), French 150 (French conversation; one section for beginners and one for more advanced students)
This program is limited to 30 participants and is open to anyone who will be at least eighteen years of age by June 11, 2014 and who registers for at least one course. It is highly recommended that students take both classes.
 
Informational meetings for all those interested will be held on Wednesday, October 23 and on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 6:00 until 7:00 pm in LTLC-160 (Library/The Learning Center) on the Valencia Campus.
For more information and program brochure and application, please contact any of the following:
Pierre Etienne (French): pierre.etienne@canyons.edu    (661) 362-3069
Necia Gelker (Art): necia.gelker@canyons.edu  (661) 362-3652
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Funky Note. The French Program's primary classroom (Bonelli-25) has been rebaptized. Indeed, the students of French 101, 102, and 201 in their perverse yet infinite wisdom , have chosen to replace the insipid name of the classroom building (BONH) and room (25) by something better suited to their fertile collective imagination. Be it known that, for the remainder of the current semester (Spring 2012), the building and room will be referred to, respectively, as : 
Le Terrier de lapin (The Rabbit Hole)
Le Pays des merveilles  (Wonderland)
Arrêté reçu et agréé par le Programme de Français de l'Université des Canyons ainsi que par l'Académie Française.