Francophonie is well alive in Florida

In partnership with the OIF (Organisme international de la francophonie) as the month of March, "le mois de la francophonie", is once again celebrating the French language all over the world. This year, the Francophonie week will take place from March 18 to March 26, offering a great occasion to express the diversity and richness of the French language, including in Florida, through contests, conferences, lectures, concerts and films.


  • "Dis-moi dix mots"

The office of Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, in partnership with the Consulates of Canada and Haïti, launched a Florida-wide contest entitled "Dis-moi dix mots" for all Elementary and High school students, as well as for the first time Universities and Colleges in Florida. The contest is designed to stimulate French language and culture by using ten selected French words, dedicated this year to the French language on the Internet. The awards will be given during the Conference held on March 22, 2017 at Florida International University.

  • Congrès de la culture française

From March 9-11, the 65th edition of the Congrès de la culture française took place in Orlando. More than 900 students from over 40 Floridian schools participated in various competitions during the Congrès expressing their French language talents through impromptu speeches, poetry recitation, skits, quiz games and theatre plays. This year’s theme was "fairy tales".

From left to right: Mr. Clément Leclerc, Consul general of France in Miami, Juan Serna, winner of the scholarship of the Alliance Française of Bonita Springs, Patrycja Prokopowicz, french teacher, and Vanessa Selk, Cultural Attaché.

  • Conference at FIU focusing on French Language in the Digital World - March 22

The winners of the contest "Dis-moi dix mots" will be announced by the Consul general of France in Miami, Mr. Clément Leclerc, on March 22, on the occasion of a public conference on "French language in the digital world" at the Florida International University, in partnership with the Haitian and the Canadian consulates (FIU campus Modesto Maidique / Room 160 SASC, from 1-3pm). Professors, experts, authors, and journalists from Haiti, Canada, Switzerland, and the USA, will make exciting presentations about the evolution of the French language through social networks and new technologies.

  • "ReadCaribbean"- March 25

On March 25, the Miami Book Fair Year-Round program "ReadCaribbean" (presented by Miami Dade College) will host a roundtable discussion entitled "Contest Histories: Portraying the Complexity of the Carribbean’s Past"/ "Histoires contestées: rettracer la complexité du passé des Caraibes" at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. This roundtable will be headed by French-speaking Carribbean authors: François Loe-Mie (Guyana), José Lewest-Stonko (Guadeloupe), Margaret Papillon (Haiti), and Emmelie Prophète (Haiti).

  • Francophonie Day at the Lycée Franco-Américain - March 25

The Lycée Franco-Américain and the International School of Broward invite you for a day full of events on March 25, 2017 from 11:00AM to 6:00 PM at
Lycée Franco-Américain
8900 Stirling Road, Cooper City, FL 33024
Contact: 954 237 0356.

Many cultural events are highlighting francophone artists this month, from concerts to films and art exhibitions.

  • Several Francophone Artists Perform at the Bandshell

This month at the North Beach Bandshell, Rhythm Foundation presents various francophone artists spanning the globe from North Africa to the Caribbean sea.

- Antilles Music Ensemble (French Caribbean) at Food Truck & Music Night
Wednesday, March 22th, 2017

- Tarek Abdallah & Adel Shams el Din (Egypt)
Sunday, March 26th, 2017

- Nouvelle Vague (France)
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

- Haitian Kompa at Little Haiti Cultural Center

Friday, March 17th, 6-10pm
Sounds of Little Haiti presents Kompa band, Nu Look, elected best local Haitian band by the Miami New Times.The concert takes place at the Little Haiti Cultural Center on Friday, March 17th; the event is free and open to the public.

  • Stream TV5MONDE channels now!

Today, TV5Mondehas entered into an agreement with one of the leading streaming providers in the United States: Sling TV.

Viewers can now enjoy a new package of TV5MONDE channels online: TV5MONDE Style, the new art-de-vivre network; TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand, featuring recent and classic French language films; TiVi5MONDE the 24/7 children’s network; and TV5MONDE Info with the latest newscasts produced by TV5MONDE.

TV5MONDE’s new online package is now available via most Internet connected devices including Apple TV, Roku, laptops, tablets, smart phones, and more.

Last modified on 05/04/2017

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