See the red section at the upper right, labeled "Dates & Quick Links" for upcoming events that were previously announced in the newsletter. Photographers Needed:
The Alliance is seeking volunteer photographers for its upcoming gala on April 23 at the MAC. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another Online Quiz:
for details. Many readers had fun with the online grammar quiz
that was in the last issue. Here is another quiz, "Dix subtilités de la langue française" - click here
. Helpful feature: this quiz provides a clear explanation
of the grammar point, after it grades your answer.
More about Spelling:
A BBC news article entitled, "French furore over spelling continues," provides additional insight on the recent controversy; click here.
How to say "google" in French:
Another recent ar
ticle discusses how words from other languages are now getting legitimate status in French - examples are googliser
(Larousse) and selfie
(Robert); click here
. Feeling lucky?
Have friends in Seattle or thinking to visit there? Then check out this raffle
, where for just $5, you may win a Luxury Dining and Entertainment package worth $1500. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit France Education NW; the drawing is March 20 at Seattle Center but you don't have to be present in order to win; winners will be called and emailed. Portland Dining Month
has $29 specials throughou
t March with a lot of our readers' favorite restaurants, including St. Jack, the Heathman, Old Salt Marketplace, Higgins, Imperial, Le Vieux, Meriwether's, Muselet, ¡Oba!
, Paragon, Thirst Bistro and more
. Flummoxed by Flags:
Curious to understand France's diverse mix of flags and how they came about? Click here
for a handy primer just published a couple days ago.
Documentary on Netflix
: The new documentary, Je Suis Charlie: L'Humour à
Mort, is available on Netflix. Click here
for the trailer; the film is in French with English subtitles. Note that Netflix also has the 2008 documentary, Tough Being Loved by Jerks, on the journalists at Charlie Hebdo.
Tuning your ear:
Luc Hardy gives a 5-minute discusssion of his film, "Pursuit of Endurance," which has been featured at recent climate-change discussions. Click here
(in French, not subtitled). L'Etoile French Immersion School
will host an Open House
on Friday, March 18 from 10am to 12pm.