Young French Cinema in Baltimore

Young French Cinema: Free Screening of "Speak Up"Last screening of Young French Cinema in Baltimore

Parkway Theatre

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 – 7pm

I will taking students from campus. We will meet at 6:15pm in Welsh, we can meet directly outside my apartment (Welsh 230) to carpool.

Every year, hundreds of students from all over the department of Seine-Saint-Denis face off in Eloquentia, a contest to crown the best orator in this wildly diverse, sprawling suburb of Paris. Speak Up follows a group of college students preparing for Eloquentia through an intensive six weeks of workshops and into the tournament itself. Smoothly juxtaposing fly-on-the-wall scenes of the group in the classroom and the amphitheater with interviews and solo scenes with participants (and the future winner!), directors de Freitas and Ly create an inspiring portrait, by turns riotous and poignant, of a young generation of every creed and color brought together by a shared commitment to the French art of rhetoric. The viewer will not soon forget Elhadj, a formerly homeless young man now running an NGO in West Africa, Leïla, a shy Syrian-French woman who forces herself to become an orator to “redefine feminism,” or Eddy, a fledgling actor from a tiny village who has to walk ten kilometers every day to catch a train to class.

Open-House Coffee Hour

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Welsh 2 Common Room

Come grab a cup of tea or coffee, and snacks, while taking the opportunity to chat with current Language House residents and the Directors, Jeanne and Maite!

Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid)

Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, 2018 – 7:30pm

Molière’s final masterpiece is a farcical comedy about love and sickness. This production by the French company Le TRAC from southern France features original music developed by the troupe, and participation by Goucher students and faculty. The troupe’s residency is sponsored by the Theatre program and the Center for the Study of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; the Center for Dance, Music, and Theatre, and the E. and D. Robertson Lectureship Fund. Performed in French, with English synopsis provided. Admission: $5.

For tickets, call the Dunnock Box Office at 410-337-6513, or online:

Language tables

There are many language tables happening this semester. Thank you for helping us organize these and for participating!


Arabic: every other Friday, 1:30pm, Alice’s café

French: every Wednesday, 5pm, Stimson dining hall

German: every other Wednesday, 1:20pm, Welsh 2 kitchen

Italian: every last Monday, 1:30pm, Alice’s café

Spanish: every Monday, 1pm, Welsh 2 common room

French TV – The Voice

Monday, February 12th, 2018


Welsh piano room

Come and watch the first episode of the French version of The Voice – la plus belle voix! There will not be subtitles BUT how hard is it to listen to French people sing?

Le silence des chauves-souris (French play)

Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 7 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 8 at 2:30pm
Mildred Dunnock Theatre 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21286, USA
A play by Anaïs Allais Benbouali. Performed in French, with English supertitles.
Two young women, one of them French and one a refugee, both adrift in contemporary France, find themselves to be awkward roommates with each other and also with some bats who have roosted under their apartment’s roof. The play looks humorously at the absurdities of everyday living, while also treating seriously and tenderly themes of grief, memory, loss of security and the value of risk.
This production is co-sponsored by Goucher’s Theatre and French programs,
and is part of the FR/THE 272Y course, French Theatre in Avignon, Marseille and Paris.
Tickets: Dunnock Box Office 410-337-6513 or

Language tables Fall 2017

Hola! Bonjour! Ola! Buongiorno! Guten tag!

The Language tables are back 🙂 This semester, café français will be on Wednesdays, at 5pm in Stimson, Spanish table will be on Mondays, at 1pm in Welsh 2 Common Room, the German Kaffeestunde will be on alternate Wednesdays at 1:20pm in Welsh 2 Common Room, and Italian table will be every last Monday of each month  at 1:30pm in Alice’s.