Monday, September 20, 2010

Yard Sale Fundraiser!

Yard Sale Fundraiser at EFDM on Saturday 10/2/10 from 9am-2pm.
Come help us raise money for the school and the playground!

If interested in selling/donating, please contact us at

Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 17, 2010


“When love is deep, much can be accomplished”

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

Turkish lunch

Merci beaucoup à Adil et Nil Yilmaz!

We had a special lunch at school today. Sophia's family had prepared a lunch from Turkey. We had Turkish meatballs (Koefta), Turkish fries, salad and rice pudding.
It was delicious! Merci!

La première semaine des GS/CP:

Dans notre classe nous avons huit chenilles. Nous nous en occupons bien.
(We have eight caterpillars in our classroom. We take good care of them)

Nous étions à Winslow Park. Nous avons joué et nous avons pique-niqué.
(We went to Winslow Park. We played and we had a picnic.)

Les GS apprennent à parler français.
(The Kindergartners are learning to speak French.)

Les CP travaillent à leur table. (The 1st graders are working at their desks.)

C'est l'heure du repas. (It's time for lunch!)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

French at UMA

Calendar of Events

French Conversation Table
Wednesday, September 1st
4:15 - 5:15pm
UMA Honors Lounge

Film | Réveil: Waking Up French (2006)
Wednesday, September 8th
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Michael Klahr HHRC
Maine filmmaker Ben Levine’s documentary explores the stigma of language loss faced by Maine’s Franco-American communities. Witness the story of Maine’s French heritage from Canadian immigration through persecution by the Klu Klux Klan to the cultural renaissance of today.

Lecture | The Destiny of New England's Franco-Americans
Wednesday September 15th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Michael Klahr HHRC
Presenter: Eric Waddell – Professor of Geography, Laval University

Roundtable | Melting Pot or Salad? The Hidden Cost of Assimilation
Wednesday, September 22nd
7:00 - 9:00pm
Who are the true Mainers? And who is from away? Join us for an open community discussion.

Field Trip

Saturday, September 25th
8 a.m.
Embarking from the Forks on the Kennebec River, explore the history of the Canada Road on foot with Franco-American scholar Barry Rodrigue

Film | The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Wednesday, September 29th
6:30 - 9:00pm
An epic adventure and passionate romance set in the Colonial America of 1757, during the brutal conflict between the British, French, Scots-Irish, and Native
Americans. Stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe.

Please click here for more events.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Come enjoy an evening filled with snacks and drinks, the opportunity to socialize in French and English and see a great French movie.
All films are in French with English subtitles.

6:30 PM: Conversation, food and drinks 7:00 PM: Start of the film
After the Film: Discussion and exchange of feelings and thoughts
(Donations are appreciated)

Upcoming Films in 2010/2011

September 22: Le Petit Nicolas de Laurent TIRARD
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October 20: Le Souffle au coeur de Louis MALLE
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November 17: Pierrot le Fou de Jean-Luc GODARD
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December 15: Ma Nuit chez Maud de Eric ROHMER
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January 19: Après Vous de Pierre SALVADORI
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February 16: Un Flic de Jean-Pierre MELVILLE
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March 16: Molière de Laurent TIRARD
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April 27: Entre les murs de Laurent CANTET
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May 18: Coco avant Chanel de Anne FONTAINE
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June 15: La Chèvre de Francis VEBER

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Adult Education

L’Ecole Française du Maine offers multiple options for adults seeking to improve their speaking and writing skills, or simply trying to keep up with their children! For more information, please contact our Adult Ed Coordinator, Elodie Le Nezet-Soule (Phone: 207-865-3308).

Private Classes
Personal curriculum to be created and taught according to the level and needs of the person.

Group Classes (10 persons per group)
A session of 15 weekly classes that will meet from 6pm to 7:30pm. The curriculum consists of oral and written comprehension, and oral and written expression. The French textbook “Campus” and workbook will be required and can be purchased through EFDM. Classwork will cover: grammatical points with explanations and application exercises, vocabulary, phonetics and repetition of different sounds, conversation and practice of dialogue between the students, and cultural experience. Group classes are offered at three different levels:

Beginner 1: September 13
Beginner 3: September 14
Intermediate: September 13

Cost: $375 per person, or $700 a couple.