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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Is the French Week~~~

Yesterday while in class, my French lecturer interest me on a news that i think is pretty interesting. If he doesn't mentioned about it, i wouldn't even know the existent of such event in Malaysia.

Well, here's a brief introduction regarding the event, pretty astonish because of the number 15. Is the 15th French week held in Malaysia!

"CELEBRATED every year worldwide, the French-language Week in Malaysia has been a success thanks to the commitment of 23 different diplomatic missions represented in Kuala Lumpur as members of the International Organisation of the Francophonie: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guinea, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritius, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam

The French-language Week aims to promote the various French-speaking countries represented in Malaysia as well as the French language. It also intends to provide moral support and encouragement to Malaysians speaking or studying the language, providing them with opportunities to practise the language."

And here's the information of the upcoming events begin from March 20, till March 25.


1. Reggae/ dance hall concert performed by a Senegalese artiste and guests from France, Malaysia, and Canada.

Date: Saturday, March 20

Time: 10.30pm onwards

Venue: The Reggae Bar, 31 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

For more details, call 03-2053-5564.


2. Buffet de la Francophonie Rendezvous in the garden of the Alliance FranÁaise to enjoy a buffet of dishes from different countries.

Date: Sunday, March 21

Time: 11am to 2pm.

Venue: Alliance Franáaise of Kuala Lumpur, 15, Lorong Gurney, Kuala Lumpur.

Free admission. For registration, call 03-2053-5500.



3. Exhibition and sale of Senegalese handicraft

Date: Friday, March 19 to Friday, March 26

Venue: Alliance FranÁaise of Kuala Lumpur, 15, Lorong Gurney, Kuala Lumpur

Free admission.



4. Guided tours in French at Muzium Negara Museum Volunteers Malaysia hosted by Muzium Negara Kuala Lumpur.

Date: March 22 till March 24

Time: 9am to 12.30pm for students and scholars.

Venue: Muzium Negara Kuala Lumpur


5. Talk in French “Barus : une ancienne place marchande de l’ocèan indien Sumatra, 12ème - 17ème siècle” by Dr Daniel Perret from French School of Asian Studies, Kuala Lumpur and guided tours in French by the French-speaking guides of the Association of Volunteers Malaysia.

Date: Tuesday, March 23

Time: 7pm

Venue: Muzium Negara Kuala Lumpur

Free admission. For registration, call 03-2053-5500.


6. Short movies evening at FINAS Screening of short movies from different countries, members of the OIF: Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, France, Mauritius, Morocco, Romania, Senegal, Switzerland, Vietnam.


Date: Wednesday, March 24

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: FINAS, Lot 1662, Bt 8, Jalan Hulu Kelang, Ampang Free admission. For registration, call 03-2053-5500.



7. Talks in French “La cartographie asiatique non occidentale” by Dr Frèdèric Durand, Universitè Toulouse II-Le Mirail.


“Les pantouns malais dans la littèrature française” by Serge Jardin.


Date: Thursday, March 25

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Drawing Room, Carcosa Seri Negara, Taman Tasik Perdana KL Free admission.

For registration, call 03-2053-5564.



8. Closing of the 15th French-Language Week Award presentation to winners of the French-language week quiz
contest “Bon Appètit!” published in NST.

*sources from NST online.

I wanted to join the contest but i dont have the form. Anyone here got the 25 Feb,2010, NST newspaper. I'll be glad if you can cut out the quiz form and give it me. ^_^ hehehe.....

Anyway, the quiz questions are all published in the news already, is all about French foods, dishes and so on. Just give the correct answer in French and you stand a chance to win tickets!!!! To where? See for yourself......

1st prize: Air ticket to France with one week language course and accommodation
2nd prize: Air ticket to Switzerland with 5 nights accommodation and 4 day rail pass
3rd prize: Air ticket to Egypt with one week accommodation and entries to tourist sites
4th prize: Air ticket to Mauritius with one week accommodation

5th and 6th prize: 2 vouchers for 2 pax for ‘High Tea’ at Carcosa Seri Negara
7th to 12th prize: Vouchers from Kinokuniya
Consolation prizes: Books, Cds, DVDs, t-shirts, etc….

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......!!!! With accommodation somemore.....

Beside this handwritten quiz, there's radio quiz as well....check this out....

Mon 30 Mar - Fri 3 Apr (7-9am):

Quiz on Lite FM, one question per day, testing knowledge on the French speaking world and the international organization of French speaking countries (OIF). Information to answer the questions will be posted on the Lite FM website.

Every day, the winner will be rewarded with the following package: 1 digital photo frame, 1 table clock, 1 t-shirt,
1 aircraft model.<--------Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! I want!!! I want!!!! I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed 1 Apr (7-9am):

French class on Hitz FM. All listeners can participate by sending questions via SMS.

Well, gotta go work on my French.......Ciao~~~~~~

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