Language Resources in Minnesota: French



AATF Minnesota
MN-AATF is the Minnesota affiliate of the American Association of the Teachers of French. This membership organization offers a quarterly newsletter which keeps members informed about local activities. The website includes a list of the executive members, information about French contests and other activities, and links to other relevant organizations.
Lydia Belatèch, President

Alliance Française
Members of the Alliance Française receive a monthly newsletter which announces local French-related events. The Alliance offers courses in French, many weekly conversation groups, and summer camps on French language and culture for children. Members may check out resources, such as magazines and videos, from the Alliance office.
Phone: 612-332-0436
Fax: 612-332-0438


A Vous la Parole, Minnesota French contest, sponsored by AATF
AATF Minnesota
Contact: Clare Hagen
Phone: 651-423-7501
Website: http:///mnaatf/2.htm

Festival of Nations
The International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 651-647-0191
or St. Paul Chamber of Commerce:
Held at the beginning of May in the St. Paul Civic Center, this is a weekend of international exhibits, entertainment, food, marketplace, and educational activities for all ages. Weekday hours are scheduled for student groups.

French Day at the Minnesota Zoo
Exhibits are presented in German, French, and Spanish on World Language Days. Held in February, the zoo offers a day of exhibits, presentations, and entertainment designed for high school language students. Curriculum packages available.
Phone: 952-431-9200


Omni Theater: Science Museum of Minnesota
Some films in French for class outings. Accompanying materials are available.
Phone: 1-800-221-9444 / 651-221-9444


Chez Daniel
2800 W. 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: 952-888-4447

Pierre’s Bistro
2221 W. 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Phone: 952-928-0582

Tulips Restaurant
452 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-221-1061
Country French cuisine. Bastille Day Festival.

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