French in Action Reunion at Yale

Many university students taking French, as well as frequent viewers of PBS, have probably seen an episode or two of French in Action. It’s a 52 part video series written by Pierre Capretz that covers two years of university level courses. The series was filmed in Paris in 1985 and thanks to fiafans.org, they are having a 25th anniversary celebration this October at Yale.

The actors who played Mireille (Valérie Allain) and Robert (Charles Mayer) will definitely be there in addition to Pierre Capretz. I wish I could go! Someone please go for me!

FIA resources:

Watch all 52 videos online (US & Canada only)

All 52 transcripts (Scribd document)

Mystères et boules de gomme ! (fiafans.org)

FIA Fans Wiki (vocabulary and notes for half of the episodes)

FIA for Teachers (resource for teachers using FIA in class)

  • Eliza

    How cool! I loved those videos even when I didn’t speak French. My mom lives near New Haven and Yale so I’ll tell her to go for you and me :).

  • Kate

    We used to watch these videos in my French classes!

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