posted 21/11/05: French Society AGM

From Candy Yuen, External Vice-Chairperson

On behalf of my society I would like to invite you to the Annual General Meeting in which you can meet these energetic 'excos-to-be' face to face, know and ask more about the events plan for the coming year!

French Society A.A.H.K.U.S.U.
Session 2005-2006
Date: November 25, 2005 (Friday)
Time: 12:45
Venue: G01, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre

posted 13/11/05: HKU Worldwide Exchange Programmes 2006-07

An exhibition (at the Global Lounge, G/F, Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Center , Swire Building ) and a series of sharing and briefing sessions on the HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange Programmes will be held from November 14, 2005 onwards.

Consult the programme and venues

posted 13/11/05: French Cinepanorama

The Hong Kong French Film Festival returns with its 34th edition from the 6th to 20th December.

The annual festival yields a rich crop of recent films and features a special retrospective of 6 films inspired by celebrated author Jean Cocteau. The festival is presented by the Alliance Française de Hong Kong, in association with the Consulate General of France and local sponsors.

Consult the programme and venues

posted 2/11/05: Job announcement

Position title : Press Officer for Le French May 2006
Period : February to May 2006 (4 months)

Job tasks :

  • editing and in charge of the festival's Press release which are destinated to journalists
  • organisation and supervision of the press conference (settle the venue, draft the rundown of the ceremony, invite the journalists and guests, etc.)
  • press follow-up in Chinese and English (written and audiovisual): organise interviews, help to launch the press campaign, etc.

Skills needed :

  • excellent command of both English and Chinese (mainly written); French is a plus but not necessary
  • well-organised and good management skills (able to work independently and under pressure)
  • interpersonal skills : outgoing, dynamic, able to communicate easily with journalists

Please send your resume to :

Sarah Goettelmann, Cultural Attache
Tel:(852) 3196 62 07 /Fax: (852) 3196 6201

Consult our website

posted 24/10/05: Summer Internships in France - Summer 2006

A number of internships in French companies may be offered to students in French during the summer 2006. Interested students are invited to attend an introductory talk to learn more about the scheme and the method of application.

Date : Thursday, November 3, 2005

Venue : MG07 (Main Building

Time : from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

write for more information

posted 24/10/05: Seminar

“Local Identities, European Integration and Global Changes: Implications for East Asia”

Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall,
The University of Hong Kong
Nov. 1, 2005

see details here.

posted 12/10/05: Seminar

“Sartre and the Brotherhood of Mongrels”

Speaker : François Noudelmann, University of Paris VIII.

Jean-Paul Sartre, a thinker of inter-subjectivity, avoided the question and even the notion of fraternity although he was dealing with the relationships between the ego and the Other. But after the Second world war, he progressively built a theory about the self-institution of a brotherhood. Therefore, Sartre used genealogical paradigms and a counter-myth to understand how, in a collective struggle, feelings of freedom, of recognition and of solidarity may emerge. This paper focuses on the way Sartre tried to break down kinship models in his social thought by inventing a mythical community of people who are both brothers and sons of nobody.

Professor Noudelmann is the author of several books on Sartre.

This seminar is co-organized by the HKU Dpt of Philosophy and the Alliance Française de Hong Kong.

Thursday October 13 - 4:00-6:00pm
Philosophy Seminar Room, Rm MB305 - HKU


posted 03/10/05 : French Help Desk

A French teacher is now available once weekly to all students in French for consultation, guidance and advice. Feel free to come and ask any question related to your learning of French at the following time and venue :

Wednesdays, 4 to 5 pm, Practice Lab (KK615), 7/Fl., KK Leung Blg.

All are welcome !

posted 23/09/05: Screening of film

(in French with English subtitles)

Featuring Juliette Binoche, Michel Piccoli
Director : Louis Carax.

A huge cult hit in France and recipient of the country's most prestigious film award, Mauvais sang is a wonderfully enjoyable tale of underworld intrigue and romance set in the near future in Paris. Part thriller and part love story, the film noir-like plot, which manages to be both dark and funny, original and touching, features imaginative references to Carax's cinematic heroes, from Charlie Chaplin to Jean-Luc Godard.
Date:    Sep. 27, 2005 (Tuesday)
Time:    5:15 pm
Venue:   Rm K419, Knowles Building


posted: 05/09/05: Beginning of new Term : LANG1001, LANG2001 and LANG3001

The first class meetings will take place at the following venues and time :
Groups A, B, C and D

September 8 (Thu) : 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Room LE4, Library Extension Blg

Groups A, B and C
September 8 (Thu) : 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
Room LE1, Library Extension Blg
Groups A, B and C
September 12 (Mon) : 9:30 am - 10:20 am
Room LG106, KK Leung Blg

posted 31/08/05: Certificate Course Application 2005-06

Applications are now invited for enrolment in the French Certificate Course programme (see description) until September 3 (Saturday).

See the Certificate courses timetable 2005-2006

Applicants are encouraged to come to an interview at the following periods and venue :

August 31 (Wed) : 10am - 12:30 pm - Room 1121, KK Leung Blg
Sept. 1 (Thu) : 10am - 12:30 pm - Room 1121, KK Leung Blg
Sept. 2 (Fri) : 10am - 12:30 pm - Room 1121, KK Leung Blg

The list of successful applicants will be posted on the Language Centre notice boards (KK Leung Blg, 7th Fl.) from Sept. 8 to 10.

posted 22/06/05: Job announcement

PortaPower (China) Limited

 Marketing Executives (German / French / Spanish)
        a.. University Graduate, preferably with major in Business Studies or
Language Studies (German / French / Spanish).
        b.. Proficient in German / French / Spanish
        c.. Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, both spoken and written.
        d.. Preferably 1- 2 years Sales & Marketing experience in the
electronics or related industry. Fresh graduates are also welcomed.
        e.. Meticulous, dynamic and hard-working. Can work independently and
also in a team.

        We offer 5.5 working days and labour holidays. Interested parties
please submit your full resume with expected salary to PortaPower (China)
Limited under the e-mail address

        * Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only.


posted 08/06/05: La Fête de la Musique

The annual and world event Fête de la Musique is taking place this year again from June 17 to 21. Free concerts are offered at various locations throughout the city.

> Further information and programme : click here

posted 25/05/05: Party at the Beach

The month-long French May ends up on a high note with an open-to-all party at Pui-O, one of the nicest beaches in Lantau, Hong Kong. Music, dance and fun games are programmed for this event scheduled on May 29.

> Further information : click here

Last minute : The event is now postponed to June 5 due to weather conditions.

posted 13/05/05: Volunteer Translators/Interpreters wanted

The Agency of Volunteer Service is now recruiting students who can act as translators in French and other languages at the 88th Lions Club International Convention to be held on June 28, 2005.

> Further information and details can be obtained from Mr Clive Lee : 93769526.

posted 13/05/05: Encre/Chine: Ink Paintings at the HKU Museum

As part of Le French May Festival, this exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong will feature ink works by three artists, Jean Degottex, Gao Xingjian and T'ang Haywen to illustrate East-West artistic cross-pollination.

The Opening is on May 19 at 6pm and the exhibition will last until May 26.

> Read more

posted 05/05/05: Examinations 2004-2005

The timetable of written examinations is as follows :

May 14, Sat. 9:30-12:30 : LANG3006 French III / Certificate (Part 2)
May 17, Tue. 9:30-12:30 : LANG3001 French language III.1
May 18, Wed. 2:30-4:30 : LANG1002 French I.2
May 23, Mon. 9:30-12:30 : LANG2001 French language II.1

Consult the General Office notice boards (KK Leung 7/Fl) for the venues.

posted 13/04/05: French Arts Festival 2005

Le French May comes back this year under the auspices of the Year of France in China. Starting May 1 to June 4th many events will take place across the city, music, theatre, exhibitions, dance and films.

One highlight of the festival is a 15-day long exhibition of original works by Sempé, named Un Air de Paris.

> Read the programme

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