Events  Indulge your Inner Frenchie during the Francophonie week!
20/03/201600:00 TV5MONDE

 

 
Even though we celebrate the Francophonie everyday on TV5MONDE, we still want to make something special for Francophiles like you! From today, please enjoy our online French expressions and discover our special programs focused on the Francophonie world!
 
 
Here we are, ready for a new edition of the Francophonie week! Did you know that this event is celebrated in more than 70 countries in the world? Wherever you are, there is something Frenchie waiting for you. 
 

 
Learn French with French expressions

 
 
We believe that one of the funniest thing when learning a foreign language is the use of expressions! We invite you to discover our French expressions directly on our website with our new page! Click on the French Language section on the top menu and choose one category.
 
All of our expressions are featured with a picture, a literal translation and their meaning or equivalent in English. You can also share them with your friends on Twitter and Facebook! So far, we have divided them into 5 categories:
Color expression; body expression; daily expressions; animal expressions and food expressions. But stay tuned as we are going to launch new categories very soon… Can you guess which ones?
 
Have you discovered our new page with French expressions? Click "French Language" on the top menu and enjoy! 


 



 
Special programs for France and French enthusiasts

 
 
You can also celebrate the Francophonie with these special programs broadcasted on TV5MONDE Asia Pacific and dedicated to the Francophonie world. 

 
Les As du francais
(Entertainment)

 


 
In partnership with CCTV-Français. 10 candidates are competing in front of a jury including 15 people from 8 different countries among whom Bernard Cerquiglini (presentator of our famous program Merci Professeur) and Dong Qiang (from Beijing University), to show their excellent knowledge in French language. 
 
Broadcasted on Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th March at 7.30 pm Beijing time. Link here 
 
 
Acoustic (2 special episodes)
​(Entertainment)




 
Your favourite program about French music is making 2 special episodes dedicated to the week of the French language. Stay tuned if you don’t want to miss famous artists such as Vianney (Best male artist of the year), but also La Grande Sophie, Ariane Moffatt, Frero Delavega, Louane, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Akhenaton and Shurik'n, Thomas Dutronc, Christophe Willem.
 
The second episode special Francophonie will cover French performer Yuri Buenaventura music with his new album called “Paroles”, a homage to French music (Chanson Française). 
 
 
Broadcast on Wednseday at 10.20 pm and Saturday at 6.30 pm Hong Kong time

 
Pierre Brossolette ou les passagers de la lune
​(Cinema / Documentary)



 
This is the story of Pierre Brossolette (born in 1903). He was a talented student and avant-garde journalist who was politically engaged, and most importantly a defender of the Human Rights…. Click to learn more 
 
Broadcast on Wednesday 16th March at 9.00 pm Hong Kong time
 
 
La fête de la chanson française
​(Entertainment)


 

 
This 12th edition is marked by the ideas of sharing and celebration, with a focus on the 60s and 70s and just a touch of the 80s and 90s.
Guests: Johnny Hallyday, Patrick Bruel, Thomas Dutronc, Eddy Mitchell, Vianney, Pascal Obispo, Fréro Delavega, Marina Kaye, Lambert Wilson, Brigitte, Soprano, Joyce Jonathan, Kids United, Claire Keim, Nicole Croisille, Chico et les Gypsies, and more… 

 
Broadcast on Saturday 19th and 26th March at 9.15 pm Hong Kong time
 
 
Destination Francophonie 
(Current Affairs)



 
 
This special episode focused on a different variety of French language in Libreville, Gabon where it gets influenced by the other local dialects. 

 
Les vendredis d’Apostrophes 
(Documentary)



 
For the 40th anniversary of "Apostrophes", Pierre Assouline reviews the best moments and interviews shown on this beloved French literary television series. He presents an anthology of the best excerpts, organized like an alphabet primer, accompanied by Bernard Pivot and his many anecdotes for a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Link here
 
Broadcast on Wednesday 16th March at 11.00 pm Hong Kong time
 
 
Internationales
(Current Affairs)
 



 
With Michaëlle Jean (Secretary General of the Organisation of La Francophonie) as a guest on Sunday March 13th. Link here 
 

 
 
Play around French linguistics on TV5MONDE.com
(page in French)

 
 
You can also find more games around the French language on the corporate website TV5MONDE.com and practice your French with the national Archibald dictation, Merci Professeur videos, words and expressions, videos about teaching French… 



 
Enjoy the Francophonie locally in Asia and Pacific

 
 
Eventually, don’t forget to contact your local Alliance Francaise, Institut de Français, French Embassy to check what are the local events in Asia and Pacific.
 
Check this website to view the events in your country: 20 Mars 2016 Francophonie
 
Useful websites: 
 
We wish you a fantastic week of the French language and the Francophonie!
Merci, nous vous souhaitons une excellente Fête de la Francophonie!
 
Don’t hesitate to ask may you have any question regarding the event on Twitter @tv5mondeapac

 

 
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