Ouisconsin Connects

FRENCH TEACHER CONNECTIONS

The following teachers are available for networking, virtual classroom visits or mentoring.  (If you are interested in being listed, please fill out the form below) 

Onalaska, WI 

Brian WOPAT
Onalaska High School | 9-12, Levels 1-4

*Virtual Visits

*NBCT Mentor

*Advocacy

Wausau, WI 

Kara TORKELSON 

Wausau East & West High Schools | 9-12
    Levels 1-4, AP, Duel Credit

Will help with:

*Concours Oral 

*Grand Concours

*Nat'l French Week

*French Club

*Advocacy

Ellen ONSRUD
Lake Mills MS & HS | 9-12, Levels 1-5 Dual Credit

*Virtual Visits

*Advocacy

*Dual Credit

Christine CHRISTENSEN
Reedsburg Area HS | 9-12, Levels 1-5

*Networking

*CI

*Stepping Stones

COMMUNITY FRANCOPHONE CONNECTIONS

Region 1:

Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn.

 

Region 2:

Adams, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Taylor, Vilas, Washara, Waupaca, Wood.

Region 3:

Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Winnebago.

  • Nala's Fromagerie in Bellevue (Green Bay).

Region 4:

Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon.

Region 5:

Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green Lake, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, LaFayette, Marquette, Rock, Sauk.

  • Tory Miller of L'étoile and Graze will do a lot of community outreach with the Madison area schools (and possibly anyone who contacts him).

 

  • There is also La Baguette on Mineral Point Rd., run by a French couple.

 

  • The Chazen usually has a docent who can do a tour in French. It has a nice collection of French art and often has temporary exhibits from France/Francophone countries

 

  • Someone from the UW gave a group of students from France a tour about WI Native American history along with the importance of the French fur traders in WI.

 

  • La Maison Française

 

  • Fromagination cheese shop

 

  • Fête de Marquette in July

 

  • WI Historical Society (lots of stuff on the Voyageurs/French in WI)

 

  • Cajun Fest in Mt. Horeb (brand new this year)

 

  • Brasserie V

 

 

  • A lot of the area wineries (Wollersheim, Botham, etc.) do tours and such (of course), but they also invite community members to participate in the harvest. You kind of have to watch their websites to see the details but it's a fun, hard-working afternoon and can tie into a cultural lesson/experience.

 

  • Wisconsin Film Festival often has French/Francophone films, as does Sundance cinema in Madison

 

  • UW-Whitewater Language and Culture Day

 

  • WADOMA West African dance company

 

  • Mandjou Mara: West African djembefola, and griot(!) & Limyana Drum & Dance ensemble

 

 

Region 6:

Dodge, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha.

 

  • Milwaukee Art Museum will do tours in French

 

  • Club Timbuktu restaurant (Milwaukee)

 

 

Region 7:

Kenosha, Racine, Walworth.

 

 

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Merci beaucoup!

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