Resources at Middlebury College
- Research by Subject: French - Start your research here.
- Information about various funding sources for students and instructions.
- Have a library question? Ask your liaison. The French Liaison is Leanne Galletly, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Davis Family Library, Room 207, 802-443-5140, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Lexique site of FR205 presents concrete vocabulary with examples, images, and web activities.
- Grammar Games for Grammar Geeks
There are many Francophone activities in Vermont:
- Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region is a local organization that celebrates the French history and culture of the region by offering its many members classes, events, and access to resources.
- Winooski celebrates French Heritage Day in July, with Franco-American music, French Canadian fiddling, French response songs, step-dancing, clogging, reenactors, French food, a fencing demonstration, the Bastille Day Waiters’ Race, narrated English and French historical walking tours, and more.
- Va-et-Vient, a local Francophone music group, often performs in the area.
- Chimney Point State Historic Site has a museum of Native American and French heritage.
- Samuel de Champlain discovered Lake Champlain in 1609.
- In 1666, Pierre de Saint-Paul, Sieur de La Motte established Fort Sainte-Anne, a settlement on Isle La Motte.
- In 1755, the French constructed Fort Carillon on the Vermont/New York border.
- The city of Vergennes is named after the Comte de Vergennes, who negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
- The nineteenth century saw a large influx of French Canadians coming to work in Vermont factories and mills, and many of their descendants live in Vermont today.
- A podcast dedicated to the history and culture of the Franco-Americans and the Francophonie of New England, by alumna Julie Rhinelander and produced in conjunction with the University of Southern Maine.