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About Liliane Duséwoir

After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in translation & interpretation in Belgium, Liliane specialized in the field of Linguistics and pursued her graduate studies in Anthropology as a Fulbright scholar at Boston University. In the U.S., Liliane has taught at Brown University and at the College of the Holy Cross. She joined Boston University in 2006 and is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Romance Studies. Her specialties include: foreign language pedagogy, inclusive pedagogy, teaching with technology, translation & interpretation, comics and graphic novels, and queer francophone cinema.

About Ingrid Marquardt

Ingrid began her passion for French through the immersion program in Milton, MA, and has followed it around France and the world. She took a break from this first love to pursue a B.A. in English with a minor in Irish Studies at Boston College and a Masters of Library and Information Sciences at Simmons College. She is thrilled to meld her excitement for libraries and French language and culture in her position at the Center!

Upcoming Events


An Evening with Boubacar Boris Diop

A celebration of Francophone Literature

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:30 PM To 7:00 PM

Come join us for an exciting discussion with the award-winning Senegalese author Boubacar Boris Diop! This event is in French and will be moderated in French by Dr. Bojana Coulibaly.

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Online Offering

Barre en français: November Sessions

Exercise your body and your vocabulary!

Monday, November 2, 2020 9:00 AM To 10:00 AM

Improve your health and your vocabulary during our online barre classes in French!

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Enjoy a Taste of France for the Holidays

Pre-order your holiday gift package!

From Oct 23, 2020 To Dec 1, 2020

This year we will miss our beloved Marché de Noël but we won’t miss having a taste of France to give as a present, to share with friends and family or to keep for yourself as a well- deserved treat! We have prepared for you a package of hand-selected French delights from some of our local partners. What you will find in your $70 bag: 1 box of 4 bonbons from gâté comme des filles 1 medallion of foie gras with truffles (6oz) from d’Artagnan  1/2 pound Comté Marcel Petite from Formaggio (made in France) 1/2 pound Fourme d'Ambert from Formaggio (made in France) 1 jar of Guérande salt from Louis Sel (made in Guérande, Brittany France) Preorders available until December 1, 2020. Curbside pick-up at La Voile Brookline, dates TBD in December. No delivery.

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