Serving a little dinner with your French

by Barbara Wolff, UW-Madison Communications

Exquisite roast beef, among certain other things, draws Tom Rensink to dinner at the University of Wisconsin-Madison French House.

“It’s simply unbelievable,” waxes Rensink, a senior in physics.

The French House, the nation’s oldest residential language immersion community, was founded in 1918 and began opening its doors to the campus and the public for weekly lunches and dinner shortly thereafter. Director Andrew Irving warns that there is but one restriction on these soirees: You must speak French. . .