LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR THE AATF ANNUAL LUNCHEON IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
Florida Foreign Language Association - 2014 Conference
There is one month to go until the 45th annual FFLA Conference in Miami, at the Miami Airport Hilton Hotel.
The deadline for the hotel room block price expires on the September 24th at midnight. Please reserve your room before that date to secure a place.
Membership: The registration page for the conference will not allow you to register for the event unless you are an active member. For those of you who were members in years past, you may have to join again, especially if your email has changed. You may be able to access your account if you use your old email, and restore your membership. If your membership has lapsed, just hit renew and follow the directions to complete payment. At that point you are able to "add an event".
The Exhibit Hall is completely full of companies and organizations supporting what you do in your classroom. Whether direct instruction, vicarious experiences for your students, or direct, hands on applications immersed in the culture they are studying.
Thursday, October 16 - Documents écrits authentiques en classe de FLE
Friday, October 17 - AATF Luncheon (12:30 - 2:00pm)
Convention Highlights for French teachers:
O’Horo - FR Go Beyond the Classroom
Callahan - FR Speak French... or Die!
Blattner - FR Communicative Competence
Okraski - FR Focusing on “Water”
O’Horo - FR Discussion Boards
Falk - FR Connecting Cultures
Bernard - FR La BD en classe de FLE
LeGuilloux - FR Oral Proficiency Commandments
Mansier - FR Cultural Perspectives
Doyle-McCombs - Content-Rich French Curric.
Bernard - FR La “pub” en cours de FLE
Scheffer - FR What AATF Can Do For You
Pirson - FR Students Tear Down this Wall!
L’Alliance Française de Jacksonville
a le plaisir d’annoncer un concours de poésie en commémoration du 450 ème anniversaire de l’établissement de Fort Caroline. Veuillez trouver en pièce-jointe un document à imprimer et afficher. Vous pouvez aussi encourager vos étudiants à visiter notre site www.afjacksonville.org où ils trouveront les renseignements nécessaires. Cordialement, Sheila Kloc
We are preparing to mail 2015 dues renewal invoices to all current AATF members. If you would like to take care of your renewal now, you can do so by going to our on-line store at https://store.frenchteachers.org
When renewing on-line, please make sure to select your chapter. This is important so that you will receive news of local events and if you are planning to participate in the Grand Concours.
This year, we are instituting on-line voting for our national elections. You will receive login instructions via e-mail at this address. The instructions will also be included with your preprinted dues renewal notice.
Thank you for your continuing support of the AATF. Your participation allows us to offer programs and support for French teachers at all levels.
-- Jayne Abrate
Executive Director American Association of Teachers of French
P.O. Box 2617 Carbondale, IL 62902-2617
Celebrate National French Week, November 5-11 2014
Upcoming conventions: 2015 - Saguenay, Quebec (July 8-11) 2016 - Austin, Texas 2017 - St. Louis, Missouri
Célébrons le 450e anniversaire des Français en Floride
Le premier mai, 1562, un voyage français de découvert mené par Jean Ribault est arrivé à la bouche du fleuve (St. Johns River). Après avoir exploré les environs, ils ont érigé un monument et sont partis en bateau au nord. Deux ans plus tard, un corps expéditionnaire mené par René de Laudonnière a établi la première colonie française aux Etats-Unis. Ils ont choisi un site sur la rive sud du fleuve, quelques distance à l’intérieur de la bouche. Les habitants de la colonie, les Huguenots pour le plupart, ont nommé leur colonie « La Caroline » en l’honneur du Roi Charles IX. Les indiens Timucua ont aidé les Français à construire un fort triangulaire.
Through November 2014, Jacksonville and Miami will host many exciting opportunities that honor the role that France played in the formation of our state and nation. From the opening of a France – Florida cultural office at Visit Jacksonville, to the three week exposition of French culture in Miami, many activities are planned across the state. The commemoration of 450 years of the French in Florida is a signature event of Viva Florida, which promotes Florida’s history and cultural heritage.
The French-Florida Cultural Center is planning a dinner for the "Celebration of the First French Colony in America” with at Florida Caroline on Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 2014
Not too early to start planning for National French Week.
The AATF is pleased to announce its organization of the fifteenth annual National French Week. This week-long celebration of all things French will take place in schools and communities and AATF chapters across the U.S. from November 5-11, 2014. We are asking our members and any other interested Francophones and Francophiles to take French out of the classroom and demonstrate all the reasons to learn French.
Florida and its French-speaking Sister Cities
Get acquainted - or reacquainted with your city's, or region's, Sister City. Plan some activities for your students to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the French in Florida. Here's a list of the Sister Cities.
The Florida Chapter of the American Association of Teachers has as its mission to provide French teachers in Florida an opportunity to connect to others who share the love of the French language and culture. All members are encouraged to contact the webmaster (Shannon McKenna) at email@example.com to contribute to this site with articles, pictures of members and activities, notices of upcoming events and anything else you find helpful to other members.
Le coin des/pour profs
Kam O'Horo is a teacher at Shorecrest Prep in St. Petersburg. She has some great ideas for teachers as they head back to class for this year. Take a look at her ideas and let her know your thoughts. How did you use her ideas? How did your students like them?
French Teacher of the Year 2013
Please consider sending in photos of events - big and small - at your school. We'd love to show them off to everyone!
Be sure to look for the August Bulletin coming soon to your email!
Deanna Scheffer, FLAATF Chapter President, has been named the 2013 AATF Outstanding Chapter Officer. In addition to her many responsibilities, Deanna teaches at St. Augustine High School in St. John's County. She is a consultant for the College Board and is a past recipient of Florida French Teacher of the Year. Contact Deanna to find out more about Séjour sans souci!