FAQ for Grand Concours 2015
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Do you want to rejuvenate yourself? Do you want to get away from it all for a while? Do you want to become a student again? Then why not apply for one of SCOLT's incredible scholarship opportunities?!?!
Check out http://www.scolt.org/index.php/scholarships for more information about summer study experiences in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, South America, or México.
We ask that the scholarship recipients attend the Spring SCOLT conference in Atlanta, Georgia, become a SCOLT Sponsor and create a video and lesson plan to post on the SCOLT website highlighting their summer travel experience. Teachers must submit an online application, a curriculum vitae, one letter of recommendation, a one page maximum typed in English detailing benefits of the award to the applicant and a one page maximum typed in French, Spanish, or German detailing the applicant’s teaching philosophy. A committee of SCOLT board members and SCOLT members reviews the applications and uses a rubric to determine each recipient. The deadline is December 12, 2014.
For more information, please contact Carmen Scoggins, SCOLT Scholarship Director at email@example.com.
ACTFL Convention Coming Up
Check out the pre-convention workshops and all sessions (46) for French teachers.
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
French Teacher of the Year 2014
Le coin des/pour profs
Wonderful PowerPoint Presentation by Christel Callahan (Keystone Heights High School, Clay County) at the FFLA convention in October. Try some of these video games with your students. Click on image below.
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?
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 November Bulletin coming soon to your email!