Grand Concours registration is now up & ready to order

Registration for the Grand Concours is now on the AATF online store to order materials for the 2018 Concours is now ready to accept orders.

Please note that the deadline for ordering paper and pencil tests is December 31, 2017. The deadline for online contest registration is January 30, 2018. Payment for either type of test must be received by the AATF before materials will be shipped or login information distributed.

Please encourage your students to participate in this unique opportunity to show off their French skills and to earn recognition for the extraordinary things that they have learned in your classes!

Email Laurel Maughan ( if you encounter any issues in the registration process. Bon CONCOURage!

Here are three new local initiatives for the Grand Concours in Virginia:

• Les bourses au Grand Concours:
AATF-VA would like to offer to cover the contest registration fees for students who already qualify for free & reduced lunch. We can cover the fees for 100 students; we will offer this opportunity on a first come, first served basis; if you have students who we can help, please do the following ASAP:
Please make a copy of this spreadsheet…/17lz3nR2SfrVaNOaaFIVN8b40DZ…/edit…)
and then fill it out with the names of your students whose tests we will pay for.
Email your list to
Send payment to the AATF for the rest of your students as you normally would; we will send a check for the need-based students. The cut-off for sending this information will be January 15 so that we have time to make sure that the funds get where they need to go and so that you can get your materials promptly.

• Participation Raffle
We will offer a raffle for participating teachers to win $150 towards materials for one teacher’s classroom materials or resources. If you win, you can decide how to spend the money to best suit your students’ needs: a Quizlet premium subscription? A set of readers? Magazines? Movies? You pick. You will get one raffle ticket entry for every 10 students who sign up. The winner will be drawn at the conclusion of the testing window.

• Outstanding teacher recognition
We also want to recognize outstanding teachers for their roles in helping students to excel in the contest. Teachers of top 10-ranked students for our chapter will receive a certificate. We will also reach out to your principals or directors to make sure that they understand what it takes for you to help your students excel. They need to know and appreciate how crucial you are and what you have done for your students! This is something that we hope to expand for future contests.

Grand Concours Survey

Bonjour à tous et à toutes!  AATF-VA is exploring options for offering scholarships to cover the Grand Concours registration fees for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.  We need some information from you to help us get an idea of how many students would be eligible and interested; we would also like to use this as an opportunity to get some feedback from you about how you participate in the contest and how we might be able to increase participation.  Please fill out this survey and let us know what you are thinking.  You can fill it out even if you have not previously participated in the Grand Concours. 
the survey link  

We will send an update with details on general registration for the test as well as how to request scholarships for your students after Thanksgiving.
Merci beaucoup!

Laurel Maughan
James River High School
Français 2C, 2Honors, 3Honors, 4C, 4Honors, and 5AP
French Club and World Culture Club sponsor
Forensics Team assistant coach
Virginia AATF Executive Board member

Scholarship for attending ACTFL, NECTFL, or SCOLT

The AATF-VA will offer a $150 reimbursement to two AATF-VA Member in good standing who attend either ACTFL, NECTFL, or SCOLT. This scholarship will be awarded first come first served. Recipients will be expected to share with the AATF-VA membership a report of conference take away such as notes with links to presentations and other resources shared during sessions. Please email to request the scholarship.

Seeking European French Instructor

From: Anna Critser <>
Subject: Seeking European French Instructor!

Message Body:
Good Afternoon!

Jennifer Carson with VB schools referred you to me and I am hoping you can help me! LTC is currently looking for a French instructor who would be interested in teaching a beginner level student in Norfolk, Virginia. We hope you may have some qualified referrals for us. Please let us know if you have any contacts near this area or feel free to pass along this information. Thanks so much!

Below are the details:
LTC Language Solutions, a full-service language provider in operation since 1993, is seeking to contract a qualified French instructor for an intensive language program bid in Norfolk, VA.  Please take a look at the details below.  If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume and contact details today!

Language: European French
Number of Students: 1
Level: Beginner
Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00-11:00am and 12:00-3:00pm
Dates: 18 December 2017 – 23 February 2018
Total Hours: 180
Location: Norfolk, VA
Pay: $25/hour (up to $4500 total)

-Must be a U.S. citizen
-Must have at least 3 years of previous French teaching experience
-Must have experience teaching French to adults
This is an urgent need. Resumes will be reviewed in the order received until the contract is filled for a bid submission. Interested candidates: please contact Jenna McCullough at or call 317-537-8708.

French Class at VA Western College

I am the Program Head for Liberal Arts at Virginia Western Community College. I am contacting you because I am looking for an adjunct French instructor to take over two French classes this semester. I am the only French professor at Virginia Western, and I am scheduled for some surgery at the beginning of November and will not be returning before the end of the semester.

The classes that need to be covered are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 – 1:45 and include one section of FRE 101 and one section of FRE 201. If you have available faculty who are interested, you are welcome to pass along this email as well as my contact information below.

Thank you in advance,

Sarah Chitwood

Assistant Professor

Program Head: Liberal Arts and Liberal Arts Fine Arts

Virginia Western Community College


Toutes nos félicitations à Heidi Trude, membre du Bureau exécutif de l’AATF-VA, qui vient de recevoir à la conférence de FLAVA

The David Cox FLAVA Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching, K-12

pour l’état de Virginie !


Urgent Need For A Full Time French Teacher In Henrico County Public Schools!

There is an urgent need for a full time French teacher at Deep Run High School in Henrico County Public Schools.  The position includes French III, French IV Honors and an AP French class.  Those interested in applying should contact Tanya Kish, Human Resources Specialist for Henrico County Public Schools by telephone at 804-652-3668 or .    Thank you!

Déjeuner AATF-VA à FLAVA

Le conseil exécutif de L’AATF de Virginie vous invite au déjeuner annuel de L’AATF de Virginie à FLAVA samedi 7 octobre 2017 de midi à 13h15.

Merci de bien vouloir remplir le formulaire ci-joint et ​de​ faire parvenir votre paiement à Catherine Mazzola avant le 23 septembre au plus tard.

À bientôt !