La date du VCU French Film Festival 2018 approche. Il se déroulera cette année du 22 au 25 mars 2018. Les forfaits VIP pour les professeurs qui désirent assister au Festival se montent à $105.00. Le Bureau offre aux trois premiers membres de l’AATF-VA qui en font la demande le remboursement de la totalité de cette dépense ! Si cela vous intéresse et que vous n’avez pas encore bénéficié de cette bourse au cours des trois dernières années, contactez directement la Vice-Présidente de l’AATF-VA, Isabelle Reeves (email@example.com ) – et envoyez-lui par mél. ou courrier (5318 Little Fox Lane – Charlottesville VA 22903) la preuve de votre achat. Afin de bénéficier de cette bourse, vous devez être inscrit à l’AATF-VA et avoir déjà payé vos cotisations.
En contrepartie, nous vous demandons de compléter le formulaire AATF-VA 2018 VCU French Film Festival Feedback pour partager vos commentaires sur les films que vous avez vus.
Pour les professeurs que ne sont jamais allés au Festival, nous vous encourageons vivement à y participer ! C’est une expérience formidable. Rendez-vous sur le site du Festival VCU French Film Festival pour plus de détails. Vous pouvez également payer en ligne avec une carte de crédit et faire suivre la copie de votre reçu à Isabelle Reeves.
French Embassy Grants for summer training workshops in France and U.S. – for teachers of FLE and French immersion
Bonjour à tous,
It is my pleasure to share with you the below and attached information concerning summer professional development workshops for French teachers in both France and the United States. The Embassy of France is pleased to offer you the opportunity to apply for grants which, if you are selected, will fully cover your costs of attending one of these workshops.
Grant applications for all three trainings are open today, and the deadline for submissions is COB on Friday, February 23 (details on your contact person for submission can be found in the attached application documents).
Please find below descriptions of the three types of trainings offered:
- SPCD (Stages pédagogiques de courte durée) : http://frenchlanguagek12.org/french-foreign-language/teacher-training/5467-spcd-summer-programs-france (2 weeks in France for teachers of “FLE” OR teachers in Dual Language & Immersion programs). July 9-20, 2018 or July 2-12
- BELC : http://frenchlanguagek12.org/french-foreign-language/teacher-training/5483-stage-belc-universite-dete (1 month intensive training in France for teachers committed to becoming part of the Embassy’s network of teacher trainers in the U.S.). July 2-27, 2018
In the United States: (training exclusively reserved for teachers in bilingual schools accredited ‘Label FrancEducation’)
- CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition) : http://frenchlanguagek12.org/french-foreign-language/teacher-training/5480-workshops-us (5 days at the University of Minnesota for teachers in a school accredited “Label FrancEducation”). July 16-20, 2018
We strongly encourage you to apply for one or more of these excellent professional development opportunities.
Please refer to the above websites and the attached application documents for detailed information, but do not hesitate to contact me with additional questions.
En vous souhaitant une belle année 2018,
Chargée de programmes de coopération éducative
Educational Affairs Program Officer
Services culturels / Cultural Services
Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis / Embassy of France in the U.S.
4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
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. https://frenchcontest.org/magento/master/htdocs/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 https://docs.google.com/…/17lz3nR2SfrVaNOaaFIVN8b40DZ…/edit…)
and then fill it out with the names of your students whose tests we will pay for.
Email your list to email@example.com.
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.
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
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 Catherine_Mazzola@ccpsnet.net to request the scholarship.
From: Anna Critser <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Seeking European French Instructor!
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
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 jmccullough@LTCLS.com or call 317-537-8708.
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,
Program Head: Liberal Arts and Liberal Arts Fine Arts
Virginia Western Community College