mercredi 6 août 2008

Félicitations, Janet!

From Jacqueline Thomas, AATF's Region VIII Respresentative...

The coveted Outstanding Chapter Officer award went to Janet Smith of the Houston Chapter. During the awards banquet Wendy Kirkle, current chapter president, accepted Janet’s certificate and a voucher for a one-week French immersion at CERAN Lingua in Spa, Belgium or in Provence, including tuition, course material, evening activities, full board and accommodation. Janet also receives a one-year complimentary membership in the AATF. Félicitations!

Photo: Wendy accepts the award on behalf of fellow Houstonian, Janet Smith

Qui sommes-nous?

We are the Houston Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF-Houston). The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) was founded in 1927 and is the largest national association of French teachers in the world with nearly 10,000 members. Our members are French teachers at all levels and include approximately 3/4 secondary teachers and 1/4 post-secondary. We also have a growing number of French teachers in immersion settings and in the elementary grades. As a professional association, we seek to address the concerns of our members which include: promoting the study of languages in general and French in particular; facilitating the implementation of national and state standards in the classroom; improving the training of French teachers by encouraging minimum levels of language and cultural proficiency, and exposure to the French-speaking world through study abroad opportunities; creating opportunities and finding resources for practicing teachers to update their skills and improve their teaching; and, finally, encouraging the use of new technologies in the teaching of French and actively developing materials to support this use. Our regional representative to the national office is Dr. Jacqueline Thomas of Texas A&M University at Kingsville.

Officers of AATF-Houston

Roya Razavipour MCARTHUR, President

Dore Sulistyo, Vice President

Johan P. Vergult, Grand Concours Director

Kathy KOCH, Secretary

Gerri MANLOVE, Treasurer

Claude BOUTIN, Destination France Program Administrator

Marci Pampe, Webmaster

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