vendredi 12 décembre 2008

Spring Professional Development Event Announced

Teaching the Holocaust: La France, la Shoah et la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale
AATF-Houston Spring Teacher Training Workshop
Saturday, March 7, 2009, 10am-12:30pm
Lone Star College-CyFair (Cypress, TX)
To register for this event:

In observance of March’s French Cultures Festival (le mois de la Francophonie), when various events around the world celebrate the cultures of French-speaking countries everywhere, AATF-Houston, Lone Star College-CyFair's Department of World Languages and the French Consulate of Houston are pleased to announce another exciting professional development event for area high school and college instructors.

AATF-Houston will welcome Dr. Eileen Angelini, Professor of French and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at Canisius College (Buffalo, NY). Dr. Angelini, along with Barbara P. Barnett, produced and directed the documentary film La France Divisée, which explores events in France during the World War II from many perspectives.
After a screening of the film (approx. 30 minutes), Professor Angelini will guide attendees through an interactive session on the film's uses and general best practices in teaching the Holocaust. The session will be conducted in English and will use images and other pedagogical materials that will be provided to all. High school teachers and college instructors of history and sociology will also benefit from attending.

Registration is $25.00 for AATF members / $35.00 for non-members ($15 for full-time advanced undergrads and grad students planning to enter the teaching profession... mail proof of full-time SPRING 2009 enrollment to treasurer). To register, begin by reserving your seat by filling in and submitting the online registration form at

Then, mail your payment (by check or money order), payable to AATF-Houston, to Gerri Manlove, AATF-Houston Treasurer, 5003 Oak Forest Drive, Houston, TX 77018-1909. Once your payment is processed, you will then receive (via e-mail) additional information on the event, including location, directions, and access to online supplementals for use in your teaching.

To join AATF-Houston, use the printable mail-in application or join online at the national website, Don't forget to affiliate to the Houston chapter! Forms and links also available at the Houston chapter website,

In the meantime, to learn more about the film, or to order a copy for yourself or for your school, visit its website,

Register now! Your payment must be postmarked by February 27, 2009.

Thanks, and we hope to see you at the workshop!

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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