mardi 9 novembre 2010

SOCALLT Language Technology Conference

Just down the road in April, the University of Texas at Austin will host SOCALLT 2011, April 15-16. Submit a proposal to present your best practices in language technology, and share this announcement with your colleagues by posting a flyer in your department or at your school!

See you there!

mardi 5 octobre 2010

EFGH cherche enseignant

La toute nouvelle association EFGH (enseignement du français greater Houston) http://www.efghouston.org/efgh/ dont la vocation est d'enseigner le français aux élèves francophones scolarisés en écoles non francophones recherche plusieurs enseignants pour assurer les cours dans les locaux des écoles où sont scolarisés les enfants.

Les personnes qui pourraient être intéressées devraient contacter Joelle Ciesieilski à l'adresse "Joëlle Ciesielski" ou par téléphone au 281-493-0485 ou cell 832-677-7732.

vendredi 3 septembre 2010

Fall 2010 meeting

Greetings, AATF-Houston! Bonne rentrée! I hope this message finds you all doing well and off to the start of another great year. We are planning a fun and interesting fall meeting. Save the date: we will be meeting at the Alliance Française de Houston (427 Lovett in the Montrose area, http://www.afdehou.org/) on Saturday, October 2 at 1:30pm. Please make plans to attend, as, in addition to the usual fare of our own unique Houston area French teacher conviviality, great information, and useful professional development, we will be hosting a special ceremony to award our latest Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes académiques, Monsieur David Timms! There will be a wine and cheese reception after the meeting.

See you on October 2 !
Warmest regards, Georges Detiveaux, President, AATF-Houston

lundi 30 août 2010

National French Week Contests

Please encourage your students to participate in the multi-level poster and essay contests for National French Week! Deadline: October 15, 2010.

Contest details here.
More info on National French Week here.

vendredi 9 juillet 2010

Poste à l'Université de Houston

The Department of Modern & Classical Languages at UH (University Park, Main Campus) is looking for a Lecturer in French to teach a combination of FREN 1501 & 1502 (Beginning College French 1 & 2, 15 hours total) for the fall 2010 term. Applicants must hold an MA in French. Classes begin August 23. Interested applicants are to contact Professor Claudine Giacchetti, Director of the French Program, via email at giacchetti@uh.edu.


vendredi 4 juin 2010

Strake Jesuit needs a summer French teacher ASAP!!!

From Kelly Clemons at Strake Jesuit. Please address ALL inquiries to her at kclemons@strakejesuit.org (or by calling the numbers below).

I need a French Teacher for French 1 & French/French 3. French 1 meets at 7 a.m. while French 2 & French 3 are a combined class meeting at 10 a.m. These classes are generally very small. Classes begin Monday June 7 and run through July 2.

Kelly Clemons
Dean of Students/Summer School Principal
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
kclemons@strakejesuit.org
713-490-8241 work
832-722-2335 cell

mardi 25 mai 2010

L'association EFGH cherche des professeurs de français

L’association EFGH est en train de recruter des professeurs et des assistants pour enseigner le français en « afterschool » pour des enfants de 5 à 16 ans.
Cette association vient de se former en avril 2010 sous la volonté de parents bénévoles et est à but non lucratif. Les enseignants seront rémunérés à un taux tout à fait comparable à celui de cours particuliers. Les groupes seront de 8 à 15 enfants au plus.
Les classes auront lieu dans des endroits divers mais en général dans les écoles (publiques pour l’instant mais peut-être aussi privées) afin d’éviter le plus le déplacement des enfants. Le weekend il est possible que les cours (pour les élèves de collège et lycée) se déroulent dans les antennes du Houston Public Library mais cela reste à déterminer selon la demande.
Pour tout renseignement et afin de postuler, prière de cliquer sur l’un des liens suivants :

http://www.efghouston.com/efgh/

http://www.efghouston.com/efgh/recrutement

Si vous avez des questions, contactez, Claire Frazier - French teacher, Kolter Elementary
Cfrazie1@houstonisd.org

mardi 11 mai 2010

LSC-CyFair French Courses

Summer French courses at Lone Star College-CyFair in Cypress, TX!


video

mardi 20 avril 2010

NFC / Grand concours results

I am proud to share with you the results of the Grand concours / National French Contest, and this pride is only surpassed by that which I take in knowing the fine, world-class teachers whose students have achieved these remarkable accomplishments. We have TWO first place winners on the national level and a litany of TOP TENS! Way to go! Bravo! Félicitations! Also, don't forget to join us for the Distribution des prix, where we will honor these students in the presence of their parents and teachers on Friday, May 7 at the University of St. Thomas at 4pm.

Chapter results

vendredi 16 avril 2010

Urgent Need for Long Term Sub in French

Cy-Woods H.S. (Cypress-Fairbanks ISD) needs a long term sub in French starting immediately. The full time French teacher there will have to be out for the rest of the school year due to a medical emergency in her family. The schedule includes five classes: French I, French III and an advanced class. For more information, please contact the Director of Instruction at Cy-Woods, Kelly Ellis (281-213-1800; KELLY.ELLIS@cfisd.net ).

mercredi 31 mars 2010

Formation! A vos calendriers!

SAVE THE DATE : samedi 17 avril de 10h à 16h30

Une formation exceptionnelle pour les professeurs de français de Houston organisée par le Consulat de France aura lieu le 17 avril de 10h à 16h30 (lieu à confirmer).

L’atelier sera animé par une conseillère pédagogique du CAVILAM (Centre d’approches vivantes des langues et des médias basé à Vichy). Ce centre spécialisé dans l’enseignement du français contribue à l’innovation pédagogique pour l’enseignement des langues. Il a notamment développé un des sites les plus connus en français langue étrangère: Le Plaisir d’apprendre - http://www.cavilamenligne.com. Pour plus d’informations sur le CAVILAM, visitez www.cavilam.com.

La formation intensive qui s’intitule « Jeux, créativité et activités ludiques en classe » apportera des propositions concrètes immédiatement utilisables en classe, une dimension réflexive sur l’enseignement et des outils pour mieux promouvoir le français.

Vous pouvez déjà confirmer votre présence par le formulaire http://www.francophonie-texas.org/formation-houston.

Merci !

Marie Maurannes
Attachée culturelle adjointe / Deputy cultural attaché
Chargée de la coopération éducative et linguistique / Education and Linguistic attaché
Consulat général de France / Consulate general of France
777 Post Oak Blvd, suite 600
Houston, TX 77056

1 713 985 3273
adjoint.culture@consulfrance-houston.org

samedi 27 mars 2010

Bernar Venet : Professional Development workshops for HISD teachers

Professional Development sessions include a curriculum unit, instructional support on ways to implement the unit lessons, and a field trip.
Professional Development workshops will be facilitated by Leonardo Bravo, a national arts education consultant. Refreshments will be served

Location: Cesar Chavez High School
8501 Howard Drive, Houston, TX 77017
Date and Time:
Group #1 - Elementary Teachers
§ March 30, Tuesday 4-8pm
§ March 31, Wednesday 4-6pm
Group #2 – Middle and High School teachers
§ March 31, Wednesday 6-8pm
§ April 1, Thursday 4-8pm

Registration:
Email to RSVP: info@texanfrenchallliance.org
or Fax at: 713- 572-2914
Please include the following information: your name, school, level, subject you teach, and contact info such as email and phone number. Registrations are limited to 40 teachers per group.

samedi 6 mars 2010

Summer workshop at Austin College (Sherman, TX)

Austin College, in Sherman, will offer its annual week-long summer institute for high school teachers of French, German, Latin and Spanish July 18-23, 2010. The Institute offers a language immersion experience for teachers and helps them share teaching ideas and materials. All costs of attending the Institute are provided to the accepted participants (room, board, materials); the teachers only need pay for their transportation to Sherman, which is 60 miles due north of Dallas.

Teachers can visit the Austin College Summer Language Institute website http://cml.austincollege.edu/Institute2010/ for more information and to download an application. Space is limited, so teachers are encouraged to apply early. The application postmark deadline is April 30. We encourage all interested language teachers to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to study with the Austin College faculty and enhance their language skills. If you have questions, please contact Johanna Sandlin, at jsandlin@austincollege.edu.

mardi 23 février 2010

Flux RSS

Abonnez-vous au flux RSS pour recevoir nos actualités! Voilà des ressources utiles:

http://www.univ-orleans.fr/e-campus/rss/?page=1

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flux_RSS

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(format)

http://fluxrss.fr/


Les flux RSS expliqués aux enfants
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dimanche 21 février 2010

Spring 2010 Meeting

Thanks to everyone to attended the spring meeting on February 20, 2010 at the University of St. Thomas. For those of you who want to access docs and links from the great items that were shared by our wonderful members:

-you can get Marie Mauranne's great ppt on French commercials here,
-the meeting ppt here,
-Claire's helpful doc on grants here,
-the flyer for the exciting AATF/Alliance française FCF event here,
-the entire calendar of March's FCF events here,
-and all links in the PPTS and those mentioned at the meeting here!




Thanks to Johan Vergult for snapping the photos!

Enjoy!
Georges Detiveaux
President, AATF-Houston

vendredi 19 février 2010

AATF Houston Spring Meeting- change of location

The 2010 spring meeting of the Houston chapter of the AATF will be held at the University of St. Thomas, room 025 Malloy Hall (not at the Jerabeck Center), from 1:00-3:00 PM on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Et Voilà Théâtre presents La Maison de Bernarda Alba

Et Voilà Théâtre presents La Maison de Bernarda Alba
by Federico García Lorca
in French and Spanish with English surtitles

The House of Bernarda Alba, Federico García Lorca's last play, was written in 1936, a few months before Lorca was jailed and executed. Besides being one of the great 20th century playwrights, Federico García Lorca was an outstanding poet. Wishing to honor his writing genius, the play will include selected poems recited in Spanish from "Romancero Gitano" by a special guest, actor Antonio Mazu, who will portray the role of Federico García Lorca. French sculptor Véronique Chalandar is coming from Paris at the invitation of Et Voilà Théâtre, to create a scenic design inspired by the feminine characters of this play. She will use a technique that has been reproduced in all her "Originelles" collection: a sculpture built on a very fine structure, to emphasize the elevation of the characters, liberated from the traditional aesthetic models.
Directed by Clara Ploux
March 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2010 at 8pm
Talento Bilingüe de Houston
333 S. Jensen Houston Tx 77003
Reservations:
Et Voilà Théâtre Website
reservation@etvoilatheatre.org
281-901-0937

jeudi 11 février 2010

Special Opportunity at Opera in the Heights

George B. Geary Student Outreach Initiative

Through a generous grant from George B. Geary, the Opera in the Heights is able to fund free student and chaperone opera tickets for groups of 15-50, plus bus, for their upcoming production of La Bohème. The funding is available for groups from middle school through college. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Boulevard, Houston 77008

La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini (sung in Italian with English surtitles)
Friday, March 26; Saturday, March 27;
Thursday, April 1; Friday, April 2; Saturday, April 3;
Thursday, April 8; Friday, April 9; and Saturday, April 10

There are two ways to participate in the initiative:
1. Group Offer: Groups of a minimum size of 15 and a maximum size of 50 may reserve seats for Thursday or Friday night performances. Since a limited number of these group reservations may be accommodated, they will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. For details on how to apply, contact Dr. Ellen Harrison, Volunteer Outreach Coordinator, (leaellen@swbell.net; 713-862-4081)

2. Individual Student Ticket Offer: Individual students in grades 9 through college may book tickets for 2-6 persons for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening at a cost of $10 per ticket. Since a limited number of these group reservations may be accommodated, reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Individual tickets may be booked either by calling the Opera in the Heights Box Office at 713-861-5303 or by going online at www.operaintheheights.org. Specify student status to receive $10 tickets.

RDV FRANCAIS Events

Information for the next three (3) RDV Français events is as follows:
(As always, French will be spoken at these events. It need not be perfect, but your best attempt is appreciated. This also applies to invited guests. Total beginners should seek formal classes elsewhere before attending group events. This group is designed for those with prior French experience who want the opportunity to converse in French with others. However, if you have had even a few years of high school French classes, that should be enough to get you started conversing, so if that is the case, go ahead and RSVP "Yes"! ) Additional information about the events and venues as well as a means to RSVP can be viewed at http://www.meetup.com/RDV-FRANCAIS/.

Le 16e RDV de l'Amitié
L'Heure de l'Apéro Mix and Mingle at Le Mistral for RDV members and their francophone guests
Feb 18 Thu 5:00 PM
Location: Le Mistral
1400 Eldridge Parkway
Houston, TX
(832) 379-8322


Le 17e RDV de l'Amitié
Feb 24 Wed 6:30 PM
Location: Jeannine's Bistro
106 Westheimer Rd., Suite E
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 874-0220

Belgian dinner (a delicious prix fixe meal ($20/person excluding tax, gratuity, and beverage) at Jeannine's Bistro for RDV Members and their francophone guests starting at 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.. NOTE: This is a limited capacity venue. A reservation will be made in the order of each received confirmation of attendance.


Le 18e RDV de l'Amitié
Mar 27 Sat 6:30 PM
Location: Le Mistral (see address above)

French dinner (a delicious prix fixe meal ($25/person excluding tax, gratuity and beverage) & movie night at Le Mistral for RDV Members and their francophone guests, starting at 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. After dinner, a recent French movie, Bienvenue Chez les Ch'tis, will be shown in French for the enjoyment all who wish to remain.

mardi 26 janvier 2010

AATF Houston Chapter Spring Meeting 2010

The 2010 spring meeting of the Houston chapter of the AATF will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of HATFL (Houston Area Teachers of Foreign Language) on Saturday, Feb. 20. The meeting will be held on the second floor of the Jerabeck Center of the University of St. Thomas, from 1-3PM. It is not necessary to register for the HATFL meeting to attend the AATF chapter meeting, but members are encouraged to do so. For more information concerning activities planned for the HATFL meeting, go to http://www.hatfl.org/ For directions and information on parking, go to http://www.tinyurl.com/AATFspring2010directions.

jeudi 21 janvier 2010

Documents pédagogiques sur Haïti

Cherchez-vous des documents pédagogiques sur Haïti ? RFI vous offre un document sonore (avec Aimé Césaire) & une fiche pédagogique pour découvrir cette perle des Antilles.

http://www.rfi.fr/lffr/articles/096/article_2062.asp

http://www.rfi.fr/lffr//images/098/rfi_fiche_cesaire_haiti.pdf

Scholarships Offered to French Teachers for Study in France

Each year the French government offers scholarships to teachers of French at the elementary or secondary level who want to improve their mastery of the French language and become more familiar with French culture. The teachers who are selected this year will spend three weeks in Paris, Grenoble or Strasbourg during the month of July. For more details and application information, go to http://www.consulfrance-houston.org/spip.php?article1520 or contact the French Consulate in Houston:

Marie Maurannes
Attachée culturelle adjointe
Chargée de la coopération éducative et linguistique
Consulat Général de France
777 Post Oak Blvd, suite 600
Houston, TX 77056

1 713 985 3273
adjoint.culture@consulfrance-houston.org

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
rrazavipour@gmail.com



Dore Sulistyo, Vice President
GUNDORE@sbcglobal.net



Johan P. Vergult, Grand Concours Director
Johan.Vergult@springbranchisd.com



Kathy KOCH, Secretary



Gerri MANLOVE, Treasurer
gembus@earthlink.net



Claude BOUTIN, Destination France Program Administrator
cgboutin@yahoo.com


Marci Pampe, Webmaster
mpampe@sbcglobal.net




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