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; ).

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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