lundi 7 janvier 2013

Registration for the 2013 Grand Concours

Registration Period: Registration for the exam will be held from January 2, 2013 – January 28, 2013. Please adhere to these dates as materials need to be ordered from Headquarters. Late registrants will be wait-listed to see if there are available testing materials. To register, please contact Johan P. Vergult Houston Director – Le Grand Concours / National French Contest 2013 Phone: 713-299-9434 / E-Mail: or Date of Exam: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Time of Exam: Exams must take place between the hours of 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. You may not start earlier than 3:00 p.m. and you must be finished by 5:00 p.m. Location of Exam: School-site testing. All schools participating in Le Grand Concours / National French Contest 2013 will test at their own school. Teacher cannot proctor their own students but can proctor students of a colleague. Exam Cost: The cost of the exam will be $6.50/exam for AATF Members; $8.00/exam for non-AATF Members. The CD must be returned with the answer keys unless you decide to purchase the CD at a cost of $6.00/CD. AATF Membership: Please consider joining AATF and our local Chapter. (You will need to add an additional $10.00 for our Chapter dues.)

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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