«Remembrance Week»

Address: 194 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA ,02138

To mark the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of the first World War, the Consul General of France, Mr Arnaud Mentré,
cordially invites you to a discussion, followed by a reception, at the French Residence in Cambridge, MA.

This ceremony is encompassed within the framework of « Remembrance Week », dedicated to commemorating the end of the first World War in the United States. It will also serve as an occasion to discuss the current state of World War One education in the United States.

We ask that you please confirm your presence at the following email address:



Cérémonie de commémoration de la Première guerre mondiale, le 9 novembre à 19h00, à la Résidence de France

A l’occasion du Centenaire de la fin de la Première guerre mondiale, le Consul général de France, M. Arnaud Mentré,
vous convie à une rencontre, suivie d’une réception, à la Résidence de France à Cambridge, MA.

Cette cérémonie s’inscrit dans le cadre de la « Semaine de la mémoire » consacrée à la commémoration de la fin de la Première guerre mondiale aux Etats Unis. Elle permettra d’échanger sur l’évolution de l’enseignement de cette guerre aux Etats-Unis.

Nous vous remercions de confirmer votre présence à l’adresse suivante:


...but you can celebrate it anytime that works with your school schedule...really!

CLICK HERE for our NEW Nationwide Francophone Culture Trivia Contest for grades 7-12 • $250 Grand Prize! • Play it in your classrooms via Kahoot.  It's FREE for members!

CLICK HERE for National AATF contests for your students.

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Below is just a brief list of ideas for your National French Week celebration:

• student-created posters on French or Francophone scientists, artists, authors, engineers displayed in the school or in local places of business;
• a student-created mural featuring famous French or Francophone individuals;
• an exhibit of student-created reproductions of famous French art works;
• a French meal served in the school cafeteria;
• French menus for the regular cafeteria fare;
• inviting colleagues in other disciplines to study units on French-related topics during the week;
• serving croissants and café au lait in the teachers' lounge or to the counselors and office staff;
• a French fact of the day read over the public address system;
• poster, slogan, cooking, sports, or recitation contests with prizes, of course;
• a job fair featuring local French business or U.S. business that have operations in France;
• a cooking class by a local French chef or baker;
• guest speakers including natives of Francophone countries, artists, authors, performers, or film directors;
• immersion activities (but with outside participation by administrators or elected officials as judges, for instance), Francophone festivals, film festivals, performances;
• a talent show or cabaret featuring all French skits, songs, and music.

Fore more, please consult the AATF Web

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I had been thinking about the question, "What do I love about America?" I kept coming back to this idea of community and home, which already obsessed me in my work. But I couldn't quite figure out how to lead beyond my immediate experience. Then I was just standing at the kitchen sink, and I watched the sun rise, and I thought, "How many hundreds of thousands of people are watching the same sun rise right now?" I just knew the poem would go from that line. (Richard Blanco)

MaFLA was delighted to welcome Foreign Languages Teachers to Springfield for its 51st Annual MaFLA Fall Conference. The keynote speaker of this conference was Richard Blanco, selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. This event was an excellent opportunity for teachers to network with other local colleagues and to learn best practices. Special thanks go to AATF Eastern Massachusetts that made possible the very interesting workshops and presentations for French teachers, such as the session on Francophone cinema with Mariette Monpierre, a well-known “cineaste” from Guadeloupe, and director of the award-winning film “Le Bonheur d’Elza”, Kathy Stein Smith presentation on Foreign Language Advocacy, a presentation from Edit Dibra, K12 Education officer at the French Cultural Services (FCS) in Boston who informed  French teachers  how the FCS can help them promote their French program, and finally many  specials sessions on Bandes dessinées, “Slam Poetry,” Sitcoms & Reality TV and the French presence in New England.

And again the message of this conference was clear: “languages open doors” as Richard Blanco said best in his poem “One today”

Hear: squeaky playground swings, trains whistling,
or whispers across cafe tables, Hear: the doors we open
each day for each other, saying: hello, shalom,
buon giorno, howdy, namaste, or buenos días

in the language my mother taught me - in every language
spoken into one wind carrying our lives
without prejudice, as these words break from my lips.

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Special promotion for fall 2018: October 29, to December 29.

Educators Academy LLC provides nationwide accredited graduate courses for Teachers of Foreign Languages: French. These courses are also aligned with the State DESE Standards. The credits can transfer towards a graduate degree or offer professional development for educators who seek re-certification or promotion. All the courses are online.  However, some courses will offer the possibility of an added hybrid format only for teachers who prefer such an option.

Courses are ED501(Special Topic) accredited by Colorado State University-Pueblo

Fall courses for Secondary Teachers 5-12 in French
ED 501: Le cinéma français et l’enfance
ED 501: Les émigrés en France vus en film
ED 501: La Francophonie (L’Afrique et le Moyen Orient)

For more, conctact Sylvie Pressman at

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Vivez une expérience littéraire inédite avec vos étudiants!

Dans le cadre des rendez-vous littéraires, des écrivains de langue française auront l’occasion de discuter de leurs œuvres littéraires avec des étudiants francophones. En participant, vos étudiants auront la chance de découvrir et d’étudier un auteur francophone des Amériques puis de dialoguer avec lui en direct par visioconférence.

Comment participer?
Vous choisissez une œuvre et l’intégrez au programme de votre cours afin de l’analyser avec vos étudiants. Tout se passe en ligne : l’œuvre à l’étude est disponible dans la collection numérique de la Bibliothèque des Amériques et la rencontre entre l’auteur et les étudiants se déroule par visioconférence.

Date limite : 30 novembre 2018

Miller Elementary School, Holliston, MA

"A picture is worth a thousand (French) words": A funny story to be told in images! This was the idea behind a very special artistic workshop with young students organized by French Cultural Services at Miller Elementary School in Holliston, MA and led by Sandra Lanilis (author) and Marie De Crecy (publisher) of Super Editions in France. Beautiful illustrations, bright colors, and endless shapes showed us once again that the beauty of the human condition is due to the fact that there are infinitely many ways to express ourselves.

Avec 300 millions de locuteurs, en progression de près de 10 % depuis 2014, le français est la 5e langue la plus parlée au monde

Ouvrage de caractère scientifique, La langue française  dans le monde se veut d’abord un outil d’information objectif sur la présence et l’usage du français. Structuré en quatre parties, cet ouvrage aborde successivement les sujets suivants :
1. Les francophones dans le monde ;
2. L’apprentissage et l’enseignement du français ;
3.  La francophonie économique ;
4. Le rayonnement de la langue française dans les médias internationaux et sur l’internet.

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Wilmington Middle School Starting Date: February 25, 2019

Wilmington Middle School is looking for a long-term substitute French Teacher to cover a maternity leave February 25, 2019 – May
28, 2019.

It is imperative that the candidate demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the middle school
team philosophy, as well as the middle school child.

For more, visit

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Starting Date: January 2, 2019

Monadnock Regional School District seeks:

Long Term Substitute Position – Spanish/French Teacher

• A valid teaching license in the state of NH – preferably in both French and Spanish
• Ability to collaborate with fellow colleagues
• Successfully create and implement curriculum to students
• Positive classroom management skills and so on.

Start Date: 1/2/2019

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