DECEMBER 2018
The Cultural Service of France in Boston wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Free Christmas worksheets with "Le point du FLE"

French teachers! Do you know what the necessary ingredients of a perfect Christmas lesson are? Discover with “Le point du FLE” wonderful Christmas lesson plans which are tailor-made to use in your classrooms. The lesson plans include songs, videos, sketches, worksheets, quizzes and activities suitable for students of all different age groups and levels. Many thrilling lessons will help you to review Christmas vocabulary, find out about Christmas celebrations in francophone countries, discover people’s attitudes about Christmas in French, talk about Christmas gifts and write Christmas greeting cards.
A wide range of Christmas activities and lessons in French await you for free at https://www.lepointdufle.net/penseigner/fetes_noel-fiches-pedagogiques.htm#voc

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Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 school year
Deadline: January 15, 2019

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,200 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of France such as French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. The American cohort is part of the larger Assistants de langue en France program, which recruits 4,500 young educators from 60 countries to teach 15 languages annually in France.

Ready to Apply?

Applications for 2019-2020 are NOW OPEN at tapif.org.
Deadline for 2019-2020:  January 15, 2019

Contact

Natalie Cox
Educational Affairs Program Officer | French Embassy
4101 Reservoir Rd. NW | Washington D.C. 20007

 

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"The Magic of Reading in French" was crowned with success on November 30th, 2018, at a Boston Latin School ceremony. We would like to congratulate the 25 schools selected as part of the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France in Boston's “Magic of Reading in French” initiative!

Also, we would like to express our gratitude to Julie Caldarone for her support to this project, to Rachel Skerritt, the principal of Boston Latin School school, who hosted us, to Carole Lapointe and to all the French teachers for their dedicated work with this project. Last but not least, special thanks go to the sponsors of the Consulate General of France in Boston: Edenred and The Family Charitable Fund - Catheline van den Branden and Jeffrey Plunketts, without whom this operation would not have been possible.

The challenge provides educational resources to 25 different language learning and immersion projects throughout New England. Full details and list of winning schools available at the Consulate's website: https://lnkd.in/exn278y

 

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Deadline: February 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Award announcement date: March 1, 2019

The Alliance Française of Boston is pleased to announce its annual grant for Middle School Teachers of French based in the USA. Four grants of up to $400 to fully or partially fund a project will be awarded to teachers who demonstrate that their project will help to promote the learning of French and bring excitement to their French program. The Alliance Française will consider all ideas for the award such as offsetting the cost of a field trip, inviting a chef for a cooking demonstration, hosting a musician or a dance troupe from a francophone country, or a poet or a speaker to discuss a topic of interest to the students, etc. Additionally the award could provide material or technological assistance, or could arrange for a “video-pal” with a class from a francophone country.

Fill out your application online https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelWMgBO5ycwfyDXefZPtJRWHpR5CC12nQXrUrv7txOf8AwMQ/viewform?usp=send_form

Questions? Please contact Elisabeth Karnoub at ekarnoub@frenchculturalcenter.org or 617-912-0400.

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December 5th, 2018

The Everett Haitian Community Center (EHCC) is pleased to announce that the kids of Everett and surrounding areas can attend and enjoy the magic of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) on December 5th , 2018. 
In addition, for those kids who chose to attend this enrichment event, free classes will be offered by EHCC every Saturday from 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM on arts, music, culture, reading in public, language, etiquette, and land street-crossing safety. This  wonderful and memorable gift to the children comes as a courtesy of Encore Boston Harbor. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to everettcommunitycenter@gmail.com.
Photos by the Christmas tree,  kid’s activities with Santa, gift bags and the magic Holiday Pops concert at Boston Symphony Orchestra await you.

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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 and Spanish. These courses, which are also aligned with the State DESE Standards, can be transfered towards a graduate degree or can be used for 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.

The courses (3 credits/$550) 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 mlpress@aol.com

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Saturday, January 26, 2019
(9am-2.30pm, Dining Hall)

Calling Middle and High school students of all levels! Immerse yourself in French for an entire day.
Cook savory and sweet dishes from France and learn about Street Art with native-speakers from France. Engage in an interactive African drumming workshop with Issa Coulibaly, Master Djembe Drummer from Bamako (Mali), and play some interactive games.

$25 – Breakfast and Lunch Included

Please RSVP at fcollet@bancroftschool.org and sign up by January 23rd, 2018.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR FRENCH TEACHERS

Posted : November 26, 2018 Starting Date: Immediately

Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
Maintains a valid Massachusetts teacher certification which is grade level and subject area appropriate for the particular assignment per regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Education.
A proven ability to work in a polite and friendly manner with many different publics.
Must possess a sense of humor.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Department may find appropriate and acceptable.

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Posted : November 16, 2018 Starting Date: August 15, 2019

Qualifications:

    Three years of experience teaching French at the high school or college level.
    A master’s degree is preferred.
    Interest in and demonstrated skill working with adolescents is essential.
    The initiative and energy to thrive in a lively and fast-paced residential academic community.
    An interest in leading trips to French-speaking countries.
    A sense of humor, humility, and the ability to work as part of a team.
    A commitment to an inclusive community.

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