MAY 2019
The Francophonie in full bloom!

Very excited and proud to announce that Burlington School District (BSD) in Vermont is partnering with the French Embassy to explore dual-language French immersion programming in Burlington.

Below please find the press release of BSD and help spread the word.

"Burlington School District is proud to announce a new partnership with the French Embassy to explore offering Dual-Language French and English Immersion programming in Burlington. As part of the partnership, the French Embassy will provide grant funding to support community members who want to get certified to teach this level of programming. The Embassy will also help recruit qualified instructors for the program and will provide BSD with start-up grant funds.

“I am very happy to share this announcement as we have strategically been pursuing developing an enriched second language experience for Burlington students,” said Superintendent Obeng. “We have been exploring a relationship and a path forward for the past two years and I am grateful to Consul General Arnaud Mentre, as well as K-12 Education Officer Edit Dibra, for the strategic and financial support that was needed to solidify this partnership for our students and staff.“

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On April 9th, 2019, in Augusta, Maine, a Memorandum of understanding was signed between the Académie of Nantes and the Maine Department of Education. The purpose of the MOU is to foster educational collaboration between Maine and the Académie de Nantes, which is responsible for directing K-12 and post-secondary education in the Pays de la Loire region of France.
Through the MOU, all partners agree to develop a range of joint educational or research activities for students, teachers, and school administrators. Examples of possible cooperative projects include correspondence, visiting programs and study/research activities and exchanges that are either face-to-face or mediated through technology. Examples of project themes range from a comparison of French and American schools to a discussion of an environmental issue facing your region or the state; from sharing cultural information (e.g. tourism, history, visual and performing arts) to comparing geography and related industries in Maine and the Pays de la Loire; from sharing information about students’ families and/or friends to creating stories or plays together in French and English.

Special thanks go to Lavinia Rogers, World Language Specialist, Maine Department of Education and to Patricia Gave de Butler,  Déléguée Académique aux Relations Européennes, DAREIC-Rectorat de l'Académie de Nantes, for their precious help and support.
If you are interested to cooperate with French schools, please contact or

For applications, please visit

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Le Centre des Amériques invite les francophones et les francophiles âgés de 19 à 35 ans et résidant dans les Amériques à participer à une Mobilisation jeunesse, laquelle consiste en une formation pratique et intensive en français de quatre jours. Cet événement se tiendra à Moncton dans le Nouveau-Brunswick (Canada) du 14 au 17 août 2019 en marge du Rendez-vous du Réseau des villes francophones et francophiles d'Amérique et du Congrès mondial Acadien.

Le Centre sélectionnera entre 12 et 14 participants.

Les candidatures doivent répondre aux critères suivants:

    Être membre du Centre de la francophonie des Amériques (on peut devenir membre gratuitement);
    Être âgé de 19 à 35 ans lors de la tenue de l’événement;
    Avoir la résidence principale dans les Amériques;
    Posséder une bonne maîtrise du français (niveaux B2, C1 et C2 recommandés).

Deux catégories de participants sont recherchées : Tourisme et Communication et médias.

La date limite des inscriptions est le 10 mai 2019, 23 h 59.

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Do you want to learn French in the heart of France? Choose CAVILAM - Alliance Française in Vichy

CAVILAM - Alliance Française is one of the best schools to learn French in France (2nd Alliance française in France). Widely acknowledged as a crossroads of world cultures, it hosts nearly 4,000 foreign students every year from over 120 nationalities.
With more than 50 years experience, CAVILAM - Alliance Française brings pedagogical innovation to day-to-day classroom activities to make teaching and learning efficient, creative and interesting. Their aim is to help people from all over the world to learn French with qualified native French teachers. Alliance française offers, all year round, more than 125 courses for all levels, while registration is possible for at least one week of classes.

Coming to Vichy to undertake a training or a language course is also to live an exciting human and cultural immersion experience in the French way of life and discover an exceptional region in the heart of France: the Auvergne.

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Inscription avant le 31 mai 2019!

Ce stage destiné aux profs de français se déroule en juillet, en même temps que la session intensive de cours de français langue étrangère, qui réunit plus de 800 étudiants d’une cinquantaine de pays. En suivant ce stage, vous pourrez côtoyer cette population internationale et participer à des activités socioculturelles diverses qui vous permettront de vous familiariser avec la culture francophone d’Amérique du Nord.

Vous pourrez également profiter des attraits touristiques de la Ville de Québec, inscrite au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, très animée et festive durant l’été.

Pour être admis, il faut:

-Être enseignant de français, langue seconde ou langue étrangère, dans un établissement d'enseignement secondaire, préuniversitaire ou universitaire.

-Posséder une excellente connaissance orale et écrite de la langue française, le français étant la seule langue utilisée tout au long de la formation.

-Être inscrit dans un programme de didactique du français.

La date limite pour les inscriptions est le 31 mai 2019. Pour plus de renseignements, contactez

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French citizens in New-England vote on May 25th

The Europe Votes Challenge is a non-partisan campaign initiated by students to get Europeans living in Boston to vote. This challenge brings together universities and organizations in order to obtain as many promises of votes as possible. The current goal is to get 10,000 voting commitments.
The next European Parliament will make important decisions on security, environment, economy, as well as decisions on food quality, movie funding or travel rights. That is why Europeans from Boston should make sure that their voice is heard. The elections will be held from May 23 to May 26, 2019 (May 25th for French citizens who reside in New-England).
Find out how to vote from abroad on
You can pledge your vote now, and even organize events in your school and communities if you want to support the campaign.
To get involved, contact at

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

The French Cultural Center
53 Marlborough St,
Boston, MA 02116

Un Mois, Un Livre is a monthly literature workshop intended for intermediate to advanced French speakers (B1 +) that is led by French Cultural Center professor, Benjamin Capellari. This month the discussion will be about Denis Diderot's Le Fils Naturel.
The required book is to be read in advance and can be purchased at the French Cultural Center's Reception desk.
The event is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

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May 17, 18 and 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Matignon High School
1 Matignon Road,
Cambridge, MA 02140
"Les Impayables", the Boston Accueil theater troupe, is pleased to present "Visa Pour l'Eternité", a thriller-comedy written by Sylvie and Paul Lemay. Directed by Bertrand Renaud, this play tells the story of a string of murders disturbing a small town in Touraine, France, in the 1920's. Intertwining the lives of ghosts and the lives of the living in an imaginative way, "Visa Pour l'Eternité" guarantees a lot of laughter.
"Les Impayables" troupe will perform at Matignon High School (Cambridge) on May 17, 18 and 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM.
Ticket prices
Students: $12
Adults: $20

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Nommez un ou une de vos étudiant(e)s avant le jeudi 9 mai 2019!

Le Service culturel du Consulat général de France à Boston, avec les services culturels de l’Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis, est heureux d’organiser pour la sixième année consécutive la remise du « French Consulate in Boston Excellence Award ».
Le prix récompensera un étudiant qui a effectué un séjour en France dans le cadre de son cursus universitaire et qui a été particulièrement actif, non seulement pour parler de son expérience des études en France sur son campus, mais aussi pour inciter ses camarades à partir.
Tout enseignant d’un établissement d’enseignement supérieur situé dans l’un des 5 Etats de la circonscription consulaire de Boston (à savoir : Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island) a la possibilité de désigner un seul candidat (sans distinction de nationalité ou de niveau) en complétant un formulaire en français ou en anglais.
Si vous souhaitez faire participer l’un ou l'une de vos étudiant(e)s, nous vous remercions de bien vouloir demander un formualire de candidature à l'adresse suivante

Les candidatures devront être soumises avant jeudi 9 mai à 23h59 EST.

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Carole FREDERICKS was the American singer who performed with Jean-Jacques GOLDMAN, and Michael JONES in the music trio, Fredericks Goldman Jones, in France from 1991 to 1996. A native of Springfield, MA, Carole enshrined the name of this city in the trio's hit song, Un, deux, trois from their 1991 debut album 'Fredericks Goldman Jones'.

Inspired by Carole Fredericks' life and music, a program called "Paris/Boston Classes Duo Program" is set up with the aim of connecting school students in Paris and Boston.

This program is a cultural exchange inspired by the life of Massachusetts-born singer  who spent the last 22 years of her life in France. The students exchange emails and participate in monthly video conferences in French and English. Each class will prepare a video presentation in their partner's language and learn about Carole's music.

Would you be interested in a partnership with a school in France utilizing Carole Fredericks' life and music? Please send an email to

Dates for session I: May 16, 2019 -July 11
Dates for session II: July 1- August 31

Educators Academy LLC provides graduate courses for Teachers of Foreign Languages: French and Spanish. Take the graduate courses (3 credits/$550) to transfer credits towards your graduate degree, for professional development, or for promotion. Courses are online and some of them have also a hybrid option. Courses are accredited by Colorado State University-Pueblo. Some of the courses are:

ED501 EMIGRES EN FRANCE VUS EN FILMS For Secondary Teachers (5-12)

ED501 LE CINEMA FRANCAIS ET L’ENFANCE for Secondary French Teachers (5-12)

ED501 LA FRANCOPHONIE : Aperçu du monde francophone de l’Afrique et du Moyen-Orient For Secondary French Teachers (5-12)

ED501 LES DESSINS ANIMES: Animated films to Teach French For Secondary Teachers (5-12)

Dates for session I: May 16, 2019 -July 11
Dates for session II: July 1- August 31

You can find more information at or conctact Sylvie Pressman at



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Position Type: Full-time

    -Massachusetts certification in the field of French

    -Middle  school teaching experience desirable.
    -Fluency (native or near native proficiency) in French and/or Spanish required due to oral approach.

    -Knowledge of the ACTFL standards and proficiency guidelines a plus:ability to integrate these standards into curriculum and instruction required.

    -Competency working in a culturally diverse environment or the willingness to acquire these skills.

    -Ability to work cooperatively with department members to develop curriculum.

    -Teach the target language and culture in classes that are task-based, interactive, learner-centered and experiential for students, and so on.


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Starting Date: September 1, 2019 Position Type: Full time

Preferred Qualifications:
1. World language certification (French and/or Spanish) in K - 12th grades
required (or ability to obtain);
2. BA required & MA preferred;
3. Previous Experience in teaching World language classes (French and/ or
Spanish) at elementary, middle and/or high school level for multi-age
4 Certified in 7-12 English/Language Arts
5. Experience in planning and leading language immersion trips in Maine, the
US, and in other countries.
6. Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary
7. Experience with implementing personalized learning plans;

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