07 May 2019

le Grand Concours (the National French Contest)

Félicitations to all of the students and their teachers for such wonderful results on the National French Contest! You should receive an email from the Chapter Director of the Grand Concours (Nat'l French Contest) with information about your students' scores, medals, and also about the Remise des Prix, which will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019. See you there!

04 May 2019

GAGNANTS CONCOURS

CONCOURS YVES MAGLOE 2019
1er prix:
  • Sans le français
    Mayfield Senior School

    Elèves (French 4 et French AP) de Bertha Sevilla
                Membres du Jury:  L'équipe AATF-SoCal, sous la direction de Brian Kennelly.

MERCI à tous les élèves qui ont participé à ce concours!
Nous espérons que vous soumettrez une nouvelle vidéo au Concours Yves Magloé 2020!

14 March 2019

French Theatrical Event - 2 scenes Le Misanthrope - UCLA

To High School Teachers of French,

I would like to invite you and your students to UCLA to a unique French theatrical and cultural event on Thursday April 11th. Our goal is to promote interest in French literature and culture, as well as greater contact between UCLA and our secondary schools.

In collaboration with Professor Michael Hackett in our Theater Arts department, I am sponsoring a theater production of Molière’s Le Misanthrope. We will present two scenes (not the whole play), and stage each in multiple ways to highlight the interpretive choices open to directors, actors, readers. A discussion of the interpretive choices will follow.

If you would be interested in having your students take a tour of our campus before the event, I would be happy to help arrange that for you.

Seating is limited, so please reserve your seats as soon as possible. I am not yet sure of the exact time of the performance. I am thinking that either 11:00 – 2:00 or 12:00 – 3:00 might be good. Please let me know your preference. Please  don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions: Melzer@humnet.ucla.edu.

Sincerely,

Sara Melzer, Professor
French and Francophone Studies, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

04 March 2019

CONFERENCE-ATELIER AATF-SoCal 2019 à UCLA


DateSamedi 9 mars, 2019
Heure: 9h-13h
LieuRoyce Hall 236, UCLA
Parking: Structure 4 (pay-by-space)
$5 membres; $10 non-membres
Carte campus


PROGRAMME:
9h-9h25: Inscription et café
9h30-9h55: Remarques de bienvenue, Inès du Cos de la Hitte, Présidente AATF-SoCal et Olivier Ngo, Attaché de Coopération éducative et universitaire, Consulat de France

10h-11h15: PREMIERE SESSION
- "An Introduction to Les Acadiens and le français acadien," Kelle Keating Marshall, Pepperdine U.
- "#FrenchIsEverywhere, 2nd Place Winner of French Embassy's 'France on Campus' Contest for Student Organizations," Pamela Poole, Antelope Valley College et Olivier Ngo, Consulat de France
- "Teaching Intercultural Competency and European Francophonie: The Swiss Model," Mina Soroosh, Pepperdine U.

11h15-11h30: Pause-Café

11h30-12h45: DEUXIEME SESSION
- Prix Sandy Jacquard - "Une dégustation de fromages," Courtney Ziani, Heritage High School
- "Atelier théâtre," Angélique Allain, Loyola Marymount U.
- "Enseigner les temps du passé en regardant des films: des souvenirs de Marcel Pagnol aux bêtises du Petit Nicolas," Denis Pra, Pierce College.

12h50-13h: Remarques de clôture, Laurence Denié-Higney, VP Pédagogie, AATF-SoCal

Contact:  Laurence Denié-Higney, UCLA.

L'AATF-SoCal remercie le Dept. des études françaises et francophones de UCLA de son soutien.

22 January 2019

L'AATF-SoCal cherche salle/auditorium...

... pour la REMISE DES PRIX du Grand Concours

Espace recherché:  pour 400 personnes (ou plus)
Datesamedi 18 mai de préférence (mais samedi 11 mai possible)
Horaire: matinée (10h à 11h30 pour une séance)

Merci de proposer votre établissement scolaire!
Contact:  Jacki Williams-Jones  socal.grandconcours@gmail.com
                Directrice du Grand Concours

10 December 2018

A reminder of deadlines for the National French Contest!

A reminder to teachers who are participating in the National French Contest - the deadline for paper and pencil is this Friday, December 14, 2018! Online testing deadline is Feruary 15, 2019. AATF-So Cal teachers can administer the test to their students at any time between February 19 - March 18, 2019. Questions? post them here, or email socal.grandconcours@gmail.com

Welcome to Le Grand Concours 2019
Registration is open for the 2019 National French Contest
Complete details on registration are available on our website.
Paper and pencil testing is being phased out, but will still be available for 2019. Note that teachers who select paper and pencil testing will receive access to a teacher account on the on-line site so they can try it out.
2019 Contest Fees
Test: $3.50 per student* plus local chapter fees

*Paper and pencil testing will require additional fees for listening comprehension CDs (@$7 per level) and shipping/handling.
2019 Contest Dates
Grades 1-6 (FLES): February 10 - 23, 2019
Grades 7-12 (levels 01-5): February 19 - March 18, 2019
Registration Deadlines
Paper and pencil tests - Friday, December 14, 2018
On-line tests - Friday, February 15, 2019
Register your store account
Before you begin to order materials, you will need to register a new store account so your 2019 membership can be verified. Previous log-ins will NOT work.

Follow the steps below OR watch our handy videos:

Four steps to your store account

  1. Go to the online store.
  2. Click on Account at the top right of the screen and select Register
  3. Enter in your AATF Membership ID Number OR the email address you used for the Contest last year and click find.*
  4. Verify the information that autopopulates, create a password, check to the box to indicate whether or not you want to receive paper certificates and click the blue "Register" button.

*Not an AATF member AND new to the Contest? Contact Support to receive the registration key for your chapter 
Be sure to check the box!
If you wish to be shipped hard copy/paper certificates, you MUST check the box on the registration page. If you do not check this box, you agree that you will print your own certificates using the pdf template available on our website. 
Additional Instructions for paper and pencil testing
When you are checking out there are two additional details we must receive to make sure you receive your materials on time.
  1. Contest materials cannot be shipped to the French teacher. You MUST indicate the name of your neutral party to receive materials on the shipping information. Please be sure that you use your school address in the shipping address.
  2. We MUST have the date you plan to test. We schedule shipments based on this date. If you do not indicate a date, your order for materials will be placed at the back of the queue and may not arrive when you plan to test. There is a box requesting this information on the check out page, so please be sure to complete it.
2019 Membership dues not paid?
No worries! Put in your AATF member number and dues will automatically be added to your cart. Other questions?
Language in Context type questions have been removed from levels 01 through level 3. These questions have been replaced with additional reading or listening selections.
Learn more about how to enroll students - placement and use of the store!
If you missed our webinar, we did record it and you may watch here.

08 December 2018




BONNES FETES DE FIN D’ANNEE ET BONNE ANNEE 2019 A TOUS :
Diner de fin d’année : TAIX
A l’approche imminente des Fêtes, ce fut un plaisir de se retrouver nombreux autour d’une table festive pour notre diner de fin d’année au restaurant Taix, samedi dernier.  
Bien sûr, il n’y a pas de repas de fin d’année sans récompenses. Cette année encore, tous nos candidats étaient très méritants de toutes les accolades. Après de longues délibérations, deux personnes ont été retenues : le Distinguished French Educator Award  a été décerné à Denis Prat, Professeur de français de français à Pierce College, Woodland Hills ; et le Recognition of Merit in French Education à René Jose Llave de Sierra Canyon School à Chatsworth. Encore félicitations du Comite à nos Lauréats.  
Cette année encore, les festivités se sont accompagnées d’une tombola offrant deux prix, grâce à la générosité de TAIX ainsi qu’une inscription d’un an à l’AATF.
Avant de clore, je voudrais prendre l’occasion de vous rappeler que les inscriptions au Grand Concours battent leur plein, mais elles prendront fin le 14 décembre pour « Paper and pencil tests » et le 15 février 2019 pour les examens en ligne.  Aussi, nous vous invitons à venir nombreux à notre atelier pédagogique de l’AATF-SoCal qui aura lieu le samedi 9 mars 2019 a UCLA. Nos intervenants présenteront des exposés sur des thèmes allant de l’utilisation de films dans la classe de français, de motiver les etudiants à participer d’avantage en classe, ainsi que d’enseigner aux élèves à formuler des questions correctement.
Au nom du Comite de l’AATF-SoCal, je vous souhaite de très bonnes fêtes ainsi que tous nos meilleurs pour 2019.
L’Equipe de l’AATF-SoCal


23 November 2018

Repas de fin d'année

CELEBRONS  LA FIN DE L'ANNEE

ET METTONS A L'HONNEUR NOS COLLEGUES AU

REPAS DE FIN D'ANNEE DE L'AATF-SoCal


Jour
:     le samedi 1er décembre
Heure18h30
Lieu:     Taix Restaurant - French Country Cuisine
Prix:      $35 membre, $35 conjoint, $45 non-membres

RSVP au plus vite à Jacki Williams-Jones.