Registration is now open!



LECNY "Winter Warm Up"  Workshop will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2021.


AATF National:

   Proposals for the 2021 Annual Convention  are now being accepted until January 31st. 


Five consecutive webinars entitled "Noires Amériques: Conversations littéraires" , which are free for members, will  begin on  January 26th at noon EST. 


SHF National:

 There are two competitions open to students who are members of the SHF: a Creative Writing Contest and a Francophone Studies Stipend.  The deadline for submission of entries for both contests is February 1.



Free Webinar for Members:

Thursday, February 25 

4:00 p.m. EST (1 hour)

Anchor Standard 2: Accessing Culture through Language Functions

Joanne O’Toole, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
Bill Heller, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY


AATF of CNY is now able to offer officially recognized Continuing Education Credit when attending one of its workshops! Information will be provided on registration forms. Kudos to President Jennifer Kostolecki who worked so hard to obtain this!








Salut, tout le monde..... et soyez les bienvenus chez nous!  Nous sommes les profs de français de New York Central et nous essayons de nous aider l'un l'autre.  Ce serait un plaisir de vous accueillir "chez nous."


The aim of the Central New York Chapter, in accordance with the aim of the National AATF, shall be to represent  the French language in central New York and to encourage the dissemination, both in schools and in the general public, of knowledge concerning all aspects of the French-speaking world.  The Chapter shall, by all means at its disposal, support projects to advance the French language, culture and literature.  It encourages reciprocal communication between all levels of the teaching of French in central New York.

Au nom de l'AATF de  New York Central,    "Soyez les bienvenus!"

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Le Grand Concours

Registration is open for the 2021 contest. Please click on the tab LE GRAND CONCOURS and follow the links.


 Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 10am-11:30am for the LECNY  "Winter Warm Up" Workshop! Information for registration can be found under the Workshop and Webinars tab.

AATF National

Proposals for the 2021 Annual Convention due to take place in New Orleans July 19-22, are now being accepted until January 31st. Please click on  AATF National   tab and follow the links for more information.

SHF National

The  New Francophone Studies Stipend is now available as well as The Creative Writing Contest. Submissions are due February 1st!  Please click on SHF National tab and follow the links for more information.

AATF National  Webinars




The Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques has organized a series of five webinars entitled "Noires Amériques: Conversations littéraires" of which the AATF is a co-sponsor.   The zoom sessions will take place on five consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 26 with le footballeur guadaloupéen Lilian Thuram, author of La Pensée blanche.   The webinars are free of charge, but registration is required.   Click on the image above to register.   They will be in French and captioned in French.   Each author's works are available from the Bibliothèque des Amériques (again free of charge but registration is required).
The Metropolitan New York AATF Chapter and their partners are also organizing three webinars that they are offering to all AATF members.   Click above for more information on these and other AATF webinars we will schedule throughout the spring.

     It's time to renew your AATF membership for the 2021 calendar year! Click on the following link to do so and be sure to choose your Central New York Chapter affiliation.   https://frenchteachers.org/store/aatf-membership

     If you are not already a member, please join us! Membership in the National AATF providesyou with automatic local membership. To join National, logon to  www.frenchteachers.orgLocal membership assures you of receiving the newsletter as well as workshop information in a timely manner.  You will also receive occasional updates regarding francophone happenings.

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