Registration is now open! The National contest is starting soon!




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


Student Highlights:

Do you have a student milestone or a special event to share? Please visit our Student Highlight Tab to complete a submission. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


AATF National:

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


SHF National

 Learn more about La Societe Honoraire de Francais by visiting AATF National!



The NECTFL Conference will be held virtually from April 21st through May 1st!


Words of Inspiration:

Do you have a "feel-good"moment that you would like to share?  Please visit our "Words of Inspiration Tab" to complete a submission. We are looking forward to hearing from you!



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 Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 pm (EST) for the NYSAFLT Webinar "Anchor Standard 2: Accessing Culture through Language Functions". Information for registration can be found under the Workshop and Webinars tab.

AATF National

Do you have an Exemplary French Program at your school that deserves recognition? Please click on the link below to learn more about this award. Submissions are due February 15, 2021.



SHF National

Interesting in staring a new SHF or JAF Chapter?

Click here to learn more https://www.facebook.com/groups/aatfSHF/or visit the SHF Facebook page! 


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.

Student Highlights


Do you have a student milestone or a special event to share? Please click below on our Student Highlight Tab to complete a submission. We are looking forward to hearing from you!






Words of Inspiration


Do you have a "feel-good"moment that you would like to share?  Please visit our "Words of Inspiration Tab" to complete a submission under comments. We are looking forward to hearing your moments of positivity and sharing your classroom success!



AATF National

Looking for lesson plan resources? Check out the AATF's Curated Resources by clicking here: https://frenchteachers.org/resources/curated-resources/

     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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