EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY:

 

The  Head of Language Department in (Jeanne d’Arc Assomption, Pessac in France is looking for an American partner for an"International classes" (25 students aged between 14-16) with which an exchange program with trips could be established during the school year 2018-2019 or 2019-2020. The leader says: "I organized similar programs in the recent years with several American high schools in Florida, Virginia and Massachusetts. These trips were amazing moments forkids from both our school and our American partners." 

 

I am looking for a new partner in the US and that is the reason why I am getting in touch with you today. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Delamatta (Winchester HS in Virginia) or Mr Reynolds (Hampshire Regional High School in Massachusetts). You can find reports made during these trips here : https://www.facebook.com/JDA-in-Winchester-489494171422652/and https://www.facebook.com/JDA-4%C3%A8me-in-NYC-and-Massachusetts-168467917214076/.

 

Our school is also a High School (Lycée Sans frontière, Pessac), and I also teach 15 year-old students (classe de 2nde). Consequently, if your school would rather have an exchange with the High School than the Middle School, it is a possible option. Our "International class" is composed of 25 students whose achievement in English is excellent and whose dream is to discover how American teenagers live, which is the reason why a trip to the US would be a fantastic experience for them. No need to mention that welcoming their American partner in France is something they would also be delighted to do.

 

 Our school is a private middle school as well as a high school situated in Pessac, in the surroundings of Bordeaux, in the south of France. It is called Jeanne d'Arc Assomption and a particular emphasis is put on foreign languages in our school.

 

 Our region is very famous for its geographical assets (Atlantic Ocean beaches and sand dunes, forests, Bordeaux vineyard) as well as its architectural ones (Bordeaux is inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list). 

 

If your school or any school that you might be in contact with is likely to be interested in starting a partnership with our school, whether it be for a full exchange program or just to welcome us in the US, please do not hesitate to contact me. Starting over from scratch can be an opportunity to build something great. I will work hard to accomplish what will become a project that both American pupils and French ones will remember for ever.

 

 Feel free to give my email address or to get in touch with me if you know anyone that might be interested in this project or if you need any further information. 

 

 I hope to hear from you soon.

 

Kind regards.

S.BODIN, collège Jeanne d'Arc Assomption, PESSAC, FRANCE

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

 High School French teacher needed immediately!(dual certification in Spanish preferred).  This is a permanent, tenure-track position beginning in September 2018.  The successful candidate wold be teaching French levels 1 - 5.    

 

Williamson CSD is a small rural district about 30 minutes east of Rochester, NY located in Wayne county NY right on the shores of Lake Ontario.

 

Interested candidates should contact: 

Dr. Kate Avery

principal

315-589-9621

kavery@williamsoncentral.org

 

Spring Workshop, APRIL

 

PRESENTATIONS:

Colonial Feminism and the Shaming of Tun[...]
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RusePedagogique.pdf
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APRIL 28   FRENCH FILM NIGHT   

                                 6:30 PM  Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville

FrenchFilm (1).pdf
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NOTES FROM THE AATF of CNY FALL WORKSHOP

(If you missed the workshop, be sure to download these notes!  You'll have all the details!!!

 

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WorkshopNotes.pdf
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IMPROV/SYR

https://goo.gl/WqPdQa

Please copy and paste this link into your web browser to access the materials from the October 28 Fall Workshop.

 

AATF of CNY FALL WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 28 at Fayetteville-Manlius High School

"Improv in the Language Classroom"

PRESENTER:  Dr. Laura Esposito of Syracuse University

8:30 - 12:30 p.m.

AATF Fall Registration 2017.pdf
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FRENCH NIGHT AT THE SYRACUSE CRUNCH!

Friday, December 1 at the Syracuse Memorial Auditorium.

 

 

See flyer for information on tickets.

 

 

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AATF SPRING WORKSHOP...April 29, 2017

 

TITLE: "le Vocabulaire et la Mémoire"

PRESENTER: Denise C. Mahns, DML. NBCT

LOCATION:  Onondaga Free Library, 4840 Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY

TIME:  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

AATF OF CNY SPRING WORKSHOP PRESENTATION SUMMARY

springworkshop.pdf
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FRENCH FILM NIGHT....La famille Bélier .... march 2 2017

FamilleBélier.pdf
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familleBélierflyer.pdf
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AATF FALL WORKSHOP...November 5, 2016

 

TITLE:  "La Martinique, L'île Aux Fleurs"

PRESENTER:  Dr. Mahadevi Ramakrishman of Colgate University

PLACE:  Onondaga Free Library, 4840 Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

TIME:  8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

 

See attached flyer to register.

 

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FRENCH CRUNCH NIGHT!!  November 19, 2016

 

 

See the attached flyer for information and tickets!

Allons équipe, allons!!

 

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<< SUMMARY OF FALL 2015 WORKSHOP:

 

Jennifer Rich-Walters’ presentation  on October 17, 2015 at our Fall Workshop was titled "Vive le Vocabulaire: Fresh Strategies for Acquisition and Retention.”  Attendees were exposed to a variety of ideas to facilitate student learning.

 

Most noteworthy was the insistence on realizing that the way that information enters the brain is critical to retention/storage and ultimately affects retrieval and memory.  The learning environment affects the learner’s brain and teachers must be aware of how different students are comfortable and can more easily learn.  For example, for the person with an average IQ, it takes 8 – 15 seconds to process what someone has said, difficult if the person speaking is a fast talker.

 

Ms. Rich-Walters explained that differentiated instruction is a strong strategy to improve student learning.  She encouraged participants to allow students to use any of a variety of materials and resources in the classroom – whiteboards, markers, colored pencils, pens, pencils, scrap paper, lined paper, index cards of different sizes, sketch pads, cell phones, computers Chromebooks, pneumonic tools, audio clips of pronunciation (vacaroo), working along or with a partner – whatever it takes to facilitate learning.  And she encouraged allowing students the freedom to decide what was best for them.

 

Her approach can best be described by “passing the baton” as in allowing choice and letting learning begin.  However, the teacher must always be comfortable in the learning atmosphere created, so “controlled choice” options may prove to be the way to make small changes in the classroom.

 

Further information on this topic can be obtained from Ms. Rich-Walters at

www.richlearning-ec.com

 

Use the link below to access some of the "brain tickets" useful in classrooms that follow some of Jennifer's directions:

 

 

Brain Tickets, Carol.docx
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The AATF of CNY is proud to offer both an annual fall and spring workshops!

 

October 17, 2015       AATF of CNY Annual Fall Workshop

                                 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

                                 Onondaga Free Library, Syracuse, NY

                                 "Vive le Vocabulaire:  Fresh Strategies for

                                  Acquisition and Retention"

                                  Presenter:  Jennifer Rich-Walters

 

 

 

 

October 30 - 31, 2015  98th Annual NYSAFLT Conference

                              Saratoga Springs, NY

                              "Providing the Keys to College and Career Readiness" 

April 18, 2015     AATF of CNY Annual Spring Workshop

 

                          8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m

                          Onondaga Free Library, Syracuse, NY

                          "De la Musique Avant Toute Chose"

                           Presenter:  Janis Labroo, Oneonta Schools

 

May 2, 2015         NYSAFLT Annual Colloquium

                           Syracuse, NY

                            "2015:  A LOTE Odyssey...Setting a Course to Universal

                            Proficiency"

 

May 2015              LECNY May Celebration

                            Time and Place TBA

 

August 4 - 7, 2015  NYSAFLT Summer Institute

                             Oneonta, NY

                             "World Languages:  Transforming Lives, Preparing

                             Global Citizens"

 

April 18, 2015     AATF of CNY Annual Spring Workshop

                          8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m

                          Onondaga Free Library, Syracuse, NY

                          "De la Musique Avant Toute Chose"

                           Presenter:  Janis Labroo, Oneonta Schools

 

May 2, 2015         NYSAFLT Annual Colloquium

                           Syracuse, NY

                            "2015:  A LOTE Odyssey...Setting a Course to Universal

                            Proficiency"

 

May 2015              LECNY May Celebration

                            Time and Place TBA

 

August 4 - 7, 2015  NYSAFLT Summer Institute

                             Oneonta, NY

                             "World Languages:  Transforming Lives, Preparing

                             Global Citizens"