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Saturday, July 13
 

12:00

Barnes excursion
Saturday July 13, 2019 12:00 - 14:00
Lobby

17:00

Longwood excursion
Saturday July 13, 2019 17:00 - 21:45
Lobby

19:00

Registration open
Saturday July 13, 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Ballroom Foyer
 
Sunday, July 14
 

08:30

Registration open
Sunday July 14, 2019 08:30 - 16:00
Ballroom Foyer

09:30

100S: Cinquante ans de Francophonie: missions, initiatives et impact sur l’enseignement du français aux États-Unis
Opening session. 

Speakers
avatar for marie-christine koop

marie-christine koop

Marie-Christine Koop teaches French culture and civilization at the University of North Texas. She is past President of AATF and serves as Assistant Editor for "The French Review." She has published widely and is a regular presenter at national and international conferences. She has... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 09:30 - 11:00
Ballroom: AB

11:30

Welcome Luncheon
Welcome luncheon.

Sunday July 14, 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Salle: Hamilton

13:00

101W: Improving Student Performance on the AP French Language and Culture Exam
What does the free-response section of the 2019 AP French Language and Culture exam reveal about student performance? What were the typical student errors? With which skills and content did students struggle the most? And how better to position students for success on future exams?

Speakers
avatar for Brian Kennelly

Brian Kennelly

Professor, California Polytechnic State University
Vice-President Brian Kennelly is Chief Reader of the AP French Language and Culture exam and teaches at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  He has been a member of the AATF since 1993. He looks forward to helping grow the membership and to advocating for the needs of all members.bkennel... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Salle: A1

13:00

102W: Allons au Cinéma: Promoting French Through Films—Immigration et Identité
Les éditeurs et plusieurs auteurs du Volume III, Allons au Cinéma: Promoting French through Films: Immigration et Identité, vont présenter leurs recherches qui reflètent la diversité du cinéma francophone. Une discussion interactive va accompagner les présentations où l'on va discuter les thèmes du volume, le niveau des apprenants, les connexions culturelles, linguistiques et historiques.

Speakers
avatar for michele bissiere

michele bissiere

Michèle Bissière (Ph.D., Université du Wisconsin-Madison) est Professeure à l’Université de la Caroline du nord à Charlotte. Elle a publié des articles sur les femmes écrivains du dix-huitième siècle et sur le cinéma français et francophone, ainsi que Séquences: Intermediate... Read More →
avatar for Marcelline Block

Marcelline Block

Marcelline Block est diplômée en histoire et littérature française et anglaise (Harvard).  Ses publications comportent Le grain de la voix dans le monde anglophone et francophone (2019) ; An Anthology of French Singers from A to Z : Singin’ in French (2018); la traduction anglaise... Read More →
avatar for marie-magdeleine chirol

marie-magdeleine chirol

MARIE-MAGDELEINE CHIROL (Ph.D., littérature comparée, U. du Maryland, College Park) est professeure à Whittier College (CA).  Ses recherches portent sur le motif de la ruine et le cinéma africain.  Parmi ses publications figurent L’Imaginaire de la ruine dans A la recherche... Read More →
avatar for sandrine collomb

sandrine collomb

Sandrine Collomb has been teaching all levels of  French at Interlake High school, WA for the past 15 years: from novice to advanced level including AP and IB courses.   She  also implemented the first  French bilingual program  for French Heritage Speakers  in Bellevue School... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Daniélou

Catherine Daniélou

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Past-President Catherine Daniélou (Ph.D. Michigan State) is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She specializes in 17th-century French literature and also likes to teach advanced grammar, French history, and contemporary French culture... Read More →
avatar for nathalie degroult

nathalie degroult

Professor of French, Siena College
avatar for e nicole meyer

e nicole meyer

Professor of French and Women's and Gender Studies, Augusta University
E. Nicole Meyer (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies at Augusta University (Augusta, GA), having chaired their Department of English and Foreign Languages. She publishes on a wide array of topics from French and Francophone women’s... Read More →
avatar for Susan Myers

Susan Myers

Professor of French, William Jewell College
Susan Myers, professor of French, teaches at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. She received her doctorate in French Literature from Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana. She is the author of articles on Sébastien Japrisot and his crime fiction. She currently publishes... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Salle: A2

13:00

103W: Le Québec: textes authentiques, ressources pédagogiques
Cette intervention interdisciplinaire vous proposera contes, chansons, le sirop d’érable, le carnaval, des recettes traditionnelles et des activités pour les rendre vivants dans votre salle de classe. Venez pour voir tout ce que le Québec vous offre, y compris un petit aperçu de Trois-Rivières!

Speakers
avatar for Janel Lafond-Paquin

Janel Lafond-Paquin

Rogers High School, RI
Janel Lafond-Paquin•Retired Department Chair Rogers High School Newport, RI•Instructional Consultant for Class Mesasures•Chair AATF Middle School Commission•Director of the AATF Future Leaders Fellowship program•Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques 2016•Massachusetts... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Salle: Reynolds

13:00

104W: Je m'engage: l'enseignant comme apprenant modèle
Dans cet atelier participatif, on explorera une nouvelle approche dans le domaine du développement professionnel continu. Comment peut-on redécouvrir notre enthousiasme et faire évoluer nos compétences linguistiques et interculturelles? Les participants verront comment un investissement en soi peut à la fois enrichir notre pédagogie et inspirer nos élèves. Les ressources partagées vous permettront de personnaliser votre parcours.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Lipshutz

Brett Lipshutz

Brett Lipshutz is Chair of Upper School World Language at the University School of Milwaukee; in addition to teaching French, he also speaks Spanish, Hebrew and some Yiddish. Brett is passionate about inclusive practices, serves as a DEI liaison at his school and has recently been... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Salle: Flower

13:00

105W: Integrating with Intention and Integrity: Digital Tools for All Three Modes of Communication
Whether you are a cautious, curious, or adventurous user of online authentic resources, the challenges are the same: How do teachers find, adapt, and modify the abundant variety of resources into our curricula? Join the Commission on Technology, and learn about thematically-organized resources on sites such as IFProfs-USA, Wikispaces, Pinterest, Diigo, and YouTube, resource curation and organization, and thoughtful and engaging units and activities using ACTFL’s Core Practices. An electronic version of suggested activities and units will be available on the AATF Resource Wiki and Facebook page.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, NADSFL, WAFLT, ASCD, NADSFL, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Salle: Cook

13:00

106W: Interculturality: Building Bridges with Language and Culture
The presenter will show participants how to engage students with vocabulary, language, and multimedia interactions with authentic resources that will provide a true world view for our students. The presentation will show teachers that cultural immersion is not a separate aspect of instruction but instead must be woven into the fabric of every day teaching. 

Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Salle: Shippen

13:00

107W: Comparer pour comprendre: les États-Unis dans un miroir croisé
L'atelier commencera en définissant la culture et l’interculturel. Ensuite, nous examinerons quelques théories du développement linguistique et la littérature professionnelle sur les compétences professionnelles au XXIe pour l’IC. Ensuite, nous examinerons les grandes tendances sur l’interculturel franco-américain. De plus, nous comparerons la France et les USA (contenu, exercices, sources) pour divers types d'élèves et divers niveaux linguistiques: novice, intermédiaire et avancé.

Speakers
avatar for michel gueldry

michel gueldry

Michel enseigne les relations internationales, le développement durable et les compétences culturelles en français et dirige le dépt. des langues au Middlebury Institute. Natalie est spécialiste des programmes internationaux d'éducation et des échanges culturels entre les USA... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Salle: Bromley

16:00

Exhibits open
Sunday July 14, 2019 16:00 - 19:00
Ballroom BCD

16:15

Trolley tour
Sunday July 14, 2019 16:15 - 18:00
Lobby
 
Monday, July 15
 

08:00

Registration open
Monday July 15, 2019 08:00 - 16:00
Ballroom Foyer

08:30

203C: Learning with Legends
This is an open session of the Middle School Commission. We will be looking to generate interest in our new volume but also soliciting concrete ideas for our next compilation. We have some ideas but would like to hear from participants what they feel would be most valuable to them.

Speakers
avatar for Janel Lafond-Paquin

Janel Lafond-Paquin

Rogers High School, RI
Janel Lafond-Paquin•Retired Department Chair Rogers High School Newport, RI•Instructional Consultant for Class Mesasures•Chair AATF Middle School Commission•Director of the AATF Future Leaders Fellowship program•Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques 2016•Massachusetts... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: E1

08:30

208E: Les Mots pour le dire
Participez à des jeux linguistiques qui favorisent le développement de la communication orale et qui permettent de transformer le vocabulaire passif en vocabulaire actif. Créez une source de motivation et de plaisir chez les élèves, favorisez le contact de l’élève avec la langue française. Vous pourrez intégrer les jeux tout de suite dans vos classes.

Speakers
avatar for Carole Freynet-Gagné

Carole Freynet-Gagné

Carole Freynet-Gagné has built a solid background of knowledge in an array of fields, drawing on a multidisciplinary approach and fueled by her love of language. She is often asked to provide educational and language-based consulting services to federal and provincial agencies, educational... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: Reynolds

08:30

201S: Société Honoraire de Français Annual Meeting
If you already sponsor a chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français (SHF) or Jeunes Amis du Français (JAF) or are considering founding one, please join us. After presenting an overview, including opportunities for awards, materials, and activities, the presenters look forward to hearing about your own experiences. Whether it be to recognize your outstanding students, provide them with service opportunities, or build an esprit du corps through fun activities, this organization can enrich and promote your program.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Isabelli

Andrea Isabelli

Vice-President, AATF Chicago/Northern IL
As well as being Vice- President of the Chicago/ Northern Illinois chapter, I am Teacher Representative for the Société Honoraire de français and Assistant Director for the Journée Intensive, French Immersion Day in Illinois. I teach stacked classes, with French I and II together... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Rucker

Tracy Rucker

French Teacher, Louisville Collegiate School
I'm the AATF-KY president, a passionate presenter, AP exam reader, certified OPI tester, and an advocate for intercultural competency.


Monday July 15, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: A1

08:30

202S: Philadelphia and the French Connection
From the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, Philadelphia has always had a strong French presence, notably in the artistic, educational, and political spheres. Among them are the well-known Marquis de Lafayette, Stephen Girard, and Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, as well as lesser-known figures such as Paul Cret and Félix Barbelin S.J. Philadelphians can experience French art and architecture thanks to philanthropists such as Jules Mastbaum and Albert Barnes. You are invited to explore these and other French connections during this interactive presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Helen Kashuba

Mary Helen Kashuba

Mary Helen Kashuba SSJ is professor of French and Russian and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA, where she has taught for many years.  She received her advanced degrees from Fordham University and Middlebury College. She is also... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: A2

08:30

204S: The Four Ps: Products, Practices, Perspectives, and Publicités to Get Students Talking
How do we get our students, from beginning levels on, to express their understanding of another culture? Come explore how using both print ads and commercials both motivates language production and broadens student ability to compare and contrast communities in culturally appropriate ways.

Speakers
MR

Melanie Ryan

Melanie Ryan teaches all levels of high school French in Massachusetts.  She loves collaborating with colleagues, especially Deanna Scheffer!
avatar for Deanna Scheffer

Deanna Scheffer

Region IV (Southeast) Representative Deanna Scheffer teaches at Allen D. Nease High School (FL) and has served the AATF as National French Contest Administrator and three terms as Chapter President. She was also AATF Outstanding Chapter Officer. She serves as a Table Leader for the... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: E2

08:30

205S: Les Organisations syndicales et patronales en France
Cette présentation a pour but de faire connaître les organisations syndicales et patronales en France et de les comparer avec leurs homologues (s’il y en a) aux États-Unis. Même si le pourcentage de travailleurs syndicalisés a baissé depuis une quarantaine d’années, les syndicats français restent plus visibles et plus influents que les syndicats américains, en partie en raison de la centralisation économique et politique.

Speakers
avatar for edward ousselin

edward ousselin

Before moving to the United States, Edward Ousselin taught French at the Institut de Touraine (Tours). He obtained his Ph.D. in 1999 from the Ohio State University and now teaches French film and culture at Western Washington University. His publications include The Invention of Europe... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: Bromley

08:30

207S: Les Défis de l'évaluation en classe de FLE
Afin de rendre les apprenants du français langue étrangère actifs dans le processus d’évaluation et d'accroître leur niveau de motivation, l'intervenante va expliciter «quand» et «comment» évaluer en détaillant l’importance de la clarté des objectifs et des critères d’évaluation, l’auto-évaluation et l’évaluation par les pairs, la préparation d’un retour précis et l’augmentation de la confiance des apprenants dans leur propre réussite. Elle se penchera dans un deuxième temps sur les divers facteurs qui influencent la correction afin de sensibiliser les professeurs-instructeurs-correcteurs à leurs habitudes et à entamer une réflexion sur les effets possibles de ces habitudes sur la correction.

Speakers
KZ

kinga zawada

Kinga Zawada est directrice du « Département des Langues Littératures et Cultures » ainsi que professeure agrégée à l’Université Ryerson à Toronto. Ayant vécu en Belgique, en France et au Canada, ses recherches portent sur divers aspects de littérature francophone: les... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: Cook

08:30

209S: Apprendre le français en immersion: une histoire à succès à Baltimore International Academy
Immerger les élèves dans la langue cible semble être la clé pour les amener à maîtriser la langue. Il s’agit d’abord de s'assurer que les enseignants utilisent la langue cible tout le temps en classe. Les intervenants exploreront des stratégies de l'utilisation de la langue cible par les enseignants à tous les niveaux d’instruction et dans toutes les matières, en pratiquant et en appliquant les compétences linguistiques et en communiquant quotidiennement avec les élèves. Présentée en français avec des exemples en français et en d’autres langues.

Speakers
avatar for henriette sindjui

henriette sindjui

Henriette Sindjui is a French Immersion Teacher at Baltimore International Academy. She grew up in Cameroon and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography in 1989, and a Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education in 1991 from the University of Yaoundé. Henriette began her... Read More →
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David-Lydie Koissi

I have a bachelor and master degree in information and communication from university of Paris 8, France. I am pursuing a master degree in Art of Teaching at Goucher College, Towson , Maryland. I have been teaching in Baltimore public school since 2011. At Baltimore International academy... Read More →
avatar for nicole tadzong

nicole tadzong

My Name is Nicole Tadzong. I am a French immersion at Baltimore International Academy. I have been teaching there since 2008. I am married and a mother of 4 kids (3 teenagers). I am currently enrolled in an Administration Certification program at Trinity University in Washington and... Read More →
avatar for beatrice tchapda

beatrice tchapda

Beatrice Tchapda is an experienced classroom teacher with a master’s degree in science from University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, where she is from. She holds a Maryland State Educator Certificate in biology, French, Elementary Education, and Early Childhood. For over 16 years, she... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: Shippen

09:00

Exhibits open
Monday July 15, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
Ballroom BCD

09:30

Exhibit Break
Exhibit break.

Monday July 15, 2019 09:30 - 10:15
Ballroom BCD

10:15

213E: Interculturality at the Heart: A New Proficiency-Driven Series for French
Traditionally, publishers haven’t provided teachers resources supporting proficiency-based best practices, let alone empowered them to develop intercultural skills to investigate and interact with other cultures and perspectives. The presenters will examine how EntreCultures is uniquely proficiency driven: a backward-designed program with essential questions, authentic resources and tasks across all three modes, grammar in context, can-do statements, IPAs, and other high-leverage instructional practices that spiral upward to help students develop global and intercultural competence.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Zwanziger

Elizabeth Zwanziger

Associate Professor of French, University of Northern Iowa
I teach French and World Language/TESOL Pedagogy.I am an author of the new EntreCultures French series for secondary levels with Wayside Publishing.
avatar for Zsofia McMullin

Zsofia McMullin

NA, Wayside Publishing


Monday July 15, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Salle: E1

10:15

211S: America’s Languages and the National Climate for Language Learning
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Working Group on Languages, formed to carry forward the activities of the Commission on Language Learning, has actively applied itself to the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations. The presenter will outline the activities of the working group, and detail the public support and bipartisan, bicameral interest in languages in the U.S. Congress.

Speakers

Monday July 15, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Salle: A1

10:15

212S: Louis-Philippe, Future King of France, in Exile in Philadelphia (1796-1799)
In this interactive presentation, the presenter proposes to situate Louis-Philippe's observations of American life within the context of the writings of other prominent contemporary luminaries—such as Chateaubriand, Levasseur, and Tocqueville—revealing not only particular French notions of the early American republic but also foreshadowing the democratic impulses that would come to characterize Louis-Philippe's future reign as King of France.

Speakers
avatar for peter eubanks

peter eubanks

Peter Eubanks is Associate Professor of French at James Madison University, where he specializes primarily in French Renaissance poetry but also maintains a healthy research and teaching interest in Franco-American cultural misunderstandings and misperceptions.  His articles have... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Salle: A2

10:15

214S: 10 Ways to Use a Tweet: Social Media as Authentic Content in the Classroom
World language teachers can find authentic content on Twitter to use in their classrooms for a variety of applications. The presenter will show examples of how to find authentic materials on Twitter, providing students with rich reading, listening, grammatical, and cultural experiences in the target language.

Speakers
avatar for karen stoj

karen stoj

Karen Stoj has been the Curriculum Specialist of World Languages and English Learners for the South Windsor Public Schools in Connecticut since 2008.  Prior to that, she taught French 1 through AP at Windsor High School in Connecticut.  Karen received her undergraduate and graduate... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Salle: E2

10:15

215S: Innovation and Advocacy: Techniques and Strategies to Promote Your French Program
Join the president of the Connecticut AATF Chapter in an interactive strategy session full of ready-to-implement ideas that French teachers can use to develop their French programs, promote la langue de Molière beyond the walls of their classrooms, be innovators with their curriculum, and actively get the word out in their schools and communities about the importance and beauty of learning French in 2019 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Shee

Jon Shee

World Language Department Head, St. Luke's School
Jon Shee is the Chair of the Upper School World Languages Department and a French teacher at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT, where he is in his 21st year of service.  Prior to that, Jon worked for four years in a boarding school environment at Wilbraham and Monson Academy... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Salle: Bromley

10:15

216S: Le Cameroun: Que scay-je?
Venez tous et célébrons la Francophonie. On va raconter des contes du Cameroun, apprendre et apprécier quelques proverbes africains, et jouer à la “poursuite triviale” pour apprendre sur la géographie et la culture camerounaise. L’intervenant va présenter aussi un “lecteur flash” avec un cahier d’activités.

Speakers

Monday July 15, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Salle: Flower

10:15

217S: Les Partenariats scolaires: enrichir l’apprentissage pour tous!
Les partenariats scolaires internationaux sont des outils qui ajoutent énormément de valeur à l’apprentissage des élèves. On discutera comment démarrer un partenariat. On verra des exemples de projets qui ont réussi entre des écoles francophones et américaines, et on explorera des plateformes de technologie et d’autres outils pédagogiques pour vous aider à rehausser vos cours de français.

Speakers
avatar for heidi trude

heidi trude

Heidi Trude is a French teacher at Skyline High School in Front Royal, Virginia. She has eleven years of experience teaching every level of French from French I through French V Honors. She created an international partnership between her school and Lycée-Bazin in Charleville-Mézières... Read More →
avatar for katy wheelock

katy wheelock

French Teacher, World Languages Chair, AATF Region III Rep, Wakefield High School, APS
#Sénégal, #APFrench, #laFrancophonie, #IPA, #AATFRegion3, #AATFNOVA/DC


Monday July 15, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Salle: Cook

10:15

218S: La Littérature jeunesse au niveau intermédiaire: une approche interdisciplinaire
La littérature jeunesse est non seulement un outil favorable à l’apprentissage de la lecture et de l’écriture en français au niveau intermédiaire (3e et 4e semestres), mais elle peut aussi servir à informer et sensibiliser les apprenants à des questions contemporaines importantes. Les romans de Valentine Goby en particulier se prêtent fort bien à l’exploitation de thèmes universels dont l’immigration, l'intégration, l’exclusion, les notions de frontières et d’espace (périphérie et centre), pour n’en citer que quelques-uns. L'intervenante proposera une réflexion sur l’utilisation de deux courts romans de Valentine Goby ainsi qu’une approche pédagogique interdisciplinaire comprenant des exemples d'activités et de ressources en lignes et un projet d'écriture de fiction courte.

Speakers
avatar for cheira lewis

cheira lewis

Cheira Lewis is an Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at DePauw University where she teaches a wide range of language and content-based courses. In her Francophone culture courses, she takes a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the fields of gender, critical... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Salle: Reynolds

11:30

221C: Promote: Proclaim, Propel, Protect
This session will include an overview of the ongoing and future projects of the commission. Following that overview, we will examine data from different French programs, brainstorm how to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programs, and how the commission can best serve the membership in this endeavor.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Charles

Justin Charles

Chair, Commission for the Promotion of French
Justin Charles has served as the chair of the Commission for the Promotion of French since 2014. He has taught French in Wisconsin and Illinois for 14 years and has served as an AATF Chapter President and as a Teacher Representative on the Société Honoraire de Français national... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Salle: A1

11:30

222E: Promoting French Language by Supporting French Teachers
What does the free-response section of the 2019 AP French Language and Culture exam reveal about student performance? What were the typical student errors? With which skills and content did students struggle the most? And how better to position students for success on future exams?


Speakers

Monday July 15, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Salle: A2

11:30

223S: «Les Pacifiques»: Quakers and France
The City of Brotherly Love used to be the colony of Pennsylvania founded by William Penn on the Quaker principles of peace, equality, simplicity, truth, nonviolence. The presenter will examine the influence and role that the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has had on France, from Voltaire’s 1734 Lettres Anglaises to today.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Daniélou

Catherine Daniélou

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Past-President Catherine Daniélou (Ph.D. Michigan State) is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She specializes in 17th-century French literature and also likes to teach advanced grammar, French history, and contemporary French culture... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Salle: E1

11:30

224S: Contextualizing French AP Themes through Contemporary French Music
Let’s take a closer look at how we can meaningfully weave the music of contemporary artists Vianney, Claudio Capéo, Cœur de Pirate, Christophe Maé, Stromae, among others, into the French AP curriculum articulation. Songs, related authentic resources, and proficiency-based activities will be presented for each AP theme.

Speakers
avatar for Jeannie Starman

Jeannie Starman

Former World Lang Dept Chair & French Teacher
Jeannie Starman is the former Department Chair of a World Languages Magnet High School in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh.  She had the joy of teaching all levels of French including 1-5AP and immersion continuation... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Salle: E2

11:30

225S: Petit Pays by Gaël Faye as a Point de Départ for Défis mondiaux
Burundian childhood innocence ruptured during the genocide: the presenter will share a unit about changing identity, war, refugees, with reading and listening resources such as interviews with the author Faye’s relevant raps. Participants will be collaborate to create a product they can use with their class.

Speakers
avatar for keith grasmann

keith grasmann

Keith Grasmann just finished his 20th year as a language educator at the Pleasantville school district in New York as both a middle and high school teacher.  On the Board of directors at the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich Connecticut, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Art award... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Salle: Bromley

11:30

226S: Civic Engagement 101: Developing Successful Academic-Community Partnerships
In this interactive session, participants will discuss how to launch a successful civic engagement program. The focus will be on the essential elements in an academic-community partner relationship. Our case study will be on a partnership between the Widener University (Chester, PA) French program and the Upper Darby Welcome Center.

Speakers
avatar for stephanie schechner

stephanie schechner

Professor of French, Widener University
Stephanie Schechner is a Professor of French at Widener University located in Chester, Pennsylvania.  She has published extensively on Mireille Best as well as on other French and Francophone women writers including Jovette Marchessault, Colette, Nathalie Sarraute, Rachilde, Marguerite... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Salle: Flower

11:30

227S: Oui, je peux [me débarrasser des examens]! Swapping Tests for Tasks in the Introductory-Level Classroom
The presenter will address how traditional grammar-and-vocabulary testing can be replaced with proficiency-based tasks that assess reading, listening, writing, and presentational speaking skills. The new assessment methods used in first-year French classes at DePaul University have been designed to align with "Can-do" pedagogy while at the same time maintaining their grade-ability.

Speakers
avatar for polly mangerson

polly mangerson

Polly Mangerson is an Assistant Professor of French and the Director of the French Language Program at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.  She obtained her doctorate in French literature from the University of Georgia in 2015 with a specialization in seventeenth-century French... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Salle: Cook

11:30

228S: Be in Kahoot!s with the AATF
The AATF National Francophone Trivia Contest using the online gaming platform Kahoot! will be held again next year with expanded categories so that elementary, middle, and high schoolers as well as undergraduate students can participate. AATF members’ students can participate in this fun competition from the comfort of their classrooms. Learn how to participate, when the contest will be held, and how it works. Also, help brainstorm categories and questions for the contest.

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avatar for Jon Shee

Jon Shee

World Language Department Head, St. Luke's School
Jon Shee is the Chair of the Upper School World Languages Department and a French teacher at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT, where he is in his 21st year of service.  Prior to that, Jon worked for four years in a boarding school environment at Wilbraham and Monson Academy... Read More →
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megan diercks

Megan Diercks is the AATF National Bulletin Editor and the AATF Colorado-Wyoming chapter president.  She is also the French instructor at Colorado School of Mines.  Megan taught high-school French in Texas for 10 years, where she also served 2 terms as vice-president of the AATF... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Salle: Reynolds

11:30

229S: Teaching Young Children French—A Montessori Approach
Young children have a natural aptitude to learn multiple languages with ease. The physician and educator, Maria Montessori, attributed this to the child's "Absorbent Mind."  Participants will learn about Dr. Montessori's research on language development, along with the best strategies for teaching young children French. We will all participate in a model lesson, learning games, songs, and dances.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Richtmann

Lisa Richtmann

Lisa Richtmann has taught French to young children for the past twenty years, first at a bilingual preschool and then at a Primary Montessori preschool.  She is currently teaching at The Children's Own School in Winchester, Massachusetts, the country's oldest continually-run Montessori... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Salle: Shippen

12:30

Visit the Exhibit during lunchtime
Visit the Exhibit during lunchtime.

Monday July 15, 2019 12:30 - 13:30
Ballroom BCD

13:30

232C: Culture in the Classroom at All Levels: Motivate and Inspire
The Commission’s goal in this session is to help participants connect and embed culture into all modes of communication. ACTFL’s Core Practices and authentic resources can help us to identify what we are already doing and discuss ways to improve and enhance students’ understanding of cultural products, practices, and perspectives.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Behlow

Martha Behlow

French teacher, Geneva Community School District
Vice-President Martha Behlow (M.A. Northern Illinois University) has taught for nearly twenty years at Geneva Community High School (IL). She teachers all levels, including AP and is the French Honor Society sponsor. She is also co-chair of the AATF Commission on Cultural Competence... Read More →
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sheila conrad

Sheila Conrad teaches French in Bettendorf, Iowa. She believes in the importance of teaching about other cultures.


Monday July 15, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Salle: A2

13:30

239C: All in the Family!
Join the FLES* Commission for an interactive session focusing on creative ideas to teach family and community as we explore the Sister Cities of Philadelphia and Paris. Customized songs based on easily adapted text will be shared, and everyone will walk away with resources to implement this information right away.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Campbell Kuebler

Karen Campbell Kuebler

Karen Campbell Kuebler has taught French and Dance to babies through adults since the eighties.  She earned a BFA in French and Dance Education and an MA in Liberal Arts from Towson University. She completed her Doctor of Education from Concordia University in 2018. In 2001, Karen... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Salle: Shippen

13:30

233E: An Insider's Look at Travelling to Québec with Students
Bienvenue au Québec!  Participants will learn how to organize an authentic language/cultural student trip to the beautiful province of Québec. Come discover why a trip to Québec should be part of every French teacher’s curriculum, and learn helpful hints as to how to plan an unforgettable student tour with advice on the must-see attractions and cultural activities.

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MS

Mark Stephens

Mark P.  Stephens is the head of Marketing and Communications at Prométour Educational Tours. He has spent most of his professional career honing his craft in the Information Technology and Services sector. Mark has sat on various boards for both non and for-profit organizations... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Salle: E1

13:30

238E: La Bibliothèque des Amériques: une ressource numérique pour vos classes
Le Centre de la francophonie des Amériques vous offre un outil gratuit de prêt de livres numériques (romans, livres jeunesse, poésie, nouvelles, revues pédagogiques) provenant de 200 maisons d’édition réparties sur le continent. En un clic, 12 000 livres d’auteurs de notre continent sont accessibles. L'intervenante vous propose une visite guidée de cet outil qui regorge de ressources éducatives.


Monday July 15, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Salle: Reynolds

13:30

231S: Les Lieux de mémoire de Philadelphie à Paris: engagement et émerveillement
Notre étude se fonde sur l’exploration de deux lieux de mémoire chers aux Américains et aux Français. Il s’agit de l’intégration d’une approche authentique à la dimension langagière. Entreprise par l’apprenant lui-même, cette méthode constitue une poursuite des étapes importantes qui forgèrent la culture de sa patrie et de celle de la langue cible.

Speakers
avatar for Liliane Toss

Liliane Toss

Professor of French and Language Lab Director at North Greenville University. I got my Ph.D. in French Literature and pursued post-doctoral researches on XXth. century French novels. My most recent article published in the French Literature Series (FLS Vol. 39) focused on visual... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Salle: A1

13:30

234S: Le Sénégal: partager la richesse de ce pays francophone
Vous voudriez intégrer le monde francophone dans vos cours? Commençons avec le Sénégal: pays de Téranga et l’hospitalité! Venez apprendre et participer à cette présentation interactive, informative et interculturelle pour découvrir une grande variété d’idées et de thèmes pour les apprenants débutants jusqu’aux niveaux avancés (comme la quête de soi, la vie contemporaine, le beau et plus). Des ressources authentiques pour vos cours seront partagées.

Speakers
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katy wheelock

French Teacher, World Languages Chair, AATF Region III Rep, Wakefield High School, APS
#Sénégal, #APFrench, #laFrancophonie, #IPA, #AATFRegion3, #AATFNOVA/DC


Monday July 15, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Salle: E2

13:30

235S: French for All: Connecting Students in the Inclusion Classroom
How can teachers achieve the benefits of interculturality for the broad spectrum of students in the inclusion classroom? The presenter will help teachers create meaningful experiences for students at all levels from special education through honors and AP. Resources presented will include free websites, interactive notebooks, engaging model classroom activities, and recommendations for initiating correspondence projects with Francophone teens.

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Connie Regan

Constance Regan is the president of the Delaware chapter of the AATF. An educator since 2002, Dr. Regan taught English to both regular and special education students in the public schools in 2005, then transitioned to teaching French in an inclusive classroom in 2014. She earned her... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Salle: Bromley

13:30

236S: Hollywood Remakes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Upside (2018) featuring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart was inspired by the hugely successful 2011 French film Les Intouchables. Will it be another movie remake that will flop at the box office? Come and find out!

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christine gaudry

Dr. Christine Gaudry is a French professor at Millersville University, PA.   Her latest research focus has been analyzing literature-to-film adaptations in order to promote French in and out of the classroom.  


Monday July 15, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Salle: Flower

13:30

237S: Sons et lettres: Teaching Pronunciation in Intermediate French Classes
The presenter will discuss a method for teaching pronunciation in intermediate level secondary and college classrooms. This method teaches students to produce the sounds of French and to recognize the letter combinations that represent them. A textbook and accompanying website [sons-et-lettres.com] are Open Education Resources free to educators and students. The aim is to help students "apprendre à prononcer le français écrit."

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stephen walton

Steve Walton has taught French at Portland State University since 1995, where he serves as head of the French section. He began his French studies in college, earned a Masters at Middlebury and a PhD in French literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He teaches a variety... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Salle: Cook

14:30

Exhibit Break / Raffle
Exhibit Break / Raffle

Monday July 15, 2019 14:30 - 15:15
Ballroom BCD

15:15

246S: Critical Thinking at the Intermediate Level
Intermediate Level Literary Criticism leads students to approach texts in the target language from a critical perspective early in their language learning. Learn how to initiate students to literary analysis as early as intermediate level, and forever dispel the fear of literature in the target language.

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nelly kupper

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and have been teaching at Northern Michigan University since receiving my degree.  At NMU, I teach all levels of French from beginning French to advanced grammar, literature of all centuries, and culture.  I also teach... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 15:15 - 15:30
Salle: Flower

15:15

241C: The Future of French
French and other languages face a host of difficulties on many campuses, fighting for resources in a STEM-oriented world. The Commission on Universities seeks to equip faculty to meet those challenges head-on. Our proposal is a series of documents, electronic and paper, including social media, for French higher education faculty across the country.

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Monday July 15, 2019 15:15 - 16:30
Salle: A1

15:15

243C: What's Next for the Cinema Commission?
Join the Co-Chairs of the Cinema Commission for an informal working meeting. Now that Volumes I, II, and III of Allons au Cinéma: Promoting French Through Films have been published, what other projects could be developed? How may we best serve the AATF membership? This session is open to all! Your suggestions are welcome.


Monday July 15, 2019 15:15 - 16:30
Salle: E1

15:15

249C: Get Them to Take (More) French! Cultivating Careers in French Education
The teacher shortage is becoming one of the greatest threats to French language education. This interactive presentation will suggest practical, low prep activities for the modern, diverse classroom to increase affinity with French and explore careers in education. Presenters will demonstrate how to rebrand teaching French as a viable career path while addressing the interests and goals of today’s students.

Speakers
avatar for eileen walvoord

eileen walvoord

Commission on Teacher Recruitment and RetentionCo-chair, AATF
Am interested in strategies to increase the number of individuals in the education pipeline to becomeFrench teachers.


Monday July 15, 2019 15:15 - 16:30
Salle: Shippen

15:15

248E: Portrait de la francophonie des Amériques
Saviez-vous que plus de 33 millions de personnes (9,6 millions au Canada, 11 millions aux États-Unis) habitant les Amériques parlent français? Qui sont-ils? Comment créer des liens et un sentiment d’appartenance à cette grande famille francophone? Le Centre de la francophonie des Amériques est un organisme innovateur et rassembleur qui vise à mettre en mouvement cette communauté composée de francophones et de francophiles.

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Monday July 15, 2019 15:15 - 16:30
Salle: Reynolds

15:15

242S: Créer des leçons basées sur la communication interculturelle
Dans cette session vous apprendrez comment créer les leçons basées sur la communication interculturelle. D’abord nous explorerons les ressources authentiques qui aident à développer la communication interprétative. Puis nous partagerons les stratégies qui facilitent la communication interpersonnelle dans un contexte culturel. Finalement, nous discuterons comment créer les évaluations de performance qui sont intégrées avec les produits, pratiques et perspectives culturelles.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Jensen

Anne Jensen

Adjunct professor, San Jose State University
Anne Jensen (M.A. University of Northern Iowa), President, taught for many years at Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA. She now teaches methods and supervises student teachers at San Jose State University. She has served as AATF Regional Representative, Treasurer of the Northern California... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 15:15 - 16:30
Salle: A2

15:15

244S: Be a Mystery Skype Pro
Want to bring culture to your classroom but don’t have time or budget? Come and explore Mystery Skype with us—alternative to guest speakers and field trips. Immersive and interactive experiences will get your students talking.

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Scheffer

Deanna Scheffer

Region IV (Southeast) Representative Deanna Scheffer teaches at Allen D. Nease High School (FL) and has served the AATF as National French Contest Administrator and three terms as Chapter President. She was also AATF Outstanding Chapter Officer. She serves as a Table Leader for the... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 15:15 - 16:30
Salle: E2

15:15

245S: Les Mystères de l’histoire: Cathares et Templiers
  • Pays D'OC, Pays Cathare d'Hier et d'Aujourd'hui (Marie Schein)

    Perchés sur leurs rocs, les châteaux dominent le Pays d’Oc et semblent toujours le protéger de l’assaut des croisés. Plus de 800 ans après les massacres, l’histoire des Cathares suscite toujours un grand intérêt qui se manifeste aujourd’hui de diverses façons. Cette communication se plongera dans les mystères de leur histoire avant de retrouver leurs traces aujourd’hui au travers d’outils ludiques et pédagogiques.

  • À la rencontre des Templiers: entre mythe et réalité (Marie-Christine Koop)

    Les Templiers furent l’ordre médiéval le plus puissant et le plus influent. Persécutés et éliminés il y a plus de 700 ans, leur disparition est entourée de mystère et ils continuent à nous fasciner: essais historiques, romans, films, festivals, BD et jeux vidéo. Cette communication résumera l’histoire de ces extraordinaires moines-soldats et fournira des exemples d’activités à utiliser en classe.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Schein

Marie Schein

Instructor, Texas Christian University
avatar for marie-christine koop

marie-christine koop

Marie-Christine Koop teaches French culture and civilization at the University of North Texas. She is past President of AATF and serves as Assistant Editor for "The French Review." She has published widely and is a regular presenter at national and international conferences. She has... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 15:15 - 16:30
Salle: Bromley

15:15

247S: Teaching French: Creating a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Enticing Classroom
We will address how to bring French Studies into the 21st century through intersections of inclusion, diversity, issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and interdisciplinarity in order to expand our student audiences. We share concrete strategies, linked to standards, useful to a wide variety of classrooms and institutional contexts. Simulations, apps, literature, and film included. Handouts.
  • From Division to Dialogue: Skills of Engagement in a Diverse and Inclusive World (Hoft-March)
    The presenter will discuss using developmental exercises in French cultivating listening and dialogue on difficult topics as a means to promote diversity and inclusivity. Some exercises encourage listening: understanding crucial vocabulary, hearing important points or cultural cues, requesting clarification. Others focus on engagement strategies, culturally appropriate language, courteous interaction, respectful challenges. We will also discuss modifications for lower-level French courses.
  • Engaging Students, Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion in the French Classroom: Furthering Cultural Connections and Comparisons (Meyer)
    This interactive presentation introduces Israeli and French post-Holocaust life writing, with exercises and approaches that help students better understand the dynamic complex relationship between culture, gender, and literary production. The unit / course addresses language, identity, gender, geography, borders, exile, migration, homeland, and memory. Benefits include easy-to-adapt exercises and specific suggestions to integrate cultural standards into a unit or course. Handout.
  • An Interdisciplinary and Interactive Approach to Teaching a Course on Paris (Engelking)
    An interdisciplinary course on Paris represents a strategy for diversifying the French curriculum. Team-taught by a French professor and Art Historian, it includes an interactive role-playing component and a spring break trip to France where students develop guided tours of Parisian neighborhoods and share them through an app created as part of a digital humanities initiative.
  • Vive la Francophonie! Embracing the Francophone World Fully Across the French Curriculum (Schechner)
    The presenter will discuss how she has revised the curriculum to include Francophone literature and culture. She has adapted the program to meet the needs of both American-born and immigrant students. She will discuss balancing the linguistic needs of heritage, native, and second language speakers in the classroom. In addition, she will explore how to make sure that all students feel that their individual identity is respected and understood and that no one is pressured to represent an entire culture or ethnic group.

Speakers
avatar for eilene hoft-march

eilene hoft-march

Eilene Hoft-March teaches French and Francophone Studies, Gender Studies, and Global Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Her primary area of research is French autofiction from the late twentieth century to the present.
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e nicole meyer

Professor of French and Women's and Gender Studies, Augusta University
E. Nicole Meyer (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies at Augusta University (Augusta, GA), having chaired their Department of English and Foreign Languages. She publishes on a wide array of topics from French and Francophone women’s... Read More →
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tama engelking

Tama Engelking is a professor of French at Cleveland State University where she teaches courses in French language, literature and linguistics, and also directs study abroad programs in France.  Her research focuses on French women writers, especially Colette, and also includes research... Read More →
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stephanie schechner

Professor of French, Widener University
Stephanie Schechner is a Professor of French at Widener University located in Chester, Pennsylvania.  She has published extensively on Mireille Best as well as on other French and Francophone women writers including Jovette Marchessault, Colette, Nathalie Sarraute, Rachilde, Marguerite... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 15:15 - 16:30
Salle: Cook

16:45

Dictee
Monday July 15, 2019 16:45 - 17:30
Salle: A1

16:45

251S: Dictée
Dictée

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Daniélou

Catherine Daniélou

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Past-President Catherine Daniélou (Ph.D. Michigan State) is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She specializes in 17th-century French literature and also likes to teach advanced grammar, French history, and contemporary French culture... Read More →


Monday July 15, 2019 16:45 - 17:30
Salle: A1

17:00

Historic Philadelphia walking tour
Monday July 15, 2019 17:00 - 19:00
Lobby
 
Tuesday, July 16
 

06:45

Yoga class
Tuesday July 16, 2019 06:45 - 07:30
Frampton

08:00

Registration open
Tuesday July 16, 2019 08:00 - 16:00
Ballroom Foyer

08:30

301C: “Les Six Pratiques fondamentales d’ACTFL et des activités communicatives pour tous les niveaux, et si on en causait?
Examinons et discutons les six pratiques fondamentales d’ACTFL afin de repenser l’organisation et les buts de nos unités et de créer des activités communicatives engageantes. Cherchons et partageons des ressources authentiques accessibles et intéressantes à nos apprenants. La présentatrice fournira aux participants une variété d’activités communicatives accessibles à plusieurs niveaux et des ressources numériques et pédagogiques pour créer leurs propres activités.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, NADSFL, WAFLT, ASCD, NADSFL, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 08:30 - 09:45
Salle: A1

08:30

302E: Developing a "Professional French" Language Course with French Embassy Support
The presenter will outline the actions taken by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to support the growing field of Professional French (français professionnel) in the context of university education. She will also discuss Professional French training workshops offered in partnership with the Centre de Langue française de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris-Ile de France (CCI Paris Ile-de-France).

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 08:30 - 09:45
Salle: A2

08:30

306E: L'Interaction en classe de français
Nous nous intéresserons à l'importance des compétences d'expression et d'interaction orales (mais aussi écrites) en classe de français et à la dynamique de classe pour les favoriser.

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 08:30 - 09:45
Salle: Flower

08:30

304S: A Rocky Pathway to Intercultural Competence For Both American and Immigrant Students
The number of immigrants and refugees in our educational institutions continues to grow.Their survival and ability to thrive in their "new home" will depend on our ability to welcome them with an open heart, understanding, and mutual respect. This interactive session will address challenges, research-based practices, and strategies that might enhance intercultural skills and mutual understanding for both hosts and newcomers. The presenter will demonstrate that the pathway to intercultural competence is rocky because of the cultural adjustment that hosts and guests need to make.

Speakers
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kadima bukasa

Educator, Philadelphia School District
After my graduation with honor from "Institut Supérieur de Commerce/Kinshasa in 1986, I worked as an accountant technician at US Embassy Kinshasa from 1986 to 1996 before I immigrated to the United States in 1996. In 2003, I was accepted at Chestnut Hill College, PA in educational... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 08:30 - 09:45
Salle: E2

08:30

305S: The French Traveler: The Road Taken
Over the years, several French-speaking writers have distinguished themselves by traveling to distant parts of the world, and consequently sharing their observations and ideas with the rest of humanity. The Road Taken will focus on the lives and works of the French naval captain Pierre Loti, the Guadeloupéenne Maryse Condé, and the presenter, playwright, French teacher, and musician Micheal Dale. It will be enhanced by PowerPoint and his live performance of original songs on guitar and sulcimer, made by the famous French luthier James Trussart.

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Michael Dale

After completing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Hispanic Civilization at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1971, I set off to travel around the world. I had also begun my career as a singer and songwriter at Santa Barbara. Thereafter, I spent a number of years traveling... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 08:30 - 09:45
Salle: Bromley

08:30

307S: Le Grand Concours 2020
The presenters will give a brief overview of the Grand Concours, a national assessment currently taken by nearly 100,000 students around the nation and the world. The yearly National French Contest is used successfully, inside and outside the classroom, to promote and support French programs in middle schools and high schools.

Speakers
avatar for megan diercks

megan diercks

Megan Diercks is the AATF National Bulletin Editor and the AATF Colorado-Wyoming chapter president.  She is also the French instructor at Colorado School of Mines.  Megan taught high-school French in Texas for 10 years, where she also served 2 terms as vice-president of the AATF... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 08:30 - 09:45
Salle: Cook

08:30

308S: What the Media Can Do for Your Students
The Can Do statements of ACTFL help students identify their abilities but how can we help them reach them? Music and film provide positive and entertaining incentives for students to reach the various goal levels. An overview of the Can Do statements will be provided, and hands-on activities and lessons will help your students "push the envelope."

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MT

madeline turan

I taught French and Spanish in the Sachem School District for 36 years before coming to SBU in 2016. On the secondary level,  I was responsible for teaching the Spanish courses for students with special needs as well as the college level courses (French) and every level in between... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 08:30 - 09:45
Salle: Reynolds

08:30

309S: Opening the Door to French to All Types of Learners
Opening the Door to French to All Types of Learners
  • Opening the Door to French to All Types of Learners (Schein)
    The presenter will offer an overview of studies in Europe and in the U.S. that focus on the teaching and learning of foreign languages to learners with disabilities, including ESL, review some of the most promising best practices in the classroom, and focus on key practices pertaining to the teaching of French.
  • Un Enseignement atypique: enseigner le français langue étrangère à des enfants handicapés (Frazier)
    L'intervenante partagera ses observations faites au cours d’une année scolaire en ce qui concerne l’enseignement qu'elle a procuré à une classe de dix élèves handicapés, atteints de handicapsparfois lourds comme la trisomie, l’absence de langage ou de crises d’épilepsie sévères. Cette session a pour vocation de montrer que nous pouvons tous être des précurseurs dans l’inclusion de tous les élèves.
  • French for the Learning Disabled? Mais oui! (Kashuba)
    Basing her observations on current research and personal experience, the presenter will share various techniques for foreign language instruction to students with learning disabilities. They include the use of authentic materials, interpersonal and presentational communicative exercises, comparisons and connections, and cultural insights. Although intended for college students in French, these materials can be applicable to other levels and languages as well.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Helen Kashuba

Mary Helen Kashuba

Mary Helen Kashuba SSJ is professor of French and Russian and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA, where she has taught for many years.  She received her advanced degrees from Fordham University and Middlebury College. She is also... Read More →
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Marie Schein

Instructor, Texas Christian University
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claire frazier

French Teacher Pre-K thru 5th


Tuesday July 16, 2019 08:30 - 09:45
Salle: Shippen

09:00

Exhibits open
Tuesday July 16, 2019 09:00 - 12:00
Ballroom BCD

09:45

Exhibit Break / Raffle
Exhibit Break / Raffle

Tuesday July 16, 2019 09:45 - 10:30
Ballroom BCD

10:30

313C: Strategic Advocacy for French Language and Francophone Culture Education
In order to become more effective global citizens, sustain our French heritage, and develop a new generation of French speakers through heritage or by affinity, it is essential for us to work together as educators and in our communities to strengthen existing programs and to expand opportunity for continued French language study, especially through heritage, FLES, and immersion programs.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Stein-Smith

Kathleen Stein-Smith

Fairleigh Dickinson University,Metropolitan Campus
Kathleen Stein-Smith, PhD, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques, is associate university librarian and adjunct faculty in foreign languages and related areas at Fairleigh Dickinson University—Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, New Jersey. As a dedicated foreign language educator... Read More →
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Tennessee Bob Peckham

Professor of French Emeritus, Univ. of Tennessee at Martin. Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Médaille d'Or de la Renaissance Française. Member, AATF Commission on Advocacy. Author ofYes we code, but we can't communicatehttps://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/code.shtml


Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Salle: E1

10:30

312E: Occitanie: documents authentiques, ressources pédagogiques
Pour cette présentation de notre belle région Occitanie, nous vous proposerons vidéos, chansons, images et produits du terroir que vous pourrez réutiliser ces ressources authentiques en classe pour une immersion totale dans le Sud de la France. Le soleil et l'accent chantant seront au rendez vous!

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Salle: E2

10:30

318E: Professional Career Paths in French and International Business
The presenter will discuss the French and International Business B.A. degree offered at Clemson University, how it is organized, the study abroad experience, internship opportunities, and career path that it provides. High school students who excel in French and have an interest in travel/tourism, business, management, marketing, and economics, but also politics and international relations, can find through the major great career paths in the U.S. and abroad.

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Salle: Reynolds

10:30

311S: Initier un programme d’apprentissage par le service communautaire à votre école
Vous vous intéressez à présenter les peuples du monde francophone à vos étudiants en leur offrant en même temps un sentiment d’utilité? Apprendre à faciliter l’apprentissage par le service communautaire, il n’y a rien de plus facile, même si on n’a jamais eu l’occasion de le faire. C’est une excellente manière de relier la langue française au service communautaire.

Speakers
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Linda Twedt

French teacher, South Fayette Twp Middle School McDonald, PA


Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Salle: A1

10:30

314S: Comment dit-on "Everything I'm thinking right now?"
Avez-vous des apprenants intermédiaires qui veulent bien s’exprimer en français mais n’ont pas les structures nécessaires en français? Comment peut-on aborder des discussions profondes où la complexité de leurs idées dépasse leurs compétences linguistiques? Venez découvrir quelques exemples de séquences pédagogiques et de stratégies à offrir à vos apprenants.

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Salle: E2

10:30

316S: Chapter Officer Round-Up
Are you a chapter officer? Do you have an idea to share—something that has worked well for your chapter and would be easy to implement in another? Or, is your chapter in need of fresh ideas, having a hard time overcoming a challenge, or needing some help? Bring your great ideas and your struggles to this round-table session and connect with, share, and learn from other chapter officers.

Speakers
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Jon Shee

World Language Department Head, St. Luke's School
Jon Shee is the Chair of the Upper School World Languages Department and a French teacher at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT, where he is in his 21st year of service.  Prior to that, Jon worked for four years in a boarding school environment at Wilbraham and Monson Academy... Read More →
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Karen Campbell Kuebler

Karen Campbell Kuebler has taught French and Dance to babies through adults since the eighties.  She earned a BFA in French and Dance Education and an MA in Liberal Arts from Towson University. She completed her Doctor of Education from Concordia University in 2018. In 2001, Karen... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Salle: Flower

10:30

317S: Resources for Teaching about the Journal of Hélène Berr, the “Anne Frank of France”
Resources for teaching about the Journal (2008) of Hélène Berr (1921-1945) will be demonstrated, including those on websites such as the Mémorials de la Shoah and Martyrs de la déportation, as well as the Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation. Activities will include group reading of excerpts from Berr’s diary and discussion of related literature and films.

Speakers
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m kathleen madigan

Katie Madigan is professor of Modern Languages at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.  With UNC-Chapel Hill degrees in Comparative Literature, she was a Fulbright Lecturer and Researcher in Dakar, Senegal. She has organized service-learning locally and abroad and study abroad in... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Salle: Cook

13:00

321C: Interculturality in the High School Classroom
As we know the Francophone world brings us, through one language, a myriad of diverse aspects of the French culture, and as we introduce these differences to our students, we must equip them with the means to understand their subtleties and nuances and to respect their differences. Please come and let us brainstorm together to see how we can use the ACTFL Intercultural Communication Proficiency Benchmarks and Can Do Statements to create fun and engaging intercultural lessons and projects that will help our students gain the global competencies that they will need in our ever changing global world.

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
Salle: A1

13:00

325C: Three Ways to Introduce French for Specific Purposes into Your Classes
  • Teaching Medicine and French Health through French Apps and Websites (Meyer)
    The presenter will share strategies for integrating Medical and health French through the use of authentic French apps and websites. The handout shares useful apps and websites that teachers might consider using in their own language and / or French for Specific Purposes courses.
  • Teaching Medicine and the French Health Care System through Cinema (Daniélou)
    We will focus on how recent films reflect on the ways French society, economics, and evolving demographics are changing health care delivery in contemporary France. The handout will share ideas for presenting a French for Specific Purposes course within a social science context and a list of films to study in class.
  • Professional French Studies and Advocating for French in the Real World (Deitz)
    The presenter will show how two separate cohorts doing the same master’s degree in professional French studies interact in a required graduate-level course on Social Responsibility in the French-Speaking Workplace. The full-time cohort in that class is preparing for jobs in business, international development, international education, and the arts, while the part-time cohort in the same class is made up of working French teachers at the K-12 level. We will focus specifically on how these interactions help the teachers’ cohort advocate more effectively in their working lives for the study of French in American schools.

Speakers
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Catherine Daniélou

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Past-President Catherine Daniélou (Ph.D. Michigan State) is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She specializes in 17th-century French literature and also likes to teach advanced grammar, French history, and contemporary French culture... Read More →
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e nicole meyer

Professor of French and Women's and Gender Studies, Augusta University
E. Nicole Meyer (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies at Augusta University (Augusta, GA), having chaired their Department of English and Foreign Languages. She publishes on a wide array of topics from French and Francophone women’s... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
Salle: Bromley

13:00

322S: Multiculturalisme et interculturalité: éclairages de deux concepts dans des situations francophones
Dans le cadre de la globalisation, les mots diversité culturelle, multiculturalisme et interculturalité viennent à l’esprit, entre géopolitique et relations internationales. Comment peut-on communiquer, échanger et construire dans un contexte de relations immédiates et intenses, dans un monde si divers et si proche? La coexistence d'individus de cultures différentes au sein d'une même communauté ou d'une même société est-elle possible ? Comment comprendre et accepter la diversité de la culture de l’autre ? Un investissement personnel est-il nécessaire ? Si oui, lequel ? Sous forme de PowerPoint, nous présentons différents éclairages et facettes de ces 2 grands concepts tels que migration/immigration, langues et cultures, diversités linguistiques dans des situations francophones. Les activités pédagogiques sont construite à partir de ressources trouvées sur internet (textes, images, audiovisuel) en provenance pour la plupart des multimédia francophones (TV5 Monde, RFI, France culture…). Elles s’adressent aux niveaux du CECR à partir de A1.

Speakers
MF

madeleine flanagan

Domaines de spécialisation : Apprendre et enseigner avec le multimédia TV5Monde, Interculturalité, Formation des enseignants, FOS, FRI, AP French Language and Culture. Enseigner et former en ligne.Publics : enfants, adolescents, adultesMadeleine Flanagan enseignante, e-tutrice... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
Salle: A2

13:00

323S: Amplifying Student Voice and Creativity in the Classroom
Are you looking for ways to promote creativity and student voice in the classroom?  Participants will explore various ways that students can share their understanding of the content in creative ways using technology. Participants will leave with ideas for both spoken and written communication in the French for all levels. Bring a device and get ready to create and share your voice.

Speakers
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heidi trude

Heidi Trude is a French teacher at Skyline High School in Front Royal, Virginia. She has eleven years of experience teaching every level of French from French I through French V Honors. She created an international partnership between her school and Lycée-Bazin in Charleville-Mézières... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
Salle: E1

13:00

324S: Social Justice and West African Literature
Literary critic Patricia Cummins and author Zakiyatou Oualett Halatine present books Ms. Halatine wrote after fleeing her home in Mali in 2012. Fleeing violence against Tuaregs in Mali, she fled to Mauritania and then to France. She took refuge in her writing, publishing Passions du désert in 2013, Adages touaregs in 2014, Chronique Kal Ansar: Le Tambour suspendu in 2015, and L’Ouragan du Mali, Femmes Touarègues: exactions, exils in 2017.

Speakers
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Patricia Cummins

Dr. Patricia W. Cummins is President of the Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society and served as Co-Chair of the Women, War and Peace in Africa Conference in 2013 at which author Zakiyatou Oualett Halatine received a United Nations Medal for her efforts toward peace... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
Salle: E2

13:00

326S: Integrating Culture and Communication
The presenter will demonstrate how greater cultural awareness can be integrated into the language classroom without sacrificing the use of the target language. He will demonstrate a three-step progression from simple classroom activities to the presentation of cultural information using the target language to online discussions about cultural differences.

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PM

perry moon

Perry Moon teaches all levels of undergraduate French at Stephen F. Austin State University.  He has a particular interest in teaching film and in integrating film into language courses.


Tuesday July 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
Salle: Flower

13:00

327S: BREAKOUT of the Classroom and into the Francophone World: Using Escape Room Games to Increase Language Use and Cultural Immersion
Learn to incorporate BREAKOUT (escape room) activities in your French classroom! Cultural breakouts for level 2 and AP/5 will be shared as well as an Oscar et la Dame Rose and Harry Potter Book 1 end of unit escape room (level AP/5). Attendees will participate in a shortened BREAKOUT game at the end of the presentation to understand how it works and what their students experience.

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Kelly Houlihan

Downers Grove North
I just completed my tenth year of teaching. I love working with high schoolers - every day is different and I enjoy seeing them grow and become enthusiastic about their learning and the world around them. When I'm not working, I'm a crazy cat lady who enjoys mystery novels. 


Tuesday July 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
Salle: Cook

13:00

328S: On peut se tutoyer? Research and Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching the tu/vous Distinction
In this interactive sessionm the presenters first introduce research conducted during study abroad to measure if students became more sensitive to use of the formal or informal “you” using pre and post questionnaires, interviews, and role plays. Pedagogical approaches are then explored including a tu/vous quiz and poll, discussion of tu/vous scenarios, and a sample lesson that uses the film Entre les murs.

Speakers
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tama engelking

Tama Engelking is a professor of French at Cleveland State University where she teaches courses in French language, literature and linguistics, and also directs study abroad programs in France.  Her research focuses on French women writers, especially Colette, and also includes research... Read More →
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abigail wolgamuth

Abigail Wolgamuth recently graduated summa cum laude from Cleveland State University, where she received a B.A. with a double major in French and Linguistics, as well as an undergraduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  Her capstone research... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
Salle: Reynolds

13:00

329S: Planting the Seed of Program Advocacy and Articulation
Discover how one pair of schools advocated to strengthen a French program in jeopardy. Using a grass roots and student-led approach, students and teachers successfully collaborated to build and solidify the program at all levels. Come away with personalized strategies for creating a penpal exchange program between cluster schools. Bonus: not only are students engaged, administrators love this!

Speakers
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Melanie Hutsell

French Teacher / Dept chair, Peachteee Ridge High School
Melanie Hutsell is a French teacher and the Instructional Coordinator for foreign languages at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga.   A teacher for 24 years, Melanie has participated in curriculum development, exam writing, and the development of new teachers.   Melanie has... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
Salle: Shippen

13:00

Interculturality in the high school classroom
Intervenante : Jean Copeland 

Tuesday July 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:15
Salle: A1

14:30

338E: Les voix du changement—méthode pédagogique pour utiliser la radio dans les classes de français
Cet atelier présentera une approche pédagogique en six étapes pour accompagner les élèves à devenir des citoyens engagés. Se basant sur le concept d’école citoyenne, par l’usage du multimédia, les élèves s’expriment et se mobilisent en intégrant la vidéo, l’audio, l'écrit et les réseaux sociaux à l’apprentissage du français.

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Tuesday July 16, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Salle: Reynolds

14:30

333S: Encourager l’interculturalité et la prise de position par l’intégration de projets numériques en classe de langue
L'intervenante proposera des activités autour de projets numériques à intégrer en classe de FLES. Ces projets visent à développer l’acquisition des littéracies plurielles. À partir de créations personnelles d’étudiants, l’intervenante incitera la réflexion et le dialogue autour de l’importance de telles activités pour promouvoir la compétence interculturelle et permettre aux étudiants d’exprimer leur voix dans des productions originales.

Speakers
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elyse petit

Elyse Petit is currently senior lecturer in French and serve as the French Language Program Director at Vanderbilt University. Her research interests focus on the implementation of innovative pedagogical frameworks supported by technological tools and authentic resources that reinforce... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Salle: E1

14:30

334S: Online Polling for Student Engagement and Assessment
Learn to create and implement online surveys and polls with the free version of Poll Everywhere. As students engage in easy-to-use, non-threatening, and highly visual informal assessment, teachers receive instant feedback on student comprehension. Audience will participate in multiple examples of polls for novice, intermediate, and advanced levels related to numerous themes.

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MB

michael bogdan

Michael Bogdan in a Spanish and French teacher and world language department chair in the South Middleton School District in central Pennsylvania.  He is the PSMLA treasurer and 2019 conference co-chair.  He is the NECTFL Vice Chair and 2021 conference chair.  


Tuesday July 16, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Salle: E2

14:30

335S: Achieving Global Learning Outcomes with City as Text and TalkAbroad
La Francophonie, an upper-division French linguistics course, explores language variation, attitudes, and politics. After a brief synopsis of course goals and content, the presenter will discuss active learning strategies used to achieve global awareness, perspective, and engagement. After discussing the challenges of using City as Text and integrating TalkAbroad, we will conclude with some active learning strategies for the audience.

Speakers
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peter machonis

Peter Machonis is Professor of French and Linguistics at Florida International University.  Author of two books on the history and evolution of the French language, and editor of the monograph Shatter the Glassy Stare:  Implementing Experiential Learning in Higher Education, he... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Salle: Bromley

14:30

336S: Le Champ littéraire franco-américain de la Nouvelle-Angleterre: entre rives et dérives
La «littérature franco-américaine» est un objet aux contours labiles, qui ne se laissent pas facilement prendre dans les mailles d’une définition commode. Ce fait fondamental, que bon nombre de critiques ont souligné comme une faiblesse conceptuelle majeure, en constitue paradoxalement la sève vivifiante.  Notre présentation décrira les entrelacs d’une littérature de l’impossibilité identitaire, tiraillée entre plusieurs postulations, perdue entre La France, le Québec et l’Amérique, et qui, par certains côtés, annonce ce qui formera l’une des thématiques essentielles de la littérature-monde.

Speakers
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emmanuel kayembe

Emmanuel K. Kayembe a enseigné aux Universités de Lubumbashi, de Cape Town et du Botswana. Titulaire d’un doctorat en langue et littérature françaises de l’Université de Cape Town, il a publié de nombreux articles sur les littératures francophones dans des revues accréditées... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Salle: Flower

14:30

337S: Reading for a Purpose: Introducing a Novel at the Intermediate Level
How to introduce a full-length novel at the Intermediate French level? The presenter will present the novel Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, and describe the development of reading materials and strategies for the course. The presenter will share a Reader Theater project as well as students perception of the novel and the project. Materials and detailed information will be provided.

Speakers
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maryse mijalski

Maryse Mijalski is a lecturer and academic coordinator in French in the Department of European Languages and Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She has previously presented papers at ACTFL and AATF National Conventions on telecollaboration, and the development of intercultural... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Salle: Cook

14:30

339S: Finding Focus through the Corpus: An Approach to French for Specific Purposes
French programs benefit from a diverse array of courses aligned with student career goals, but uneven enrollments in specific purpose courses make them difficult to schedule regularly. Corpus lexicographical tools provide a solution by facilitating a modular approach tailored to student needs and interests in general courses. The presenter will offer an introduction to using online linguistic corpora for curricular development.

Speakers

Tuesday July 16, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Salle: Shippen

14:30

Delegate assembly
Tuesday July 16, 2019 14:30 - 16:30
Salle: A1

14:30

330S: Delegate Assembly
Delegate Assembly

Tuesday July 16, 2019 14:30 - 16:30
Salle: A1

15:45

342S: Le Français à Kalamazoo—Interculturalité: Interview Project for Intermediate to Advanced Students
Have you considered incorporating an interview with a native speaker into your instruction on French and Francophone cultures, or have you perhaps already done so? You will be able to hear the details of one such project (at the third-year college level but adaptable to lesser and greater language experience), practice interview techniques, and share your experiences and ideas on the subject.

Speakers
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cynthia running-johnson

Cynthia Running-Johnson is a professor of French at Western Michigan University.  She has taught undergraduate language, culture, and literature at all levels, leads WMU’s spring-semester program in Besançon, France, and has served as head of her department of world languages... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 15:45 - 16:45
Salle: A2

15:45

343S: Savoir conjuguer au pluriel: Multilingualism in the Francophone World and in the Classroom
This interactive session explores how the study of francophone language policy, linguistic and cultural diversity, and specific profiles of multilingual speakers can lead students to reflect more deeply on their own language learning contexts. By examining a wide variety of models, students can set clearer goals for building their linguistic and intercultural proficiency in French and in other languages.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Lipshutz

Brett Lipshutz

Brett Lipshutz is Chair of Upper School World Language at the University School of Milwaukee; in addition to teaching French, he also speaks Spanish, Hebrew and some Yiddish. Brett is passionate about inclusive practices, serves as a DEI liaison at his school and has recently been... Read More →
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Mary Vogl

Associate Professor of French, Colorado State University


Tuesday July 16, 2019 15:45 - 16:45
Salle: E1

15:45

345S: Maîtrisez le français avec la musique de (Maître) GIMS
Apprenez à mettre de l’ambiance dans votre salle de classe avec du matériel pédagogique FLE sur la musique de (Maître) GIMS. Travaillez la compréhension orale et écrite, révisez et pratiquez la grammaire et faites parler et écrire vos élèves intermédiaires et avancés - le tout au rythme entraînant de la musique tendance de GIMS ! J'ai le soutien de GIMS qui a enregistré des réponses à mes questions d’analyse. Vos élèves peuvent comparer leurs réponses à celles de l’artiste lui-même dans ses propres mots.  

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KP

kristen phillips

I am a teacher at Cherry Hill High School East in Cherry Hill, NJ.I have taught there for 16 years. I earned both my BA in French Education and my MA in Foreign Language Pedagogy and Literature from the University of Delaware. I spent a semester at the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 15:45 - 16:45
Salle: Bromley

15:45

346S: Of Presidents and Internet Memes: Fostering Student-Centered Learning, Cultural Competency, and Critical Thinking through the Use of Images
Images are a powerful tool for promoting active learning and exposing students to French culture. When we ask students to convert visual information into language, we literally take the words out of the instructor’s mouth and set the stage for student-centered learning. In this session, the presenter will explore ways in which an Internet meme featuring Emmanuel Macron can be used to stimulate communication, cultural understanding, discourse analysis and grammatical competence.

Speakers
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heidi holst-knudsen

Heidi Holst-Knudsen is a senior lecturer at Columbia University. She teaches all levels of language as well as a course on French language and culture through film. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 2001, specializing in the 19th century and particularly on Gerard de... Read More →


Tuesday July 16, 2019 15:45 - 16:45
Salle: Flower

15:45

349S: Language with the 5 Senses
Language with the 5 Senses is a unique method that engages the senses to promote fluency and proficiency. The method mimics how the brain acquires one's first language. During this session, there will be a detailed explanation of the method and a sample lesson in French. Participants will receive specific activities to use in class.

Speakers
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megan padden-shin

Language Instructor, Bon Voyage World Languages Academy


Tuesday July 16, 2019 15:45 - 16:45
Salle: Shippen

17:00

Society Hill walking tour
Tuesday July 16, 2019 17:00 - 19:00
Lobby

19:30

Awards banquet
Tuesday July 16, 2019 19:30 - 21:30
Ballroom: AB
 
Wednesday, July 17
 

06:45

Yoga class
Wednesday July 17, 2019 06:45 - 07:30

08:00

Registration open
Wednesday July 17, 2019 08:00 - 12:00
Ballroom Foyer

08:30

401S: Général Washington, nous voici!
Attirons et gardons nos élèves et nos étudiants en incorporant les migrations des populations francophones aux Etats-Unis. Partageons aussi nos idées au sujet de la diversité de la Francophonie. Les populations des Premières Nations du Canada sont très intéressantes pour mes élèves hispanophones puisqu'ils se ressemblent beaucoup. La musique des Slameurs a aussi de bons poèmes à inclure aux études littéraires. Gardons nos élèves et nos étudiants en dansant à leur rythme!

Speakers
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regina dee

Madame Regina Dee has been teaching French in public schools since 1986 when she began teaching French Activities in Baltimore City Elementary Schools and Middle Schools while attending Morgan State University. She currently teaches in The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: Cook

08:30

402S: Don't Correct Everything! Help Your Students Improve Their Writing Without Loosing Your Mind
This session will focus on different types of writing assignments and focused correction. It will get your students writing more and you grading less. Get your device or pencil and paper ready and join us for this interactive session.

Speakers
avatar for Margarita Dempsey

Margarita Dempsey

French/Spanish Teacher, Smithfield High School, Bryant University
I love teaching and I have been teaching French and Spanish for thirty years! I have recently been teaching as an adjunct at Rhode Island College and Bryant University. I try to integrate my passion for theatre into my classroom. I I have organized over twenty student tours to... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: Reynolds

08:30

403S: Food, Heritage, and Identity in France: How to Eat (More) Like a French Person
This paper examines the importance of food in French cultural studies from a broad and interdisciplinary perspective. By numerous external measures, food is still something that the French do extremely well. Gastronomy is not only a powerful cultural and intellectual encounter for students, it is also an important tool for educators seeking fresh focus within language and culture curricula. The latter half of the presentation focuses on practical strategies, content, and resources for teachers and administrators.

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Wednesday July 17, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: Flower

08:30

404S: Enseigner avec le français fabuleux: les Contes du chat perché de Marcel Aymé
Un classique de la littérature française pour la jeunesse, Les Contes du chat perché de Marcel Aymé divertit aussi les lecteurs adultes. L’accessibilité du monde fantastique que crée Aymé (avec des animaux qui parlent) présente des opportunités enrichissantes pour les apprenants du français. La présentatrice fournira des informations contextuelles à propos de cette collection, aussi bien que des suggestions pour intégrer les contes dans des cours de français de divers niveaux.

Speakers
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audra merfeld-langston

Audra Merfeld-Langston is associate professor of French at Missouri University of Science & Technology, where she also serves as chair of the Department of Arts, Languages, & Philosophy. She is the president of the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the AATF and serves on the editorial... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Salle: Bromley

09:45

411S: Let's Get Organized!
Are you disorganized, struggling with managing lesson planning, make-up work, your planning period(s), and the materials needed for each day? If so, come hear some practical, tested strategies for staying organized and on top of what the teaching day brings.

Speakers
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megan diercks

Megan Diercks is the AATF National Bulletin Editor and the AATF Colorado-Wyoming chapter president.  She is also the French instructor at Colorado School of Mines.  Megan taught high-school French in Texas for 10 years, where she also served 2 terms as vice-president of the AATF... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 09:45 - 10:45
Salle: Cook

09:45

412S: Americans in Paris: Our Stories in the City of Light
Inspired by our AATF 2019 Convention being held in Philadelphia, this session will be more informal and a sampling of interesting stories and perceptions of Americans to Paris, with a focus on historical figures familiar to us and perhaps a few surprises. The books Americans in Paris by Adam Gopnik and The Greater Journey by David McCullough inspire this presentation.

Speakers
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barbara brousseau

Barbara Brousseau is Associate Professor of French at University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama.  She is Alabama AATF Chapter President and was an AATF Future Leader Fellow in 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was conference host for the 2018 Alabama World Languages Association Conference... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 09:45 - 10:45
Salle: Reynolds

09:45

414S: Mindfulness and Chair Yoga for the Classroom
Yoga is for everyone, every age, and can be done in any language! In this workshop, we will work on mindfulness strategies and explore chair yoga postures that we can use for ourselves and our students. "I'm not flexible" disclaimers are not permitted since we are encouraged to go to our own personal limit.

Speakers
avatar for jennifer schwester

jennifer schwester

President and CEO., jennyzenyoga, L.L.C. French Teacher, Brick Township Memorial High School
Jennifer Schwester, a.k.a. jennyzenyoga, has been providing yoga services and trainings to many underserved populations over the past year, including special needs adults, senior citizens, first responders (Police, Fire, EMS, and Dispatchers), and her high school French classes.  She... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 09:45 - 10:45
Salle: Bromley

09:45

415S: Re-Thinking Object Pronouns: An Exploratory Practice Approach
This presentation looks at the difficulties in the acquisition of object pronoun by English speakers using an Exploratory Practice Approach. Various perspectives are gathered from professionals and students to determine the cause. These perspectives are compared to the scholarly literature to formulate a new approach in teaching to improve the understanding of object pronouns by English speakers.

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rosa tellez

Rosa M. Téllez is a French professor at the University of Dallas in Texas. She was secretary of the AATF North Texas Chapter from 2016-2018 and was elected president in 2018. She received her master's degree in French from the University of North Texas in 2015 and received her second... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 09:45 - 10:45
Salle: Shippen

11:00

422S: App Smashing: comment intégrer les outils numériques sans même y penser
Nous allons explorer des applications et des sites gratuits que vous pouvez utiliser dès le début de l’année scolaire en classe, tels que Flip Grid, Go Formative, Ed Puzzle, Nearpod, et encore plus. Vous quitterez cette séance avec des plans pour des projets déjà faits en classe (avec rubriques), et une familiarité avec les outils technologiques gratuits disponibles.

Speakers
avatar for Kylene Stroud

Kylene Stroud

French Teacher, North Allegheny Senior High School
Kylene Stroud teaches French at her alma mater, North Allegheny Senior High School (just north of Pittsburgh, PA).  She earned a B.A. in French from John Carroll University and an M.A. in French Literature from the University of Notre Dame, where she was a graduate fellow.  Kylene... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00 - 12:00
Salle: Reynolds

11:00

423S: Chartres Cathedral as Puzzle: Unpacking a Millennium of Riddles
The beguiling Chartres Cathedral has stood for nearly a thousand years. Guidebooks and websites energetically praise its harmonious unity of design. Our presentation, however, challenges this common description, arguing instead that Chartres Cathedral’s architecture, as well as its origins and history, are more complex, unexplained, and mysterious than is generally acknowledged. Participants will receive an annotated cathedral research guide.

Speakers
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paul creamer

Paul Creamer considers himself extraordinarily lucky to be able to teach French.  He first became fascinated by the language when he was a fifth-grader, when he had the great fortune of taking his first French class.  Life highlights include walking around the walled old city of... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00 - 12:00
Salle: Flower

11:00

424S: D’un monde à l’autre: l’économie trifluvienne de Trois-Rivières au Québec du XXe siècle à aujourd’hui
La ville Trois-Rivières, site du congrès AATF de 2020, sera présentée à travers le grand déclin de l’industrie manufacturière textile et papetière et de l’exploitation forestière, laissant la place au monde moderne marqué par la prédominance de la croissance urbaine au Québec et l’évolution de l’industrie du secteur tertiaire. Cette présentation montrera comment l’enseignement de la richesse du patrimoine et de l’histoire économique de Trois-Rivières nous aide à comprendre les complexités du Québec contemporain.

Speakers
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Catherine Daniélou

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Past-President Catherine Daniélou (Ph.D. Michigan State) is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She specializes in 17th-century French literature and also likes to teach advanced grammar, French history, and contemporary French culture... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00 - 12:00
Salle: Bromley

12:00

Art Museum excursion
Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00 - 16:00
Lobby

12:30

Nemours excursion
Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:30 - 16:30
Lobby
 
Thursday, July 18
 

07:00

NYC excursion
Thursday July 18, 2019 07:00 - 19:30
Lobby