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  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH

    NATIONAL BULLETINVolume 36, No. 1 September 2010

    IndexPresidents Message ....................................... 3Convention Highlights .................................... 6AATF Executive Council ............................... 8Members Notes ........................................... 10Carrefour culturel ......................................... 12Commissions ................................................ 12Haiti: What Can We Do? .............................. 13Future Leaders Fellowship Program ............. 14Celebrating National French Week .............. 14Administrator of the Year Award ................. 16Service Learning ........................................... 17Mots chasss ................................................. 18Call to Teach the Dangers of Racism ........... 19Salut les jeunes! ............................................ 24National French Week Contests ................... 25Using Texting in the Classroom ................... 27College French Advocacy ............................. 30Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Awards ...... 31Journe intensive 2010 ................................. 32Quebec Cinema Club .................................... 33ISE Language Matters Award ...................... 35Book Club ..................................................... 36Materials Center ........................................... 38

    Compte-rendu du congrs de Philadelphie

    J'ai beaucoup aim les 4 jours ducongrs. Je suis rentre enrichie,stimule et prte relever denouveaux dfis.

    I have been to several other conven-tions, but this, devoted to Frenchteachers alone, was a wonderfulopportunity to talk with teachers at alllevels. It was intimate enough to speakwith many people and to enter intoreal discussions.

    Superb! As my first AATF convention,this exceeded every expectation.

    Lisez le rapport sur le congrs dePhiladelphie et prparez-vous pour unvoyage Montral du 6 au 9 juillet prochains.Faites une proposition, devenez candidat pour

    gone on to interesting andsuccessful careers outsideprofessional translating and theFrench classroom.

    Consultez lAdvocacy Depot ou leWiki pour vous resourcer de stratgieset de documents pour promouvoirvotre programme ou pour parer lescoups qui pourraient vous menacer ouvous surprendre

    Recrutement

    Je vous encourage convaincreau moins un(e) collgue sejoindre vous comme membre delAssociation. Si vous russissez recruter deux nouveaux membres,vous bnficierez vous-mmedune cotisation gratuite.

    Vous trouverez tout cela etdavantage encore dans les pages quisuivent. Rgalez-vous!

    le Future Leaders Fellowship Program oupour une bourse de sminaire. Ftons lefranais dans la deuxime villefrancophone du monde.

    Inspiration

    800 New Jersey students weretreated to a concert by theCajun group, FeuFollet.

    Cherchez dans ces pages desides pour organiser votre proprerendez-vous du franais,clbration de la Semaine duFranais ou activit dimmersion.

    Advocacy

    This site introduces the readerto over a hundred people whohave majored in French and

  • 2 AATF Twitter at www.twitter.com/AATFrench Vol. 36, No. 1 (September 2010)

    AATF NATIONAL BULLETINVolume 36 Number 1 (September

    2010)Editor:

    Reading Committee:

    National Bulletin

    Na-tional Bulletin

    French Review.National

    Bulletin

    Na-tional Bulletin

    Postmaster:

    National Bulletin

    National Bulletin

    2010 AATF SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP WINNERSUniversit McGill: Ana Tamayo (NJ)

    Christy Boise (NY), Robert Engle(CA), John Fields, Jr. (FL), Amy Graboski (NJ), Ellen Grimsdale(CO), Eileen Ketchum (PA), Amy King (TX), Rachel Ritterbusch(WV), Anne Trumbo (VA), Tonya Wagoner (KY)

    : Parnell Beaubrun (NJ), Katie Kuhner (PA), GloriaMaliszewski (IL), Lara Mangiafico (MD), Richard Monahan (MA)

    Cara Landrigan (IN)nominated by Nancy Virtue

    Koffivi Houngblame (GA),Jacqueline Shrake (OH)

  • Vol. 36, No. 1 (September 2010) AATF Facebook at www.facebook.com/AATFrench 3

    MMMMMESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

    Ann Sunderland

    Cest dj la rentre! Jespre que vousavez tous pass de bonnes vacances, et quevous tes en bonne forme pour commencerune nouvelle anne scolaire.

    July in Philadelphia

    th AATF

    conference. From all reports, theconvention was a great success, one ofthe best ever! If you didnt attend thisconvention in Philadelphia, then I hopeto see you in Montreal in 2011.

    Highlights of the conference includedthe opening keynote session, the visit ofHis Excellency Pierre Vimont,Ambassador of France to the U.S., andthe many wonderful sessions onpedagogy, Francophone culture andliterature, technology, promotion andadvocacy. During the opening sessionwe heard from the leaders of threepartnership organizations. Brock Brady,President of TESOL, discussed theopportunities available for our studentsin the Peace Corps. David Brennick,President of the organization CanadianParents for French, spoke about the birthand evolution of this group which nowhas over 26,000 members. It beganbecause three Canadian Anglophonemothers wanted their children to havethe opportunity to learn French. J. DavidEdwards, Executive Director of the JointNational Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages andInternational Studies, shared his insightson the situation in the nations capital.He insisted that this is a millenniummoment for foreign language programsin the U.S. He also stated: No kid reachesthe top monolingual. In a later featuredsession, Michel Robitaille, prsident-directeur gnral Centre de lafrancophonie des Amriques,

    AATF throughout the school year

    rentre

    September

    National Bulletin

    OctoberFrench Review

    Centre

    Organisationinternationale de la Francophonie

    Alliance franaise

    Maison internationale duconte de Montral,

    AATF Future Leaders FellowshipProgram

    No kid reaches the top monolingual.

    Starting afresh each fall is one of the joys of teaching.

  • 4 AATF Twitter at www.twitter.com/AATFrench Vol. 36, No. 1 (September 2010)

    November

    National Bulletin

    December

    French Review

    January

    National Bulletin

    French ReviewMarch

    la Semaine de la Francophonie

    Socithonoraire de franais

    The French Review

    AprilFrench Review National Bulletin

    From the AATF Commission onCultural Competence:

    La Francophonie en Europe: le cas de laSuisse romande et de la Communautfranaise de Belgique. Dialogues et Cultures,

    Fdration Internationaledes Professeurs de Franais (FIPF)

    France in the Twenty-FirstCentury: New perspectives / La France auXXIe sicle: nouvelles perspectives,

    Le Qubec aujourdhui: Identit,socit et culture,

    AATF PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE

    From the AATF Commission on Frenchfor Business and International Trade

    Issues and Methods in French forBusiness and Economic Purposes,

    Making Business French Work:Modes, Materials, Methodologies,

    Frost in France: An American RecyclingCompany Negotiates a Joint Venture inFrance,

    FRENCH REVIEW NOWAVAILABLE ON-LINE

    French Review

    French Review

    May June

    Socit honoraire defranais

    French Review

    July

    Je vous donne rendez-vous Montral, lhtel Delta Centre-Ville, pournotre 84e congrs annuel. Je vous prometsun congrs superbe!

  • Vol. 36, No. 1 (September 2010) AATF Facebook at www.facebook.com/AATFrench 5

    MMMMMESSAGE DE LA SECRTAIRE GNRALEPromotion

    Outstanding Senior in FrenchAward

    Renouvellement et recrutement

    On-LineStore

    er janvier. Nous

    Dfense du franais

    French Language Advocacy Wiki

    Nouvelles technologies

    Facebook

    Facebook

    Twitter

    French Review,

    French Review

    Congrse congrs de lAATF aura lieu du 6

    au 9 juillet 2011 lHtel Delta Centre-ville Montral. Le thme du congrs estLe Qubec: culture nord-amricaine,langue franaise. Vous trouverez lappel contributions la page 32. Lhtel sesitue tout prs du Vieux Port, et nousprvoyons de nombreuses excursions dedcouverte.

    Socit honoraire de franais

    Bulletin

  • 6 AATF Twitter at www.twitter.com/AATFrench Vol. 36, No. 1 (September 2010)

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AATFrd annual AATF Convention, July 4-7, 2010 at the Sheraton Society

    Hill in Philadelphia, had as its theme, "La Diversit francophone: pass,prsent, futur. It actually began a day early with a pre-convention Trolley

    Tour in French of historic Philadelphia and an excursion to the duPontde Nemours Mansion.

    The AATF Executive Council spent two days deliberating anddoing the Associations business before the convention began.

    They met on July 2 and 3.The convention opened officially on Sunday, July 4. AATF

    President Ann Sunderland welcomed attendees, and then sheintroduced the keynote speakers, Brock Brady, Peace Corps

    and President of TESOL, David Brennick, President ofCanadian Parents for French, and J. David Edwards, Execu-

    tive Director of JNCL/NCLIS, all of whom participated in around table discussion entitled New Partners for New Chal-

    lenges. After the opening session, nearly 200 congressistes prsident-

    directeur-gnral, Centre de la francophonie des Amriques

    Centre de la francophonie des Amriquesprsiden