72e Congrè annuel de l'AATF
du 11 au 14 juillet 1999, Saint Louis, Missouri

Programme final

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W130: L'Emploi de la littérature enfantine dans la classe de français au niveau secondaire

Intervenant: Richard Ladd, Ipswich High School (MA)

Motivez et passionnez vos élèves à l'aide des livres destinés aux enfants. On explore leur emploi pour motiver les élèves afin d'enseigner la langue, la communication, et les cultures francophones. On en discutera plusieurs exemples, et on témoignera de plusieurs activités interactives qui exploitent la richesse linguistique, culturelle, et communicative des albums.

S132: When the Medium is the Message AND the Method: Using Film to Teach Substance and Structure in French Class

Intervenantes: Jacque Bott Van Houten, Thomas More College (KY), Mary Jo Netherton, Morehead State University (KY)

This presentation will address the teaching of a French Cinema course, including suggested feature films, pedagogical approaches, classroom activities, and assignments. Using film to teach aspects of language and elements of literature will also be addresses as well as strategies for using film to teach French culture.

S133: Engaging Students with Authentic French Humor

Intervenant: Mark West, Pittsburg State University (KS)

In addition to bandes dessinées, humorous stories and sketches, teachers can engage learners in games in which communication is required. This presentation proposes activities with authentic humorous material of various kinds. The purpose is to find ways of focusing attention and challenging students to find something to smile and laugh about as they are drawn closer to the new person they become while learning a language and culture other than their own.

S134: With Simplified Phonetics, You Can Read Anything You Can See!

Intervenante: Marilyn Carter, College of San Mateo (CA)

The presenter will offer a method of presenting the sounds of French, mainly the vowels, to first and second year students of French enabling them to pronounce the words of most texts in a manner understandable to a native speaker of French.

S136: Céline Dion and Francophone Friends: Music in the Classroom

Intervenante: Toni Theisen, Loveland High School (CO)

Come and experience the music from Céline Dion's album D'Eux and S'il suffisait d'aimer and participate in a variety of activities with many of those songs. Learn about other popular Francophone musicians and groups and find out how to access this information from the Internet.

S137: Locutions idiomatiques? Idiotismes? Ce n'est pas la mer à boire

Intervenante: Renée White, Greenhill School (TX)

L'usage correct des locutions idiomatiques commence dès la première année de français et devient de plus en plus utile, surtout au niveau AP. Cette session permettra aux participants de prendre connaissance de plusieurs façons d'enseigner les "idiotismes" afin d'enrichir le vocabulaire de l'étudiant à l'écrit et à l' quoi être heureux comme un poisson dans l'eau!

W138: Le Tour du monde francophone: l'Afrique de l'ouest

Intervenantes: Harriet Saxon, Pierrepont-Union Schools (NJ), Margot M. Steinhart, Barrington High School (IL), Sherry Dean, Mountain View College (TX), Davara Potel, Solon High School (OH)

Don't miss this exciting workshop on le monde francophone. Get ideas you can use in your classes as well as during National French Week: La Semaine du Français. Learn how to create a study program in West Africa as well as ways to introduce the cultures of Francophone Africa to your classes.

S139: Mes p'tites mains font tap, tap, tap: Activities for FLES*

Intervenante: Éliane McKee, State University College at Buffalo (NY)

This presentation will briefly discuss the physical and intellectual characteristics of young learners and the benefits to children from foreign language study. Most of the session will be spent on the kinds of materials and activities one might use to teach French to the young learner. Participants will learn several French comptines and how to use them in class. They will also learn many activities that young students of French can engage in to make learning fun and attractive. They will see how familiar stories can be adapted to language teaching at the K-6 levels.

S141: Marketing? French?

Intervenant: Brad O'Hara, Southeastern Louisiana University

For many years, these areas have been separate and distinct. Changing times, however, dictate that educators utilize marketing to influence perceptions and develop interest in the stud of this important foreign language. The focus of this session will be to provide attendees with some fundamentals of marketing that can be applied to create interest in the study of French. Bring an open mind...and be prepared to share your ideas with others!

S142: Making the Connection: Partnerships Between Foreign Language and ESL Students

Intervenante: Barbara S. Johnson, C. Milton Wright High School (MD)

Our foreign language and ESL students are all involved in second language acquisition, so why not have them work together to build upon and share their strengths. Two sure-fire methods are to stage their own Ethnic Festival and to use peer coaching in the classroom.

E143: Enfin! Vive le français! A New FLES Program for French

Intervenant: Jim Harmon, National Textbook Company

Experience National Textbook Company's new materials that include storybooks, videotapes, flashcards, posters, songs, audiocassettes, games, activities, and two delightful French-speaking animal puppets. Language is introduced and expanded upon slowly, with repeated exposure and no premature pressure to speak. Stories, situations, and games relate to the world children know. Francophone culture is woven throughout the program, and the activities are fun for kids.

E145: Culture in the Curriculum: The Parcours Copy Masters and Workbooks

Intervenante: Eva Neisser Echenberg, Miraflores (Canada)

The author will present the Parcours copy masters and workbooks through two model lessons: "La Ville de Québec" and "Napoléon." These interactive and communicative supplements for middle and high school integrate the new Standards. Through history, science, math, etc., in the target language, students become educated citizens.

E146: Rockin', Hip Hoppin', and Surfin' in the French Classroom

Intervenant: Steven Langlois, World of Reading, Inc.

Experience how to use and create songs that incorporate popular styles of music from rap, reggae, and club dance to rock, blues, and grunge to cover specific grammatical and thematic structures (including all types of verbs). Experience exciting songs, ideas, and Web sites that you can use the day after the workshop.

S147: Chantons le Québec...mais quel Québec chante-t-on?

Intervenante: Susan Boldrey, Consultant (IL)

"Chante, et le Québec ne mourra jamais," a dit Félix Leclerc. En effet, c'est par et dans la chanson québécoise que l'identité du Québec moderne s'est créée et s'est transmise--et cela dans "la langue de chez nous." Perçons le cœur des Québécois qui rêvent d'un pays francophone en Amérique du Nord et qui savent si bien le faire connaître dans les paroles de leurs poètes et chanteurs. La présentatrice partagera des entrevues personnelles avec les artistes québécois dont les chansons continuent à faire vibrer le Québec. Qu'il s'agisse de la politique, des immigrants, des femmes, des autochtones, ou de l'internationalisme croissant des Québécois, elle nous fournira des textes et des innovations pour alimenter nos classes et les inviter à découvrir le Québec sur un beat international.

E149: Test de français international, TFI

Intervenants: Sylvie Bonin, Test de français international (Canada), Doug Ronson, Test de français international (Canada)

The test de français international was designed by linguistic experts in Canada and France, in response to a demand for a modern, practical tool for measuring French language proficiency. This session will provide an overview of the test, from design to its role in corporations, government agencies, universities, and language schools worldwide. The seminar will touch on the use of the TFI test for placement, monitoring progress, and its validity and reliability.

S220a: An Analysis of Images of the Francophone World in Textbooks for French Language Instruction

Intervenante: Rosa Bobia, Kennesaw State University (GA)

The presenter will examine images of French-speaking countries and pre-reading exercises as they appear in French textbooks. Special attention will be given to images of Francophone Africa. In order to build competence in Francophone culture, students need images and exercises that help to eliminate not perpetuate stereotypes about Francophone cultures. The presenter will display and analyze images and exercises. The audience will be asked to give their reactions. The presenters will also propose suggestions of alternative exercises and images.

S220b: Addressing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Patrick Chamoiseau's Chemin-d'école

Intervenante: Sharon L. Shelly, College of Wooster (OH)

Chemin-d'école addresses universal themes which are embedded in the Francophone context of post-colonial Martinique. Students need structured guidance to help them decode the linguistic and cultural richness of the narrative. This session addresses the challenges of using Chamoiseau's text in the advanced-level classroom. Handouts will be provided as well as references to useful background materials, including multimedia and on-line resources.

E221: Reading Strategies that Work! Making French Literature Accessible to Your Students

Intervenante: Teresa Carrera-Hanley, McDougal Littell

This session focuses on the usage of a variety of reading strategies to teach authentic French literary pieces. Linguistically complex pieces require a progressive teaching approach. Help your students develop a growing interest in French literature by making pieces linguistically accessible to them, applying strategies that are interesting and stimulating.

S222: Anatomy of a Grant

Intervenantes: Judy Beckes, Robinson High School (IL), Carol Castellon, Robinson High School (IL), Claudia Hommel,Chicago Cabaret Professionals

All grants have common required components with a specific purpose. This session is for anyone interested in grant writing, whether you are a novice or have experience. Twin sisters with a record of accomplishment in grant writing share their strategies.

E223: Les Programmes des universités américaines à Paris: perspectives pour 2000

Intervenant: Michel Girardin, Foyer International d'Accueil de Paris (Paris)

Essai d'analyse de ces programmes par le FIAP Jean Monnet qui reçoit chaque année plsuieurs dizaines d'universités et colléges. Quels buts et contenus pédagogiques? Quelle intégration des étudiants dans la vie parisienne? Dans un second temps, panorama des nouvelles perspectives à travers les événements culturels inscrits dans la célébration de l'an 2000.

E224: That's Kid's Stuff and It Works (in High School and Beyond)

Intervenante: Mary J. Sosnowski, Sosnowski Language Resources

Children's literature is useful teaching material for students of all ages. Participants share in pre-reading, and post-reading activities that can be used with all languages at all levels to strengthen communication skills and increase cultural awareness. The handouts encourage audience participation. There will be time for questions at the conclusion.

S225a: Paris, la capitale du monde? Comment enseigner Paris

Intervenante: Maria Adamowicz-Hariasz, University of Akron (OH)

Paris, la capitale des révolutions, de la littérature, des arts, de la mode, de la gastronomie...Si Paris était incontestablement la capitale du monde au XIXe siècle, joue-t-il aujourd'hui ce rôle? Ne se voit-il pas remplacé par New York, Londres, ou Tokyo? Paris qui se moquait toujours des provinciaux ne devient-il provincial à son tour? Dans cette communication, la conférencière partagera des observations et des suggestions pour enseigner un cours sur Paris.

S225b: From the Eiffel Tower to Disneyland Paris

Intervenant: William Thompson, University of Memphis

This presentation examines the parallels between the histories of the Eiffel Tower and Disneyland Paris, two modern features of the Parisian landscape, providing an overview of the debate surrounding these popular destinations, the controversy provoked by their construction, the language used to describe and decry them, and their cultural impact.

S226: Pop, Bang, Bells and Whistles: Let's Plan for National French Week!

Intervenantes:Mary Jo Netherton, Morehead State University (KY), Joyce Beckwith, Wilmington High School (MA)

Join us for a how-to organize and celebrate La Semaine du Français. Step-by-step information will be given to help you enlist community leaders, merchants, administrators, parents, counselors, and students to make this week a success. Find out how to gain support and visibility for your program while having a good time doing it!

W227: Rock 'n Roll à l'école: Édition nord-américaine

Intervenants: Madeline Turan, Sachem High School North (NY), David Graham, Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School (NY)

In addition to our normal selection of Québécois music, we will introduce participants to a wide-ranging selection of artists from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. Our Francophone heritage of New England, the Middle West, and Louisiana will also be explored using selections of Cajun, Zydeco, Reggae, and Rap music. Some special musical guests have been invited. Faisons un gros party! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

W228 : Création d'activités d'apprentissage à partir de documents Web authentiques

Intervenante: Fabienne Gérard, Cary Academy (NC)

L'Internet apporte des doucments authentiques dans notre classe. Cependant, proposer aux élèves une page Web relative au sujet traité en cours ne suffit pas pour engager le processus d'apprentissage. Toute page Web voulant être utilisée à des fins d'apprentissage doit être préparée avec une approche didactique. Développer des activités innovatrices à partir de documents Web authentiques, c'est ce que nous vous proposons de faire dans notre atelier.

S229a: Early French Religious and Cultural Influence in Saint Louis

Intervenante: Sister Mary Helen Kashuba, Chestnut Hill College (PA)

From 1673 to the mid-nineteenth century, French priests and religious orders contributed greatly to the religious and cultural life of the then vast Louisiana territory. Père Marquette and the congregations of women, such as the Religious of the Sacred Heart, the Ursulines, and the Sisters of Saint Joseph, left lasting marks here.

S229b: "Un Lieu de mémoire" francophone oublié: Les Ozarks

Intervenante: S. Pascale Dewey, Kutztown University (PA)

Si l'aventure épique des coureurs de bois en Nouvelle France est bien connue, l'expérience des mineurs de plomb dans le Missouri rural l'est beaucoup moins. Nous essaierons de retrouver leurs traces pusique leur mode de vie autarcique les protégea de l'assimilation jusqu'à la seconde guerre mondiale.

S230: Le Projet vidéo de l'ACPI: un nouvel outil de perfectionnement professionel

Intervenante: Danielle Gagnon Richard, Association Canadienne des Professeurs d'Immersion/Commission Amérique du Nord

Depuis 2 ans, l'Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion oeuvre à la réalisation d'une série de cinq vidéos sur l'enseignement immersif. Chaque vidéo examine un aspect particulier de la pédagogie immersive. Ce projet pancandien vise à offrir un outil précieux de perfectionnement professionel. Cette session présente la première vidéo de la série: «L'approche expérientielle et l'enseignement immersif.»

S231: New Directions for the Millennium: Meet the Editors of The French Review, the National Bulletin, and the AATF Web site

Intervenants: Christopher P. Pinet, Montana State University, Jane Black Goepper, Xavier University (OH), Townsend Bowling, University of Texas at San Antonio, James Gilroy, University of Denver (CO), Eugene Gray, Michigan State University

The French Review is making exciting innovations in the millennium: the October 1999 issue will introduce a new rubric, "Bloc-notes culturels," which will discuss annual cultural events of interest in Paris. Later in the year, another new rubric, "In Your Corner: Focus on the Classroom," will present successful classroom practice at all levels of French language teaching. The National Bulletin will have begun to publish classroom exercises created by Colette Dio to accompany her French Review column, "La Vie des mots." The Editors of the two journals will discuss these and other new developments, and the editors of the AATF Web site, Townsend Bowling and Eugene Gray, will describe new additions to it, including Interactive Software Reviews and "Le Babillard des membres."

C234: Open Meeting of the Commission on French for Business and International Trade

Animateur: Steven J. Loughrin-Sacco, San Diego State University (CA), Commission Chair

This open meeting of the Commission will focus on current activities of the Commission including the FFBAIT Newsletter and upcoming publications as well as future plans for promoting Business French in the U.S.

S235: Going Out of the Box and into Senegal, West Africa

Intervenante: Sherry Dean, Mountain View College (TX)

This session will present the Dallas County Community College District's first study program in Africa. From May 29-June 20, 1998, 17 students earned three hours of credit in advanced historical studies at the Université de Gaston Berger in St. Louis, Senegal. Students also earned credit for service learning. The professor and this group of mostly minority students raised $40,000 to offset program expenses.

S236: The Little Prince Teacher or What Kind of Teacher Am I?

Intervenant: Raymond Comeau, Harvard University (MA)

Come to this session and see the video "The Little Prince Teacher," based on Saint-Exupéry's classic story, and discover what kind of teacher you are. To what extent are you an authoritative, egotistical, obsessive, quantitative, inflexible, and elitist teacher? And to what extent a "Little Prince Teacher?" Come and find out. The results might surprise you.

S239: 1999, année anniversaire de l'arrivée des Français dans le Nouveau Monde

Intervenante: Gail Buzhardt, Millsaps College (MS)

Tout au long de l'année 1999, les Américains célèbrent le tricentennaire de la première colonie française en Louisiane, fondée en 1699. Dans tous les états actuels de cette région on trouve des coutumes et de la culture locale qui reflètent le français. La conférencière tracera cette histoire compliquée en montrant des diapositives et des photographies. Elle parlera brièvement aussi d'un projet d'immersion dans la langue française.

S240: Teaching Language and Culture Using QuickTime Video Clips

Intervenant: Eugene F. Gray, Michigan State University

Well-chosen video clips can be a great help in teaching French culture and language. Computers allow us to combine digitized video clips with interactive exercises to enhance learning. This session will consist of examples and a discussion of equipment needed and costs.

S241: A Lesson in Handling Generalizations: Stereotypes in the French Language Classroom

Intervenante: Claire Rivlin, École de langues la Cité (Canada)

Audience members will participate in a lesson to determine how Americans generally view the French/French speakers and how Americans view themselves. We will discuss the origins and accuracy of these views. Participants will have an opportunity to share their ideas and activities of how to promote cultural awareness in the French language classroom.

S242: Don't Have FLES*? Consider Having Students as Teachers!

Intervenantes: Lucy Wise-Gladwell, C. Milton Wright High School (MD), Barbara S. Johnson, C. Milton Wright High School (MD)

We all know our students should begin second language study in the elementary school, but for many school districts this is not an option. Consider having 3rd, 4th, and 5th year foreign language students travel to the elementary schools to teach their language.

W243: Teaching Business French: Textbooks and Pedagogical Materials

Intervenant: William Thompson, University of Memphis (TN)

This atelier will provide individuals currently or potentially involved in the teaching of business French with the opportunity to engage in an in-depth analysis and discussion of the many textbooks and other pedagogical materials in this field.

C244: Promotion in Motion: Open Meeting of the Commission for the Promotion of French

Animateur: Raymond Comeau, Harvard University (MA)

Come meet the members of the Promotion Commission. Discover promotional strategies and classroom activities already in place to enhance your French program. Share your concerns about any aspect of your job which you would like the Commission to address in the future. Learn about the activities scheduled for National French Week. À bientôt!

S245: Special Session: Focus on Colleges and Universities

Animatrices: Marie-Christine Koop, University of North Texas, Mary Jo Netherton, Morehead State University (KY), Isabelle Kaplan,Bennington College (VT)

Come participate in this discussion session devoted to issues concerning college and university French programs. Facilitators will ask audience members to share their concerns, ideas, successes, and wish lists regarding college and university programs. Representatives of the AATF Commissions on Universities, Community Colleges, and Promotion of French will be available to hear your comments. Help us identify the needs and issues facing the profession as we enter the 21st Century.

W246: Apprendre et enseigner avec TV5

Intervenant: Romain Duguay, TV5 (Canada)

Un plaisir et une ressource insoupçonnés. Comment exploiter pédagogiquement une émission télévisée, enseigner et relancer la motivation, favoriser la compréhension des idées, la sensiblisation aux valeurs socio-culturelles véhiculées, l'enrichissement du vocabulaire, le développement de notiosn grammaticales en tirant profit du dynamisme de la télévision, de la richesse des trames sonores, et de la dimension visuelle. Exemples concrets de matériel pédagogique. Documentation fournie. (La documentation complète sera disponible au kiosque de TV5 au prix de $25 ou peut être télécharger et imprimée gratuitement à partir du site Web de TV5.)

S247: La Musique et la danse francophones

Intervenantes: Harriet Saxon, Pierrepont-Union Schools (NJ), Margot M. Steinhart, Barrington High School (IL), Davara Potel, Solon High School (OH), Sherry Dean, Mountain View College (TX)

Sing and dance with "Les Francophoniques!" "Les Francophoniques" will present songs and dances from French-speaking areas around the globe. The demonstrations will include art projects to be used with performances. The presenters will show how these may be incorporated into programs for the school and district communities during National French Week.

S248: Le Grand Concours: 2001

Intervenants: Sidney L. Teitelbaum, Director, Grand Concours, Lisa Narug, National Chair, Awards and Computer Operations, Hélène Sanko, John Carroll University (OH)

Le Grand Concours will introduce new test specifications effective 2001. Marie-Rose Gerdish, National Chair of the Secondary Contest will discuss the results of the survey and the proposed specifications for 2001-2005. Sid Teitelbaum will present information on the two divisions for students on block/modular schedules and will discuss the first year of its implementation. Lisa Narug will introduce Le Grand Concours Web page and how it can be used as a reference for the classroom teacher and Contest Administrator.

S250: Le Guignol, la cuisine et l'art: trois symboles de la vie à Lyon: A Sampling of Lessons Available Through the AATF Lending Library

Intervenantes: JoAnne Egolf, Mountain Ridge Middle School (CO), Nancy A. Lee, Mt. Prospect Schools (IL), Randee Pellegrino, Pompano Beach High School (FL)

Meet the puppet Guignol, a symbol of life in Lyon. Experience French cuisine via the 5 C's and multiple intelligences. Learn techniques for incorporating works of art and art appreciation into daily lessons. Three participants in the 1998 Summer Institute in Lyon present a sampling of lessons they have developed for middle and high school classes. Ideas on how to prepare a scholarship or grant proposal will also be discussed.

S251: À l'écoute du Québec

Intervenant: J. Vincent B. Morrissette, Santa Catalina School (CA)

La chanson québécoise déploie la richesse et la variété de la culture de nos voisins francophones du Nord. Cette présentation sur la chanson québécoise s'axera sur une approche pédagogique, linguistique, et historique aux textes. Les paroles et les chansons, qu'on aura écoutées et discutées, seront disponibles.

C252: Open Meeting of the AATF Commission on Middle Schools

Come hear about our Francophone culture packets and share your enthusiasm and ideas. Join us in creating a packet of materials for middle school teachers meant to inolve your students and enliven your classes. Together we can keep the magic going!

S255: Promoting French and National French Week in Colleges and Universities

Animatrices: Patricia Duggar, Commission Co-Chair (WA), Janel Lafond-Paquin,Rogers High School (RI)

Intervenants: Sherry Dean, Mountain View College (TX), Mary Jo Netherton, Morehead State University (KY), Isabelle Kaplan, Bennington College (VT), Raymond Comeau, Harvard University (MA)

College and university teachers and administrators must learn effective strategies for promoting French and National French Week if they want to increase interest in French on and off campus. This session will introduce activities and ideas for highlighting French courses and programs to students, colleagues, administrators, and the community--including businesses, French community organizations, and French high school teachers and students. Special attention will be paid to promoting National French Week withing the established curriculum. Let's learn how to promote our good French programs.

S257: L'Âge d'or? Non, mais Casque d'Or brille quand même

Intervenant: John C. Tomme, Waubonsee Community College (IL)

Situated between l'âge d'or and la nouvelle vague, this 1952 sleeper--never subtitled or commercially released in the U.S.—is part love story, part film noir and stars a youthful Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, and Claude Dauphin. A commentary on the film's inspiration and director Jacques Becker will precede the showing.

C258: The AATF Web: Information and Interaction

Animateur: Townsend Bowling, University of Texas at San Antonio

Find out about current and future Web projects of the Telematics and New Technologies Commission, including enhanced association information, updated and expanded technology pages, suggestions and support for National French Week, and an evaluation of the Hotline for the Promotion of French and "Le Babillard des membres."

S259a: The Use of Voice Recognition Software to Reduce Learners' Anxiety about Speaking French

Intervenantes: Leona B. LeBlanc, Florida State University, Ashley Shams, Florida State University

Researchers at Florida State University present findings of a comparative study which determined the effectiveness of the use of voice recognition software as a tool to reduce the speaking anxiety experienced by many college French students. The research focused on the use of the pronunciation and interactive dialogue activities.

E260: French in Action and the Web

Intervenante: Mary Coleman, Yale University Press

This session is designed for French teachers who want to learn more about using the Web in their French classes but haven't had the time to explore the Web's possibilities. Participants will see a demonstration of the French in Action Web site which includes many helpful materials and Web links for teachers and students. They will also learn about new developments on the site and on the Web in general. There will also be discussion of some of the new technologies coming in the future, including digital audio and on-line testing programs.

C262: From A to Z -- Something for Every French FLES* Student: Comptines, Poetry, and Raps

Intervenantes: Lena L. Lucietto, Isidore Newman School (LA), Mary J. Sosnowski, Sosnowski Language Resources, Gladys Lipton, University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Comptines, poetry, and raps open students to the joyful world of creative expression, melody, and imagination. Presenters will provide examples of these forms of expression and demonstrate effective methods for their use in individual and group activities in the K-8 classroom. Participants will share in discussion and role plays, and develop a group rap. This is an open meeting of the AATF National FLES* Commission.

S263: Le Petit Prince--une expérience extra!

Intervenante: Janel Lafond-Paquin, Rogers High School (RI)

L'enseignement du Petit Prince peut être une expérience inoubliable pour tous vos étudiants si vous utilisez le type de paquet que je vous propose dans cet atelier. Venez voir pour vous-mêmes les stratégies que la conférencière utilise pour rendre vivants le petit prince et ses amis! Un paquet complet d'activitiés pour tous ceux qui viennent!

E266: Current Events, Culture, and Perspectives: News as a Teaching Tool

Intervenante: Martine Combemale, Milan Presse

This session will highlight techniques for using news documents to motivate students to read about and understand international events presented through a Francophone perspective. Using the publication, Les Clés de l'actualité, activities will focus on teaching culture, language, and understanding world events by students who are at different levels of French language proficiency. The who, what, when, where, and why of the structure of a newspaper and news articles will be explored. The role of cultural perspectives in news articles and newspapers will be explored. Handouts will include samples of Les Clés de l'actualité and related activities.

S268: Collaboration et coopération pour l'enseignement du français

Intervenantes: Isabelle Kaplan, Bennington College (VT), Noëlle Rouxel, Bennington College (VT)

Le but de cette intervention est de présenter un programme de français mis en place dans le sud du Vermont et auquel collaborent trois districts scolaires K-6, deux districts scolaires 7-12, un centre industriel, et un centre de langue universitaire.

E269: The Symtalk Method

Intervenant: Maurice Hazan, Symtalk Languages Systems

Discover how easy it is to teach French at the elementary level with the Symtalk Method. Students acquire natural grammar and vocabulary reflexes by using unique materials. Also exciting board games for K-12.

S320a: Madame de Staël's Corinne: A Feminist Bombshell in the Classroom

Intervenant: James P. Gilroy, University of Denver (CO)

Staël's Corinne, written almost 200 years ago, strikes students by the modernity of its feminism. The heroine seeks fulfillment firstly in her self-development and career and only secondarily in her relationship with a man. Students find the pursuit of liberation through love and/or marriage in Jane Austen and George Sand timid and old-fashioned in comparison.

S320b: Tamango de Prosper Mérimée et la traite du "bois d'ébène"

Intervenante: Hélène Sanko, John Carroll University (OH)

Mérimée est bien connu pour son oeuvre Colomba (1840) et surtout pour sa Carmen (1845) qui a inspiré le ballet et film au XXe siècle, mais il existe une œuvre qui mérite notre attention, un petit conte Tamango (1829), centré sur le problems de la traite illégale du "bois d'ébène" entre l'Afrique (la Guinée) et les îles de la Caraïbes, en particulier, la Martinique.

W322: Le Tour du monde francophone: La Louisiane, les Antilles, la Polynésie, le Québec, et le Maghreb

Intervenants: Margot M. Steinhart, Barrington High School (IL), Harriet Saxon, Pierrepont-Union Schools (NJ), Davara Potel, Solon High School (OH), Jean-Pierre Piriou, University of Georgia, Sherry Dean, Mountain View College (TX)

French assumes a new look and sound when students explore these five regions. Using the themes of cuisine, film, arts and crafts, games, literature, music, contemporary life, and celebration, teachers will be able to replicate activities demonstrated, including a cooperative learning "jigsaw" with learning stations, and to organize their own Mardi Gras soirée or FrancoFestival.

S323: Le Manitoba français: une francophonie moderne, au coeur de l'Amérique

Intervenants: David Dandeneau, Collège Universitaire de St. Boniface (Canada), Virgil Benoît, University of North Dakota, Diane M. Leslie, Southwest State University (MN), Christopher L. French, Southwest State University (MN)

Cette session a pour objectif de faire connaître aux professeurs du mi-ouest américain l'existence d'une communauté francophone vivante et épanouie dans le sud du Manitoba. Après l'histoire, l'actualité, et l'avenir du Manitoba francophone, les présentateurs aborderont la question de collaborations possibles entre des établissements scolaires américains et leurs collègues franco-manitobains.

W324: Strengthening French Programs: Strategies for Tapping U.S. Department of Education Grants Resources

Intervenant: Steven J. Loughrin-Sacco, San Diego State University (CA)

One effective strategy to enhance French enrollments is the pursuit of external funding. The U.S. Department of Education is eager to support French projects that focus on curriculum, faculty, materials development. In this workshop, participants will (1) examine the numerous USDE grant initiatives that support international education and (2) discuss grant-getting strategies. Handouts will contain sample narratives, budgets, and critiques.

C325: Open Meeting of the AATF Commission on Student Standards

Intervenant: Robert C. Lafayette, Louisiana State University

This session will offer participants an update on the National Standards and the publication o fthe French National Standards. Discussion will focus on how to implement the Standards in the French classroon and on developing learning scenarios which cover the 5 C's.

S326: Teaching Francophone Culture Using the Web

Intervenantes: Paula Hartwig Van Ells, Edgewood College (WI), Deborah B. Beyer, Western Illinois University

The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate ways to exploit Web resources for teaching Francophone culture. We will encourage discussion of French instructors' interests and goals regarding teaching culture with the Internet. We will provide reasons for using the Web, strategies for developing activities, and a packet of examples.

C328: Focus Session: Lycée French Programs of the Future

Animatrices: Brenda Benzin, Commission Co-Chair (NY), Molly Wieland, Hopkins High School (MN), Commission Co-Chair

What are the most important issues facing High School teachers of French today? Come hear about the work of the new AATF Commission on High School Teaching and share your concerns, successes, and ideas with us. We will be discussing issues related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, scheduling, the promotion of French at the high school level, and the articulation of high school programs with junior high and post-secondary programs.

S340: Dangerous Liaisons? Or, How to Facilitate American Students Learning French Using Phonetics

Intervenants: Rebecca King, Eastern Kentucky University, John R. Secor, Morehead State University (KY)

In this session the presenters will make several suggestions to help students overcome common errors in French pronunciation derived specifically from their native language (English). The audience will participate by using phonetics to analyze examples of (1) the effect of post-vocalic liquids (/l/ and /r/) on mid vowels and (2) liaison.

S341: The Fulbright Scholarship as a Vehicle for Study in Francophone Countries

Intervenants: Carleen S. Leggett, Morgan State University (MD), Sandye Jean McIntyre II, Morgan State University (MD)

The Fulbright scholarship—while highly competitive and selective—provides excellent opportunities for the well-qualified student of French to study, after graduation, in one of more than fifteen Francophone countries. The presenters, Director and Associate Director of Morgan State University's highly successful Fulbright program, offer techniques for submitting successful applications.

S343: Motivation in Middle School Learners: A Comparison

Intervenante: Susan Colville-Hall, University of Akron (OH)

Are we prepared to teach to all children? In an effort to understand student motivation for learning a foreign language, the presenter observed, surveyed, and interviewed middle school students in an urban setting in the U.S. and in France. This session will focus on characteristics of motivation.

C345: Objectives and Projects for the Commission on Cultural Competence

Animatrices: Marie-Christine Koop, University of North Texas, Sharon B. Rapp, Conway High School West (AR), Jayne Abrate, Southern Illinois University, Rosalie Vermette, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

This presentation introduces the new structure of the AATF Commission on Cultural Competence, its short-term and long-term objectives, projects currently being developed, and plans for the future (workshops for teachers, publications, research group). Members of the audience will have the opportunity to participate with their suggestions and ideas.

S346: Panorama de la France actuelle

Intervenant: Christian deRobert, French Library and Cultural Center (MA)

Cet atelier présente aux participants un panorama de la France aujourd'hui. Des données démographiques aux problèmes d'actualités tels que l'enseignement, la population, l'immigration. Chaque participant se verra remettre un document qui inclut un certain nombre d'activités diretement utilisable dans la salle de classe.

S347: Cercles de chansons--Getting Students Into the Act

Intervenantes: Judy Beckes, Robinson High School (IL), Claudia Hommel,Chicago Cabaret Professionals

The presenters will recreate "song circles" with workshop participants--a hands-on, interactive small-group approach to investigating chansons and discovering what songs can tell us about language, culture, and ourselves. Study guides will be distributed.

S348: Special Session: Focus on K-8

Animatrices: Janel Lafond-Paquin, Rogers High School (RI), Patricia Duggar, Co-Chair, AATF Commission on Middle Schools, Lena L. Lucietto,Isidore Newman School (LA), Gladys C. Lipton, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Come participate in this discussion session devoted to issues concerning K-8 French program.s Facilitators will ask audience members to share their concerns, ideas, successes, and wish lists regarding K-8 programs. Representatives of the FLES* and Middle School Commissions will be available to hear your comments. Help us identify the needs and issues facing the profession as we enter the 21st century.

S349: French North America Comes to French Class

Animatrice: L. Cassandra Hamrick, St. Louis University (MO)

French-American heritage provides a rich source of materials which has often gone untapped in our French curricula. This session offers information and hands-on activities for captivating students' interest through an integrated approach to teaching French, history, and other disciplines. Three presenters, who are teachers of French as well as graduate students at Saint Louis University, will focus on three areas of the French legacy and show how the French presence in North America can be brought to life in the classroom. Handouts will accompany each presentation.

S349a: Mapping the French Explorers in North America

Intervenante: Julia M. Gibson, Affton Senior High School (MO)

Here is a concrete approach to developing an interdisciplinary unit combining French language and culture with American history, geography, math, and art. Learn how hands-on mapping activities focusing on the routes of the French explorers reinforce the target language while increasing awareness of the French heritage in North America. These activities cover 22 states and can be adapted to many different levels of French language learners.

S349b: The French in the New World

Intervenante: Anne Evans, McKinley Classical Junior Academy (MO)

This presentation shows how to combine French cultural history with French language acquisition through a variety of projects involving French sites in Missouri and Illinosi and how to apply his approach to other French-American areas ofthe U.S. Integrated activities involve video-taped reconstructions of 17th-century French-American life, fictitious historical stories and correspondence with French settlers, and a walking tour of a French neighborhood.

S349c: French Life in the Heart of North America: Sainte-Geneviève

Intervenante: Vicky L. Derby, Saint John the Baptist College Prep School (MO)

Among the French settlements in the Mississippi Valley, Sainte-Geneviève remains today a veritable archetype of the 17th-century colonial village. In this presentation, we will see how the layout and carefully preserved architecture of Sainte-Geneviève contain a blueprint of the life, economy, and political situation of the French settlers atthat time. This presentation offers a useful and interesting perspective on this uniquely European village, the oldest settlement in Missouri.

S351: Faisons Connaissance du Sénégal

Intervenante: Gwendolyn Hickman, Belleville Township High School East (IL)

Avez-vous envie d'enseigner les cultures africaines à vos élèves de français? Où commencer? Où obtenir des renseignements? Cette session vous présentera un tas de renseignements et d'activités pour améliorer vos connaissances de l'Afrique et surtout du Sénégal. Vous partirez la tête pleine d'idées pour le lendemain.

S352a: Parlons de films

Intervenante: Michèle Bissière, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Cette communication est basée sur une expérience d'enseignement du cours de conversation de troisième année universitaire à partir de films. Après quelques considérations générales sur le choix des films et l'organisation du semestre, je proposerai quelques pistes d'exploitation pédagogique (culture, grammaire, phonétique, conversation) à partir de 2 ou 3 films spécifiques.

S352b: News Broadcast French: Some Characteristic Traits of a Specialized Oral/Written Genre

Intervenant: Clyde Thogmartin, Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Based on a corpus recorded and transcribed from the France 2 news broadcasts on SCOLA, this study aims to define the salient linguistic traits of news broadcast French that differentiate it from le français ordinaire as well as from the specialized French of print journalism.

W353: Enseigner la culture: stratégies et applications pratiques

Cet atelier présentera divers aspects relatifs à l'enseignement de la culture: des applications pratqiesu à partir du premier volume préparé par la Commission sur la compétence culturelle, des activités autour de thèmes ciblés, et des modules desintés à réactualiser les connaissances des professeurs.

W353a: Cultural Competence: Cultivating the Ability to Observe and Analyze Culture

Intervenante: Ann Williams-Gascon, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO)

Using the AATF Commission on Cultural Competence publication Acquiring Cross-cultural Competence: Four Stages for Students of French (NTC, 1996) as a point of departure, this presentation will discuss the theory behind the "Ability to Observe and Analyze a Culture" section of the document and will then present practical activities to cultivate these skills.

W353b: La Culture des formes

Intervenante: Karen Campbell, Wellwood International School (MD)

Les formes, les formes, elles sont partout. Enseigner les formes! Une leçon culturelle qui mélange les maths et la géographie. On va identifier quelques monuments et leurs formes à Paris en utilisant une chanson. Puis, on va continuer avec une chasse aux formes. Des exemples d'activités seront disponibles.

W353c: From Theory to Practice: Toward Real Competence in French Culture

Intervenant: Alan J. Singerman, Davidson College (NC)

We will discuss the concept of stages of cultural competence as developed in the AATF National Commission on Cultural Competence study, Acquiring Cross-Cultural Competence: Four Stages for Students of French (NTC, 1996) and then demonstrate some practical pedagogical techniques to achieve specific proficiency goals in French culture.

W353d: Enseigner la culture au secondaire

Intervenante: Renée White, Greenhill School (TX)

Sommes nous au premier étage ou au rez-de-chaussée? Est-ce votre fête ou votre anniversaire? C'est une division ça? Ces mots anglais viennent du français...pas possible? On parle français où? Tiens, je ne savais pas cela!...L'enseignement de la culture peut être un moyen d'intéresser les élèves? Mais bien sûr!

W353e: Strategies Multiplied: Learning and Teaching Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Intervenante: Sharon B. Rapp, Conway High School West (AR)

Individuals learn and demonstrate knowledge in many ways. This presentation will apply the multiple strategies of mia/adc, akv, and the seven intelligences (along with higher order thinking skills and mind mapping) to the discovery of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. An interdiscplinary outline will provide the framwork for a description of the strategies and their application to the French classroom, audience participation, and discussion. Examples in English and French.

W353f: L'Actualité française

Intervenante: Marie-Christine Koop, University of North Texas

Cette intervention passera en revue les grands événements qui ont marqué la France pendant ces douze derniers mois dans différents domaines. Les thèmes traités comprendront, entre autres, le Pace civil de solidarité (PACS), le mouvement lycéen d'octobre 1998, la loi de 35 heures, l'introduction de l'euro, les élections européennes, le point sur l'actualité politique et économique.

W354: L'EURO: l'aventure a commencé...

Intervenante: S. Pascale Dewey, Kutztown University (PA)

Une formidable aventure s'est ouverte pour onze des quinze États-membres de l'Union Européenne; le ler janvier 1999, l'euro est devenu une réalité. Derrière l'avènement d'une monnaie unique se profilent d'autres changements politiques, fiscaux, et sociaux que beaucoup vivent déjà au quotidien.

S356: Des activités qui brisent le train-train quotidien et qui côtoient les National Standards

Intervenante: Nancy J. Gadbois, Springfield Public Schools (MA)

La conférencière partagera certaines activités qui animent sa salle de classe...Ann Landers, des poèmes de Maya Angelou, des chasses à trésor rendues faciles grâce à l'Internet, qui encouragent la tolérance et le respect pour la diversité. Sans ou avec la technologie, les sujets qui intéressent les ados sont à la base de sa pédagogie, toujours avec un oeil sur les Standards.

S357: PR: Making our Classes Vital as Well as Visible

Intervenante: Judith Johannessen, Vice-Présidente de l'AATF

Public relations at any level is a necessary strategy for making French visible to potential students and to the community. It can also be a means of revitalizing how we teach and what we teach. It can be used to make learning visible and meaningful to the students and to the rest of the school and local community. Study units and creative assessment packages can provide promotion and visibility for the French program. This presentation will explore ways to enrich and invigorate the French curriculum by integrating French into school activities and life. Handouts will provide complete examples of projects as well as ideas which can be adapted.

S358: Special Session: Focus on Recruitment K-12

Animatrices: Brenda Benzin, Co-Chair, AATF Commission on High Schools (NY), Joyce Beckwith, Wilmington High School (MA), Molly Wieland, Hopkins High School (MN), Janel Lafond-Paquin, Rogers High School (RI), Patricia Duggar, Co-Chair, AATF Commission on Middle Schools, Lena Lucietto, Isidore Newman School (LA)

Come attend this special brainstorming session devoted to discussion of successful and innovative recruitment strategies for attracting K-12 students to the study of French. This open forum will include brief presentations by session moderators, but participants should come ready to share their own ideas that work for recruiting new students.

S360: Revive the Curriculum with a French Cultural Immersion Weekend

Intervenante: Annette Zakharian, Arkansas Tech University

This session will present a rationale for offering an immersion weekend to students at the intermediate level and above and will share successful organization strategies and suggestions for planning and conducting weekend immersion experiences for adults.

S361: La magie du voyage: Volkswagen Blues—le présent dans le passé

Intervenante: Anne Hebert, Chicago Public Schools (Il)

Faire la relation entre la littérature québécoise et l'histoire des États-Unis: enseigner le roman Volkswagen Blues. Jacques va à la recherche de son frère Théo dont il n'a pas de nouvelles depuis 15 ans. Jacques et une jeune amérindienne commencent ce voyage à Québec, passent par Détroit, par Chicago, par Saint Louis, et suivent la piste d'Orégon pour trouver les traces de Théo. Finalement on le retrouve à San Francisco.

S362a: La Vitalité du français dans la région du centre: bilan et perspectives

Les conférencières présenteront l'état des coses dans la région du Kansas et partageront l'existence de programmes divers et dynamiques. D'une part, le français se porte bien grâce à des programmes bien implantés mais aussi grâce à des programmes innovateurs; d'autre part, les conférencières inviteront les participants à dire ce qu'ils font dans leurs régions et à offrir des suggestions afin de dyanimser les programmes de français.

Intervenante: Brigitte Roussel, Wichita State University (KS), Kansas AATF

La conférencière proposera un bilan statistique des dernières années d'enseignement du français dans le région métropolitaine de Kansas City. Là, diverse initiatives ont été prises pour relancer des programmes de langue peut-être pas nouveaux, mais qui avaient été abandonnés, et qui ont été repris dans une optique de redynamisation de l'enseignement dès l'école maternelle. Elle va parler du FLES, des Charter Schools, et des programmes de pédagogie qui ortoient des diplômes d'enseignement des languages pour le télé-enseignement.

S362b: Le français à travers les jeux dans les lycées

Intervenante: Nora Kelting, Wichita High School West (KS)

La conférencière présentera une gamme de jeux à la fois éducatifs et divertissants pour les classes de français au lycée, adaptables à divers niveaux. Elle a réuni cette collection au fil des ans et en possède une maîtrise étonnante.

S362c: Évolution et révolution de l'enseignement du français dans les universités du Kansas?

Intervenante: Corinne Anderson, University of Kansas

La conférencière va s'adresser au problème de l'évolution dans les techniques d'apprentissage du français dans les petites et moyennes universités dans notre région centrale, au Kansas principalement. De son point de vue, l'enseignement duf rançais a tellement changé d'optique qu'elle va jusqu'à parler de révolution, ce qui correspond à un véritable bouleversement de l'approche de la pédagogie, les critères traditionnels ayant été remplacé par une vision beaucoup plus concrète de l'apprentissage des langues en général.

S365: Haitian Diasporic Literature and the Teaching of French: Edwidge Danticat and Lilas Desquiron

Intervenante: Flore Zéphir, University of Missouri-Columbia

The following presentation proposed ideas and methods to incorporate contemporary Haitian literature into French courses, in an attempt to broaden the teaching of French and expose students to the multiple facets of Francophonie. Two major works by acclaimed writers of the Haitian diaspora are chosen for this purpose: Edwidge Danticat's Le Cri de l'oiseau rouge (originally published in English as Breath, Eyes, Memory) and Lilas Dequiron's Les Chemins de Loco-Miroir.

S366: Member Recruitment: Preparing the AATF for the 21st Century

Intervenants: Jayne Abrate, Secrétaire Générale de l'AATF, Southern Illinois University, Jean-Pierre Piriou, University of Georgia, Lee Bradley, Valdosta State University (GA)

This session is for all AATF chapter officers and other interested members. It is designed to highlight ways of publicizing the benefits of AATF membership and recruiting new members. A solid membership base is essential to allowing the AATF to continue to expand the services it provides and to address the needs of French teachers at all levels. Come hear our suggestions for effective recruitment and offer your own successful strategies.

S367: Chat Room en français

Animateurs: Geraldine O'Neill, Pace University (NY), J. Vincent B. Morrissette, Santa Catalina School (CA)

Why wait to connect to the Internet to talk about your problems, textbooks, new issues, ideas, worries! Come share your thoughts and concerns in an informal CHATROOM session. Learn from your colleagues...give them a helping hand! Partagez vos bonnes idées et vos petits problèmes avec vos collègues de partout.

S368: Sport en France, juillet 1998: mise au point

Intervenant: Gregg Siewert, Truman State University (MO)

Diapos et documents de presse retraceront l'épopée du foot et du vélo en juillet 1998. Examinons les implications de l'équipe multi-culturelle de France et discutons les événements arrivés pendant le Tour de France. Comment expliquer ces phénomènes culturels à nos classes, tous niveaux? Distribution de documents polycopiés utilisables en classe.

S370: The Use of Pictures to Develop Language Skill and Cultural Items

Intervenante: Helen M. Lorenz, The Hockaday School (TX)

Using transparencies, advertisements, photos, etc., teachers can help students build their skills in listening, speaking, and writing. The picture serves as a point de départ for amusing, un-stressful interactive situations which invite student participation. Certain pictures can build cultural awareness s well. An easy, effective, fun activity!

S371: A Francophone Culture in North America: Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Intervenantes: Alice J. Strange, Southeast Missouri State University, Ruth L. Doyle, Central Missouri State University

The tiny archipelago of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, located off the coast of Newfoundland, is part of France's overseas lands. Its inhabitants combine the language and culture of France with the maritime life of the North Atlantic. This session visits this unique and beautiful French territory. Accompanied by slides and handouts.

S372: Everything We Do is Public Relations: A Comprehensive Campaign for Promoting French from the Heart

Intervenante: Mary Jo Netherton, Morehead State University (KY)

This presentation illustrates concepts found in Michael Levine's book, Guerilla PR, as they can be used to promote the study of French. This approach, when personalized to exploit French teachers' best resources, allows the art of public relations to direct individuals to discover the value of French in today's world.

S373: The ABC's of an Immersion School

Intervenantes: Colette Dans, Wellwood International School (MD), Karen Campbell, Wellwood International School (MD)

Have you ever wondered how to start an immersion school? Here are the details from a team of educators who have done it. Come and learn the inside story from the administrator who had the vision, to the kindergarten teacher who started the program, to the fifth grade teacher who has the most advanced students.

S374: L'Oiseau et le chat dans le folklore français et francophone

Intervenantes: Hélène Sanko, John Carroll University (OH), Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter, John Carroll University (OH)

Ces deux animaux, l'un plutôt "sauvage" et l'autre "domestiqué" ont inspiré contes, chansons, devinettes, fables, et proverbes; ils ont aussi inspiré les peintres et les poètes. Dans cette présentation nous suivons ces deux animaux à travers la France et le monde francophone.

S375: Getting Past the Language Barrier: Learning to Use Visual Resources for Understanding Face-to-Face Interactions in French

The presenter describes a case study in which 23 high school students learned to use visual resources for interpretation. Comments from interviews, questionnaires, and students' analyses demonstrate how they relied upon visual input. Participants will learn to incorporate visual aspects of interaction into their lessons. Handouts provided.

S376: La Dictée des Amériques

Intervenant: Sylvio Morin, Dictée des Amériques

The presenter, coordinator of la Dictée des Amériques, will talk about the benefits of participating in this international French spelling competition. Each year, 60,000 people from all over the world participate in this competition, including American contestants from New England, New York, and Illinois. The finals are broadcast live on Télé-Québec, Radio-Canada, and TV5. Following the session, there will be a dictation competition for AATF convention participants with the winners announced at the AATF Awards banquet later this evening and prizes awarded.

S377: Changing Role of the French Teacher Today

Animatrice: Patricia W. Cummins

Intervenants: Mel Nielsen, Nebraska State Department of Education, Lowell Hoeft, Malcolm Price Lab School (IA), Zoe Louton, IN-VISION (NE), Joan Chardkoff, Ouachita Parish High School (LA)

French teachers at the level of secondary school, FLES, and the university will discuss their changing roles today. France must be seen as a part of Europe and its economic, social, political, and cultural environments. Quebec must be seen as a part of Canada and within the context of its role in NAFTA. Discussion will focus on how we can respond.

S378: Romance of the Rose

Intervenante: Nancy B. Baum, City Colleges of Chicago (IL)

This playful work of literature will be introduced with slides of illustrations of this thirteenth-century work. The "Myth of Narcissus" narration will be discussed as an illustration of what Guillaume de Lorris' and Jean de Meun's writings meant to medieval readers and listeners. In French. Handouts.

S410a: Gothic Elements in the Early and Late Fiction of Julien Green

Intervenant: Robert Stanley, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The purpose of this session is to explore the Gothic elements that abound in selected novels that come early and late in the career of Julien Green (1900-1998). These Gothic elements include strange, supernatural, and uncanny events that influence and sometimes overwhelm the protagonists of the novels. The novels under consideration include Mont-Cinère (1926) and Adrienne Mesurat (1927) from the early career and Les Pays lointains (1987) and Dixie (1995) from the late career.

S410b: Fiction Littéraire et critique politique dans un roman de Simone de Beauvoir

Intervenant: R.A. Watson, Independent Scholar (IL)

La célèbre romancire de l'après-guerre tire dans son roman Les Mandarins, un portrait cosmopolite du beau monde parisien, voire international, des années quarante où la deuxième guerre mondiale finissante ne finissait pour autant pas de le difformer et de le réformer de façon profondément superficielle ou superficiellement profonde selon la perspective.

S411: La Dictée ou la renaissance du genre

Intervenante: Marie-Simone Pavlovich, Northwestern University (IL)

Cette session se propose d'examiner le concept d'un exercice très français, la dictée, en étudiant son historique à partir d'un projet conçu par l'Alliance française d'Evanston et Northwestern University. Elle présentera le développement des différentes étapes qui ont mené à la séquence finale et la manière de tirer parti du texte "dicté" pour intégrer tous les niveaux de l'apprentissage du français. Des exercices seront distribués et permettront au public de se préparer sur place à l'exercice d'une dictée.

S412: Internet Keypals: Designing and Implementing a High School Project

Intervenante: Mary Cleveland Bollinger, Marple Newtown Senior High School (PA)

For two years, advanced French students have been writing e-mail letters to keypals at the Lycée Guillaume le Conquérant in Lillebonne. This presentation will show how to design a keypal performance assessment, including finding keypal connections, technical set up, sample assignments, evaluation, and related assignments.

S413: Using Documentary Film in the Classroom Creatively and Effectively: Developing Activities for Interest and Cultural Learning

Intervenante: Charlotte Kelsey, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Topics to be discussed include (1) selecting and acquiring films (lists of suppliers provided), (2) creating tailor-made lesson plans (pre-viewing/post-viewing activities, worksheets, maps, compositions), (3) using documentaries with feature film and other aspects of the curriculum, (4) helping students create Francophone cultural units.

S420: Enriching and Enlivening French with Rhymes: Fun Learning Fundamentals

Intervenante: Marilyn Simundson-Olson, Retired Teacher (FL)

Students readily acquire correct French by learning these translated rhymes: grammar, pronunciation, accent, intonation, etc. Session includes: (1) Explanation on relevancy of teaching rhymes; (2) Demonstration/practice on how to teach rhymes; (3) Teacher training using rhymes and TPR; 4) Rhyme projects plus student rhyme video. Teachers return eager to teach rhymes.

S422: Textual Pastiche and Collage

Intervenante: Jennifer Jewett, Missouri Western State College

Pastiche-making maintains the structure and tone of a masterwork and substitutes content from popular culture. Textual collage creates messages not necessarily intended by the author. Brief texts from literature and history are paired with children's songs and rap music for versions of pastiche and collage.

S423: Francophone Cinema

Intervenant: Russell G. Rose, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

This session will include a survey of French-language films from Europe, Africa, and North America, with special emphasis on selecting and using Francophone films in the high school and college classroom. Video excerpts, display materials, and a handout providing information on film titles, sources, and viewing guides will be included.

S430a: Ly-Thu-Ho's Trilogy of Novels: A Vietnamese Woman's Francophonic View of the 1954-1976 Experience

Intervenante: Helynne H. Hansen, Western State College of Colorado

This session summarizes themes in the trilogy of novels by Ly-Thu-Ho, the first woman of Vietnamese origin to publish novels in French. Printemps inachevé (1962), Au Milieu du carrefour (1969), and Le Mirage de la paix (1986) focus on her countrywomen's experiences during these tumultuous and decisive times.

S431: The Brain and Language Learning

Intervenante: Karen K. Campbell, Wellwood International School (MD)

Synapse, connect, learn language. Second and third language instruction should begin during the brain's critical period for language acquisition. The presenter will demonstrate how the brain uses contextual clues, repetition, music, rhythm, and movement to enhance language learning.

S432: Alternative Curriculum for Learning Disabled (LD) and High-Risk Foreign Language Students

Intervenante: Lorin Pritikin, Francis W. Parker School (IL)

A separate curriculum for high-risk students will be discussed. The presenter will (a) define terms of LD and high-risk; (b) provide training in curriculum design/teaching strategies; and (c) review pedagogical research and electronic databases. Benefits to participants include better identification of high-risk students and hands-on, success-oriented curriculum design.

S433: French Through Funetics: A Logo Language Learning Game

Intervenante: Maureen Breen, Lincoln Park High School (IL)

Funetics, an innovative teaching technique based on the game Pictionary, eases the burden of second language acquisition by elucidating the meanings of words through symbols. Participants will learn about this exciting logo language and how to structure Funetics lessons around almost any grammar point from subject pronouns to the subjunctive.

Created: March 19, 1999
Last Update: November 14, 2013