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80e Congrès annuel de l'AATF
du 12 au 15 juillet 2007, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Programme final

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S110: La Louisiane, les Cadiens et la langue française: propos d'une écrivaine-sociologue québécoise

Intervenante: Lili Maxime, Auteure (Québec)

L’originalité de la langue française cadienne en Louisiane, ses accents et sa survivance. Le rôle de la langue française dans la vie des Louisianais: double utilisation pour les hommes et pour les femmes. L’identité cadienne en terre d’Amérique: une minorité francophone dans le sud des États-Unis. Parentés et contrastes entre les Québécois et les Cadiens, les Amérindiens Montagnais du Québec et les Amérindiens Houmas de la Louisiane. La culture francophone louisianaise, urbaine et rurale. Katrina et la musique, de la Nouvelle Orléans aux bayous.


E111: La situation politique au Québec et les programmes offerts par le gouvernement et les écoles de français québécoises

Intervenants: Julie Bissonnette, Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec, et Pierre Lincourt, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Association québécoise des écoles de français

On présentera un portrait de la situation politique actuelle au Québec. La seconde partie portera sur le soutien offert aux professeurs de français par le Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec ainsi que les différents programmes des institutions de l’Association québécoise des écoles de français (AQÉF).


E112: Communication from Beginning to Mastery

Intervenante: Veronique Lynch, Mary Institute et St. Louis Country Day (MO), V & B Publications

L’intervenante aidera les participants à trouver des moyens pratiques de commencer une conversation à tous niveaux, d’aider les élèves à faire leurs premiers pas en français ou de les guider vers des conversations plus philosophiques et de les mettre à l’aise dans les classes les plus avancées.


E113: Observation et interprétation du non-verbal pour une communication optimale

Intervenante: Frédérique Paugam, Centre international d'étude des langues (CIEL)

Avoir de solides connaissances lexicales et grammaticales dans une langue étrangère ne suffit pas à une communication optimale, et encore moins à être compétitif dans la vie professionnelle où l'observation et l'interprétation du non-verbal prennent toute leur dimension. Comment peut-on alors intégrer l'interculturel dans les activités pédagogiques des classes de français langue des spécialités?


S114: Virtual Museum: A Technology-Enhanced Professional Development Program for Teachers of French

Intervenants: Denise Égéa-Kuehne, Arnaud Sgambato et Bernard Dubernet, Louisiana State University

The presenters will discuss a professional development program whose goal is to offer a series of compressed-video workshops aimed at increasing the amount of science content in immersion and elementary classrooms and at improving classroom practice in content-based teaching via hands-on activities.


S115: Kick Off of the AATF / French Embassy PR Campaign

Intervenantes: Catherine Pétillon, Ambassade de France à Washington, Marie-Christine Koop, University of North Texas, Présidente de l'AATF, et Jayne Abrate, Southern Illinois University, Secrétaire générale de l'AATF

The World Speaks French! Come learn about the extensive PR campaign, targeting administrators and decision makers, that will be launched in 2007. Learn how you can make use of the techniques and materials to influence your own administrators.


W116: Babar, Madeline, Béccassine, Caroline: une mine d'histoires enfantines!

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

L'intervenante offrira aux participants l’occasion de lire et de réagir à quatre contes enfantins afin de découvrir des stratégies d’exploitation, prêtes à utiliser immédiatement dans la salle de classe! Elle proposera de nombreux jeux et activités, des suggestions pour rendre ces contes vivants et des échantillons de ce que les élèves peuvent faire avec ces œuvres! Un dossier sera distribué à chaque participant!


S120: Vers la documentation et la revalorisation du français louisianais

Intervenants: Albert Valdman, Indiana University, Président honoraire de l'AATF, Thomas Klingler, Tulane University (LA), Barry Ancelet, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, et Amanda LaFleur, Louisiana State University

La Louisiane constitue le principal bastion de la francophonie endogène aux États-Unis. Parce qu’elle forme l’entité francophone la plus cohésive, la Louisiane est la communauté dont les variétés liées au français sont les mieux documentées et où les actions pour leur maintien et leur revitalisation se sont soldées par un certain succès et ont eu un retentissement à l’extérieur. Lors de cette session seront décrits et illustrés par l’utilisation de nouvelles technologies—CD-ROM et Internet–plusieurs produits d’une recherche à longue haleine entreprise par une équipe inter-universitaire bien ancrée en Louisiane. L’on montrera et l’on fera écouter des échantillons de parole louisianaise recueillis récemment ainsi que des entrées d’un dictionnaire bilingue (français louisianais-anglais) destiné à appuyer des actions de revitalisation. On fera état aussi d’une initiative patronnée par l’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), la Banque de données lexicographiques panfrancophones (BDLP), permettant un accès libre par Internet aux particularités lexicales—et par ce biais à certains aspects culturels—de variétés de français hors de France parmi lesquelles le français louisianais a sa place. Seront décrites ensuite des actions entreprises par des organismes et individus louisianais pour faire valoir la culture qui s’exprime par les variétés linguistiques locales et pour créer une littérature endogène. La session se terminera par des considérations d’ordre pédagogique--comment faire entrer le créole et le français louisianais en salle de classe, du jardin d’enfants à l’université, sans négliger le français standard, et comment présenter ces variétés et la culture qu’elles expriment dans l’enseignement du français aux États-Unis hors de la Louisiane.


E121: France: Destination jeunes!

Intervenant: Jean-François Pouget, Comité départemental du tourisme de l'Hérault, Université de Montpellier, Club Jeunes/Maison de la France

La France est une destination privilégiée par les jeunes, et elle offre tant de possibilités de séjours et de thématiques pour les élèves que le professeur n’aura que l’embarras du choix. Venez découvrir une sélection de séjours étudiants et scolaires ainsi que des outils pédagogiques réalisés par les sites touristiques (jeux de pistes, animations et activités insolites). Bref, un moment d’échange afin de présenter de nouvelles activités et répondre à toutes les questions sur l’organisation des séjours!


C122: Promoting French: Collaborations and Innovations

Intervenantes: Joyce Beckwith, Wilmington Public Schools (MA), Présidente de la commission, Rita Oleksak, Glastonbury Public Schools (CT), Présidente d'ACTFL, et Christine Lanphere, Natomas High School (CA), 2007 ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Introducing two leaders in the profession...who are both French teachers! What challenges do we face on the national level? How can each of us make a difference? Also included will be packets with newly-released films ready to go for National French Week.


E123: Teaching French to Students with Learning or Behavioral Difficulties: Overcoming the Hurdles, Seizing the Opportunities

Intervenant: Frédéric Fovet, Collège Northside (Québec)

The presenter will attempt to destroy a myth too often readily accepted—that it is difficult, if not impossible, to teach foreign languages adequately to students with learning or behavioral difficulties within an inclusive classroom. The presenter will show how hurdles may be overcome in practical terms but also how foreign language teaching itself can become a remedial tool with special needs students.


E125: From Acadian to Cajun, The Eiffel Tower, and the Statue of Liberty: le français aux États-Unis

Intervenants: Karen Traynor et Bill Traynor, Tralco-Lingo Fun (Canada)

See and hear why French is spoken in Louisiana. Then, in Tralco’s newest video, discover elements common to the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty, and explore how a gift from the French became a symbol of freedom. The presenters will tie video segments to classroom activities and learning styles. Participants will receive handouts and have an opportunity to win a video.


S210: Parlons art: développez une meilleure expertise langagière et interculturelle

Intervenantes: Isabelle Colard-Tyler, Private Language Instructor (OR), et Caren Colley, Catholic University of America (DC)

Les intervenantes montreront comment la découverte d’oeuvres d’art dans le contexte d’un partenariat avec les musées locaux développe les compétences communicatives, orales et écrites, d’apprenants de tous niveaux. Des thématiques variées et des questionnaires les mèneront vers une observation, analyse et interprétation interculturelle et collaborative approfondie des oeuvres.


S211: Digital Writing to the Rescue: How E-mails, Chats, Threads, and Blogs Prevent Writer’s Block for Intermediate French Students

Intervenante: Marie-Madeleine Schein, Texas Christian University

The presenter will demonstrate different types of writing tasks accomplished through digital writing tools from e-mails to blogs that help L2 writers build communicative competence in a non-intimidating format and prepares them for more structured and rigorous writing assignments.


S212: Passing for French in Les Quarteronnes de la Nouvelle-Orléans by Sidonie de la Houssaye

Intervenante: Christine Harris, Louisiana State University

In her Quarteronnes novels, 19th-century Louisiana author Sidonie de la Houssaye portrays New Orleans as an unstable terrain where language, nation, and race are fluid and negotiable. The presenter will discuss the role of French and French-ness as determinants of racial and national status for the author and her heroines.


E213: France Under the German Occupation: Memoirs, Movies, and Music

Intervenantes: Joanne S. Silver, Beach Lloyd Publishers, LLC, et Barbara P. Barnett, The Agnes Irwin School (PA)

The presenters, who will introduce works produced and/or distributed by Beach Lloyd Publishers, will focus on memoirs, survivor testimonies, films, and period music. Les Chansons sous l'Occupation (CD), Mon Enfance racontée à ma fille, and La Filière des enfants (books) are among new titles for 2007.


S214: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: The Ciné-Club in the Intermediate French Classroom

Intervenante: Kelly Sax, Indiana University

Today’s students are increasingly audio-visually oriented. The presenter will outline implementation of a Ciné-Club in the intermediate French curriculum to broaden students’ cultural and linguistic exposure while teaching media literacy. Participants will receive tips for organizing a Ciné-Club and pedagogical materials for several films from the Francophone world.


S215: Contaminated by Comedy: Religious Theatre of a Fourteenth-Century Guild

Intervenante: Susan Stakel, University of Denver (CO)

The Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages is a collection of forty plays produced one per year (1339-1382) for the annual feast day celebration of a confraternity of the Parisian goldsmiths’ guild. The presenter will study the intersection of the sacred and the (comically) profane in approximately two dozen of these plays.


S216: Teaching the Pragmatics of Second-Person Pronouns through Film

Intervenant: Lawrence Williams, University of North Texas

The presenter will analyze the use of tu and vous in four French films and in the French-language subtitling and dubbing of four American films in order to demonstrate the complexity of social indexes and relationships, which can prove to be quite unpredictable for students, teachers, and even native speakers.


S217: What Can Be Learned in a Month Abroad? Student Perspectives of a Short-Term Non-Traditional Internship Program in France

Intervenante: Terri Schroth, Louisiana State University

A serious lack of research has been conducted about American students studying abroad on programs of short duration. Particular neglect has occurred in the area of non-traditional programs which are becoming a popular choice in study abroad. The speaker will focus on a study of participants’ perceived impact and acquisition (linguistic, social, professional, and intercultural) of the experience abroad on a short-term internship and immersion program.


S218: Newcomers’ Session

Intervenantes: Marie-Christine Koop, University of North Texas, Présidente de l'AATF, et Jayne Abrate, Southern Illinois University, Secrétaire générale de l'AATF

This session is intended for new AATF members and first-time attendees at an AATF convention. Participants will receive a general overview of the convention and of the activities of the AATF and the many opportunities and services available for members.


S221: From Jacques Brel to MC Solaar: Using Popular Music in the French Classroom

Intervenante: Tara Ellsley, University School of Nova Southeastern University (FL)

Young people today are constantly listening to and sharing music. French teachers can benefit from this strong student interest by introducing popular songs in class. The presenter will demonstrate a variety of strategies using music to address specific curricular objectives, including vocabulary, grammatical, and cultural topics.


S222: Lessard-Bissonnette's Canuck: A Novel of Dis-location

Intervenante: Cynthia Lees, University of Delaware

The history of the French in New England, both cultural and literary, emerges as inseparable from the inhabitant's movement through space and subsequent settlement in place, and this notion informs Franco-American prose fiction. Camille Lessard-Bissonnette's Canuck (1936) exemplifies the Franco-American novel of New England and its exploration of dis-location and border spaces. Additionally, the novel lends itself to both high school and university use. Sample lesson plans and ancillary materials will be distributed.


S224: Rocks of Ages: Holy Puys in Le Puy-en-Velay

Intervenante: Judith Jeon-Chapman, Worcester State College (MA)

Set out on a virtual pilgrimage to Le Puy-en-Velay. The Druids, Gallo-Romans, and Christians in this remote valley in Auvergne all devoted the city’s volcanic spires to holy uses: dolmens, temples, and churches. Le Puy built the first Marian cathedrals, promoted the First Crusade, and its famous Black Madonna, a gift from Saint Louis, has drawn millions of pilgrims.


S225: Villon's Ballad of American Icons: On Mythamorphosis and Reception History for “Testament 329-56"

Intervenant: Robert Peckham, University of Tennessee at Martin, Président de la Commission de l'AATF pour la défense du français

How is the somewhat ambiguous collection of cultural icons in François Villon's ubi sunt masterpiece, the "Ballade des dames du temps jadis," Americanized in poetic imitations by Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, Julia Alvarez, Marilyn Hacker, and Louisiana poet, Alison Pelegrin, to name some examples?


S226: Enseigner l’anglais en France pour mieux enseigner le français aux États-Unis

Intervenante: Michèle Magnin, University of San Diego (CA)

L’intervenante révèlera les avantages des échanges académiques pour les professeurs et les opportunités pour les étudiants de devenir assistant d’anglais en France. Comment faciliter ces échanges, comment les préparer pour les réussir et qu’en rapporter? Elle répondra à ces questions et les illustrera de photos et d’idées pédagogiques d’outremer.


S227: Service Learning

Intervenante: Jacqueline Thomas, Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Déléguée régionale pour le Sud-ouest

Service learning projects provide opportunities for students to become involved in the community, to promote French, and to improve their skills. The presenter will define service learning, describe a successful project, and encourage participants to design their own projects. She will discuss publishing a collection of successful projects.


C228: Telematics and New Technologies Commission Meeting

Animatrice: Lara Lomicka Anderson, University of South Carolina, Présidente de la commission

Members and potential members of the Telematics and New Technologies Commission will meet to discuss and share ideas on technology and plan commission work for the coming year.


S230: La Langue créole en Louisiane

Intervenants: Margaret Marshall, Southeastern Louisiana University, Thomas Klingler, Tulane University (LA), et Deborah J. Clifton, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Les intervenants présenteront une vue d’ensemble du créole louisianais, y compris son histoire, sa structure et ce qui le distingue d’autres variétés du français louisianais, sa situation géographique, des efforts pour documenter la langue avec vidéos, la signification du terme «créole», une méthodologie pour enseigner la langue.


S233: Keeping it Real and Fun: Five steps to Becoming a Target-Language-Only Teacher

Intervenante: Christine Lanphere, Natomas High School (CA), ACTFL 2007 National Language Teacher of the Year

If we want students to use the target language, they must be surrounded by it. This means the teacher must use the target language from the beginning. This is challenging, but if you give your class a target language environment, you ultimately avoid confusion. Come hear tips for training yourself and your students to be loyal to the target language.


E234: France insolite: Traveling across the Cévennes in a Colt

Intervenante: Christine Smith, Thomas County Central High School (GA) (Session d'exposant)

The presenter’s quest in a summer abroad journey was to discover the people of France by living among them and recording in a journal fascinating encounters with people, their pleasures, beliefs, and customs, while embracing the natural beauty of the landscape, architecture, and intriguing history. From Paris to Angers, the missions of Bourg St. Andéol, tracing Stevenson's Trail through the Cévennes, Corniche, the Musée du Désert in Mialet, sharing stories of the French Huguenots, and the beautiful seaside cities of St. Tropez, St. Laurent, Nice, and St. Brévin.


S235: Canadians in the Caribbean: d'Iberville's Conquest of Nevis

Intervenante: Virginia Donovan, The Ohio State University

Quebec-born Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, founder of Louisiana, was a brilliant military hero. The Caribbean island of Nevis was his last conquest. A biography, his strategies, and the historical/cultural stakes involved will be presented using the authentic text of his battle report. Adaptation for classroom use and a model lesson plan will be provided.


E236: French and Spanish Vocabulary and Conjugation Games and Songs for Beginners of All Ages

Intervenant: Philippe Radelet, Donaldsonville High School (LA)

Teach French and Spanish vocabulary and conjugation through games and songs. The presenter's Vocab & Verbs Quizmania, WebQuests, Puzzlemania, Chantons français, and audio thematic dictionary are distributed by Teacher's Discovery. Easy to use and fun!


E237: Moliere Than Thou

Intervenant: Timothy Mooney, Moliere Than Thou

The presenter will offer selections from Moliere Than Thou, his one-man play designed to introduce and thrill French and theatre students with the work and the fun of France's favorite playwright. “The audience is enthralled” (nytheatre.com); “Clearly Moliere lives” (Orlando Sentinel); “I haven't found a single dissatisfied Moliere patron” (CBC).


S240: Focus on la Francophonie

Intervenante: Joyce Beckwith, Wilmington Public Schools (MA), Présidente de la Commission de l'AATF pour la promotion du français

The presenter will share a year-long classroom cultural project on the Francophone world designed to highlight student creativity and research skills and expand oral and written proficiency. Easily adaptable to all levels and learner needs. Month-by-month templates, activities, and rubrics.


S241: Documentary Video: Laurence Wylie in Roussillon

Intervenants: Christopher Pinet, Montana State University, Bozeman, Rédacteur en chef de la French Review, et Bernard Petit, Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Panel members will discuss the influence of Laurence Wylie's Village in the Vaucluse, their collaborations with him, and the influence of his work on their own. Bernard Petit made a movie of Wylie in Roussillon, Evelyn Ackerman worked on Chanzeaux, a Village in the Anjou, and Chris Pinet studied with Wylie and uses his texts.


S242: La Parlure québécoise

Intervenante: Louise Pilon Graham, AATF Pays du nord Chapter (NY)

Puisque la langue d’un peuple est faite à son image, les Québécois ont dû construire un langage qui exprimait leur réalité. Depuis plus de deux siècles, ils ont su préserver la langue de leur ancêtres. L'intervenante donnera un aperçu du cheminement de cette langue née en France et élevée sur un autre continent.


C243: French Moments in State History: Advocacy Outside of Economic Interests

Intervenants: Robert Peckham, University of Tennessee at Martin, Président de la commission, Margot Steinhart, Northwestern University (IL), Présidente honoraire de l'AATF, et Brenda Benzin, Buffalo State University (NY), Présidente de la Commission de l'AATF sur les lycées

Learn how to pitch or enrich your argument for French by using state and local history facts about French explorers, traders, foresters, miners, farmers, who sometimes formed immigrant communities, and the names they gave to many places in your state. Become a research participant or create student activities.


S244: Lire et enseigner le marquis de Lafayette

Intervenante: Tama Engelking, Cleveland State University (OH)

L’intervenante explorera des moyens d’intégrer Lafayette dans un programme de français. Une discussion guidée de la biographie de Lafayette, sélectionnée pour le AATF Book Club, qui comprendra des activités appropriées aux niveaux différents, sera suivie par la présentation d’un module sur Lafayette créé pour les lycéens (niveaux intermédiaire et avancé). Les participants recevront un dossier d’information et beaucoup d’idées pour enseigner Lafayette à tous les niveaux.


C245: LinguaFolio and the Common European Framework for Assessment, Articulation, and Teacher Preparation

Intervenantes: Patricia Cummins, Virginia Commonwealth University, Présidente de la commission, Suzanne Hendrickson, Arizona State University, Présidente de la Commission de l'AATF sur l'articulation, et Susan Colville-Hall, University of Akron (OH), Présidente de la Commission de l'AATF sur les normes des professeurs

LinguaFolio is an American adaptation of the European Language Portfolio. Its language passport refers both to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the Common European Framework. Its language biography templates relate to the Five Cs of the national Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Its dossier can be adapted for multiple purposes, and examples will be given of portfolios used for assessment, student articulation, and teacher preparation.


C246: Pour une pédagogie responsable ...: un modèle en français

Intervenantes: Eileen Angelini, Canisius College (NY), Présidente de la commission, et Thérèse Saint Paul, Murray State University (KY)

Voici un projet (sur CD-ROM) pour le français des affaires aux niveaux intermédiaire et avancé qui intègre la culture française, l’enseignement du français et une nouvelle façon de penser le monde. Les cours de français des affaires sont un domaine privilégié pour apprendre à discuter de sujets brûlants d’actualité: la mondialisation et le développement durable et viable.


S247: Made in Louisiana: You Can Do it Too

Intervenantes: Nicole Boudreaux et Richard Guidry, Louisiana Consortium of Immersion Schools

En Louisiane, on crée du matériel pédagogique sur mesure et qui représente la réalité des élèves. Venez voir un alphabet cadien ou un diaporama sur le rôle des créoles de couleur dans l'histoire américaine (Black History Month). Trouvez des idées pour représenter la réalité de vos élèves. Distribution de matériel incluse.


E250: Chanter Danser Jouer

Intervenant: Bill Russell, Merriweather Records (Canada)

L’intervenant présentera des chansons traditionnelles louisianaises–avec des gestes, leurs danses et des jeux–qu’il utilise avec les élèves qui apprennent le français.


S251: Liège, une ville à découvrir

Intervenant: Baudoin Blairon, SPI+ (Belgique)

Liège, ville bâtie dès le VIIIe siècle après J.-C., ville d’art et de culture nommée l’Athènes du Nord, ville érigée en principauté libre jusqu’à la fin du XVIIIe siècle et devenue aujourd’hui une province belge moderne au cœur de l’Europe. Venez découvrir la ville où se déroulera le congrès de l'AATF en 2008!


S252: Le français à Paris

Intervenante: Sylvie Wormser, École suisse internationale, Paris (France)

L’École suisse internationale est une association à but non lucratif. Située au coeur de Paris, elle accueille étudiants, professeurs et professionnels désireux d’améliorer leurs compétences linguistiques et culturelles. Nous proposons des cours de français adaptés au niveau de chacun, individuels ou groupes. Dans un cadre agréable et une ambiance familiale, notre équipe vous accueillera quels que soient vos objectifs.


S253: Zut! On a oublié le français pendant les vacances!

Intervenante: Theresa Monye, Atlanta Public Schools (GA)

Few of us realize how much French students lose when they go on summer vacation, and once they come back, we struggle to “freshen up” their memory. Before it is possible to continue from where they stopped, it is necessary to evaluate their level in order to know where to start from, hence the use of the technique to “bring back” their memory. The presenter will share her discoveries with participants.


S254: French Schools Today Through American Eyes

Intervenants: Michael Hydak, Austin Independent School District/Austin Community College (TX), Alyssa Villarreal, Memphis City Schools (TN), et Susan Wrenn, Lewiswille School District (TX)

For the past two years, groups of American educators have visited French schools in Paris and in the provinces. What has changed in French education in the past 300 years? In the past 30? American educators who participated in 2006 will attempt to answer those questions.


C255: French Berets to the Rescue! A Plan of Attack for Mentors, Mentees, and Colleagues Together

Intervenantes: Suzanne Hendrickson, Arizona State University, Présidente de la commission, et Jo Ellen Sandburg, Adult Education of Flagler County (FL), Membre honoraire de l'AATF

Are you feeling alone? Running out of ideas? Do you want to share your expertise with a colleague? The AATF Tête-à-Tête teacher-to-teacher mentoring program is for you! Program coordinators will discuss the goals and procedures of this initiative; colleagues currently working together will talk about their experiences; and you will learn how you can become involved.


S256: Integrating Skills In AP French: Using Reading and Video to Put It All Together

Intervenante: Katherine Fair, Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)

The presenter will show the benefits of teaching works of literature side-by-side with their film equivalents, using techniques to help students improve vocabulary, speaking, and writing simultaneously. Examples are taken from Pagnol's Jean De Florette and from Dai Sijie's Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise.


C257: Promoting French and Intercultural Exchange with Technology

Intervenants: Lara Lomicka Anderson, University of South Carolina, Présidente de la commission, Anne-Sophie Tzanetatos, Northampton High School (PA), Jason Bagley, Lexington High School (SC), et Worth Bishop, Two Sense Media, LLC (GA)

The session will include two short presentations that will encourage participants to use technology in their teaching. The first presenter will demonstrate effective ways to use pre-installed computer software to create student projects. The second team will introduce a Web site that facilitates pen-pal exchanges. Various activities and a demo of the site will be included.


W258: Where in the World Did Carmen Sandiego Go? Improving Geographical Literacy

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

Geographical literacy is more than knowing where places are on a map. Young Americans consistently fail to understand the world and their place in it. The presenter will provide units on the Francophone world that model how to infuse art, music, literature, and film to improve geographical literacy. (pré-inscription obligatoire)


E260: From Silent to Talkative: Transforming Your Students into Confident Speakers

Intervenant: Andy Buckley, EMC Publishing

Students often second-guess their speaking abilities and remain speechless in the language classroom. This exciting, interactive session will show how to utilize symbols and the thrill of language learning to motivate all students to improve fluency and participate more. This unforgettable language-learning method will transform your classroom.


S261: Where in the World is Business French?

Intervenant: William Thompson, University of Memphis (TN), Vice-Président de l'AATF

The presenter will explore the importance of the French language in today’s business world, in particular from an American perspective. Information will be provided on U.S. trade relations with the French-speaking world, on companies in the U.S. with ties to Francophone countries, and on U.S. aid to these countries.


E262: www.espacefrancophone.org proposé par le Service culturel français

Intervenants: Adam Steg, Attaché audio-visuel au Consulat de France à la Nouvelle Orléans, Membre honoraire de l'AATF, et Catherine Pétillon, Ambassade de France à Washington

www.espacefrancophone.org is a new Internet site for a very large public: it is not simply for French-speaking educators but for all Francophiles. This Web site, in French and English (www.frenchmedia.org), provides details of the local and national media services of the Audiovisual Bureau at the Consulate General of France in New Orleans, including information, order forms, and downloadable sequences of the many available cultural and educational video programs and interactive software. This site is of interest to teachers of French as a foreign language as well as those in immersion programs. It also provides information about the indigenous Francophone communities of Creoles, Cajuns, and Native Americans. Outside Louisiana, this site appeals to all teachers from the U.S. and elsewhere interested in worldwide Francophone culture and education in general, and that of Louisiana in particular.


S263: Les Études américaines en France: d’hier à aujourd’hui

Intervenant: Bernard Vincent, Association française d’études américaines (AFÉA) Ancien président de l’AFÉA et organisateur du congrès 2007 de l’AFÉA à la Bibliothèque nationale de France sur le thème de «la France en Amérique», le conférencier, après avoir présenté une synthèse de ce congrès, évoquera les origines, le bilan et les perspectives de son association.


S264: Teaching French On-line

Intervenante: Elfie Manning, Community College of Southern Nevada

The presenter will guide participants step-by-step through the process of putting a foreign language class on-line and how to effectively teach through this medium without compromising the quality of language instruction. The emphasis will be on French and German, but examples will also be provided for Spanish.


C265: High School French Teachers Unite!

The annual meeting of the AATF Commission on High Schools welcomes all high school teachers. We will continue our discussion of the best means of locating outstanding high school programs in French throughout the country. We will finalize rubrics for program selection. In addition, we are looking for new ideas for this commission! So, if the outstanding program selection is not your cup of tea, please come and share what is most pressing to you.


S266: Teaching the European Union and Creating Student Exchange Programs

Intervenante: Robin McMahon, Smith Middle School (NC)

What is the European Union? What does it do? What role does it play in international political and economic fields? Answer these questions by accessing lesson plans created by middle and high school teachers, investigating ways to infuse your own curriculum with an European Union focus while gaining an understanding of the importance of teaching this dynamic global entity. Moreover, accompany a middle school teacher on a journey to acquire grant funding from the European Union for a travel abroad experience for twenty-five eighth graders.


S267: Using Francophone Music as a Culturally Relevant Source Material in Teaching French

Intervenants: Kelle Keating, University of Texas at Austin, et Thomas Brasdefer, Louisiana State University

Using all modern music genres that Francophonie has to offer, the presenters will offer authentic materials to teach about French-speaking cultures. Participants can expect to hear Francophone hip-hop, reggae, Cajun music, Québécois music, and more typical chansons françaises, with a detailed description of how to implement this music in the classroom.


E270: You Can Achieve Fluency with Your FSL Students! Learn about the Power of the “Gesture Approach!"

Intervenante: Edite Sammons, Aim Language Learning Inc.(Canada)

The Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM)–is based on stories and allows for a greater emotional involvement on the part of the FSL student. Gestures are used to first teach specifically selected vocabulary in the context of a story. Drama, music, dance, and creative story writing are then combined to reinforce the vocabulary learned.


S271: écoute ça: Using the Music of Carole Fredericks in the Elementary Classroom

Intervenantes: Connie Fredericks-Malone, Carole D. Fredericks Foundation, Inc. (NY), Karen Traynor, Tralco-Lingo Fun (Canada), Valencia Siff, Collegiate School (VA), et Andrea Henderson, Elkins High School (TX)

Have fun with younger students as you teach numbers, colors, the alphabet, and more in French with the soulful music of Carole Fredericks. Develop vocabulary and language skills using methodologies that employ music videos, CDs, and the Internet. Music content: rap, rhythm and blues. Lessons developed expressly for elementary students.


S272: Comment organiser une journée d'immersion en langue française

Intervenantes: Viviane Acker Lévy , Co-Présidente, Chapitre AATF du New Jersey, et Jolene Lichtenwalner, North Hunterdon Regional High School (NJ)

Les animatrices du Chapitre AATF du New Jersey expliqueront, avec précision, les différentes étapes et stratégies qu'elles utilisent depuis cinq ans pour organiser une journée d’immersion, ce qui permettra aux participants de développer une journée similaire dans leur propre établissement. Des documents authentiques seront distribués.


S273: Making Masks and the "Un-Masking" of French Culture

Intervenante: Wendy Yoder, University of Louisville (KY)

Make a Mardi Gras mask, and discover the richly varied nature of Louisiana’s French origins. Using the festival as a theme, the presenter will examine the Francophone “gumbo” created by the arrival of French-speaking cousins who shared little in common beyond their French ancestry. All mask-making materials will be provided.


E274: Supplementing Classroom Language Training with Complete Immersion in Belgium

Intervenante: Charlotte Neve, CERAN Lingua (Belgique)

The presenter will address the importance of immersion in the language learning process, the benefits of language immersion, and the cultural enrichment associated with language immersion in Belgium. She will introduce the CERAN concept of language immersion as well as the CERAN programs for adults and for juniors.


S275: The Story of French

Intervenante: Julie Barlow, Auteure (Canada)

What's the future for French? Commentators across the planet seem convinced the French language is on the decline. The presenter, co-author of The Story of French, will explain how French is surviving, even thriving, in the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. More people speak and are learning French today than ever.


S276: The French Heritage of the Northeastern U.S.

Intervenant: David Graham, Clinton Community College (NY), Délégué régional de l'AATF pour l'état de New York

Between 1840 and 1940 nearly one million people emigrated from Quebec to the U.S. As we approach the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Samuel de Champlain in la Nouvelle-France, it seems imperative that we honor and explore the French legacy of this rich, yet often neglected segment of our nation’s French heritage.


S277: Issues in Using Authentic Materials in Foreign Language Proficiency Assessment

Intervenants: Danielle Sainton, Carole Bougouin-Thruelsen, Véronique L. Durham et Nabih Kanbar, Defense Language Institute (CA)

To achieve proficiency, students must have as much exposure as possible to authentic language. To assess proficiency, therefore, it is necessary to use authentic passages in developing testing instruments. Issues in using such materials in language assessment will be discussed, and implications for the classroom will also be presented.


S280: Poumy

Intervenants: Sam Ball, Citizen Film, metteur en scène, et Marian Scheuer Sofaer, productrice

Poumy, an acclaimed documentary, recounts the World War II adventure of a young mother who escaped the Nazis and joined the French Resistance. With understated wit and eloquence, Andrée “Poumy” Moreuil, 91-years-old at the time of filming, reflects on how the very act of resisting oppression transcends isolation and fear. Special offer for educators of teens who attend the screening: free copy of the film on DVD with a comprehensive and easy to use educator’s guide (including a series of activities for French students, maps, graphics and more). The film is in French, with English subtitles.


S310: Fighting for French: Advocacy in the Classroom

Intervenante: Katherine Kolb, Southeastern Louisiana University

Advocacy for French is needed within, as well as outside, classrooms. Students who have chosen French are our best potential allies as advocates in society, but they need to be tutored in "Why French?"—why the language and culture matter. The presenter will propose a method for doing this. Handouts.


S311: Kieslowski's Secular Trinity: Bleu/Blanc/Rouge

Intervenante: Daphne McConnell, Benedictine College (KS)

Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski employs the iconic symbolism of the French secular state, the tricolor Bleu/Blanc/Rouge, to examine questions of faith and human destiny in his trilogy bearing the same title. The films engage with the parallels between democracy and faith rather than their opposition in examining human existence.


S312: La Sexualité dans les romans des écrivaines noires africaines: pouvoir ou subversion?

Intervenante: Ena Vulor, Marietta College (OH)

L’intervenante mettra en valeur les rapports entre la sexualité et l’écriture chez les femmes noires africaines telles que Ken Bugul, Mariama Bâ et Calixthe Beyala. En examinant de près les personnages principaux–des femmes–mis en scènes par ces auteurs, elle établira les procédés à travers lesquels chacune d’elles parvient à une prise de conscience de soi, à savoir une analyse de soi qui acquiert des dimensions de critique sociale et politique dans un contexte postcolonial.


S313: Mapping Maran: From Martinique to Montparnasse

Intervenante: Marion E. Hines, Howard University (DC)

René Maran (1887-1960) became the accidental catalyst for the conceptualization of Afro-Francophone literature with the publication of Batoula. In the forty-five years since his death, Maran and his appreciable body of work have become obscure literary references. The presenter will map Maran's difficult odyssey.


C314: FLES* Works, New Trends in FLES*

Intervenantes: Harriet Saxon, Montclair State University (NJ), Présidente de la commission, Judy Charudattan, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School/University of Florida, Jacqueline Friedman, Horace Mann School (NY), et Lena Lucietto, Isidore Newman School (LA)

Members of the AATF FLES* Commission will present new ideas and activities for pre-school/middle school French classes based on the content-based and student-centered classroom. The session will include creative ideas for teaching in the inclusive classroom and teaching to special learners.


C315: Aspects de la France contemporaine


L’Égalité des chances au sein du système éducatif français

Intervenante: Marie-Christine Koop, University of North Texas, Présidente de l'AATF

L’une des priorités du ministère de l’Éducation nationale est de promouvoir l’égalité des chances au sein du système éducatif. Cette communication présentera un aperçu des mesures et initiatives récentes qui ont été prises en ce qui concerne la démocratisation des études, l’aide aux handicapés et l’égalité des sexes.


Un problème croissant: le cas actuel de l'obésité en France

Intervenante: Rosalie Vermette, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

L’intervenante proposera une étude d'un problème inquiétant pour le monde médical et pour le gouvernement en France actuellement, l'obésité. Son objectif est de rassembler les données sur les origines et les conséquences de ce surpoids maladif et d'examiner l'envergure du problème ainsi que l'implication de la mondialisation dans l'affaire.


S316: Journal Writing in the French Class: A Step Toward Globalization of the Curriculum

Intervenantes: Rita Oleksak, Glastonbury Public Schools (CT), Présidente d'ACTFL, et Adina Alexandru, Glastonbury Public Schools (CT)

Is it possible to challenge how traditional education defines the roles of teachers and students in the French class? The presenters strongly believe so! Participants will look at how journal writing in the French class can be used to incorporate on-line writing, foreign exchange experiences, and help students identify themselves as citizens of the world.


S317: Between Two Worlds: The Life and Works of Victor Séjour

Intervenante: Mary Anne Garnett, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The presenter will explore how the nineteenth-century playwright Victor Séjour, a Creole of color born in New Orleans in 1817, portrays characters caught between “two worlds” and victims of racial and religious prejudice. Participants will receive an activity packet including resources and suggestions for teaching Séjour’s works.


S320: Games as Effective Activities in the Foreign Language Classroom

Intervenante: Stacey Ayotte, University of Montevallo (AL)

In addition to bringing variety into the foreign language classroom, games are effective activities that can be used to reinforce learning skills (writing, speaking, listening, reading). This presentation will include a justification for game use and examples of group games and individual games.


S321: An Old Dog with New Tricks: Keep Your Imagination Stimulated, and Your Students' Creative Work Will Follow! Language Loves Art

Intervenante: Toby Rivkin, Roland Park Country School (MD)

Teachers will think, feel, imagine, travel, and create in French. Students engage in French through music, film, dance, sketching, and writing. Class becomes interesting. Incorporate traditional grammar and literature into the art lesson, and secretly fool the students into using French to dance, make art, and listen to music.


S322: From Pepé Le Pew to Bart Simpson: American Cartoons Satirize the French

Intervenante: Clara Orban, DePaul University (IL)

The presenter will contrast Pepé Le Pew cartoons to The Simpsons. Pepé spoofed the French as Latin lovers and adventurers. The Simpsons instead characterizes the French as cowards or obsessed pleasure seekers. The evolution of the French stereotype as viewed in cartoons reflects the changing American vision of the French.


S323: Lecteurs, en scène! la stratégie artistique du «tableau» au service du texte narratif

Intervenante: Françoise Rolland, Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio

Contes, fables et nouvelles prennent sens et vie lorsque les lecteurs devenus acteurs mettent en scène le texte par une série de «tableaux». Cette stratégie artistique, déjà utilisée dans l’enseignement primaire (L1), facilite l’apprentissage de la lecture du texte narratif dans toutes les langues.


S327: The Power of Algerian Patriotism and Mother Love in Yamina Mechakra’s La Grotte éclatée and Arris

Intervenante: Helynne Hansen, Western State College of Colorado

Yamina Mechakra reveals in novels La Grotte éclatée (1979) and Arris (1986) the passion of the Algerian people through emotional accounts of families separated through war and poverty (1955-1962) and the post-colonial period. The presenter will highlight quotations and themes from each novel and will invite discussion.


S330: Délivre de bête rouge et fesses de moiselle: Figurative Language in Louisiana French

Intervenante: Amanda LaFleur, Louisiana State University

The presenter will explore Cajun French figurative language, the poetry of everyday communication that provides a vehicle for expressing subtleties that individual words or literal phrases lack. Louisiana climate, traditional work, religion, and folkways combine with linguistic relics from Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean to create the distinctive folk metaphor of Cajun French. Material for this presentation is based upon research for Tonnerre mes chiens: A Glossary of Louisiana French Figures of Speech, a selection of the 2007 AATF Book Club.


S331: Qui êtes-vous? Deux projets qui placent l'étudiant devant la classe

Intervenante: Deborah Stout, Cambridge High School/Ohio University

Qui êtes-vous? Le format pour deux projets: (1) un projet sur les artistes en France au dix-neuvième et au début du vingtième siècles et (2) un projet qui explore la vie des Francophones célèbres pour l'étudiant de français intermédiaire. L'étudiant assume l'identité de l'autre personne et raconte sa vie à la première personne à travers les questions du projet.


S332: Pen-pal/E-pal Partnerships: Providing Access to the Francophone World

Intervenantes: Madeline Turan, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour l'agglomération de New York, et Sarah Jourdain, Stony Brook University (NY), Paula DeFilippo, Sachem East High School (NY)

The presenters will provide (1) a rationale for establishing pen-pal/e-pal partnerships; (2) guidelines for fostering effective partnerships; (3) a first-person account of a successful partnership which has led to rewarding cultural exchanges; (4) resources for finding partner teachers, and (5) a forum for questions regarding cultural exchanges with the Francophone world.


E334: Découvrez la Francophonie torontoise

Intervenante: Louise Lewin, Glendon College, York University (Canada)

L'intervenante vous fera découvrir qu' il est possible d'étudier et de vivre en français et en anglais à Toronto, en Ontario. Elle commencera par décrire les possibilités d'étudier au niveau universitaire dans les deux langues et terminera par parler de la vie sociale, communautaire, culturelle et artistique francophone.


S335: Broadening the Horizons of the French Classroom Through Technology

Intervenantes: Elizabeth Pinney, Marcia Pastorek et Carol Newman, Louise S. McGehee School (LA)

The presenters will outline the steps necessary to set up a blog site and demonstrate how they have used blogging to enhance writing skills and to communicate with classrooms in France. Other topics will include communicating through video e-mail, video conferencing, and podcasts.


S336: Ask le Grand Concours

Intervenante: Janet Wohlers, Administratrice du Grand Concours, Chapitre du Massachusetts de l'est

Over 104,000 students participated in Le Grand Concours 2007. Come learn how participating in Le Grand Concours can motivate your students. In this interactive session, we will tell you how to enroll your students, how to prepare them for the Concours, give suggestions to recognize student achievement to build excitement into your programs, and answer any questions you may have. We will also raffle some review materials and a few surprises.


C337: Stuck in the Middle: How Community Colleges Bridge the Gap Between High Schools and Transfer Institutions

Animatrice: Denise McCracken, Saint Charles Community College (MO), Présidente de la commission

Community Colleges must serve the needs of their local high school dual enrollment students and graduates as well as prepare these students to meet language requirements at their future transfer institutions. In addition, the community college is dependant on these very schools to maintain a viable language program. This Meeting of the AATF Commission on Community Colleges will present various strategies for articulating with both high schools and four-year colleges and will invite the audience to share successful experiences in meeting these diverse challenges.


S340: Lafayette: vie et légende

Intervenantes: Margot Steinhart, Northwestern University, Présidente honoraire de l'AATF, et

, Northwestern University (IL)

Le 6 septembre, date du 250e anniversaire de Lafayette, offre une occasion unique de se souvenir des liens qui unissent la France et l’Amérique. Pour aider à commémorer la naissance de ce héros, les intervenantes examineront sa signification historique et révèleront des aspects peu connus de ce personnage légendaire. Avec dossier pédagogique


S341: Nonverbal Communication: What You See Is What You Get...Or Maybe Not!

Intervenants: Christopher Pinet, Montana State University, Bozeman, Rédacteur en chef de la French Review, et Bernard Petit, Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Nonverbal communication: a secret elaborate code, written nowhere, known by none, understood by all. After screening Laurence Wylie's irreverent film Gestes, the presenters will demonstrate–irreverently–the intricacies of French nonverbal behavior, including greeting, social distance, the smile, and more. Lots of fun and also...a whole lot of truth!


S342: Comment s'amuser en faisant de la sylistique comparée?

Intervenante: Brigitte Debord, Colorado Academy

L’intervenante présentera des méthodes pour passer facilement d’une langue à l’autre et des exercices amusants sur les nuances de sens, histoire des mots, correspondances grammaticales et néologismes. Des idées de leçons et des exercices pour les classes de niveau avancé seront distribués.


S343: Une histoire vraie que l'histoire a oubliée

Intervenantes: Saralee Peccolo-Taylor, Powell High School (TN), et Meredith Peccolo, Webb School (TN)

Through the film, Joyeux Noël, participants will meet a Scottish priest, a French lieutenant, an exceptional German tenor, and a Danish soprano. Participants will learn of the remarkable Christmas in 1914 where peace and fraternity reigned. Participants will enjoy movie clips with a multitude of teaching ideas for the French classroom and interdisciplinary activities.


S344: Le Grand Dérangement à travers les contes folkloriques acadiens

Intervenante: Alice Cataldi, University of Delaware, Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour le Moyen-Atlantique

Des contes folkloriques, des comptines et des sketchs font revivre l’histoire des Acadiens dans les cours de français. Les apprenants participent avec enthousiasme à des activités qui fournissent un contexte idéal pour l’apprentissage de faits historiques ainsi que pour l’acquisition de compétences linguistiques et culturelles.


S345: Ma première visite en Belgique en 2008

Intervenant: Gregg Siewert, Truman State University (MO), Délégué régional de l'AATF pour le Centre-ouest

La Belgique 101–Tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur la Belgique (ou presque) pour bien profiter de son congrès AATF en 2008


S346: Cajun French Goes to College: Teaching a Heritage Dialect in the Shadow of the Ivory Tower

Intervenante: Amanda LaFleur, Louisiana State University

Heritage language instruction presents numerous challenges, particularly when the language taught exhibits significant geographical and intergenerational variation, lacks a codified norm, and has been historically marginalized. The presenter will explore both the theoretical and practical issues faced when Louisiana State University instituted Cajun French courses in 1998. Discussion will include linguistics instruction in the curriculum, the changing role of the instructor, bridging with “standard French,” and connecting to the community.


S347: How to Teach AP French Literature in a Communicative Way

Intervenante: Anne Jensen, Gunn High School (CA), Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour le Pacifique

A French literature class can be interactive and relevant to students when taught in a communicative and interactive way. The presenter will focus on how to teach the AP French literature list as well as other literary works through the use of reader's theater, skits, oral presentations, open-ended discussions, and dramatic interpretations. Participants will receive samples of unit plans, supplementary materials, and resources.


C348: Working Session of the AATF Commission on Colleges and Universities

Animatrice: Patricia Cummins, Virginia Commonwealth University, Présidente de la commission

Members of the commission will consider recent updates on the national LinguaFolio pilot programs. Information about the process of validation by the Council of Europe and other updates from the February 2007 meetings of the Council of Europe’s Language Policy Division will be provided. Plans to work with other professional organizations, government agencies, European government representatives and testing groups, and other stakeholders will be explored. Next steps in the LinguaFolio pilot projects will be planned. New members welcome.


S350: Les femmes de la Nouvelle-France: un exemple de module d’enseignement intégrant contenu et langue aux niveaux intermédaire/avancé

Intervenante: Marie-Christine Massé, Drew University (NJ)

Présentation d’un module culturel sur le rôle des femmes dans l’histoire de la Nouvelle-France. Ce module est présenté comme un modèle d’enseignement du contenu à travers une langue étrangère. Les participants recevront un dossier pédagogique détaillant la construction du module et présentant des idées d’implémentation d’autres modules répondant à cette approche pédagogique.


S351: Photo Genesis: Students Using Language Through Photo Journals

Intervenante: Jacki Williams-Jones, Flintridge Preparatory School (CA)

Get students into the writing mood by the use of photo journals, made by taking digital photos and writing stories to match. The presenter will show examples done by her students based on the same set of photos. Learn the techniques to create lessons to suit your students!


S352: L'Impact du film en cours de littérature francophone

Intervenante: Martine Boumtje, Southern Arkansas University

Le film semble être un outil essentiel en cours de littérature francophone pour permettre aux étudiants de mieux percevoir la réalité qui leur est présentée dans le roman, le théâtre ou la poésie. C’est un instrument doté d’un double pouvoir de communication à travers les images et le texte, ce qui constitue un avantage aussi bien pour l’enseignant que pour l’étudiant grâce aux rapports établis entre la réalité (l’image) et le texte.


S353: Using Free Authentic Materials to Teach French

Intervenante: Jennifer Bonn, Kennesaw University/Mount Paran Christian (GA) L’intervenante discutera les ressources disponibles pour enseigner le français avec les sources françaises, les magazines, les journaux, les sites Internet et ce que les consulats peuvent offrir. Elle montrera aussi des exemples de l’utilisation de ces ressources.


S354: Pepé Le Pew and the Evolution of French Stereotypes in American Pop Culture: The “Franco-Phony” of la Francophonie

Intervenant: Scott Sheridan, Illinois Wesleyan University

The Warner Brothers cartoon character Pepé Le Pew occupies a unique position within the history of the American pop culture’s stereotyping of the French. The presenter will examine several clips in order to illustrate how the evolution of this would-be icon spoofed Americans’ view of the French as sophisticated and suave.


S355: Building Speaking and Writing Skills

Intervenante: Susanna Ehrmann, School of the Woods (TX)

For use in any language, this technique for building speaking and/or writing skills combines ready-made resources with student interest and ability levels. This is a class simulation presentation. Participants will leave with a new teaching technique.


S356: Approaches to Teaching Early Modern Women Writers: The Case of Marguerite de Navarre's Heptaméron

Intervenante: Dora E. Polachek, Binghamton University (NY)

By focusing on the Heptaméron, the presenter will offer suggestions for syllabus construction and provide proven strategies for facilitating student interest, discussion, and writing. She will show how these kinds of pedagogical techniques can be used to introduce students to the works of other early modern women writers.


S357: Ravines du devant-jour, une autobiographie postcoloniale

Intervenant: Arnaud Perret, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ravines du devant-jour, qui traite de l’enfance de Raphaël Confiant, semble apparentée au genre autobiographique. Cependant, en confrontant le texte au cadre théorique du genre, on peut observer que les digressions choisies à la définition générique mettent en valeur l’aliénation du protagoniste ainsi que les contradictions endémiques d’une société créole.


W358: Developing a Semester-Long Module on/Virtual Odyssey to Cameroon: Francophone Africa at its Best

Intervenant: Daniel Noren, Ferris State University (MI)

Cameroon, a former French colony also known as “Africa in Miniature,” with over 200 ethnic groups and covering geographical areas of semi-arid to near desert terrain, to lush mountain highlands and lowland tropical rainforests, represents a laboratory for a mind-opening odyssey in diversity. Hands-on materials that can be used in the classroom will not only result in a deeper appreciation and acquisition of the French language by students but will also engage them in the life-long adventure of becoming “world citizens,” in the tradition of Michel de Montaigne. (pré-inscription obligatoire)


C360: Blog, Podcast, and Wiki Projects for French Classes

Intervenantes: Lara Lomicka Anderson, University of South Carolina, Présidente de la commission, et Gail Corder, Trinity Valley School (TX)

The presenters will introduce participants to blogs, podcasting, and wiki projects and demonstrate their successful incorporation into French instruction. One presenter will show examples of blogs and podcasts that target interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication. The other presenter will demonstrate different wiki projects for French students. Detailed handouts included.


S361: L'exploitation de films québécois dans un cours de français langue seconde: C.R.A.Z.Y et la Grande Séduction

Intervenantes: Marilyn Lambert-Drache, York University (Canada), et Loretta Hyrat, English and French Language Centre, McGill University (Canada)

Les intervenantes donneront des exemples d’exploitation de films québécois dans un cours de français langue seconde (niveaux intermédiaire/avancé). L’exploitation des films développe des aspects linguistiques et culturels pertinents. Elle se présente sous la forme d’activités pédagogiques organisées en modules d’exercices qui seront éventuellement accessibles en ligne.


S362: Teaching Tolerance: Using Media to Bring Multiple Perspectives to the High School French Class

Intervenantes: Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz, Carl Schurz High School (IL), Kimberly Gray, Benito Juarez High School (IL), et Nitya Viswanath, Roosevelt High School (IL)

The presenters will share ideas for using film, poetry, and other materials to teach tolerance in the French class. As globalization becomes a way of life, we need to encourage students to interact more positively with people who are different from themselves. Participants will also discuss and share their own ideas.


E363: Supplementing Classroom Language Training with Complete Immersion in Belgium

Intervenantes: Annette Labeeuw, Belgium Tourist Office, et Charlotte Neve, CERAN Lingua (Belgique)

Un an avant le congrès de l'AATF à Liège en juillet 2008, les intervenantes présenteront la Belgique, ses principaux attraits et sites touristiques. Elles vous parleront également des Belges, de la culture belge et des particularités du français tel qu’il est parlé en Belgique.


S364: La Présence française en Illinois

Intervenant: Todd Bowen, Barrington High School (IL)

Illinois is marked by a strong French presence since its exploration by the French in the 18th century from la Nouvelle-France to “Paris on the Prairie.” Explore these connections via a PowerPoint presentation and suggestions to help students appreciate our French roots.


S365: Louisiana Lagniappe

Intervenante: Terri Hammatt, Louisiana Department of Education

The presenter will provide an overview of Louisiana's French programs, pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The presentation will include historical background, types of programs (FLES, immersion, and secondary), Louisiana Department of Education support of programs, community and political support, research, available resources, and program challenges.


S366: L'Année 1913: introduction au modernisme

Intervenant: Laurent Dechéry, Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)

L’intervenant présentera le modernisme en peinture, en musique et en poésie tel qu’il se jouait en 1913. Le conférencier fera le lien entre des arts différents et un contexte scientifique, politique et social, et dégagera la nature du modernisme comme simultanéité. Il donnera aussi des idées de discussion, de devoirs ou d’exercices. Pour niveau avancé ou universitaire.


S367: Liberty versus Equality: French Perspectives on La Fayette's Legacy

Intervenant: Serge Bokobza, University of Alabama at Birmingham

For many Americans, La Fayette illustrates the bond and friendship between France and the U.S. But if we know of the long-lasting gratitude of the American people toward the young aristocrat, what do the French think of the “Hero of Two Worlds?” The presenter will examine and explain the judgment of the French, today and yesterday, toward a man they nicknamed “The Great Citizen.”


S371: La musique de Mes Aïeux

Intervenants: David Graham, Clinton Community College (NY), Délégué régional de l'AATF pour l'état de New York, et Madeline Turan, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour l'agglomération de New York

In December 2006 the group Mes Aïeux had the number one and number two songs on the Quebec music charts. The presenters will suggest ways teachers can use the eclectic, festive music from their new CD/DVD recording in the classroom. The group has graciously agreed to supply the CD/DVD at list price to all who are interested.


S372: Le cinéma va à l'école

Intervenante: Angela Elsey, University of California Santa Cruz

Présentation et discussion des principes et de la pratique de l'emploi de clips de films français et francophones dans des cours de tous niveaux. C'est une façon vivante de présenter la langue française et les cultures francophones et d'enrichir l'étude de textes littéraires.


S374: L'Affaire Gagnon in Film and Print

Intervenant: Kenneth Gordon, Winthrop University (SC)

The story of Aurore Gagnon, a victim of child abuse in early twentieth-century Quebec, has been the subject of both books and video. The presenter will offer an overview of the recent Québécois film, Aurore, and material for further study of this compelling moment in the history of Quebec.


S375: Broadening the Framework of Your Curriculum with the Help of a Local Art Museum

Intervenantes: Gale Munson, Shenendehowa High School East (NY), et Danielle Steinmann, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (MA)

A French teacher and a museum educator will present an innovative program which combines a museum exchange involving the Musée Fabre in Montpellier, France and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA and local high school language classes using works of art as inspiration for conversation and written activities.


S376: Intégration de la dynamique multiculturelle dans un enseignement de L2 en ligne

Intervenante: Aline Germain-Rutherford, Middlebury College (VT)

L’impact de la multiplication des cours en ligne sur la composition démographique des classes amène les notions de multiculturalité et de globalisation au cœur des préoccupations curriculaires. L’intervenante présentera un e-module de formation pédagogique sur l’intégration de la dynamique multiculturelle dans un enseignement de L2 en ligne (projet financé par une bourse de l'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie).


S377: Creative Testing

Intervenantes: E. Nicole Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, et Katherine Kolb, Southeastern Louisiana University

Interested in new ideas for oral testing, quizzes, and exams? Curious about placement tests—how they work, what's new? The presenters will discuss (1) effective, efficient, enjoyable oral testing; (2) simple, student-friendly techniques for administering quizzes and exams; and (3) the latest in technologies of placement testing. Handouts.


S410: Uncle Jasper's Virtual Trip to Paris

Intervenante: Jane Rauschenberg, Logan-Hocking Middle School (OH)

“Uncle Jasper is paying for you to go to Paris.” That’s the hook that starts us off. Students find flights and hotels, research tourist destinations, send a postcard, and prepare a scrapbook of their trip. Participants will receive a unit outline and examples of handouts, worksheets, and rubrics.


S411: Using Internet-Based Resources to Support International Exchanges

Intervenant: Casey Black, Northern State University (SD)

L’intervenant présentera les efforts collaboratifs basés sur l'emploi des services bien connus tels que FaceBook et employés par des étudiants et des professeurs des lycées et des universités du Dakota du Sud avec leurs homologues au Lycée Privé Saint Joseph à Saint-Martin-Boulogne et à l'Université de Perm dans la Fédération russe.


S412: Beyond the Basics of Language: Getting Students to Reflect On and Engage in Active Communication

Intervenante: Lynne Gylani, Tennessee Wesleyan College

With enhanced communication skills and a sensitivity to cultural and communication differences, students are more effective communicators and ambassadors for their own culture. These activities encourage students to express their identity, individuality, and strengths with an increased sense of the obstacles to communication while actively engaged in learning the language.


S413: Teaching French Pronunciation

Intervenante: Ariane Day, Eastern Tennessee State University University School

The speaker will present the findings of an action-research project that investigated the effectiveness of different methods of teaching French pronunciation. She will present the reasons for the research, the methods used, the different teaching strategies used and the results. Participants are welcome to share their experiences.


S414: Get them Talking with Socratic Seminars

Intervenante: Deborah Humbert, Cleveland Heights High School (OH)

Want another way to make your students talk? Use Socratic seminars. Preparation ideas, guidelines for conducting the seminar, and student participation as well as follow up activities will be modeled. Examples of texts to use and samples of questions will be given.


W415: Member Recruitment Workshop

Intervenants: William Thompson, University of Memphis, Vice-Président de l'AATF, Jean-Pierre Berwald, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Délégué régional de l'AATF pour la Nouvelle-Angleterre, et Alice Cataldi, University of Delaware, Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour le Moyen-Atlantique

Chapter presidents, officers, and interested AATF members are encouraged to attend this workshop on strategies for recruiting new AATF members. How can individual chapters increase their membership? What do new and current French teachers who are not members need to know about the benefits of AATF membership? Become an ambassador for the AATF.


S420: Le rôle de la communication non-verbale dans les triangles de Marguerite Duras

Intervenante: Mary Theis, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

étant donné que la communication non-verbale joue un rôle central dans la communication, on ne doit pas s'étonner que les mouvements du corps et le regard puissent servir de clés à une nouvelle lecture des triangles dans Le Ravissement De Lol V. Stein, Agatha et d'autres ouvrages de Marguerite Duras. Lisons ensemble ce langage!


S421: Encounters with America: French Perspectives on the New World from Early Explorers to Contemporary Visitors

Intervenante: Judy Schaneman, Westminster College (MO)

The presenter will describe a college course which examines writings by French visitors to North America from explorers' early encounters with the New World to recent reflections on life in the U.S. Its interdisciplinary approach focuses on the complex cultural dimensions that have distinguished Franco-American relations over time.


S422: Idea Exchange: French as a Heritage Language

Intervenante: Julia Schulz, LanguageRevival.com (ME)

What better place than Baton Rouge, Louisiana to discuss French as a heritage language? The presenter will explore this idea and its target community, including students whose only link is a French family name and those whose families have more recently emigrated from Francophone countries in Africa, the Caribbean, or Europe.


S423: Building Cross-Cultural Competency for Study Abroad with Diversity Exploration

Intervenante: Gay Rawson, Concordia College (ND)

This interactive session will present diversity exploration games and techniques used to prepare students to study abroad. Applicable in a variety of situations, these techniques build cross-cultural and intercultural competencies and serve as team building exercises. An important step to cross-culturally competent students and travelers!


S424: Majid El Houssi: la mémoire métisse; espace narratif et identité plurielle

Intervenante: Evelyne Bornier, Southeastern Louisiana University

L'intervenante parlera du dernier roman de Majid El Houssi, Une Journée à Palerme (2004). Elle examinera comment l'auteur, d'origine tunisienne mais résidant en Italie depuis le début des années soixante, réagit face à l'ambiguïté de sa position en tant qu'immigré maghrébin en terre sicilienne. Elle examinera dans quelle mesure l'écriture devient une passerelle entre des cultures à la fois opposées mais dont le passé historique, économique, politique et intellectuel s'entrecroise fortement avec celui de son pays d'origine.


S430: Stratégies de lecture pour Moderato Cantabile

Intervenante: Christine Renaudin, Sonoma State University (CA)

L’intervenante présentera des stratégies de lecture pour le roman de Marguerite Duras, Moderato Cantabile, récemment ajouté au programme de littérature française de l'examen AP (Advanced Placement). Elle s'adressera donc tout particulièrement, mais certainement pas exclusivement, aux professeurs de lycée qui préparent leurs élèves à cet examen.


S431: The Terrorist Mind, Then and Now: Antoine De St. Exupéry's Barcelona and Madrid and Solutions from the Spanish Civil War

Intervenante: Chantal Roussel-Zuazu, University of Texas, Tyler Antoine de St. Exupéry, author of The Little Prince, was also a philosopher. One of his texts was overlooked for the analysis of the characteristics of the terrorist mind and a proposal of philosophical solutions to the problem of terrorism in the world. Some of Herbert Marcuse's theories have been used in this research presentation in support of St. Exupéry's analysis and proposed solutions.


S433: Developing Proficiency Using Task-Based Cultural Content

Intervenante: Marni Geist, Defense Language Institute (CA)

Venez voir comment on peut améliorer les compétences linguistiques à travers l'étude interactive du monde francophone. On découvrira des stratégies pédagogiques créatives et on partira avec des idées concrètes, y compris des méthodes d’évaluation. Cette intervention a été conçue pour tous les niveaux et tous les âges.

Created: March 26, 2007
Last update: November 27, 2013