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85e Congrès annuel de l'AATF
du 5 au 8 juillet 2012, Chicago, Illinois

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W101: The AP French Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines Explained with Student Samples

Intervenante: Deanna L. Scheffer, St. John's Country Day School (FL)

This workshop will focus on how to apply the AP French Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines for Free Response Questions to student samples from the 2012 Reading. The presenter will explain the task and the scoring guidelines. Next, she will demonstrate how they were used to assess the presentational writing task. Brief overviews of student samples for the interpersonal speaking and writing tasks, as well as the presentational speaking task, will also be discussed. Participants will practice applying the rubrics to some samples themselves.


W102: Les Chansons en classe

Intervenante: Nora K. Kelting, Newton High School (KS)

L'intervenante présentera les chansons qu'elle utilise dans ses cours, commençant avec les débutants et continuant jusqu'aux niveaux avancés. Elle montrera comment et pourquoi utiliser la musique en classe. Les participants recevront une liste de 70 chansons organisées par artiste et concept grammatical et les paroles d'une quarantaine. De plus, ils écouteront entre 20-25 chansons, dont la plupart sont disponibles sur Internet. L'intervenante donnera plusieurs idées pour engager les élèves à reconnaître et à produire du bon français.


S103: French Heritage Sites in the Midwest Today

Intervenants: Dennis Stroughmatt, musicien-chanteur, Jim Baker, Historic Site Administrator for the Felix Vallé House State Historic Site, et William Thompson, University of Memphis (TN)

The panelists will provide an overview and specific discussion of French heritage sites in the Midwest. Based on their personal voyages of discovery of the rich French legacy in "la Louisiane" and beyond, they will describe current efforts to preserve and promote these invaluable resources.


E104: African-American History in Paris: An Endless Source of Inspiration and Learning

Intervenante: Julia Browne, Walking the Spirit Tours of Black Paris

The cultural exchange between Black America and France is very rich and thought-provoking. For 200 years, African Americans have found new and unheard opportunities in Paris. From Sally Hemings to artist Henry O.Tanner, WEB Dubois to Langston Hughes, Josephine Baker to Miles Davis. This dynamic multimedia presentation illustrates how their inspiring and challenging experiences can be brought alive for students of all ages. Methods of engagement will be discussed using images, music, and existing short videos.


S105: L'Immeuble

Intervenante: Madeline Turan, Stony Brook University (NY), Vice-Présidente de l'AATF

A global simulation project that encourages students to function in all four language skills. Based upon the book by Francis Debyser, students of all levels are challenged to create a community in which they need to perform in French. The presenter has used this project at all levels from middle school through intermediate French at the university level. Ways to modify the concept will be demonstrated, and examples of materials will be provided.


E106: Rédiger un texte académique en français: Developing Advanced Writing Skills

Intervenant: Alan D. Savage, Wheaton College (IL)

The manual, Rédiger un texte académique en français, describes in simple terms the essential tools needed to write academic texts in French. It focuses on the structures and expressions students use incorrectly or awkwardly and those they never use but should. It explains the specific characteristics of these structures and expressions and what distinguishes them one from another. The manual proposes a set of rules to follow in order to avoid grammatical errors, to respect stylistics typical of academic writing, and to produce coherent and well-argued texts at an advanced level.


S107: Communicative Activities that Engage Learners

Intervenante: Genedi Didier Shamburger, Woodlawn High School (LA)

Learn dozens of verbal activities guaranteed to boost your students' communicative competence! Students will have fun practicing French vocabulary and grammar via motivating and meaningful games and role play activities that often trigger hilarious results. Detailed descriptions of all activities and links to relevant Web sites, realia, visual and textual references, and video/music clips ready for immediate use will be provided. Pair and group interaction/participation will be expected of all attendees! Presentation in French and English.


S108: Effective Techniques for Using Smartboards, Laptops, and iPads to Teach French brevet and Baccalaureate Curricula

Intervenant: Adam Steg, Miami Dade County Public Schoools

The presenter wil describe effective techniques for using Smartboards, laptops, and iPads to teach French brevet and baccalaureate curricula. Emphasis will be placed on practical techniques using readily available resources and technology. PowerPoint illustration of screenshots and appropriate content will be included. Links to useful sites will be distributed.


W109: Assess For Success: A CSCTFL (Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Workshop

Intervenants: Linda C. Atwood, Crown Point High School (IN), et Ricky Michael Baron, River Forest High School (IN)

Yes, you can! You can develop assessments that provide evidence of how well students can use the language and show how much students can do. You can develop a standards-based curriculum anchored on performance with both summative and formative assessments. Participants in this condensed workshop will walk away with hands-on experience and practical guidelines which will enable them to begin a transformational journey toward student-centered assessments. Please bring a USB drive or computer to upload all documents.


S110: About the AATF

Intervenantes: Ann Sunderland, Truman High School (MO), Présidente de l'AATF, Jayne Abrate, Secrétaire générale de l'AATF (IL), et Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, Chestnut Hill College (PA), Présidente-élue de l'AATF

This session is intended for new and not-so-new AATF members who would like to learn about the full range of benefits of AATF membership.


S113: Programmatic Assessment and Strategic Planning for Your Undergraduate French Program

Intervenante: Catherine F. Daniélou, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour le Sud-est

Higher education is undergoing profound systemic changes, ranging from dwindling state appropriations, job market fluctuations, financial constraints, the changing nature of information access, and accreditation agencies making assessment an institutional priority. The presenter will address these issues in the context of advocacy, strategic planning, and programmatic assessment in order to help analyze educational goals and assessment of academic achievement. Questions we will address include: How can you assess programmatic advancement? What measurable objectives can you select for your academic program?


E114: Les Signes identitaires: en travaux!

Intervenant: Jordi Franck Teillard, Concordia Language Villages (MN)

Pour exprimer les valeurs qui leur sont propres, pour évoquer le passé douloureux du pays, la plupart des sociétés humaines ont choisi des symboles pour signifier leur particularisme et leur appartenance à une communauté. La Nouvelle-Calédonie est l'une des rares entités dans le monde qui n'en possède pas encore. Il a fallu l'avènement de l'Accord de Nouméa en 1998, pour que l'on prévoie de doter la Nouvelle-Calédonie de signes identitaires. Plus de dix ans après sa signature, le processus de leur définition n'est pas achevé et leur mise en oeuvre est loin d'être réglée.


S115: L'Autobiographie

Intervenante: Dulce M. Goldenberg, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (FL)

L'autobiographie est un genre littéraire dans lequel l'auteur, qui est en même temps le narrateur, raconte sa vie. Cet ouvrage intime permet au lecteur de connaître l'écrivain et mieux comprendre son oeuvre. La présentatrice proposera quatre extraits de textes autobiographiques signés par des auteurs francophones.


E116: Les Clés d’un voyage scolaire réussi en France

Intervenant: Jean-François Pouget, ATOUT FRANCE

Les jeunes étudiants, au même titre que les enseignants, sont intéressés par une large variété de secteurs et de filières. Pour répondre à cette demande, la France (qui a une des plus anciennes traditions en Europe pour l'accueil et le voyage des jeunes) dispose d'une offre très diversifiée. Que ce soit en matière de culture, de mode, d'activités, elle offre au jeune visiteur la possibilité de vivre une multitude d'expériences dans un périmètre géographique limité et bénéficie d'un réseau de transport très efficace qui favorise la mobilité.


S117: Ste. Genevieve’s Architectural Roots: Highlights from the Pays d'Auge and Quebec

Intervenant: Jim Baker, Historic Site Administrator for the Felix Vallé House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve (MO)

The presenter will trace the origins of the 18th-century French colonial architectural styles found in Ste. Genevieve to a region of Normandy known as the Pays d'Auge. This building style is later found throughout much of Quebec and ultimately develops into the style identified in the mid-Mississippi River Valley. Many of Ste. Genevieve's National Historic Landmark buildings are discussed, along with the surviving remnants of its French colonial cultural identity still recognized today.


S118: The World In Your Pocket!

Intervenante: Melinda M. Larson-Horne, Pewaukee High School (WI)

Technology has become portable, allowing learning to occur anywhere, any time. Students read, write, create, collaborate, research, and practice. Mobile devices can help motivate reluctant learners, support struggling learners, and challenge advanced learners.


S202: Cajun Country

Intervenante: Shannon Swann, University High School of Indiana

Teaching students about culture in the classroom is never as exciting as experiencing it firsthand, but sometimes costs can be prohibitive. In January 2012, the presenter developed and taught a three-week seminar on Cajun culture for a group of high school French students. Following two weeks of intensive study, the group traveled to Louisiana, where they were met with warmth and enthusiasm by Cajun hosts and had the unforgettable experience of learning in depth about an amazing American subculture and experiencing a small part of the diversity that exists in the French-speaking world. Come learn about how to create a culture class from scratch and put together a reasonably-priced program for your students, including tips on setting a budget, arranging an itinerary, and developing a curriculum.


S203: D'Astérix à Zidane: la culture populaire française dans les cours avancés

Intervenante: Marie-Christine Massé, The New School (NY)

La culture populaire française est une prodigieuse ressource pour attirer les étudiants qui tournent le dos aux cours de littérature. Un cours sur la culture populaire permet d'aborder des aspects attrayants et accessibles de la culture française comme le sport, la publicité, la gastronomie, la mode, la musique et les médias. Il offre aussi un moyen d'inclure les aspects traditionnellement abordés dans les cours avancés tels que la langue, l'histoire, l'art, la littérature, et même des écrits théoriques débouchant sur une sociologie de la culture populaire.


S204: Concours oral

Intervenant: Justin C. Frieman, Chapitre AATF du Wisconsin

For over 35 years, the Wisconsin AATF Chapter has run a Concours oral for students of French. This forensic-type event has students competing in poetry, extemporaneous prose, extemporaneous conversation, group interpretation, and group acting. The presenter will demonstrate the how-tos of hosting, coaching, and judging the competition.


S205: Élèves de «AP French Language and Culture» comme «glaneurs»: leçons tirées du film Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse par Agnès Varda

Intervenante: Elizabeth R. Atkins, Portledge School (NY)

All six of the AP French Language and Culture Exam's themes are present in Agnès Varda's brilliant documentary film, Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000). Attention will be given not only to each of the themes but also to the act of gleaning itself and to how students should become "gleaners'" as they approach the AP exam. The structure of the AP exam will be addressed as we review specific classroom activities and assignments that can be used in connection with the film to prepare students to perform tasks similar to those required by the exam. Presentation in French.


E206: Rockin' Music in the French Classroom

Intervenante: Cindy S. Tracy, World of Reading, Ltd.

This session is for teachers who want to have fun! Use and create songs that incorporate popular styles of music from rap and club dance to rock and blues to cover specific grammatical and thematic structures in your French classroom. Get your students singing, dancing, and inductively learning verbs, pronouns, and much more with music from étienne, Madame Fifi, Putumayo, and others. The presenter will share exciting songs and ideas that you will be able to use the day after the workshop. Get a preview at www.wor.com.


S207: La Belgique, ça fait parler les jeunes

Intervenante: Luciana Jeler, Chapitre AATF de Détroit (MI)

Présentation d'un module consacré à la Belgique: découverte d'un espace francophone à travers des activités communicatives. L'intervenante proposera des matériaux et des outils à utiliser dans la salle de classe à la découverte de la Wallonie francophone. Un dossier sera offert aux participants afin de leur permettre de développer leurs propres stratégies pour l'enseignement d'éléments culturels authentiques.


S208: The Lure of French Literature in Translation

Intervenante: Kathryn M. Lorenz, University of Cincinnati (OH)

To entice students to learn French, we can attract them with texts in translation and leave them wanting more. A course in French literature in translation introduces university students to such texts as Notre-Dame de Paris, the Fables de la Fontaine, and many other important works. But we have to begin by studying what it means to read in the 21st century. We start with words and work up to texts on Kindles but do not ignore books in hard copy format. The works of literature are timeless, but the medium is ever-changing. The presenter will explore what we read, why we read, and how.


S209: Amour, amitié ou haine? Les relations entre Juifs et Arabo-musulmans dans les films français récents

Intervenante: Dinah Stillman, University of Oklahoma

Alors que la plupart des immigrants du début du vingtième siècle ont souvent fait leur la vision républicaine de l’assimilation, les immigrants plus tardifs de la période de la décolonisation et de l’après-décolonisation ont eu des réponses plus complexes aux normes de la Métropole. Jusqu’aux années 1990, la cohabitation entre Juifs et Arabo-musulmans venant d’Afrique du Nord était plutôt pacifique, mais les événements au Moyen-Orient, et en particulier la deuxième Intifada et les conflits plus récents de la région, ont été les causes d’un changement radical dans leurs relations interethniques. Nous examinerons comment le cinéma récent en fait état.


S210: French Language and Great Lakes History: Archaeology on Paper

Intervenante: Randa J. Duvick, Valparaiso University (IN)

What was life like for the French speakers who explored and settled in the Great Lakes region, or Petit Nord, in the 18th and 19th centuries? In this interactive session we will learn about the historical context of French soldiers, settlers, and fur traders as we read and translate authentic documents: 18th-century reports sent to France from la Nouvelle France and an early 19th-century fur trader's account book. Participants are invited to bring their laptops to facilitate work with the texts. This work with realia—archaeology on paper—will stimulate linguistic and historical knowledge and provide a model for a teaching unit.


S211: Visitez les États-Unis avec le vocabulaire et la géographie!

Intervenante: Karen Campbell Kuebler, Baltimore County Public Schools (MD), Présidente de la Commission de l'AATF sur le français précoce

Une exploration de vingt villes aux États-Unis en utilisant leurs noms français pour améliorer le vocabulaire et la reconnaissance géographique de notre pays par les élèves. Nous avons quatre Paris, un Paradis et plusieurs Louis chez nous. Venez nombreux...il y aura des ressources que vous pouvez télécharger.


S212: Lights, Costumes, Action: Bringing les arts vivants to the French Class

Intervenants: Claudia Hommel, Maison Clobert Productions, Tim Mooney, Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre, Stephen C. Ohlhaut, West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School (IN), Luciano Pedota, Ravinia Festival, et Margarita Levasseur, Bloom Township School District (IL)

We know intuitively and studies show that, at every age, integrating arts in the classroom deepens the learning of French. It is tough getting shows into schools; it is harder yet to get field trips to the theatre, concerts, and museums. But the living-arts experience that you can provide (the first for many of your students) will remain long after the vocabulary lesson. How can you, as a French teacher, undertake an arts-in-education project? The presenters will have strategies and success stories to share. They have arguments you can take back to your administrators. Get inspired; the impact will be worth it!


C213: Allons au cinéma: Promoting French Through Films

Animatrices: Joyce E. Beckwith, Wilmington High School (MA), Co-Présidente de la Commission et Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour la Nouvelle-Angeleterre, et Dolliann Hurtig, Louisiana Tech University, Co-Présidente de la Commission

The presenters are back with brand new films for your classes, complete with detailed handouts, projects, assessments, Web quests, and individual and group activities for all learner variables. This will be an interactive session where participants will be encouraged to discuss films that they use in their classrooms and other promotional strategies for National French Week and all year long.


S214: Nourritures du palais, nourritures de l'esprit: de l'âge d'or des restaurants à nos jours

Intervenante: Anne V. Lair, University of Northern Iowa

Au lendemain de la Révolution française, de nombreux chefs auparavant employés par l'aristocratie se voient contraints d'ouvrir leur restaurant dans la capitale, et ainsi satisfaire la nouvelle élite du XIXe siècle, la bourgeoisie en plein essor. Les restaurants à la carte et la littérature gastronomique se multiplient, le tout alimenté par l'affrètement des meilleures denrées vers Paris. Étant donnée la sérieuse compétition, les chefs se surpassent, contribuant ainsi à l'engouement de la cuisine française qui continue de connaître une grande notoriété mondiale.


S215: La Technologie aux bords et au sein de la Francophonie

Intervenantes: Polly R. Duke, Friends Academy (NY), Jacqueline Friedman, Horace Mann School (NY), et Diane Paravazian, St. John's University (NY)

Complexe, nuancée, variée, la Francophonie devient accessible aux élèves et aux étudiants à travers les outils technologiques qui sont à leur portée. Les intervenantes présenteront une variété de ressources, de projets et de destinations virtuelles et francophones.


S216: Jouons!

Intervenants: Gregg Siewert, Truman State University (MO), et Catherine Daniélou, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour le Sud-est

Jouons comme des français! Apprenez, ou réapprenez, à jouer au scrabble, aux cartes, aux jeux de société, tout en français.


C217: Status of University-Level French Programs 2000-2015

Animateurs: Patricia W. Cummins, Virginia Commonwealth University, Présidente de la Commission, et Robert Peckham, University of Tennessee at Martin, Président de la Commission de l'AATF pour la Défense du français

Members of the AATF Commission on Colleges and Universities will report on results of the on-line questionnaire on the status of University-Level French Programs 2000-2015. Results focus on directions of disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs, student outcomes assessment, and the impact of national standards and the five Cs on curricula in community colleges, colleges, and universities.


E218: L'Enseignement des langues étrangères dans le système éducatif français

Intervenante: Élodie Christine Ménard, Vistas in Education

L'intervenante, étudiante de l'Université d'Angers, fera une présentation PowerPoint sur l'enseignement des langues étrangères dans le système éducatif français. Le but est de montrer l'importance de l'enseignement des langues en France et de faire un récapitulatif des évolutions qui ont modifié les pratiques de cet enseignement. Une version PDF de la présentation sera disponible pour toutes les personnes présentes


S219: Le Grand Concours

Animatrices: Lisa Narug, Directrice du Grand Concours (IL), et Leah Bolek, Chapitre AATF de Chicago/Northern Illinois, Administratrice du Grand Concours

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


S220: The iPad in the 21st-Century French Language Classroom

Intervenante: Franca P. Gilbert, Franklin Academy Charter High School (NC)

Participants will be introduced to a multifaceted approach to incorporating the iPad in the foreign language classroom. The presenter will include tips on how to use applications effectively with students. Discussion will focus on use of applications to develop the communication skills needed to become proficient in any language. From podcasts and virtual museum guides to Francophone television, the presenter will give tips and ideas on how to maximize the tablet technology available and make it work for the teacher.


S221: Jouez, apprenez et riez dans la classe de français!

Intervenantes: Martha Behlow et Pam Cabeen, Geneva Community High School (IL)

Les intervenantes présenteront des idées variées pour des jeux que l'on peut jouer avec des lycéens et des collégiens, pour pratiquer le vocabulaire, les points de grammaire, la géographie, la culture et la compréhension auditive. Elles démontreront des activités, distribueront les explications et montreront des exemplaires de jeux convenables pour les adolescents. Les participants recevront beaucoup d'idées qu'ils pourront adapter facilement pour leurs classes.


S222: Teaching Film Shorts in the Language Classroom: Demain la veille, a Case in Point

Intervenantes: Amy V. deGraff, Randolph-Macon College (VA), et Isabelle Jayat Reeves, Saint Anne Belfield School (VA)

This session will introduce teachers to the value of using French film shorts in the language classroom, focusing in particular on ways to teach the award-winning, fast-paced, science-fiction film-short, Demain la veille, a film which raises interesting questions about conformity and totalitarianism and has a rich landscape of symbolism which students will enjoy discovering. The film can be taught at different levels.


E223: Outils numériques: du manuel à la matrice

Intervenant: Bruno Lombard, CLE International

À travers des exemples de nouveautés éditoriales de CLE International, nous explorerons les différentes fonctionnalités offertes par le numérique en nous appuyant sur les contenus des ouvrages présentés et leur démarche méthodologique (public adolescents-adultes).


S224: What's The Hook? Recruiting Students To French

Intervenants: Anita J. Alkhas, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Lawrence A. Kuiper, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Michele LaPean-Usher, Milton High School (WI), et Mary B. Vogl, Colorado State University

Beyond advocating for language requirements, there are many cost- and time-effective strategies for recruiting students to French courses. The presenters will offer examples of successful ideas for making French visible and relevant to students, parents, administrators, units across campus, and future employers.


E225: T'es branché?

Intervenante: Mary F. Lindquist, EMC Publishing

T'es branché? You and your students soon will be! Preview the all new four-level French program from EMC that will connect your students to the French-speaking world. Each unit, based on an essential question, provides many activities for practicing the three modes of communication. Students sharpen critical thinking skills by reflecting on questions in Comparaisons and Perspectives. Beginning in Level 1, strategies, activities, and authentic texts that lead to success on Advanced Placement and other proficiency-based tests are included. See all this, including EMC's innovative on-line technology featuring i-culture.


S226: Google on! French Variations on Google Docs

Intervenante: Cynthia Marker, Francis W. Parker School (CA)

This session is a follow-up to the introduction offered for the use of Google Docs in French courses at the 2011 AATF Convention in Montreal. Participants will apply Google Doc resources appropriate for all levels though the focus will be on high school and college curricula. Ideas will be shared for creating syllabi, special projects, presentations, and collaborative Google documents. Attendees will be invited to begin drafting their own materials for immediate use.


E227: Weapons of the Spirit: Resistants, Bystanders, and Perpetrators

Intervenante: Joanne Silver, Beach Lloyd Publishers, LLC

Screening and discussion of Pierre Sauvage's documentary Weapons of the Spirit/Les Armes de l'Esprit (handout will follow). Why do certain people react with altruism, courage, and character? Why do bystanders turn a blind eye to injustices to others? What is the relevance to current national and international issues, and what "humanitarian resistance" can individuals and groups effect? How is bullying related to perpetrators, bystanders, and "upstanders" (resistants) in schools and on the Internet?


S228: Français à la maison: Strategies, Challenges, and Resources

Intervenante: Sarah L. Dodson-Knight, Lafayette Public Library (CO)

You teach French at school all day—but when you come home, do you speak English with your family? The presenter will discuss how, when, and why to share a second language with your children. We will look at concerns and challenges as well as what works and what doesn't, and the presenter will provide an annotated list of resources for parents raising kids in English and in French.


C229: Working Session of the AATF Commission on High Schools

Animatrice: Anne Jensen, Gunn High School (CA), Présidente de la Commission

Join us as we embark on a new adventure for this commission. We plan to publish a manual for high school teachers based on the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. The Commission is seeking pedagogical materials and members who are willing to work on this important resource.


E230: Moliere Than Thou

Intervenant: Timothy Mooney, Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre

Timothy Mooney previews his celebrated one-man play, Moliere Than Thou, featuring hilarious English-language selections from Tartuffe, School for Wives, Don Juan, Scapin, and more. "The translations are wonderful...well worth seeing both for those familiar with the work and those looking for an accessible introduction." (Montreal Mirror)


E231: Digging into Digital: Allons au-delà and AP French: Preparing for the AP French Exam

Intervenante: Cathy L. Wilson, Pearson

This session is designed for AP French teachers teaching with Allons au-delà or AP French: Preparing for the Language and Culture Exam published by Pearson. You are invited to bring ideas to share and questions to ask! The session will include sharing, questions, and an on-line update of the two Digital Courses on SuccessNet Plus, plus a few new tricks for adding content and creating discussion groups.


S232: La 450e anniversaire du débarquement des Huguenots à Fort Caroline

Intervenante: Deanna L. Scheffer, St. John's Country Day School (FL)

Les leaders du chapitre AATF de Floride facilitent et organisent l'engagement des dignitaires, des Gardiens du National Park Service, des chefs des établissements scolaires, des professeurs, des élèves et des artistes en Floride dans une manifestation en l'honneur du débarquement des Huguenots français à Fort Caroline en 1562. La 450e anniversaire de la ville de St. Augustine se prépare pour 2015, mais entretemps, les francophiles de Floride profitent de ce moment historique pour rappeler le rôle intégral qu'ont joué Jean Ribault et les Huguenots dans l'histoire de notre état.


S233: Zoom-In: Google Earth and the Teaching of Culture

Intervenants: Ann Williams, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO) et Déléguée régionale de l’AATF pour le Nord-ouest, et Thomas C. Davinroy, Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO)

Google Earth gives immediate access to France and Francophone countries, but what can it bring to the study of culture beyond simple viewing and navigation? Inspired by the visualization possibilities provided by Google Earth, the presenters will provide first a geographic perspective that allows the reading and interpretation of cultural landscapes. We will then present ways to help students develop skills to observe and analyze more detailed cultural phenomena. Underlying this multi-scale approach to culture teaching and learning will be special attention to the value systems that are at the heart of the culture studied.


S234: Let's Give Them Something To Talk About

Intervenante: Deborah B. Blaz, Angola High School (IN)

The presenter will share 25+ classroom-tested methods to get students eager to speak in French.


S235: Histoire, géographie et écologie: l'héritage francophone dans le Minnesota sur le Lac Supérieur et le Mississippi

Intervenante: Patricia M. Mougel, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

L'intervenante partagera ses recherches sur l'héritage francophone dans le Minnesota à travers de courts articles visant à être exploités en classe et un site universitaire comportant de nombreuses ressources pédagogiques sur ce thème. Pour les enseignants voulant intégrer le thème de l'eau et de l'environnement dans leurs cours un dossier complet sur l'histoire du Lac Pepin et les questions écologiques y étant liées sera partagé ainsi que des idées pour enseigner sur les thèmes de l'eau et du développement durable.


S236: Modified Socratic Teaching Method for AP French Students: In-Class Student-Led Discussions

Intervenante: Sylvia H. Simard-Newman, Cannon School (NC)

The presenter will describe a practical teaching method which includes student-led discussions in French AP class. This session will include handouts on readings and activities to prepare students to lead a discussion in French without the involvement of the teacher. Discussions are based on current AP French thematic categories.


S238: 2012 AATF Book Club

Animatrice: Anne Jensen, Gunn High School (CA), Présidente de la Commission de l'AATF sur les Lycées

Join us in this session to discuss the three books selected for this year’s Book Club: Victoire, les Saveurs et les Mots, Un Papillon dans la cité, and Une Tempête. We will discuss the important themes that are developed in these works and how they could be incorporated into an intermediate- or advanced-level French curriculum. Handouts for use in the classroom will be provided.


S239: Language and Identity: Reading/Discussion of "Chicago Blues," Chapter from Ma's Dictionary, a Memoir

Intervenant: Milan Kovacovic, University of Minnesota-Duluth

A description of the author's unexpected difficulties in mastering English pronunciation after emigrating with his widowed mother from France to the U.S. as a teenager in 1956 and his tragicomic experience of speech therapy prescribed in a Chicago high school to reduce or eliminate his inordinately strong French accent.


E241: The New Edition of French in Action

Intervenant: Barry Lydgate, Wellesley College (MA), Yale University Press

Since it was first published, French in Action: A Beginning Course in Language and Culture—The Capretz Method has been widely recognized in the field as a model for video-based foreign language instructional materials.


S242: Technology in the French Classroom: Effects on Language and Cultural Competence

Intervenante: Elizabeth E. Zwanziger, University of Northern Iowa - Malcolm Price Laboratory School

The one-to-one computer initiative is becoming more common in schools, but how does the implementation of digital tablets or laptops for each student affect pedagogy and outcomes in the French classroom? Digital devices bring many advantages and brand new possibilities to world language teaching and as well as a number of challenges. The presenter will provide examples from a French-teacher perspective of how one tablet or computer per student has impacted students' reading, writing, listening, speaking, and cultural competence during the past academic year in high school French.


S243: Profession: enseignant jongleur

Intervenant: Jean-Yves Richard, Université McGill (Canada)

Qu'est-ce qu'un professeur de langue de nos jours, sinon quelqu'un à qui l'on demande d'être de plus en plus polyvalent et qui doit jongler avec, au minimum, trois compétences: la maîtrise du savoir linguistique, l'utilisation opportune des nouvelles technologies et l'intégration de la dimension culturelle, voire interculturelle. Présentation d'une pratique d'enseignement qui vise à illustrer les bénéfices notables de la conjugaison de ces mêmes compétences.


E244: Real French tout de suite!

Intervenantes: Elizabeth H. Roberts et Denise Clivaz, REAL LANGUAGE right away

The presenters have developed an innovative approach for language instruction, resulting in the publication of REAL FRENCH tout de suite, a communicative method for beginning French students. Through a conversational model, students are able to have a meaningful exchange in the target language right away. The activities serve as a foundation for an elementary or middle school French program and easily support high school programs as well.


S245: Let's Get Creative: Alternative Assessments for All Levels of French

Intervenante: Laura Dennis, University of the Cumberlands (KY)

The presenter will share research about creativity in the classroom and how she applies that research to her own teaching. This will incorporate reflections on how to use creative tasks effectively, including as assessment tools, as well as specific examples of non-traditional activities. Participants will then get hands-on experience with one of the presenter's assignments. The session will conclude with discussion of the sample activity and ways educators might adapt what they have learned in their own classrooms.


S246: «Le Lac» de Lamartine: le «Grand Lac» de la poésie française et les manifestations de l'eau dans d'autres poèmes français

Intervenante: Leslie W. Bradshaw, Chapitre AATF de Caroline du Nord

Le thème des Grands Lacs évoque tout de suite le fameux lac immortalisé par Alphonse de Lamartine. Ce poème riche en images, sentiments et sens servira comme le centre d'intérêt de cette session. Mais l'eau «coule» à travers d'autres oeuvres poétiques françaises (sous «Le Pont Mirabeau» d'Apollinaire, par exemple), et elle «tombe» souvent du ciel et des yeux. Alors, nous allons tracer un chemin de l'eau dans plusieurs poèmes bien connus que l'on peut lire, analyser et apprécier avec les élèves dans les cours de français.


S247: Enfants terribles, enfance terrible: Teaching Literature On-line

Intervenantes: E. Nicole Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, et Anita J. Alkhas, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sharing effective strategies drawn from their own on-line literature courses treating childhood in French and in translation, the presenters will demonstrate that complex topics can be discussed effectively on-line. Participants will receive sample syllabi, successful assignments, and suggestions for the optimal use of course management systems and Web 2.0 tools.


S248: Sur les traces de Maigret

Intervenante: Christine Gaudry-Hudson, Millersville University (PA), Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour le Moyen-Atlantique

Quoi de plus passionnant que de découvrir une ville par l'intermédiaire d'un détective qui a captivé des milliers de lecteurs dans le monde entier? Si vous êtes fana des oeuvres de Simenon et si vous adorez Paris, vous devez absolument assister à cette communication! Dans un premier temps, une visite commentée sera proposée pour retracer les pas de l'inspecteur Maigret à travers la capitale et vous donner envie de (re)lire ses romans; les participants auront ensuite à faire une activité qui les entraînera à la découverte d'un Paris insolite!


E249: Reflection: A Primary Tool of Engagement

Intervenantes: Anca M. Coleman et Rachel Faynik-Marbell, Intercultural Student Experiences

Cette présentation offrira des idées pour une expérience plus profonde avant, durant et après un séjour d'immersion linguistique et culturelle. Découvrez des moyens à engager vos élèves dans la culture locale, les aider à parler dans la langue du pays et développer leur compétence culturelle.


S251: Using Authentic Audio from the Internet to Prepare for the AP French Language and Culture Exam

Intervenante: Rachel J. Norwood, Athens Academy (GA)

The presenter will focus on classroom activities that prepare students for the new AP French Language and Culture exam using authentic audio available on the Web. Audio samples from Canada, Belgium, Francophone Africa, and the Caribbean will be emphasized in keeping with the AP exam's mandate to prepare students for all accents of the Francophone world. Participants will listen to audio examples and complete sample activities as well as brainstorm their own.


S252: Cinq idées qui marchent!

Intervenante: Bernadette J. Takano, University of Oklahoma

L'intervenante proposera cinq idées qui marchent à coup sûr dans la classe de français. Une mise en route rapide mais motivante, une introduction à un nouveau vocabulaire dont l'étudiant peut se souvenir, une explication visuelle d'un point de grammaire, une approche ludique à un texte littéraire, le tout baigné de culture. Dans un souci de collaboration, les participants seront eux aussi brièvement invités à partager leurs cinq meilleures idées.


S253: Teaching French Through International Marketing and Advertising

Intervenante: Elizabeth A. Martin, California State University, San Bernardino

This presentation explores various ways in which international marketing and advertising can be used to teach French, exploring the language across its cultural range. Through a variety of interactive classroom and on-line activities, students develop their proficiency and competency in all four skills and gain a deeper understanding of French and Francophone cultures. Audience members will receive a packet that includes a syllabus for French for Advertising and sample activities, along with internship opportunities for students and professional development options for language teachers.


S255: De l'utilité de la French Review dans l'enseignement secondaire

Animateurs: Edward Ousselin, Western Washington University, Rédacteur en chef de la French Review, et Michel Gueldry, Monterey Institute for International Studies, Rédacteur gérant de la French Review

Revue universitaire, la French Review inclut néanmoins de nombreux articles et comptes rendus qui sont d'une utilité certaine aux enseignants des collèges et lycées. Le but de cette communication est de présenter (avec exemples concrets à l'appui) les rubriques de notre revue, nouvelles et anciennes, qui offrent aux enseignants des idées et ressources innovatrices pour les activités en classe. Cette communication constituera également l'occasion pour les enseignants des collèges et lycées de rencontrer les rédacteurs de la French Review et de leur faire connaître leurs commentaires et suggestions.


S256: "Boule de suif:" The Silver Star

Intervenante: Jennifer K. Wolter, Hillsdale College (MI)

The Silver Star is a medal awarded for gallantry in action. Like the eponymous heroine in "Boule de suif" by Guy de Maupassant, the tale itself is the star of Les Soirées de Médan, a collaborative publication inspired by the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. While ostensibly promoting naturalism under the tutelage of émile Zola, Maupassant's story eclipsed the other five and predicted the author's departure from the naturalist camp. The presenter will offer tactics for teaching the work in introductory or advanced literature courses.


S257: The French Classroom as a Bilingual Community

Intervenante: Linda Quinn Allen, Iowa State University

In classrooms that are bilingual communities, English, or the students' first language (L1), has an important role. While recognizing that learners need extensive target language input and cautioning against a nondiscriminate use of the L1, many researchers in second language acquisition and foreign language teaching advocate a principled use of the L1. The presenter will summarize this growing body of literature and some common uses of the L1 in the foreign language classroom.


S258: Le Conte au service du modèle communicatif

Intervenante: Sonia Badenas, Andrews University (MI)

At the college level, short stories, both as reading assignments and working tools, can be useful for developing written and oral expression. If they are well chosen, their content may be particularly stimulating for conveying culture and values. They present the advantage of being authentic texts, built on the real language of native speakers. As literary works, their study supposes a linguistic and cultural enrichment for the students, and a label of quality for the language to learn. Attractive, more than any other text crafted for the needs of students, short stories provide stimulating material for discussion both intellectually and emotionally.


S259: L’Empreinte de la présence française à Cuba

Intervenant: Felino Martínez, Alliance française de Cuba, Membre honoraire de l'AATF

Ce document vidéo montre les éléments essentiels de la présence française à Cuba notamment à partir de la fin du XVIIIe siècle avec l’arrivée de colons français qui fuyaient la révolution haïtienne. Ils ont créé des plantations caféières dans la région orientale; ils ont fondé des villes, développé le commerce et laissé des empreintes fortes dans le folklore. C’est pourquoi on dit qu’après l’Espagne, la France est le pays qui a le plus influencé la culture cubaine.


S301: Des livres à portée de clic

Intervenantes: Danièle Courchesne et Lyne Laganière, Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec

Le site «Livres ouverts» a fait peau neuve. Découvrez une vaste sélection de livres de littérature pour la jeunesse de qualité en français et un moteur de recherche sophistiqué vous permettant de répondre spécifiquement à vos besoins. Vous repartirez avec un outil utile et facile à utiliser pour toutes vos recherches en littérature pour la jeunesse dans le cadre de votre enseignement. On vous invite à venir le découvrir avec nous.


S302: Do You Have the Latest Free Technology in Your Classroom?

Intervenante: Adina Alexandru, Southington Public Schools (MA)

This session will explore multiple venues to keep the foreign language class alive while getting updated on the latest free Web technology. With nothing more than a reliable Internet connection, you can create documentaries, entertainment, and how-to videos while helping your students develop outstanding speaking and writing skills.


S304: Aspects de la France contemporaine

This presentation concentrates on three areas of contemporary French society and culture: education, environmental concerns in the context of the recent presidential elections, and juvenile delinquency. The speakers will trace recent developments in the different areas with an eye to presenting information useful to teachers at all levels of French language and culture.

S304a: Aspects de la France contemporaine: Actualité de l'éducation en France

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

Cette communication présentera un état des lieux de l'éducation en France. Dans un premier temps, les questions qui ont fait l'actualité en 2011-2012 seront passées en revue, ainsi que les dernières réformes et les nouvelles initiatives prévues pour la rentrée 2012. Dans un deuxième temps, différentes questions susceptibles d'intéresser les professeurs de français seront abordées: l'enseignement des langues étrangères, les résultats au diplôme national du brevet et au baccalauréat, le profil des étudiants du supérieur, la formation des enseignants et le nouveau statut des universités.

S304b: Aspects de la France contemporaine: The Climate of the Debates: The Environment and the 2012 Presidential Election

Intervenant: Fred L. Toner, Ohio University, Délégué régional de l'AATF pour le Centre-est

Although the economy was clearly the major focus of the French presidential campaign, environmental concerns played an important role in shaping the final outcome. From determining the conditions of the alliance between the Verts and the Parti socialiste to conditioning the positions of candidates on energy policy as well as on economic and security issues, the environment formed one of the core elements of the campaign. The presenter will analyze the importance of the environment in the relative success of Sarkozy and his principal challengers.

S304c: Aspects de la France contemporaine: Le Problème de la délinquance juvénile en France à l'heure actuelle

Intervenante: Rosalie A. Vermette, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Le thème de la délinquance des mineurs se trouve au premier plan dans le débat public français sur la sécurité. Parmi les multiples questions impliquées dans la lutte contre cette délinquance figurent ses causes sociales et familiales, son envergure et le rôle éducatif et les responsabilités des parents des jeunes délinquants.


S305: What Do We Mean by "La Francophonie?"

Intervenant: William J. Thompson, The University of Memphis (TN)

What, exactly, do we mean by "la Francophonie?" What makes a country or region "francophone'" if we are referring in particular to those parts of the world where French is not only the official language (or one of them), but also that of business, government, international relations, education, and the media, not to mention a language of historical and cultural significance? And finally, when we speak of "la Francophonie," what do we actually mean in terms of the presence and use of the French language in these countries/regions today?


S306: Le Film de l'année: Intouchables

Intervenantes: Michèle Bissière, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, et Nathalie Degroult, Siena College (NY)

La comédie Intouchables (Éric Toledano & Olivier Nakache, 2011) est rapidement devenue un phénomène de société. Comment expliquer un tel engouement? Les intervenantes proposeront des réponses en replaçant le film dans son contexte social et cinématographique. L'analyse du film sera suivie de suggestions pédagogiques pour des cours de niveaux différents.


C307: Best Practices for a Sustainable French Program

Intervenantes: Margot M. Steinhart, Northwestern University (IL), Présidente honoraire de l'AATF, Donna M. Czarnecki, Lyons Township High School (IL), Randa J. Duvick, Valparaiso University (IN), et Eileen M. Walvoord, Niles North & West High Schools (IL), Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour le Centre-ouest

French programs thrive when parents, students, and institutional decision-makers value what happens in the French program. How can teachers of K-12 and in higher education shape a positive perception? What can teachers do when signs of reductions loom or become reality? This session targets strategies for pro-action to build enthusiastic support for the French program and for strong, swift reaction when a program appears endangered. Examples of focused initiatives will be drawn from successful programs. Attendees will also share effective game plans to promote and sustain their own programs.


C308: «Frisson l'écureuil»: Conte d'enfants pour débutants

Intervenante: Janel Lafond-Paquin, Rogers High School (RI), Présidente de la Commission

Cherchez-vous une série de contes enfantins que vous pouvez intégrer dans votre curriculum? Venez à cette session pour découvrir des stratégies, des suggestions et des activités pour animer la classe! Une liste compréhensive de points grammaticaux inclus dans les histoires ainsi que toutes les activités présentées seront données à tous ceux qui viennent!


S309: Et l'enveloppe, s'il vous plaît...

Intervenants: Kathy Darnell, Cathedral High School (IN), Stephen C. Ohlhaut, West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School (IN), et Gary L. Spurgin, Cathedral High School (IN)

Les présentateurs offriront des activités pour animer la classe et engager les élèves avec des ressources authentiques. La présentation s'organise autour des six thèmes du nouveau cours AP en soulignant des ressources de musique, d'art, de gastronomie et de cinéma. Le public participera aussi dans des activités de communication promouvant le débat et la négociation et essaiera des stratégies de composition écrite à base d'un texte authentique.


E310: La Langue française en action: les programmes de l'Ambassade

Intervenants: Jean-Claude Duthion, Ambassade de France à Washington, et Jean-François Rochard, Consulat général de France à Chicago

The presenters will provide students and teachers with information about a large array of programs, materials, and scholarships available throughout the U.S. Emphasis will be placed on our Web sites and their usefulness as well as TV5 Monde, the first world television station in French which offers educational programs. Presented in French.


S311: La Chanson québécoise: regard sur les voix d'un peuple

Intervenante: Andréanne Cloutier, Université McGill (Canada)

Survol de la chanson québécoise d’hier à aujourd’hui, de ses grands courants et de ses artistes influents. Fleurissant des racines ancestrales de la tradition orale, la chanson québécoise est née sur un territoire riche en influences; tantôt d’ici, tantôt d’ailleurs sur des notes de quête identitaire caractéristique du peuple québécois. Présentation de son évolution et propositions de pistes d'exploitation didactique pour son utilisation en classe de FLE/FLS.F


S312: étudier des films en classe pour développer toutes les capacités, facile!

Intervenante: Laurence-Marie Forberg, Riverside Brookfield High School (IL)

Comment utiliser à profit des films francophones dans les classes intermédiaires et avancées pour développer les capacités orales et écrites de grammaire, d'analyse, d'interprétation et de synthèse culturelle. Les exemples, particulièrement adaptés aux classes de AP, présenteront plusieurs niveaux d'exploitation des films suivants: être et Avoir, Entre les Murs, les Visiteurs, la Haine, Comme une Image, Lucie Aubrac. Un dossier présentant les travaux établis sur ces films sera distribué à chaque participant.


S313: Make Weekly Journals Count: Infusing Culture, Curiosity, and Critical Thinking

Intervenante: Marnie Goodfriend, Proviso Math & Science Academy (IL)

No time to fit the cultural aspects of your unit into a week? Enrich the scope of your teaching with articles and reflections about HOW and WHY the French-speaking peoples of the world do what they do. Weave in intercultural communication so students can compare structures of French and American life.


S314: Pilgrimage as Project

Intervenante: Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, Chestnut Hill College (PA), Présidente-élue de l'AATF

Pilgrimages to sacred places formed an integral part of the Middle Ages and have been revived today. This presentation will illustrate a virtual pilgrimage that addresses the history, literature, art, social structures, and economy of the times along with the religious ideals of medieval and modern pilgrims. It integrates several areas of study, thus addressing connections and comparisons. The presenter will provide background information on the subject and use illustrations of students' projects along with details of the assignment.


E315: Being French: Preparing Your Students with Tu sais quoi!? for Life in a Francophone Country

Intervenante: Annabelle Dolidon, Portland State University (OR), Yale University Press

The author will present Tu sais quoi?!, a new text for conversational French courses and supplement to second- or third-year grammar review classes. It is a function-based text that helps students practice French for application in real life; it includes current idiomatic expressions and up-to-date practical cultural input. Primarily intended to prepare students to function linguistically and culturally in French-speaking countries where they will study abroad, visit, or work, the book will be accompanied by a Web site with grammar and culture links and audio and video files.


C316: Back to Basics with FLES*

Animatrice: Karen Campbell Kuebler, Baltimore County Public Schools (MD), Présidente de la Commission

Join us for an informative Open Commission meeting. Everyone will have the opportunity to explore numerous stations that highlight basic lessons with FLES*. Gather some new ideas for teaching shapes, colors, and numbers; visit some elementary-focused Internet sites; and finally, add some great storytelling tips to your bag of tricks.


S317: Digitally Speaking: Free Digital Resources to Improve Oral Proficiency

Intervenante: Catherine T. Ritz, Arlington Public Schools (MA)

This session will focus on how to use free digital resources to improve students' oral proficiency. Participants will learn how to use a wide variety of Web sites, such as Google Voice, Voki, Blabberize, GoAnimate, and more to make speaking tasks engaging and fun. We will also discuss how to share student work digitally through blog sites, thereby transforming a class assignment into "published" work.


C319: Working Session of the Commission on Technology

Animatrices: Lara L. Lomicka, University of South Carolina, Co-Présidente de la Commission, et Catherine Ousselin, Mt Vernon High School (WA), Co-Présidente de la Commission


S320: Reading Strategies Make All the Difference

Intervenante: Della R. Thompson, Marquette High School (MO)

In order for students to become proficient readers, teachers need to provide effective reading strategies pre-, during, and post-reading. Too often we give our students only a set of comprehension questions to help them interpret a text and then end up explaining the reading material to them. The presenter will offer strategies that can be used at all levels with examples for authentic texts as well as leveled readers.


E321: Culture et civilisation, gadget ou complément nécessaire?

Intervenant: Pierre Brunel, Cours de Civilisation française de la Sorbonne

Les Cours de Civilisation française de la Sorbonne lient depuis plus d'un siècle la culture et la civilisation de la Francophonie (au sens de l'ensemble des pays ayant le français en partage) avec les formations purement linguistiques. S'agit-il d'un attachement rétrograde au passé? Certains centres n'enseignent que la langue; s'adressent-ils au même public?


S322: French Utopia In Illinois: Étienne Cabet's Icarian Community on the Mississippi

Intervenante: J. Debbie Mann, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

The presentation will focus on a unique example of a French settlement in Illinois, the foundation of a non-sectarian, utopian colony at Nauvoo under the leadership of socialist politician étienne Cabet (1788-1856). It begins by tracing the development of Cabet's utopian socialism in the context of the 1830 revolution. The second section will examine the extent to which the fictional model of a utopian society in Cabet's 1840 novel Voyage en Icarie was mirrored by the community established at Nauvoo. In the final segment, attention will shift to classroom activities generated by the study of Cabet's Illinois settlement.


S323: Entre langue classique et français d'Abidjan: enjeux littéraire et linguistique chez Ahmadou Kourouma

Intervenant: Jean Ouédraogo, State University of New York-Plattsburgh

Avec Les Soleils des indépendances et Allah n'est pas obligé, l'auteur Kourouma a balisé son itinéraire littéraire d'audacieuses et truculentes expressions. L'entrée en Francophonie de ses personnages malinkés se faisant d'abord par traduction, transposition, médiation culturelle, il n'est pas étonnant que les innovations de l'auteur insécurisent et bousculent souvent ses lecteurs d'ailleurs. En plaçant quatre dictionnaires entre les mains de son jeune narrateur Birahima pour vider le sac de ses sordides exploits d'enfant-soldat, Kourouma aborde la littérature et son dilemme


S324: Teaching the Euro Crisis

Intervenante: Clara E. Orban, DePaul University (IL)

American students tend to have less knowledge of financial issues than they should. Reports note that a lack of financial understanding leaves budding adults vulnerable to bad decision making. It also hampers their ability to understand the complexities of budget debates and therefore limits their impact as citizens. All the more baffling for American students in the French classroom is the euro crisis. The euro's decline affects American consumers, however, so French teachers would be providing a valuable service if they incorporated discussions of the euro into their classrooms.


S325: Manuscripts of Medieval France with Vernacular Texts

Intervenant: Robert D. Peckham, University of Tennessee at Martin, Président de la Commission de l’AATF pour la Défense du français

In the Middle Ages in France, after the memory of a musical or dramatic performance or last word of an Arthurian tale had faded in the great hall of the duke, the place to recover the magic was in a manuscript. Some of these became as lively as performances with hundreds of illustrations. Lost to readers of modern editions and anthologies, this manuscript experience can be recovered through nearly 800 links of "Manuscripts of Medieval France with Vernacular Texts" to facsimiles of manuscripts arranged by author, genre, or theme, contextualized through appropriate on-line editions, bibliographies


S326: Big Shoes, Big Heart: Chaussegros de Léry, 18th-Century Quebec Architect and Engineer

Intervenante: Virginia R. Donovan, University of Wisconsin-Superior

The correspondence of Chaussegros de Léry, king's architect/engineer in 18th-century Quebec, depicts a man deeply committed to his career, his family, and New France. As literature, Chaussegros' descriptions mirror and persuasively defend the value and beauty of New France to somewhat disinterested French officials. Culturally, they contain much sociological data about private and political life. Historically, they reveal complex interrelationships and procedures among various components of society: Jesuits, Récollets, Governors, and intendants. Chaussegros' letters are similar in value to those of Mme de Sévigné.


S327: Teaching Francophone African Film Within the French Curriculum: Pedagogical Tools and Approaches

Intervenante: Ena Vulor, Marietta College (OH)

Francophone African film offers language students at all levels opportunities to hear French in the context of African cultures. It provides a valuable reservoir of resources for exposing language learners to the rich and dynamic African cultures in which French serves as an authentic communicative tool of everyday life. The presenter will explore the richness of African film as a pedagogical tool in the teaching of French language, while underscoring its viability within the current discourse of diversity and inclusion.


S329: L'Utilisation de Présent? dans un cours d'introduction à la littérature

Intervenante: Melanie E. Collado, University of Lethbridge (Canada)

Cette communication traitera de l'introduction à la lecture et à l'analyse littéraire avec le roman Présent? de Jeanne Benameur. De part sa forme, cet ouvrage, conçu comme une sorte de tableau auquel chaque perspective d'un personnage apporte une nouvelle touche, permet de sensibiliser les élèves et les étudiants à l'acte de découverte et d'interprétation qu'est la lecture littéraire. Benameur fait partie de la nouvelle génération d'auteurs français, et son roman se prête particulièrement bien à une lecture active.


S331: Teaching the Francophone World: Meeting the Challenges of Coverage and Depth

Intervenante: E. Nicole Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

French is not simply the hexagon, as we all know. The speaker will propose concrete strategies and resources to present either an entire successful course on the Francophone world or several units that could be included in your own courses. She will present strategies to meet the challenges of breadth and depth that face anyone wishing to teach the Francophone world and show its importance to our global community. Handouts provided.


S333: CAPLfrançais

Intervenante: Lorena Fonseca, University of Mississippi

This session is a follow-up of last year's presentation by Katrine Pflanze where participants were familiarized with CAPLfrançais. At the University of Mississippi, the presenter is responsible for developing French and Portuguese on-line courses. Recently, she updated all her courses by illustrating all the vocabulary with pictures copied mainly from Google Images. Once submitted to the department, the pictures were banned for infringing copyright. The presenter will discuss how she implemented her courses with the CAPL authentic pictorial database to safely infuse culture and curiosity in teaching vocabulary.


S334: Tweets from the Prairie: How French Explorers Described Proto-Chicago

Intervenant: Paul Creamer, East Stroudsburg University (PA)

Chicago's history is long, complicated, and counterintuitive. The presenter will showcase the role that 17th- and 18th-century French explorers and settlers played in shaping proto-Chicago by contextualizing their own written descriptions of the nascent population center. A PowerPoint presentation featuring modern aerial photographs of Chicago, artists' recreations of the area during its French period, and photographs of centuries-old documents will illustrate how a convenient point of canoe portage between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River became, remarkably, one of the world's great cities.


S336: Teaching Verbal Aspect Through Concept-Based Instruction: An Experiential Learning Pilot Study

Intervenant: Lawrence F. Williams, University of North Texas

This presentation will include the following sections: (1) an overview of experiential learning as it relates to concept-based instruction as a pedagogical framework for teaching grammar, specifically verbal aspect of past tenses (imparfait vs. passé composé) and (2) the results of a study (third-year college-level French conversation course) suggesting that progress toward the internalization of the concept of verbal aspect can occur much more quickly and efficiently than the memorization of numerous rules and exceptions related to choosing imparfait vs. passé composé.


S337: Service Learning in French: Helping Students Help Immigrant Communities

Intervenant: Stephen L. Bishop, University of New Mexico

While many students pursue their studies in French for a multitude of personal reasons—love of language, interest in literature, international or teaching career options, plans to travel—some occasionally ask, "What good can I do with my French knowledge right now?" One answer is a French-based service learning project, specifically one designed to guide students in how they can assist French-speaking immigrant communities to better adapt to living in the U.S. For two years, the presenter ran such a service learning class which allowed French university students to help recent African immigrants adjust to life in the U.S. This presentation will discuss how such programs can be established, what some of the administrative hurdles are, and what worked and did not work well during the two year experience.


S339: Le Système éducatif algérien et l'hybridation des langues

Intervenant: Nacer Khelouz, University of Missouri-Kansas City

La question de la langue à l'école pourrait sembler anodine lorsqu'il s'agit de se référer à un environnement sinon totalement du moins essentiellement monolingue. Or, force est de constater que tel est loin d'être le cas en milieu plurilingue. En effet, au moins trois codes linguistiques sont en présence en Algérie: l'arabe dit classique/l'arabe populaire algérien, le berbère et enfin le français. Dès son entrée au primaire, l'écolier se voit confronté au dilemme de la langue. Qu'il soit berbèrophone ou arabophone, l'école lui signifie brutalement que la seule langue qu'il doive se reconnaître désormais est l'arabe classique. Il arrive alors qu'à ce brouillage initial des codes s'ajoute, comme un coup de grâce, une langue étrangère (le français) dont le statut particulier en milieu anciennement colonisé tend assez largement à rivaliser avec ce qui lui sera présenté comme l'unique langue nationale.


S341: Plaisir de lire pour tous

Intervenantes: Danièle Courchesne et Lyne Laganière, Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec

Parler des livres sans faire de résumé, ni de rapport de lecture. Plus de légèreté dans la classe autour de la lecture, souvent plus d’intérêt suscité chez les lecteurs. Des activités faciles à organiser pour faire découvrir des livres, des idées pour créer des cercles de lecture dynamiques ou générer des discussions animées autour d’un livre. Vous sortirez de cette formation avec un bagage d’activités pratiques prêtes à être utilisées en classe.


S343: Great Low-Prep, No-Prep Games

Intervenante: Megan L. Diercks, Colorado School of Mines

Attention teachers! Got ten minutes? Make a great game! Got five minutes? Make a great game! Got zero minutes? Still make a great game! The presenter will talk about easy, low-prep or no-prep games and activities that students will love! In addition to discussing these games, participants will play them, so you can have fun, too!


S344: La Graine et le mulet: du couscous pour les yeux et les oreilles

Intervenante: Annette Zakharian, Arkansas Tech University

Cette session va familiariser les congressistes avec La Graine et le mulet, un film d'Abdellatif Kechiche sorti en 2007. Suivant la projection de quelques scènes du film, des activités d'exploitation pédagogiques vont être présentées. Le film et la session vont intéresser tous ceux qui cherchent des idées et techniques pour aider l'étudiant américain à comprendre l'état actuel de l'intégration d'immigrants maghrébins et de leurs familles en France ainsi que les difficultés toujours rencontrées par cette population.


S345: Le Rôle et la présence de la mémoire au fil du XXe siècle

Intervenants: Dan Nickolai, Saint Louis University (MO), Siham Bouamer, Washington University (MO), et Sarah-Marie Land, Saint Louis Community College (MO)

Pierre Nora identifie le devoir de mémoire dans le cadre de la colonisation: «l'indépendance des nouvelles nations a entraîné dans l'historicité les sociétés déjà réveillées par le viol colonial de leur sommeil ethnologique». C'est dans ce cadre historique et dans la même entreprise historicisante que se place L'amour, la fantasia d'Assia Djebar. Les intervenants analyseront autour de quelle dynamique s'articule le devoir de mémoire dans cette oeuvre. Son livre, discours public, est une forme de commémoration qui répond à la fois à un travail personnel et collectif.


S346: Beyond Communicative Language Teaching: An Expanded Paradigm for French Programs

Intervenants: Lara Lomicka, University of South Carolina, Co-Présidente de la Commission de l'AATF sur la Technologie, Stacey Katz Bourns, Harvard University (MA), et Lawrence F. Williams, University of North Texas

This session will provide an interactive forum focusing on communicative language teaching and its role in contemporary French programs in light of various calls in the profession to reconceptualize theoretical and methodological frameworks. Specific proposals related to teacher training/mentoring, curriculum development, instruction, and assessment will be demonstrated and discussed. Sponsored by the AAUSC.


S347: Strategies to Address the Three Modes of Communication: Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational

Intervenante: Anne Jensen, Gunn High School (CA), Présidente de la Commission de l'AATF sur les Lycées

The new French AP exam requires teachers to provide students with opportunities to communicate in three different modes: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. How do you develop assessments that facilitate these modes of communication? The speaker will provide participants with sample assessments and facilitate a sharing session.


C348: Working Meeting of the AATF Commission on Professional Teacher Standards

Animatrice: Adina Alexandru, Southington Public Schools (CT), Présidente de la Commission

Join us for an informative Open Commission meeting. We will discuss National Board Certification and what the AATF can do to support teachers working toward this goal. Currently-certified National Board teachers and those interested in pursuing certification are invited to attend. Help us preserve this option for French teachers.


S349: Lumières! Caméra! Action! Diverses techniques de théâtre pour encourager les risques linguistiques

Intervenants: Georgette V. Kelly, The Chapin School (NY), et Cliff I. Schwartz, West Noble High School (IN)

Les intervenants exploreront diverses techniques (jeux de théâtre, improvisation, dramaturgie, adaptation) que vous pourriez intégrer dans les leçons quotidiennes au niveau débutant, intermédiaire ou avancé. Ils ont développé ces techniques dans leurs propres classes de français et de théâtre et aussi aux Concordia Language Villages, un programme d'immersion et d'apprentissage expérimental pendant l'été. Ils utilisent l'imagination et l'improvisation pour créer une ambiance de fun où l'élève peut prendre des risques linguistiques. Venez jouer sur notre scène!


S352: Le Français en tant que langue cible! Maximizing the Use of French as a Target Language in the Classroom

Intervenant: Fabien L. Rivière, Goshen Central Schools (NY)

Language teaching presents the unique challenge of teaching the content through the target language (TL). As teachers, we should be working towards an appropriate, consistent, and balanced use of the TL at all times. How do we overcome some students' inhibitions, indifference, or even outright hostility? How much TL is to be used? The presenter will address key issues including the importance of getting into good habits (i.e. setting the TL routine), differentiating and assessing the use of the TL in order to improve students' performance. This session will provide examples of successful incorporation of the TL.


S353: La Collection de peintures impressionnistes de l'Art Institute of Chicago en français: présentation de l'audio-guide et de son accompagnement pédagogique

Intervenants: Sarah E. Alvarez, Art Institute of Chicago, David Stark, Art Institute of Chicago, Jean-François Rochard, Consulat de France à Chicago, et Gaël Crépieux, Alliance française de Chicago

L'Art Institute of Chicago va proposer à l'été 2012 un audio-guide en français de sa collection de peintures impressionnistes: 50 tableaux, principalement des peintures françaises du 19e siècle, ont été sélectionnés et feront l'objet d'un commentaire en français, disponible au grand public. L'Alliance française de Chicago, le Service culturel du Consulat général de France à Chicago et le Département "education" de l'Art Institute de Chicago s'associent pour créer et développer du matériel pédagogique à partir de cet audio-guide, destiné aux élèves et aux étudiants de français ainsi qu'aux professeurs de français qui souhaiteront visiter la collection de peinture impressionniste. Les intervenants présenteront l'audio-guide et le projet spécifique et unique d'accompagnement pédagogique.


S354: Incorporating Authentic Materials in Beginning Classes

Intervenante: Theresa A. Antes, University of Florida

Second language acquisition specialists agree that a variety of rich, authentic input is important in the development of all skills—listening, speaking, reading, writing, as well as cultural understanding. The creation of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and changes to the AP examination have made the incorporation of authentic materials more important than ever. However, we cannot wait until the late stages of language learning to introduce these materials. Learners must start interacting with documents produced by and for native speakers from the beginning.


S355: Indigènes de Rachid Bouchareb: quand la mémoire défie l'histoire

Intervenante: Isabelle J. Reeves, Saint Anne Belfield School (VA)

Indigènes de Rachid Bouchareb présente plusieurs idées fascinantes du point de vue historique mais aussi historiographique. étudié en classe de français, le film peut faire l'objet d'une séquence sur la Deuxième Guerre mondiale et sur le rôle de l'Empire colonial français au cours de cette période. C'est un film complexe dont le but principal est d'enseigner aux Français une page de leur histoire qui leur est méconnue et de rappeler, dans le but de l'intégrer à l'histoire de France, le rôle fondamental joué par les hommes de l'Armée d'Afrique.


S356: French Bérets to the Rescue! A Plan of Attack for Mentors, Mentees, and Colleagues

Animatrice: Suzanne Hendrickson, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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


E357: Atelier d'écriture hip-hop avec Webster

Intervenant: Webster, sponsorisé par le Gouvernement du Québec

L'atelier d'écriture est une occasion unique de comprendre les aspects intellectuels et littéraires du hip-hop. Style musical de l'heure chez les jeunes, c'est un médium adéquat pour les initier à la manipulation des mots et des images en français. Plusieurs aspects sont abordés: les outils littéraires (rimes, comparaisons et métaphores), la livraison orale du texte et les méthodes d'inspiration (champs lexicaux, angles d'approche, utilisation d'autres langues).


S359: Chez notre café français: An Authentic Immersion Experience

Intervenantes: Heather H. Palmer, Elm Place Middle School (IL), et H. Noëlle Young-Rothfus, Northwood Junior High School (IL)

Have you wanted to give your students an authentic real-world experience in which they can communicate in French and explore French culture? The presenters have the perfect project! Come discover how to turn your traditional classroom into an engaging interdisciplinary experience where students can successfully negotiate their way through all the processes involved in running a French café. This project is sure to become a favorite tradition for your school and can also serve to increase enthusiasm and enrollment for the continued success of your French program. Related handouts, lessons, rubrics, and examples of student work will be provided.


W402: Dansons en français! / Let's Dance In French!

Intervenante: Anita Rudichuk, Tradansa (Canada)

La danse est un excellent moyen pour faire connaître la culture francophone aux élèves! Quoi de mieux que de s'appuyer sur un bagage riche de danses pour transmettre des éléments culturels de la langue française? Tradansa vous propose un atelier conçu spécialement pour les enseignants suite à l'expression de leurs grands besoins: des conseils simples et pratiques pour réussir à bien enseigner la danse aux élèves (adaptés à leur âge et niveau de développement); une méthodologie pour favoriser une compréhension rapide d'une danse; des danses que vous et vos élèves aurez du plaisir à faire; et le tout en piquant la curiosité de l'expression culturelle chez vos élèves!


S403: Pour être Flaubert à la Borges

Intervenante: Kathleen M. McKain, Saint Martin's University (WA)

L'oeuvre qui aurait suivi est l'achèvement de toute ma vie d'études. Il faut, à ce point-ci, fournir un peu d'histoire pour comprendre en quoi consistaient ces études. Au départ, je voulais apprendre le français pour pouvoir parler comme un Français (ou plutôt comme une Française). Alors, j'ai étudié le français. Au début, j'avais du mal à parler cette belle langue romantique mais, en fin de compte, je suis arrivée à parler, à lire et à écrire assez couramment. Cependant, en ce qui concerne ces deux dernières aptitudes, il ne suffisait pas tout simplement d'écrire et de lire.


W405: The Commission On Technology Presents: Thinking About Syncing? Connecting with World Language E-Learners

Intervenantes: Lara L. Lomicka, University of South Carolina, Co-Présidente de la Commission, et Catherine Ousselin, Mount Vernon High School (WA), Co-Présidente de la Commission

The Commission on Technology will host a collaborative, hands-on workshop to promote the exchange and development of technology-enhanced lessons and projects. An interactive discussion will encompass attitudes, experiences, and challenges in the adaption of technology in world language education. Participants should bring a laptop computer or iPhone/Pad/Pod or Android device.


W406: Using Works of Art in the French Classroom

Intervenants: Abbe Guillet, Baker High School (NY), Déléguée régionale de l'AATF pour le New York et le New Jersey, et Todd Bowen, New Trier High School (IL)

Using examples from three centuries of French art, including the Impressionists, attendees will actively participate in a variety of activities designed to raise the level of proficiency in all four areas of language acquisition, to teach grammar and vocabulary, and to develop an appreciation for art.


S407: Beyond Grammar Exercises to the iMovie

Intervenante: Margot M. Steinhart, Northwestern University (IL), Présidente honoraire de l'AATF

How might French teachers enliven and reinforce a grammar-based course or unit after assigning a myriad of exercises? Have students use the concepts and structures they have studied to create a movie! What can this experience contribute to learning French, and what other skills are enhanced in the process? Discover how a video project might be conceptualized by the instructor and then realized by students working collaboratively. From this example, other teachers can tailor video-production activities to their students at various levels of language proficiency.


S413: French Faculty Abroad: A Fulbright-Hays Seminar in Morocco and Tunisia

Intervenantes: Elizabeth M. Knutson, United States Naval Academy (MD), et Simone Pilon, Franklin College (IN)

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad provide short-term travel and study programs for U.S. educators with the aim of fostering curriculum development. Last summer, the presenters participated in a six-week seminar to Morocco and Tunisia on the theme of religious diversity. The program included thirty hours of Arabic classes, numerous lectures, and visits to cultural and religious sites. The presenters will share their impressions of both countries and describe the undergraduate French curriculum projects they designed based on the seminar experience.


S414: Promoting Verbal Communication Through Literature

Intervenantes: Heather H. Palmer, Elm Place Middle School (IL), et H. Noëlle Young-Rothfus, Northwood Junior High School (IL)

The presenters will explore ways to use French literature to create opportunities for communication. By combining simple texts with guided strategies, students engage in authentic and meaningful conversations based on a common theme. The focus is less on reading comprehension than on using comprehensible reading to promote dynamic interactions in French.


S417: Faire du théâtre? Pourquoi pas? Claiming a Place for Theater and Theatricality in the French Classroom

Intervenante: Mary E. Kasak-Saxler, Stillwater Area High School (MN)

What do contemporary and early-modern drama have to offer the 21st-century language learner? A recent participant in the 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on modern theater and theatricality will share her experience of the seminar and festival in Avignon and the impact it has had on her classroom instruction. Multiple strategies for engaging students in theater in the classroom will be presented, accessible for novice through advanced-level language learners.


S418: Franco-Algerian Relations in Film

Intervenant: Donald J. Dziekowicz, University of Saint Thomas (MN)

In the last few years, the issue of Franco-Algerian relations has been scrutinized for the very first time by several film directors. The presenter will focus on these recent films and their effect upon the dialogue concerning French national identity. It will include ways in which these films can be utilized in civilization and conversation classes.


S423: La Musique et le film comme ressources pédagogiques

Intervenante: Madeline Turan, Stony Brook University (NY), Vice-Présidente de l'AATF

Comment stimuler la conversation dans la salle de classe? Où trouver du vocabulaire utile? Quelles activités aident l’écoute? En écoutant de la musique et en regardant des films, les élèves peuvent élargir leurs capacités de parler et de discuter les sujets contemporains. Les paroles des chansons et les scénarios des scènes présentés seront distribués aussi bien que des exercices à employer dans la classe.


S424: Les Français, ces révoltés!

Intervenante: Mary B. Vogl, Colorado State University

L'intervenante présentera des idées pour un séminaire universitaire sur le thème de la Révolte et la Révolution. Si 2011 a été vu comme l'année de la révolte dans le monde, les Français sont connus pour leurs manifestions, pour leur Révolution et pour d'autres révoltes à travers l'histoire. L'intervenante fera un survol des révoltes des Français dans leur contexte historique et culturel, à travers les manifestations artistiques, littéraires, cinématographiques et linguistiques, sans négliger les contributions des femmes et le rôle de l'humour. Les matériaux: un PowerPoint, des rubriques, une bibliographie.


S427: Hors-La-Loi de Rachid Bouchareb: quand la mémoire de la guerre d'Algérie se confronte à l'histoire

Intervenante: Isabelle J. Reeves, Saint Anne Belfield School (VA)

Après s'être penché sur la question infamante des pensions des anciens combattants indigènes au lendemain de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, Rachid Bouchareb, dans son film Indigènes, poursuit son travail de cinéaste engagé en examinant la question de la guerre d'Algérie et du rôle du Front de Libération nationale (FLN) dans Hors-la-loi. Son dernier film, présenté en avant-première du Festival de Cannes (2010), a déchaîné les passions et continue à alimenter le débat sur la représentation et l'enseignement de la guerre d'Algérie en France, un sujet qui hante encore la mémoire collective française.


S428: It's a Rap: Integrating Music and Editing Songs for the Classroom

Intervenante: Marnie Goodfriend, Proviso Math & Science Academy (IL)

Do you like to use songs in class but feel trapped by having to use the whole thing? Customize songs with simple audio-editing software (free on the Web) to choose sections whose language is relevant to the topic or difficulty. Learn how to make rap accessible by playing at different speeds, and brainstorm ways to have students create their own raps en français.

Created: September 17, 2012
Last update: December 2, 2013