Minnesota AATF 2009-10 Activities

WINTER - SPRING 2010

- January, 2010: Registrations for le Grand Concours due:
       http://www.frenchteachers.org/concours/gc_enroll.htm

- February 20, 2010: Mn AATF - Cercle de lecture:
      Chagrin d'école, Pennac
          Fine Arts Lounge, Macalester College
          FYI: See building #15 on the Macalester College Map

          Info: E-Mail to Laurent Déchery

- 2010: le Grand Concours du français/ National French Contest
      February 15-26, 2010(FLES)
      February - March 1-28, 2010 (Middle School/Secondary Schools - Levels 01-5)
      Information:   Grand Concours National webpage
      Information:   Mn AATF Grand Concours webpage

- March 4-6, 2010 Central States Conference on Languages
      2020 Vision for 2010: Developing Global Competence
            Hyatt Regency - downtown Minneapolis, MN

                  "The Friendly Conference" webpage

    March 5, 2010 - French language teachers Reception from 6 to 8 PM
     Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter AATF at the Hyatt-Regency


                 Selected National & Regional AATF and Minnesota     French-connected presentations

- April 20, 2010: A Vous la Parole , Mn AATF Chapter Oral French Contest
      Coffman Union, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
      Information:   AVLP webpage

            there will again be an AM session in the Great Hall. at 9AM with the judging following,

- April 24, 2010: Mn AATF - Cercle de lecture:
      Gourmandise, Muriel Barbery
          Fine Arts Lounge, Macalester College
          FYI: See building #15 on the Macalester College Map

          Info: E-Mail to Laurent Déchery

 - Mn AATF Annual Dinner Meeting (usually April or May) not taking place this year
    replaced by March 5 French Reception at the Central States Conference in Minneapolis



- Wednesday, May 12, 2010 : Awards Brunch, Mn AATF Chapter - Le Grand Concours
      Coffman Union, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
      Watch for information:   GC MN webpage


- July 4-7, 2010: AATF Annual Convention - Philadelphia, PA

SUMMER & FALL 2009

- July 2-5, 2009: AATF Annual Convention - San Jose, CA
  Minnesota Chapter Representatives (also doing presentations):
         Christine Lac, Carleton College
         Culture populaire et culture scolaire: l'éducation d'un public

         Présentation, analyse et exploitation pédagogique d'oeuvres très récentes (Gavalda, Barbery, Abd Al Malik)
               d'un point de vue soici-culturel....analyse notamment du discours populaire et térudit de
               ces textes qui reflètent l'é duation sociale et l'instruction du grand public de son époque.


         Ellen Poquette, Black Hawk Middle School
          Fun with FUNdamentals

               Sharing ideas for making the basics fun by using music, pictures, games, and chants. Areas covered will include
               the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, weather expressions and more.


- September 26, 2009: Mn AATF - Atelier d'automne
      à l'Université du Minnesota le 26 septembre (samedi).
         Vlad Dima, Intervenant au congrès Séïsmes , printemps, 2009 à l'U du MN-TC
         discutera la manière d'enseigner les films et les clips de film.

                Information: E-Mail to R. Treece
.

- October 10, 2009: Mn AATF - Cercle de lecture:
      le Village de l'Allemand, Boualem Sansal (2004, Albin Michel)
          Fine Arts Lounge, Macalester College
          FYI: See building #15 on the Macalester College Map

          Info: E-Mail to Laurent Déchery


- October 15 & 16, 2009: MCTLC Fall Conference:
      from Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM to Friday, October 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM (CT)
      Earle Brown Heritage Center
      Brooklyn Center, MN
      [with Brooklyn Center H. S. and Embassy Suites]
      For info, see mctlc.org:
                 Mn Council on Teaching of Languages and Cultures website


        French Group Session 4:30-6:00PM Thursday, October 15, 2009
          Mn-AATF Meeting, Chapter President, Lydia Belatèche, Presiding

         Breakout Sessions Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 8AM-5PM 7 French Presentations
  [.pdf file]



- November 4-10,2009: la Semaine nationale du français/ National French Week
      Please send a report of your school's French Week Activities account to:
          "MnAATFNet" E-mail message service for distribution within our Minnesota Chapter


- November 21, 2009: Mn AATF - Cercle de lecture:
         [ NB: note it's on the earlier date of the 2 seen here previously ]
      Art, Yasmina Reza
          Fine Arts Lounge, Macalester College
          FYI: See building #15 on the Macalester College Map

          Info: E-Mail to Laurent Déchery


Send comments to    the AATF-MN 1st Vice-President.



MnAATF website URL - http://MnAATF.org/calendar0910.htm
created: 16 May 09                                last updated: 23 février, 2010