Mary Townsend, Kettering Fairmont High School, AATF Ohio Vice President
OFLA Conference/AATF Ohio
In Ohio we are fortunate to have an active foreign language association that strives to support each language teacher in every corner of the state. A major undertaking of the organization is sponsoring the annual conference, which will be held this year at Kalahari Resort April 16-18, 2015. A host of workshops and seminars are offered by national experts and Ohio’s best language teachers who share ideas to rejuvenate you and invigorate your program.
Each year at OFLA, AATF holds a brief business meeting for members in attendance at the conference with traditional refreshments. Make plans to join us! See you at Kalahari!
A major focus of Ohio AATF is to support regional and state programming, scholarships and more. If you are an “at-large” member of AATF, you are not an official Ohio AATF member. Please contact HQ at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can count you among Ohio’s finest!
WSU French Immersion Day
Wright State University held its annual French Immersion Day for upper-level high school French students as part of National French Week activities. About 200 French students from the Miami Valley and beyond convened on campus, promising to speak only French. This year’s theme was “La Gaule.” Fun and engaging activities helped the students discover the early inhabitants of France, her heroes, legends and cultural traditions. Kirsten Halling, Pascale Abadie, Karin Ould-Daddah and Benjamin Hirt organized this yearly event. Many thanks to the “extraordinaire” WSU French faculty for a job well done!
National Announces Exemplary French Program
Do you have an outstanding French program? Would you like your program to be recognized within your school, city or town and on the AATF website? You may be a candidate for the new Exemplary French Program sponsored by the AATF National Organization. For application form and indicators for exemplary status, refer to the AATF website. This application deadline is March 15, 2015.
AATF National processes scholarship applications for summer programs in France, Belgium and Quebec. Applications for the summer of 2015 are due February 15. Go to www.frenchteachers.org for more information.
French Teachers’ National Convention
The AATF national convention will be held in Saguenay, Quebec, July 8-11, 2015. Early-bird registration is now open. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the conference, you may do so on line at frenchteachers.org/convention/proposal.