The Alliance Française de Chicago, in collaboration with the Department of Language and Cultural Education, Chicago Public Schools and the Cultural Service of the Consulate General of France in Chicago are pleased to announce a series of after-school professional development workshops for French World Language teachers. Participants will receive 2 CPDUs for each workshop in which they successfully participate.
Led in French by our teacher trainers or specialists from France or other French speaking countries, our professional development program is designed for French teachers who wish to enhance their skills for French instruction. This is a unique opportunity in the Midwest to expand your knowledge of French culture and to develop new teaching strategies, easy to integrate into class practice.
Each workshop will be concluded by a casual gathering around wine and cheese, after 7:30 p.m.
Please, note that pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first come-first serve basis. Space is limited.
By phone: (312) 337-1070
In person: 810 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60610
Price (for worshops at the Alliance Française de Chicago): Free for Alliance française members* / $10 for non-members * CPS teachers are automatically members.
Contact: Gaël Crépieux Director of the Learning Center (312) 337-1070 firstname.lastname@example.org
Le séminaire de français de Chicago #4
June 26–28, 2013 · 9h à 16h
Alliance Française de Chicago
54 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
Le Service culturel du Consulat général de France à Chicago, en partenariat avec l'Alliance Française de Chicago, organise une formation intensive en langue et actualités culturelles françaises de trois jours, pour les professeurs américains de français (K—12 ; universités). Cette formation est également ouverte à tous les étudiants qui apprennent le français dans une université américaine du Midwest.
Le Séminaire de français, c'est :
• 3 jours de formation de 6h, soit 18h au total
• une formation entièrement en français, en immersion totale
• 3 thèmes originaux de culture française contemporaine, répartis sur 3 jours
• 2 moments de convivialité (cocktail de bienvenue et déjeuner de fin de stage)
• 1 présentation de l'exposition "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" à l'Art Institute de Chicago, suivie d'une visite libre.
Les frais d'inscription sont : 60 US dollars
Date limite d'inscription : 3 juin 2013
Tous les stagiaires recevront 18 CPDUs et une attestation de l'Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis.
Pour vous inscrire, cliquez ici : highereducation.frenchculture.org
Professional Development for French Teachers' program is sponsored by the Department of Language and Cultural Education and the Cultural Service of the Consulate General of France in Chicago.
WHAT IS THE CEFRL
(Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)?
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. · Gaël CRÉPIEUX
The CEFRL or CEF (le Cadre Commun de Référence pour les Langues, in French) was released in 2001 and has been since recognized and adopted all over the world. Most of European language centers, universities, publishers, and official certifications refer to it. Among its specificities, the CEF is well known for its grids of skills, classified by proficiency levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2, which describe what language learners are expected to do in a specific level and which skills they must acquire to accomplish it. As a consequence, it provides a structure that enables teachers and exam centers to link language abilities to proficiency levels. Nevertheless, this aspect is only the visible tip of the iceberg, since there are other essential theoretical inputs to teaching methodology.
A complete presentation of the CEF will be done, through engaging activities, during this training session.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 28, before 7:00 p.m. Register here.
HOW TO INTEGRATE FRENCH CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN CLASS
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. · Stéphane THIERRY
You would like your students to know what forged the French culture, why the French people are so proud of their respective region and what makes it different from another? Find out how you can use the media not only to help your students discover French regions and their individuality (climate, gastronomy, history, monuments, traditions …), but also to reinforce their French skills.
This workshop will help you work with authentic material and design your own classes, focused on culture and language.
Registration deadline: Friday, November 2, before 5:00 p.m. Register here.
INEQUALITY AND EXCLUSION IN FRANCE TODAY: HOW TO INTRODUCE AND TALK ABOUT IT IN FRENCH CLASS
Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ·
On the occasion of the conference "Inequality and Exclusion: The Theory and Practice of human rights" at University of Illinois at Chicago (18-19 October), the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago and the Alliance Française de Chicago are organizing a professional training workshop for French teachers on social and political issues of inequality and exclusion in France today. We will discuss how to introduce and talk about it in French class, what teaching materials and methods to use and what intercultural approach (Franco-American) to use in order to understand the different types of exclusion and the policies (public and private) implemented to fight against social inequality.
Place: University of Illinois at Chicago