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French Camp 2015: 28 February - Mount Rainier HS

A message from Angela Lewi, Tina Irish, and Meghan Schumacher: 

We'd like to invite you to participate in French Camp! French camp for students in French 3 and above will be a one day event hosted at Mount Rainier HS in Des Moines, Saturday, February 28,11am-10pm.  

The activities will be the same for the most part (mini-cours, diner français, sketchs, danse Mardi Gras, etc.).   Since it is not an overnight, the cost will be $20 which includes a t-shirt, catered dinner, cover activities & custodial fees.  

We are hoping to do most of the meetings "online" through email and only have one face-to-face meeting.  This means that everyone who is planning to come to camp must be at the one meeting: Sunday, January 11, 1-4pm in Des Moines.  

Due to finances, we will be requiring schools to pay upfront for camp this year and we must have our numbers set by the January 11 meeting (invoices sent Jan. 12, payment due Jan. 30).  

We are super excited about camp this year and are hoping more schools and students will have the opportunity to participate!  Start recruiting your students now!  

If you are interested in participating this year, please contact your co-directors: Angela Lewis, Tina Irish, or Meghan Schumacher


SIFF French Cinema Now / Réunion des professeurs de français de Seattle

FrenchCinema Now 2014 October 23-30

SIFF and TV5MONDE present French Cinema Now - 

a celebration spotlighting the state of contemporary 

Francophone cinema, with extraordinary new films, 

special guests, and parties. 

NB: This meeting was not organized by the AATF. 

An invitation from David Simmons - French teacher at Washington Middle School: 

On 30 October at 4 pm, French teachers in Seattle will be meeting at University Zoka. This is a rare opportunity to meet new people and to bring closer together French teachers in Seattle public schools and French teachers in private schools.

2901 NE Blakeley St
Seattle, WA 98105
b/t N 30th Ave  N 29th Ave in University District


Offre d'emploi: Brush Prairie, WA .8 Continuing French

The Hockinson School District (Brush Prairie, WA - about 20 minutes from Portland, OR) is currently searching for a French teacher for a  .8 FTE Continuing contract.  
Posting Date: June 23, 2014 (Internal Applicants Only)
June 30, 2014 (Opens externally)
Applicants can apply by going to:


Le dernier numéro du «Canard déchaîné» / Offre d'emploi: Bishop Blanchet

Nous venons de vous envoyer le dernier numéro de notre newsletter «Le Canard déchainé», mais vous pouvez également le consulter en couleur «ici»  


WAFLT-COFLT Fall Conference 2014 - Scholarships and Call for Proposals

PNCFL (Pacific Northwest Council is happy to provide two scholarships for each member state (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY) to attend the WAFLT-COFLT (PNCFL) Fall Conference, to be held in Vancouver, WA October 9-11, 2014.  
All applicants must be current members of their member state (which automatically includes PNCFL membership).  

The scholarship covers: FREE 8-hour ACTFL "Keys to Lesson Planning" Workshop on Thursday, October 9; FREE basic conference registration for Friday and Saturday, October 10-11. All scholarship recipients will need to cover their travel costs, including airfare, lodging, parking, and meals. All applicants must be received by August 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by the PNCFL board and applicants will be notified by August 20, 2014.

Mark your calendars now to attend the WAFLT-COFLT bistate conference, Reaching Global Competence, October 9-11 in Vancouver, WA at the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center.

The Proposal Submission Form is now available. Proposals will be accepted until June 15, or until the program fills. WAFLT and COFLT depend on volunteer presenters to make this professional development opportunity possible. Please consider sharing your ideas with your colleagues.

Friday's keynote speaker will be 2013 ACTFL Teacher of the Year Noah Geisel. Noah has been teaching high school English, Spanish and Technology for 13 years. An addict of sharing and collaborating with other teachers, he is a constant on Twitter and a contributing writer to the education blog His presentations have been selected Best of Colorado, Best of SWCOLT and Best of CSC. He is a traveler, learner and hardcore fan of Duke Basketball.


Liens du Canard déchainé (mars 2014) et La Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie

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Chers collègues, 

Comme promis, voici les liens trouvés dans le numéro du Canard déchaîné de mars 2014.  

Archives du "Canard déchaîné"

N'oubliez pas qu'en mars on fête La Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie. Voici quelques ressources!
Célébrons la Francophonie: French American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest 

La page Facebook de l'AATF: Des ressources utiles chaque jour! 

Boite à idées du site Web: Dis-moi dix mots (Ministère de la Culture) et ses livres/publications pédagogiques. 

Le thème 2013-2014 illustre la capacité de notre langue à accueillir les inventions verbales – lexicales, sémantiques, graphiques ou sonores – les plus inattendues. Tout au long de l'année emparez-vous des dix mots choisis avec nos partenaires francophones et donnez libre cours à votre créativité, à travers des projets littéraires ou artistiques.


Atelier pédagogique: 14 mai 2014 - Histoire et cinéma en cours de français

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Chères et chers collègues,
Je viens de recevoir une annonce de Hedwige Meyer de l'Université de Washington au sujet d'un atelier pédagogique qui traite l'histoire et le cinéma L'atelier aura lieu le 14 mai 2014 de 13h00 à 19hoo. 
Veuillez cliquer ici pour tous les renseignements. 


23 March 2014: Seattle’s French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures

Photo credit: Vive la France
1. Seattle French Fest Facebook 
2. Volunteer form - Interested in participating? 

3. France Education Northwest 

From Seattle Center's French Fest Web site: 

Oui à la Francophonie!
Seattle Center Festál: Seattle French Fest

Seattle Center Festál presents Seattle French Fest:  A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in Seattle Center Armory. Explore and experience the French way of life as it is lived throughout the world through performing and visual arts, hands-on activities, cars, and a lively marketplace.

This first annual Festál event features A Celebration of French Speaking Cultures to promote and raise awareness of Francophone cultures and traditions. Live music, theater and dance well as international food and wine add to the celebration of French culture and regional presence. This inaugural celebration of la Francophonie in Seattle, will feature many of the over 70 member states included in Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

Performance highlights include:
Tahitian dance by Te Fare O Tamatoa

Louisiana Cajun music from Folichon

 French-Canadian tunes and percussive dance by Podorythmie


Gypsy jazz from Pearl Django

Traditional French language songs from around the world by the Alliance Française Choir and the Théâtre Français Choir

Festival-goers are also invited to informational seminars on French fashion in Seattle with Seattle’s Fashion Incubator, the Canadian Métis in the Pacific Northwest with Robert Foxcurran, the Francophone world with University of Washington French and Italian Studies Chair Richard Watts, French politics with Deputy Consul General of France Corrine Pereira, and readings of French language poetry from around the world with Misa Bourdoiseau of Éducation Française Greater Seattle. Also on the schedule are performances by many of the area’s French language schools, traditional French dictation exercises for both beginner and intermediate levels organized by University of Washington French Studies students, and chef demos from around the French-speaking world.

Creative activites for children of all ages organized by the Alliance Française de Seattle and booths hosted by Biot-Tacoma Sister City Association, Canoe Island French Camp, Éducation Française Greater Seattle, the French American School of Puget Sound, the French Bilingual Association, the French Immersion School of Washington, Maison de France, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association, Théatre Français de Seattle, Vive la France and more will compliment these interactive performances and seminars.

Au menu in the international bistro festures:  Louisiana fried oyster po’boy sandwich, sandwich Parisian (ham baguette sandwich), bisque de tomate (creamy tomato soup), salade de crudités (trio of fresh salads) and Belgian moules frites (steamed mussels with fries). 

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations in partnership with Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

Seattle French Fest is produced in partnership with France Education Northwest under the auspices of the Consular Agency of France. For more information on Seattle French Fest, visit Click on or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public events offered at Seattle Center.


Spring WAFLT 2014 - 22 February 2014 - Pacific Lutheran University

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The Spring WAFLT will be held at Pacific Luthern University on February 22nd 2014. Much like an Edcamp, the one-day WAFLT is a fantastic "shot in the arm" of Professional Development as we begin Second Semester. The conference theme is, "Embracing New Realities: Evaluating Tomorrow's Teaching Professionals Today." There will be a round table discussion on TPEP (Teacher Principal Evaluation project), a reality for all Washington teachers. 

Registration is $35 for members and $45 for non-members which includes breakfast, lunch and 7 clock hours!  

Sarah Hulburt
Marie-Anne Harkness
Explore the current schedule (click to view). There are currently four French presentations including: Sarah Hulburt's, "The Francophone Frontier" and "Rescue and Resistance in France" by Marie-Anne Harkness. Susan Redd will present a 90-minute session on the film, "Letters from Karelia" 

Catherine Ousselin will present a session on using Social Media with students in French, but we could use more in any language. Please join us for this engaging and interactive day of learning. 


AATF Technology Commission Webinar: La Curation des ressources pédagogiques

On December 5th, 2013, Catherine Ousselin hosted an AATF  Webinar entitled, "La Curation des ressources pédagogiques." The goals of the webinar were to present Web tools for curating and sharing resources with colleagues and students, and how to encourage students to become thoughtful and accurate curators of Web-based information. This post is a follow-up to the webinar and includes the tools that were discussed. Click here to read the post

Photo credit: Facing History