French Teacher Training Workshop

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with the University of Memphis and GSU-CULTR are organizing two French Teacher Professionnal Development Workshops on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 AND Wednesday, March 6, 2019 on how to integrate contemporary French and Francophone culture in the classroom.

Presenter: Pierre-Yves ROUX, responsable de l’unité expertise et qualité (département langue française ; Centre international d’études pédagogiques)

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dates and locations:
Tuesday, March 5 - University of Memphis, Jones Hall 249,Memphis TN 38152

Wednesday, March 6 - Georgia State University – CULTR, 25 Park Place, Atlanta, GA 30303, Salle 1909

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 1st.


Max. number of participants per session: 40

Public : Teachers of French as a Foreign Language - training is especially relevant to teachers of AP French but is open to all teachers who wish to integrate more cultural aspects into their class.

Topic: We cannot imagine teaching and learning a foreign language without bringing a particular focus to the associated culture, ensuring that our methods are integrated with the real culture at hand. This training will identify the main challenges encountered by French teachers in this domain, and propose pedagogic methods and concrete educational activities for overcoming such challenges. The session will thus serve as an opportunity for discovery and updating of teacher knowledge and resources, but also a chance for reflection on the cultural identities in the contemporary French/Francophone world, as well as their role in the French classroom.

Format:This training will emphasize practical techniques and include guided presentation of associated tools for the classroom. It will alternate between plenary presentations and work and reflection in smaller groups.