French as a Foreign

CHICAGO: Integrating Contemporary French and Francophone Culture in the Classroom ▾

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with the Lycée Français de Chicago and the AATF Chicago/Northern Illinois are organizing a French Teacher Professionnal Development Workshop on Saturday March 9, 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

Lycée Français de Chicago
1929 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Deadline to apply: February 25, 2019

Fee: FREE (Lunch is not provided)

Max. number of participants: 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.

Teachers will receive six hours of professional development through ISBE and ICTFL.  Teachers will complete an evaluation on site and must sign in and sign out for both the morning and afternoon sessions.    

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.