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National French Week 2020 – November 4-10

The AATF is pleased to announce its organization of the twenty-first annual National French Week. This week-long celebration of all things French will take place in schools and communities and AATF chapters across the U.S. from November 4-10, 2020. We ask members and any other interested Francophones and Francophiles to take French out of the classroom and demonstrate all the reasons to learn French.

We have identified major themes for each day of National French Week, and we encourage teachers to celebrate as many of them as possible.

National Francophone Culture Trivia Contest

Click link above for information on this fun, easy-to-administer contest that is free for AATF members. Your students play in class using the online platform Kahoot! Questions are about the Francophone world and are in English. Students in grades 6-12 and undergraduate university students can play.  The first round of competition will take place November 4-10, 2020.

We encourage you to consult the index of the National Bulletin for Small Grant Reports and témoignages regarding success National French Week activities.

 

National French Week Media Contest

Since 2013, the AATF has sponsored a student media contest to promote connections to Francophone themes. Students create short videos or interactive media submissions based on the proposed theme. Visit the  contest site with to view the submission form, full contests details, and past student projects.  The deadline for submissions is December 19, 2020.

Contest guidelines:

  • There are two competition divisions: Intermediate (grades 6-8) and Secondary (grades 9-12)
  • Teachers should submit ONE form for each video or project.  Limit of 5 projects per teacher.
  • Three minute time limit per video.
  • Videos must conform to all school rules and codes of conduct.
  • Videos with references to alcohol, drugs, or violence will not be accepted.
  • Background music: Please do not use copyrighted music in the video or as background music. While it does add to the appeal of the video, it is not acceptable use.  
  • No copyrighted figures (ie. Snoopy, Asterix, etc) accepted. 
  • Each entry must be the original work of current student(s) in French whose teacher is an AATF member for 2020. 
  •  All submissions become the property of the AATF and may be used in AATF publications and social media sites. 
    • All participants in the video completion will receive certificates. 
    • The top ranking submissions (1st- Honorable Mention) will receive monetary prizes.

Last update: October 25, 2020

 

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