First of all, thank you for joining the AATF for 2020! We’d like to take a few minutes to provide you with some useful links to AATF activities and opportunities for members.
Join us in celebrating National French Week 2020, November 4-10. The AATF is sponsoring two contests for students, and we encourage AATF members to take French out of the classroom for maximum visibility of French. Click here for more information.
Registration will open later this fall for the National French Contest/Grand Concours which takes place in late February-March 2020. Watch for upcoming announcements and emails. Click here for more information.
There are approximately 1600 active chapters of the SHF in high schools across the nation. Recognize your outstanding French students by forming a chapter at your school. Inductees can wear red/white/blue honor cords at graduation. Many other items are available. Click here for information on forming a chapter, inducting students, conducting an initiation ceremony, and ordering materials. Each year, the SHF sponsors competitions for creative writing and travel awards.
The AATF currently has 11 Commissions whose work focuses on various areas of interest to French teachers. Our Commissions have produced or are currently working on publications, manuals, Web sites, workshops, and other opportunities to benefit AATF members. Click here for more information. Please contact the chair of any Commission which interests you.
Advocacy for French programs is one of the most important activities of the AATF. We work to provide members with the support and information they need to defend their programs. The Advocacy Depot provides links to useful resources and information by state. The Advocacy Wiki provides documents, sample letters, strategies, and testimonials that teachers can use to defend programs under threat at all levels. Our newest resource is the Advocacy Facebook page.
The AATF regularly publishes volumes relative to the teaching of French and Francophone cultures for the benefit of members.
Created: October 13, 2016
Last updated: October 8, 2019