Throughout the month For a list of French movies available on US television during the month of September see le site web du service culturel de l'ambassade de France
|Wednesday, May 1 , 2002 7 pm. statewide "When Wisconsin was New France" is a documentary produced by Wisconsin Public Television and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Producer Mik Dirks traveled from one end of the State to the other gathering information for this program on the French in 17th and 18th century Wisconsin. It will be broadcast at 7 pm on the state public TV network. Check local listings for Public Television station in your area. For further information, several maps and a program sample, see http://www.portalwisconsin.org/newfrance.cfm. WPT schedule and other information can be found at http://www.wpt.org/ The program will be repeated on May 6 at 10pm.|
The purpose of this evening is to acquaint teachers with the method of TPR-Storytelling, and to give them a chance to experiment with the method, which was begun by Blaine Ray. The presenter has found it to be a lively addition to his "methods toolbox" in his German and Spanish classroom and especially effective for teaching and retention of vocabulary. Students enjoy it!
The evening's activities will include an overview of the background of TPR-Storytelling, two examples of its application, and an analysis and discussion of the method in the examples. Participants will then be encouraged to practice TPR-Storytelling using either a short song or a cultural situation (such as eating in a cafe, checking into a hotel, traveling by train). Creation of the stories, as an adaptation and extension of the classroom textbook, will also be discussed. Participants are encouraged not only to bring a copy of the text they use, but also to have a simple (children's) song from their target language in mind.
Bernie Schlafke has taught German and Spanish in the Sun Prairie Area School District since 1991, he is Dean of the German Credit Abroad Program for Concordia Language Villages of Moorhead, Minnesota, and he has sung with the UW-Madison's Madrigal Singers since 1992. A 1984 graduate of the UW School of Education, Schlafke also lived in Bavaria, Germany and studied Spanish and Music Theory at the Univeritaet Regensburg. In Regensburg he taught conversational and business English at the Inlingua Sprachschule. Bernie is currently writing a song teaching manual based on TPRS for Waldsee, the German village of Concordia Language Villages near Bemidji, Minnesota.
Questions contact Francois Tochon: email@example.com
|MAY 15 is the deadline for two important awards offered by the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers. One is the Frank M. Grittner New Teacher Award offered to a current WAFLT member with one to three years of language teaching experience. The second is the WAFLT Professional Service Award offered to current and recent retirees for quality foreign language education. If you know of suitable candidates for these two awards, please nominate them! Details are available on the blue sheets of the winter mailing, pp. 67-72 of the 2001 Fall Conference Program, pp. 40-45 of the Fall VOICE, and the WAFLT Web Page (www.waflt.org).|
|The producers of Milwaukee's 2002 Bastille Days are searching for francophone performers of music and other fine arts for the "secondary" stages. If you are interested, please email John Ertl at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please forward this email to friends or acquaintances who might be a good fit. Merci!|
|Tuesday, June 4 7:30 p.m. - Concert of French Cabaret Songs by Robin Pluer. Followed by a Reception in the cabaret bar with French Music performed Kevin Soucie. Broadway Theatre Center. Alliance Française Members - $10, Non-Members - $15, Full-time Students and Teachers - $3. Advance tickets available at the Alliance Française.|
Summer class for foreign language teachers:
June 17-21, 2002 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1 credit (graduate or undergraduate)
Format of the class:
The idea is for foreign language teachers to share their successful ideas and their common challenges (morning sessions) and then to have time to prepare those new ideas so that they are classroom-ready for the fall (afternoon sessions). Topics include: the Internet, teaching reading/literature, classroom games, culture/use of realia.
For information or to register, contact Karen Norton at UW-Oshkosh, 920-424-3324.
| French Summer Camps at the French House, Madison, Wisconsin
For information, respond directly to Bveitchusa@aol.com :
French Summer Camps at the French House, MadisonFrench camps for teenagers (12-14 year olds) will get you the closest feeling you will get to going to France (or Quebec) without leaving Madison. Half days (including 3-4 course lunch) or full days (with afternoon "immersion excursions" around Madison) are a great way to extend your linguistic and cultural experience and have fun at the same time. There's even an overnight/sleepover option this year (one night of the week) for the first time this year. Maybe we'll have our own "Fete du Cinema"!
July 8-12, 2002 Tour de France (Optional overnight Thursday, July 11) Level 1, beginners and near beginners
Level 2, intermediate learners
July 15-19, Francophonie 2, (Optional overnight Thursday, July18)
Level 2, intermediate learners (can include students from level 1 July 8-12)
Advanced, 14+ years old, for students entering High School French 2
Half day, 9:00am-1:00pm = $175
Full day, 9:00am-4:00pm = $220
Overnight 4:00pm-9:00am = $35
10% tuition discount if paid in full by May 15
There is also a $10 student annual Alliance Francaise membership fee.
|The Alliance Française de Milwaukee is looking for volunteers for three separate booths during the Bastille Days Festival on the streets of Milwaukee on and around Cathedral Square. This is the biggest celebration of Bastille Days in the United States - perhaps in the world! We are looking for responsible volunteers in shifts from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4-8, and 8-midnight on July 11, 12, 13 and 14th. We need people to work selling beignets and café au lait in our very popular beignet stand, selling souvenirs and items from France in our cultural tent, or selling food tickets to the general public and adding a French flair. We also need volunteer teachers to give free 1/2 hour mini-French lessons at the Cultural Tent at 1, 3 and 5 each day. Anyone willing to volunteer for a shift, please specify the date and time, as well as the booth you would prefer. Please include your telephone # and address so we can send confirmations. You may e-mail the Alliance: email@example.com.|