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  • Créer-des-liens #23 (4/3/2017)

    Créer-des-liens #23

    05 Avril 2017

    Ceux qui peuvent vous faire croire en des absurdités pourront vous faire commettre des atrocités ~ Voltaire  

    Welcome to the second Quoi de neuf for 2017. I’m sure you are all in a similar state of disbelief when I realise that there are just 9 teaching days left in Term I. This week, my students and I are taking stock of just how much we have learnt by looking back at what we’ve covered and celebrating their progress before their end of term tests and, so am I! With so much ahead of us, I think it’s easy to lose sight of how much we get done so at the risk of sounding trite, thank you for all that you do for your students, your schools and the French teaching community in Aotearoa.

    NZAFT membership

    It’s still not too late to join! The “early bird” discount expires at the end of the term so get in now to make the most of it and, retain access to the fantastic resources on the NZAFT site. To join, complete this form.  Payment instructions are given once you click “submit”.

    Messages from Rosaria Campbell

    Visites Virtuelles

    Have you filled out our virtual visit form here? I urge you to do so in order to receive quality PD in a town near you in Term Two. Faites entendre votre voix!

    I have also updated our new blog here. You can find some tasks designed by Manu Menard. Un petit cadeau pour les internautes! Or sign up for DELF training here.


    Voici une jolie chanson qui illuminera votre journée. More music found on our blog here.  Know of songs that your kids love? Email me or include them here and any other great happenings in your classroom.

    Encore, encore! 

    There will be an Encore rescreening of the most popular French films at the Alliance Française Festival du Film in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. More details here. Personnellement j’ai adoré ‘L’Avenir’ et ‘150 milligrammes’ grâce aux superbes interprétations des actrices. À visionner!

    You can check out all this and more at Rosaria’s website.

    Assessment and Resources

    Plickers – Looking for a simple low tech way to check your student’s learning without the use of devices? Not all of your students have access to a device? Doesn’t matter! Check out which uses good old fashioned paper plus your device for students to give instant feedback on quizzes and more. The kids don’t use any devices just paper – hence the ‘p’ which is cool. For a video showing how it works, click here.

    A colleague of mine in Corsica is using them in her classroom since French law actually forbids the use of mobile phones in school!  à creuser….

    Assessment resources are slowly building up as the Exec has made it a priority this year to increase our shared moderated questions and we’d like to remind you about the shared assessment resources on the NZAFT website. Check it out!

    The first of our exam creation workshops will be happened on 1st April in Auckland.  Several teachers will be met at St Mary’s (thanks Priscilla!) and worked on creating and moderating tasks for practice external exams.  The intention is to create individual questions (rather than entire exams) which teachers can “mix and match” to create their own tailored paper. Stay tuned for more.

    New uploads

    If you bookmark one page on the NAZFT website make it the Kit de survie link. It has links and information to all the key sites relevant to learning and teaching French in Aotearoa and is a one stop shop for everything NCEA, NZQA, resources, assessments, TKI, past exam papers and more!

    Other news ~ Check « Quoi de neuf? » on our Home Page

    I recently stumbled upon this article on the Guardian which got a good chuckle as well as being an interesting read. Bad language: why being bilingual makes swearing easier

    International Languages week – 14th – 18th August – start planning now. We are plotting messages all around the school in chalk in various languages with students tasked to found out what language the greetings are in. Simple, effective, visible and basically free!

    The NZALT will be running LangSems across the regions this year with the first of these upcoming in Auckland on 20th May. This year’s topic is on the future of Learning Languages in the iCLT classroom. If you are interesting in presenting at this LangSem, please contact Florent Pieri (the RO for Auckland) by email on

    Finally, NZQA are looking for new panel leaders and markers for the 2017 NCEA French examinations at all levels including Scholarship French. This is a great opportunity for professional learning and to work with other members of our French teaching community.

    You will find full details about what’s involved in being a Panel Leader on the NZQA vacancies website pages.

    If this interests you, I encourage you to contact Nigel Evans directly,, so he can answer any questions you may have. You may also call the Marker Helpline on 0800 697 296.

    Spread the word amongst your French teaching colleagues.

    À la prochaine!


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