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  • Créer-des-liens #24 (5/12/2017)

    Créer-des-liens #24

    11 Avril 2017

    Je dépense donc je suis ~ inconnu 

     Welcome back to Term II everyone. There is a huge amount happening this term which I am sure you will already be aware if but below is a summary of things that you may want to have on your radar in particular.

    Messages from Rosaria Campbell – National Advisor

    J’ai le plaisir de partager l’annonce de Pascale Seignolles qui travaille à l’Ambassade de la France. Nous allons bientôt accueillir Janine Kotwica, écrivaine passionnée de littérature de jeunesse. J’assisterai aux ateliers aussi, en vous offrant de nombreux outils pédagogiques basés sur les taxonomies de BLOOMs et SOLO.

    This will be a fabulous opportunity to collaborate after school with teachers in your region around quality authentic French literature and then takeaway some tools to integrate this into your classes. No relief needed and light refreshments will be provided.

    Inscrivez-vous ici:

    AUCKLAND – 17th May 2017 – 4.30 – 7.30pm (at ILEP office)
    WELLINGTON – 22nd May 2017 – 4.30 – 7.30pm (venue to be confirmed)
    CHRISTCHURCH – 29th May 2017 – 4.30 – 7.30pm (venue to be confirmed)

    Assistants de langue – 2018

    Having a French assistant in a school is a wonderful way to raise the profile of French in your local community and provides authentic, up-to-date human resources to rejuvenate your department!

    We are always interested in having new schools sign up for a Language Assistant (See flyer for details) in 2018. Just email me your interest at for an information pack and check out our here. The cut-off date is the 16th of June, so you have a few months to speak to management and your colleagues about the possibility of this becoming a reality 🙂

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    Website and other news

    New uploads

    Imparfait resource shared – Sue Pommarède has shared a resource which practises the Imparfait. Consisting of matching pictures and sentences, this resource can be used in 5 different ways to get the students using the Imparfait.  View and download the document on the Level 5 & 6 page, under “Enjoying time with family and friends

    There have been several resources shared over the last few weeks which I have uploaded onto the site.  “Mille mercis” to those who have shared their ideas and hard work.

    International Baccalaureate

    On our new International Baccalaureate page we have some creative ideas shared by Stefanie Hossbach (St Margaret’s) while she is on LIA in Annonay.

    1. Stefanie has shared 61 photos taken in France for use as stimuli for the Individual Oral internal assessment.
    2. She has created a unit of work around the Anna Gavalda short story, “Happy Meal”.
    3. For use with the topics of “Travail” or “Bénévolat”, Stefanie has shared a worksheet based on an application letter. This provides the basis for discussion and practice around registers of language.
    4. An absolutely formidable resource shared by Stefanie is entitled “Le Bonheur”. This series of lessons looks at “happiness” from different angles using a variety of texts and references.  Stefanie’s lesson plans and resources are outstanding.

    I have also created a “drop-down” box with useful IB websites.  I encourage our IB teachers to have a look at these and to send me other websites which teachers may find useful.  As I do not teach IB myself, and have also found copyright to cover pretty much everything produced, I would welcome your resources, suggestions and useful links.

    NCEA resources

    1. Stefanie has made a comprehensive list of up-to-date expressions used by French youngsters. These can be found under Latest Trends on the Level 7 & 8 page.
    2. Anna Gavalda’s “Happy Meal” and associated unit of work can be found on the same page under Creative Arts 3. The Lettre de Motivation (IB point 3 above) can also be found under Getting a Job on the Level 7 & 8 page.
    3. Sue Pommerède has shared a resource for use at Level 1 & 2. Using the cultural aspect of “Les fêtes en France”, this combines culture with the practice of saying dates in French.  Two students work together asking for dates and giving dates in turn.  This can be found under Birthdays and special occasions
    4. Ray Genet’s inspiring ideas accompanying the song “SOS d’un terrien en detresse”, sung by the Kazakh singer, Dimash Kudaibergen, a contestant in a popular talent show in China, can be found on our Level 7 & 8 page, under The Creative Arts.
    5. An anonymous contribution suitable for Levels 3 & 4 (passé composé) has been placed under General Resources on this page. This is a Battleships game.  Thank you to whoever shared it!
    6. On our Levels 1 & 2 page under Belongings ~ pets and school items, I have placed a gapfill exercise shared by Laetitia Grall. Dealing with the “Dans mon sac” vocabulary, this guides students through the most useful words in a handy worksheet.
    7. Stefanie Hossbach’s series of lessons on “Le Bonheur” (see IB point 4) can be found on our Levels 7 & 8 page under Health and Well-being.

    Moderated questions from Auckland exam creation workshop

    On 1 April, 8 teachers gathered at St Mary’s and worked for several hours on the creation of single, moderated questions suitable for NCEA “mock” exams.  There are still quite a few questions in the process of being completed, but at the moment we have two uploaded onto the site and ready to go:

    1.4 Reading question created by Sue Birdsall (St Cuthbert’s) and Priscilla Pollard (St Mary’s) – topic:  Exchange to Nouméa

    2.4 Reading question created by Sue Birdsall (St Cuthbert’s) and Priscilla Pollard (St Mary’s) – topic:  Alex Hepburn, singer

    1.1 Listening question created by Sue Birdsall (St Cuthbert’s) and Priscilla Pollard (St Mary’s) – topic:  Travel abroad

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

    Mark Williams Award

    Application for the Mark Williams award 2017 are open! With 5 x  awards of $200 each, all members are eligible to apply for funding for a teacher led project which focuses on enhancing the students’ French learning experience.

    Full details are available on the application form go to the Mark Williams page, read the information and criteria for application and download and complete the application. Please note: As per point 5 of the application, teachers who receive the award are required to send a short report to the President after your event for publication on the Mark Williams page.


    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 The success and continuation of such events replies on your participation!

    À la prochaine!


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