Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Et une chanson plus intéressante chez les garçons


Voici les paroles de cette chanson 'Ce gamin là' de Boulevard des Airs et Vianney (le même chanteur de la chanson en dessous avec Joyce Jonathan).

Bon chant

Les filles d'aujourd'hui

Nous sommes formidables, les filles c'est vrai mais il y a des inconvénients aussi n'est-ce pas ?  Voici une chanson de Joyce Jonathan et Vianney qui s'appelle 'Les filles d'aujourd'hui' que vous pourriez utiliser en classe pour en discuter plus. Vous trouverez les paroles ici.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

End of year staff meeting for teachers of French

I like to think of us teachers of French in NZ as one big national staffroom. We support each other and work together with the same aims so why not have the opportunity to meet together virtually?

Join me on google hangouts on Wednesday 30th of November at 3.30pm to sum up the year, look forward to 2017 and discuss any issues or ideas with colleagues from around NZ.

Click here to join the video call. Try clicking the link in advance of joining us on the day as you might find you need to activate your Google+ account or have issues with sound or video. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like me to meet you online to test your sound and video.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Pascale Seignolles de l'Embassade partage un lien

Pascale veut partager avec nous cet article qui parle du passé composé et l'imparfait et qui se trouve sur le site-web Editions Maison des Langues. Ça pourrait intéresser certains parmi vous.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Venez nombreux - un grand journaliste et écrivain français fera son intervention à Auckland !

Check out the Alliance Française website for more details about how to hear Olivier speak and have the opportunity to ask him questions on Monday the 28th of November from 6pm at Old government House, University of Auckland.


Une soirée RACLETTE!!

Heike, le prof de français à Queen's High School à Dunedin a passé une soirée magnifique avec ses élèves - elles sont allées chez Heike où elles ont préparé et mangé un repas traditionel. À lire en-dessous.



La Raclette

Une bonne soirée chez le prof pour célébrer la fin de l’année a Queen’s High School.  Ce n’était pas seulement le repas qui était spécial pour cette classe de lycée mais c’était aussi la préparation ensemble qui faisait beaucoup de plaisir à tout le monde !  Bon appétit !



Vérité ou mensonge ?

Voici un lien vers un article d'un blog ou vous trouverez une idée pour vos seniors à utiliser en 2017. Si vous voulez lire plus de cet auteur voici son blog.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Make the most of curriculum support in 2017

Being that Learning Languages is one of the eight learning areas (not the eighth!) we are fortunate to have many opportunities for support and growth available in 2017. I encourage you to take up one of the following opportunities offered through ILEP. Please contact me if you want to more or can’t quite figure out how to sign up.
We never know how long these brilliant opportunities will be available to us Languages Teachers so jump on board before it’s too late!
Introduction programme- aimed at teachers who are new to teaching languages. One year, inquiry based programme that fits perfectly with your school appraisal system.
Consolidation programme- for teachers with experience in teaching languages. An inquiry programme that you shape based on your needs. You will receive ongoing support during the year and this programme fits perfectly with your school appraisal system.
Stage de Nouméa – applications are not yet open for the Stage but I would love to hear from you if you are interested in receiving an application as soon as they are available. The Stage will run for 3 weeks in 2017 and will start after Easter in the first week of the Term One holidays with a return to NZ at the end of the first week back in Term Two i.e 5 days away from school. Teachers are expected to make a contribution to this 3 week immersion experience – the 2016 travelers paid $500 and I expect the costs to be similar for 2017.
While you’re in Nouméa you will stay with a host family, attend language courses at the university, spend time in a school observing and making connections (possible exchanges if you want), cultural outings and loads more. This is a stunning opportunity for you to make the most of.
ALL LEVELS OF FRENCH LANGUAGE/TEACHING WELCOME.
TPDL – a brilliant programme that will demand a lot of your time but will be so worth it after the year of study, language learning and in school support.
All of the above are great ways of creating networks and links with other languages teachers in NZ, sharing ideas and supporting each other. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing a pool of us Frenchies signed up for 2017.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nos pensées vous accompagnent






































To all of our wonderful colleagues and friends who have suffered in the earthquakes this morning please know that our community is thinking of you and very ready to help should you require anything. Please don't hesitate to call on us to support you with planning, moderation quoi que ce  soit !




Monday, November 7, 2016

Thinking about a project for 2017?

Why not start a joint venture between your school and one in New Caledonia or France and base it around WW1 commemorations? Here's a link to an article that was recently published in the Education Gazette calling for NZ schools to join the Shared Histories project which is an initiative from the French Embassy.

Your project can be as small or large as you and your school like. There is no obligation to travel to see your partner school although that is very welcome if it works for both parties.

Be in touch if you'd like support getting involved in this project.




Le Concours des dix mots - profitez-en

Je diffuse l'information suivante de la part de Pascale Seignolles à l'Ambassade de France à Wellington. 



En prévision de la semaine mondiale de la langue française et de la francophonie du 18 au 26 mars 2017,  le Concours des dix mots vise à sensibiliser à la langue française et invite chacun à jouer et à s'exprimer sous une forme littéraire ou artistique de septembre à juin.
En 2017, le concours « Dis-moi dix mots » invitera à découvrir que le français est une langue qui évolue et sait s'adapter à l'univers numérique qui façonne notre quotidien, en inventant de nouveaux mots ou en en faisant évoluer le sens.
Piloté par le ministère de l’Éducation nationale en partenariat avec les ministères de la Culture, des Affaires étrangères et de l’Agriculture et l’Institut français, le Concours des dix mots invite les classes à réaliser collectivement une production artistique ou littéraire reposant sur un travail linguistique à partir des dix mots :
avatar, canular, émoticône, favori(te), fureteur(euse) héberger, nomade, nuage, pirate et télésnober.



Comment et qui peut participer ?

Public : Les classes de français des établissements d'enseignement secondaire étrangers , FLE-FLS, filières bilingues francophones.
Prix : un voyage et le séjour en France de 2 lauréats issus d’un établissement d’enseignement étranger sera pris en charge par l’Institut français (2 élèves et 1 enseignant).
Une cérémonie de remise des prix sera organisée à Paris au printemps 2017.  
Calendrier
  • Du 1er octobre 2016 au 31 janvier 2017 : inscriptions des enseignants participants sur la plateforme du Concours des dix mots 
  • 20 mars 2017 : date limite d'envoi des productions.

La présentation et des outils promotionnels et pédagogiques sont à votre disposition pour une large diffusion dans vos réseaux, accessibles en téléchargement sur la plateforme du Concours Dis-moi dix mots 
-          le dépliant de l’opération, 
-          le livret des dix mots,
-          des fiches pédagogiques FLE, 
-          une exposition 
-          et des vidéos des dix mots
Note : depuis 2014, la diffusion de produits dérivés et la commande des ressources en format papier ne sont plus assurés par l’Institut français.

Je vous signale également qu’un autre concours « chansons sans frontières » est diffusable ; tous les renseignements sont sur ce lien

Give blood, save lives and parlez français !

Yesterday I gave blood and happened across two lovely nurses Junvi and Jacqui, who ensured the process went smoothly for me. Chatting through the donation period I mentioned that I have one of the best jobs in NZ so when these two discovered I was the French Adviser out come a streak of beautiful French sentences asking me how I was, presenting themselves and telling me about their language learning journeys.

Junvi et Jacqui de NZ Blood

It was a pleasure to meet two lovely people who took the risk to speak French and know that this has connected them to new people and cultures as well as personal growth.

Share this with your students to let them know that nursing is a career where understanding another language and therefore culture will help you excel in your career.

Thanks so much to Junvi and Jacqui as well as NZ Blood for an easy and enjoyable blood donation as well as being so open to a photo to promote language learning in NZ.

Bonne continuation !

4 Reasons to Learn a New Language - TED Talk

Check out this TED talk...you could suggest starting your BOT or staff meeting with this as food for thought!


Il neige à Paris

Voici un site-web du journal 20 minutes où vous trouverez une vidéo des photos de la neige à Paris grâce aux internautes de Paris.




Sunday, November 6, 2016

Southland and Dunedin - fantastic network and jobs available!

Last week was a pleasure to head back to where it all started for me - Dunedin, where I went to school and trained to be a teacher and Southland where my first teaching job stole my heart and propelled my ambition.
Le département de langues à Southland Girls' High School; Mary Marshall de Verdon College;Elizabeth Roy de Southland Girls' avec ses élèves; Christine Black de James Hargest College avec Nic Jegousse de Central Southland College; une jolie vue ensoleillée à Gore à Southland.  

How lucky is NZ to have teachers of French from Cape Reinga to Bluff who are passionate, dedicated professionals who are doing everything to ensure that each student gets the best experience of learning the French language and culture. Elizabeth Roy at Southland Girls' High School has found that the AIM method is working really well for her junior students. Elizabeth also has a supportive management team who are actively promoting languages to their students and as a result every language at Southland Girls' has seen impressive growth in numbers for 2017 - contact me to get in touch with Elizabeth to know more.
Mary Marshall from Verdon College is introducing an Accounting standard in her Level 1 French course next year - this will add a new dimension for students to consider and could be something you think about...if Accounting isn't your forté then perhaps Health, Food and Nutrition or Media Studies takes your fancy. Let me know if you'd like to speak with Mary or have a look at her Accounting resources.

Christine at James Hargest College in Invercargill has started the ball rolling on Langsem 2017 for the Southland and Otago regions. Contact me to get in touch with Christine and pick her brains for ideas for your own region.
Rachel McDonald from Bayfield High School and the Bayfield High School banner on a Dunner Stunner day; Students at Columba College enjoy un café de détente with Jacqueline Hill; view over the harbour from Rotary Park in Dunedin. 

Dunedin has some open doors with jobs for 2017 and would be an excellent place for new teachers to work with supportive colleagues and lovely students while enjoying affordable housing and easy traffic. Sing out if you'd like to know how to get your foot in the door in this wonderful southern city.

Speech competition between schools


 A speech competition that started many years ago by Jasmine Hanaway at Sutton Park Primary School in Auckland took place this year at Sancta Maria College in Term Three.

 Students from Sutton Park Primary School, Sancta Maria College, Kings College and Macleans High School spoke on diverse topics from French gastronomie to homework to travelling the world. All students showed fantastic strength of character to prepare and deliver speeches which were well structured and showed multiple perspectives. It was my pleasure to judge this competition and it was a difficult job given the high standard of speeches. We even had half time entertainment in the way of Sutton Park Primary students who sung a French song to us!!







If you'd like to start a competition like this in your region for younger students then feel free to contact me and I'll put you in contact with Jasmine and Sue who can share their thoughts.

Job opportunity

Recherche Professeur des Ecoles pour programme scolaire bilingue "La Découverte” à Christchurch

French-speaking teacher for bi-lingual class in Christchurch, Years 0-6 (5-11 years old).

Part-time 0.6.

We seek expressions of Interest for a highly motivated native French-speaking teacher, committed to providing students enrolled in our French-English bi-lingual program with quality learning experiences that ensure the student is central in directing his or her own learning.

Applicants must be fluent in French and have a working knowledge of English. A teaching qualification is required as well as experience teaching children. A working knowledge of the New
Zealand curriculum is desired (but not essential).

The teaching will be fully in French but the teacher is expected to be an integral part of the school
team. Initially the French speaking class will be a small group of French speaking students between the age of 5 and 11.

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery is a special character public school currently located in Aidanfield,
Christchurch (and relocating to the city centre in a couple of years). The bilingual program is supported by the Frenz School Inc. association and a local committee of parents.

For more information about the program please contact us by email francaisachch@gmail.com or
visit www.frenzschool.org.nz.

For more information about the school please visit www.aotawhiti.school.nz.

To submit your expression of interest please email us your CV (in English) and a short letter (in French) by email.

Applications close 09 November 2016 at 4pm.

A bientôt!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Peut-être vous préféreriez un échange à Salon de Provence ?

Michel Wisniewski est un ancien assistant de français qui a passé un an à Dunedin en 1998-1999. Il travaille actuellement comme professeur d'anglais au lycée Adam De Craponne à Salon de Provence et il voudrait monter un échange avec une école en NZ. Ses élèves sont en seconde et première donc entre 15 et 17 ans. Michel a comme but de communiquer tout d'abord entre les deux écoles avec l'idée de venir en NZ et accueillir des néo-zélandais en France. 

Given that Salon de Provence is in the south and an olive producing area he thought it might be nice to pair with a school in a region of NZ that deals with olives too but if you are not in one of these areas and want to make the most of a stunning part of France then get in quick and contact Michel directly. 




École à Lifou cherche un partenariat pour un échange scolaire



Morgane RIGOURD a ouvert cette année une section euro-océanienne (ses élèves ont 2h d'anglais en plus) et elle aimerait organiser un échange scolaire l'an prochain avec une école néo-zélandaise. Morgane a une classe de 18 jeunes qui ont 12/13 ans. Ca pourrait être une très belle experience pour vous et vos élèves aussi que votre école.

Morgane souhaite commencer avec un échange virtuel et elle a comme but de venir en NZ plus tard dans l'année.

N'hésitez pas à contacter Morgane si vous voulez en savoir plus.

UAE students want penpals in NZ

Hilary Hunt recently left Marlborough and is now working in the UAE (right next to Dubai) where she is loving the challenge and enjoying the different lifestyle.
Hilary has a class of eight Year 12 students at Victoria International School of Sharjah who are learning French and would love to connect with a Year 12 NZ class so that all students can write to each other in French and share their experiences of learning a new language and culture as well as sharing their own.
If this is something you are interested in setting up for the 2017 school year then please feel free to contact Hilary.