For several years AISWA French teachers have been participating in the French Teachers’ Project in France during the last week of Term 1 and the April school holidays. Registrations for another tour in 2015 are now open.
As language teachers we know that the BEST way to improve our content knowledge and language skills we need to spend time in-country. This two week tour not only offers opportunities for that, but also the chance to improve pedagogical content knowledge with guidance from experts Nadine Fraize and Richard Tallaron of Langue et Terre and LFEE.
Download the programme for the 2015 French Teacher Project in France and find out more.
This year’s participant Terry Daly writes “In a pleasant atmosphere of mutual support, teachers of French from Scotland, England and Australia joined together to improve their French speaking abilities, their cultural knowledge and their knowledge of pedagogy. The first week was spent in Rennes, a pretty University town with a lively student body, especially on a Friday night as we discovered!” Click here to read more.
Maria Melchiorre writes “Nadine is a dynamic presenter, and her team were professional, dedicated and passionate. The course was ideally suited to our needs, with information sessions often followed up by practical sessions in and around Rennes. We were looked after very well indeed. The accommodation was very convenient and comfortable and the group outings were lots of fun. Personally, the highlight for me was my time in the college in Lyon, where I experienced for the first time in my teaching career what it is like to be a teacher in the French education system.” Click here to read more.
Irikidzai Mukwekwezekei makes the comment "One thing I have always wanted is to create a link with a French school so that my students have an opportunity to communicate with French students. This visit to Rennes helped me to create such links and hopefully this will develop into possibility of exchange visits for the students!" Click here to read more.
Hear what the 2013 AISWA participants had to say about the tour.