Please save the dates for our 2018-2019 AATF NY Metro Events!

Saturday, Dec. 1st: Second Annual NYU Maison Française/AATF NY Metro Conference, 9:30-3 (Free to all chapter members)

Our 2nd Annual NYU/AATF Workshop on Language Pedagogy will be happening Saturday, December 1st, at NYU's Maison Française. Co-presented by NYU's Department of French Literature, Thought, and Culture and the New York Metropolitan Chapter of AATF (American Association of Teachers of French), this free workshop for high school and college language teachers will feature presentations on the theme of “Promoting Student Engagement and Facilitating Oral Production.”

Registration for this workshop is required. Space is limited.


Please indicate your name, the name of your school, and level of French courses taught.

The workshop will be held at la Maison Française, located at 16 Washington Mews, at the corner of Washington Mews and University Place, one half-block north of Washington Square Park. The closest subway stations are are West 4thSt. (the A, B, C, D, E, F, and M lines) and 8thSt.-NYU (the R and W lines).

Workshop Program:

9:30 to 10:00 - Sign-in and coffee

10:00 to 10:10 - Opening remarks (John Moran and Polly Duke)

10:10 to 10:55 - Les Sujets qui fâchent: Fostering Student Engagement Through Debate (Olivier Berthe)

11:00 to 11:45 - Encouraging Autonomy Through a Student-Led Discussion Facilitation Project (Jamie Root)

11:50 to 12:35 - Stratégies et pistes pour l'expression orale: Confiance en soi et maîtrise du lexique (Jessamine Irwin, Anna-Caroline Prost, Kathleen Rizy)

12:40 to 1:40 - Lunch (provided to registered workshop participants)

1:45 to 2:30 - Le jeu: Moyen de motivation en cours de FLE (Samira Ait Jafour, Fatiha Bali, Jean-Philippe Graff)

Saturday, Feb. 2nd: Annual Columbia Maison Française/AATF NY Metro Conference, 9:30-3

March 2019: Cultural outing and Table Française (final details to be updated on website and sent via email)

May 2019: Annual Wine, Cheese, Chocolate & Jazz at Buckley School (final details to be updated on website and sent via email)

Please consider joining the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French. And please register your students for the National French Exam (to be taken in March). All information about membership and the Grand Concours can be found on the following website :