National French Week Event for Teachers
Come join your AATF colleagues on the campus of Elmhurst College for an evening with the Consul General of France in Chicago, Guillaume Lacroix.
Guillaume Lacroix became consul general of France in Chicago in 2017, after diplomatic assignments to the Department of African and Indian Ocean Affairs in Paris, the French Embassy in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. In celebration of National French Week, Lacroix’s talk at Elmhurst will focus on the concept of contemporary French identity and, more broadly, integration in and of Europe.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Admission for the keynote speech is free
Registration Required for the Pre-Event Apéro
Start planning now for a National French Week celebration in your school and community!
On this site, you'll find opportunities for student competition and ideas for fun activities to bring the French language and francophone cultures into the spotlight!
Remember that every activity from large to small can be an effective promotional event for the study of French, especially when students are involved. Need ideas? Start with the National French Week tips below. And, if you miss the dates above, you can choose any week and make it your very own French week.
Trivia, video, meme and poster contest deadlines for our chapter contests are posted on our calendar. Contest rules and guidelines will be available mid-October. Please be aware that National-level contests may have different rules and deadlines. The teachers of contest winners will be contacted at the end of December.