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The Association of French Teachers in Victoria (AFTV Inc) is a professional association for French language teachers in Victoria.

In cooperation with its member associations, the AFTV supports teachers and learners of French throughout Victoria by providing quality services, including professional development for teachers and learning opportunities for students. The AFTV aims to encourage and promote the learning of French as an essential part of the school curriculum.

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FINAL CALL! AFTV Study Tour to New Caledonia for AFTV members and interstate Teachers of French - applications due 03 December

Tues 30 June – Tues 07 July 2015

TOUR APPLICATIONS close Wednesday 3 December 2014

With its blend of French and South Pacific cultures, New Caledonia is a rich and relevant educational destination for teachers of French in Australia. Following the success of previous study tours, the AFTV continues to support teachers to visit New Caledonia for their own Professional Learning and to assist them to prepare for future tours with their students.

The 2015 AFTV Study Tour for Teachers of French is for both first-time and previous visitors to New Caledonia. As in 2013, the Study Tour is also open to teachers of French from other states of Australia. The tour departs from Melbourne.

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2015 AFTV Membership now due

AFTV membership subscription provides access to all AFTV services and benefits until 31 December 2015.

Please note that AFTV Memberships for 2015 are now due. Please find below our rates for 2015:

  • Full Personal Membership Early Bird rate (until 31 January 2015): $65
  • Concession Membership (no or non-continuous employment): $40
  • First Year Out Teachers or Trainee Teachers: $10
  • Full Personal Membership Regular Rate (from 1 February 2015): $80
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Audio files for the listening section of the 2014 Matinée du Français

Listen to, and download, audio files for the listening section of the 2014 Matinée du Français

Listen to the tracks here

2014 AFTV Practice examination paper

The 2014 AFTV Practice Examination Paper is now available for members to download.

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2014 AFTV/FATFA Conference resources

2014 AFTV conference banner

The AFTV/FATFA Conference - 'Vivre le français au 21e siècle: transition, innovation, collaboration' was held at the University of Melbourne on 25 and 26 July 2014

View and download conference resources here

ACARA Australian Curriculum for French now available

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has made available the Australian Curriculum for French.

The curriculum for French, Foundation – Year 10 is now available here

The curriculum is awaiting endorsement from the Education Council (formerly known as the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood), but as per a decision taken by the Education Council, the curricululum is now available for states and territories to use in schools in their jurisdictions.

SHARED HISTORIES: Mémoires héritées, histoires partagées

Call for school projects 2014-2015

This call for projects is initiated jointly by the French Ministry of Education, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, the Victoria Department of Education, the New South Wales Department of Education, the New Zealand Association of French Teachers, the Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia, and the Embassies of France in Australia and New Zealand, with the support of WW100NZ and the Mission du Centenaire de la Première guerre mondiale.

As part of the commemoration of the First World War, secondary schools in France, New Zealand and Australia are invited to engage in collaborative projects on WW1. Selected projects may be eligible for financial support.

This call for projects aims to raise awareness among young New Zealand, Australian and French people about the contribution of the ANZAC in the fighting on the western front during WW1 and to highlight the historical links created between the three countries on this occasion. It seeks to bring together New Zealand, Australian and French youths to revive the memory of this major period of both countries’ common history and to explore its profound significance and impact.

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17 Reasons for Schools to Choose French

Here's a pdf file describing many of the reasons why your school should be teaching French!

10 Reasons to Learn French

Here is a pdf file from the Direction de la coopération culturelle et du français giving 10 reasons to learn/ study French.

Why Learn French?

why learn French?

Download this brochure, produced by the Victorian Department of Education, Employment and Training.

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