Welcome to the Association of French Teachers in Victoria.

The Association of French Teachers in Victoria (AFTV Inc) is a professional association for French language teachers in Victoria. 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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AFTV 2024 Membership renewal

AFTV membership provides discounted rates for AFTV teacher and student activities, unlimited access to AFTV member-only resources and regular emails providing important information for French educators about AFTV activities as well as the wider French teaching community.

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Kit pédagogique "N'oubliez jamais"

AFTV committee members and a group of dedicated volunteers have been working on the education kit project "N'oubliez jamais" since 2022. A 20-minute documentary was made on the life of Esther Wise, who was a 15-year-old Jewish girl during World War Two and survived the Holocaust. After the war, Esther migrated to Melbourne, Australia where she still lives today at age 99.

The volunteers worked tirelessly to create comprehension and communicative activities based on Esther's personal story as she relates it in the documentary. The kit offers differentiated activities for years 9-10 and years 11-12 and is free for all AFTV members and non-members.

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    Education Kit official launch: L-R: Naya Seelig-Schnattner, AFTV Vice-President Lucie Dickens, Esther Wise, the French Ambassador to Australia, Pierre-André Imbert and Honorary Consul of France, Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie.



    What's On

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    Jan
    31
    Dec
    Teacher activity
    Croissants Plus

    Croissants Plus

    Croissants Plus | AFTV and Gourmet Kitchen

    Right here in Melbourne you can learn to make your own essentials of French gastronomy and culture and even pass on these skills to your students.

    The AFTV takes pleasure in offering AFTV Members the opportunity to attend one of 3 classes at a date of your choice throughout 2024.

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    24
    Jul
    Teacher activity
    AFTV Tech it easy with Joe Dale: Adapting new technologies

    AFTV Tech it easy with Joe Dale: Adapting new technologies

    Adapting new technologies to empower language teaching, learning and assessment

    The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into language teaching, learning, and assessment presents a groundbreaking shift in educational paradigms. As we stand on the cusp of a new era in education, it becomes imperative for educators to harness the power of AI to foster enhanced learning environments. 

    Venue Online Zoom webinar

    Date Wednesday 24 July 2024

    Time 5.00pm to 6.30pm

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    24
    Jul
    Teacher activity
    AFTV Language Maintenance Almaje Term 3 2024

    AFTV Language Maintenance Almaje Term 3 2024

    We are pleased to offer online French conversation classes in Term 3 2024.

    The online classes are delivered by Marilyne Lopez of Almaje Language School.

    Dates
    Wednesday 24 July to Wednesday 28 August

    Time 6.15pm to 7.45pm

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    26
    Jul
    Student activity
    AFTV Sortie Cinéma pour les Juniors - Nina et le secret du hérisson

    AFTV Sortie Cinéma pour les Juniors - Nina et le secret du hérisson

    We have pleasure in inviting your junior students to a special screening of Nina and the Secret of the Hedgehog, an exquisite adventure about a young girl with a wild curiosity and love for her family.

    Venue Cinema Como

    Date
    Friday 26 July

    Time
    10. 20am                                                                 

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    02
    Aug
    Teacher activity
    AFTV Nailing it! Preparing for the VCE French oral & written exams

    AFTV Nailing it! Preparing for the VCE French oral & written exams

    This full day program will equip participants with relevant and up to date information to effectively prepare students for the oral and written French VCE examinations.

    Date Friday 2 August 2024

    Venue Catholic Leadership Centre

    Time 9.30am - 3.30pm

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    04
    Aug
    Teacher activity
    AFTV Cultural / PL : THE LUME and Leonardo da Vinci - 500 Years of Genius

    AFTV Cultural / PL : THE LUME and Leonardo da Vinci - 500 Years of Genius

    The AFTV has secured a limited number of places to visit this exhibition dedicated to exploring the life of the greatest creative genius the world has ever known,  Leonardo da Vinci, THE LUME'S most ambitious, immersive and breathtaking experience yet‍.  

    Venue  The Lume Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Date Sunday 4 August 

    Time 10.45am

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    09
    Aug
    Student activity
    AFTV 2024 Soirée Trivia Années 9 & 10

    AFTV 2024 Soirée Trivia Années 9 & 10

    AFTV Soirée Trivia is back AGAIN in 2024! A night of learning and fun for your Years 9 & 10 french students.

    Date Friday 9 August 2024

    Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm (approx)

    Venue Sacré Cœur, 172 Burke Road Glen Iris 3146

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    17
    Aug
    Teacher activity
    AFTV 2024 Atelier Théâtre: Stage Your Classes

    AFTV 2024 Atelier Théâtre: Stage Your Classes

    Theatre workshops for teachers of French return with bells and whistle.

    Une série de 2 ateliers : Stage your classes!

    SAMEDI 17 AOÛT 2024 PLEINS FEUX SUR MES PROPRES OUTILS - CORPS et VOIX

    SAMEDI 9 NOVEMBRE 2024 PLEINS FEUX SUR LES TEXTES de la LANGUE FRANÇAISE

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    22
    Aug
    Teacher activity
    AFTV Club Littéraire Pour Les Enseignants

    AFTV Club Littéraire Pour Les Enseignants

    An AFTV / Forum de la Francophonie Initiative

    We would like to invite you to participate in our 2nd  book club. Participation is free.

    Two sessions will be held on Thursday 22 August and Thursday 5 September at 6.00pm at Monash University, Caulfield.

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    Previous Events

    12
    Jun
    Teacher activity
    Compte Rendu - AFTV Nailing it! Marking Unit 4 SAC

    Compte Rendu - AFTV Nailing it! Marking Unit 4 SAC

    On 12 June, 15 participants took part in Nailing It! Cross-marking Unit 4 SAC. 

    They explored how to interpret and use the performance descriptors to assess Unit 4 SAC, discussed how to implement strategies to assess and mark Unit 4 SAC, worked collaboratively to assess sample SAC and shared best practice. 

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    03
    Jun
    Teacher activity
    Compte Rendu - AFTV Nailing it! Assessing VCE French Units 2 & 4

    Compte Rendu - AFTV Nailing it! Assessing VCE French Units 2 & 4

    On 3 June was held the second session of the AFTV 2024 Nailing it! Series focussing on designing outcomes for Units 2 and 4.

    30 teachers came together and it was again a great opportunity to network and deepen their understanding of study design.

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    20
    May
    Teacher activity
    Compte Rendu - AFTV Tech it easy - Tech-tastic Teaching!

    Compte Rendu - AFTV Tech it easy - Tech-tastic Teaching!

    On Monday 20 May, a group of educators participated in the AFTV's first Tech It Easy workshops for 2024: Tech-tastic Teaching - Crafting Compelling Language Lessons with Technology.

    The 'Tech-tastic Teaching' session, guided by Philippe Messer, was a vibrant professional development event that brought educators together to explore some fun and engaging ways to include technology in the languages classroom.  

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    19
    May
    Teacher activity
    Compte rendu - AFTV Cultural PL: Paris comes to Bendigo! It’s in the BAG!

    Compte rendu - AFTV Cultural PL: Paris comes to Bendigo! It’s in the BAG!

    23 AFTV Members and Guests had an early start on Sunday 19 May, to arrive in Bendigo for our 3 part excursion- an introductory lecture at the Latrobe Art Institute delivered by Delphine Laboreau-Ormancey, (Tête-à-Tête), On View café's French themed lunch and then of course the exhibition itself: Paris - Impressions of Life 1880 - 1925

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    26
    Apr
    Student activity
    WINNERS - AFTV - La Francophonie à travers les Jeux Olympiques

    WINNERS - AFTV - La Francophonie à travers les Jeux Olympiques

    We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Forum de la Francophonie & AFTV Junior Video Competition! Congratulations to all the students who participated and showcased their creativity and talent.

    Students designed a mascot representing a French-speaking country at the 2024 Paris Olympics, and presented their design in a video.

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    25
    Mar
    Teacher activity
    Compte Rendu - AFTV 2024 Online Conference

    Compte Rendu - AFTV 2024 Online Conference

    On 25 March was held the AFTV online conference that offered a variety of professional learning sessions all aimed at supporting teachers to build and increase student motivation in the French classroom.

    The conference opened with a brilliant and thought-provoking interactive workshop by renown Dr Liam Printer on building intrinsic motivation. The workshop was extremely well received, and we all gained practical ideas and renewed motivation ourselves! Thank you to Dr Liam Printer for taking the time on a Sunday night at 10.45 pm Switzerland time to share his expertise with us.

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    19
    Feb
    Teacher activity
    Compte Rendu - Nailing it! Assessing VCE French Units 1 & 3

    Compte Rendu - Nailing it! Assessing VCE French Units 1 & 3

    On 19 February, 34 teachers from across Victoria and one who flew all the way from South Korea for the day attended the first session of the AFTV 2024 Nailing it! series.

    The workshop was a great opportunity for teachers of the VCE course to get together, network and discuss their understanding of the course assessment requirements. During the workshop we examined how to design effective outcomes using examples, shared useful tips and advice on how to prepare students, design rubrics, give effective feedback and what to keep in mind when marking Unit 3 outcomes.

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    28
    Oct
    Teacher activity
    Compte rendu - AFTV Atelier Théâtre

    Compte rendu - AFTV Atelier Théâtre

    There is no other way to report on this event than by expressing immense gratitude. So, MILLE MERCIS Natacha Muller, director of The French Loop for guiding us during a whole day and showing us ways to create 'des occasions théâtrales' in our classes. An apt sub-title for l'Atelier théâtre would be FAIRE FEU DE TOUT BOIS, the name of one of the workshops proposed.

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