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Delegate Assembly Saturday

French Government Webinars & Contest

On Sale in September: Learning with Legends

National Francophone Culture Trivia Contest

NEW National French Week promo kit & add-ons

Are you a Thrivent member?

AATF Giving Tuesday Campaign

The AATF Delegate Assembly will take place on Saturday, September 23 at 11am ET/10am CT/9am MT/8am PT/ 6am HT online, via Zoom. All AATF members are invited to attend; only official delegates will vote. Voting will take place via Google Form after the Delegate Assembly, and chapter officers will share the names and email addresses of official delegates with AATF HQ. After hearing reports from the Regional Reps and the Editors, the slate of candidates for fall elections and the FY2024 budget will be presented.

Chapter presidents, please enter the information for your delegates on the Google form shared by AATF Administrative Assistant, Maxwell. Didn't receive the link? Please email him to request it.

Delegate Assembly Registration

Important Information about Membership Renewal Invoices

In order to be more sustainable/eco-friendly and to be better stewards with valuable membership dollars, the AATF has decided to mail membership renewal notices only to emeritus members and members without email addresses. Membership renewal invoices will be emailed to all other members. You can join/renew online HERE or print and mail in a membership form, found HERE. Merci de votre compréhsension.

Profitez de ces offres de l'Ambassade de France aux États-Unis et des Services Culturelles!

1/ Presentation of CAVILAM- Alliance française brand-new Pedagogical Kit "Olymp'kit"


On the occasion of the Olympic Games scheduled to be held in France in 2024, the CAVILAM - Alliance Française is proud to present its brand-new Pedagogical Kit "Olymp'kit," designed for this global-scale event. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the French language, Francophonie, and sports, all united around the values of Olympism. Discover the sports disciplines and the athletes, both men and women, who push their limits to qualify for the Games and achieve excellence in competition.


At the heart of this Kit, athletes from various national backgrounds, including Paralympic disciplines, embody the spirit of commitment, self-transcendence, and respect for rules and opponents in the context of competition. This kit is designed for a wide audience within an educational context, particularly for French world language or dual language educators, learners and teachers seeking to integrate it into their teaching methodology.


The webinar, taking place on Saturday, September 30th at 8am-9:30pm EST, will showcase the different resources offered by Olymp'kit for an engaging journey, where language, culture, and sports come together to celebrate the Olympic spirit and the richness of Francophone diversity.


Please complete the following online form to register and receive the webinar Zoom link. The link will be sent during the week of September 25th.


Please also find additional information (in French) attached to this email.



2/ Sport Headline Contest



On the occasion of the 2024 Rugby World Cup hosted in France, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in partnership with French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) invite all French-speaking classes and learners, including public and private schools, Alliance françaises, and the FLAM association in the United States the opportunity to embark on a creative journey by participating in design contest where you will have the chance to design a captivating front-page templates. Participants are invited to select a sports photograph and craft a compelling title, mirroring the distinctive style of L’Equipe, the renowned French sports newspaper.


This contest serves as a platform for creative expression and sports journalism exploration. Participants, along with French teachers, are invited to use the following accompanying workbook to guide and inspire by providing front-page templates from prominent sports publications such as Centre for Media and Information Education (CLEMI) and French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF).


Complete this form to register.

All contest submission will be made to this email:


Bonne chance!

Back-to-School offer from TV5MONDE

TV5MONDE will offer a 6-month TV5MONDE streaming subscription to the first 500 AATF members who fill out a brief form by September 15. You must be a current AATF member to qualify for this subscription and you will need your AATF membership ID (at the top of this email) for the form. Need to check your membership status or confirm your AATF member ID? Check the first box of this email. Questions? Please email Maxwell at:

Get your free 6-month subscription HERE.
Not A Current Member? Join Here!

Looking to try something new in your curriculum?

The AATF is here to help! Our publication 'Learning with Legends' contains World-Readiness Standards-aligned activities for eight (8) francophone legends. The activities are great for students at all levels (including DLI) and can be used all year long. Click on the button below to see the full table of contents and a sample activity.

The virtual download is on sale for $5 (+ $3.75 credit card processing fee) for the whole month of September!

Buy it HERE!

Are you a Thrivent member or do you have a financial product through Thrivent? If so, the AATF is now an approved organization to receive your Thrivent Choice Dollars. When allocating your Thrivent Choice Dollars, simply select the AATF as a/the designated recepient. Merci!

The AATF National French Week National Francophone Culture Trivia Contest

Who: Students in Grades 6-12 and undergraduate college/university students

What: A fun contest to test knowledge about the francophone world

Where: Round 1 contest is held via Kahoot!

When: Wednesday, Nov 1-Friday, November 10

Why: To have fun & celebrate la francophonie. Students can win up to $200 and teachers can win a free AATF membership for 2024

Cost: FREE!

More info HERE.

This year we will not post the links to the Kahoots on the contest website, as we suspect that students may have been accessing them to practice. We are asking teachers to register. Teachers will receive the links to the Kahoots after filling out this form and after having been verified as a French teacher (and not a student). Please feel free to register now, and the links to the Kahoots will be emailed to you before the contest begins on Nov 1. Merci!

AATF Announces NEW National French Week Promotional Kit

You spoke, we listened! We heard your feedback, and the new, improved promo kit includes more items designed to appeal to students and teachers alike for less.

This kit is priced at $20 and features

  • 5 National French Week latex balloons
  • 40 full-color National French Week logo stickers (2" round)
  • 24 Francophone Country Flag Stickers (2" round, pearl finish)
  • 10 National French Week pencils
  • 5 Novelty Croissant Erasers
  • 1 National French Week Poster

Flat items come neatly packaged in a reusable folder

Add-ons include:

Stickers, pencils, and t-shirts are also available in the AATF store.

Kits and add-ons available now!

NFW Merchandise

Don't forget that AATF members may participate in Fédération des Alliance Française events free or at a reduced cost. Conversation groups, author talks, cooking demonstrations, and more are available to AATF members. Check out the upcoming events HERE.

Not A Current Member? Join Here!

Seeking Giving Tuesday Campaign Sponsors

The AATF is planning to launch an NPR-style Giving Tuesday campaign. If you are financially able and willing to contribute matching funds (either a set matching dollar amount or a gift based on how many others donate), please let Megan Diercks know. All monetary gifts to the AATF are tax-deductible and can be earmarked for a particular cause (scholarships, awards, etc...). Any gift, no matter how small, is appreciated. Merci!

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