Bank of educational activities, intervention tools, annual conference, refresher training… are you familiar with the many offers of the Association canadienne d'études de langue française (ACELF)? They are not only for francophone minority communities ...
The Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF )'s main mission is to promote French and help Francophones in Canada in their identity construction. This desire is reflected in different ways, many of which are likely to be of interest to stakeholders at different levels of education. Indeed, ACELF is a particularly active organization which designs educational activities and tools, organizes an annual conference and offers various professional development and networking programs.
Completely free and accessible in self-service, the bank of educational activities of ACELF contains more than 550 teaching ideas and scenarios for learners aged 4 to 20. The way in which this bank is built makes it possible to search for activities quickly, and this, according to various criteria. The many themes covered range from the arts to the sciences, including economics, justice and community life. A search filter allows you to find activities aimed at a specific age group, such as 9-10-11 year olds, for example.
In addition to the bank of educational activities, the ACELF site also offers several educational intervention tools, such as learning notebooks or thematic kits.
Each year, the ACELF organizes a conference on the practices, challenges and expertise in Francophone education. This conference is aimed at all those concerned with French-speaking education, including teachers, school administrators, educational advisers and, of course, parents and learners. The themes discussed will be of interest to stakeholders at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels. This year the annual congress will be held in Halifax from September 25-27.
ACELF also offers professional development, teaching internships, exchange and networking activities and much more ...
It would be wrong to believe that only francophone minority communities in Canada can benefit from the resources of this organization. Anyone involved in issues relating to the teaching, promotion and enhancement of the French language will benefit from knowing these resources.