QUEBEC, March 4, 2011 - The Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) is proud to present the 19th edition of the Semaine nationale de la francophonie (SNF) which begins today and will run until the 20th March as part of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie. Under the theme " Interact to enrich yourself / My colors + your flavors = our masterpieces! », The ACELF invites educational circles to celebrate their attachment to the French language and culture through educational activities and competitions.
Vox pop: a new showcase in Francophonie
Teachers are invited to send ACELF a video, a short text, a digital photo montage or any other creative project that they wish to share with the Canadian Francophonie. All projects are displayed on the page Vox pop from acelf.ca.
ACELF Facebook followers are invited to answer the question "What colors or flavors does the Francophonie have in your life?" By writing their answer under the discussion tab, by March 20, participants have a chance to win a ipod touch containing French songs from across Canada. Beautiful musical discoveries in sight!
Suggestions for children's books
With the collaboration of Librairie Pantoute, ACELF made a list of children's book suggestions for different age groups related to the theme of the Semaine nationale de la francophonie 2011.
Draw a portrait of my Francophonie
The ACELF invites Francophones aged 7 to 20 to submit a photo representing their Francophonie and the theme of the SNF 2011. Photos must be submitted by Internet (www.acelf.ca/snf). One ipod touch will be awarded by drawing lots. ACELF would like to thank the Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities (FCFA) for its support within the framework of this competition. Deadline for participation: March 26, 2011.
Early childhood books
This competition is intended for Francophone organizations and individuals working in Canada with Francophone children under 6 years of age. Participants must provide a book produced by their young people on the theme of their choice related to the French language. Twenty book libraries of a value of 500 $ each will be offered by lottery. The ACELF would like to thank the Association for Preschool Education of Quebec (AÉPQ) and the Commission nationale des parents francophones (CNPF) for their support in this competition. Deadline for participation: March 26, 2011.
ACELF presents the competition Bitten so that each school can present a certificate of recognition to a young person, an adult and a member of the community to underline their commitment to the promotion of the French language and culture and to foster their sense of belonging to the Francophonie . A souvenir object will be given to all recipients registered on the Wall of Mordicus of the Francophonie. The ACELF will also award, by drawing lots, a
library of cultural products worth 500 $ offered by the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF). The ACELF would like to thank the FCCF as well as the Quebec Association of Elementary Teachers (AQEP), the Quebec Association of French Teachers (AQPF), the Canadian Teachers' Federation (FCE) and the Federation of Communities Francophones et acadienne du Canada (FCFA) for their support in this competition. Deadline for participation: March 26, 2011.
Educational activities to discover!
The ACELF is once again offering many educational activities for early childhood, primary and secondary education. These activities are developed on the theme of the SNF. Once again, they will encourage young people to open up to diversity, to create links and to become aware of their role as ambassadors of the Francophonie in their community. The activities are available on the ACELF website at www.acelf.ca/snf.
The ACELF is proud to count among its collaborators the Canadian Foundation for the Dialogue of Cultures and the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and also thanks all its other partners: the Department of Canadian Heritage, 12 provincial and provincial ministries of education. territories, the Quebec Preschool Education Association (AÉPQ), the Quebec Association of Elementary Teachers (AQEP), the Quebec Association of French Teachers (AQPF), the Commission nationale des parents francophones (CNPF) ), the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF), the Canadian Federation for French Literacy (FCAF), the French Canadian Cultural Federation (FCCF), the Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities of Canada (FCFA), the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (FJCF), the Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ), the National Federation of Francophone School Boards (FNCSF), the Librairie Pantoute and the Société Radio-Canada.
Those who wish to obtain additional information are invited to contact the SNF coordinator, Ms. Annie Côté, at the following telephone number: 418 681-4661, or by email.
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