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It is tomorrow that the National Week of La Francophonie (SNF) begins on the theme "Just for the pleasure of playing". Until March 21, the ACELF offers a full program to allow young people and adults to play and have fun in French.
The Semaine nationale de la Francophonie is a celebration that is part of the Meeting of the Francophonie and which aims to stimulate, in schools, the development of a dynamic Francophone cultural identity and a strong sense of belonging to the Francophonie.
This year, games are in the spotlight with contests, educational activities, reading suggestions and recognition events to have fun with words, expressions, cultures, language and with all of the French-speaking world.
A photo, a challenge, my Francophonie
The competition Self-portrait is a simple, fun and educational photo and writing challenge to discover and showcase Canada's French-speaking diversity. Groups are invited to submit a photo accompanied by a text respecting the theme and criteria related to their age group:
Early childhood component: I like to play
“Free or directed, play is part of children's learning. And the possibilities are endless for them to learn while having fun! "
- Photo: Take a photo of the group of children playing their favorite game.
- Text: Write the game and state why it is the children's favorite game, in 140 characters or less (approximately 20 words).
To see the presentation video, the checklist and examples as well as to register your group, visit the early childhood section.
Primary section: play with words
“What's the best way to learn? In pleasure, through play, using French as the language of the heart! The French language is rich in words, and those words are damn beautiful! Let's have fun with them! "
- Choose a word of the French language with the students;
- Ask the students to write the chosen word by making the letters with their bodies;
- Take a photo of the word thus created;
- Explain the word choice, in 140 characters or less (approximately 20 words);
- Fill out the registration form to send the photo and the short text.
To see the presentation video, the checklist and examples as well as to register your group, visit the primary section page.
Secondary section: play with expressions
“There is no age to play, to learn through play and to use French as the language of the heart! The French language is rich in expressions! Let's have fun! "
- Choose an expression with the students;
- Mimic the chosen expression and take a photo;
- Write the expression and explain it, in 140 characters or less (approximately 20 words);
- Fill out the registration form to send the photo and the short text (explanations).
To see the presentation video, the checklist and examples as well as to register your group, visit the secondary section page.
In all streams, groups must be made up of at least three people. A whole group can also participate but only one photo per class is allowed. Several gift sets will be awarded to the winning photos in each section.
The deadline for submitting your Self-portrait is March 21, 2018.
The photos will be presented from the launch of the SNF on 1er March, and in the meantime, it is possible to see those of the 2017 edition here.
Other opportunities to express and celebrate the Francophonie
A French-speaking mosaic for the international day
The French-speaking mosaic is a collaborative communication campaign that will be launched on the occasion of the International Francophonie Day on March 20. The ACELF invites you to express your pride in being French-speaking on the social networks within you signing up for the campaign.
Emphasize the involvement of your Bitten of the Francophonie
The Semaine nationale de la Francophonie is also a golden opportunity to recognize and honor the remarkable achievements in Francophonie of students, colleagues, parents or members of the community.
The Bitten are people who stand out for their efforts and their commitment to the Francophonie. You can organize a ceremony to award certificates of recognition to the recipients.
In addition, you can register your Mordicus in the national competition by submitting a short text that describes why he or she is THE or THE Bitten in its category: students, adults, volunteer, Francophile.
To be won: a library of cultural products worth 500$ including books, music and films.
And to finish…
Are you lacking ideas for bringing the Francophonie to life for your students? ACELF finally offers twenty educational activities that are adaptable to the age of your students as well as book suggestions.