Online Teachers Workshops 2024

Online Teachers Workshops 2024

Kick off 2024 with online professional development workshops brought to you in collaboration with the Alliances Françaises d’Amérique du Nord that will provide you with great tools on how to engage and motivate your students ! We are delighted to offer the following workshops and stay tuned as we continue to update you.

Participants will receive (upon request) a certification of participation for the hours of the training that can be used to prove professional development hours. Participation in each session in full is required to receive a Certificate of Completion. 

Upcoming Workshops:



“Dix astuces pour développer sa créativité avec son téléphone portable” – Wilfried MERCKLEN et Elkouria CHIAHOU
February 8
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

“Enseigner la francophonie et l’interculturalité” – Emma FRANKS et Brett LIPSHUTZ
February 17
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EST)

With 321 million speakers worldwide, French occupies a significant place. In this context, teaching French as a foreign language must represent the cultural diversity of the French-speaking world. This module will highlight resources relating to French-speaking countries, accompanied by examples of relevant activities that encourage intercultural exchange.



“Présentation des ressources Sport et Olympisme” – Sophie PICAVET
March 22
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EST)



“Les étapes de la construction d’une unité didactique” – Emma FRANKS et Brett LIPSHUTZ
April 20
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EST)

The aim of this module is to clearly explain the steps involved in constructing a teaching unit. It will make teachers more comfortable with the structured construction of a course, enabling them to adapt an already prepared teaching sheet to the needs of their group of learners. At the end of this intervention, the teacher in initial training will have the basics to create a teaching unit based on a relevant authentic document.



“Osez l’Intelligence Artificielle en classe de FLE” – CAVILAM Alliance Française de Vichy
May 16
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EST)

Does A.I. fascinate you? Does it frighten you? Perhaps you feel a mixture of both. In this workshop, we’ll start by defining A.I. and the key terms that go with it. We’ll look at the precautions to be taken with this technology. We’ll discover various A.I.-related sites and applications: the great classics like ChatGPT or DALL.E, but not only. How about generating a 360° universe? Create a person who doesn’t exist? Or chat with the Little Prince? We’ll be looking at how A.I. can become an ally for the language teacher, but also at the limits of its help. Finally, we’ll look at how it can be used in the classroom in practical, relevant ways.

“Apprendre et enseigner le français avec l’actualité internationale” – RFI
May 17
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST)

Le français facile avec RFI is a site for learning French with international news. A platform for learning French by listening to the radio, offering audio content and teaching resources adapted to new uses, thanks to innovations that enhance the user experience.



“Les ressources pédagogiques développées par le CAVILAM” – CAVILAM Alliance Française de Vichy
June 6
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EST)

For nearly 60 years, CAVILAM – Alliance française, a leading institution in the teaching of French language and culture, has offered a comprehensive range of educational resources designed to support and inspire teachers of French around the world.
Renowned partners such as TV5MONDE, the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and the Institut Français offer privileged access to rich and varied cultural resources that enable teachers to integrate Francophone culture authentically into their lessons.

Using captivating audiovisual aids, films, music and news documents from the major French-language media, as well as interactive activities and practical, fun exercises, these original teaching tools, adapted to all levels, meet the challenge of making learning French both effective and engaging!

“Les stratégie pour engager et fidéliser les apprenants débutants” – Emma FRANKS et Brett LIPSHUTZ
June 15
12:00 PM – 14:00 PM (EST)

American learners don’t have the same profile as European learners. It’s important to take their particular profile into account to engage them in their learning and, above all, retain them. Beginners are vulnerable and enroll in French courses for a variety of reasons. They are difficult to reach and retain because French is not a language that is vital to them. This module will present concrete strategies and tools for adapting your FLE teaching so that beginners get the first experience of French they were hoping for.



“L’utilisation pédagogique de documents authentiques” – Emma FRANKS et Brett LIPSHUTZ
August 31
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EST)

Beyond language methods, it’s essential that teachers are able to diversify their resources to deliver relevant courses, adapted to the needs and profile of their learners. This module will highlight free, interactive resources available on the Internet and via Culturethèque.



“Apprendre le français avec TV5 Monde” – Richard BOSSUET
October 10
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (EST)

Join Richard BOSSUET, as this workshop aim will be to encourage teachers to incorporate audiovisual materials into their classroom. The “Apprendre le français avec TV5 Monde” now includes over 4,000 exercises, language aids and tests. Created for self-directed learning, this wealth of resources can also be used to support face-to-face or distance learning courses. During this workshop, we’ll look at how to enrich and complete a course with tools and functions that enable you to quickly find resources adapted to your needs and your students’ interests.

“Enseigner le français avec TV5 Monde : Explorer les mondes francophones” – Richard BOSSUET
October 17
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EST)

Available worldwide and already used by tens of thousands of teachers, the “Learn and teach French with TV5MONDE” approach is based on the use of television sequences and teaching resources from the website. After this workshop, participants will know how to easily introduce motivating resources based on French-language programs on a variety of themes (cultural news, tourism, gastronomy, fashion, daily life, etc.) into their classroom practices.

“L’éducation aux médias en classe de FLE” – Emma FRANKS et Brett LIPSHUTZ
October 19
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EST)

This module is based on practical activities that can be used to improve all language skills in the FLE classroom, including phonology. Media resources, concrete tools and journalistic techniques will be presented to make learners more active in their learning and more cautious in the face of the multitude of information they receive.



Thank you for your interest, stay connected as we keep you informed about our upcoming activities. Don’t forget to visit our article on En route pour les jeux olympiques a series of educational initiatives curated in celebration of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.