6 great news!

1) I’m pleased to let you know that I am offering 3 workshops on “Let’s DO Great Teaching” that will be happening in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in Term 4. Please read the flyer that relates to your location for further information and book your participation asap. If the location of the workshops is too far away for you, contact me and let’s see if we can arrange one in your region. I am certainly keen to gather and enthuse teachers in the Wairarapa/Manawatu and Hawkes Bay regions. Let me know if you are keen.

In Christchurch: https://profpassionblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/french-workshop-29-oct-18.pdf

In Wellington: https://profpassionblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/french-workshop7-nov-2018.pdf

In Auckland: https://profpassionblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/french-workshop-9-nov-18.pdf


2) Here is a sample of what my latest blogs are about: how to create an effective focus on form, non-violent communication, Maslow’s needs pyramid, the 3 types of gaps in the Task-Based approach, my 3Cs of a successful student-teacher relationship, … Pick the one you are interested in and check it out here: https://profpassion.blog/blog/ and then click on the date to read the whole blog.

3) While you are in my blog site, please follow me: https://profpassion.blog/follow/ so you can receive my blogs, news, links, resources directly.

4) I would like to encourage you to read the very well-thought out and clear “Strategy for Languages in Education in Aotearoa New Zealand 2019 – 2033” that our own Morgan Patterson, director of ILEP, has been a part of in putting together. Please follow the link to read the strategy paper. The description of the work is below.

Towards developing a National Languages Policy

Jeff Johnstone (Director, Education Consultancy, Cognition Education Group), Morgan Patterson (Director, International Languages, Exchanges and Pathways (ILEP), Auckland Uniservices), and Susan Warren (Chief Executive, COMET Te Hononga Akoranga) have prepared a proposal for strengthening languages education in Aotearoa New Zealand in the context of the current education setting – “Strategy for Languages in Education in Aotearoa New Zealand 2019 – 2033”.

They have recently submitted the proposal to Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education, other Ministers and shadow Ministers as well as to many key players in the education sector and government organisations. The authors hope the strategy paper will be the catalyst in starting the next steps towards developing a National Languages Policy.

5) After the first 2 very well-received webinars on the Task-Based approach, here is the link to the third one: https://auckland.zoom.us/j/943505607

The title of this third webinar is: How to deliver the main task product through an effective cooperative task. It will happen from 8 to 8:30pm on Monday the 24th of Sep. One advice please: keep your mute on when you are not talking. Thank you.

6) Lastly, find below a message from the embassy regarding a free MOOC online course on how to teach French as a Foreign Language:

Les inscriptions pour la quatrième session du MOOC / CLOM (cours en ligne ouvert et massif) « Enseigner le français langue étrangère aujourd’hui » sont ouvertes.


Réalisé par le CAVILAM – Alliance française, ce MOOC / CLOM a pour objet de présenter les principes de base de l’enseignement du français langue étrangèreC’est le premier MOOC / CLOM certifiant dans ce domaine. Il est ouvert à tous. Il a obtenu le soutien de l’Institut français, de l’OIF, de l’AUF, de la FIPF et de l’Université Clermont Auvergne.


La session débutera le mercredi 26 septembre 2018.

Déjà plus de 20 000 personnes inscrites ! 


Ce MOOC / CLOM a rencontré un énorme succès d’audience dans 178 pays sur les trois premières sessions et plus de 3 600 candidats ayant obtenu le certificat de suivi.


Cette formation de courte durée, simple et structurante, permet de développer et d’améliorer les compétences professionnelles pour enseigner le français langue étrangère et seconde et constitue pour certains participants, une première certification professionnelle.


La formation est entièrement gratuite, seules les attestations sont payantes : 35 € pour l’attestation de suivi seul et 55 € pour les deux attestations : attestation de suivi + attestation de réussite.


Nous vous remercions pour votre soutien à ce projet et vous serions reconnaissants de relayer l’information sur le lancement de la quatrième session sur vos réseaux.


Bien cordialement à vous.


À très bientôt.


L’équipe du CAVILAM – Alliance Française

Manu, Conseiller National pour les profs de français

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