August 26, 2012

French Immersion at Wright State University

From the Ohio Foreign Language Association listserv:

We are writing to invite you and your students to participate in our tenth annual French Language immersion program, *IMMERSION FRANÇAISE 2012, Le Canada Francophone: Pays des Merveilles*. Designed for advanced high school French students (French 3 and above), the program will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, at Wright State University. Participants pledge to speak only French during those hours, in which there will be a variety of activities such as:

1) Cérémonie d’ouverture, défilé des drapeaux
2) Salles interactives (musique, culture, sport, danse)
3) Déjeuner / musique
4) Trivia, tapez la mouche
5) Jeux, activités
6) Causerie avec des étudiants de WSU

As always, we aim for this to be a fun, low-stress event. Our goal is to encourage your students to continue with French and to give you an enjoyable day of program development. We offer all participating teachers a goodie bag with pedagogical materials, and as much moral and professional support as we can give. Teachers wishing to earn CEU's for the day may contact us to discuss ideas for contributing to the success of the event (administering a poster contest, for example).

ELIGIBILITY: To participate in the program, students must be in third level or above of high school French and be willing to speak only French during the program.
COST TO STUDENTS: $15 (non-refundable) per student, payable to "Wright State University" (includes registration fee, registration packet with French goodie bag, activities, lunch, WSU French Club tee-shirt and certificat de participation).
COST TO TEACHERS: No charge to participating teachers or French-speaking parent chaperones. Teachers receive pedagogical material free of charge.
PARTICIPATION LIMITED TO FIRST 250 STUDENTS!!! Please e-mail us ASAP your intent to participate and send us an approximate estimate of participants in order to reserve your place.
APPLICATION MATERIALS: E-mail inquiries to *frenchimmersionwsu at gmail dot com* We hope to see you and your students at WSU!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: *Friday, Oct. 5th* is the deadline for completed applications and payment in full. After the deadline, we will invite waitlisted schools to attend.

Dr. Kirsten Halling, Associate Professor of French
Dr. Marie Hertzler, Associate Professor of French
Professeur Pascale Abadie, Lecturer of French
Professeur Karine Daddah, Instructor of French
Professeur Michèle McCarty, Adjunct Instructor of French
Professeur Erica Otto, Adjunct Instructor of French
Professeur Michelle Mize, Adjunct Instructor of French
Samantha Stewart, Présidente du Club de français

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