National French Week

La Semaine du français

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Organized by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), National French Week is an annual celebration of French language and francophone cultures. AATF organizations, Alliance française branches, and French departments across the country will join in promoting French and everything that goes along with it with assorted activities and events.

The purpose of National French Week is to increase our community's understanding and appreciation of the francophone world by finding interesting and entertaining ways of looking at how French touches our lives.

It's also a chance to learn about the dozens of countries and millions of people who speak this beautiful language.

If you are a French teacher, National French Week is the perfect opportunity to organize in-class and/or extracurricular events for current or potential students. Here are a few ideas with links to additional information.

For even more ideas, see French-themed celebrations.

And don't forget those all important expressions: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité and Vive la France !