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Ateliers pédagogiques

Inscivez-vous

Dans le cadre de la formation continue des professeurs de français, nous vous proposons de mettre à disposition des Ateliers pédagogiques gratuits animés par le service linguistique du consulat. Vous êtes également tous invités à participer à l’atelier, de manière à ce qu’il soit le plus interactif possible, et que vous puissiez partager vos connaissances entre collègues.

Le perfectionnement linguistique


Sans le bain linguistique, loin des pays francophones, il est parfois difficile de maintenir un certain niveau de langue, et de ne pas être perdu devant les ‘nouvelles expressions’. Expressions idiomatiques, langage familier, mais également subtilités grammaticales ou difficultés orthographiques ; nous vous proposons un atelier qui reprendra les points dont vous avez besoin.

Incrivez-vous !

La civilisation


L’interculturel est une notion essentielle, que tous les enseignants de langue connaissent bien ! Mais comment faire passer l’ interculturel dans vos cours si vous ne côtoyez pas au quotidien la culture française. Qu’est la France d’aujourd’hui ? Que veut dire être français ? Et parler français… ? Ces questions vous intéressent ?

Inscrivez-vous !

Le cinéma:


Images, cultures, langue authentique, art… le cinéma semble être le médium idéal à intégrer dans vos cours de français. Mais comment l’utiliser ? Comment préparer la diffusion du film, et adapter vos séquences ? Nous vous proposons un atelier sur l’utilisation et l’exploitation pédagogique du film « Entre les murs » .

Inscrivez-vous!

Comment ça marche?

– Un thème vous intéresse? Postez votre commentaire, ou envoyez un e-mail à flora.djenadi@diplomatie.gouv.fr .

– Ce service est totalement gratuit.

N’hésitez pas!

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Bay Area Francophile Liste

Vous trouverez la newsletter hebdomadaire de Suzanne Toczyski très utile aux professeurs de français en cliquant sur ce lien:

http://www.sonoma.edu/users/t/toczyski/BAFLHomepage.shtml.

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Emplois.

Emplois

Ici, vous pourrez poster vos messages, si vous avez besoin d’un enseignant de français, ou si vous cherchez un poste de professeur de français.

Vous pouvez poster votre annonce en commentaire, ou l’envoyer à cette adresse.

Washington High School San Francisco

Wahsington High School – Richmond district 32nd avenue / Anza
Poste à temps complet : 5 classes de français comme langue étrangère – une classe de première année et 4 classes de deuxième année y compris une classe « HONORS » (niveau avancé).
Les cours ont lieu du lundi au vendredi de 8h30 à 3h15 avec une pause déjeuner de 45 minutes. Chaque classe dure 52 minutes et il y a une classe de préparation chaque jour.
La durée de ce poste serait d’environ 4 mois (de mi-février au 9 juin)
Toute personne intéressée peut me contacter à cette adresse électronique: fforcherio@yahoo.com
Fleur Forcherio-Shire

Les Saltinreves

Les saltinreves recrutent !

Nous sommes un troupe francophone de théâtre amateur basée à Palo Alto et nous recrutons!!!
Anciennement « Le Théâtre de la Baie du Sud », nous faisons peau neuve sous
le nom « Les saltinreves ».

Nous cherchons deux hommes pour monter la pièce de Carole Greep,
« J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites »:

– Vous voulez en savoir plus sur cette pièce? « Une comédie.
Ou comment une fausse manœuvre avec un téléphone portable vous fait
découvrir ce que vos meilleurs amis pensent vraiment de vous en réalité,
et ceci, juste avant leur arrivée pour un week-end dans votre maison de
campagne.

– Vous voulez faire notre connaissance? Appelez et venez nous rencontrer!

Néophytes bienvenus mais français courant nécessaire!

Contactez Sandrine au: 650 321 7247

ou par email: sandrine.ribeau@gmail.com

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We are a not-for-profit amateur French theater group based in Palo Alto and
we are
looking for new actors!!!
Formerly known as « Le Theatre de la Baie du Sud », we are now renamed « Les
saltinreves ».

We are planning to present a Carole Greep comedy in 2009 « J’aime beaucoup ce
que vous
faites » for which we are recruiting 2 male actors.
Beginners are welcome, but fluent French is required!

– Want to know a little more about this play? It\’s a comedy. Or how to make
a bad
move with a cell phone, get to know what your best friends really think
about you,
and this, right before arriving at their countryside house to spend the
week-end.

– Want to get to know us? Please call and come meet us!

Contact Sandrine at (650) 321-7247 or by email sandrine.ribeau@gmail.com.

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Cultural Newsletter
December 2008
 

 Consulate General of France in San Francisco


CINEMA


Fritz Lang’s Metropolis at Stanford

Score by Martin Matalon; Santa Rosa Symphony, conducted by Bruno Ferrandis

Saturday December 6, 2008, at 8:00pm
Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent-film masterpiece, Metropolis, has been lauded as a visual marvel and the first science fiction film. Restored by the Munich Film Museum, this classic of German Expressionist cinema comes to the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment by the Santa Rosa Symphony. The modern score was created in 1994 by Martin Matalon, who worked at Pierre Boulez’s IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) in Paris to produce a composition in which conventional instruments combine with computerized sound modeling and electronics in a vivid, jazz-infused soundtrack. This up-to-date soundscape complements the film’s ever-relevant themes of the wonders and perils of technology for a novel Metropolis experience both contemporary and classic.

Location: Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford Lively Arts, Stanford, CA

West Coast Premiere

Supported by the French-American fund for contemporary music

http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1957

François Truffaut ‘s The Wild Child, at SIFF
December 5-11, 2008
(1970, 83 min., French with English subtitles)
Inspired by an actual case in 18th Century France, Francois Truffaut’s poetic film tells the story of Victor, l’enfant sauvage—a child who was discovered living in the forest with wolves—and the doctor who adopted and tried to civilize him. Truffaut himself plays the young doctor, who works at a school for the deaf in Paris.
Friday December 5, 7:30pm
Saturday December 6, 2008, 3:00pm and 7:30pm

Sunday December 7, 2008, 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:30pm

Monday December 8, 2008, 7:30pm

Wednesday December 10, 2008, 7:30pm

Thursday December 11, 2008, 7:30pm

Location: SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer Street, McCaw Hall, Seattle Center

http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1956

Québec Film Week at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema

December 10 – 14, 2008

As Quebec celebrates its quadricentennial, there could be no better time to draw attention to its singular cinematic tradition. Along with seven recent works—many of which have won awards at festivals and showcases—the Film Society pays tribute to this history with a retrospective screening of Claude Jutra’s Mon Oncle Antoine. Included are films by brilliant established filmmakers such as Denys Arcand and Léa Pool alongside particularly strong debut works and provocative nonfiction features about Antarctica and the art world. This special program highlights the best of contemporary cinema and provides Bay Area audiences with unique opportunities to view exciting new films from Quebec and engage with bold filmmakers whose voices and visions will reward the adventurous.

Location: Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema, 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

http://www.sffs.org/events/index_series_quebec.html

Filmmaker Anne Aghion at the Exploratorium

December 14, 2008, starting at 11:00am

Ice Stories & the Cinema Arts Program Present Ice People with Film Director Anne Aghion in Person
Screenings: 11:00 am & 2:00 pm in the McBean Theater
Live Webcast: 1:00 pm in the Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio

The Exploratorium presents a unique afternoon with the scientists and filmmaker behind Ice People (2007, 77 min.), a documentary chronicling the claustrophobia, stillness, and beauty of living and doing research in Antarctica. Award-winning director Anne Aghion introduces her film in person and reunites with two of the film’s geologists, Drs. Allan Ashworth and Adam Lewis, as they speak with us live from Antarctica’s McMurdo Station.

Location: McBean Theater, Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco

http://www.exploratorium.edu/

NewZonia

Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at 6:00pm

An evening of creativity for the benefit of 142 throckmorton theatre and black rocks arts foundation. The documentary “Burning Man, Voyage in Utopia” by Laurent le Gall will screen at 6:00pm

Location: 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton avenue, Mill Valley, CA

http://www.142throckmortontheatre.com/


MUSIC


M83 at the Fillmore

Friday, November 28, 2008; Door: 8:00pm, Show: 9:00pm

“Saturdays = Youth”, M83’s fifth studio album was released on April 15, 2008 on Mute Records. It was recorded with Ken Thomas (known for his work with Sigur Rós, The Sugarcubes, Boys in a Band, Cocteau Twins and Suede), Ewan Pearson (who has also produced for Tracey Thorn, The Rapture and Ladytron) and Morgan Kibby (of The Romanovs).

Location: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94115

http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1952

Sébastien Tellier at Mezzanine

Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 9:00pm

French singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sébastien Tellier will be in concert at Mezzanine on December 4. Tellier’s first album, L’incroyable Vérité (The Incredible Truth), was released in 2001. Tellier went on tour with Air in support of the album and was joined on stage by world-renowned theremin player Pamelia Kurstin. L’incroyable Vérité is a pop album featuring styles from lo-fi electronica to bizarre cabaret tunes. The track, « Fantino », was chosen by Sofia Coppola for the soundtrack to her 2003 film Lost in Translation.

His third studio album Sexuality (an 11-track meditation on love-making) was produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk.

Location: Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street (@ Mint), San Francisco, CA

http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1951

The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and David Milnes will perform and discuss Pierre Boulez’s « Le Marteau sans maître »

Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 4:30pm

Widely regarded as Boulez’s first masterpiece, this celebrated, rarely performed work is where Boulez first began to “break the rules” of the total serialist technique that he had developed in his early years. The orchestration is unusual: mezzo-soprano, flute, three percussion, viola and guitar. Boulez uses familiar Western instruments to create Eastern sounds. Music Director David Milnes and the ensemble, along with guest mezzo-soprano Janna Baty, perform and discuss the piece in the beautifully designed and acoustically superb Presidio Interfaith Chapel. A versatile vocalist at home with both standard and contemporary repertoire, Baty earned rave reviews for her performance of this piece with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2006. Audience members are invited to stay for wine and snacks after the performance.

Location: Presidio Interfaith Chapel, 130 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA 94129

http://frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1949

The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players presents Furious Craft: Works for ensemble by Boulez and Francesconi; works for cello by Saariaho and Zhou.

Monday, December 8, 2008 at 8:00pm

Four pieces of intensity and craftmanship – two for ensemble and two for solo cello – warm this winter concert. Music Director David Milnes conducts the evening’s two ensemble pieces.

David Milnes and the players delve into Pierre Boulez’s rarely performed masterpiece, Le Marteau sans maître, as well as a smoldering work by Luca Francesconi featuring new ensemble member David Tanenbaum on guitar. Boulez’s unusual composition – for flute, guitar, viola, three percussion and mezzo-soprano – is widely regarded as his first great work. Two cello solos, played by Leighton Fong and Stephen Harrison, round out this powerful program.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm, moderated by Music Director David Milnes.

Location: Yerba Buena center for the Arts Forum, 701 Mission street at 3rd street, San Francisco

http://frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1950

Elodie O. on tour on the West coast, December 2008

Originally from Paris, elodieO sings, composes and arranges all the music on Stubborn with the exception of two re-arranged songs of by Serge Gainsbourg and The Cure. The album features guest spots from several internationally know artists, including Aaron and Jesse of the Brazilian Girls.

San Francisco:

The Elbo Room, December 15, 9:00pm

Location: The Elbo Room +Loop Station, 647 Valencia St, San Francisco

Portland:

Berbati’s Pan, December 17th, 9:00pm

Location: 213 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97204

Seattle:

The Skylark, December 18th, 10:00pm

Location: 3803 Delridge Way sw, Seattle,WA

http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article1948


ART


Yves Saint Laurent at the De Young Museum

Nov. 1, 2008 – March 1, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent, organized by FAMSF and The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, explores the design that made Saint Laurent famous, and his inspirations drawn from art, theatre, history, literature, and nature. The only U.S. venue, the exhibition contains more than 100 accessorized garments and sketches illustrating the lines, colors, and fundamentals of Saint Laurent’s work.
Location: De Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

« Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul », at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.

October 24, 2008– January 25, 2009

Strategically located on the commercial routes between China and India in the east and Europe in the west, Afghanistan was at the crossroads of civilizations in Central Asia. Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul explores the rich cultural heritage of ancient Afghanistan from the Bronze Age (2500 BCE) through the rise of trade along the Silk Road in the first century CE.

http://www.asianart.org/afghanistan.htm


OTHER EVENTS


Guy Clement Cohen at Crocker Galleria

December 1-31, 2008

French artist Guy Clement Cohen will inaugurate his exhibition along with Hessam Abrishami and Farok Ligvani on Thursday, December 4, 4:00-7:00pm

Location: Art People at Crocker Galleria, 50 Post Street level 2, #41, San Francisco

http://artpeople.net/

Holiday Wine Tasting Seminar at the Residence de France

December 10, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00pm
This fundraising event, organized by the Board of Directors and the Administration of the French American International School and International High School, will be held on December 10 at he Residence de France, with two renowned wine experts, Debbie Zachareas from Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant and Martine Saunier founder of Martine’s Wines Inc. The evening will focus on Burgundy wines with seven exceptional selections poured, including prestigious Burgundies from Perrot-Minot, Denis Mortet and Leroy, and a seminar on Burgundy tasting.  Hors d’oeuvres from the Burgundy region will accompany the tasting and wines will be available for purchase. The proceeds from this event will go to the the Campus Plus capital campaign to support the purchase and renovation of the new  66 Page Street Arts Pavilion.
Tickets: $160 per person
For more info, please call: 415-558-2018.


Our websites:

Official website of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy: http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?rubrique8

Official website of the Consulate General of France in San Francisco: http://www.consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org/

Official website of the French-American Cultural Society: http://facssf.wordpress.com/

Official website for Teachers of French: http://professeurs.wordpress.org


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Logo Film Society

logo Marianne

The San Francisco Film Society Education Program
&
Cultural Services – Consulate General of France in San Francisco


Present our annual French Films & Schools Screening


Two fantastic films to choose from this year! Select one or join us for both.


Thursday, October 9th 10:00 am Landmark’s Clay Theatre, San Francisco
Friday, October 10th 10:00 am Landmark’s Clay Theatre, San Francisco


Each fall, the Consulate General of France in San Francisco in collaboration with the San Francisco Film Society Education Program presents French Films & Schools, a free education program designed to expose high school French students in the Bay Area to the wonderful culture of France through film. The program also aims to broaden insights into other cultures, enhance foreign language aptitude, develop skills for critical analysis of film, and inspire a lifelong appreciation of cinema. Over the last few years French Films & Schools has challenged students with such films as: Brodeuses by Éléonore Faucher and Cyrano de Bergerac by Jean-Paul Rappeneau.

Entre les murs logo

Entre les murs (The Class)
Directed by Laurent Cantet (France 2008, 129 min)
French with English subtitles
Friday, October 10th 10:00 am Landmark’s Clay Theatre, San Francisco

Winner of the PALME D’OR at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival


A fully sustained immersion in the academics, attitudes and frequent altercations of a group of junior high school students, The Class is an adaptation of Francois Begaudeau’s 2006 novel, Entre les murs, documenting a year in the life of a classroom. The film’s roving HD cameras never once leave the school grounds and only rarely leave the classroom, which is presented here as a microcosm of cultural, intellectual and aspirational differences. Begaudeau himself plays teacher Francois Marin, a handsome, charismatic thirty-something whose playful, bristling approach seems an appropriate way of dealing with his often unruly and inattentive students. While the class has its share of diligent, well-behaved pupils like Asian immigrant Wei (Wei Huang), who speaks assuredly despite his less-than-perfect French, it’s the troublemakers who leave the most vivid impression. In a terrific screen debut that leaves plenty of room for his co-stars to shine, Begaudeau comes across as a likeable, admirably confident but flawed authority figure. The Class excels as both a character study and an inquiry into the proper parameters of education and discipline that will resonate in urban schools on both sides of the Atlantic.
http://www.hautetcourt.com/fiche.php?pkfilms=142
Note: Mild profanity
Suggested Subject Areas: French, Peer Issues, Political Science, Social Studies
Grades: 9-12


Chtis logo


Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the Sticks)
Directed by Dany Boon (France 2008, 106 min)
French with English subtitles
Thursday, October 9th 10:00 am Landmark’s Clay Theatre, San Francisco



In this time of non-stop election coverage we are often painfully reminded of how the United States is perceived, as a nation divided up into red and blue states. Here in California we to can sometimes be at fault as we compare our West Coast lives with our Midwestern neighbors. The United States is not the only country in the world to deal with regional stereotypes within it’s own borders. Join us with your students to give them a light hearted look at a problem that plagues the citizens of the world.

This little charmer came out of nowhere this spring to become the most successful French film of all time. In fact, nearly half the French population (over 25 million viewers) has seen it, and an American remake is already in the works. The only movie more successful in French cinema history was a little film named Titanic. Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis is a popular and familial comedy, entirely based on the exploitation of a very strong French cliché about the North region, and its people. Post office manager Phillipe longs for a transfer to the sunny, sophisticated South of France. But when his attempt to cheat his way into a transfer backfires, he is instead sent to Nord-Pas de Calais, which for most of the French might as well be a frozen version of Hell. This northern province—an area roughly equivalent to our deep Appalachia in its perceived absence of cultural elegance—is known for its chilly dampness, drunken, unemployable population, terrible food and impenetrable dialect known as Ch’timi. But Philippe soon learns to love these hicks so much that he must devise a strategy—with the help of the natives—to keep his left-behind wife from discovering his secret. Directed and co written by two-time acting César nominee Dany Boon, who also stars (and who is himself a proud Ch’ti), the film is a warm and uproarious send-up of regional prejudices and an embrace of inclusiveness that travels marvelously well to our side of the Atlantic, due to in part to its clever deployment of subtitles, which superbly translates the dense linguistic thicket of otherwise-très-Gallic gags.
http://www.chtinn.com/
Note: Mild profanity
Suggested Subject Areas: French, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Social Studies
Grades: 9-12

Space can be limited so please respond early if you and your students would like to attend. This event is free for teachers and their students. Please RSVP to kzwolfer@sffs.org with « French Films and Schools » in the subject line along with your name, school, and how many will be attending within the email. You may also call 415-561-5040

Study guides for these two movies will be very soon available. They will be sent directly to participating teachers, but also posted on this website, so that any French teacher can benefit it.

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