Category: Teachers


Preparing to study French at university: tips from Marjorie Huet-Martin

This post is part of a monthly series on bridging the gap between secondary and higher education. It is intended for students and teachers from both systems to reflect on how to make the transition smoother.   Marjorie Huet-Martin is a Senior Teaching Fellow in French at the University of...

Preparing students to study French at university: tips from Antonia Wimbush

This post is part of a monthly series on bridging the gap between secondary and higher education. It is intended for students and teachers from both systems to reflect on how to make the transition smoother.   Dr Antonia Wimbush is a Teaching Fellow in Politics, Languages & Internatio...

The ASMCF Annual Conference Celebrates the Association’s 40th anniversary

The ASMCF will celebrate its fortieth anniversary at the Annual Conference, which is taking place from 4-6th September 2019 at the University of London Paris on the theme of the transnational city. Full details for the event and the programme can be found here....

Extended deadline for the Schools Liaison & Outreach Funding Initiative

The ASMCF’s Schools Liaison and Outreach Funding Initiative offers up to £500 to support members of the Association who organise teacher- or pupil-focused events which fulfill the following objectives: promote the learning of French in its social, political, historical and cultural context i...

Teaching Vichy and the Occupation: ASMCF-funded workshop for teachers

The Vichy regime and the German Occupation of France in the Second World War is a mainstay of A-Level curricula for French. Whether taught in the form of a set text or as a stand-alone module or topic, the Occupation is one of the few constants across examination boards. The one-day workshop, ‘Tea...

University of Stirling Schools Event

In June 2019, French at the University of Stirling ran a series of seminars, CPD workshops and plenary sessions for Higher and Advanced Higher pupils and teachers from schools across Scotland, supported by the ASMCF Schools Liaison and Outreach Fund and by the University of Stirling’s Division of ...

Teaching Vichy and the Occupation

Academics and teaching staff at the University of Warwick, Aston University and Finham Park School in Coventry were awarded £500 from our Schools' Liaison and Outreach Activities fund to organise an event on sharing best practice and creating additional teaching resources on the topic of the Occupa...

Post-16 French Enrichment Day on Environmental and Medical Issues

The ASMCF was delighted to support the Post-16 Enrichment Day on Environmental and Medical Issues at the University of Bristol on 11 May 2019 through its Schools’ Liaison and Outreach Activities. You can find a report of the day, written by Dr Daniel Finch-Race here....

Post-16 French Enrichment Day on Environmental and Medical Issues

The ASMCF was delighted to support the Post-16 Enrichment Day on Environmental and Medical Issues at the University of Bristol on 11 May 2019 through its Schools' Liaison and Outreach Activities. Below you can find a report of the day, written by Dr Daniel Finch-Race:   #EnviroMedicalHuma...

Four successful applications to the Schools’ Liaison and Outreach Activities Fund

We are delighted to announce that four projects have been successful in the first round of the 2019 Schools’ Liaison and Outreach Activities Fund. Led by schools or by universities in different parts of the country, these projects demonstrate the range of actions and themes in which ASMCF members ...

ASMCF-funded project report: Queen University Belfast’s A-Level French Day

On 25 January 2019, 150 AS-Level pupils and their teachers from across Northern Ireland participated in a major outreach day hosted by French Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, funded by the ASMCF's Schools Liaison & Outreach Activities Fund. Demand for this event greatly exceeded supply a...

ASMCF Annual Conference 2019

Gathering in Paris to mark its 40th anniversary, the ASMCF annual conference on The Transnational City is co-organised and co-hosted by the University of London Institute and Paris and the American University of Paris. Ths conference will consider the ways in which changing and accelerating patte...

Schools’ Liaison and Outreach Activities

This fund promotes the learning of French in its social, political, historical and cultural context in schools to prepare pupils for the diversity of content of current UK French degrees. The fund, up to £500, is also designed to assist teachers who wish to engage in personal intellectual developm...

Individual Membership

Membership dues are currently £46 (US$82; €53) per year. Individual membership includes a year's subscription to the journal Modern & Contemporary France, entitlement to reduced conference rates, voting rights at Association meetings and eligibility for Association funding in support of appr...

Outreach Funding Initiative

The ASMCF’s Schools Liaison and Outreach Funding Initiative offers up to £500 to support members of the Association who organise teacher- or pupil-focused events which fulfill the following objectives: Promote the learning of French in its social, political, historical and cultural contex...

Comics and Nation 2017

Comics & Nation’, a two-day international event held at Bangor University with the generous support of the ASMCF, brought together scholars working on a variety of cultures and disciplines to provide a forum for the discussion of the interrelation between comic art and nation. The conferenc...

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