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50 Teachers of French Attend Summer Class at Embassy

50 Teachers of French Attend Summer Class at Embassy

Published on June 18, 2013
Free Training Program Focuses on Use of Media in the Classroom

During the last week of June 2013, 50 American teachers of French from the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, gathered at the French embassy in Washington, D.C. to participate in a free summer training session.

Teachers surround trainers Christelle Bagnard and Saïd Nourine, and the French embassy’s Marie-Catherine Glaser (sitting at the table).

This year’s program focused on the use of the media in the classroom, and the best method to evaluate students. Trainers Christelle Bagnard and Saïd Nourine hosted a series of workshops putting the teachers in real-life situations, such as opinion debates and text analysis.

“We wanted them to be able to use what we taught them immediately in their classrooms,” said Saïd Nourine, who praised the “very high pedagogical level” of the teachers.

This third edition of the program was organized by Marie-Catherine Glaser from the embassy’s Cultural Services Department, in partnership with publishing companies CLE International and Maison des Langues Editions.

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