Welcome to the French Language Advocacy Wiki!
TWSFcollage2-whiteborder.pngThis Wiki is maintained by a task force of the AATF
(American Association of Teachers of French).

We’ve set up the Wiki so that anyone can download the resources here.

No password is necessary.
You don't need to "join," just enjoy!

You don’t need to be a "member" to take full advantage of the site. We’ve broken the large amount of content into categories you see on the right side of every page.

The Wiki is designed to help teachers, parents, and students find ways to
  • advocate for the French program in their schools and universities,
  • start a new French language program, and
  • even improve strong, active, and vibrant French programs.
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The Wiki does not need any more members to join, as the task force has
all the hands-on support it needs at the moment, but we would like to
hear from you about how we can improve the site, or
tailor the resources in any particular way.

Click on the “Give Us Feedback” button to send an email to the task force
at .
(However, if you use webmail, like Yahoo or Gmail, DON'T click on the envelope:
Just copy the email address and email us.)

Tell us what worked for you, what you’ve done that we may not have thought of,
or just tell us to keep going…

Thanks, and enjoy the site! We hope it inspires, encourages, and prepares us all to be better teachers, more active parents, and greater students…

What Does It Mean to Speak French?
A language is not only a means of communication, but also a mark of identity. Your commitment to the French language is not simply an interest in French culture, but also proof of a spirit of tolerance and open-mindedness which are the greatest aspects of that culture.
---Zachary Richard, singer/songwriter, is among the best-known
French-language performers in North America.

Choose a Section to Begin...
  1. Overview of Kit
  2. Advancing Arguments for Learning French
  3. Cultivating Allies for French Programs
  4. Advocating Trilingualism for Spanish-Language Students
  5. Responding to Program Threats
  6. Advocating at College and University Levels
  7. Using Technology for Promotion and Advocacy
  8. Finding Resources (with list of documents by title in Wiki)
  9. Acknowledgements