Welcome to the American Association of Teachers of French’s Commission for the Promotion of French site!

This site was created to help teachers, parents, and students find ways to promote the French, and French programs, in their schools, universities, and communities.

Over the past few years, in addition to its other projects, the Commission has updated four brochures published by the American Association of Teachers French: French By the Numbers, French is Not a ‘Foreign Language,’ Now Hiring: Global Competencies, and Why Learn French?  All are available in the  On-Line Store.

National French Week

Commission Chair Justin Charles’ contribution to the campaign using a photo from a recent trip to Rochefort, France.

In 2022, the Commission created template on Canva.com for French teachers, their former & current students**, and other French speakers to use to create their own image to share to celebrate the year’s theme of “Le Français, langue de la diversité / French, Language of Diversity”.

Particpants can use THIS TEMPLATE, add their own picture, and change its Position to the back. Those who share their picture on Instagram or Facebook* with #nationalfrenchweek22 and will have their picture shared on our commission’s Story during National French Week.

*users posting pictures with the hashtag prior to 11/8/22 at 11:59PM(HAST) give the Commission permission to feature their picture.
**Canva requires users to be 13 or older to sign up for an account, unless your school uses Canva for Education. Facebook and Instagram require users to be 13 or older to sign up for an account.

Previous National French Week Social Media Campaigns

The Commission will continue to create shareable images that align with each year’s theme.

Event Checklists

If you have planned an event to promote French in your school or community, please send any information or your checklist to be included on our site to aatffrenchpromotion@gmail.com


Community Events
Poisson d’Avril (see High School for files)
School Events
Poisson d’Avril (see High School for files)

Middle School

Community Events
Caroling in the Community: Caroling in the Community Cantiques de Noel
Poisson d’Avril (see High School for files)
School Events
Tombstones for Toussaint (see High School for files)
Poisson d’Avril (see High School for files)

High School

Community Events
Mardi Gras at the Library: Mardi Gras at the Library
Caroling in the Community (see Middle School for files)
Poisson d’Avril: Poisson d’Avril Fish Cutouts
School Events
Tombstones for Toussaint: Tombstones for Toussaint Tombstones for Toussiant
Poisson d’Avril (see Community Events for files)

College & University

Community Events
TOURNéES FESTIVAL – check link for current year’s deadlines
School Events

Upcoming Projects

The Commission is currently developing:

  1. a poster series to promote the study of French for use both in schools and in the community.
  2. a series of images shareable on social media to promote National French Week and the study of French beyond National French Week.

If you are interested in either of these projects, please contact us at aatffrenchpromotion@gmail.com