The Center for the Teaching of French is a collaborative effort of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, Yale University and the Connecticut State Board of Education. Its goal is to promote educational and cultural relationships, and foster school exchanges between Connecticut and the Académie de Toulouse, in France.
As part of the Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) at The MacMillan Center, it draws upon Yale University's extensive resources to develop and implement programs, services, and resources designed to advance understanding of France and French speaking areas of the world through outreach to education. The Center also collaborates with the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), the Alliances Francaises (Connecticut Chapters), and the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers to develop programs.
Additionally, the Center works with the Connecticut State Board of Education to encourage and support the use of the best pedagogical practices and disseminate innovative curricular models and material at all levels in Connecticut. It enriches the teaching of French language, literature and culture at the elementary, middle and secondary (K-12) levels, as well as at the post-secondary (university) level in the Connecticut. It contributes to the development of curricula and methods for training pre-service and in-service teachers.
For more information, please contact:
Center for the Teaching of French
Room 103, 230 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 432-1582