Arlington: Haley Receives Training Grant

Arlington: Haley Receives Training Grant

Wakefield High School French teacher, Susan Haley, was awarded a training grant from the French government to study for two weeks in Vichy, France. The grant (Stage Pédagogique de Courte Durée) includes housing with a French family, daily classes focusing on teaching French as a Foreign Language, as well as French language and culture. It is sponsored by CAVILAM - Alliance Française. CAVILAM stands for “Centre d’Approches Vivantes des Langues et des Médias”, which means “Center for Living Approaches to Language and Media.” Additionally, a stipend towards plane and train fares, as well as teaching materials is provided.


Wakefield High School French teacher Susan Haley (left) with Francoise Duvivier, an English teacher at the Lycée Chanzy in CharlevilleMézières.

In 2016, a total of 20 awards were granted in the United States: 16 awards to teachers of French as a Foreign Language, and four for teachers in French bilingual schools.

The Embassy of France is presenting a program on "How to Create Immersion Classes in French in a Public School" on Wednesday, April 13, from 7-8:30 pm at the Salle Tocqueville, Embassy of France, 4401 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. Entry is $10 for members of Alliance Française, $15 for non-members. For more information contact or 301-529-7810.

For more about awards for French language teaching, see: