TOFA conference

Every year, the Teacher Of French Association  organises a conference for French Teachers called “Le Stage à la Plage“. This full-day event is the most important professional development opportunity for French teachers in WA. It provides primary, secondary, independent and pre-service teachers with teaching strategies and hands-on activities for use in the classroom, helps teachers developing ideas for promoting the teaching of French and supports teachers with the implementation of the curriculum. This social event is also a great opportunity to grow your network, meet new colleagues and share experiences with teachers from all over Western Australia.

For 2019 edition, the TOFA team is delighted to bring Dr. GianFranco Conti‘s expertise to Perth and provide WA’s French Techers with some great presentations and workshops. To celebrate the 90th birthday of Tintin, we have chosen to base our conference around the theme of comic strips and the concepts of Dialogue, Authenticité & Humour.

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Meet Gianfranco Conti, the 2019 TOFA Conference guest speaker

Gianfranco is an international keynote speaker, professional development provider, writer of instructional materials, blogger as well as a well acclaimed author of books and articles on language pedagogy.  He has been a language teacher for around 30 years and the founder of the free language learning website www.language-gym.com as well as the winner of the 2015 TES (Times Educational Supplement) best-resource-contributor award. He is the co-author with Steve Smith of the best-selling book for ML teachers ‘The language teacher toolkit‘ .

Gianfranco will be presenting some of his most popular workshops, including Maximising and optimising retention,  Teaching Listening from the bottom up and Fun and effective techniques to develop oral fluency.

Download GianFranco’s document “Hacking the receptive skills”

The 2018 Conference