Thank you to all our members and donors!

The American Journal of French Studies is proud to present you the two professors of the year who have achieved tremendous success in the French classroom!

For the year 2020, Lafayette High School teacher Laure Warner asked numerous students to submit an essay and she has been awarded the title of “Best High School teacher of the year” by the American Journal of French Studies for her willingness to promote the French language through our writing contest. Also in 2020, the students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have submitted the highest number of essays in the Undergraduate division, and Assistant Professor Charly Verstraet has been awarded a monetary prize of $100 and the title of “Best University Professor of the year” for his relentless efforts to offer his students a viable way to write and be published in French.

They have each been awarded $100 prize for their commitment to the French language in the United States, made possible by your memberships and donations.  They share with us their gratitude for your support:

 

 

 

Charly Verstraet

Je tiens à remercier chaleureusement le American Journal of French Studies, son équipe, ses membres et généreux donateurs pour le prix de « professeur universitaire de l’année » qui m’a été décerné.

C’est un grand honneur de recevoir une telle distinction qui réaffirme mon engagement envers le partage de la langue et culture française avec mes étudiants à l’Université d’Alabama à Birmingham et au-delà.

Merci à l’AJFS de contribuer également au rayonnement du français aux Etats-Unis, notamment par ce concours qui offre une opportunité unique aux étudiants de s’exprimer en français. 

I would like to warmly thank the American Journal of French studies, its team, members, and generous donors for bestowing me with the « Best University Professor of the Year » award.

It is a great honor to receive such a distinction, which reaffirms my commitment to share the French language and culture with my students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and beyond.

Thank you to AJFS for contributing to the outreach of the French language in the United States, notably through this contest that offers a unique opportunity for students to express themselves in French.  

Laure Warner

Je tiens sincèrement à remercier le conseil de l’AJFS, ses membres et généreux donateurs de m’avoir choisi comme bénéficiaire de ce prix. Je suis très reconnaissante de cet honneur.

C’est grâce à votre organisation que mes élèves ont eu depuis deux ans l’opportunité de partager leurs idées, leurs expériences et leur passion pour la langue française. Je remercie aussi mes élèves d’avoir soumis leurs écrits avec enthousiasme.

Nous allons continuer à montrer que le français est bien vivant en Louisiane !

I would like to sincerely thank the AJFS Board, its members and generous donors for choosing me as the recipient of this award. I am very grateful for this honor.

It is thanks to your organization that my students have had for the past two years the opportunity to share their ideas, their experiences and their passion for the French language. I also thank my students for submitting their papers with enthusiasm.

We will continue to show that French is alive and well in Louisiana!