ELSA is the English Language Schools Association for international and bilingual schools in France. Our Association is a network of educators and administrators working for schools that deliver all or part of their curriculum in English. The flagship event is our annual conference known as Teacher Development Day (TDD), held in Paris and open to members or non-members alike. The TDD gathers over 300 delegates and a dozen leading educational companies in the Exhibitor room for a full day. ELSA presently has a network of 38 members including international schools and educational consultants in France.
ELSA-France is a non-profit making association composed of schools in France which offer advanced programs of study in English. Its mission is to provide up-to-date information on those seeking schools in English, and to facilitate communication, cooperation, and professional growth among member schools. ELSA also serves as a link between its members, associate members, and other local, regional and professional groups. For more information please visit the Member Schools page.
The Teacher Development Day otherwise known as TDD is the showcase event for ELSA, the national association of English-language and bilingual schools in France. In recent years it has become the leading annual Anglophone teacher forum in France. This annual event that runs all day for an estimated 300 teachers and administrators of ELSA-France member schools and interested educators in France and abroad. It consists of approximately nine streams of workshop and presentation sessions for primary, middle and upper school teachers, as well as job-alike sessions for college admissions, educational leadership and librarians. These workshops are given by local specialists and outside speakers from Europe, the U.K. and the U.S.A. A large, easy to access exhibiting area allows delegates to browse and discover new resources and materials published by leading educational companies. ELSA's Teacher Development Day has been recognized by ECIS and offers credit in partnership with International Graduate Programs for Educators, State University of New York.
Director, International School of Lyon
Nancy Willard Magaud
former Inspectrice Générale Déléguée, OIB American Option, and Director of the American Section, Lycée International de St Germain-en Laye
Head, Malherbe International School
Assistant Manager Teaching Center-Manager Bilingual Sections,British Council
Head English, Ecole Jeannine Manuel
Nancy Willard Magaud
Head, Lennen Pre-School
American School of Paris
Former Director, American Section, Lycée International de St Germain-en Laye
English, Ecole Internationale Bilingue
ELSA thanks the Fondation Jeannine Manuel for its donation to the ELSA Teacher Development Day sponsoring the ENDEAVOR Science Teaching Certification Project/Columbia STEM Education Stream.
ELSA MEMBER INTER SCHOOL EVENTS
ELSA SCHOOLS CHALLENGE QUIZ
STEM EDUCATORS EUROPEAN COHORT
The Schools' Challenge Quiz competition consists of three sections in which teams try to rack up as many points as possible. The quiz will test the wits and abilities of students in the Arts, Sciences, Sport, Culture and Current Affairs.
POETRY BY HEART COMPETITION
Supported by Poetry by Heart National Competition in the UK. ELSA Member schools organize their in-school competition in order to choose their finalists who will then compete in the inter-school competition. An international competition is in development.
Launch of STEM Educators First European Cohort at the American School of Paris on March 25th 2014 with Endeavor Program Director Glen Schuster, Curriculum Director Karen Woodruff, ASP Science teacher and ELSA Program Committee member Fay Hutchinson and ELSA President, Donna Philip.