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February: Black History Month 2018 Theme Honors"African Americans In Times Of War"

Each year beginning on February 1, an entire month of events are planned nationwide honoring the history and contributions of African Americans.    

THE GREAT DEBATE CHALLENGE 2018
La coupe est restée à versailles ...

Supported by the Board of Education le Rectorat , the local authority La Région Guadeloupe and Le Joli Mois de l'Europe Organisation, APAG was once more much pleased to congratulate and reward the finalist teams of Versailles Basse Terre, Félix Proto Abymes and Pointe Noire.


February 16th- Housewarming: 
 Apag Invited  You To Discover Its New Center. 

                                      

 

THE GREAT DEBATE CHALLENGE 2017
and the winners are.....The Red Team from Versailles High  !

               The other finalists , the Blue Team  from Faustin Fléret and the Green Team from Félix Proto also did  a great job. Congratulations and many thanks to all these students who participated in this tournament making it this success it was.

 See details         Register   Authorization   Rules      Rubrics

Literary Dinner with        Alecia Mc kenzie

A most rewarding moment with Alecia McKenzie at Lewoz Café  Saturday April 29th , 2017

We exchanged on the characters in Sweetheart, the inspirations of the author, her country, JAMAICA, its similarities and differences with our country Guadeloupe, the similarities of the themes our wrtiters tackle.

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Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, dies at 87 

                       Reading Club  
Elizabeth Butcher has read ..

 This Day in History  ...
Black History Month...
or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

A Lesson before dying

Ernest J. GAINES        presented by Max REINETTE

GOD HELP THE CHILD

Because they loved the book Chantale MATHIEU and Karine SALCÈDE treated us to a lovely presentation. They managed to say enough to discuss with those who had read the book, enough to please those who had no time to read, enough to tease those who had not finished yet.

Thank you ladies.

We are looking forward to your next presentation.

Dr AFUA COOPER
lecture  at Mémorial ACTe     
Slavery in Canada:   Women's Experience 
Acknowledgements
Dear colleagues,  Dear friends  
On behalf o fAPAG thank you   for making Wednesday evening at the Mémorial Acte a real success!
It was our pleasure to have Dr Afua Cooper 's performances in art and history   and it was her pleasure to have  us as an audience.
We thanked her on your behalf and again we congratulate you and thank you for this fabulous attendance! 
Bye until we  meet again for an amazing moment together
The Hanging of Angelique                 INVITATION 

talk: 
religion, faith ,spirituality in the african- american community: The Case of Martin Luther King jr.


A captivated audience followed Tony Toumson's talk on Religion Faith and Spirituality, the case of Martin Luther King jr.  It took place on Thursday January 14th a la Casa del Tango in Jarry.

Read the reports on this first  most powerful event of the year  as the Martin Luther King's Day  was observed for the 30th  time. ( A special Day voted in 1983 to be first observed in 1986)




Read Moderator Guy Lubeth's report

Read the report in French

The invitation to the event

DOMINIQUE 
SOLIDARITE  APAG ET ECHANGE


L’APAG   n’a pas   dérogé à sa tradition de témoigner son soutien à  ses  voisins de la Caraïbe dans les moments difficiles. .. 

Read the article


Hello  APAG
We are very happy and grateful to receive all the items sent. Here is the list:
Small box: 8 French textbooks.
Large box: 7 pairs school shoes, 30 school shirts, 6 boxes chalk, 10 boxes colored pencils, 3 boxes Bic pens, 5 boxes colored markers, 2 boxes board markers, 1  box pencils, 3 pks. Cristal pens.
We have a number students at Convent High School who lost their school uniforms and school supplies in the flood. I will see that they get the shoes and shirts, etc. and convey your warm wishes to the recipients. I will also distribute supplies to some other schools in our area and in the country. I will keep a record of all distributions.
Thank you again for your donations. I will be in touch next week.
Cheers,

 Dear Colleagues
Thanks to your kindest contribution APAG was able to increase its donations.  Thank you to all those who participated...
APAG

About Dominica from Skerrit

JAZZ SESSION  HOW WAS IT?

Stephanie Jazzily yours   


More to read and to listen to  .


.       Invitation

The Great Debate  Challenge 2015 
 and the winners are: the Green Team from Faustin Fleret

  • The teams with their trophees

The article for further details...

1. Actual Freedom of Speech is impossible. It is nothing but a myth.  

2. Music containing lyrics that glorify violent and criminal  lifestyles should be banned.  

3. The death penalty should be reintroduced if banned or maintained where it still exists.
Réglement
GreatDebateChallenge2015          Inscription 
Autorisation    

Club De Lecture 

"The Meaning of Freedom and other dialogues" by Angela DAVIS was our  presentation   with Suzy ROCHE after "Oh Gad" with Karine SALCEDE on Friday February 20th  2015
Oh Gad article

This new bilingual  talk was held  on May 15th, as usual  at la Mediathèque du Gosier and once again the participants were happy they attended...

Read the notes for the presentation

The Meaning of Freedom,  a book to prompt and nourish our reflections and discussions on the interconnected issues of power, race, gender, class, incarceration, conservatism... freedom!

Read the notes of the presentation
In kindest partnership with   ASCODELA

14 Mai 2014

PRIZE LIST  for the Great Debate Challenge 2014
Teamsscores
Pensionnat de Versailles Basse Terre919
Faustin Fléret Morne à l'Eau910
Gerville Réache Basse-Terre905

. Au CRDP Petit Perou Abymes

TOPICS                                      

   CRITERIA                             Rules and Regulations
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CONGRÉS DES ÉCRIVAINS DE LA CARAIBE 10 au 13 Avril 2013

INVITÉ D'HONNEUR : 

RUSSELL BANKS


Le VENDREDI 13 AVRIL 2013
A Langley Resort Fort Royal à Deshaies: Grand entretien de Russell Banks avec les membres de l'Association des professeurs d'anglais:


Suzy Roche, Antoine Toumson, Bernard Phipps, Guy Lubeth

Programme du CONGRES


The great Debate challenge 2014
2014

GREAT DEBATE CHALLENGE 2013

1. Marijuana should be legalized to curb violence.

2. Some songs and music and even advertisements should be banned to make society better.

3. Homosexual couples should have a right to marry just like any couples.

The winners in 2012, Versailles team congratulated by APAG treasurer Fred Raynaud and retired English teacher Max Reinette also the author of Arabesques d'une vie.

BBCtvLive                                    

Great Debate Challenge 2012

The six teams who were much pleased to pic k up the challenge:
Faustin Fléret Morne à l'Eau -- Petit- Bourg- Charles Coeffin Baie-Mahault- Providence Abymes- Gissac Sainte Anne and the winners: Versailles

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SAINT MARTIN TALK

Robert ROMNEY invites you to delve into the souls of the St Martin folk and discover what Creole English is all about.

Maybe the next competition...

Another challenge for the students: Performing an extract from a play or a scene. This year two students from Charles Coeffin were not debating but performing a scene from The importance of being Ernest by Oscar Wilde.

Entraînement Rallye Anglais

Parties and other plans to bring people together...

A new KARAOKE DINNER in a café in Jarry Saturday 5 may 2012

Et d'autres moments de détente...

Des tournois de scrabble anglais

MARCHE: Vacances de Pâques

COUPS DE COEUR: des moments pour partager des coups de coeur littéraire, poétique, cinéma et artistique...

L'APAG c'est:

Les échanges et séjours jeunes avec Saint-Kitts, La Jamaïque, Antigue, Barbade, Trinidad, Washington DC, Canada et aussi la Grande Bretagne.

Les voyages adultes en Caroline du Nord, Louisiane, Washington DC

C'est à l'origine les échanges de pratiques pédagogiques et les assistances pédagogiques quand l'inspection locale n'existait pas encore.

Ce sont les conférences, les clubs de lecture, les cafés débats, l'édition de TradeWinds, du lexique des fruits et légumes de la Caraïbe, le journal Keep in Touch, les tournois de scrabble anglais, le rallye d'anglais pour les lycéens, des actions en colllaboration avec d'autres associations telles que ASCODELA et le CORECA, et maintenant le Great Debate ou Debate Challenge pour les premières et les Terminales avant leur grand départ pour les études supérieures.

TRADEWINDS

Learning English Through Caribbean Texts and Culture

sous la présidence de Antoine Toumson
Les auteurs:
Guillemette Roche
Albérique Reynaud
Francine Cornély
Colette Dagnet
Maryse Diakok
Geneviève Paumard
Claude Ranely Verge-Depre

Couverture: Alain Vambacas

Annual beginning of holiday SCRABBLE PARTY .... july 12thSEE CONTACT TO REACH CHANTAL MATHIEU or oTHERS FOR DETAILS AND THE CONFIRMATION OF YOUR ATTENDANCE.
Our Reading Club..
 June  15 th, 2018
a presentation by  marie claude laulau
Marie-Claude LAULAU    and Fernand FORTUNÉ  enthralled the audience with their duet's presentation of this love story by Tanzanian author Elieshi LEMA.
Marie Claude shared her in depth reading generously and Fernand Fortuné the author of a French version of the book was glad to opine on different aspects  and share his experience as a writer and translator.
    Read more...
https://www.amazon.com/books
MARCH  7th, 2018

Augustown by Kei Miller

Elizabeth BUTCHER  has liked this book written by young Jamaican writer (39 years old) and she has agreed to share her reading with us.

 On Wednesday March 7th, 2018 at La Mediathèque du Gosier  Elizabeth 's presentation prompted discussions on  FREEDOM  achieved , Freedom denied,  conflict with the establishment, the seemingly intractable issue of Identity Conflicts.  By cutting off the dreadlocks of the young Rasta the teacher representing the establishment ignored the sacredness of this element in this communuty's iidentity, creating an autoclaps, a trouble harbinger to more trouble to come . As one  of human fundamental  needs can identity be denied or threatened with impunity ?

Elizabeth wanted it to be interactive and lively  and it was indeed!

"The poet’s new novel dramatises the country’s history in a book with the feel of a ticking bomb." The Guardian commented

Indeed the story of Bedward,
 one of the most successful preachers of Jamaican Revivalism.
is at the centre of Augustown, a partially fictionalised version of August Town,  the same August Town making headline news these days in 2018 of the Jamaican Observer and the Gleaner.

 To order go to: ---

https://www.abebooks.fr  or

 https://www.guardianbookshop.com/         or call 0330 333 6846. or

http://www.worldcat.org/ or

https://www.amazon.com/books

the wine of astonishment

 by Earl Lovelace, the struggle in defense of the Africanisation of Christianity in Trinidad, from 1917

 Wednesday january  17th, 2018, 6:30 pm at la Médiathèque du Gosier, the presentation of Earl Lovelace's The Wine of Astonishment  by Sonia Catalan  triggered a lively debate  on religions  in the communities of African descent in the Caribbean , in the USA , in Guadeloupe and elsewhere , a debate reminiscent of   Tony Toumson's talk, two years ago,  on Religion Faith and Spirituality, in the african- american community: The Case of Martin Luther King jr.

But there is still a lot to say on the "Africanisation of christianity"  or "R-eAfricanisation of Chistianity"

A great moment for those who  didn't miss the event!

Don't miss...

DETROIT released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Algiers Motel incident during Detroit's 1967 12th Street Riot. The film was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boa


LOVING

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving who managed to invalidate state laws prohibiting interracial marriages...


SÉJOURS LINGUISTIQUES
        séjours 2017

February 21st:  Scrabble 

March 22nd: International Karaoke

April 26th: Reading club


May 8th: Excursion to Antigua


May  17th: Great Debate challenge des lycéens


Thank You Maryse...

We miss you so much but we are happy we took the time to let you know  how much we loved you and how much  you mattered...

OUR AUNTIE ROSA

See the invitation.
More to see and read about the event soon...

Club de lecture APAG- ASCODELA

 Programme   2015 -2016

Teams and supporters debating on a last subject just for the fun while jury members are double checking the scores.

SOME PICTURES OF the previous COMPETITIONS
Our competitors were obviously equal to the challenge and took it with much joy and respect...

RALLYE ANGLAIS

Des moments de grandes rencontres...

Plus de rencontres...

Club de lecture

Quand le club de lecture de l'APAG se met en vacances il est bon de de garder le rythme en suivant avec des clubs amis comme celui de l'ASCODELA.

ASCODELA

Production APAG
TRADEWINDS to take into account the Caribbean aspect in learning English...