Teacher Membership Modern & Contemporary France

The ASMCF was founded in 1979 to promote teaching and research into modern and contemporary France, c. 1789 to the present day. The ASMCF extends membership to teachers and future teachers of Sixth Form students who would welcome a continuing contact with the study of contemporary France (in its social, political and cultural context) as their teaching career progresses.

This page outlines the key benefits of ASMCF membership for you as a teacher of French, and how the ASMCF can help you with your continuing professional development.



  1. A source of contact with current academic staff and researchers (including many native French speakers) in universities in the UK and abroad.
  2. A contribution to personal, professional and intellectual development in the study of French…



The ASMCF aims to foster collaboration between schools and universities and has published the following aims in support of liaison and development between Sixth Form teachers and university members:

  • To promote the learning of French in…



Modern & Contemporary France, now in its 25th volume, is published quarterly and is available to members in print and electronic form.

Each number of the journal includes 5-6 articles of (typically) twenty pages covering the various areas…



The annual conference takes place over three days in early September with a different university campus hosting the event each year. The conference is usually organised around a broad theme of current interest and will offer (typically 50)…



“When the ASMCF was founded it made a particular invitation to A Level French teachers to join the Association and benefit from the link with colleagues in HE / universities. I had the good fortune to join then and to stay with ASMCF ever…