Marie-Louise Laurent Award

Marie-Louise Laurent Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of French

Marie-Louise Laurent was a highly esteemed teacher of French in Western Australia, who contributed not only her expertise to the profession, but her love of everything French and her passion for life and support for the teaching profession. Marie-Louise passed away in July 1999, after a battle with cancer. Marie-Louise was a vital and active member of TOFA and a mentor. She bequeathed all her teaching resources and beautiful books to TOFA. At the stage à la Plage 2000, TOFA conducted a silent auction of these magnificent books and the decision was taken to use these funds to have an annual award in Marie-Louise’s name to honour her memory.

Marie-Louise’s theme was «Je ne regrette rien».

The Award

The Marie-Louise Laurent Award has been designed therefore to reflect the values we saw in Marie-Louise. This award will recognise and congratulate local contributions of excellence in the teaching of French and the support of fellow teachers. It is also designed to increase the status of the French teaching profession.

Past Award Winners

Tofa conference 2016
2016 Christine Tolefe

Nathalie Vidot

2015 Nathalie Vidot

Julie D

2014 Julie Dignon


Marie-Louise Laurent Award Past Winners

This is a most prestigious award, which recognises a teacher for his/her outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of French. It is not just being an excellent teacher, but a mentor, an example and an active member of the profession, in sharing with other teachers.

Nominations close on 27/4/2017

MLLA information (.doc)

MLLA nomination form (.doc)