January 2011 Blog Posts (46)

News from the French literary scene : Céline, PPDA, Michel Houellebecq, Michel Levi, Mediator, and Zoe Shepard !

Frederic mitterand 1) Great writer and truly vicious anti-Semite Céline was dropped from French national celebrations after Serge Klarsfeld protested according the Nazi collaborator state honors.


2) Céline scholar…


Added by Laurel Zuckerman on January 29, 2011 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

About “The Green Connection” Initiative




The Green Connection is a new initiative of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States.


American high…


Added by New York in French on January 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Une Semaine à La Maison Française de NYU - du 31 janvier au 5 février, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 7:00 p.m.

Book reading in French.


Professor of French, NYU; novelist; author of Alaska; L’Œuvre des mers , a cycle of five books,… Continue

Added by La Maison Française of NYU on January 28, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Play : Savannah Bay by Marguerite Duras withMarie-Christine Barrault et Clara Kessous


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De Marguerite Duras



Added by New York in French on January 28, 2011 at 11:43am — No Comments

La Soiree des Grands Crus

All members of New York in French are invited to join us on January 27th for a one night journey to Bordeaux. Get the chance to meet 17 young chateauowners, share their passion and knowledge, and of course, experience their latest wines. Guests will taste the chateaux’ most recently released vintages and will be able to place orders directly with the chateaux for purchase via Le Du’s Wines. …


Added by Anna Kloots on January 27, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

3 Methods That Help Your Preschooler Become A Better Listener

By LaToya C. Dawkins


We are all born with the luxury of free will. We can choose what we want to do and when we want to do it. However, at four years old, preschoolers’ options are limited or are they? Preschoolers are little people with their own minds and booming personalities and sometimes they just do not do what we request of them. There is a direct link between modifying behavior and improving listening skills. As an educator there…


Added by Le Petit Paradis Preschool on January 27, 2011 at 7:53am — No Comments

Looking for a funny and friendly way to improve your french?

Hello, My name is Helene, I've been in NYC for 3 years now!

Since I am in NYC I realized that the best way to learn a language is to talk with natives...


If you are interested in improving your french with a native from Paris... just by having a nice conversation around a coffee, during an exhibit or anything else, I am up for that! I studied Communication, I have a bachelor degree, I love modern art, design, fashion, cuisine and dance! I can correct your vocabulary,…


Added by Helene on January 26, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo at Radio City Music Hall on February 16!


Gipsy Kings are largely responsible for bringing the joyful sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco, called Sevillana in Spain, to the world. The band started out in Arles, a village in southern France during the '70s when brothers Nicolas and Andre Reyes, the sons of renowned flamenco artist Jose Reyes, teamed up with their cousins Jacques, Maurice and Tonino Baliardo, whose father is Manitas de Plata.

Tickets are on sale now at TicketMaster and…


Added by New York in French on January 25, 2011 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Genius or Birth Order? Zuckerberg, Gates, and Buffett: Their Common Characteristics

By Robert VV Hurst

These entrepreneurial billionaires span three generations. Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway is 81, William Gates III founder of Microsoft is 56, and Mark Zuckerberg co-founder of Facebook is 26.

• Two made the cover of Time Magazine. Mark Zuckerberg in 2010, Bill Gates shared it with wife Melinda and musician Bono in 2005. Warren Buffet never made it to the cover but in 2006 was listed among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the…


Added by Le Petit Paradis Preschool on January 25, 2011 at 6:29am — No Comments

RSVP Now to Attend Live Broadcast of 5/7 Boulevard Radio Show


            For one week only, the popular France Inter radio show, 5/7 Boulevard, will be broadcasting from the New York headquarters of the French Cultural Services, and you are invited to attend! Hosted by…


Added by New York in French on January 24, 2011 at 3:48pm — No Comments

How to Write a Motivation Letter in French

A Clear-Cut Motivation Letter (lettre de motivation)

It is not always easy to write a motivation letter whatever the language. It has to be clear-cut with paragraphs that show your motivation, experience and qualifications.


A Motivation Letter for a French-speaking Employer


When you write your mtivation letter in French, do not forget your…


Added by Hélène on January 24, 2011 at 8:19am — No Comments

New Acting in French workshop starts Tuesday night!

Our new acting in French class starts Tuesday! For Native French speakers and Americans or other internationals hoping to improve fluency. Visit us at http://actfrench.com

Added by Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher on January 22, 2011 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Un peu de perspective

Salut tout le monde.

Dechargez cette attachement pour realizer comment le monde est petit et beau, et pour mettre un peu de perspective dans nos affaires de tous les jours.

Added by Anne on January 22, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Une semaine à la Maison Française de NYU - du 24 au 29 janvier 2011

Bonne et Heureuse Année 2011 !


En espérant vous recevoir nombreux cette année encore à La Maison....




Monday, January 24, 7:00 p.m.

Florence Gould Event…


Added by La Maison Française of NYU on January 20, 2011 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Primary Colors in Relation to your Preschooler

By LaToya C. Dawkins 


There will never be enough books, advice, or examples when it comes to children. They are the most innocent and unique humans on this earth. They have not been impacted by the blotchy realism of life or stained by impartiality. However, the literature available warns those who impact children to avoid those negative words or actions that can change their world forever and provide them with a life filled with…


Added by Le Petit Paradis Preschool on January 20, 2011 at 8:15am — No Comments

Dual Language Program English French : les kindergarten font entendre leurs voix...

Parallèlement aux  1st grade et aux 2nd grade, j'enseigne depuis peu durant "one period" dans la classe  kindergarten Dual Language du programme de Français.

Or, il y a quelques temps de cela, je discutais avec Myriam Baudic, auteur de littérature de jeunesse et également membre de NY in French.

Et selon la formule que j'affectionne particulièrement... "Why not?", j'ai proposé à Myriam l'idée d'exploiter ses textes avec les élèves du Dual Language de PS 73.

L'idée a plu…


Added by Marie-Pierre Serra on January 19, 2011 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

Information session on the new dual-language program at PS 133 Friday January 21 at 9.00 am

PS 133 has decided to launch a new dual-language program (French-English) in one Kindergarten class in September 2011. The school is hosting an dual%20language%20email%20flyer.doc information session this coming Friday January 21 at 9:00 am. Come and join us to hear about this fantastic program.The registration process is about to start. 
The school is located on 4th…

Added by Jean-Cosme on January 18, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Argumentative Children - Looking For The Positive Payoff

By Colleen Langenfeld

Dealing with argumentative children is like being on a roller coaster that never stops - and one where you can't see what's coming around the corner! But from the child's perspective, the picture looks very different. That is an important clue to think about if you are looking to guide your own child's behavior.

Everyone wants to know how to handle argumentative children, but a better question is how to interact more effectively with them. Even though it…


Added by Le Petit Paradis Preschool on January 18, 2011 at 6:05am — No Comments

Innovation sociale - podcasts

Brand new series in French language just launched. These podcasts will cover the following  topics: social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, responsible investing, bottom of the pyramid, impact measurement... They share a European perspective on Social Innovation Conversations in the very own words of the social innovators at the forefront of creating change in France and Africa and reach out to the French speaking populations of the world. The series is made…


Added by New York in French on January 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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