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Literary Paris Comes To NY

PARIS THROUGH EXPATRIATE EYES

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A day of celebration of the city that has inspired authors and produced an unrelenting canon of literature about the City of Light.



Joining him to discuss their work:



Judith JONES, Julia Child’s longtime editor and author.



Mark KURLANSKY,author of COD, THE BIG OYSTER , and translator of Zola's THE BELLY OF PARIS.



Mark OVENDEN/ PARIS UNDERGROUND (Metro) Mark Ovenden turns his attention to the famous… Continue

Added by Terrance Gelenter on September 17, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

4,000 French in one place on Sept 23

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On Wednesday, September 23rd, President Nicolas Sarkozy, and First Lady Carla Bruni, will address close to 4,000 French nationals in New York. This will be the largest gathering of French speakers in the city. Read this article posted on French Morning. The event will be at the Manhattan Center Studio. Security is tight and not everyone will be able to get in. If you are planning on… Continue

Added by New York in French on September 16, 2009 at 8:30am — 13 Comments


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Amuse-Bouche No. 14: Ramadan, Madame ? Ramadan runs for 30 days. In 2009, it's 21 August - 19 September

Amuse-Bouche No. 14: Ramadan, Madame ?



by Julia Frey



Ramadan runs for 30 days. In 2009, it's Friday, 21 August, to Saturday, 19 September.



There’s nothing more amusing than two foreigners trying to communicate in a third language. I’m having trouble understanding Mahmoud’s Algerian-accented French. He, in turn, cracks up whenever I say his name (a variant of Mohammed), because my hard American consonants make it sound like mammouth… Continue

Added by Julia Frey on September 15, 2009 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

conférences/colloques?

I'm looking for a directory of pedagogical cultural conferences worldwide. Does anyone have any ideas? I know there's the Sommet International de la Francophonie in Madagascar next year, but I can't even find the dates for that. Anyone have any suggestions?
merci
Mike

Added by Mike Houston on September 14, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

What do French Women Know?

It was Sunday morning and the only difference in my routine was the absence of the potato pancake guy at the Raspail market on my way to the Flore. Armed with the complete Saturday/Sunday Figaro featuring the magazines, MADAME FIGARO and the LE FIGARO and a copy of Debra Ollivier’s upcoming book WHAT FRENCH WOMEN KNOW… I sat down at the only available table and ordered a crème.



At my feet a small female dog barked at me before eventually jumping up to the bench and sitting next to… Continue

Added by Terrance Gelenter on September 14, 2009 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Sotamenou

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School Contest 09 : Eiffel Tower for children

The Eiffel Tower for children





Les règles restent les mêmes.



Je mets à votre disposition un dossier pédagogique beaucoup plus ludique et amusant pour les petites classes respectivement en français et en anglais.



Dossier en français…



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Added by Nabil Bekhti on September 7, 2009 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Winners of the School Contest 2009 : Eiffel Tower

Contest Winners





Please click on link below for the list of winners

Eiffel Tower Winners.pdf



Encore une semaine pour participer au concours sur la Tour Eiffel. Plus d’une vingtaine d’œuvres nous sont déjà parvenues et je tiens à féliciter le talent de nos jeunes participants faisant preuve… Continue

Added by Nabil Bekhti on September 7, 2009 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments

Qui veut jouer avec nous ?

Les Français adorent les jeux de lettres et de culture générale. C'est sans doute dû à cette langue si particulière, retorse et belle à la fois. Scrabble, Boggle, acrostiches, anagrammes, charades, mots croisés, mots fléchés et autres sites sur internet font le bonheur de millions de francophones dans le monde entier.

Retrouvons nous pour jouer en français.

Pour cela, je vous propose de laisser ici un post indiquant le type de jeu auquel vous voulez jouer et vos… Continue

Added by Moulin pierre on September 5, 2009 at 6:19pm — 6 Comments


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Amuse-Bouche No. 12: A la nage (Swimmingly) - Do you swim like a monkey wrench?

A la nage (Swimmingly)



by Julia Frey



Do you swim like a monkey wrench?



Le mois d’août ! In France it’s synonymous with holidays, for August is vacation month, and gives us words for the two pests of the season, aoûtats (chiggers) and aoûtiens (August vacationers). When it’s 36ºC (97 in the shade) on the Côte d’Azur, I avoid both plaies (literally, wounds—unbearable people or things) by heading to the neighborhood… Continue

Added by Julia Frey on September 2, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

RFI in 5 cities of the United States, 24 hours a day !

You can now listen to Radio France International, the leading French world news radio with international news round-the-clock, 24 hours a day, by calling the following phone number (only local charges will apply): 212.401.4554 (in New York)

This form of broadcasting is especially adapted to cell phone users who wish to stay tuned to their favorite shows.

For more information and for Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Chicago phone numbers,… Continue

Added by Géraldine Durand on September 1, 2009 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

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A la nage (Swimmingly)



by Julia Frey



Do you swim like a monkey wrench?



Le mois d’août ! In France it’s synonymous with holidays, for August is vacation month, and gives us words for the two pests of the season, aoûtats (chiggers) and aoûtiens (August vacationers). When it’s 36ºC (97 in the… Continue

Added by New York in French on September 1, 2009 at 8:23am — No Comments


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Amuse-Bouche No. 13: La Rentrée: The Opposite of Vacation. In France, the new year begins on September 1.

Amuse-Bouche No. 13: La Rentrée: The Opposite of Vacation



by Julia Frey



In France, the new year begins on September 1.



September in Paris. So many parties. We go to a cocktail for Laurent’s new novel, due out for la rentrée littéraire. “What exactly,” I wonder, “is a rentrée?” (re-entry). He says you have to begin with the end. End of the holidays, that is.



A year has only nine months in France. It’s over in May,… Continue

Added by Julia Frey on September 1, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

http://associationlireecrireconter.blogspot.com

Bonjour
ce site et cette association s'adressent à tous, que vous aimiez lire et partager vos lectures, et/ou écrire et vous exercer ou vous confronter à des techniques nouvelles d'écriture, participer à la rédaction du bulletin bimestriel, et toutes activités littéraires et culturelles.
soyez les bienvenus
Gisèle Meunier
écrivaine et fondatrice de l'ALEC
alecozoir@free.fr

Added by GISELE MEUNIER on August 29, 2009 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

Francophones de New York: Ode collective (par les membres et pour les membres)

Boutiquiers chics, patrons de bouis-bouis, chefs étoilés, chauffeurs de taxis aux accents multicolores, fidèles des églises, temples, mosquées ou de la cathédrale onusienne, cinéphiles de la 59ème, grands lettrés de l'Académie ou petits écoliers, gourous du commerce ou adeptes du Ning, du tchating, du blogging qui swinguent en-ligne chaque jour au rythme des néologismes, de Little Senegal au Little Paris de Carroll Gardens, de l’Upper East, aux hauteurs de Cambria, du square de Washington aux… Continue

Added by New York in French on August 17, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Bonjour a tous

Simplement pour dire un coucou a tous les "blogeurs" du site.

Added by Jeannine T on August 16, 2009 at 1:06am — No Comments

Great site - new here :)


excited about this New York site :)
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Added by Ruthie Appleby on August 14, 2009 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Woodside school to host Queens' first French dual language program

Queens’ first French dual-language program is opening this fall at PS 151 in Woodside, elating the school’s principal, parents and members of the city’s Francophone community who have long wished more schools would offer classes in the language spoken by more than 300,000 families citywide, including many in Woodside and Astoria.



“I didn’t realize this, but there’s a large French population in Astoria and Queens,” said PS 151 Principal Jason Goldner. “When we had an orientation for… Continue

Added by Anna Gustafson on August 11, 2009 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Mon Double Amour pour La Langue Française

Lors de la publication de cet article, il y aura eu 17 mois que j’ai repris en autodidacte mes études de la langue française. J’avais laissé tomber celle-ci en tant que langue…

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Added by Ernest Barthélemy on August 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments


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Amuse-Bouche No. 11: Double-Talk. What’s a foreigner to do when a French word can mean so many things?

Amuse-Bouche No. 11: Double-Talk



by Julia Frey



What’s a foreigner to do when a French word can mean so many things?



Sarah suggested lunch at L’Enfance du Lard. “C’est un resto médiocre, mais j’aime son nom” (Not a great restaurant, but I love the name). The French, ever champions of la nuance (subtlety), paradoxically love puns, particularly horrible puns for business names. L’Enfance du Lard (literally, “the childhood of bacon”) is a… Continue

Added by Julia Frey on August 2, 2009 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

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