April 2011 Blog Posts (38)




Comme tout le monde, j’ai constaté avec surprise que le chanteur qui se désignait dès 1994 avec une pointe d’humour, sous le titre de « presidan konpa » en entraînant une foule multicolore et multisource, quelques années de cela, annonçait les couleurs, peut-être sans le savoir, lui-même. Comme certains, l’intérêt  subitement exprimé par toute une armée de « soldats » prêts à se sacrifier, pour le…


Added by Carmelle St.Gerard-Lopez on April 15, 2011 at 8:15am — 2 Comments

How to Translate the Ghost Writer by John Harwood?


The Ghost Writer by John Harwood is a brilliant ghost story (histoire de fantôme) that is homage to the Victorian tradition of the ghost story.


Gerard Freeman’s life is going to change as he discovered the secret manuscript of his great grandmother, Viola Hartley, a ghost story writer in the 1890s.

From that moment, his quest to reveal all the mysteries of his family background leads him to the haunted house…


Added by Hélène on April 15, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments

How to Write a Cover Letter in French?

Your cover letter should be clear and unique so that you are sure to answer your future employer's expectations?

Give clear, simple but precise information about you

Write in clear-cut paragraphs with arguments: each paragraph shoud add new information

1. say what you are doing at the moment

2. give the reason why you…


Added by Hélène on April 15, 2011 at 12:37am — 2 Comments

Le magicien d'Oz

La précédente "Unit of study", intitulée "Winds of Change"mettait l'accent sur le changement des sentiments des personnages d'une histoire et proposait de s'intéresser plus particulièrement au mythique "The wizzard of Oz".

J'ai adapté le film en "montant" un diaporama avec des photos des moments clés du film. Chaque image étant accompagnée d'une phrase simple. Les élèves ont tout de suite "accroché", puisque, parallèlement,…


Added by Marie-Pierre Serra on April 14, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Why is French an International Language?


 According to OIF, the International Organization of French Language, 200 million people speak French as their mother tongue in Europe,…


Added by Hélène on April 14, 2011 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Spoken and Written French Language


 An interview in French with Catherine Fuchs, Head of the French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS

Catherine Fuchs is a specialist in linguistics and semantics. She published many essays about semantics, especially Les ambiguïtés du français et Paraphrase et énonciation, (Ophrys Publisher).

She has just published Dictionnaire des verbes du français actuel - Constructions, emplois, synonymes, a dictionary about the French…


Added by Hélène on April 14, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Keeping Your Promises

By LaToya Dawkins


It has been a long day at work and your preschooler wants to have pancakes the next morning. They are jumping up and down and pulling on your shirt tail, saying, “Can I please have pancakes in the morning.” They don’t feel “Sure,” is an acceptable answer. Then you say, “Yes, I promise.” When the next morning comes, you are too exhausted to peel yourself out of the bed. There were no pancakes. You give your preschooler a…


Added by Le Petit Paradis Preschool on April 14, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

NPR ARTICLE | Being Bilingual May Boost Your Brain Power

To listen to the article, please visit NPR website: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/04/135043787/being-bilingual-may-boost-your-brain-power&sc=nl&cc=es-20110410

April 4, 2011


In an…


Added by Nathalie Charles on April 13, 2011 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

French immersion Summer Camp for kids age 4-9 in Brooklyn and Manhattan

French immersion Summer Camp for kids age 4-9

at Bonjour NY French Summer Camp

From July 5 to August 26

at PS 58 in Brooklyn Carroll Gardens ( Smith Street and Carroll Street)

and PS 84 and in the Upper West Side ( 92 st and Central Park West)


Beginner French…


Added by Houaria on April 12, 2011 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

French-American Book Newsletter (suite)


Added by Audrey Navon on April 12, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

French-American Book Newsletter


Walls and Bridges - Season 2…


Added by Audrey Navon on April 11, 2011 at 6:21pm — 1 Comment


My name is Assa. I am a native french speaker who work great with children as young as 6 months.

I am currently working with 3 kids of 2 different families but still have some availabilities on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays mornings. 


If interested, don't hesitate to contact me on my email( assa.sissoko@yahoo.com), I'll be glad to give you more details on my work and method.



Added by Assa SISSOKO on April 9, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

PS 110 French English Dual Language Program Registration until April 15th, 2011

Dear Parents,

We wanted to let you know that we have a very strong candidate for the teaching position at PS 110 for the French English Dual Language program for Fall 2011!  It seems that we do not have enough students registered at the moment, the deadline is April 15th, if we don't secure the 18 students there will be no class next year.  If you are planning on attending please go register as soon as possible!
Thank you,
PS 110 The Monitor…

Added by Léa Joly Sloan on April 7, 2011 at 3:52pm — 8 Comments

Une Semaine à La Maison Française de NYU - du 11 au 16 avril 2011

 Monday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.


Distinguished Scholar in Residence, NYU; dance critic, The New Republic; author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (Random House, 2010)

Ballet's Past and Why It Matters…


Added by La Maison Française of NYU on April 7, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Nord Pas de Calais in New York

Hello , marie, french and student in higher education BTS

(saint jude school armentières)


I'm a member of this extraordinary project "Nord Pas de Calais", the North of france in New york !

My colleagues and me will arrive soon in the Big Apple, April 17 exactly


Why this project ? 

Our goals: To provide development opportunities for companies in the North Pas de Calais in the U.S. in New York, and we also want to make our region a tourist…


Added by GUERREIRO on April 6, 2011 at 5:26pm — 4 Comments

Lille Region in New York City - April 17th/24th


Join us in our trip to New York which will include several events aiming at presenting and promoting our region, Northern France, through its most attractive aspects.


Come discover our museums, companies, innovative products, tourist attractions and gastronomy!


We are bringing to the New Yorkers a taste of local products and heritage such as our gastronomy with the most renouned chef in Northern France, our museums, our beers,…


Added by Victorien Dewuite on April 6, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

Building Strong Teachers Bilingual Education Programs at Hunter College

Hunter College School of Education plans to add a French track to its Bilingual Education programs.…


Added by New York in French on April 4, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Géographie en chanson

Pour apprendre le nom des états américains.... en chantant!

Initiative originale de ma collègue de 2nd grade, Ms Lawson. Bravo!!

Added by Marie-Pierre Serra on April 2, 2011 at 9:50am — 1 Comment

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