I had the opportunity to go to Toronto, Canada where I met other OSEF volunteers from Canada and France to see how the program operates. I was able to observe the arrival of the French students, their three day orientation and their departure to the western provinces. All went smoothly due to the number of volunteers accompanying the students, and the number of volunteers stationed in Toronto. Volunteers also play an important role in the matching process. Several days are spent matching the… Continue
Added by Alice Napolitano on June 30, 2009 at 1:30pm —
On Friday, when I locked my classroom door, I completed 26 years of teaching French in Chappaqua, New York. Although Spanish is still more popular (and I teach that as well), we have a large group of French students who begin at age 10. Most of them continue their studies through high school and beyond.
I am passionate about all things French. I am American, but was educated at the Lycée Français. I have lived and studied in France and Switzerland.
What interests me most on this page… Continue
Added by Francesca Hagadus on June 29, 2009 at 10:38am —
Check out this article from France Today:
Added by Anna Wainwright on June 26, 2009 at 12:32pm —
This site is an amazing discovery. Everyone who's using this site should be very grateful and it is a given gift.
Merci beaucoup pour nous avoir donner l'opportunite de l'utuliser.
Added by Auguste Philippe-Auguste on June 25, 2009 at 9:19pm —
Je viens de m'informer de la triste nouvelle de la mort du "Roi de la Pop" "Michael Jackson". Je fais parvenir a tous et a sa famille mes sentiments de regrets en ces moments douloureux. Que Dieu aie pitie de son ame. Michael sera manque.
Added by Auguste Philippe-Auguste on June 25, 2009 at 8:57pm —
Try to live your life and be free everyday.
Added by Auguste Philippe-Auguste on June 25, 2009 at 8:10pm —
Amuse-Bouche No. 9 Partying With Intellectuals
by Julia Frey
What does un intello
do for fun?
Every year, Jean-Pierre and Florence (Jumpy and Flo-Flo to intimates) have a fancy pique-nique
for their anniversary. And every year it rains.
Jumpy’s whimsical invitation asks guests to bring totally imaginary dishes like terrine de kâ à la tetragone
? A kâ
(kaon), as only a serious Scrabble player would know,… Continue
Added by Julia Frey on June 25, 2009 at 12:21pm —
Juliette Longuet habite à NYC depuis six ans. Cette créatrice de mode a depuis monté sa marque et présente aujourd'hui sur TV Fille, NY NY
une émission déjantée sur l'actualité de la ville. Rencontre.
Peux-tu décrire le style de ta marque ?
Fini le superflu, vive l’essentiel! C’est comme cela que je vois ma marque, des pièces intemporelles avec un twist parisien grâce aux mélanges des matières, aux détails (boutons… Continue
Added by Rachele Bevilacqua on June 24, 2009 at 5:05pm —
Le nouveau Ministre de la Culture, Frederic Mitterand succède a Christine Albanel ce 24 juin.
Un homme de ''gauche'' au penchant artistique certain qui doit s'attaquer a des dossiers brûlants :
- Internet d'abord et la question des droits d'auteur...la curieuse et furieuse Loi Hadopi qui, modifiée, sera de nouveau examinée par le Conseil Constitutionnel.
- La "rentabilité'' culturelle et citoyenne qu'engendre la gratuite des musées en France; et qui engendre par… Continue
Added by Audrey Cruz-Mermy on June 24, 2009 at 4:28pm —
Bonjour a tous, c'est un reel plaisir d'etre un membre de la famille. Je voudrais remercier aussi le realisateur de ce site. C'est tres pensif. Bon travail. "Toujours plus haut". Continue
Added by Auguste Philippe-Auguste on June 24, 2009 at 12:03pm —
This guy is a real genius.Why?
Because, I dont understand how he can come up with so many hysterical ideas
all the time, its unbelievable.
You all know him I am sure and if you dont, run to your TV set and watch him
Yes exactly, I name Larry David.
Seinfeld was his shtick (yidish word for gimmick) but today
on HBO, Larry David is King David, the king of comedy.
"Curb your enthusiasm" is addicting. When you stop laughing,
you dont want to stop… Continue
Added by MRK Brazilian on June 22, 2009 at 10:34am —
Phoenix played last night at Terminal 5 and the night before at Music Hall Of Williamsburg. Both venues were full packed. They gathered mostly Americans who showed to be already big fans of the fourth record as they already knew the lyrics of Wolgang, Amadeus. I couldn't believe all this people in their 30 having fun as if it was an American band ! Actually nationality is less and less a criteria to examine work. Phoenix writes his… Continue
Added by Rachele Bevilacqua on June 20, 2009 at 10:23pm —
Amuse-Bouche No. 8: Pardon My French
by Julia Frey
As Anne and Sylvie arrive for dinner, Auguste, recovering from a bad cold, greets them with exquisite politesse
: “Pardonnez-moi si je ne vous baise pas, mais j’ai un rhume
” (Forgive me if I don’t f**k you, but I have a cold). Quoi
? This provokes a generalized fou rire
(uncontrollable laughter). Although my Dutch husband speaks French fluently—well enough to teach his university… Continue
Added by Julia Frey on June 20, 2009 at 4:09am —
Fortement recommandé Voir les détails à:
Added by Daniel Clarke on June 19, 2009 at 9:30am —
France-Amérique.com > La Vie Franco-Américaine > Vie Locale
Les Français de New York ont une nouvelle plate-forme sur le web
Publié le 17 juin 2009
Bonne nouvelle pour la francophonie new-yorkaise: le premier Ning, un mélange de blog et de réseau social made in America et dédié à la langue française, est né. Créé par Fabrice Jaumont, Newyorkinfrench.net a pour but de devnir une plate-forme communautaire et francophone sur… Continue
Added by Guenola Pellen on June 18, 2009 at 6:27pm —
Street Art is the summer news. In NYC, Whole in the Wall
presents Blade, Crash, Daze, Jonone, Quik, Lee Quinones, Rammellzee or Sharp, Kenneth Capello is at the Milk Gallery
, la… Continue
Added by Rachele Bevilacqua on June 17, 2009 at 7:30am —
The Courier International is a weekly French newspaper that gathers articles from over 900 international newspapers translated and illustrated.
This newspaper reflects global authors’ points of view and enables the French speaking community to live events and consider these throughout the eyes of different nationalities. From this approach we can consider that it is an amazing tool to deal with intercultural… Continue
Added by Audrey Cruz-Mermy on June 16, 2009 at 5:43pm —
New York, une des villes les plus dynamiques dans le domaine des arts et des industries créatives, a toujours attiré de nombreux français tentés par l'expatriation.
"The French Creative Connection" présente certains de ces frenchies vivant et travaillant ici dans les secteurs des arts visuels, de la musique, du théâtre, de… Continue
Added by Thibaut Estellon on June 15, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Note: My Policy for these posts: if somebody comments on a post, I'll post a new one. No comments, no new posts. Why bore people? But people commented on No. 6, so here's No. 7:
Amuse-Bouche No. 7: "I Love You, May I Call You Tu
by Julia Frey
In Survival French, you learn that tu
(“you” singular, called the familiar) is used with intimates, and vous
(also “you” singular) with people you don’t know well. But whether to tutoyer
Added by Julia Frey on June 15, 2009 at 3:23pm —
THE VÉLIB: A BIKE SHARING PROGRAM IN PARIS.
AN OPTION FOR NEW YORK CITY?
By Nathalie CHARLES
In several European cities, bike-sharing programs already exist: Amsterdam, Vienna, Oslo, Brussels, Barcelona, Stockholm, Helsinki, Rennes and Lyon support programs that promote bicycle usage as an alternative to motorized transportation. This blog post will take a special look at the bike-sharing program in Paris, named the Vélib’—a contraction of two French words, Vélo (Bicycle)… Continue
Added by Nathalie Charles on June 14, 2009 at 3:00pm —