September 2014 Blog Posts (24)

French Culture Nights & French Savoir Faire DJ Night - Friday, October 03 (New York)



Often, in the New York Night Scene, French DJs had been associated with House Music and E.D.M exclusively. Well, it is time for a change.

With DJ Poska, one of the pioneer of the Hip-Hop and R'n'B in Paris in the mid 90's up to this day, be ready for a shake up!! Between Mix-Tapes & major compilations gold certified, he is a specialist of djing at the GLISS-EXPO FRANCE for 6 years, also, a…

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Added by Enrique Gonzalez on September 29, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments

Did French booksellers really call for boycott of Trierweiler memoir on #bannedbooksweek?

Banned Book Week celebrates the "Freedom to Read" from Sept 21 to Sept 27.

Bookish people and defenders of freedom of expression all over the globe support it. It has its own hashtag on Twitter #bannedbookweek or…

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Added by Laurel Zuckerman on September 28, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Francophone Playgroup for Children, Upper West Side

Let's start a playgroup for little kids who speak French. 

I live on the Upper West Side and I'd be happy to host the group at my apartment.

We have a French babysitter who could lead the group in songs, games, art projects, and cooking.

Please let me know if you are interested in joining us.

 

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Added by charity spend on September 25, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Giveaway: Win Beep Beep A la Campagne!

Have you heard of Beep Beep? He's a wonderful little red car who gets into all sorts of adventures.

Written by Pauline Leveque, Beep Beep's adventure will be taking him all over the globe.

Enter to win a copy of Beep Beep A la campagne, a book in French/English perfect for your little ones who love cars!  Giveaway ends 9/27... only shipping to USA.

Enter here:…

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Added by Diana Limongi on September 24, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Albertine Books in French and English Will Open Its Doors on September 27

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York is pleased to announce the opening of Albertine Books in French and English, the new reading room and bookshop devoted to works in French and in translation on Saturday September 27. 

Named after the beautiful, omnipresent and unknowable female character in Marcel Proust’s classic In Search…

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Added by New York in French on September 23, 2014 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Bailly brigitte on September 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to learn French from listening to popular French music

At some point during my 13 months of studying French I heard that listening to French music is an effective technique for learning the language. How'd that work out for me? The results may surprise you. Read …

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Added by William Alexander on September 21, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

Résultats du concours "Un voeu pour la planète"



70 ans après sa publication à New York, Le Petit Prince est aujourd’hui le livre de littérature francophone le plus lu et le plus traduit au monde. Sa lecture nous révèle des vérités fondamentales qui s’adressent à tous les âges et à toutes les cultures. Enfant de l’étoile, Le Petit Prince continue de nous…

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Added by François Bouda on September 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Flirting with French hits the bookstores

Finally, a book about the experience of trying to learn French as an adult!  

Hope it's good  (because I wrote it).

Flirting with French hit the bookstores yesterday, 4 years after I tackled my lifelong goal of learning French. In addition to…

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Added by William Alexander on September 17, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Looking for French students for babysitting

I am a French mummy of 2 little girls 2 and 3 years old.
I am looking for French students from 3.30 pm to 6.30pm every week day . sometimes evening and few hours in the week end . I want them to practice their French as much as possible . I am located in TriBeCa. Please contact me if you have experience with kids .

Added by Diane Arnold on September 16, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Seats available at Science, Language & Arts International School (scholarships available)

Science, Language & Arts International School, a French immersion school with Mandarin Chinese enrichment, is an independent pre-K through 5th elementary school located in the heart of the BAM Cultural District near all Atlantic Center trains.





A project-based interdisciplinary approach supports a curriculum rich in the sciences, math, and the arts. Children are immersed not only in French and Mandarin but a school culture designed to develop thoughtful,…

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Added by Science, Language, and Arts on September 14, 2014 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Two French Artists are releasing their new albums in the US

Alex June (Alejandra Felmer) est une artiste Chilienne, née en France mais élevée au Chili.

Elle développe un univers pink-dark, dramatico-galactique qui se retrouve pleinement dans sa musique mais également dans l’imagerie qu’elle manipule d’une main maître.

Le premier album d’Alex June, “Big Bang”  sortira le 23 Septembre. Il mélange sa voix de diva aux compositions pop électros pointus…

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Added by Anna Chalon on September 12, 2014 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Failing at French? MIT study says you may be trying too hard!

Well, this explains a lot: A team of neuroscientists at MIT have published a study that suggests that trying harder to learn a foreign language can actually impede progress(!) That's right, the slacker in the baseball cap slouching in his seat in the back of the class of French class who's not even bothering to conceal his earbuds may be absorbing more then you,…

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Added by William Alexander on September 12, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments

Looking for housing for French theatre student in NYC

My good friend of many years, the multi-talented French singer-songwriter Gilbert Laffaille (do you remember "Le Président et l'éléphant"?) has two very talented daughters. One of them, Louise, has just come back to New York where she has been accepted at the very competitive HB Studio in a two-year acting workshop. The joint housing she had arranged has proven unworkable (too much smoking for her, among other things)…

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Added by Brian Thompson on September 11, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

French music for kids in the Upper East Side

TLB music is offering a French Sing-Along & Playgroup starting October, every Friday at 10 am! If you are interested in another day and/or time, you can request it! We will have more classes if we have enough families interested! Free trial on Friday September 19th! Come with your…

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Added by Valentine Biollay on September 10, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Limited seats available at New York French American Charter School (NYFACS)

The New York French American Charter School still has limited enrollment available for the 2014-2015 academic year in grades K-5. NYFACS is a free independent public school in the Little Senegal section of Harlem blending the French and American National…

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Added by Valerie Zika on September 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

2 places à gagner pour le concert de Charles Aznavour le 20 septembre au Théatre du Madison Square Garden.

Deux places à gagner pour le concert de Charles Aznavour le 20 septembre prochain à New York !

Pour cela dites nous quelle est votre chanson préférée de Charles Aznavour et ce qu'elle vous évoque en commentant ci-dessous, notre équipe désignera la plus belle histoire à l'issue du…

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Added by FRENCH BUREAUEXPORT on September 8, 2014 at 9:00am — 27 Comments

Looking for: Part-time French teacher, working with toddlers

Green Bean Daycare, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn is looking for a part-time French teacher. We are a French dual language program and need someone to work mornings at our preschool. The teacher must be fluent in French, have experience working with young children (2.5-5 yrs old), and must have a passion for teaching! If interested, please send your resume to: greenbeandaycare@gmail.com.

Merci!!

Added by Monica Madalinski on September 8, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

Bon (whatever!)

I received an e-mail yesterday from a Frenchwoman which ended with the salutation, Bon dimanche! And I thought, that's a first -- no one has ever wished me a "good Sunday." But once thing I've noticed (and like) about the French, they are always wishing you a bon something or other.

When you enter a shop you are greeted with bonjour; when you leave it, bonne journée. In the afternoon, you may be wished a bon après-midi or its more loquacious…

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Added by William Alexander on September 8, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

The French are tickled (and ticked) by an American's guide to 'Vous' and 'Tu'

The LA Times thought it might be fun to run my light-hearted take on when to use tu and vous, excerpted from my about-to-be-released…

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Added by William Alexander on September 6, 2014 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

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