Featured Blog Posts – October 2010 Archive (9)

Sortie de mes deux mini-romans jeunesse


Pour vos petits lecteurs francophiles

( dès 4 ans en lecture accompagnée, dès 6 / 7ans en lecture autonome ),

je vous annonce la parution aujourd'hui

de mes deux…

Added by Myriam BAUDIC on October 28, 2010 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Give $50 to French Goes Public when you sign up for acting in French classes with La Comédie Française New York

This November, La Comédie Française New York (actfrench.com) will donate $50 to French Goes Public for each NY in French member or friend who signs up for our winter term starting on November 1st. Since each dollar is matched by the French Embassy, you will actually be giving $100 to support bilingual education when you enroll in acting in French classes.

We hope to generate $3000-$8000 to…

Added by Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher on October 22, 2010 at 12:01am — 1 Comment

Do colleges need French departments?


This is the subject of a debate among various specialists, and posted on the NYT website. I recommend reading the comments from the readers,

Have a great day


Added by Daniel M. on October 21, 2010 at 7:51am — 1 Comment

5 Reasons to Take French

It is always useful to reinstate some facts about the French language, particularly in times like these:

1 - The global economy is here! Speaking multiple languages makes you more competitive...and will soon be a matter of survival.

2 - Communicate with 200 million people (500 million by 2050). French is the official language of 55 countries, as well as an official language at the United Nations, NATO,…

Added by Fabrice Jaumont on October 20, 2010 at 6:12pm — 14 Comments

Le français progresse en Afrique mais il décline en Europe

LEMONDE pour Le Monde.fr | 13.10.10 | 09h58 • Mis à jour le 13.10.10 | 16h51

Par quel miracle le nombre de francophones dans le monde est-il passé de quelque 200 millions de personnes en 2007 à 220 millions de personnes en 2010,



Added by Clothilde Villemin on October 16, 2010 at 2:45am — 2 Comments

Lingo Texto

Fortunately, after 17 years spent in NY, I'm still able to write in French (!), but I would have trouble communicating with a French "ado". I only know one piece of lingo texto: 'MDR", the French translation for 'LOL".... Vous donnez vôtre langue au chat? It means "Meurs De Rire" voyons!

Added by Sophie Darmaillacq-Gilden on October 11, 2010 at 10:53pm — No Comments

L'heure du Conte

Dear All,

Brooklyn Beanstalk -French and Spanish immersion program for kids- monthly Event : L'heure du conte.

Come meet us at Hexagramm Bookstore for an hour of book discovery in French


Free and open to all.

Hexagramm is located in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

RSVP: stephanie@brooklynbeanstalk.com ( Please, specify the age of your child)

Happy Fall,



Added by Brooklyn Beanstalk-Sophie Amieva on October 11, 2010 at 10:16pm — No Comments

I've combined my two loves-- food and books!

I am going to try this again! I just tried and I think I failed to post...

My September column for the Durham Herald-Sun is about my love of eating and reading! I hope you enjoy it and I welcome any comments or additions to my reading list. I just bought David Lebovitz' Living The Sweet Life In Paris and I can't wait to dig into it very soon.

Bon… Continue

Added by Teresa Engebretsen on October 5, 2010 at 4:44pm — 5 Comments

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Amuse-Bouche No. 27: Words à la Mode -- or how to be out of date fast

Amuse-Bouche No. 27: Words à la Mode -- or how to be out of date fast…


Added by Julia Frey on October 5, 2010 at 8:16am — 14 Comments

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