All Blog Posts Tagged 'American' (12)

New NYFACS principal interviewed in French Morning!

Our new principal is featured in today's French Morning. Marc Maurice is an experienced bilingual educator committed to bilingual education. More at French…


Added by Valerie Zika on April 27, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

An American in Paris

Added by Hans-Jakob Wilhelm on January 12, 2015 at 4:47pm — No Comments

In the Spotlight: New York French American Charter School


There seems to be not a single wall lining the interior of the New York French American Charter School (NYFACS) that isn’t vibrantly colored. This is symbolic of the school’s diversity, which truly represents a microcosm of New York City.…


Added by Earlene Cruz on June 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Festival du Printemps- 3 May (NYFACS, Harlem)

Join us for Harlem's Festival Annuel du Printemps on May 3rd (Olympic games, Food from the Francophone world, boutique, Raffle, bouncy houses and more). Organized by the New York French American Charter School.

Added by Valerie Zika on April 26, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

La NYFACS reçoit le Label FrancEducation et Ladurée conquit SoHo sur

Après deux années difficiles, la NYFACS début l'année 2014 avec plein d'espoir. La probation du Departement of Education de New York a été levée et l'école bilingue a reçu le Label FrancEducation pour sa promotion de la langue française dans le quartier de Little Senegal à New York. Edith Boncompain, la directrice, espère aujourd'hui attirer de nouveaux élèves. Peut-être grâce à la première levée de…


Added by USA 21.TV on February 12, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Nigerians in New York

In 2008, the Nigerian government's efforts to fund the teaching of French at the basic and tertiary levels solidified the country's desire to make French an official language of the country, along with English. This effort marks a supported undertaking to establish a francophone presence in Nigeria, but the country's geographic proximity to francophone countries called…


Added by Earlene Cruz on December 21, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Le Rencontre -- The Reencounter

Cinq ans plus tard, je suis chez Aurore. Elle est exactement comme je l'avais prévu: joviale, souriante, et accueillante. Même si je ne l'avais vue qu'une seule fois auparavant, je me sentais à l'aise - après cinq ans, en parlant sur internet presque tous les jours, je sentais que je la connaissait mieux que des membres de ma famille, notre relation s'est développée comme Facebook, avec Facebook - d'abord, à travers des messages instantanés, puis quelques échanges de photos, et quand…


Added by Earlene Cruz on August 1, 2013 at 2:28am — No Comments

The Heart of Europe in New York

In May 1624, the ship “Nieu Nederlandt” carried about 30 Belgian families to the Manhattan Island Coast, what is today Governor’s Island. The families then dispersed throughout the northeast into Delaware, New Jersey, and Connecticut, mostly remaining in New York City. It is said that when Henry Hudson sailed up the New York river, three Belgians accompanied him, exemplifying the…


Added by Earlene Cruz on March 22, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Lebanon: Only a Stop Away.

Lebanon itself is a mosaic, a country of many ethnical, linguistic, and religious denominations, making it a perfect fit for the inherent nature of New York City. It is a nation of blended cultures, where Arabic, French, Greek, and Armenian can be spoken, and the most religiously diverse country in the Middle East.

The first Lebanese immigrant to set shore on the United…


Added by Earlene Cruz on March 1, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Algeria in Queens

The rich diversity of New York City does not only exist in Manhattan: in fact, this multiethnic, multidimensional mosaic extends to all five boroughs, including Queens, which boasts of being one of the most ethnically diverse urban areas in the world. In the spotlight, is the Algerian population that resides in Queens, which among the vast number of other diverse groups, calls New York…


Added by Earlene Cruz on February 16, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Mali in the Bronx

Continuously making headlines over the past few weeks, Mali, the francophone West African country, doesn’t seem that far away when we think of the Malian population that exists within the borders of the United States.

As a nation of immigrants, it comes as no surprise that we have our very own Malian community. According to the latest Census, there are approximately 8000 Malian…


Added by Earlene Cruz on January 29, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

One night only: French Connection

Kicking off

to her May concert tour in France, Lua Hadar and her high-octane band, TWIST,

perform "French Connection"
at the landmark Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC.

TWIST's "jazz without borders" is spiced with pop, funk, Latin and

international cabaret.
One night only!…


Added by Lua Hadar on April 22, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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