At Brooklyn Beanstalk, the philosophy is that learning a new language is more than just words on a page – it is a sensory experience that should be an enchanting journey.
The founders, Sophie Amieva and Stephanie Larriere are French natives, certainly equipped with the…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on November 19, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments
It has long been acknowledged that “work is not work” when one is having fun – and the same is true for children at school, who can learn seamlessly through play. This is a fact that many parents in New York City have recognized, forming playgroups for their children to practice their French…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on November 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Looking for a French Dual Language Kindergarten Program for your child next year? On Wednesday, November 13, from 9 to 10 am, join us for a school tour of P.S. 20 - The Clinton Hill School in Brooklyn. P.S. 20 currently serves grades Pre K through Grade 5, and offers wonderful cluster classes in the Visual Arts and Choral and Instrumental…Continue
PS 20 The Clinton Hill School is pleased to announce the hiring of Sabrina Audrey Spencer, the school’s first French Dual Language Kindergarten teacher. She was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, where she was educated in French-English dual language programs from elementary school through high school.…Continue
Added by Shareen Anderson on July 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The summer is a time to relax and indulge the senses in the warming sun, sip a cool drink, and get moving with some fantastic Haitian music. This program is sure to offer up some hot sounds and a great time.
The second concert of the series will feature performances by…Continue
Added by Jessica Senat on July 11, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments
Happy first day of summer, everyone! With the help of parents in our community and at PS 20, and the committed efforts of Mr. Fabrice Jaumont of the French Embassy and Ms. Lena Barbera, Principal of PS 20, the French Dual Language Program is a go and will open in September 2013! We've received DOE approval, as well…Continue
Added by Shareen Anderson on June 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Outside of France, the Democratic Republic of Congo is the country with the largest population of French speakers in the world.
Adding to the francophone diversity of the region, the Congolese-American population in New York is a very…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on May 24, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Elle Philippe was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As a young girl she visited her grandparents' farm in Leogane, Haiti and developed a love for the fresh, vibrant foods and flavors of her home country.
Chef Elle is a…
Added by Jessica Senat on May 23, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments
The close-to 10,000 members of this New York in French community is a perfect example of the increasing interest in all things French by both the francophone and non-francophone population in New York City.
In an interview with the New York Post, French expat Brunot, who was lived in New York for two years, claimed, “there are French people…
Added by Earlene Cruz on May 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Before the Peace Corps was present in Tunisia in the early 1960’s, there was little interest for Tunisians to immigrate to the United States. It wasn’t until then, through the perceived generosity and hospitality of the Americans in Tunisia, that an interest was sparked to travel to the United States.
The American-Tunisians population continued through…Continue
Haiti Cultural Exchange | Haiti Film Fest 2013; May 9-12, will include the opening night celebration, an emerging filmmakers event and two full days of free films from contemporary Haitian filmmakers, films about Haiti’s Diaspora, as well as films from the beginning of Haiti’s presence on-screen. Ranging…Continue
Added by Jessica Senat on April 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Earlene Cruz on March 22, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
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
The picture above hints at the reality of a vibrant Haitian community in the East Flatbush region of Brooklyn: it is one of music, dance, and overall cultural solidarity.
The solidarity extends to those who are not of Haitian descent, evident through the diversity of the students of La Difference Auto School (turned dance school by night), which aims to spread the…
Added by Earlene Cruz on February 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Added by Jessica Senat on January 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Presented in association with L’INSTITUT FRANÇAIS and the CULTURAL SERVICES OF THE FRENCH EMBASSY, "The French Old Wave" is a four-week, 53-film festival celebrating the Golden Age of French Cinema in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, starts this Friday, August 17 at…Continue
Added by eric e. (esquared) on August 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Maison 140 Photograph: Ilenia Martini…
Added by Laurence Fayard on June 25, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Je suis Yasmine, la nouvelle assistante de Manisha Snoyer, Directrice d'Act French.
J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer qu'un nouvel "Atelier Francophone" se tiendra le 6 Juin.
Vous pouvez vous inscrire ici :…Continue
Added by Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher on May 30, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments
Our French language classes draw on a combination of grammar, theater exercises and work on contemporary Francophone scenes to help students learn to speak French with fluency & confidence. They are a prerequisite to our pure "acting in French" class for students who are French or already have a strong French foundation. Wine tasting with every class.
New classes start in January 2011
We also offer acting in…Continue
Added by Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher on December 21, 2010 at 12:04pm — No Comments