Today was a good day for French dual-language programs in New York's public schools, and bilingual education in general. Minister Helene Conway-Mouret, who is in charge of French people living outside of France, visited the French-English dual-language program at PS58 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. She was followed by French Consul General Bertrand Lortholary and a large delegation which included elected representatives, cabinet members, journalists, parents and…Continue
Le français semble la nouvelle tendance en vogue dans la Grosse Pomme.…Continue
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developed not only to serve the French families who had initiated after-school programs, but also to
meet the needs of a growing…
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As the fourth most spoken language in New York City, with 116,000 speakers citywide, French is deeply entwined in New York's linguistic fabric. New York City is at the center of this bilingual revolution, with eight public schools offering dual language programs from grade K-6, and plans to extend those programs all the way to college. These programs were largely…Continue
Une véritable révolution bilingue prend place dans les écoles publiques de New York. Il est aujourd’hui possible d’être scolarisé en français et en anglais dans plusieurs écoles publiques de la ville, de la grande section de maternelle jusqu’à la sixième, et bientôt jusqu’à la quatrième, à Brooklyn et au…Continue
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For language lovers, the facts are grim: Anglophones simply aren’t learning them any more. In Britain, despite four decades in the European Union, the number of A-levels taken in French and German has fallen by half in the past 20 years, while what was a growing trend of Spanish-learning…Continue
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What’s the best age to start and master a new language? Are bilingual students smarter? Does knowing two languages offer advantages in learning how to read, write and do math? Does being bilingual have an impact on our personal and emotional development? These themes, and many more, will be addressed during the daylong conference, Living with Two Languages: the Advantages of Being Bilingual, at the Lycée…Continue
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On Saturday, November 3, 2012 this conference will discuss and explore, via multiple fields and perspectives, the concept of “vivre bilingue” (being bilingual). It will share French and North American perspectives from experts in bilingualism,…Continue
Le Centre de la francophonie des Amériques va lancer, à l'automne 2012, un tout nouvel outil intitulé Le CARNET de la francophonie des Amériques.
Ce carnet constitue un répertoire des organismes* francophones dans les Amériques.
Ce répertoire sera disponible via Internet et sera même disponible sur application mobile. Ainsi, les utilisateurs…
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The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) is the state agency charged with French language educational and cultural economic development…Continue
French bilingual programs are booming and reading books in the French language is crucial for school children who are learning through French and English in New York City. To become bi-literate you need to read books in both languages. Many of them. Getting access to books in French is thus important, particularly if you are a public school with no budget and many…Continue
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Dear Members, chers membres,
Today, New York in French is celebrating its third birthday. With 7,600 members and counting, 1,200 blog posts, 2,400 events, 6,000 photos and videos, 100 groups, New York's only Village Francophone is a vibrant community which helps people connect with others who speak French in the Big…Continue
Over the past sixty years, the eyes and instincts of Robert Delpire have shaped much of the world’s understanding of photography. A prolific publisher and exhibition organizer, with a razorsharp comprehension of the graphic arts, Delpire has had a defining hand in the careers of many of the master photographers of recent history.
An exhibition featuring a half century of…Continue
Two New York City public schools have been selected by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to receive the newly created “FrancEducation Label” which recognizes their outstanding efforts to promote and develop the French language. These schools, PS58 in Brooklyn and PS 84 in Manhattan will join a select group of eight schools world…Continue
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Jouez en français et luttez contre la faim avec le PAM et l’OIF Au Québec, que signifie «c’est poche» ? En Belgique, que veut dire le mot «slache» ? Qu’est-ce qu’une «Essencerie» au Sénégal ? Et que fêtent les Vietnamiens au moment du Têt ?
A l’occasion de la…Continue
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Bonne nouvelle pour la francophonie new-yorkaise : la plateforme d’échange newyorkinfrench.net, un mélange de blog et de réseau social made in America dédié aux francophones de New York, vient de passer le cap des 7000 membres. Elle est devenue un exemple pour la promotion des francophones dans la ville comme sur la toile. Ouvert en…Continue