Wall Street Journal - Learning to Be French in Brooklyn

JUNE 6, 2011

Learning to Be French in Brooklyn

French dual-language programs, which didn't exist in New York City public schools five years ago, are booming across the city, spurred by lobbying efforts from the French community.

By September 2011, six elementary schools, one middle school and one charter school will have French programs. Public School 133 in Park Slope and P.S. 110 in Greenpoint are expected to unveil programs starting this fall.

Julie Platner for The Wall Street Journal

Students at P.S. 58, the Carroll School in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, which offers a French language program.

The growing number of French programs reflects the growing number of French. A survey conducted by the U.S. Census found 14,000 French lived in New York City in 2009, up from 12,000 in the 2000.

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Comment by Dara Stallings-Lynch on June 5, 2011 at 11:30pm
Thanks for sharing. I would love my nieces and nephews to do a summer program, or after school program in French. (Or any foreign language). I tell you, learning french in you early thirties is hard!

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