Last night was another big win for the Bilingual Revolution, which continues to sweep through New York City and the United States at large. Taking the stage at the French Embassy this Tuesday were three educators who were honored for their efforts in spreading the revolution to their schools.
Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy,…Continue
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Maud Heline is her name and that of her brand, which she purposefully named so to make her company an extension of herself --- of her past and future, which included working at extensive design houses in Paris and which she now promulgates as a pioneer of French fashion in New York. She's no amateur in the world of fashion, but despite this being her first time as an…Continue
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New York is an artistic mecca, at the crossroads of music and film, among other expressions, but that does not mean that all the gaps are filled. Upon her visit to New York City as a teenager, Roxane Revon realized that there weren’t many options for her to pursue her passion for French theater, so what…Continue
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Over 800 attendees congregated at the Second Annual Bilingual fair, hosted by French Morning, bringing people from all over the New York State paying tribute to the flowering state of bilingual education in New York.
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The Bilingual Revolution is gaining momentum. Most recently, on March 20, 2015, the International Day of La Francophonie, The International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) and Education en Français à New York (EFNY) launched the “Adopt a School” initiative. The initiative, which aims to support the spread of free, French…Continue
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Nathalie Charles, Program Officer for the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York currently directs the Films on the Green Festival, an annual summer film festival that features free French films throughout various NYC parks. The festival is a rampant success - for many, it is a…Continue
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There couldn’t have been a better setting to launch a book about Africa, than at the Skoto Gallery in Chelsea, where amid the unique art…Continue
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Most people can’t say that they had their 5th grade graduation take place at an Embassy. The students of PS58, PS84, and the New York French-American Charter School are some of the lucky few that can say they did.…Continue
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Dual language programs are contagious- they're catching fire all over the country, specifically in New Jersey where in Englewood Cliffs, Robert L. Kravitz, superintendent of schools, is making transformative change to the monolingual teaching environment that he stepped into just two years ago.
If one walks through the halls of the Pre-K…Continue
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A ‘petit morceau de France’ ported at the New York harbor in June, not only to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, but also to altruistically transport over 4,000 books that Adiflor, AMOPA…Continue
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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.…Continue
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From the outside, PS 133: William A. Butler looks like any other new school building – pristine brick stone- the finest infrastructure. It’s what lies inside the stones and the structure that really holds the school together and that sets it apart.
From online dating to social media and virtual instruction, the Internet has exploded as a ubiquitous center of connection – it links people to others with like interests, individuals to their past, and advocates of similar ideas and cultures.…Continue
New York City boasts of a vibrant Burkinabé community of 6,000. Among them are students, models, and musicians.…Continue
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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…Continue
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