In September 2012, PS 58 will offer two Dual Language classes in all grades from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade. Most students move up each year as a cohort into the next grade, so there are very limited seats available for French-speaking children in First grade and up.
MS 51, a screened middle school in Park Slope, Brooklyn, will be starting a new French Dual Language (DL) program next fall (2013) for incoming sixth grade students. The program is open to participants in elementary school DL and bilingual programs, as well as English Language Learners and French heritage language speakers.
Monitored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Teaching Assistantship Program offers young Americans (ages 20-30) the opportunity to live and work in France for 7 to 9 months, teaching English to French students from primary to high school levels.
Following Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on the New York City area, and bearing in mind the hardship, not to say the impossibility which traveling to and within New York would have involved for our panelists and the many people who had registered for the Living in Two Languages conference, we have decided it would be best to postpone this special event. Details on an alternative date will follow as soon as possible.
Regards Transatlantiques sur les Elections Présidentielles is a a collaborative project between French and American students and teachers to share and exchange views on the 2012 presidential elections.
Teachers and professors of French are invited to praticipate in the forth annual Francophone contest organized by Le Centre de la francophonie des Amériques on the theme: "Faites-nous découvrir une autre communauté francophone des Amériques."
French-English bilingual programs are booming New York City and with the demand for bilingual education comes a need for more books. Reading books is crucial to becoming bi-literate but getting access to books in French can be difficult, particularly if you are a public school with a small budget.