On October 26th, French association Les Petits Débrouillards came to Kent Gardens Elementary School, VA. The students used experiments and games to learn about ways to minimize the impact of construction on today's environment and for the future.
The following interview with Benoît Le Dévédec, Program Coordinator of French Heritage Language, was conducted on Oct. 18, 2012 by e-Toile, the official newsletter of the French Consulate in Miami.
This summer as part of the French Heritage Summer Camp, 19 high school students from the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn took part in the Forum Mondial de la Langue Française in Quebec.
On June 8, 2012, 18 children and their teachers from Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan, a public school in Washington D.C., visited the residence ofthe Ambassador of France to the United States.
With the end of the school year just around the corner, the French Heritage Language Program carries on taking French-speaking outside the classroom!
France Honors Francesca Canadé Sautman, Anne-Sophie Guéguen, Florence Mauchant, and Catherine Poisson
On June 12th, Antony Baudry, Cultural Counsellor of the French Embassy decorated Francesca Canadé Sautman, Anne-Sophie Guéguen, Florence Mauchant, and Catherine Poisson for their action towards bilingual education and the promotion of French culture.
This year the French Heritage Language Program will be giving 20 disadvantaged French-speaking high school students from the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn the chance to discover a Francophone country here in America by organizing a summer camp in Quebec from July 2nd -12th.
Every year, many students of French around the world get the chance to take part in the Allons en France contest, which offers a 10-day educational trip to France to its winners thanks to the Institut Français.
For most French Heritage students in the United-States, Francophonie is celebrated in March and all year long.