Want to Learn French?
The French Embassy is committed to supporting French-English bilingual education for the benefit of all children across the United States. Proficiency in several languages at a young age not only offers countless academic advantages and personal benefits, but also expands their opportunities for success. In this way, children in bilingual programs learn skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
Bilingual Programs in Public Schools
A growing number of public schools in the United States offer bilingual language immersion programs. Designed for children of many backgrounds including English speakers, bilingual students, and French native speakers who do not yet speak English, these immersion programs offer students the opportunity to take classes in both English and French.
BILINGUAL PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
French Curriculum Schools
French-American Schools (K-12) are part of a worldwide network of over 450 international schools with approved French curriculum in nearly 140 countries (AEFE network). In the U.S. there are more than 40 schools serving over 13,000 students. The education provided by these schools conforms to curricula defined by the French Ministry of Education.
FRENCH CURRICULUM SCHOOLS
French Heritage Language Program
The French Heritage Program directly address the needs of underserved new immigrants of French-speaking background in the United States. The program provides these students with free French classes in public schools and community centers across the country, allowing them to maintain, utilize and build upon their French language skills in a real-world context.
FRENCH HERITAGE PROGRAMS
After School Programs in French
The “Français langue maternelle” (FLAM) or “French as a First Language” programs are designed for children with French citizenship, whose parents are either temporarily or permanently established in a non-French-speaking foreign country. The program is for children who are enrolled in local schools where the language of instruction is not French.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
French Language Courses in the U.S.
With 70 Language centers and 580 Teachers of French as a Foreign Language, the Alliance Française largely contributes to promoting and developing French in the United States.
COURSES IN THE US
Courses in France
This directory lists and details the 82 centres in France that have been awarded the "Qualité français langue étrangère” (French as a Foreign Language Quality) label, issued jointly by the Ministries of Foreign and European Affairs, Higher Education and Research, and Culture and Communication.
COURSES IN FRANCE
Awarded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Agency for French Education Abroad, the Label FrancEducation is an official international accreditation granted to schools offering French bilingual education.
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