FEBRUARY 25, 2013

Photo Exhibition by New Immigrants from France & the US Opens at UN

By Margot Renault

With the help of teachers, educators and photographer Emily Schiffer, students of the French Heritage Language Program at International Community High School in the Bronx, and students of Jean Macé middle school in Mulhouse, France, have realized a common photographic and writing project describing their experience of immigration, integration, and multilingualism in a new environment.

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

Special Discount New York International Children's Film Festival

By Fabrice Jaumont

NY Int'l Children's Film Festival - March 1-24, 2013! Tickets are now available for NYICFF 2013, featuring a lineup of AMAZING new films from around the world, with premieres, special events, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking camps for kids, globe-spanning short film programs, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards & Best of Fest celebration. New York in French Members can receive a reduced price of $3 per ticket by entering code FRNY2013

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

French Kids Don't Get Fat: Why?

By Karen Le Billon

France has one of the lowest rates of child obesity in the developed world, and is the only country in which child obesity rates have remained stable in the past decade, in stark contrast to the rapidly rising rates elsewhere. In fact, American kids are three times more likely to be overweight than French children. And child obesity rates in France have also remained stable over the past decade (whereas they are increasing rapidly in most other countries). Why?

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Concours d'écriture French Heritage-Aimé Césaire

By Benoît Le Dévédec

This year marks the 100th birthday of French writer Aimé Césaire, the famous author of "Cahier d'un Retour au Pays Natal" and creator with Leopold Sédar Senghor of the Negritude literary movement. In partnership with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and the Bureau de la Martinique, the French Heritage Language Program organizes a writing contest to pay tribute to the great poet during the Month of Francophonie-March 2013.

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Le Petit Sénégal: Senegal in New York City

By Earlene Cruz

Traditional meat and fish dishes, soccer, industrious film-making, and Tam Tam music are all things that categorize the cultural richness of the Senegalese population, but you don’t have to go all the way to Senegal in order to experience this culture. You can discover all of this between Lenox/Malcolm X Avenue on the east and Fredrick Douglas Avenue to the west and notice the numerous Senegalese stores, restaurants, and cafes that are represented in the area, advertised in English, French, and oftentimes, Walof.

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

Teacher's Workshops in Boston & Providence in March

By French Culture

6-hour workshop: Fun activities for teaching grammar and vocabulary in the classroom PDP certificates will be given at the end of the workshop. These free trainings are offered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Coffee and viennoiseries will be provided by the Consulate General of France in Boston.

FEBRUARY 5, 2013

La France en mouvement: Formation en ligne pour les enseignants de français aux Etats-Unis

By French Culture

Spécialement conçue pour les enseignants de français aux États-Unis, cette formation en ligne inédite vous permettra de découvrir ou d'actualiser vos connaissances sur la France d'aujourd'hui dans ses composantes sociales et culturelles. Le programme s’adresse plus particulièrement à des professeurs enseignant aux niveaux middle et high school. Pour cette première session expérimentale, le groupe est limité à huit participants. Inscrivez-vous vite !

FEBRUARY 4, 2013

French Heritage Students Win Special Jury Awards for Outstanding Female Performance!

By Margot Renault

On February 1st, two classes from the French Heritage Language Program had the chance to take part in the 14th edition of the French Theater Festival (Festival Première Scène). Held every year at the LFNY, this competition gathers prestigious French and Bilingual High Schools around a common passion: theater.

FEBRUARY 1, 2013

Teachers Wanted

By Fabrice Jaumont

French-English bilingual programs in New York City’s public schools are booming, and need certified teachers. They also serve hundreds of non-Francophone families who want to give their kids the gift of bilingualism. A true bilingual revolution is taking place in New York's public schools. In order to succeed, French-English bilingual programs require very qualified and dedicated teachers.

JANUARY 31, 2013

French Literature Program on WMBR

By French Culture

French Toast, a weekly French-language radio program on WMBR, will begin featuring interviews with well-known contemporary French authors such as Francis Huster, who will discuss his recent novel Et Dior créa la Femme on April 24.

JANUARY 31, 2013

How many New Yorkers speak French at home? How many bilingual schools do they need?

By Fabrice Jaumont

Look at the presentation shown during the January 23rd conference at the French Embassy, Bilingual Program in Public School.

JANUARY 29, 2013

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By French Culture

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