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MINUSCULE, VALLEY OF THE LOST ANTS (Minuscule – La vallée des fourmis perdues)
Directed by and Thomas Szabo, 2013, 1h29
Recommended for all ages.

In a peaceful little valley, the remains of an abandoned picnic sparks warfare between two tribes of rival ants. At stake, a box of sugar. So when a bold young ladybug finds herself caught in the middle of the battle, she befriends one the black ants, Mandible, whom together must protect the anthill from the encroaching red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor.

FREE and open to the public

DATE: Saturday September 7 at 7:30PM    **NEW DATE**

LOCATION: McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Presented in partnership with the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, Council Member Stephen Levin, PS110 The Monitor School, and PS110 PTA.

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3487992764?profile=RESIZE_710xFull Time Preschool Co-Teacher (Must be native French speaker): A French contemporary art preschool on Upper West Side is currently seeking a full time preschool teacher. The preschool classes are small (6-12 students) and the students range in age from 2 ½ - 5 years old. The ideal candidate is organized, patient, gentle, speaks fluent French, and has prior experience working in preschool and early childhood education. Work hours are from 8:45-4:45, Monday through Friday, plus weekly meetings and parent tours. Hourly wage is based on experience.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Plan, execute, and collaborate with Co-Teacher on preschool curriculum and arts-integrated lesson planning on daily basis.
  • Be in charge of safety and cleanliness in the classroom at all times
  • Take daily attendance, keep accident reports, and organize monthly fire drills
  • Prepare preschool for students’ arrival and clean up when school is finished
  • Supervising the classroom when the Co-Teacher is out of the room or absent.
  • Manage all pick up, drop off, and visitors.
  • Facilitate nap time and assist with meals
  • Plan, Chaperone, field trips and organize related paperworks in collaboration with director.
  • Weekly observation, assessment and evaluation of students.
  • Organize and re-stock classroom, supplies, and storage area as needed
  • Manage general housekeeping and cleaning of classroom and kitchen
  • Supervise and organize recycling program with all the parents for art projects.
  • Able to successfully manage class to maintain a positive, nurturing and respectful learning environment
  • Attend school Open Houses (usually afterschool between 5:30 pm and 7:30pm) and conduct student interviews (during or outside school hours).


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • French as a first language (native speaker)
  • Working papers and visa for non-US citizens
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field is expected for consideration; preference will be given for Master’s degree.
  • At least 2 years of prior experience working as a Teacher in a Preschool classroom.
  • Fingerprinting and FBI background Check required.
  • First aid and CPR certified.
  • Familiarity with progressive educational philosophies (Reggio Emilia, Montessori, etc,.
  • Patience and flexibility; ability to relate to young children and communicate with parents.

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to info@lpeny.com. For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.lpeny.com. No phone calls, please.


“La Petite Ecole”, école d’immersion francophone dans l’Upper West Side, recherche un(e) Enseignant(e) de Maternelle à temps plein à partir de fin août 2019.

Inspirée par la philosophie Reggio Emilia, l’école intègre un curriculum d’art dans un projet éducationnel basé sur les intérêts de l’enfant.

Qualifications :

  • Maîtrise de l'enseignement de la petite enfance ou en éducation spécialisée
  • Expérience avec les jeunes enfants avec ou sans besoins spécialisés
  • Langue Maternelle Française (ou Maîtrise Complète de la Langue Française)
  • Formation et/ou expérience dans le domaine de l’orthophonie appréciée

Fonctions et responsibilités

  • Travailler avec 12 enfants dans une classe âgés entre 2,5 et 5 ans
  • Travailler dans un milieu éducatif inspiré par la philosophie Reggio Emilia
  • Créer un environnement adapté aux âges des enfants qui encourage le développement des enfants et des familles.
  • Faire preuve de connaissances et de compréhension des besoins individuels des jeunes enfants: creation d’objectifs personnalisés
  • Créer un programme et un environnement semblable à celui de la maison.
  • Participer aux journées de formation professionnelle.
  • Prise de notes quotidiennes pour les enfants qui ont des difficultés d’apprentissage.
  • Travail en coopération avec les parents d'élèves.

Merci d’envoyer vos CV et lettre de motivation à info@lpeny.com

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3464513954?profile=originalCharles O. Dewey (M.S. 136), a middle school located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is opening a French Dual Language program this September 2019. Dewey is a school committed to Dual Language learning and believes strongly in promoting equal status and opportunities to connect across languages and cultural backgrounds. The school is currently in its third year of its Spanish Dual Language and excited about introducing a French Dual Language program to the community. In its first year, Dewey’s French Dual Language program will provide its students with 16 periods of French instruction per week in the subject areas of Social Studies, Science and Native Language Arts. The school is still accepting students for September.

I visited the school and talked to its new leader, Amanda Bueno (center of picture below) and her team. I was impressed by their dedication and enthusiasm for this new project. I am sure many families will benefit from what promises to be a great program. Talking about her interest for dual-language education here is what Amanda replied:

"I went into this profession because growing up I heard countles3464513991?profile=originals stories from my parents, as well as other adults in family, around the traumas of entering a school system that at the time did not honor their native language, did not support their acquisition of a new language. I am passionate about creating spaces where students feel safe and encouraged to use their native language, where it is valued and honored, and where students acquire language mutually from one another. Dual language is my why, why I am in education, and I look forward to growing the French and Spanish programs at Dewey, and potentially adding a third language next fall."


Beyond providing students with the opportunity to become biliterate and bicultural, Dewey also provides its students with the opportunity to showcase their multimedia artwork and student-created performances throughout the school year. Dewey currently has partnerships with NurtureArt, Aperture, Residency Unlimited, NYSSAA, Groundswell, Leader in Me Foundation, the Pulitzer Center, DiverCity Lens and our in-house CBO Center for Family Life. Through these collaborations, students have participated in art internships around mural execution and curating, art seminars, and workshops that connect them to artists in their community. Academic opportunities as well as opportunities for creativity are limitless through a wide range of extracurricular activities and project-based learning in all content areas.

The school still accepts 6th grade students interested in joining the French Dual-Language program, particularly if they have been exposed to French at home or school.

The school also accepts French book donations to create a French corner in its library. French books in good conditions for middle-schoolers (age 10-14). Delivery address is 4004 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Phone: (718) 840-1950.

For more information, contact Amanda Bueno, Dewey's new school leader at: abueno3@schools.nyc.gov
School website: http://ms136brooklyn.com/


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Chef d’établissement, éducateur passionné et défenseur de la diversité linguistique et culturelle, Marc Maurice est l’invité du 10ème épisode du podcast Révolution Bilingue.

Né en Haïti et installé aux États-Unis depuis les années 70, il nous parle de son intégration difficile dans ce pays, du multilinguisme en Haïti et de la New York French-American Charter School (NYFACS), une école bilingue unique en son genre qu’il dirige depuis quelques années à Harlem.

Le podcast “Révolution Bilingue” est proposé par French Morning avec le soutien de CALEC (Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities).

Écoutez l’épisode ici, sur le site de French Morning ou sur iTunes Podcast.

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or email Cindi VanPetten (16K005) <CVanPetten2@schools.nyc.gov>




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August is almost here! Which means Films on the Green Festival is taking a break for the month. But have no fear! We'll be back soon with 2 great French movies. So mark your calendar now!

  • Free outdoor screening of French Classic Olivia by Jacqueline Audry, 1951, 1h35
    Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française, with the support of Sézane.

Set in 1890, an innocent English teenager, Olivia (Olivia), arrives at a small boarding school outside Paris. The majority of the pupils there are divided into two clans: those that are devoted to the headmistress, Miss Julie (Feuillère), and those who follow Miss Cara (Simon), an emotionally manipulative invalid who is obsessed with Miss Julie. Olivia develops an infatuation for Miss Julie and their relation sets Miss Cara ablaze with jealousy.

Film in French with English subtitles
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/329769224393266/


In a peaceful little valley, the remains of an abandoned picnic sparks warfare between two tribes of rival ants. At stake, a box of sugar. So when a bold young ladybug finds herself caught in the middle of the battle, she befriends one the black ants, Mandible, whom together must protect the anthill from the encroaching red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor.

No dialogue. Recommended for all ages.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/390195568514011/

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3438671262?profile=originalInterested in continuing your French studies by joining a vibrant and diverse French-speaking community just a few miles from New York City? It's not too late to enroll for credit-bearing French courses at Montclair State University (NJ) this fall (Sept. 4 to Dec. 19). https://www.montclair.edu/modern-languages-and-literatures/programs-of-study/french/

For more information about any of the online or in-person courses below feel free to contact Elizabeth Emery (emerye@montclair.edu). Montclair State also offers special programs for Adult Learners (65+) residing in NJ.


18th Century Seminar: The Senses and Performance in the Enlightenment - 46857 - FREN 532 - 01

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Dr. Pascale LaFountain

This course will center on the evolving relationships among the five senses, materialist philosophy, literary drama, and the public sphere in 18th-century French culture. It is impossible to separate the advancement of the Enlightenment project from developments in 18th-century theories of the senses and public performance. Under consideration will be questions of mind/body duality, the formalization of body language on stage, the centrality of blindness/sight metaphors to Enlightenment theory, bodily metaphors used in literature, and links between 18th-century thought and cognitive science today. Readings will include dramatic, scientific, theoretical, and philosophical works by Condillac, la Mettrie, Voltaire, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Diderot, Beaumarchais, Sainte-Albine, Riccoboni, Noverre, and others.

Research Seminar. - 46858 - FREN 603 - 01

Hybrid course meeting (some Mondays on campus 5:30-8 and others online) Dr. Elizabeth Emery

 “Research Seminar” lays a foundation for many of the writing and research skills integral for study at the graduate level in French. Students will hone these skills through the development of an independent research project defined by their own scholarly interests. Through workshops and discussion, participants in the class will have produced a substantive essay formatted for further development as a conference paper and/or article submission to a professional journal.

Introduction to Translation Theory. - 46855 - FREN 503/APLN 560 - 01

Online, Dr. Marisa Trubiano


An exploration of the history, theory, and methods of translation and translation practice as a means of engaging with a practical examination of the methodological and theoretical assumptions inherent in the field of translation studies. We will read and analyze some of the key texts that have inspired the development of translation theory and look at the key role played by translators across the globe and in professional settings.

The course will be taught in English with special language-specific modules and speakers discussing Literary & Audiovisual Translation, Theory & Accessibility to Media.

Upper-level Undergraduate Courses

(we also offer all levels of beginning and intermediate language instruction)


Mastering French French Grammar Review FREN203

Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm  Dr. Rabia Redouane


French Phonetics. - 45185 - FREN 205 - 01

Monday/Wednesday 11:30-12:45 Mme Harriet Saxon


Translation I. - 41069 - FREN 350 - 01

Online Dr. Joanna Dezio


France from World War II to the Present - 46854 - FREN 360 - 01

Monday/Wednesday 10-11:15am Dr. Lois Oppenheim


Eighteenth-Century French Literature

Tuesdays 5:30-8 pm Dr. Pascale LaFountain

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"Chocolat" is a film of infinite delicacy. - Robert Ebert

Directed by Claire Denis, 1988, PG-13, 1h45
With Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet, Cécile Ducasse

Presented with the support of Sézane.

In 1950s French Cameroon, curious eight-year-old France (Ducasse) spends her days amidst the paradise of her family’s estate along with her always traveling father Marc (Cluzet), her bored, frustrated mother Aimée (Boschi), and Protée (De Bankolé), the noble, intelligent “houseboy.” Everyday routine changes when a plane makes an emergency landing nearby, bringing a motley collection of characters to the house and causing the heavenly façade of the household to unravel.


#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Film in French with English subtitles
Free and open to the public - No ticket needed

DATE: Friday July 26 at 8:30pm

LOCATION: Riverside Park, Pier I (at 70th Street)

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"At its best, the film is as delicate and lovely as the gorgeous sequin-embroidered designs the women spin on spider webs of diaphanous materials." -Seattle Post-Intelligencer

SEQUINS (Brodeuses)
Directed by Éléonore Faucher, 2004, 1h29, France
With Ariane Ascaride, Lola Naymark, Thomas Laroppe

After learning that she is pregnant at the tender age of seventeen, Claire (Naymark) finds refuge with Madame Mélikian (Ascaride), an embroiderer for haute couture designers who has buried herself in work following the death of her beloved son. Day by day, stitch by stitch, as Claire's belly grows rounder, the threads of embroidery will create a filial bond between them. In time, the grief-stricken mentor and her anxious apprentice will stop protecting themselves and start helping one another.

#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public

DATE: Friday July 19 at 8:30pm

LOCATION: Riverside Park, Pier I (at 70th Street)

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3438670576?profile=originalFrom the graphic novel to the big screen!

AYA OF YOP CITY (Aya de Yopougon)
Directed by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie, 2010, 1h24, France-Ivory Coast
With the voices of Aïssa Maïga, Tatiana Rojo, Tella Kpomahou

Presented in partnership with the African Film Festival and the Consulate General of Côte d’Ivoire in New York.

It’s the end of the 70s and nineteen-year-old Aya lives in Youpougon, a working-class neighborhood in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Aya divides her time between school, her family, and her two best friends, Adjoua and Bintou, who only think of sneaking out as soon as night falls. Things go awry when Adjoua becomes pregnant, causing the friends to try and figure out what is best for the situation.

#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

In French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public

DATE: Friday July 12 at 8:30pm

LOCATION: Tompkins Square Park

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Seeking a French-speaking Grade 1 teacher

3438670674?profile=originalWe are seeking a native French-speaking, certified Grade 1 teacher at Tessa International School in Hoboken. This role is a great opportunity for a teacher who is looking for a leadership position because the position is part-time. The other part of the position is as a Coordinator.  

We offer 401K, and we offer Medical, Dental, and Vision (employer pays 70%).

If you are interested, please send your resume to hr@tessais.org

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Carousel of Languages, one of Manhattan's leading early childhood foreign language programs, has opened a new location in Shenzhen, China and is seeking  a full-time French Teacher. Pay is $50k and up (USD equivalent), depending on experience, with excellent benefits, including housing, round trip travel, healthcare and visa assistance. Key staff members relocating, providing a supportive environment for teachers in our beautiful new building. This is an amazing opportunity for someone who loves to travel and enjoys teaching young children. Please send resumes or inquiries to careers@carousellanguages.com.

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PS 110, located in historic, dynamic Greenpoint, Brooklyn is seeking a qualified French bilingual teacher to fill the following position for the 2018-2019 school year: Second Grade Side by Side French Teacher.

Applicants should be New York State certified in elementary education and possess a bilingual extension or be in the process of obtaining a bilingual extension. Candidates should possess native-like French fluency, and be willing to work with colleagues on the grade as well as within the FDL department.

PS 110 is honored to be the recipient of the NYS ASCD Educating the Whole Child for the 21st Century Award. Performing and visual arts, The Leader in Me program, as well as Sustainability and parental involvement play an important role at PS 110. These initiatives combined with a collegial and nurturing staff, help grow the hearts and minds of PS 110 students.

Interested candidates should send their resumes to Dana Raciunas, Assistant Principal, at draciun@schools.nyc.gov

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3438670599?profile=original"Filled with joy and heart"! - Cinema Axis

Directed by Claudia Sainte-Luce, 2013, PG-13, 1h35, France-Mexico
With Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco

Presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Instituto Cervantes, Cinema Tropical, and Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders.

Martha (Owen), a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace upon meeting Claudia (Ayala), a younger woman trying to figure out her purpose in life. The two quickly become friends and Martha invites Claudia to come live with her family. When Martha’s health declines, the bond Claudia has with each member of the family is forced to be tested, giving opportunity for true, strong relationships to be created.


#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

In Spanish with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public

DATE: Wednesday July 10 at 8:30pm

LOCATION: J Hood Wright Park

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Teacher assistant

I am Frenck I have just arrived in Nyc with my Familiy. I am looking for a job in efucationI have 4 years expérience in Éducation. I took care of students 14 to 18 years old who had any trouble.I have on son. He is 4 years old and he is going to Ps84 in upper west side.Thanks in advance.Best regards.
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Diplomate, polyglotte et engagée dans le développement de l'éducation plurilingue, Benedicte De Montlaur est l’invitée du 9ème épisode de Révolution Bilingue.

De l'Allier à New York, en passant par l'Egypte et la Syrie, cette passionnée des langues et des relations internationales, aujourd'hui Conseillère culturelle auprès de l'Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis, nous confirme que parler plusieurs langues est à la fois un atout pour notre développement personnel et professionnel, mais aussi un pont vers d'autres cultures et imaginaires qui nous mène à des rencontres enrichissantes et une meilleure compréhension du monde.

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"Tomboy" is tender and affectionate." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Céline Sciamma, 2011, 1h22, France (Courtesy of Institut français)
With Zoé Héran, Mathieu Demy, Sophie Cattani, Jeanne Disson

Laure (Héran) is a ten-year-old girl whose family just moved to the suburbs during the summer holiday. When mistaken for a boy by a pack of neighborhood kids, Laure creates an alter ego named ‘Michael’ and becomes resourceful in hiding her female identity from the other children. Soon, Michael catches the attention of Lisa (Disson), the leader of the pack who becomes completely smitten with the new boy in town. The hope for an endless summer of fun and friends will be questioned by the reality that is Laure’s true self.


#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public

DATE: Friday July 5 at 8:30pm

LOCATION: Tompkins Square Park

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