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When it comes to finding French films or TV shows for kids to watch, the number of programs available on streaming platforms in the US can be overwhelming. That's why, each month, CinéSchool program manager and all-around film expert Nathalie Charles puts together a list of the top French content for kids and teens that is available online. While some films or series are pure entertainment, others are designed to share useful educational concepts, and more still are great for the whole family to enjoy! So, what's on this month?

 
Two teenagers outside, in a city

This Fall, Albertine Cinémathèque partner with the Columbia Maison Française to present free online movies as part of the festival Being in the World: People and the Planet in the French and Francophone Cinema.

Animal
Directed by Cyril Dion, France, 2021, documentary, 1h45
Recommended for ages 12+
Movie available online from October 3 to 9, 2022. To register: click here.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (La Grotte des rêves perdus)
Directed by Werner Herzog, Canada-USA-France-Germany, 2010, documentary, 1h30,
Recommended for ages 10+ (rated G)
Movie available online from October 13-16, 2022. To register: click here.

 

Animated image with a little girl and a panda

Stillwater
TV series, 2020, France-USA, recommended for ages 6+

Based on the Scholastic book series “Zen Shorts” by Jon J Muth, Stillwater centers on siblings Karl, Addy and Michael, who are typical kids with typical kid challenges – meaning that sometimes even the smallest things can feel insurmountable. Fortunately for these three, they have Stillwater, a wise panda, as their next-door neighbor. Through his example, stories and gentle humor, Stillwater gives the children a deeper understanding of their feelings as well as tools that help them face their own day-to-day challenges. Stillwater also brings newfound fun and adventure for the three, opening their eyes to the quiet wonders of the world around them, and guiding them to their place within it.

Available on Apple TV+ (#tip: make sure to select audio in French!)

 

Notre-Dame Cathedral burning in Paris

Notre-Dame: Rage Against the Inferno (Notre-Dame: L’épreuve du feu)
Directed by Fabrice Gardel, Simon Kessler, Josselin Mahot, 2019
44 min., documentary, France-UK, rated PG, recommended for ages 11+

On April 15, 2019 600 firefighters of the Paris Fire Brigade fought for over 7 hours to save the Notre Dame Cathedral from fire. In this stunning documentary, witness firefighters testimonies as they struggle to wage war. Looking to save the massive building from flames and save the relics inside, not only for Paris but for this structure that serves as a symbol of Paris for the world.

Available on Disney+ (#tip: make sure to click on "Subtitles & Audio" and select audio in French!)

 

A girl playing ball with a young white lion

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)
Directed by Gilles De Maistre, 2018, France-Germany-South Africa, 1h38, PG, recommended for ages 9+

A young girl and her beautiful white lion, Charlie, set off on an epic adventure across the wild African savanna in search for somewhere Charlie can live out his life, safe and free.

Available on PeacockTVTubi | PlutoTVAmazon Video | YouTube | GooglePlay | iTunes | Redbox | Microsoft | Roku Channel | Vudu

 

Animated cartoon

Paprika
Animated Preschool Series, France, 2018, recommended for ages 3+

Stan and Olivia – the amazingly different Paprika twins – use their boundless enthusiasm to turn everyday life into an extraordinary adventure.

Available on Netflix (#tip: make sure to click on "Audio & Subtitles" and select audio in French!)

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Paris décor de cinéma !

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En se promenant dans la capitale française, notamment l’été, il n’est pas rare de croiser une équipe detournage ou de découvrir une rue totalement transformée façon Paris sous l’Occupation ou Paris des Lumières. Récemment, les films Notre-Dame brûle de Jean-Jacques Annaud, Les Trois Mousquetaires avec Vincent Cassel ou la série Lupin avec Omar Sy y ont été tournés.
En 2021, la ville a même battu un record de journées de tournages. La Mairie de Paris a comptabilisé 110 longs-métrages et 64 séries, grâce à sa Mission Cinéma, qui octroie les autorisations et récolte les rede-vances. Il peut y avoir un même jour jusqu’à dix ou vingt tournages dans la capitale. Le service veille à déran-ger le moins possible les riverains, les commerces ou la circulation. Les retombées économiques sont réelles. Outre la redevance perçue par la ville, il y a l’emploi de techni-ciens, de figurants, ou la restaura-tion et l’hébergement des équipes. Par exemple, le tournage de Mission : Impossible 6, avec Tom Cruise, en 2017, a généré 35 millions d’euros de dépenses, dont 7 millions en hôtels et restaurants.

Séries en séries
Michel Gomez, délégué général de cette Mission Cinéma, analyse : « Le nombre de jours de tournages a doublé entre 2015 et 2021, passant de 3 500 à 7 000 jours. Cela est en grande partie dû aux séries produites par les plateformes de vidéos en ligne comme Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Netflix ou Disney+. Avec l’appari-tion de ces plateformes, quasi une nouvelle chaque année, la demande en contenus a explosé. »
D’autant qu’une série de plusieurs épisodes implique des tournages beaucoup plus longs que ceux d’un film de cinéma de deux heures. Durant un an, la plateforme amé-ricaine Netflix a, par exemple, tourné la troisième saison de Lupin, inspirée du célèbre gentleman cam-brioleur. Actuellement, Apple TV+ tourne deux séries à Paris, l’une consacrée aux débuts du couturier Christian Dior, l’autre à Benjamin Franklin, de passage dans la ca-pitale en 1776. Deux tournages avec des centaines de figurants en  costumes, de nombreux techniciens et des rues totalement dépouillées de leurs réverbères, panneaux publicitaires ou devantures de magasins du XXIe siècle pour les faire remonter dans le temps.
Sur les quelque 2 300 tournages dénombrés au cours du premier semestre 2022, plus de 2 000 sont des productions françaises, suivies de productions américaines (près de 200). Mais d’autres nationalités sont attirées par le décor parisien : 11 films espagnols, 15 japonais, 8 indiens… qu’il s’agisse de vidéo-clips de musique, de publicités, de courts-métrages ou de séries. Pourquoi la Ville Lumières attire-t-elle autant les projecteurs ? « Il y a plusieurs raisons, détaille Michel Gomez. L’attractivité fiscale, grâce à un mécanisme de crédit d’impôt pour les entreprises françaises comme étrangères, la qualité et la quantité de techniciens de l’audiovisuel pré-sents en région parisienne, et bien sûr l’iconographie parisienne, celle d’une ville romantique avec une im-portante dimension patrimoniale et historique. » Et cela tombe bien car les séries historiques sont de plus en plus nombreuses, comme Paris Police 1900, tourné pour Canal +. Toutes ces images de Paris diffusées sur petits ou grands écrans favo-risent-elles la venue de touristes ? Difficile à dire. Au moins, la ville reste ainsi dans l’imaginaire du plus grand nombre. Mais certaines séries, comme Emily in Paris, ont donné naissance à des visites gui-dées. Elles commencent au Jardin du Luxembourg, dans lequel Assane Diop, joué par Omar Sy, fuit la police en se mêlant à un groupe de livreurs à vélo, et se terminent au musée du Louvre, où il vole le collier de la reine Marie-Antoi-nette. Un passage aussi place de la Contrescarpe, où Emily habite, ou devant la boulangerie qui la fournit en croissants. De nouveaux tou-ristes veulent se promener dans le gigantesque décor qu’est Paris. 

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EFNY RECRUTE DES ASSISTANTS POUR SES CLASSES DE FRANCAIS APRES L'ECOLE, A BROOKLYN ET A MANHATTAN

Vous êtes de langue maternelle française, vous aimez travailler auprès d’enfants et vous êtes légalement autorisés à travailler aux Etats-Unis ? 

Dans le cadre de son « Enrichment program » en français, EFNY recherche pour la rentrée 2022 :

 

DES ASSISTANT(E)S 

Qualités requises :

- être de langue maternelle française

- avoir un bon contact avec les jeunes enfants

- savoir travailler en équipe

Missions :

- participer à la prise en charge individuelle et collective des enfants

- être capable de conduire le travail en ateliers de façon autonome

- adhérer au projet pédagogique de l’enseignant de la classe.

 

Volume horaire : entre 2 et 8 heures par semaine, les après-midis 

Durée : de septembre 2022 à fin juin 2023

Rémunération : $28/heure

 

Envoyer CV et lettre de motivation à efnycurriculum@gmail.com

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When it comes to finding French films or TV shows for kids to watch, the number of programs available on streaming platforms in the US can be overwhelming. That's why, each month, CinéSchool program manager and all-around film expert Nathalie Charles puts together a list of the top French content for kids and teens that is available online. While some films or series are pure entertainment, others are designed to share useful educational concepts, and more still are great for the whole family to enjoy! So, what's on this month?
 
 
cartoon characters

Samurai Rabbit on Netflix

Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles (Lapin Samouraï : Les chroniques d'Usagi)
Developed by Doug Langdale and Candie Kelty Langdale, 2022
TV series, season 1, France-USA, recommended for ages 7+

A teenage rabbit eager to become a true samurai teams up with his new warrior friends to protect their city from Yokai monsters, ninjas and evil aliens.

Available on Netflix (#tip: make sure to click on "Subtitles & Audio" and select audio in French!)

 

animals

Tales of Tatonka

Tales of Tatonka (Les Légendes de Tatonka)
Created by Olivier Lelardoux, 2011
TV series, season 1, France, Recommended age 4+

Meet Wanji, Nunpa, Yamni and Topa, four wolf-cubs who live with their parents Winyan and Wicasa amidst a wolf pack in the plains and forests of North America. Their friend Tatonka, the lone bison, initiates them to a world unknown to wolves: they will have to learn to live outside the family, sometimes in a hostile and totally surprising environment.

Available on Vudu | Redbox Channel | Amazon Prime

 

Teenagers

Parallels (Para//èles) on Disney+

Parallels (Parallèles, stylized as Para//èles)
Directed by Quoc Dang Tran, 2022
TV series, season 1, France, recommended for ages 14+

Four childhood friends, Sam, Bilal, Romane and Victor, are leading a calm existence in a peaceful village in the mountains when a mysterious event turns their worlds upside down. In a split second, the universe discards its rules and reshuffles everything: the present, the future and multiverses merge, separating the teens and sending them into parallel worlds, in different time frames. They set about trying to fathom out what happened and strive to find each other and turn the clocks back, to return to the world "they used to live in." Facing their potential destinies will be the opportunity to grow up and to see things a new way, as their parents will or as Lieutenant Retz will, having to deal for the first time with an investigation challenging his scientific mind.

Available on Disney+ (#tip: make sure to click on "Subtitles & Audio" and select audio in French!)

 

Group of women pushing a rocket

Trip to the Moon by Melies

A Trip To The Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune)
Directed by Georges Melies, 1902, 14 minutes, recommended for ages 7+

Professor Barbenfouillis and five of his colleagues from the Academy of Astronomy travel to the Moon aboard a rocket propelled by a giant cannon.

Available on HBO Max | Amazon Prime | Film Box+

 

2 children flying on a bird

Pachamama on Netlix

Pachamama
Directed by Juan Antin, 2019
1h11, France-Luxembourg-Canada, rated PG, recommended for ages 6+

16th century – Peruvian mountains. Tepulpaï, a mischievous ten-years-old, dreams of becoming a Shaman. But according to the great Shaman of his village, the boy still lacks concentration and maturity. Besides, the village has other concerns: the Great Inca is furious that a big part of the last harvest was wasted in offerings, and decides to confiscate the villagers’ sacred statue the Huaca. The Huaca, however, is essential to the Village’s balance, especially now that the signs and omens predict the arrival of invaders from the sea. For Tepulpaï, it is the opportunity to show what he is capable of. He secretly leaves the village, determined to retrieve the statue and save his people.Luckily for him, Tepulpaï won’t go on this quest alone: his friend Naïra has decided to join him, whether he likes it or not…!

Available on Netflix (#tip: make sure to click on "Subtitles & Audio" and select audio in French!)

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Films on the Green Festival presents the free outdoor screening of French animated movie ELEANOR'S SECRET (KERITY, LA MAISON DES CONTES). The event will take place this Friday Sept. 9 at 7:30pm at McGolrick Park in Brooklyn! #FilmsontheGreen
 
DATE: Friday September 9, 2022 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
 

Film dubbed in English
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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ELEANOR’S SECRET (Kérity, la maison des contes) 
Directed by Dominique Monféry, 2009, 1h20, France (recommended for ages 4+)

Based on a story by Anik Leray (released as a picture book in 2009). 

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

Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks. But he is frustrated by his inability to read the books himself. He is less than thrilled when he learns that his aunt has left him the keys to her attic library as a gift. Yet, just as Nat’s parents are selling the collection to an antique dealer, he discovers that the library is magical, and all the famous characters come to life! 

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From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French and Francophone cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!

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Films on the Green Festival and the Columbia Maison Francaise present the free outdoor screening of French documentary THE VELVET QUEEN (LA PANTHERE DES NEIGES) by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier. The event will take place this Thursday Sept. 8 at 7:30pm at Columbia University! #FilmsontheGreen
 
DATE: Thursday September 8, 2022 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Columbia University, Low Library steps, Morningside campus, entrance at 116th Street
 

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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THE VELVET QUEEN (La Panthère des neiges) 
Directed by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier, 2021, 1h32, France

Based on the novel La Panthère des neiges by Sylvain Tesson (2019). 

In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the infamously elusive snow leopard. Munier introduces Tesson to the subtle art of waiting from a blind spot, tracking animals, and finding the patience to catch sight of the beasts. Through their journey, the two men ponder humankind’s place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes they encounter along the way. 

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From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French and Francophone cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!

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Cooking up a Melting Pot

Many parents and educators today ask: "How do I engage children in fun activities without screens? This is precisely the question author Adrienne Mei Irving asked herself about her daughter while living in the southern port city of Marseilles, France. Have a taste of Franglais Soup e, the mixture is wonderful.
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Position Title: French Dual Language Teacher

 

Overview: 

PS 84, The Lillian Weber School of the Arts, is looking for a nurturing and caring French-speaking teacher for a dual language program. Students spend 50% of the time learning in an English classroom, and 50% learning in a French classroom. We are seeking somebody for the French component. Candidate must be fluent in French, and a certification in TESOL or Bilingual Education is an asset. We are looking for someone who aims to instill a love and passion for learning in all students. The position requires a positive attitude and an ambitious personality, with a desire to improve the lives' of students by helping young learners become bilingual and develop an appreciation for multi-culturalism. Applicants should also possess a warm and collaborative personality and be able to create an environment that encourages critical thinking and self-reflection. We are looking for a teacher who will provide meaningful lessons and educate young students in all academic subjects, while fostering a strong social emotional foundation. The ideal candidate is a team-player that is resourceful, flexible, and eager to work towards instructional excellence with colleagues.

Responsibilities:

  • The teacher will be responsible for teaching all elementary school subjects in French.
  • The teacher will be responsible for planning lessons according to the curricula used in the school, translating and adapting resources to the needs of the students.
  • The teacher will be responsible for collaborating with his/her colleagues to ensure coordinated instruction.

Minimum Requirements:

  • NYS Teacher Certification
  • Bilingual Certification or working toward one
  • Master’s Degree or enrolled in a Master’s Program
  • Fully fluent and literate in French
  • Detail-oriented individual
  • Position begins September 2022
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized individual with ability to multi-task

 

 

Salary and Certification Requirements:

  • Please refer to the NYC DOE Salary Schedule

 

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Principal Dr. Evelyn J. Lolis elolis@schools.nyc.gov

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Official Selection
Cannes International Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Lincoln Center’s Rendez Vous with French Cinema
 
Kino Lorber is pleased to announce the September 9th theatrical release of Mathieu Amalric's deeply emotional drama HOLD ME TIGHT, a selection of the Cannes International Film Festival, nominated for Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay César Awards. HOLD ME TIGHT will open in New York at Film at Lincoln Center and the Angelika Film Center, followed by Los Angeles on Friday, September 23 at Laemmle Royal, and select top theatrical engagements. 
 
Adapted from a stage play by Claudine Galéa, HOLD ME TIGHT stars Vicky Krieps as Clarisse, a mother coping with great emotional upheaval, and Arieh Worthalter (Girl) as Marc, the husband she leaves behind. Krieps gives a riveting performance as a woman on the run from her family for reasons that aren't immediately clear. Amalric’s sophisticated narrative alternates between scenes of Clarisse's road trip and of Marc as he cares for their two children, Paul, and Lucie, a pianist prodigy. While giving clues along the way, Amalric keeps viewers uncertain as to the reality of what they're seeing until the film’s final moments. 
With a dual career as an acclaimed actor (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, My Sex Life…or How I Got into an Argument, Grand Budapest Hotel, Munich) and writer-director (On TourBarbara, The Blue Room), Amalric's sixth directorial outing is his most ambitious to date. His virtuosic, daringly fluid portrait of a woman in crisis is a poignant and unpredictable story about love, absence, grief, and memory.
 
Born in Luxemburg and educated at Zürich’s University of the Arts, Vicky Krieps came to international attention with her performance opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. Her other notable films include Bergman Island by Mia Hansen-Love, Old by M. Night Shyamalan, and the upcoming CorsageThe Three Musketeers and Sexual Healing.
 
HOLD ME TIGHT’s soundtrack includes piano pieces by Ravel, Debussy, Messiaen, Beethoven, Rameau, Schönberg and Rachmaninov; the film features clips of legendary pianist Martha Argerich performing Ravel, Mozart and Chopin.
“Vicky Krieps in a tour-de-force performance. An impressively shot and performed memory piece.” – Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
 
“A gritty, engrossing tale of love and loss. Krieps delivers her strongest performance since 'Phantom Thread'.” – Adam Solomons, Little White Lies
 
“'Hold Me Tight' achieves something quite remarkable, blurring the line between reality and imaginings to burrow into the heart of grief and loss in ways that are also life-affirming.” – Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
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Dear people, 

 

Brooklyn Beanstalk is presently looking for Native French and Spanish teachers for the school year 2022 starting this Fall  for after school, in-school classes and tutoring based in Brooklyn

The ideal candidate is confident teaching children to inspire them to learn and grow, passionate about educational excellence and able to integrate a curriculum as a framework to create unique and engaging classroom experiences.  

 

REQUIREMENTS:

- Must be NATIVE French or Spanish speaker, living in NY and able to work legally in the USA

 

Preferred:            

3+ years Early Childhood Education Experience 

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education 

-Teaching artists are welcome!

 

PROFILE REQUIRED:

-Possess great patience and understanding of children psychology

-Familiar with a linguistic immersion approach 

-Fully engaged and enthusiastic about integrating new ideas to enrich their teaching style 

-Demonstrate effective communication skills 

-Eager to work in a team and share knowledge with co-workers

-Strong class management skills

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Plan and organize age appropriate activities integrating a curriculum as a framework to create unique and engaging classroom experiences. 

-Assist in meetings as required.
-Modeling courteous behaviors and conflict resolution 

-Model instructional best practices including how to use appropriate methods and how to adapt instruction to individual learners.

-Create learning spaces that support and enhance curriculum activities.

- Communicate regularly with the structure to report meaningful connections  and assessing the learning process of the children.

- Attend to children's health and safety.

 

Please send us your resume, 3 professional references, and 1 letter of motivation at brooklynbeanstalk@gmail.com and let us know if you are currently teaching in NY.

During the interview, we'll ask you to present a class demonstrating your teaching approach in immersion so please be ready! We will contact and interview you based on our needs and your experience.

 

 

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Montclair State University, located 13 miles west of Manhattan, is offering the following translation courses in the fall, several available via synchronous or asynchronous delivery. The fall 2022 semester runs from September 2 to December 20.

FREN350 -- Translation I, Dr. Gorica Lalic

Conducted in French and English. Asynchronous online.

This course covers methods, techniques, and problems involved in translating from French into English, and English into French. It integrates theory and skill building with content that covers (but is not limited to) the following five disciplines: journalism, politics, literature, economics/business, and movie subtitling. Students will receive individual attention, immediate feedback, and intensive mentoring from their professor, greatly accelerating their development. While the course offers authentic practice opportunities, it also examines vocabulary, comparative sentence structure, grammar, and syntax, and how best to communicate ideas and imagery in both languages. Students will also begin their study of translation theory, exploring concepts such as: translation units; borrowing; calque; literal translation; degrees of freedom; translation loss; cultural issues; compensation; and more. 

FREN 521 – Translating, Reading & Culture, Dr. Kathleen Loysen

Conducted in French. Offered in-person with synchronous online option, Tuesdays 5:30-8.

Students will engage in close textual analysis in order to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various translation approaches. They will also develop their cultural sensibilities so as to be attuned to target audiences’ needs, which vary not only according to geography, but also according to education, gender, age, social background, etc. Bringing this cultural awareness into close contact with textual analysis and awareness of genre, students will then develop their proficiency in translating across genres and areas of specialization, paying attention to textual purpose, generic conventions, specialized jargons, etc. Students will be sensitized to how cultural issues influence the task of translation. Students will combine theoretical readings on the issue of the interaction of culture, linguistics, and translation with textual/translation analyses organized around thematic units.

FREN 523: Translation Workshop II: Medical Interpreting in the Community, Prof. Rocio Txabarriaga

Conducted in French and English. Synchronous online, Thursdays 5:30-8:00 

This online course offers students the tools to build essential spoken language conversion skills, relevant knowledge of medical subjects, and professional protocol and ethics. It enables students to prepare for work as on-site or remote interpreters in community-based settings that include medical offices, hospitals, and clinics. Students will learn techniques to sharpen their listening skills and enhance their short-term memory, as well as basic interpreting abilities such as shadowing and note-taking. Practice will include the most common delivery modes, such as consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, as well as terminology-building exercises.

Additional fall course offerings

https://www.montclair.edu/modern-languages-and-literatures/2022/03/12/summer-and-fall-2022-french-course-descriptions/

To enroll as a visiting student: https://www.montclair.edu/graduate/how-to-apply/non-degree-and-visiting-students/

To apply to our graduate programs in French: https://www.montclair.edu/graduate/how-to-apply/

For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Emery or Dr. Daniel Mengara

 

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I am lucky to teach at one of the most beautiful and supportive independent schools in the New York metropolitan area. My beloved Upper School French colleague was just offered a tenure-track university position and is heading elsewhere – though she is sad to do so. This new opening can include all junior and senior classes (including AP) or all ninth and tenth-grade classes. In either position, the classes would be small, the department amazing, and the course load would not exceed four sections. Personally, I left Columbia University to come here – and I’ve stayed put for 21 years. Please send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@fa.org. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits are wonderful.
Polly Duke, PhD polly_duke@fa.org
 
Mission: Guided by our Quaker principles, Friends Academy educates our students to discover and develop the best of who they are and who they can become.
Belief Statement: We achieve educational excellence by committing to the highest standards of learning and living. Our diverse and welcoming community is strengthened by our Quaker values, which empower our students to inquire, reflect, and engage in their classrooms, in their neighborhoods, and the world. Because when we inspire students to learn and live with purpose, they achieve greatness without sacrificing goodness.
 
Position
Friends Academy seeks an experienced French teacher for the Fall 2022, someone who is excited about teaching high school students to engage in our core educational practices. A successful candidate will thrive in a vibrant educational environment, embrace change, and will have deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy. Support activities that contribute to the life of the school may include a co-curricular responsibility, advising, and/or attendance at faculty and other meetings.
 
Qualifications
French language high school instruction, with a focus on 21st-century learning skills. An undergraduate degree is required, and a graduate degree in either education or in a relevant discipline is preferred. Teaching experience of at least three years is desired, and experience with the AP program is a plus. A successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, and strong organizational, time management, and technology skills. The person will be student-centered and excited to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and the community.
 
Interested applicants should submit:
• A resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position and why the candidate is uniquely qualified for the position. The cover letter should include your salary requirement;
• A statement of educational philosophy;
• Three to five professional references;
• Optional: Other supporting materials (e.g., articles, speeches, writing samples, or letters of recommendation) that would be informative.
 
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to talk; finger; grasp; stand for extended periods of time; possibly exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry or otherwise move objects. The ability to move from across and around campus grounds.
 
Our Commitment to Diversity
Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world as we deepen and elevate our educational program.
 
Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring and retaining exceptional, dedicated people of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of age, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. It is Friends Academy’s policy to comply with all applicable laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.
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**Please note that the outdoor screening of Delicacy will take place on Saturday July 30** 
 
Films on the Green Festival presents the free outdoor screening of French romantic comedy DELICACY (LA DELICATESSE) by David and Stéphane Foenkinos, and starring Audrey Tautou and François Damiens. The event will take place this Saturday July 30 at 8:30pm in Riverside Park! #FilmsontheGreen
 
NEW DATE: Saturday July 30, 2022 at 8:30pm
LOCATION: Riverside Park - Pier I at 70th Street, Upper West Side
 
Presented in partnership with Summer on the Hudson 

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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DELICACY (La Délicatesse) 
Directed by David Foenkinos and Stéphane Foenkinos, 2012, PG-13, 1h48, France
With Audrey Tautou, François Damiens 

Based on the novel La Délicatesse by David Foenkinos (2009). 

Nathalie is a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends and family. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her unexceptional, gauche, and average looking office subordinate, Markus.  

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From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French and Francophone cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!

 

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In her epic trilogy of strong women, wars and love, Professor Emerita of Italian and Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Columbia and Barnard in New York City, Maristella Lorch stitches memory into history for a compelling reflection on the personal and the public in the 20th century. "Pleasure in writing, as in so many things in life, comes from the feeling of having succeeded in grasping that evanescent cloud; that image, that idea."
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Films on the Green Festival presents the free outdoor screening of Senegalese French movie MANDABI (LE MANDAT) by Ousmane Sembebe. The event will take place this Friday July 22 at 8:30pm in Riverside Park! #FilmsontheGreen
 
DATE: Friday July 22, 2022 at 8:30pm
LOCATION: Riverside Park - Pier I at 70th Street, Upper West Side
 
Presented in partnership with the African Film Festival and Summer on the Hudson 

Film in Wolof with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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MANDABI (The Money Order) 
Directed by Ousmane Sembène, 1968, 1h31, Senegal-France
With Makhouredia Gueye, Isseu Niang, Ynousse N’Diaye 

Based on the novel Le Mandat by the director himself (1965). 

After jobless Ibrahima Dieng receives a money order for 25,000 francs from a nephew who works in Paris, news of his windfall quickly spreads among his neighbors, who flock to him for loans while he finds his attempts to cash the order stymied in a maze of bureaucracy, and new troubles rain down on his head.

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From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French and Francophone cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!

 

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Films on the Green Festival presents the free outdoor screening of THE CLASS (ENTRE LES MURS) which unanimously won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2008. The event will take place this Friday July 15 at 8:30pm in Seward Park! #FilmsontheGreen
 
DATE: Friday July 15, 2022 at 8:30pm
LOCATION: Seward Park, Canal St and Essex St, Lower East Side
 
Presented in partnership with the Seward Park Conservancy, 

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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THE CLASS (Entre les murs) 
Directed by Laurent Cantet, 2008, PG-13, 2h08, France
With François Bégaudeau, Louise Grinberg, Esmeralda Ouertani, Boubacar Touré 

François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in Paris. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement and difficulties in the classroom stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Neither stuffy nor severe, François’ extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics and his resolve are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods... Based on the novel Entre les murs by François Bégaudeau (2006).

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From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French and Francophone cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!

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Films on the Green Festival presents the free outdoor screening of French Mexican classic movie FEVER MOUNTS AT EL PAO by Luis Buñuel. The event will take place this Wednesday July 13 at 8:30pm in J. Hood Wright Park (Washington Heights)! #FilmsontheGreen
 
DATE: Wednesday July 13, 2022 at 8:30pm
LOCATION: J. Hood Wright Park, W. 173 St &, Haven Ave, Washington Heights
 

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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FEVER MOUNTS AT EL PAO (La Fièvre monte à El Pao) 
Directed by Luis Buñuel, 1959, 1h37, France-Mexico (Courtesy of Oscar Arce and the Luis Buñuel Film Institute)
With Maria Félix, Gérard Philippe, Jean Servais 

When the governor of a prison on the remote Caribbean Island Ojeda is assassinated, his secretary, Ramón Vasquez, assumes the role of acting governor until a replacement can be appointed. Vasquez, an idealist, exploits this opportunity to improve the lot of the prisoners, and to start an affair with the former governor’s widow... Based on the novel La fièvre monte à El Pao by Henri Castillou. 

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From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French and Francophone cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!

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ADIFF DC Presents: The Haitian Program

Watch two documentaries focusing on Haiti at George Washington Univeristy (2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052, United States) on

Friday, August 5 @ 4:30pm

 

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Kafe Negro: Cuba & the Haitian Revolution

Kafe Negro tells the story of migrations around a small grain that became the second most important raw material on the global market. This film tells the story of the waves of migration of Haitian workers who, over time, profoundly transformed the culture and demography of Cuba and developed coffee growing on the island.

Directed by Mario Delatour, 2022, 52 minutes, Cuba/Haiti, Documentary in French and Spanish (with English subtitles)

 

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Kenbe Fem: A Haitian Story of Survival, Unity and Strength

Kenbe Fem, roughly translated as “to hold firm”, is a common phrase in Haitian culture. This documentary was entitled Kenbe Fem to represent the resilience of the Haitian community. Despite all that Haiti has been through over the past two centuries, to “hold firm” was most relevant as many people watched their homes and over 250,000 people perished during the earthquake on January 12, 2010.

 

Follow David Pierre-Louis, a Haitian-American and Seattle art-venue owner, on a son’s journey to find his mother after the devastating earthquake. Immersed in the ruins, he is challenged to fill the gaps left by the Haitian government & various NGOs.

Directed by Mark Goodnow and David Pierre-Louis, 2019, 51 minutes, Haiti/USA/Dominican Republic, Documentary in English

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ADIFF DC Returns to In-Person Screenings

August 5 – 7, 2022 

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will host its annual film festival in Washington DC from Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7. This year’s festival will take place entirely in person at George Washington University with a selection of 19 films. Ticket prices will range from $10 for one student/senior ticket – $120 for an all-access festival pass.

Mask required

Now in person for the first time in two years, ADIFF DC 2022 will include Q&A discussions after the Opening Night Film Fighting For Respect: African American Soldiers in WWI - a documetary that captures the plight of African American soldiers who fought in WWI, receiving the Croix de Guerre military decoration from France, while still fighting discrimination and hatred at home in America; and the Closing Night Film The Mali-Cuba Connection where ten promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to study music and strengthen cultural links between the two socialist countries. Years later, Richard Minier, a French music producer meets a former member in Bamako and decides to bring the band back together.

Some of the Highlights in the festival include: The Haitian Program which includes two documentaries from Haiti – Kafe Negro: Cuba & The Haitian Revolution which tells the story of the waves of migration of Haitian workers who, over time, profoundly transformed the culture and demography of Cuba and developed coffee growing on the island; and Kenbe Fem: A Haitian Story of Survival, Unity and Strength which follows David Pierre-Louis, a Haitian-American and Seattle art-venue owner, on a son’s journey to find his mother after the country’s devastating earthquake.

 

FESTIVAL A GLANCE:

A Son (Un Fils) by Medhi Barsoui (Tunisia)

Kafe Negro: Cuba & the Haitian Revolution by Mario Delatour (Haiti, Cuba)

Kenbe Fem: A Haitian Story of Survival, Unity and Strength by Mark Goodnow and David Pierre-Louis (Haiti, USA, Dominican Republic)

The Sleeping Negro by Skinner Myers (USA)

OPENING NIGHT FILM: Fighting For Respect: African American Soldiers in WWI by Joanne Burke

Marighella by Wagner Moura (Brazil)

Bedroom Chains by Hassan Mageye (Uganda)

The Women in Block J by Mohamed Nadif (Morocco)

Loimata, the Sweetest Tears by Anna Marbrook

Me Little Me by Elizabeth Ayiku (USA)

Get Out Alive by Roger Ellis (USA)

Haingosoa by Edouard Joubeaud (Madagascar)

Angels on Diamond Street by Petr Lom (USA)

Dancing the Twist in Bamako (Senegal, Canada)

As Far As I Can Walk by Stefan Arsenijević (Serbia, France, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Bulgaria)

CLOSING NIGHT FILM: The Mali-Cuba Connection by Edouard Salier and Richard Minier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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