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Episode 16: Mbacké Diagne

5392620675?profile=RESIZE_710xPassage par le Sénégal et l'Université Cheick Anta Diop de Dakar pour une discussion sur l'éducation plurilingue avec le professeur Mbacké Diagne, Directeur de recherche au laboratoire Linguistique et Grammaire anglaises et africaines .

La situation des langues au Sénégal est représentative du bain linguistique dans lequel les nations africaines évoluent. La place des langues nationales dans les systèmes scolaires, comme le Wolof et le Pulaar entre autres dans ce cas-ci, est encore inégale vis-à-vis de la place qu'occupent les langues internationales telle que le français, l'anglais ou l'arabe. Cette situation est au cœur des débats actuels tant elle est liée à la réussite scolaire des élèves, aux questions identitaires et au développement économique du pays.

Retrouvez les épisodes sur iTunes, Spreakers, FrenchMorning, CALEC ou sur NewYorkinFrench.net

 

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NYC District 2- French Dual Language Program-

UPPER EAST SIDE

== Attention certified Early childhood New York State teachers (with French dual language extension or a desire to get the bilingual extension) ==

The District 2 Pre-K Centers are looking for two French bilingual teachers certifed in (early) childhood education for the 2020-2021 school year.

Interested candidates who meet those qualifications should send a CV, cover letter to the Assistant Principal - Ms. Lisa Lew, at: LLew2@schools.nyc.gov

If you know someone who may be interested, please forward this opportunity to qualified teachers.

For more details about the certification:

http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/

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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 DES PROFESSEUR(E)S pour la rentrée 2020.

 

Qualités requises :

 

- avoir une excellente maîtrise du français à l’oral comme à l’écrit

 

- avoir un diplôme d’enseignement et/ou l’expérience de l’enseignement en milieu bilingue

 

- être capable de mettre en œuvre une pédagogie différenciée et ludique

 

Missions :

 

- enseigner le français à des enfants francophones et/ou anglophones (de 4 à 14 ans)

 

- transmettre la culture française/francophone par le biais de projets et de méthodes interactives

 

 

Volume horaire : entre 2 et 6 heures par semaine, les après-midi 

 

Durée : de mi-septembre 2020 à fin juin 2021

 

Rémunération selon expérience.

 

 

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

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5049728453?profile=RESIZE_710xFort Greene Preparatory Academy is excited to announce the launch of our French Dual Language Program beginning in September 2020 with one section of grade 6.  Fort Greene Preparatory Academy is a public middle school located in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.  Our program has specifically been designed to provide continuity for students who are attending established French Dual Language Programs being offered in our Brooklyn Elementary Schools.

 

Read More about the School: New French Dual Language Program at Fort Greene Prep Academy by Fabrice Jaumont

We are seeking an experienced, certified French Dual Language Teacher to coordinate the launch of the program and facilitate learning for our first cohort of students. The French Dual Language Teacher is responsible for the education of assigned students and will create a flexible program and class environment favorable for learning and personal growth. The teacher will teach literacy skills and identified content subjects to students through the use of both the French language and English language in a 50/50 model.

 

The ideal candidate will have excellent language and communication skills in both French and English, including familiarity with online teaching and communication systems.  Ideal candidates will be collaborative, inclusive, and strong builders of culture and relationships within the school, among students and their families, and within the larger community. A strong knowledge of the stages of language acquisition, project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, social-emotional development of adolescents, and differentiation techniques is preferred.  Teachers who are dynamic and creative thinkers are encouraged.

 

Applicants may submit resumes, cover letters, and digital teaching portfolios to:

Principal Paula Lettiere at plettie2@schools.nyc.gov

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Thinking of earning University credit for French classes?

Consider Montclair State University, only 13 miles from New York and easily accessible by mass transit.

An online summer graduate course (15 May to 25 June) explores "Exploits, Disguise, and Trickery in Medieval French Literature" while Montclair State 2020 Summer and Fall classes are dedicated to Translation, contemporary North African writers, Hugo's Les Misérables and its adaptations, and films from French-speaking Africa and the Caribbean (in addition to language and culture classes at all levels).

The French program at Montclair offers:

  • BA in French with concentrations in French civilization, translation, and teaching
  • A 5-year joint BA/MA in French Studies
  • An MA in French with a concentration in Professional Translation or French Studies
  • Various pathways to becoming an NJ certified teacher.

For more information, contact the Department of Modern Languages: mll@montclair.edu. Or follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @msufrench

Venez nombreux! Au plaisir de vous voir à Montclair!

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 Jacques Blamont, l'action, sœur du rêve / Rina Sherman

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Premier directeur scientifique et technique du CNES (Centre national d’études spatiales), membre de l’Académie des sciences, auteur de nombreux essais, les titres et références de notre ami Jacques Blamont sont innombrables et ne suffiraient pourtant pas à dire la richesse de l’homme. Rina Sherman lui a consacré un ciné-portrait qui vous permettra de l’apprécier en cette période de confinement*. 4512150549?profile=RESIZE_400xhttps://www.clubdesvigilants.com/alerte/cine-portrait-jacques-blamont-laction-soeur-du-reve

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The Ideal Exhibition with Hervé Tullet - Wikipedia

Art in my Window: An Ideal Exhibition at home with Hervé Tullet

Can an exhibition take place in a shoebox? In a museum? In a window? Of course! Anything’s possible. 

Children, families and art-lovers of all ages are invited to add color and joy to the world as part of “The ideal exhibition with Hervé Tullet.”

Created in 2018 by Hervé Tullet and Tobo Studio, the Ideal Exhibition is a project in which the acclaimed children’s book author and artist, shares his inspirations, reflections, creative process, and advice for budding artists to create their own exhibitions at home. Since its inception, the project has inspired a multitude of exhibitions of all sizes throughout the world, from Los Angeles to France, Italy, Switzerland, and beyond. 

We are happy to invite you to participate in Art in my Window: An Ideal Exhibition at home with Hervé Tullet, a series of online events designed to guide all generations create a virtual collective museum during the confinement. Together, let’s build a collective museum and create artworks to display in your windows for our neighbors to see and enjoy ! 

These events have been developed in partnership with Herve Tullet, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Bayam and La Petite Ecole NY . 

The highlight will be a live online flower workshop lead by Hervé Tullet on Saturday, April 25 at 11:30am. 

-       Mornings workshops with La Petite École New York

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am EST, join La Petite Ecole New York  facebook page for a creative workshop for children to create large works of art together to decorate their windows and shine some color onto our world. Themes and dates are as listed below for next week, more informations here

 Tuesday April 21: “Drawing Factory/ Trash workshop” Wednesday April 22: “Totems” Thursday April 23 : "Mosaique/ Windows/ Taches”

 

-       “Bored Dom Dom Dom” – Hervé Tullet’s ‘stuck at home’ mini-series 

This will make you smile, give you ideas and inspire you to take on art in a new and relaxed way. 

A daily meet-up not to be missed beginning on April 14 at 3 pm on Bayam and Herve Tullet's Facebook page 

 

-       The Giant Workshop

On April 25 at 11:30 am EST, Hervé Tullet, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and La Petite Ecole New York, will host a live workshop to create giant flowers. The live will then be re-shown for three days on the Bayam site, April 25-April 27.

 Get your materials ready! 

-       Paper: set up a big piece of paper on the floor or on a wall, or keep a  stack of papers close by to use throughout the workshop

-       Paint or markers: Hervé’s favorite colors are blue, red and yellow. Feel free to add whatever colors you like best.

 

 Post your artwork on Instagram with hashtag #artinmywindow and tag @expo_ideale_herve_tullet, @lapetiteecolenyc, and @frenchcultureus @bayam_fr for a chance to have it shared! 

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Art in my Window: An Ideal Exhibition at home with Hervé Tullet

Can an exhibition take place in a shoebox? In a museum? In a window? Of course! Anything’s possible. 

Children, families and art-lovers of all ages are invited to add color and joy to the world as part of “The ideal exhibition with Hervé Tullet.”

Created in 2018 by Hervé Tullet and Tobo Studio, the Ideal Exhibition is a project in which the acclaimed children’s book author and artist, shares his inspirations, reflections, creative process, and advice for budding artists to create their own exhibitions at home. Since its inception, the project has inspired a multitude of exhibitions of all sizes throughout the world, from Los Angeles to France, Italy, Switzerland, and beyond. 

We are happy to invite you to participate in Art in my Window: An Ideal Exhibition at home with Hervé Tullet, a series of online events designed to guide all generations create a virtual collective museum during the confinement. Together, let’s build a collective museum and create artworks to display in your windows for our neighbors to see and enjoy ! 

These events have been developed in partnership with Herve Tullet, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Bayam and La Petite Ecole NY . 

The highlight will be a live online flower workshop lead by Hervé Tullet on Saturday, April 25 at 11:30am. 

-       Mornings workshops with La Petite École New York

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am EST, join La Petite Ecole New York  facebook page for a creative workshop for children to create large works of art together to decorate their windows and shine some color onto our world. Themes and dates are as listed below for next week, more informations here

Tuesday April 21: “Drawing Factory/ Trash workshop” Wednesday April 22: “Totems” Thursday April 23 : "Mosaique/ Windows/ Taches”

 

-       “Bored Dom Dom Dom” – Hervé Tullet’s ‘stuck at home’ mini-series  

This will make you smile, give you ideas and inspire you to take on art in a new and relaxed way. 

A daily meet-up not to be missed beginning on April 14 at 3 pm on Bayam and Herve Tullet's Facebook page 

 

-       The Giant Workshop

On April 25 at 11:30 am EST, Hervé Tullet, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and La Petite Ecole New York, will host a live workshop to create giant flowers. The live will then be re-shown for three days on the Bayam site, April 25-April 27.

 Get your materials ready! 

-       Paper: set up a big piece of paper on the floor or on a wall, or keep a  stack of papers close by to use throughout the workshop

-       Paint or markers: Hervé’s favorite colors are blue, red and yellow. Feel free to add whatever colors you like best.

  

Post your artwork on Instagram with hashtag #artinmywindow and tag @expo_ideale_herve_tullet, @lapetiteecolenyc, and @frenchcultureus @bayam_fr for a chance to have it shared! 

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District 13 in Brooklyn and Superintendent Kamar Samuels are committed to creating long term options for increasing the quality of Middle Schools by serving the needs of the community. The creation of the French Dual Language Program at Fort Greene Preparatory Academy is a centerpiece of this strategic plan. Fort Greene Preparatory Academy is located in close proximity to existing elementary French Dual Language programs at PS 20 and PS 133. Principal Paula Lettiere is one of the most experienced principals in District 13 and has created a school whose focus is serving the needs of all students. Fort Greene Preparatory Academy has an experienced quality staff that has developed a rigorous academic program. The school is poised and ready to expand to its next phase of serving the community.

Here is a virtual tour of the school:

And here is the recording for a meeting that took place on April 22, 2020 with Superintendent Kamar Samuels, Principal Paula Lettiere, Fabrice Jaumont and a group of parents and educators to discuss the opening of Fort Greene Preparatory Academy's French Dual Language program in September 2020.

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5049343687?profile=RESIZE_710xPaula Lettiere is the founding principal of Fort Greene Preparatory Academy. As a graduate of Pratt Institute, she was proud to have the opportunity to open a school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Principal Lettiere started her educational career in gifted and talented education and aimed to create a school that would set such high expectations for all students in a supportive environment. Her strongest belief is that middle school is a time of exploration, discovery, and creativity that enables young people to become who they are meant to be. Fort Greene Preparatory Academy is designed to answer this challenge by offering a range of experiences for children in the Arts, STEM, Languages, and Humanities that includes Regents level course work.

An educator for 20 years, Paula Lettiere began her career as a teacher of English/Language Arts at Philippa Schuyler Middle School. She was a founding teacher of the School for Human Rights, instructional coach, and later became Assistant Principal. She received her administrative certification through the New Leaders for New Schools program in 2008. Prior to opening Fort Greene Preparatory Academy, she was on the founding team of Mott Hall Science and Technology in the Bronx as an administrator and instructional coach. She has acted an a mentor to aspiring leaders as part of the New Leaders for New Schools program and LEAP and is currently a guest lecturer for the education department of Pratt Institute.

Principal Lettiere loves her students and knows that they are the future leaders of Brooklyn, our country, and the world. It is her goal to continue to create a space for children that is ever expanding its diversity and inclusivity and meeting the needs of this dynamic community.


 
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Frantastique propose des cours de français personnalisés : orthographe, grammaire, conjugaison, syntaxe et expression écrite. Chaque jour, un courriel avec les aventures de Victor Hugo explorant l'univers de la francophonie. Les cours sont humoristiques, pratiques et s'adaptent à tous les niveaux (à partir de 15 ans).

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 Le COVID-19 nous confine à la maison; cela ne veut pas dire que nos horizons intellectuels doivent l'être: au contraire, c'est peut être le moment d'explorer de nouveaux horizons, en français. Nous avons compilé pour vous une liste de ressources disponibles sur le net: elles sont toutes gratuites, de façon permanente ou temporairement.  Il y en a pour tous les goûts, quelque soit vos intérêts et votre âge:

  • Pour ceux qui parlent le français et veulent un accès plus large a des supports en français ici aux Etats Unis
  • Pour ceux qui l’apprennent la langue et qui veulent la vivre non seulement en classe mais a travers les films, la presse, la littérature ou même le yoga ou les pilates.
  • Pour ceux qui l’enseignent et sont toujours à la recherche de ressources authentiques et variées 

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The COVID-19 is keeping us inside our homes; it doesn't mean that we have to confine our minds; at the contrary; it is the perfect opportunity to explore new horizons, in French. We made a best off list of free ressources in French that are online and free right now. No matter what you are looking for:

  • If you are a french speaker and want access to a wider range of resources in French
  • If you are learning the language and want to do it outside of the classroom through movies, articles, books or even a Yoga or a Pilat class.
  • If you are teaching it and always looking for new authentic materials.

  Cliquez ici pour accéder à la liste la plus à jour: nous l'actualisons regulièrement.
Click here to access the most updated list

 Profitez-en et aidez nous à l'alimenter en nous envoyant vos suggestions!  

MANUELS EN FRANÇAIS DISPONIBLES GRATUITEMENT EN LIGNE

  • VIRGULE (EFBA)
    La collection VIRGULE, cahiers d’activités FLAM  (Français Langue Maternelle) conçus par l'association FLAM de San Francisco  constituent une méthode complète d’enseignement du français destinée à des enfants francophones résidant à l’étranger qui ne sont pas inscrits en école française d’immersion à temps plein.
  • HACHETTE
    Hachette FLE propose un accès en ligne gratuit pendant de 3 mois aux manuels numériques classe de la collection pour adolescents.
  • CLE INTERNATIONAL
    Ressources gratuites pour vos cours à distance
    CLE International  propose un accès en ligne gratuit aux manuels numériques classe de la collection pour adolescents.

UNE CLASSE DE YOGA , DE ZUMBA OU DE  PILATES  EN FRANCAIS.

Avec nos remerciements à Agnès Tounkara et au French Heritage Language Program pour cette compilation

 

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Podcast Révolution Bilingue

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L’idee de ce podcast proposé conjointement par French Morning avec le soutien de CALECest de vous permettre de mieux comprendre le fait bilingue, de vous apporter des réponses par le biais d’interviews d’experts, de praticiens, d’educateurs, d’individus lambda qui vivent en deux langues ou plus.

Episode 1

Pour ce premier épisode de Révolution Bilingue, Fabrice Jaumont interroge Sean Lynch, l’ancien principal du Lycée Français de New York récemment arrivé à la tête de la Chinese International School de Hong Kong.

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Episode 2

Ana Ines Ansaldo ne parle pas seulement 5 langues. Elle est aussi une des meilleures spécialistes du cerveau bilingue. Elle a notamment découvert que les bilingues résistaient mieux au vieillissement que les monolingues.

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Episode 3

Christine Hélot, une des meilleures spécialistes françaises de l’éducation bilingue, est l’invitée du 3ème épisode de Révolution Bilingue. Elle confie à Fabrice Jaumont ce que la France pour entrer enfin dans l’éducation bilingue.

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Episode 4

Révolution Bilingue reçoit Anne Lair, coordinatrice du programme d’immersion au lycée/université (programme Bridge) pour l’Etat de l’Utah. Elle nous raconte comment l’Etat est devenu le surprenant leader de l’éducation bilingue aux Etats-Unis. Et comment des centaines d’élèves de l’Utah apprennent désormais le français dès le plus jeune âge.

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Episode 5

Si le français revit ces dernières années en Louisiane, on le doit notamment à Joseph Dunn, qui se bat depuis des années, avec d’autres, pour le bilinguisme et la défense du français. Lorsque la Louisiane est entrée dans l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie l’an dernier, “mon rêve est devenu réalité” dit-il.

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Episode 6

Ofelia Garcia est une des grandes voix américaines qui s’élèvent en faveur du bilinguisme dans les salles de classe américaines. Elle est l’invitée de Fabrice Jaumont pour ce 6ème épisode de Révolution Bilingue.

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Episode 7

Spécialiste du bilinguisme et du développement du langage, Anne Mazuis Goldenberg accompagne les enfants qui font face à des troubles du langage, des dysphasies, ou des problèmes d’attention et de concentration en lien avec les apprentissages. Elle est l’invitée de Fabrice Jaumont pour ce 7ème épisode de Révolution Bilingue.

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Episode 8

Juriste, homme d’affaire, philanthrope et francophile, Peter S. Paine est un Américain, amoureux de la langue française depuis près de 70 ans. Il a fait de son bilinguisme une force à chaque étape de sa carrière. Tour à tour, Peter Paine a défendu la compagnie Peugeot aux États-Unis, sauvé de la faillite le Fort Carillon, sur l’Hudson, et soutenu de nombreux projets environnementaux autour du Lac Champlain

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Episode 9

De l’Allier à New York, en passant par l’Egypte et la Syrie, Bénédicte de Montlaur est une passionnée des langues et des relations internationales, et 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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Episode 10

Chef d’établissement, éducateur passionné et défenseur de la diversité linguistique et culturelle, Marc Maurice est né en Haïti et vit 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.

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Episode 11

Passage par la Chine avec une interview de Yu Zhonggen et Zhu Yanhua, deux spécialistes des langues à Pékin. L’enseignement des langues est en plein essor en Chine et les perspectives de croissance du secteur du plurilinguisme, au sein duquel le français tient une bonne place, sont absolument renversantes.

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Episode 12

Passage par Washington à la rencontre de Vanessa Bertelli, une Suissesse multilingue engagée et fondatrice de DC Immersion, une organisation à but non lucratif qui a changé la donne en matière d’éducation bilingue dans la ville en multipliant les plaidoyers en faveur du multilinguisme et en encourageant les éducateurs et les parents à monter des filières bilingues dans les écoles publiques. Quand la Révolution bilingue s’empare de la capitale américaine !

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Episode 13

Dans quelle langue doit-on commencer à lire ? Quelles sont les bonnes pratiques d’enseignement de la lecture et de l’écriture en contexte bilingue ? Quels conseils donner aux parents qui n’ont pas accès à une école bilingue pour développer le bilinguisme. Voici quelques questions abordées dans ce nouvel épisode de Révolution bilingue avec Marie Bouteillon, une pédagogue passionnante et engagée dans le développement de l’enseignement en deux langues.

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Episode 14

Dans l’épisode 14 de Révolution bilingue Fabrice Jaumont parle des avantages du bilinguisme précoce avec la psycholinguiste Ranka Bijeljac-Babic. Maître de conférences à l’Université de Poitiers, elle est également membre du Laboratoire de psychologie de la perception de Paris-Descartes où elle mène des recherches sur les effets précoces du bilinguisme chez les nourrissons et, plus largement, sur le bilinguisme chez l’enfant.

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eBooks à télécharger gratuitement

 Download these ebooks for free on TBR Books with coupon code CALEC

The Other Shore

The Bilingual Revolution

The Clarks of Willsborough Point – The Long Trek North

La Révolution bilingue

The Gift of Languages: Paradigm Shift in U.S. Foreign Language Education

La revolución bilingüe

Die bilinguale Revolution

El regalo de las lenguas

La Rivoluzione bilingue

Rewolucja Dwujęzyczna

 


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4236866264?profile=RESIZE_710xFrantastique : Bénéficiez de 2 mois de cours de français gratuits (offre sans engagement). Cliquez ici.

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Apprenez le français FLE (Français Langue Étrangère) avec un e-mail, une histoire et une correction. Suivez les aventures de Victor Hugo explorant l'univers de la francophonie. Les cours sont drôles, pratiques et avec une grande variété d'accents. Nos cours sont adaptés à partir d'un niveau post-débutant et pour les plus de 15 ans.

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Comment ça marche ?
1 - Chaque matin, une leçon personnalisée avec des contenus écrit, audio et vidéo.
2 - Une correction immédiate avec votre score du jour et des explications.
3 - Un parcours pédagogique qui s'adapte à votre profil en revenant sur vos erreurs.
4 - En fin de formation, un diplôme avec des statistiques de niveaux, progression et participation.

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Photo: Sarah Matusek/The Christian Science Monitor

A Brooklyn French and Mandarin immersion school was featured in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Christian Science Monitor for its early efforts to transfer its hands-on, multilingual curriculum to an online remote learning platform.

Weeks before closing, Science, Language & Arts International School, located in Downtown Brooklyn, began to prepare for a possible closure by beginning to develop a bank of original, multilingual content and other resources for families, many of whom don't speak the target language at home.

"In a sun-soaked Brooklyn classroom, Huan Ren reads aloud 'The Three Little Pigs' in Mandarin. The pre-K teacher balloons her cheeks to mime the big bad wolf blowing down the straw house. She is reading before a smartphone, recording in an empty room," the article reads.

Last week, the previously fully-analog school launched a fully-integrated online learning platform for students, complete with a parent guide. Faculty continue to add original multilingual content and materials to the virtual library, as well as curate existing content, to support remote learning. Students access daily video lessons as well as interact live online with their teachers.

Read the full feature here: https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2020/0313/Learning-curve-How-schools-worldwide-are-tackling-coronavirus-challenge

Located 9 Hanover Place in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, Science, Language & Arts International School is an independent school focused on hands-on science, arts, and math. SLA provides children with a rich and rigorous multilingual progressive education in French and Mandarin. As an anti-bias school, SLA actively promotes anti-bias initiatives and curriculum. Learn more: https://slaschool.org/about/

If you would like more information about the French or Mandarin immersion program at Science, Language & Arts International School, please contact info@slaschool.org.

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3438655958?profile=RESIZE_710xUpper East Side, NY- Today the New York City Department of Education and Council Member Ben Kallos announced the creation of two French dual language classes to the Pre-K center located at 355 East 76th Street. Council Member Kallos worked with the Francophone community including immigrants from Canada, Africa, and even France itself to gather more than two hundred families that pledged to send their children to a French dual language program in Manhattan. The classes will open in September 2020 with Pre-K applications for the French dual language classes are now open through March 16, 2020.

The Department of Education will run these classes using a side-by-side instructional model where it will have one Early Childhood certified teacher who is fluent in French, and who has or will have a Bilingual Extension alongside a second Early Childhood certified teacher. Currently the Department of Education is seeking more dual language certified teachers who can apply online and email prekduallanguage@schools.nyc.gov for information.

“We are pleased to continue expanding our Pre-K Dual Language programs to serve as many children in New York City as possible, and thank Council Member Kallos for his ongoing partnership on early education,” said Josh Wallack Deputy Chancellor, Early Childhood and Student Enrollment

“I hear so many languages spoken in my district from every corner of the world and now we are working with the Francophone community to address a need in the neighborhood as we hope to increase the overall diversity of our schools,” said Council Member Ben Kallos. “Thank you to Deputy Chancellor Josh Wallack for his ongoing partnership in expanding early education opportunities, the French Consulate for supporting the Francophone community, and especially to Stephane Lautner and Catherine Remy who worked closely with my office to put meetings together and organize hundreds of other parents.”

4078276240?profile=RESIZE_710x“On behalf of France I want to thank Chancellor Richard A. Carranza for opening the first French Dual Language Program in District 2. This program will not only provide a bilingual education to French Speaking families but also support multiculturalism that is a central feature of New York City’s identity. Let me express my deepest gratitude to Councilmember Ben Kallos whose continued support to this endeavor has been critical. The commitment of the French speaking parents who dedicated countless hours to this French Dual Language program has been truly inspiring and Stéphane Lautner and Catherine Remy deserve special credit for making it happen,” said Anne- Claire Legendre Consul General of France in New York

"Parents across the nation - from all socioeconomic and ethnolinguistic backgrounds - are asking school systems to provide bilingual dual language education. It is a great thing to see New York City embrace this approach and offer dual-language education in French and a dozen other languages."
Fabrice Jaumont, PhD. Education Attaché of the Embassy of France and Author of The Bilingual Revolution.

“The parents of this community had a vision and a desire for bilingual education for their children. The establishment of this Dual Language French UPK program is the culmination of two years of groundwork, involving over 150 families in New York City coming from countries all around the world, interested in having their children learn French. The personal stories of the parents, told during the meetings with the Department of Education and Council Member Kallos, showed the critical link of language in the maintenance of culture, heritage, and identity. The success of this program was possible thanks to the strong partnership and support of Deputy Chancellor Wallack his team at the DOE, Council Member Ben Kallos and his staff, and Maud Maron and the Community Education Council. The guidance of Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York and Fabrice Jaumont of the Embassy of France was invaluable,” said Stephane Lautner parent organizer and local resident.

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In December 13, 2019, Council Member Kallos joined Community Education District Superintendent Donalda Chumney in a meeting with dozens of parents Stanley Isaacs Center. Following the meeting Council Member Kallos worked with organizers to host a petition when more 200 parents pledged to send their children to a French dual language program. When Council Member Kallos shared the results of the petition, Department of Education requested a meeting with the Francophone community, held again at Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center on Tuesday, March 3rd. The meeting was led by Council Member Ben Kallos, Deputy Chancellor of Early Childhood and Student Enrollment Josh Wallack, the Education Attaché of the Embassy of France Fabrice Jaumont, Community Education District 2 President Maud Maron, and Stephane Lautner with attendance by the Executive Superintendent for Manhattan Marisol Rosales and Community Education District 2 Superintendent Donalda Chumney. At the March 3rd meeting French speaking parents from New York City, Canada, Africa, and even France itself made their case for a French dual language program to a receptive Department of Education.

The results of the petition and pledge found:

Year of Birth     Number of Children

  • 2016           50
  • 2017           31
  • 2018           28

“As a multilingual learner and an educator, it is an honor to partner with families across District 2 and Council Member Ben Kallos to launch this French Dual Language Pre-Kindergarten Program, which will enrich the learning opportunities for all our students,” said Marisol Rosales Executive Superintendent for Manhattan.

“The creation of this French dual language pre-k is thanks to the determined and passionate advocacy of the many parents who insisted that dual language instruction is vitally important—both because it provides a 21st century skill and because it helps children remain connected to their multiple heritages and cultures ,” said Community Education Council 2 President Maud Maron.

Council Member Kallos has worked closely with the New York City Department of Education since 2014 to bring Pre-K for All to the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island, following reporting by WNYC that Yorkville, Lenox Hill and Roosevelt Island had 2,118 four-year-olds and only 123 Pre-Kindergarten seats. Some of the ways his office has done this include identifying parents with four-year-olds who pledged to send their children toPre-K for All, working with schools and providers to become Pre-Kindergarten locations, and working with the Department of Education through the application process to open more seats in the 5th Council District on the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island. The Upper East Side has added Pre-k seats each of the past five school years and now has a capacity of 2,056 seats.

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Families seeking to add the French program to their application, can search for 02Z128 on MySchools to locate the program. For families that have already applied and are seeking to update their application they can:

  • Log into their MySchools.nyc account and re-submit their application, if they applied online
  • All other families can call 718-935-2009 to update their application
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