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PS 110, located in historic, dynamic Greenpoint, Brooklyn is seeking a qualified French-speaking bilingual teacher or substitute teacher to fill the following position immediately: Second Grade Side by Side French Teacher.

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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Music Box Films is proud to annouce the release of François Ozon’s BY THE GRACE OF GOD, based on the gripping true story of three adult men who band together to expose the code of silence in the Catholic Church that continued to empower a priest who abused them as boys. BY THE GRACE OF GOD is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, October 18 at Film Forum, and in Los Angeles on October 25 at the Nuart followed by a national roll out.

Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud, Laurence Anyways), lives in Lyon, a bastion of the French Catholic bourgeoisie, with his wife and five children. A fervent churchgoer, he learns that Father Preynat (Bernard Verley), the priest who abused him when he was a Boy Scout, is still working with children. He decides to take action, soon to be joined by two other victims of the priest, François (Denis Ménochet, Custody and Inglorious Basterds) and Emmanuel (Swann Arlaud, Bloody Milk). The three go to great lengths to denounce the perpetrator and the institution that has protected him, a risky endeavor that endangers relationships with their loved ones, and compromise their own fragile selves.

The film is based on Ozon’s extensive research and interviews with Father Preynat’s real life victims, who fully supported the director’s project. The explosive investigation and subsequent trial of Cardinal Barbarin became a French media sensation, covered widely around the world.

Father Preynat was indicted in January 2016 and placed under judicial supervision for sexual assault. On July 4, 2019 he was defrocked by a church tribunal, and faces trial in a French court next year. In March of 2019, Cardinal Barbarin was found guilty by a French court of covering up decades-old sexual abuse by Father Preynat and received a six-month suspended sentence which he is appealing.

The drama marks a departure for François Ozon, one of French cinema’s most prolific writer-directors whose career has spanned the last 20 years. His credits include See The Sea, Under the Sand, Hideaway, In The House, Swimming Pool, The New Girlfriend and Frantz. He recently finished filming his twentieth feature film, Summer ’84. BY THE GRACE OF GOD won the Silver Bear at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival.

"A thoughtful, fast-paced, and immaculately acted procedural that unfolds with the urgency of a newspaper deadline, “By the Grace of God” zips through the facts of this horrid case, while also shaping them into a lens through which to examine the uneasy relationships between mercy and justice — between faith and the flawed institution that exists to preserve it.” Indiewire, David Ehrlich

“There's of-the-moment cinema and then there's on-the-moment cinema, ripped so freshly from the headlines that the filmmaking still bears a few ink smudges.” Variety, Guy Lodge

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Festival Albertine 2019: The Climate Moment

At this point in human and geological history, dealing with climate chaos is a race: can we move fast enough to prevent civilization-scale collapse? —Bill McKibben

Festival Albertine 2019, curated by environmentalist and author Bill McKibben, will take on climate change. For three days, leading thinkers, politicians, activists, artists, and authors will come together to discuss the urgency to act, environmental justice, local policy, the food we eat and produce, and how to motivate people to change their ways.

All events are moderated by Bill McKibben.
Events are in English and are free with RSVP.


FRI, NOV 8, 7PM
THE CLIMATE MOMENT
We need to understand the particular gravity of this moment in time. What does it feel like to live amid both despair and hope, and what are the keys to implementing change?
With Naomi Klein and others.
Click here to RSVP.  

SAT, NOV 9, 2PM
HOW FAST DO WE NEED TO MOVE—AND HOW FAST CAN WE MOVE?
To hit the targets set in Paris, it appears we’ll need to have cut fossil fuel use in half by the end of the next decade. But is it technically possible, and is it politically achievable?
With Romain Felli, Mark Jacobson, and Priscillia Ludosky.
Click here to RSVP.

SAT, NOV 9, 4:30PM
LOCAL GOVERNMENT & POLICY MAKING
As national governments fail to move at the necessary speed, cities are trying to fill the gap. Can local governments and other stakeholders really step into the policy-making void?
With Cherri Foytlin, Clément Guerra, Jade Lindgaard, and Bryan Parras.
Click here to RSVP.

SAT, NOV 9, 7PM
WHAT WE EAT, AND HOW WE GROW IT, MAY NEED TO CHANGE
From France’s attempt to increase carbon in the soil to great chefs working to make their menus responsible, how can this most basic of all human actions help in the climate fight?
With Perrine Hervé-Gruyer, Raj Patel, and Matthew Raiford.
Click here to RSVP.

SUN, NOV 10, 2PM
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Climate change is hitting some harder than others. What politics, policies, and new economies might hasten progress?
With Mustafa Santiago Ali, Malcom Ferdinand, and Marie Toussaint.
Click here to RSVP.

SUN, NOV 10, 4:30PM
HOW DO WE GET PEOPLE TO CARE
Artists and activists will be called upon to discuss how to change people’s minds and amplify the call to action.
With Irina Brook, Lauren Groff, Fabrice Hyber, and Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky.
Click here to RSVP.

Most events will begin with a short reading by Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) and other artists.


Festival Albertine is presented in partnership with The Recanati-Kaplan Foundation, the family of Susannah Hunnewell, Van Cleef & Arpels, Air France, Institut français, Chantecaille, and Green Mountain Energy. Generous support is provided by Carnegie Corporation of New York, Champagne Pommery, and InterContinental New York Barclay.

Image: Bill McKibben © Nancie Battaglia.

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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:

Responsibilities

  • 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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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/

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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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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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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."

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

THE AMAZING CATFISH (LOS INSÓLITOS PECES GATO)
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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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

TOMBOY
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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