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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: Or follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @msufrench

Venez nombreux! Au plaisir de vous voir à Montclair!

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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 


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!  


    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 FLE propose un accès en ligne gratuit pendant de 3 mois aux manuels numériques classe de la collection pour adolescents.
    Ressources gratuites pour vos cours à distance
    CLE International  propose un accès en ligne gratuit aux manuels numériques classe de la collection pour adolescents.


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


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Job:  Summer Day Camp Site Director

Location:  Brooklyn and Manhattan

Dates: June 29 through August 28, 2020 + several training sessions in May and June

Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Are you looking for a great and meaningful way to spend the summer? 

Position Summary:

Work at the best bilingual camp ever!! Dynamic team, wonderful campers between 3.5 and 11 years old. French Language Traditional active camp: swimming, arts, sports, outdoor activities…

A Director is responsible for the direct care and supervision of all campers and Team members, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers and Team members.

Position Objective/Purpose:

We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of Team members and campers.  The candidate must be capable of building positive relationships, providing top-notch customer service and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.  This position will require the candidate to complete multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the professional standards of Bonjour NY. 

Job Description:

  1. Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
  2. Create a high-energy, fun, and creative experience for campers
  3. Complete paperwork as assigned
  4. Manage daily camper sign-in and pick-up procedure
  5. Serve as a positive role model to campers and Team members
  6. Monitor the organization, supervision, and administration of all activities and assemblies
  7. Assure quality of the camp program
  8. Oversee campers’ behavior management
  9. Coordinates camp daily transportation and camp daily schedules
  10. Conduct morning briefings daily with Team
  11. Conduct summer Team member evaluations
  12. Assist and support the Executive Director in any camp operation or activity
  13. Attend all BNY events
  14. Model behavior & group management strategies for groups
  15. Monitor safety and security of all campers and Team Members
  16. Conduct tours of the camp facilities and program areas to prospective camp families
  17. Follow, implement and maintain the BNY Code and Look at all times
  18. Exhibit BNY Core Values at all times and adhere to all company policies
  19. Be accessible by phone, text and email in the evening after camp is over and on weekends
  20. Have fun
  21. Participate in camp activities to the extent necessary for proper awareness and supervisory functioning. 
  22. Establish procedures, routines and practices for camp operations
  23. Ensure that risk prevention and crisis management plans are implemented.
  24. Other responsibilities as assigned

Position competencies for success:

  1. Understand and support the mission of the organization
  2. Ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
  3. Positive attitude
  4. Commitment to the growth and development of youth
  5. Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
  6. Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions
  7. Patient, caring and creative
  8. Flexible, adaptive and a Team player
  9. Desire to make a difference in the life of a child
  10. Mental and physical ability to deal with high stress situations and to work well under pressure.
  11. Ability to perform several tasks concurrently.
  12. Knowledge of/practical experience in: camper psychology, peer leadership and supervision, staff management & motivation.

Experience Requirements:

  • 3 seasons of previous administrative or supervisory experience in camping or equivalent experience*

* Equivalent experience is defined as : At least one year of supervisory or administrative experience working with children under the age of 16 in educational, developmental and/or recreational programs

Certification Requirements:

  1. First Aid/CPR or ability to obtain these prior to the 1st day of employment.
  2. Lifeguard and lifeguard management & Supervision certifications or ability to obtain these prior to the 1st day of employment.

Education Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree

Other Skills Requirements:

  1. Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community in both French and English.

Reporting Relationships:

  1. Reports directly to and takes direction from Camp Coordinator.
  2. Keeps constant open communication with office assistant

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  1. Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years old.
  2. French fluent (French native is preferred).
  3. Must be available to work the full camp program, and to begin part-time administrative work in the spring
  4. Must be accessible by phone, text and email in the evenings after camp is over and on weekends during camp season
  5. Mentally and physically able to deal with high stress situations and work well under pressure
  6. Strong swimmer, must be able to obtain a lifeguard certification
  7. Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
  8. Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 10 hours per day
  9. Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position
  10. Willing to work remotely from home after camp hours
  11. Experience supervising/managing/motivating a group of children. And a group of adults
  12. Willing to hold staff meetings and team building events outside of work hours


All directors must attend several training sessions/orientation conducted in the months preceding camp.

International staff: Bonjour NY will participate in visa fees. Bonjour NY does not provide housing. Candidates must make their own housing arrangements. 

Application Process:

  • Please click on the “Apply Now” section of our website, create an account and fill out an application.
  • We will contact you to set up an interview.


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3805527629?profile=RESIZE_710xBoerum Hill School for International Studies is an International Baccalaureate and dual language  public middle and high school in Brooklyn, NY. We emphasize equity, student voice, and real world inquiry.  Our students are challenged and supported to think creatively and critically as socially conscious global citizens in a warm and dynamic school community.


Teaching Position Available: Two French Teacher Positions.  

Grades 9-12 and  Grades 6-8 

To Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter to

Our Mission Statement 

The Boerum Hill School for International Studies is committed to creating a learning environment that develops inquisitive, knowledgeable, and compassionate young people who work to create a just and peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. As an International Baccalaureate World School, our classrooms are rich with authentic, project-based, and interdisciplinary learning. We emphasize intellectually challenging, culturally responsive curricula, and robust dual-language courses which empower our students to become active, engaged, and socially conscious global citizens.

 We are looking for talented and committed educators to join our school.  We offer many exciting opportunities for teachers, including:

  • A deep commitment to equity, social justice, and on-going anti-bias work.
  • An intentionally inclusive and diverse school with several ICT (integrated co-taught) classes per grade, heterogeneous classrooms, and admissions policies in place to maintain socio-economic diversity. 
  • Student centered classroom environments that cultivate confident, powerful, and curious thinkers.
  • International Baccalaureate trainings and the support of International Baccalaureate Coordinators at both the Middle Years Program (grades six through ten) and Diploma Program (grades eleven and twelve) levels.
  • A collaborative, intellectually engaged staff who deepen their practice together through co-planning, inquiry, and inter-visitation.
  • Opportunities to design deep units of study framed by International Baccalaureate principles, including interdisciplinary units in partnership with colleagues from other subject groups.
  • Robust peer coaching and a wide range of professional development opportunities to support teacher development.
  • A well developed Restorative Justice Program that includes dedicated Restorative Justice faculty and a school-wide Advisory Program.
  • Distributed leadership and a variety of teacher leadership opportunities.
  • Active collaboration between teachers and school leadership.
  • Dual language for all students regardless of their current level of foreign language proficiency.   
  • Exemplary Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Dance, Culinary, and Physical Education Programs.
  • Partnerships with a wide range of community organizations.
  • Joyful collaboration with families.
  • International student trips.
  • Location in vibrant Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

Ideal applicants will demonstrate:

  • Unwavering commitment to students and to addressing their instructional and socio-emotional needs through differentiation.
  • Ability to integrate small group instruction, rich investigations, and interdisciplinary connections into curriculum planning for heterogeneous classrooms.
  • Flexibility, comfort with self-reflection, and a problem-solving stance.
  • Interest in collaborating with teachers and administration around instruction and school-wide policies.
  • Certification to teach in the NYC public schools.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • A commitment to teaching as an act of social justice.
  • Excitement for ongoing professional development.

Check us out at


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Hi everyone! 


I'm looking for a job in America as a French citizen and boy, am I struggling. I have a master's in journalism and am more than qualified for a number of jobs but no one will even reply to any of my applications because of sponsorship. I'm currently an au pair so I would also be willing to take a job as a nanny. Honestly, if anyone needs me to scrub their toilets and is willing to sponsor me, I'll take it! 

Any advice?

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SYNONYMS Film Opening October 25

Kino Lorber is proud to announce the release of SYNONYMS, the striking new film by acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid whose Policeman and The Kindergarten Teacher quickly established him as one of the most original directors working today. Winner of the top prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival along with the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI), and a selection of the upcoming Toronto and New York Film Festivals, SYNONYMS is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, October 25 at Film at Lincoln Center and The Quad Cinema followed by a national roll out.

Entirely set in Paris, SYNONYMS focuses on Yoav (Tom Mercier), a young Israeli man who has moved there with great expectations that France will save him from what he sees as the madness of his country. Desperate to erase his origins, he refuses to speak Hebrew, relying on a French dictionary to communicate with the new people he encounters. Inspired by the real life experiences of writer-director Nadav Lapid, SYNONYMS features a hypnotic performance from newcomer Tom Mercier as the deeply alienated Yoav. In this tragicomic puzzle about cultural identities, Yoav's attempts to find himself awaken past demons while opening up an existential abyss.

After completing his military service, 44-year old Lapid studied philosophy at Tel Aviv University while writing sports columns and short stories. Much like his SYNONYMS protagonist, he soon felt he had to leave Israel determined never to come back. Uprooting himself, he moved to Paris because of his self-professed admiration for Napoleon, and a passion for soccer star Zidane and Godard movies. Lapid ended up returning to Israel to pursue a degree at the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem. He made his much admired debut in 2011 with Policeman (winner of three prizes at the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize in Locarno, and a New York Film Festival selection), followed by The Kindergarten Teacher (Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, New Directors/New Films), released by Kino Lorber in 2015.

SYNONYMS marks the screen debut of 25 year-old actor Tom Mercier who is currently shooting “We Are Who We Are,” the new HBO series directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) opposite Chloe Sevigny.

“Nadav Lapid’s astonishing, maddening, brilliant, hilarious, obstinate, and altogether unmissable new film” - David Ehrlich, Indiewire

"Nadav Lapid’s fiercely compelling SYNONYMS keep the pace with an Israeli in Paris caught somewhere between misfit struggle and revolutionary profundity.” Yonca Talu, Film Comment



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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

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