The Cultural Services of the French Embassy are headquartered in the former Payne Whitney residence on Fifth Avenue in New York City and at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., and have regional offices in Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
EMBASSY OF FRANCE IN THE UNITED STATES
This summer, 20 applicants from across the United States were selected to participate in two weeks of teacher training with the Stage pédagogique de courte durée (SPCD) grant. The SPCD grant allows teachers the opportunity to perfect their teaching methodologies of French language and culture at CAVILAM Alliance Française in Vichy, France June 29th to July 10th 2016.
The Institut Français (IF) campaign takes a modern perspective on French and those who speak it, presenting French as a language of employment, innovation, technology, and business around the world. Communication materials for Et en plus, je parle français! display multiple profiles of real people from around the world who speak French. For access to the communication kit from the Institut Français, please contact Leah.Miller@diplomatie.gouv.fr after September 2nd and start promoting French language learning on your campus today!
February 2 & 3, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Opera Lafayette, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents Emmanuel Chabrier’s opera Une Éducation Manquée (An Incomplete Education) with libretto by Eugène Letterier and Albert Vanloo at The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.
The Higher Education department of the French Embassy is pleased to inform you that the Chateaubriand Fellowship Call for applications for the academic year 2016/2017 is now open. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 9 months.
According to the foundations of musical harmony established in the Traité de l’harmonie, “the Ancients” based the rules of harmony on melody, instead of beginning with harmony. The author of this famous text – one on harmony which is now the basis of most 20th-century music textbooks – is Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764), a French composer of the late Baroque period who earned recognition through his complex operas and research in music theory.
A new grant program to support French dual language and immersion programs in public schools across the country! The Fund for French Dual Language and Immersion Programs in the U.S. supports these programs, which prepare students for a successful intellectual, multicultural, and global future. View 2016 grant recipients and find out more about the types of projects the Fund supports.
In November, four members of the French Embassy's Cultural Services presented at the 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Frank D. Parent TK-8 World Language School will launch a new French immersion program October 8th, 2017! Classes will be taught 90% in French and 10% in English, and will be kept small to facilitate individualized instruction by teachers who use learning techniques tailored to students. Enroll now for the the 2017-2018 school year! Visit the school's website here: http://parent.myiusd.net/
Desert Sun Academy is launching its French immersion program in August 2016, for Kinder and 1st grade.
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The French Heritage Language Program is launching an experimentation on the West Coast with Education Française de la Bay Area (EFBA) association, with educational efforts to support French-speaking Haitian communities.
Congratulations to the School Board of Broward County in Florida and the Académie de Montpellier in France for three years of partnership between their school districts!