AUGUST 2, 2016

New French Books in Translation this Fall!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

As we look ahead to the fall’s book releases, the Book Department has inventoried 132 translations being published between September and December 2016.

AUGUST 2, 2016

A Preview of French Book Events This Fall!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Book Department is pleased to present this fall’s upcoming events!

AUGUST 2, 2016

AATF Convention in Austin

By FRENCH EDUCATION DC

The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) held their 89th annual convention July 3-6, 2016 in Austin, Texas. This year’s theme was, « En avant vers les nouvelles frontières du français, » exploring the future of French language teaching.

AUGUST 2, 2016

CARLA Conference

By FRENCH EDUCATION DC

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) presented the Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education: Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts. The Embassy of France was happy to participate in the CARLA conference and act as one of its sponsors October 20-22, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

AUGUST 2, 2016

Your Free French Language Promotional Kit: Et en plus, je parle français !

By FRENCH EDUCATION DC

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!

JULY 27, 2016

Press Highlights: France Rocks Summerfest

By Francerocks

After a month and a half of celebrating the rich diversity of musical talent emanating from Paris, France Rocks Summerfest ended Saturday night with an epic live electro set from Club Cheval at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room in Manhattan. Running from June 3 – July 23rd, France Rocks Summerfest is the largest festival of French music in the United States, with nearly 40 artists that gave performances in about 25 venues and parks across New York, including the famous annual Fete de la Musique that rocked Central Park Summerstage with CharlElie Couture, Yael Naim, General Elektriks, and La Femme on June 21st.

JULY 26, 2016

17 designs by Le Corbusier added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list

By French Culture Arts

The UN's cultural organisation has listed 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites.

JULY 26, 2016

10 Films to Extend Your Summer in Paris

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

10 films that fit Films on the Green 2016's theme, "A Summer in Paris," to discover or rediscover the vibrant City of Lights.

JULY 26, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The fight to save James Baldwin’s French home, “The hand of Montaigne” now online, Literary names move up in the Légion d’honneur, French comics at Comic Con's Eisner Awards, The Stranger graphic novel in HuffPost, Virginie Despentes’s Bye Bye Blondie rocks the U.S., Ben Jelloun book excerpt

JULY 21, 2016

Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière in New York

By Francerocks

This fall, a number of New York venues will present collaborations between two celebrated contemporary composers, Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière. Their operas, concerts, and residencies will take place between early October and mid-December.

JULY 8, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Rebecca Pittel

Passing of Yves Bonnefoy; Labrouste reading room to reopen; UNICEF Youth Literature Prize; Origins of the Proust questionnaire; Michel Houellebecq exhibit

JULY 7, 2016

French Books in the US: The 2016 Edition

By The Book Department

The Book Department of the French Embassy is pleased to announce the publication of our new list of French books translated in the United States!

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