JUNE 6, 2011

Hunter College’s Master of French Bilingual Education

By French Culture

In an effort to extend its expertise to French-speaking teacher-candidates, Hunter College hopes to offer two French-specific bilingual education courses starting in January 2012.

JUNE 6, 2011

French Dual-Language Programs in New York City

By French Culture

In an article published on June 6th in the Wall Street Journal, Kavita Mokha describes the boom in French dual-language programs across New York City: By September 2011, six elementary schools, one middle school and one charter school will have French programs. Public School 133 in Park Slope and P.S. 110 in Greenpoint are expected to unveil programs starting this fall.

JUNE 5, 2011

French School Art Festival Vernissage

By French Culture

On June 2nd, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy invited numerous primary schools interested in the French language and culture to participate in its second annual French School Festival of Arts.

MAY 27, 2011

24th Annual Translation Prize

By French Culture

On May 23rd, 2011 the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation awarded their 24th Translation Prizes for English translations of French prose published in 2010.

MAY 24, 2011

The Times They are a-Changin'...

By French Culture

On May 24, Bob Dylan will turn 70 and the hype is huge, not only in the US but also in France where many special publications are scheduled to be released for the occasion...

MAY 24, 2011

Graphic Novelist Ludovic Debeurme at the 2006 Pen World Voices Festival

By French Culture

Graphic novelist Ludovic Debeurme got his breakthrough in 2006 with the release of Lucille, a captivating story that won the René Goscinny Prize and was named one of the five “Essential” graphic novels of the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

MARCH 30, 2011

The 65th Annual Festival D'Avignon Spotlights Dance

By French Culture

The Festival d’Avignon takes place every July in the historic French city of Avignon in Provence.

MARCH 19, 2011

Embassy School Adoption Program

By French Culture

The Embassy Adoption Program pairs embassies with sixth-grade classes in DC public schools. A class is “adopted” by an embassy, creating a bond with both local and international communities.

MARCH 17, 2011

The French Heritage Language Program Honors its Partners and Friends

By French Culture

As part of the 2011 "Mois de la francophonie", a gathering of over 200 partners, friends, sponsors and beneficiaries of the French Heritage Language Program attended its milestone "réception de l’amitié francophone" on March 15th at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. They were welcomed by Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, and Jane Ross, President of the French Heritage Language Program’s advisory board.

MARCH 12, 2011

French Ambassador to the US François Delattre Speaks about Libya on CNN

By French Culture

François Delattre, newly appointed Ambassador to the United States, was interviewed March 23, 2011, about the cohesiveness of French/U.S. relations with respect to Libya on Piers Morgan Tonight (CNN). Are our two countries in collaboration or conflict as we respond to the crisis?

FEBRUARY 14, 2011

PUBLIC ENEMIES: Dueling Writers Bernard-Henri Lévy and Michel Houellebecq Take on Each Other and the World

By French Culture

They may not have quite the same look (military parka vs. white shirt), but Michel Houellebecq and Bernard-Henri Levy are both genuine French "stars" all too familiar with media and controversy …

JANUARY 27, 2011

Richard Morse GlobalFEST 2011

By French Culture

As part of globalFEST 2011 in New York City, the Haitian band RAM performed live on January 9th, 2011 at Webster Hall. On this occasion, RAM's founder Richard Morse was interviewed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

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