Cultural resource programs offer students opportunities to engage with French literature and film from preschool through higher education.
Prix Albertine Jeunesse
The Prix Albertine Jeunesse is an annual reader’s choice award in youth literature. Children ages 3 to 14 vote for the best French children’s book available in English translation. The prize aims to encourage the love of reading in both French and English. A North American network of more than 70 accredited French schools and public bilingual/dual language schools integrate Prix Albertine Jeunesse books into their curriculum as a tool to develop links between both languages and to encourage multilingualism. Discover this year’s shortlist and winners here.
The US Goncourt Prize
The Prix Goncourt is France’s most prestigious literary prize. In 2021, the International Goncourt Selection came to the United States for the first time, inviting French literature students from eight distinguished American universities to convene in reading groups to discuss and choose a winning title among a selection of notable works of contemporary French literature. Villa Albertine welcomes student jurors for the annual prize ceremony and fosters this literary community.
CinéSchool offers K-12 students the opportunity to discover a catalogue of French language films and serves as a dynamic resource for French speakers and learners in the US. Whether studying French in a dual-language program, learning French as a foreign language, or pursuing French as their heritage language, students of all ages can benefit from CinéSchool’s free, diverse cultural content. The program is designed to engage children and teens in ways that complements and enhances their French language education in the US. CinéSchool films are available online on FestivalScope. To participate, register your class and complete this form.
Albertine Cinémathèque expands access to French cinema and supports film programming at American colleges and universities. The program offers grants to support French film festivals on campus, virtual film series for classroom discussions, and opportunities to engage with filmmakers. Membership is free for US higher education faculty. Learn more and become a member here.