Frequently Asked Questions
What materials should I submit for enrollment?
Please complete the registration process on this website contact us with any question. EFNY may to evaluate the level of French knowledge of your child before assigning her or him to any of the level-appropriate classes and may schedule a meeting with one of our teachers.
When should I register?
Classes will only be offered if a minimum of 6 students is enrolled for a specific group. The earlier you register, the better because, first, your child’s spot is reserved, and second, every early registration increases chances for the specific class to be offered.
I know there are many EFNY sites. Which one should I choose?
Before you make your decision to register, please go through our pages and the specific information for the after school classes provided at each site. It will help you make the right decision for your child. If you have specific questions, please contact us.
What if my child has no knowledge of the French at all?
You do not have to worry. EFNY offers classes for children learning French as a Foreign language, such as the Petits (beginner) Anglophones class designed for children in Kindergarten and First grade.
Can bilingual students who do not yet write in French participate?
All willing students are welcome to participate at EFNY, including bilingual students who do not yet write in French. Please consult our website to see which site is best suited for your child needs.
One of the objectives of the EFNY program is to provide children who already speak French with the means to learn how to write and help them reach a level comparable to that of students enrolled in French-speaking schools.
Who are the teachers?
All our teachers are native or bilingual French speakers and are experienced professional teachers. The teachers are carefully selected to fit the age group that they are teaching both in terms of personality and teaching experience.
How are the courses structured?
The weekly courses are structured in order to successfully take four main factors into account:
• the courses take place on weekdays, in the afternoon. Classes are therefore be built in a carefully designed way so that they are also fun to attend for the children.
• need for academic progress: solid learning is the main objective of the program and requires consistent work, including some homework, without being overwhelming.
• students attend English-speaking schools: the teaching program and techniques take this fact into account by focusing on the unique content and by responding to the unique challenges for children who are bilingual.
• culture is transmitted through language: a positive environment is therefore very important so that the students consider being in a French environment as a highlight of their week and remain voluntarily immersed in the culture.
Is the class routine the same for every site?
Classes are offered on different days for different sites, have their own timetable and routine. Please check with the Site Coordinator for the class routine of your class.
Are the classes organized by semester or by school year?
The classes are organized by semester.
Are classes held in case of emergency closings and inclement weather policy?
In case of an emergency closing of the school, your EFNY site coordinator will inform you if the after school program is held or not.
Do you have any discount policy?
EFNY does not offer discounts but offers financial aid on a case by case basis.
Do you offer refunds?
For a detailed policy of payment and refund policy, click here
Will my child receive a diploma at the end of the school year?
EFNY is not a school and therefore does not deliver any diploma. It can however deliver a certificate attesting the attendance in the program, including upon request a written assessment in the form of an annual report card, summarizing the student’s progress and learning opportunities.
Every student has the possibility to take the level-appropriate DELF exam at the end of each school year. The DELF program is administered by the French government (French Consulate in New York) and recognized by the European Union and by French-speaking countries. Parents are responsible for registering their children to take the exam.
Students passing a certain DELF level exam will retain this level for life. Level B2 is required to be admitted to French universities without further language-connected exam or entrance test.
For more information about the DELF program, click here.