Registration for the Fall 2021 Semester at PS133 William A. Butler (Brooklyn) is now open

Fall semester will run from Monday, October 18th, 2021 to Monday, January 31st, 2022. 

EFNY continues to offer a virtual program for 2021-2022 school year.

The ONLINE program is open to all students willing to learn French with EFNY and includes French academic classes as well as ‘Passion’ classes.The program is open to all students from K to 11th graders.

Classes start on Monday, September 20th, 2021 to Friday, January 28th, 2022.

(Days OFF:  10/11/21, 11/02/21, 11/11/21, 11/25/21, 11/26/21, from 12/23/21 to 01/02/22, and 01/17/2022.

As spots are limited, registration is open and is on a first come first served basis.

If you have any question about the program, please contact Missy or Genoveva at

Classes IN PERSON at PS 133 (from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm) – $630/semester

French for Native Speakers – 1st to 5th grade – Tuesdays-  (click here) 

French as Second Language – 1st to 5th grade – Thursdays-  (click here)


Online classes (from 4:00 to 5:30 pm*) – $500 / semester

*Please note that the schedule for the “Middle Schools and High Schools” classes could be adjusted according to EFNY students

French as Second Language – K to 5th grade (click here)
*High School – Préparation aux examens de français  – 9th to 11th grade (click here)
Écriture créative – 3rd to 5th grade – (click here)
*Middle School – French for Native Speakers – 6th to 8th grade (click here)
French for Native Speakers – K to 5th grade (click here)
Culture générale – K to 8th grade (click here)

Classes Description:


French for Native Speakers (from 1st grade to 5th grade)

Jeunes Francophones 1st & 2nd graders  – This class is open to bilingual students in 1st grade who are already reading in English and will be reading and writing in French. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. The child starts the basic acquisition in reading, writing as well as grammar skills. The student will be taught to better differentiate English to French and to understand the basic grammar rules.

Moyens & Grands Francophones 3rd, 4th & 5th grade This class is open to students who are truly fluent in French, and focuses on oral and written expression, grammar and spelling. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. The child reads longer texts and consolidates its bases in grammar, spelling, conjugation and vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on written expression: namely write short varied texts (dialogs, fiction, description, portrait). Children are encouraged to read independently.

French as Second Language (from 1st grade to 5th grade)      
1st graders  & 2graders– beginners:  This class is an introduction to verbal communication and is adapted to the comprehension skills of young learners. The goal is to bring the children to express simple phrases in basic social situations through various activities: stories, creative projects, songs and games.

 3rd to 5th graders – intermediate or advanced: this is an intermediate class for students with basic verbal and comprehension skills of the French language. The children continue building their verbal and comprehension skills and expand their vocabulary through varied and playful activities.



Écriture créative (from 3rd to 5th graders) – This class is suitable for native French speakers and advanced French as foreign language learners. In this workshop, participants will explore the creative process and practice their writing skills through an array of playful activities and collective projects, as they engage with a wide variety of sound and visual media.

Culture générale (from Kindergarten to 8th graders) –  –  These classes will focus on History and Geography. Students need to be fluent in French. Language skills will be studied during this class. In this class French language academics will be introduced in a new creative way. Students will explore every aspect of French culture and heritage: history, arts (painting, literature, photography, film, architecture), gastronomy, traditions. They will discover major figures from different periods.

Middle School – French Native Speakers / Advanced French Learners (from 6th to 8th graders) – In this class, the students will continue improving their French language skills learned in their previous years. We encourage all students with bilingual education to join EFNY. According to our experience, bilingual students will be able to keep and also improve their French language level by continuing EFNY classes.

Préparation aux examens de Français avancé (from 9th to 11th graders) – This class will take place on Tuesdays from 5:30PM to 7:00PM – Written evaluation by zoom on September 14 from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm. This class is suitable for native French speakers/advanced French learners.
The participants will be required to pass a written evaluation (short essay).
This class prepares High School students for the DELF B2 exam and the AP French Language and Culture exam. Weekly assignments will be necessary for efficient progress.

  • DELF exams offer an official certification awarded by the French Ministry of Education. Passing level B2 (upper intermediate level) gives access to several French universities.
  • AP exams are American exams taken during High School that demonstrate mastery of rigorous college-level material. Students who pass the AP exam earn credits in most colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.This class will be theme-based. Students will develop French skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing, while deepening their knowledge on Francophone cultures. Students will also reinforce vocabulary and grammar in varied, creative and engaging contexts, using different resources (videos, audios, literary and documentary texts, websites…).

Please note that AP EXAMS are taken in high schools im May. Check with your high school if you can register for the exam “AP French Language and Culture”.  

DELF exams can be taken in FIAF (French Institute – Alliance française) end of May-beginning of June.


The EFNY program follows a French-only policy in all Francophone classes. Please help us with this by encouraging your child to follow this rule.