Registration for the Fall 2021 Semester at PS234 (Tribeca) is now open !
*The program may change as new information regarding the school year becomes available from the DOE and from PS234. At this time EFNY is expecting a full reopening in September with in person enrichment classes.
EFNY is looking for volunteer parent coordinators at PS234. Interested in joining the team? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
At PS234, our program is organized in level-appropriate classes from K to 5th grade or “Francophone” (French for Native Speakers) and “Anglophone” (Foreign Language Learners) students. We offer the opportunity to learn French, practice, explore, progress and foster the language through our academic classes or culture générale classes.
EFNY continues to offer a virtual program for the 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 online program is open to all students in New York City from K to 11th graders.
As spots are limited, registration is open and is on a first come first served basis.
To register for a class at PS234 or Online, please complete and submit the form.
Classes at PS 234 (3:30pm – 5pm)* – $700/semester
French as Second Language – K & 1st grade (click here)
Culture générale – 2nd to 5th grade (click here)
French as Second Language – 2nd to 5th grade (click here)
Culture générale – K & 1st grade (click here)
Online classes (from 4:00 to 5:30 pm*) – $500 / semester
*Please note that the schedules for the “Middle Schools and High Schools” classes could be adjusted according to the schedules of the registered students.
Open to all students in NYC from K to 11th graders
French as Second Language – K to 5th grade (click here)
HS – 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)
French for Native Speakers (from Kindergarten to 5th grade)
Petits Francophones K-1st – This is a class conducted entirely in French and is for students in Kindergarten and 1st grade who are native French speakers and fluent in French (niveau GS/CP). The children will build French reading and writing skills, including phonetics, spelling simple words and reading simple sentences. Our teachers use varied age-appropriate activities including stories, creative projects, songs and games.
Moyens Francophones 2nd and 3rd graders – This class is open to truly fluent in French students in 2nd and 3rd grades who are reading in French. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. The child is faced with varied and somewhat complex texts, while learning basic rules of grammar, spelling and conjugation and begins to write short texts.
Grands Francophones 4th and 5th graders – 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 (dialog, fiction, description, portrait…). Children are encouraged to read independently.
Culture générale (from Kindergarten to 5th grade) – These classes will focus on History and Geography. Students must be fluent in French to attend the class. Students will explore several aspects of Francophone culture and heritage such as history, arts (painting, literature, photography, film, architecture), gastronomy, traditions, etc. They will study major figures from different periods.
French as Second Language (from Kindergarten to 5th grade)
Kindergarten & 1st graders: 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.
2nd to 5th graders: 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 for 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 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 in 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.