Registration for the Fall 2021 Semester at PS527 (Upper East Side) is now open !
*The program may change as new information regarding the school year becomes available from the DOE.
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
As spots are limited, registration is open and is on a first come first served basis.
To register for a class at PS 527 or Online, please complete and submit the form.
If you have any question about the program, please contact Stephane at efnyPS527@gmail.com
Classes IN PERSON at PS 527 (from 3:00 to 5:00 pm) – $700/semester
French for Native Speakers – K to 5th grade – Tuesdays- (click here)
French as Second Language – K to 5th grade – Thursdays- (click here)
NEW !!!!!!!! Culture générale – K to 3th grade – Thursdays – (click here)
Online classes (from 4:00 to 5:30 pm) – $500 / semester
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)
Petits Francophones Kindergarten– This class is open to bilingual students in Kindergarten. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. It aims to develop a rich oral language, organized and understandable by the others. The child speaks and is understood through the language. He learns to be attentive to messages addressed to him, to understand and respond appropriately. The child starts the basic acquisition of the alphabet, the sounds and will be introduced to reading and writing in French.
Jeunes Francophones 1st 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 Francophones 2nd and 3rd graders – This class is open to truly fluent in French students in 2nd and 3rd grades who are reading and writing 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 (dialogs, fiction, description, portrait). Children are encouraged to read independently.
French as Second Language (from Kindergarten to 5th grade)
Kindergarten & 1st graders – 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.
2nd to 5th graders – beginners: this class is for beginner foreign language learners. The goal of the class is to bring children who are new to French to express simple sentences in basic social situations, through the study of a variety of themes and fun activities.
2nd to 5th graders – intermediate: 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.
3rd to 5th graders – advanced: this class is for English-speaking students from in 3rd and 5th grade who have had previous instruction in French or have regular exposure to French but are not fluent. The children will expand their vocabulary, reinforce their verbal expression and deepen their reading and writing skills.
Culture générale (from Kindergarden to 3rd grade) – 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 several aspects of French culture and heritage: history, arts (painting, literature, photography, cinema, architecture…), gastronomy, traditions. They will discover major figures from different periods.
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 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.