Registration for the Fall 2021 Semester at PS84 (Upper West Side) is now open !

Discover our new schedule * : every day from Monday to Friday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in person & 4:00pm to 5:30pm online.

Choose between registering once a week up to 5 days a week!

*The program may change as new information regarding the school year becomes available from the DOE. 

Our program is organized in level-appropriate classes from K to 11th grade for “Francophone” (French for Native Speakers) and “Anglophone” students. We offer the opportunity to learn French, practice, explore, progress and foster the language through a variety of themes such as Theatre, Musique, Calligraphie, Culture Générale, as well as our core academic classes.

Fall semester will begin on Monday, September 20th 2021 to Friday, January 28th, 2022

NEW!!!

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 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 84 or Online, please complete and submit the form.

If you have any question about the program, please contact Alexana or Jeanne at efnyPS84@gmail.com


Classes IN PERSON at PS 84 (from 3:00 to 5:00 pm) – $715/semester

Monday
Le français par la calligraphie – K and 1st grade (click here)
Le français par le théâtre –  2nd grade to 5th grade (click here)
Tuesday
Culture générale – K to 5th graders (click here)
French as Second Language – K to 5th grade (click here)
Wednesday
French for Native Speakers – K to 5th grade (click here)
Thursday
L’heure du conte – K & 1st grade (click here)
Le Français par la musique –  2th to 5th grade (click here)
Book Club – Écriture créative –  3rd to 5th grade (click here)
Friday 
French as Second Language – K to 5th grade (click here)
Le Français par les arts plastiques – K to 2nd grade (click here)
BD Cartooning – 3rd to 5th grade – (click here)


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

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

 

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Classes Description:

IN PERSON:

Le français par le théâtre (from 2nd to 5th grade) – Students will learn how to express themselves in public in French. This class is perfect for students who need to improve their oral expression. Students fluent or advanced in French language are welcome. Language skills will be studied during this class.

Le français par la calligraphie (K and 1st grade) – They will learn the cursive writing as it is taught in France. It aims to develop the writing skills, while focusing on the perception of the writing plan, the care and the beauty of the letters. The cursive writing skills will help our bilingual students to better visualize and make the difference between the French and the English language. We will teach our students to care about the page layout of their writing and to free their imagination through the letters.

Culture générale (from Kindergarten to 5th grade) –  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 skills will be developed in a new creative way. Students will explore several aspects of French culture and heritage: history, arts (painting, literature, photography, film, architecture…), gastronomy, traditions, etc. They will discover major figures from different periods.

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.

 

French for Native Speakers (from Kindergarten to 5th grade)
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 (dialog, fiction, description, portrait). Children are encouraged to read independently.  

L’heure du conte (K and 1st graders) – Once upon a time, a group of children entered the marvelous kingdom of fairy tales and became the heroes of thrilling adventures. Centered around the reading of stories from all over the world, the sessions will help your kids strengthen their listening, comprehension, and syllables recognition skills. Through games, songs and creative projects, they will use their vivid imagination to make drawings or puppets of their favorite characters, invent new story lines and replay scenes from the story.

Le français par la musique / Chant (from 2nd to 5th graders) – All students welcome.  In this class French language will be introduced in a new creative way, through songs. This class will give students the opportunity to develop their vocal and harmony skills and have a great time singing with their peers. Aspiring vocalists will come together to sing French songs and musicals. Through songs, games and exercises, students will develop proper singing techniques and explore the fundamentals of vocal performance and musical vocabulary. No prior singing experience required.

Book club / Écriture créative (from 3rd to 5th graders) – During this class, students will have the opportunity to read and study texts from different authors, periods and genres (short stories, novels, plays, poetry, comic books, graphic novels…). They will discover famous figures of French literature as well as contemporary authors. They will also engage in conversation and creative writing activities to develop their vocabulary, imagination and composition skills.

Le Français par les arts plastiques (K and 1st graders) – This class is suitable for native French speakers/advanced French as foreign language learners. The workshops focus on fun, discovery and experimentation in visual arts. This series of workshops will give your children the opportunity to learn notions of art, to explore different techniques but also to express their creativity and sensitivity by making their own creation. Description of art works, discovery of artists, introduction to the specific vocabulary of the arts and creation will be on the program of your budding artists.

BD / Cartooning (from 3rd to 5th graders) – This class is suitable for native French speakers and advanced French as foreign language learners. Inspired by their favorite comic books and armed with their imagination, our students will create their own characters and stories in a group setting. Their creativity, their drawing and writing skills will take a twist while discovering famous Francophone authors.


ONLINE:

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 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.