Registration for 2023-2024 at PS234 is now open!

The EFNY program at PS234 takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All students are welcome with priority given to PS234 students. Classes offered are listed below.


Classes for Native French Speakers:

FULL- Le français par le théâtre – K to 2nd grade – Wednesdays

FULL – French for Native Speakers – K & 1st  grade – Thursdays

FULL – French for Native Speakers – 2nd to 5th grade – Thursdays

Classes for non French Speakers:

FULL- French as Second Language (Beginners 1 & Beginners 2) – K to 5th grade – Wednesdays


Classes at PS234 : $1,400/Year (payment by PayPal, credit card, Venmo & installment by PayPal)

For being in waiting list, please send an email to

Important Information:

  • Classes are subject to enrollment numbers.
  • Students are subject to evaluation and will be grouped based on age and level: final class assignment may change.
  • The program runs at PS234 from 3pm to 5pm, with classroom instructions from 3:30pm to 5pm.
  • Pick up is at 5pm at PS234

If you have any question about the program, please contact Diane at 

EFNY continues to offer a virtual program for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested, please (click here)

Classes Description:

French for Native Speakers (K & 1st grade) – This class is open to French speaking students. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. It aims to develop a rich oral language and introduce reading and writing in French.

French for Native Speakers (2nd & 3rd grade) – This class is open to French speaking students, who starts to read and write in French. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. Children will be introduced to varied and more complex texts, while learning some basic rules of grammar, spelling and conjugation and begin to write short texts.

French for Native Speakers (4th & 5th grade)  –  This class is open to students who are truly fluent in French, and focuses on verbal and written expression, grammar and spelling. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. The children read longer texts and consolidate their bases in grammar, spelling, conjugation and vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on written expression: namely write short varied texts (dialogue, fiction, description, portrait). Children are encouraged to read independently.  

Le français par le théâtre (K to 2nd grade) –  This class is open to students who are fluent in French and is an introduction to theater through storytelling exercises and guided improvisations, allowing the children to practice the French language from the very start of the creative process. Each week the students exchange ideas to co-create a story, develop its characters and build its plot thereby strengthening their verbal skills and vocabulary in the French language.

French as Second Language (K to 5th grade) – Beginners 1 & Beginners 2     
These classes focus on verbal communication and are adapted to the comprehension skills of young learners. The goal is to bring children to express simple phrases in basic social situations, through various and fun activities such as stories, creative projects, songs and games. Groups will be organized according to students’ French knowledge. Beginners 2 must have at least 1 year of French.