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French-English bilingual programs in New York City’s public schools are growing. The programs were developed not only to serve the French families who had initiated after-school programs, but also to meet the needs of a growing number of diverse Francophone immigrant children who are emergent bilinguals, better known as English Language Learners. Also, more and more non-French-speaking families are signing up for these high quality programs.

A true bilingual revolution is taking place in New York's public schools. In order to succeed, French-English bilingual programs in New York require a solid tri-partite partnership –– strong commitment from the schools' leadership, very qualified and dedicated teachers, and ceaseless involvement from the parents at all levels. Schools hosting these programs also benefit from the diversity of the population they serve and the diversity of the teaching staff, able to incorporate linguistic and cultural differences into their pedagogy. This model is also rich in cognitive advancement and beneficial to the brain's executive control functions as neuroscience researchers have come to consensus about.

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Fabrice JAUMONTEducation AttachéEmbassy of FranceNew Yorkfabrice.jaumont@diplomatie.gouv.fr

1st Grade Teacher needed at PS 110 – The Monitor School in Brooklyn  PS 110, located in historic Greenpoint, Brooklyn (next to bustling Williamsburg) is seeking a qualified French bilingual teacher to teach the 2nd grade during the 2013-2014 school year.  We are seeking the right candidate to join the dedicated and experienced staff of PS 110 as it grows its French department each year.  PS 110 launched its French Dual language program in the Fall of 2011 with a kindergarten class.  This 1st cohort of students is currently in the 1st grade and  will move up to 2nd grade in the Fall of 2013. Both Anglophone and Francophone students in the current Kindergarten and 1st grade classes are progressing well in their English and French studies. Committed to educating the whole child, all students at PS 110 receive Common Core Standards academic instruction, nutrition, computer classes, Italian, play, enrichment and character education in small class settings.  Students receive visual art and music instruction throughout the year in addition to supplemental art residencies such as Flamenco, Mark Morris movement, drumming, musical theatre, ballroom dance and drama through Shakespeare.French Dual Language classes are instructed in French in the mornings and in English in the afternoons.  All classes participate in all school programs and are part of our close-knit learning community.Applicants for the French classes should be New York State certified in elementary education and possess a bilingual extension or be in the process of obtaining a bilingual extension, as well as fluent in French.Take a virtual tour of the school at www.PS110k.org. Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes to Dana Raciunas at draciun@schools.nyc.gov 

4th Grade French Bilingual Elementary Teacher needed at PS 58 The Carroll School, in Carroll Gardens, BrooklynWe are seeking a highly qualified fluent French-speaking teacher for the 2013-2014 academic year.  PS 58 started a French dual language program in September 2007 with 24 students.  The program has since expanded as a result of its success and growing demand from French-speaking families in the neighborhood. This dual language program is a bilingual (or immersion) program where instruction in all subjects happens in both French and English.  In each classroom, fifty percent of the students speak French at home.  The other half speaks English or another language at home, and is developing proficiency in French.  By the end of fifth grade, students are able to speak, read and write proficiently in both languages. PS 58 is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates to teach in grades K-5.   Qualifications required: Permanent US citizenship or green card; Teacher certification from New York State or another state with reciprocal agreements; Fluency in written and spoken French, Experience working with children; Excellent communication skills; Strong collaborative teaching skills. Qualifications preferred: New York State certification in early childhood, childhood education, ESL and/or FSL; New York State extension in Bilingual Education – French; Knowledge of balanced literacy;  Knowledge of bilingual education or ESL; Three years’ teaching experience in elementary education. Should you have questions about the program or the position, please e-mail Marie Bouteillon at mariebouteillon@hotmail.com.  Please send your resume and cover letter in English and a French writing sample to Giselle McGee, Principal, at GMcGee@schools.nyc.gov.


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