Extracurricular
French

The “Français langue maternelle” (FLAM) or “French as a First Language” program is designed for children with French or dual citizenship, whose parents are either temporarily or permanently established in a non-French-speaking foreign country. The program is for children who are enrolled in local schools where the language of instruction is not French.

Classes in language and culture are organized in an extracurricular context for groups of at least 10 French and dual citizen students, from kindergarten through high school. These classes and activities in French language and culture are not intended as a substitute for students’ main school learning, but rather intended as a complement to their regular school learning, providing them with a different setting to learn in another language.

This program is organized by the Agency for French Teaching Abroad or AEFE. The AEFE’s financial support is primarily aimed at helping associations create the foundation for a sustainable program.  The financial assistance from the AEFE is reduced over time as the program begins to take root and as the program starts to become self-sufficient. Financial support may last a maximum of 5 years.

In order to be eligible for the FLAM program, associations must be designated non-profit organizations under French law (law of 1901) or local legislation, and must be under the direction of local parents with children affected by this initiative.  The association is solely responsible for organizing and scheduling classes and activities, and is in charge of steering and financing the project for which it is requesting the AEFE financial aid.

To learn more, visit:  www.associations-flam.fr

There are currently 20 FLAM associations in the United States.  Some of the associations’ websites are listed below.

Atlanta 
Ecole du samedi d'Atlanta
http://www.frenchschoolatlanta.org

Austin 
Education française Austin (EFA)
http://www.efaustin.org 

Boston 
Education Française Greater Boston (EFGB)
http://www.efgboston.org

Charlotte 
Ecole du samedi de Charlotte
http://www.frenchschoolcharlotte.com

Cincinnati 
Flam of greater Cincinnati
http://www.ecolefrancaisedecincinnati.com 

Dallas - Fort Worth 
Parlons français DFW
http://www.parlonsfrancais.org

Fort Lauderdale
Académie francophone
Hinsdale Le Centre français
http://www.centrehinsdale.com 

Houston
Education Française Greater Houston (EFGH)
http://www.efghouston.org

Los Angeles
Ecole Française Los Angeles - FLAM (EFLA)
http://eflaflam.wordpress.com

Miami
Académie francophone de Miami
Education française de Floride (EFF)
http://www.francemiami.org 

Petits écoliers de Miami (APEM)
http://www.petitsecoliersmiami.com 

Morristown
Providence Parlez-vous français 
http://www.parlez-vous-français.com 

New Jersey 
French ABC (Academy of Bergen County)- The French American Academy
http://www.faacademy.org/programs/afterschool

New York 
Education française (EFNY)
http://www.efny.net/afterschool-program/description/

Philadelphia
PhilaFLAM
http://www.philaflam.com 

Raleigh
L'école
http://www.lecoleraleigh.org

Redmond - Seattle
French bilingual association (FBA)
http://www.FrenchBilingual.org

Education française Greater Seattle (EFGSeattle) 
http://efgseattle.org

Sacramento 
Education Française Sacramento (EFSAC)
http://www.efsac.com 

San Francisco 
Education française Bay Area (EFBA)
http://www.efba.us/fr 

Santa Cruz 
Education française Monterey Bay (EFMB)
http://www.efmb.net