French & Immersion Schools & French Language Learning Centers
The French Embassy is committed to supporting French-English bilingual and French as a Foreign Language Education for the benefit of all students (children and adults) across the United States.
Part of a worldwide network of over 494 schools, the 46 French schools in the USA are attended by 55,000 American, French and foreign students.The education provided conforms to the curricula defined by the French Ministry of National Education. These schools are renowned for their outstanding educational standards and their dedication to bilingual studies and multiculturalism. Each school is independent, private and administered by a board of trustees.
French language immersion in the United-States is an approach to teaching French that involves immersing students in the language throughout the school day. Teachers speak only french to teach academic subjects such as history, geography and science, using a wide range of instructional strategies. The ultimate goal of this type of program is for students to become proficient in the French language in addition to English, and to develop increased cultural awareness. Private or public Foreign language immersion programs vary in intensity and structure according to the model implemented.
Be aware that these programs do not follow the National French Curriculum . These programs are often designed for non-native speakers, or for students aspiring to become fluent or bilingual in both French and English. The French Embassy works closely with each of these programs.
With 70 Language centers, the Alliances Françaises Network largely contributes to promoting and developing the learning of the French Language in the United States.
The Alliances Françaises are ideally positioned to meet an ever-changing demand: group and private classes, corporate seminars, Business and Legal French, after-school programs, summer camps, support to public school Districts.
Whether you’re going to France for a short or long stay; whether you’re in Paris or in one of France’s regions; whether you’re beginning your French language study at square one or have very specific objectives—whatever your circumstances, you’ll find a language program that meets your needs.