French Dual Language Program

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Students can study French as beginners and as advanced speakers  at the Boerum Hill School for International Studies. Our method of creating a better and more peaceful world is through the study of language as a way to celebrate and respect cultural perspectives that will empower balanced future leaders. Our focus is to enhance student understanding and experience of language by meeting students where they are, whether they are beginners or advanced, we aim to increase their proficiency to build a community of bilingual speakers, readers, and writers.

By increasing language proficiency for all learners we aim to create an inclusive and collaborative school culture.  French has been taught to beginners since 2013 and now we incorporated advanced / fluent speakers in grades 6 – 8.

Through our partnership with the French Embassy, participants receive a curriculum shaped by IB and extended days for extra courses in our French Immersion Program. Students have an opportunity to receive 9+ hours of French per week, from  French Linguistic classes, DLP Science, and a variety of French enrichment to choose from.


DELF Exams administered the week of June 5th – 9th.  Students were evaluated for their level of readiness for the DELF A1, A2, B1 or B2 exam. Select students are offered the test.

Monday- A1 12:30pm Rm 325

Tuesday – A2 12:30pm Rm 325

Wednesday – B1 12:30pm Rm 325

Thursday – B2 12:30pm Rm 325

Friday – Oral Exams (All day)

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For more information, check out this short presentation and take a look at this scope and sequence for our Dual Language Individuals and Societies class.